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27th Apr '16 3:43:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Inverted with ''Film/TheIncredibleMeltingMan''. The director has gone on record to say that he intended it from the start to be a parody of monster flicks (which considering its ridiculous premise and being made about 20 years after the heyday of such movies in the 1950s, isn't hard to believe), but that that the final product isn't one. It ended up being a hot mess thanks to ExecutiveMeddling, when the studio insisted that he play it all totally straight against his wishes.
21st Apr '16 7:02:46 PM billybobfred
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* Internet {{troll}}s. Some claim that their antics were "just an experiment." This is so common, that the phrase "Social Experiment" has become both a [[MemeticMutation meme]] and a trope of its own among the denizens of Fandom Wank.

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* Internet {{troll}}s.{{troll}}s, as immortalized by the [[http://lol.i.trollyou.com/ "LOL I TROLL U"]] comic. Some claim that their antics were "just an experiment." This is so common, that the phrase "Social Experiment" has become both a [[MemeticMutation meme]] and a trope of its own among the denizens of Fandom Wank.
23rd Mar '16 4:35:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/JeepersCreepers'', but not by the filmmakers. In 2013, it got a tv broadcast......on ComedyCentral, who advertised it as [[{{Narm}} a comedy]].

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* ''Film/JeepersCreepers'', but not by the filmmakers. In 2013, it got a tv broadcast......on ComedyCentral, Creator/ComedyCentral, who advertised it as [[{{Narm}} a comedy]].
18th Mar '16 10:32:02 PM Hossmeister
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8th Mar '16 1:57:51 AM erforce
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* Robin Thicke has tried to pass "Blurred Lines" off as this in the wake of its lyrics being denounced as misogynistic. He even went so far as to claim the ''{{Film/Anchorman}}'' character Ron Burgundy as inspiration.

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* Robin Thicke has tried to pass "Blurred Lines" off as this in the wake of its lyrics being denounced as misogynistic. He even went so far as to claim the ''{{Film/Anchorman}}'' ''[[Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy Anchorman]]'' character Ron Burgundy as inspiration.
5th Mar '16 4:18:59 PM nombretomado
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* Joe Simon and JackKirby's Fighting American (who was basically an {{Expy}} of their more popular creation, CaptainAmerica) started off as a dead serious book about Commie-smashing. When the anti-communist {{Witch Hunt}}s of Joe [=McCarthy=] began to fall out of favor with Americans, Simon and Kirby quickly tried to {{ReTool}} the series into a tongue-in-cheek parody of RedScare stories. It didn't work, and the title was cancelled after just seven issues.

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* Joe Simon and JackKirby's Creator/JackKirby's Fighting American (who was basically an {{Expy}} of their more popular creation, CaptainAmerica) ComicBook/CaptainAmerica) started off as a dead serious book about Commie-smashing. When the anti-communist {{Witch Hunt}}s of Joe [=McCarthy=] began to fall out of favor with Americans, Simon and Kirby quickly tried to {{ReTool}} the series into a tongue-in-cheek parody of RedScare stories. It didn't work, and the title was cancelled after just seven issues.
29th Feb '16 5:09:12 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' displays this trope for a different reason: The author wanted to avoid using copyrighted characters, so he made his own by [[CompositeCharacter combining]] SonicTheHedgehog with [[{{Pokemon}} a Pikachu]]. However when he was told later that this was still infringing copyright, he began to claim it was a parody so it could fall under Fair Use.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' displays this trope for a different reason: The author wanted to avoid using copyrighted characters, so he made his own by [[CompositeCharacter combining]] SonicTheHedgehog Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog with [[{{Pokemon}} [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} a Pikachu]]. However when he was told later that this was still infringing copyright, he began to claim it was a parody so it could fall under Fair Use.
28th Feb '16 3:14:19 PM Steven
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* For many trashy Steam Greenlight games that gets negative feedback, creators tend to lash back or preemptively attack by saying their game is a parody, even though this makes their games in question becoming the very thing they were "making fun" of.
23rd Feb '16 4:08:54 AM erforce
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* ''Literature/MommieDearest'' is perhaps the TropeCodifier. Creator/ParamountPictures started advertising it as a parody a few weeks after its release, changing its movie posters to proclaim, "Meet the biggest '''MOTHER''' of them all!"

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* ''Literature/MommieDearest'' ''Film/MommieDearest'' is perhaps the TropeCodifier. Creator/ParamountPictures started advertising it as a parody a few weeks after its release, changing its movie posters to proclaim, "Meet the biggest '''MOTHER''' of them all!"



* ''{{Showgirls}}'' was savaged by critics and audiences when it came out, but has since attracted a fairly large cult following, with some of it's fans seeing the movie as SoBadItsGood, and others seeing the movie as a satire of the Vegas entertainment scene, or even fame and pop culture itself. It's also seen by some as a deconstruction of traditional RagsToRiches stories using elements of ''Film/AStarIsBorn'' and ''Film/AllAboutEve''.

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* ''{{Showgirls}}'' ''Film/{{Showgirls}}'' was savaged by critics and audiences when it came out, but has since attracted a fairly large cult following, with some of it's fans seeing the movie as SoBadItsGood, and others seeing the movie as a satire of the Vegas entertainment scene, or even fame and pop culture itself. It's also seen by some as a deconstruction of traditional RagsToRiches stories using elements of ''Film/AStarIsBorn'' and ''Film/AllAboutEve''.



* When the next-gen version of ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts'' was revealed, one of the promoted features was "fish that moved out of the way you got near them". Gamers were quick to point out this was not a new thing, specifically pointing to ''SuperMario64'' (which came out ''17 years earlier''). They since then said it was a joke, despite not sounding like one.

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* When the next-gen version of ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts'' was revealed, one of the promoted features was "fish that moved out of the way you got near them". Gamers were quick to point out this was not a new thing, specifically pointing to ''SuperMario64'' ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' (which came out ''17 years earlier''). They since then said it was a joke, despite not sounding like one.
20th Feb '16 2:53:35 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* ''{{Showgirls}}'' was savaged by critics and audiences when it came out, but has since attracted a fairly large cult following, with some of it's fans seeing the movie as SoBadItsGood, and others seeing the movie as a satire of the Vegas entertainment scene, or even fame and pop culture itself. It's also seen by some as a deconstruction of traditional RagsToRiches stories using elements of ''Film/AStarIsBorn'' and ''Film/AllAboutEve''.
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