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27th Jan '16 10:42:56 AM WillBGood
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* ''Film/IndependenceDay''. Roland Emmerich repeatedly claimed that it was supposed to be comical all along. It's a rare example of a film that was very successful when appreciated straight. ** It also could be a bit of a borderline example, with humor and shout outs (Brent Spiner/AKA Data as a scientist, flying saucers, Area 51, etc.), and humor, but not a complete parody. Basically, it could be an action-comedy, where the comedy is part parody.
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* ''Film/IndependenceDay''. Roland Emmerich repeatedly claimed that it was supposed to be comical all along. It's a rare example of a film that was very successful when appreciated straight. ** straight. It also could be a bit of a borderline example, with does have enough humor and shout outs {{Shout Out}}s (Brent Spiner/AKA Data as a scientist, flying saucers, Area 51, etc.), and humor, but not a complete parody. Basically, it could ) to be an action-comedy, where the comedy is part parody. edge case.
1st Jan '16 11:56:21 AM rjd1922
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* ''TheWickerMan'' remake by Creator/NeilLaBute was widely panned. Nicolas Cage said, "You donít karate chop Leelee Sobieski in the throat and not know how absurd that is, but itís just not something I would like to talk about. I would rather let them discover it on their own, but I think I learned a lot of that kind of off the wall kind of stuff watching Stanley Kubrick, because his movies were incredibly funny, but you never really knew how much was planned or accident, you know?"
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* ''TheWickerMan'' ''Film/TheWickerMan'' remake by Creator/NeilLaBute [[Creator/NeilLaBute Neil LaBute]] was widely panned. Nicolas Cage said, "You donít karate chop Leelee Sobieski in the throat and not know how absurd that is, but itís just not something I would like to talk about. I would rather let them discover it on their own, but I think I learned a lot of that kind of off the wall kind of stuff watching Stanley Kubrick, because his movies were incredibly funny, but you never really knew how much was planned or accident, you know?"
22nd Dec '15 2:49:32 PM LahmacunKebab
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* Valerie Solanas wrote ''TheSCUMManifesto'', which among other things calls for "[[StrawFeminist the eradication of men]]". Ten years later, she claimed it was satirical when she became famous for trying to kill Andy Warhol. No word on whether that assassination attempt was "satirical", however.
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* Valerie Solanas wrote ''TheSCUMManifesto'', ''The SCUM Manifesto'', which among other things calls for "[[StrawFeminist the eradication of men]]". Ten years later, she claimed it was satirical when she became famous for trying to kill Andy Warhol. No word on whether that assassination attempt was "satirical", however.
9th Dec '15 2:33:59 PM FF32
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* ''{{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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* ''{{Sonichu}}'' ''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.
7th Dec '15 10:47:43 AM pinkdalek
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** There's also an idea that "The Space Museum" is a parody of ''Doctor Who'', although the show wasn't old enough at the time it was made for there to be much to parody. It's definitely tongue-in-cheek, though.
27th Nov '15 2:13:02 AM erforce
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* ''FarCry3'' lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem responded to criticism of the game's thoroughly straight use of MightyWhitey by announcing the plot was a satire. No one believed him.
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* ''FarCry3'' ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem responded to criticism of the game's thoroughly straight use of MightyWhitey by announcing the plot was a satire. No one believed him.
24th Nov '15 8:27:51 PM shinykittie
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* Jonathan [=McIntosh=], a writer for ''WebVideo/FeministFrequency'', is known for tweeting controversial opinions about video games, feminism and masculinity. He's also claimed that many of these tweets were "deliberately provocative" FlameBait intended to draw the attention of trolls.
14th Nov '15 11:26:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''Secretariat'' is a Disney film [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin about the famous racehorse Secretariat]]. While it got mostly good reviews and stuck close to the original book by Bill Nack Salon.com film critic Andrew O'Hehir wrote a negative review that was noted at the time for being extremely bizarre, accusing the movie of being pro-Tea Party and for being racist because the Hispanic 'villain' of the story was "terrorist-flavored" whose horse's name, Sham, implies evil [[CriticalResearchFailure despite everything he protested being historically accurate]] or [[StrawmanPolitical taken way out of context]]. He also made a big deal of director Randal Wallace being a Christian and used that to justify his assertions and [[GodwinsLaw compared the movie to the works of Leni Riefenstahl]]. RogerEbert, a liberal himself, took issue with the review on his blog and called out O'Hehir. Eventually, after defending the review's assertions, O'Hehir responded on Ebert's blog claiming that he was being hyperbolic. "My hyperbole in the ''Secretariat'' review was supposed to be funny, and also to provoke a response." Many people at time perceived this as a ParodyRetcon on O'Hehir's part.
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* ''Secretariat'' is a Disney film [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin about the famous racehorse Secretariat]]. While it got mostly good reviews and stuck close to the original book by Bill Nack Salon.com film critic Andrew O'Hehir wrote a negative review that was noted at the time for being extremely bizarre, accusing the movie of being pro-Tea Party and for being racist because the Hispanic 'villain' of the story was "terrorist-flavored" whose horse's name, Sham, implies evil [[CriticalResearchFailure despite everything he protested being historically accurate]] or [[StrawmanPolitical taken way out of context]]. He also made a big deal of director Randal Wallace being a Christian and used that to justify his assertions and [[GodwinsLaw compared the movie to the works of Leni Riefenstahl]]. RogerEbert, Creator/RogerEbert, a liberal himself, took issue with the review on his blog and called out O'Hehir. Eventually, after defending the review's assertions, O'Hehir responded on Ebert's blog claiming that he was being hyperbolic. "My hyperbole in the ''Secretariat'' review was supposed to be funny, and also to provoke a response." Many people at time perceived this as a ParodyRetcon on O'Hehir's part.
24th Oct '15 6:24:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheClevelandShow'' had one InUniverse: A playground kid mocks Rallo's "stupid rap," and Rallo replies that it's a joke band, "like SpinalTap, or [[TakeThat Aerosmith]]".
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* ''TheClevelandShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' had one InUniverse: A playground kid mocks Rallo's "stupid rap," and Rallo replies that it's a joke band, "like SpinalTap, or [[TakeThat Aerosmith]]".
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