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9th Nov '16 11:12:54 AM nombretomado
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* "Don't Touch That Dial," from ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse The New Adventures'', featured [[TheJetsons "The Jet]][[TheFlintstones stones,"]] [[ScoobyDooWhereAreYou "Ringading, Where Are You,"]] [[RockyAndBullwinkle "The Adventures of Rocky and Hoodwinkle"]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters "The Real Gagbusters"]], among others.

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* "Don't Touch That Dial," from ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse The New Adventures'', featured [[TheJetsons [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons "The Jet]][[TheFlintstones stones,"]] [[ScoobyDooWhereAreYou "Ringading, Where Are You,"]] [[RockyAndBullwinkle "The Adventures of Rocky and Hoodwinkle"]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters "The Real Gagbusters"]], among others.
4th Nov '16 9:32:05 AM Prfnoff
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* The Creator/{{Codemasters}} computer game ''Rock Star Ate My Hamster'' had a plethora of music stars whose names were knock-offs of real musicians: [[Music/MichaelJackson Wacky Jacko]], [[Music/{{Madonna}} Maradonna]], [[Music/EltonJohn Elvin Dwight]], [[Music/SexPistols Rotton Johnny]], [[Music/TheRollingStones Dick Knackered]], [[Music/TinaTurner Tina Turnoff]] and so on. (This also extended to the names of rival charting bands, such as [[Music/PetShopBoys The Rent Shop Boys]], [[Music/DefLeppard Deaf Leper]] and [[Music/{{Bananarama}} Bazoomarooma]], and the names of directors, such as [[Creator/BusbyBerkeley Busby Berserkely]] and [[Creator/RidleyScott Wrigley Scott]].) Some make sense in context, as you can see. But this is taken to extremes with Music/KylieMinogue's ersatz, who was baptized as ''Bimbo [[LordOfTheRings Baggins]]''.

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* The Creator/{{Codemasters}} computer game ''Rock Star Ate My Hamster'' had ''VideoGame/RockStarAteMyHamster'' has a plethora of music stars whose names were knock-offs of real musicians: [[Music/MichaelJackson Wacky Jacko]], [[Music/{{Madonna}} Maradonna]], [[Music/EltonJohn Elvin Dwight]], [[Music/SexPistols Rotton Johnny]], [[Music/TheRollingStones Dick Knackered]], [[Music/TinaTurner Tina Turnoff]] and so on. (This also extended to the names of rival charting bands, such as [[Music/PetShopBoys The Rent Shop Boys]], [[Music/DefLeppard Deaf Leper]] and [[Music/{{Bananarama}} Bazoomarooma]], and the names of directors, such as [[Creator/BusbyBerkeley Busby Berserkely]] and [[Creator/RidleyScott Wrigley Scott]].) Some make sense in context, as you can see. But this is taken to extremes with Music/KylieMinogue's ersatz, who was baptized as ''Bimbo [[LordOfTheRings Baggins]]''.
23rd Sep '16 10:16:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': way too many to count, starting with [[BritneySpears Britney Britney]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': way too many to count, starting with [[BritneySpears [[Music/BritneySpears Britney Britney]].
29th Aug '16 4:33:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpecialAgentOso'' from [[DisneyChannel Playhouse Disney]] (now, "Disney Junior") uses a ''Film/JamesBond'' parody for the name of [[OnceAnEpisode every...single...episode]] (for example, [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} "Gold Ringer"]]).

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpecialAgentOso'' from [[DisneyChannel [[Creator/DisneyChannel Playhouse Disney]] (now, "Disney Junior") uses a ''Film/JamesBond'' parody for the name of [[OnceAnEpisode every...single...episode]] (for example, [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} "Gold Ringer"]]).
29th Aug '16 9:46:26 AM dsneybuf
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* ''Series/TheElectricCompany'' had Julia Grownup and J. Arthur Crank.

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* ''Series/TheElectricCompany'' ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' had Julia Grownup and J. Arthur Crank.
24th Aug '16 9:15:37 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Series/TheGoodies''' parody of ''Series/{{Roots}}'', all three of the gang's ancestors have names that pastiche Kunta Kinte; Bill's is Kinda Kinky, Tim's is Kounty Kutie and Graeme's is Keltic Kilty.
31st Jul '16 1:30:38 PM nombretomado
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** The use of ParodyNames in ''MAD'' apparently dates back to a story in issue #3 featuring the Lone Stranger, his sidekick Pronto, and his horse Golden. After "Superduperman" in the next issue provoked a lawsuit from DCComics, their parody of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' reiterated that it was ''not'' to be mistaken for the genuine article: "Bat Boy mit a '''Boy'''! Rubin mit a '''U'''!"

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** The use of ParodyNames in ''MAD'' apparently dates back to a story in issue #3 featuring the Lone Stranger, his sidekick Pronto, and his horse Golden. After "Superduperman" in the next issue provoked a lawsuit from DCComics, Creator/DCComics, their parody of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' reiterated that it was ''not'' to be mistaken for the genuine article: "Bat Boy mit a '''Boy'''! Rubin mit a '''U'''!"
31st Jul '16 1:25:50 PM nombretomado
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* In DCComics ''Inferior Five'', the Five's parents are a parody JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, While we don't get their full names, the surnames of some of their kids suggest they're suitably parodic. Mr Might ({{Superman}}) has the Earth surname Brent, and the original name Barb-Ell, son of Dumb-Ell of the planet Neon. Power Princess (WonderWoman) married a man named Tremor (for Steve Trevor), and Bowman (ComicBook/GreenArrow) has the surname King (instead of Queen). The exceptions are TheFlash parody Captain Swift, who is called Cramer, not a play on Allen or Garrick, and the Uncle Sam parody Patriot, who has the surname Victor.

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* In DCComics Creator/DCComics ''Inferior Five'', the Five's parents are a parody JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, While we don't get their full names, the surnames of some of their kids suggest they're suitably parodic. Mr Might ({{Superman}}) has the Earth surname Brent, and the original name Barb-Ell, son of Dumb-Ell of the planet Neon. Power Princess (WonderWoman) married a man named Tremor (for Steve Trevor), and Bowman (ComicBook/GreenArrow) has the surname King (instead of Queen). The exceptions are TheFlash parody Captain Swift, who is called Cramer, not a play on Allen or Garrick, and the Uncle Sam parody Patriot, who has the surname Victor.
7th Jul '16 10:49:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheHams'': Billy Zane's FBI Agent is named [[Creator/JodieFoster Jo Dee Fostar]].
18th Jun '16 12:07:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Nigel Tufnel]] is actually a very subtle one of these, being formed on the same template as Music/EricClapton: "boring first name and place in London."

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* [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'': Nigel Tufnel]] Tufnel is actually a very subtle one of these, being formed on the same template as Music/EricClapton: "boring first name and place in London."
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