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2nd Aug '17 12:16:27 AM Nulono
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* During the 2011 US national budget meetings, former Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl spoke in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood by claiming that "over 90%" of the organization's money went to providing women with abortions. After it was revealed that only 3% of the organization's money went to abortions, Senator Kyl claimed that he was exaggerating and that his claim was "not intended to be a factual statement".

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* During the 2011 US national budget meetings, former Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl spoke in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood by claiming that "over 90%" of the organization's money went to providing women with services were abortions. After it was revealed that only 3% of the organization's money went to their services (and 11% of visits) were abortions, Senator Kyl claimed that he was exaggerating and that his claim was "not intended to be a factual statement".
19th Jul '17 6:29:01 PM MBG
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** The episode "The Principal and the Pauper" remains notorious for its {{Ret Con}}ning of Skinner's backstory. Ken Keeler has proclaimed that it was supposed to be a joke on people who proclaim that TheyChangedItNowItSucks. This is fairly odd, as one of the biggest critiques of that episode outside of the RetCon is that, bar the conclusion, the situation and Skinner's angst is more or less completely PlayedForDrama, with very few jokes made on the whole topic and some incredibly maudlin music and dialogue. Keeler's suggested, though, that the message may have been garbled somewhere in development.
24th Jun '17 1:24:52 PM nombretomado
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* DouglasAdams inverted this trope. In the early 1980's academic work ''Doctor Who - The Unfolding Text'', he defended his work as script editor on the series and said he had meant to look more, not less seriously, at the tropes of ''Main/DoctorWho''. Adams had envisioned a serial in which the Doctor (temporarily) decides to give up saving planets, but the producer Graham Williams had vetoed the idea.

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* DouglasAdams inverted this trope. In the early 1980's academic work ''Doctor Who - The Unfolding Text'', he defended his work as script editor on the series and said he had meant to look more, not less seriously, at the tropes of ''Main/DoctorWho''.''Series/DoctorWho''. Adams had envisioned a serial in which the Doctor (temporarily) decides to give up saving planets, but the producer Graham Williams had vetoed the idea.
19th Jun '17 12:14:24 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' remake by [[Creator/NeilLaBute Neil LaBute]] was widely panned. Its star Creator/NicolasCage insists that it shouldn't be taken seriously, noting that he stopped doing so himself when he [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyigAW-14w0 punched out a woman while wearing a bear suit.]]

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* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' ''Film/TheWickerMan2006'' remake by [[Creator/NeilLaBute Neil LaBute]] was widely panned. Its star Creator/NicolasCage insists that it shouldn't be taken seriously, noting that he stopped doing so himself when he [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyigAW-14w0 punched out a woman while wearing a bear suit.]]
31st Mar '17 3:34:51 PM MarkLungo
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* Creator/MNightShyamalan claimed that his''Film/TheHappening'' was a parody of B-movies as an attempt to downplay its critical curb-stomping. No one believed him. See also DeliberateFlawRetcon.

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* Creator/MNightShyamalan claimed that his''Film/TheHappening'' his ''Film/TheHappening'' was a parody of B-movies as an attempt to downplay its critical curb-stomping. No one believed him. See also DeliberateFlawRetcon.
31st Mar '17 3:34:14 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' was supposed to be comical all along, according to Roland Emmerich. It's a rare example of a film that was very successful when appreciated straight. It does have enough humor and {{Shout Out}}s (Creator/BrentSpiner [AKA [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Data]] as a scientist, flying saucers, Area 51, etc.) to be an edge case.

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* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' was supposed to be comical all along, according to Roland Emmerich. It's a rare example of a film that was very successful when appreciated straight. It does have enough humor and {{Shout Out}}s (Creator/BrentSpiner [AKA [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Data]] Data]]] as a scientist, flying saucers, Area 51, {{Area 51}}, etc.) to be an edge case.
31st Mar '17 3:32:17 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Film/MommieDearest'' is perhaps the TropeCodifier. After its poor initial reception, 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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* ''Film/MommieDearest'' is perhaps the TropeCodifier. After its poor initial reception, Creator/ParamountPictures Creator/{{Paramount}} 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!"



* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' was supposed to be comical all along, according to Roland Emmerich. It's a rare example of a film that was very successful when appreciated straight. It does have enough humor and {{Shout Out}}s (Brent Spiner/AKA Data as a scientist, flying saucers, Area 51, etc.) to be an edge case.
* M. Night Shyamalan claimed that his''Film/TheHappening'' was a parody of B-movies as an attempt to downplay its critical curb-stomping. No one believed him. See also DeliberateFlawRetcon.

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* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' was supposed to be comical all along, according to Roland Emmerich. It's a rare example of a film that was very successful when appreciated straight. It does have enough humor and {{Shout Out}}s (Brent Spiner/AKA Data (Creator/BrentSpiner [AKA [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Data]] as a scientist, flying saucers, Area 51, etc.) to be an edge case.
* M. Night Shyamalan Creator/MNightShyamalan claimed that his''Film/TheHappening'' was a parody of B-movies as an attempt to downplay its critical curb-stomping. No one believed him. See also DeliberateFlawRetcon.
26th Mar '17 9:47:42 PM JoeMerl
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* An in-universe example is found in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. [[spoiler:Zz'dtri the Drow Wizard was initially defeated after Vaarsuvius points out that he's a ripoff of [[OverusedCopycatCharacter Drizzt Do'urden]] and got dragged off by lawyers. However he returns much later in the story, stating that he got off by declaring himself a parody of Drizzt and returned to working for Nale long ago.]]

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* An in-universe example is found InUniverse in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. [[spoiler:Zz'dtri ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick,'' due to its having NoFourthWall. Zz'dtri the Drow Wizard was initially defeated after Vaarsuvius points out that he's a ripoff of [[OverusedCopycatCharacter Drizzt Do'urden]] and got dragged off by lawyers. However he returns much later in the story, stating that he got off by declaring himself a parody of Drizzt and returned to working for Nale long ago.]]Nale.



* Discussed in the ''WebVideo/FoldingIdeas'' episode, "Asian Girlz": Dan thinks this is not really that good of an excuse because satire can done badly. The example he uses is the eponymous song "Asian Girlz". It was accused of [[RaceFetish fetishizing Asian women]]. So the band claimed it was satire, but the song doesn't offer any criticism of said fetishization and thus fails at satirizing it.

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* Discussed in the ''WebVideo/FoldingIdeas'' episode, "Asian Girlz": Dan thinks this is not really that good of an excuse because satire can done badly. The example he uses is the eponymous song "Asian Girlz". Girlz." It was accused of [[RaceFetish fetishizing Asian women]]. So the band claimed it was satire, but the song doesn't offer any criticism of said fetishization and thus fails at satirizing it.
17th Mar '17 1:05:28 PM Smeagol17
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* ''Film/TheRoom'' is probably the most famous example. Tommy Wiseau (director, writer, and star) did some serious backpedaling after his SoBadItsGood melodrama was released and critically panned. He decided to pull a AscendedFanon when people asked him if this was supposed to be taken seriously and say it was a black comedy all along. It even says so on the DVD case. Most fans of the movie still don't believe him. It doesn't help his case that, even as he uses the "Black Comedy" label, [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously he still describes the content of the film in melodramatic, passionate terms.]]* ''Film/MommieDearest'' is perhaps the TropeCodifier. After its poor initial reception, 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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* ''Film/TheRoom'' is probably the most famous example. Tommy Wiseau (director, writer, and star) did some serious backpedaling after his SoBadItsGood melodrama was released and critically panned. He decided to pull a AscendedFanon when people asked him if this was supposed to be taken seriously and say it was a black comedy all along. It even says so on the DVD case. Most fans of the movie still don't believe him. It doesn't help his case that, even as he uses the "Black Comedy" label, [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously he still describes the content of the film in melodramatic, passionate terms.]]* ]]
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''Film/MommieDearest'' is perhaps the TropeCodifier. After its poor initial reception, 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!"
17th Mar '17 12:56:45 PM frogpatrol
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode guide ''The Discontinuity Guide'' suggests that "The Creature From the Pit" is either a parody of bad science fiction, or just bad science fiction.

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* DouglasAdams inverted this trope. In the early 1980's academic work ''Doctor Who - The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode guide ''The Discontinuity Guide'' suggests that "The Creature From Unfolding Text'', he defended his work as script editor on the Pit" is either a parody series and said he had meant to look more, not less seriously, at the tropes of bad science fiction, or just bad science fiction.''Main/DoctorWho''. Adams had envisioned a serial in which the Doctor (temporarily) decides to give up saving planets, but the producer Graham Williams had vetoed the idea.
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