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21st Jan '16 1:18:49 PM missmoon
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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 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 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 KylieMinogue's Music/KylieMinogue's ersatz, who was baptized as ''Bimbo [[LordOfTheRings Baggins]]''.
19th Jan '16 10:46:43 AM nombretomado
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* The Creator/BobClampett directed WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short "A Tale of Two Kitties" featured the feline comedy duo of "Babitt" and "Catstello", a clear and unmistakable parody of the decidedly more human comedy duo AbbottAndCostello.
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* The Creator/BobClampett directed WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short "A Tale of Two Kitties" featured the feline comedy duo of "Babitt" and "Catstello", a clear and unmistakable parody of the decidedly more human comedy duo AbbottAndCostello.Creator/AbbottAndCostello.
11th Jan '16 3:53:54 AM Perey
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Another Order of the Stick example.
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** And ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'': Frudu and Samwose on a quest to destroy the Ming (vase).
10th Jan '16 11:03:21 AM nombretomado
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* ''SpongebobSquarepants'' gave us Dr. Kelp.
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* ''SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' gave us Dr. Kelp.
4th Dec '15 6:39:14 PM nombretomado
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* SeltzerAndFriedberg have a habit of taking this trope and running it into the ground.
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* SeltzerAndFriedberg Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg have a habit of taking this trope and running it into the ground.
2nd Dec '15 3:03:04 PM DaibhidC
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* Creator/TheBBC Radio 4 comedy series ''Gloomsbury'', by the same writer, does the same thing for the Bloomsbury set. The main characters are Vera Sackcloth-Vest (Vita Sackville-West) and her it's-complicated [[Creator/VirginiaWoolf Ginny Fox]].
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* Creator/TheBBC Radio 4 comedy series ''Gloomsbury'', by the same writer, does the same thing for the Bloomsbury set. The main characters are Vera Sackcloth-Vest (Vita Sackville-West) and her it's-complicated [[Creator/VirginiaWoolf Ginny Fox]]. Others include D.H. Lollipop (author of ''[[Literature/LadyChatterleysLover Lady Hattersley's Plover]]''), [[Creator/TSEliot T.S. Jellytot]], [[Creator/JamesJoyce James Joist]] and [[UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud Dr Sigmund Void]].
6th Nov '15 7:47:28 PM 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 [[TheRealGhostbusters "The Real Gagbusters"]], among others.
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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 [[TheRealGhostbusters [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters "The Real Gagbusters"]], among others.
3rd Nov '15 10:43:18 AM Kitchen90
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* Occasionally used in the ''Film/CarryOn'' series; for instance in the Foreign Legion spoof ''Film/FollowThatCamel'', the equivalent of Cigarette in ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags'' is called Corktip, and in ''Film/DontLoseYourHead'', the counterpart of Literature/TheScarletPimpernel is The Black Fingernail.
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* Occasionally used in the ''Film/CarryOn'' series; for instance in the Foreign Legion spoof ''Film/FollowThatCamel'', the equivalent of Cigarette in ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags'' is called Corktip, as well as the lead named Bo West from ''Film/BeauGeste'', and in ''Film/DontLoseYourHead'', the counterpart of Literature/TheScarletPimpernel is The Black Fingernail.
11th Oct '15 6:16:33 AM MikeRosoft
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* Racing games released under the Magnetic Fields brand (''Lotus'' series, ''Super Cars'' series) parodied the names of real-life race drivers: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayrton_Senna Ayrton Sendup]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alain_Prost Alain Phosphate]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerhard_Berger Crashhard Banger]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thierry_Boutsen T. Hairy Bootson]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Mansell Nijel Mainsail]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michele_Alboreto M. Carburettor]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Piquet Nelson Pickets]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Brookes Rissole Brooks]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niki_Lauda Mickey Louder]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stig_Blomqvist Stag Bloomvest]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hunt James Haunt]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirling_Moss Sterling Mess]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Warwick Derek Werek]]... * 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 KylieMinogue's ersatz, who was baptized as '' Bimbo [[LordOfTheRings Baggins]]''.
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* Racing games released under the Magnetic Fields brand (''Lotus'' series, ''Super Cars'' series) parodied the names of real-life race drivers: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayrton_Senna Ayrton Sendup]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alain_Prost Alain Phosphate]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerhard_Berger Crashhard Banger]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thierry_Boutsen T. Hairy Bootson]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Mansell Nijel Mainsail]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michele_Alboreto M. Carburettor]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Piquet Nelson Pickets]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Brookes Rissole Brooks]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niki_Lauda Mickey Louder]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stig_Blomqvist Stag Bloomvest]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hunt James Haunt]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirling_Moss Sterling Mess]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Warwick Derek Werek]]... Werek]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riccardo_Patrese Ricardo Pastry]]... * 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 KylieMinogue's ersatz, who was baptized as '' Bimbo ''Bimbo [[LordOfTheRings Baggins]]''.
25th Sep '15 4:15:01 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 (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 ''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 (GreenArrow) (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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