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13th Feb '17 8:29:26 PM Lloigor
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* Parodies of ''[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Uncle Scrooge]]'' will inevitably make a joke about how [[PooledFunds diving headfirst into a pool of gold coins]] like Scrooge [=McDuck=] is a terrible idea, and that it would probably lead to a concussion in RealLife. "Only a Poor Man", one of the very first Scrooge [=McDuck=] stories in Creator/CarlBarks' oeuvre, actually ''did'' acknowledge that fact in a humorous RealityEnsues moment. At the end of the story, Scrooge manages to get the upper hand on the Beagle Boys by convincing them to try it themselves after they successfully manage to steal all of Scrooge's money from his vault. They do, and then promptly knock themselves unconscious as soon as their heads hit the money pile. Victorious, Scrooge points out that swimming in gold is a lot harder than it looks, and that it took years of practice before he could do it without busting his head.

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* Parodies of ''[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Uncle Scrooge]]'' will inevitably make a joke about how [[PooledFunds diving headfirst into a pool of gold coins]] like Scrooge [=McDuck=] is a terrible idea, and that it would probably lead to a concussion in RealLife. "Only a Poor Man", one of the very first Scrooge [=McDuck=] stories in Creator/CarlBarks' Creator/CarlBarks's oeuvre, actually ''did'' acknowledge that fact in a humorous RealityEnsues moment. At the end of the story, Scrooge manages to get the upper hand on the Beagle Boys by convincing them to try it themselves after they successfully manage to steal all of Scrooge's money from his vault. They do, and then promptly knock themselves unconscious as soon as their heads hit the money pile. Victorious, Scrooge points out that swimming in gold is a lot harder than it looks, and that it took years of practice before simply replies "It's a trick" when asked how he could himself can do it without busting his head.it.
2nd Feb '17 1:41:55 PM eroock
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-->- '''Josh Fruhlinger''', ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon''

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-->- -->-- '''Josh Fruhlinger''', ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon''
2nd Feb '17 1:41:44 PM eroock
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-->- Josh Fruhlinger, '''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'''

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-->- Josh Fruhlinger, '''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'''
'''Josh Fruhlinger''', ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon''
10th Jan '17 6:25:48 AM LondonKdS
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* One of the very last Creator/BobHope specials on NBC tried to lampoon the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie, and had Hope done up as Jack Nicholson's Joker. Both Batman and Superman were in the skit, and Hope refers to them by derisive names like "Bat-Brain" and "Super-Stupe", and getting laughs from his equally aging studio audience. Hope and his writers must have thought that villains do not talk like that to heroes, but especially since Denny O'Neil, this is almost exactly the way the Joker talks down to opponents. Even "Super-Stupe" is something Superman has been called during the Silver Age.

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* One of the very last Creator/BobHope specials on NBC tried to lampoon the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie, and had Hope done up as Jack Nicholson's Joker. Both Batman and Superman were in the skit, and Hope refers to them by derisive names like "Bat-Brain" and "Super-Stupe", and getting laughs from his equally aging studio audience. Hope and his writers must have thought that villains do not talk like that to heroes, but especially since Denny O'Neil, this is almost exactly the way the Joker talks down to opponents. trash-talks his opponents in the comics. Even "Super-Stupe" is something that Superman has been was called at least once during the Silver Age.
8th Jan '17 2:14:18 PM h31r-of-l1f3
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** And on top of that, the original musical being spoofed had up to sixteen actors, dancers, stuntmen, and acrobats playing Spider-Man at various points, and yes, there were a few moments when all of them were on stage.

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** And on top of that, the original musical being spoofed had up to sixteen actors, dancers, stuntmen, and acrobats playing Spider-Man at various points, and yes, there were a few moments when all of them were on stage. (to be fair, the parody was more about but the actors colliding on stage multiple times, but still...)
4th Jan '17 12:33:13 PM Rungles
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** The character Boobarella - a horror anthology host whose central appeal is self-explanatory - is a parody of Elvira, Mistress of Darkness. However, in addition to being written with self-awareness of her campness and blatant sex-appeal, the character of Elvira began life as an {{Expy}} of the earlier character Vampira, making Boobarella a redundant parody of something that was essentially homage in the first place.
4th Jan '17 12:28:20 PM Rungles
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** The character Boobarella - a horror anthology host whose central appeal is self-explanatory - is a parody of Elvira, Mistress of Darkness. However, in addition to being written with self-awareness of her campness and blatant sex-appeal, the character of Elvira began life as an {{Expy}} of the earlier character Vampira, making Boobarella a redundant parody of something that was essentially homage in the first place.
20th Nov '16 1:52:57 PM DaibhidC
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** The ''Series/DeadRingers'' spoofs are insanely well-researched as the writers are all big fans, but one of these managed to slip in there. In a sketch where several of the Doctors are [[ChristmasEpisode celebrating Christmas together]], there's a scene where the Ninth Doctor is flicking through Christmas television trying to find something to watch with the Fourth and Seventh Doctors, identifying celebrities and deciding that they are aliens. ("Cat Deeley! Alien!" "The Queen! Alien!") This exact same joke is used by the Ninth Doctor in the very first Ninth Doctor episode, in which he flips through one of Jackie Tyler's gossip magazines and identifies which ones are aliens. The premise of the skit, too (multiple incarnations of the Doctor having a Christmas party together), was done in an ExpandedUniverse anthology story published as part of ''Short Trips'': "The Feast of Seven... Eight (and Nine)".
30th Oct '16 8:15:54 AM starofjusticev21
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* ''Fanfic/EigaSentaiScanranger'' had a chapter that attempted to parody spy movies, with each of the heroes becoming a pastiche of a well-known character in the genre. The thing is one of them becomes [[Film/AustinPowers Boston Powered, New England Man of Mystery]], and the villain is even outright compared to Dr. Evil. It also takes the "don't be a dick" scene from ''Film/XXx'' but doesn't sound more ironic than with any of the other frankly silly issues the story takes on (mainly having to do with how the localizations of Japanese shows are unsatisfying to diehard fans), really just swapping out the word "dick" with "twit" to keep it family-friendly. [[OldShame The chapter was noticeably the only part left out when the story was reposted elsewhere]].

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* ''Fanfic/EigaSentaiScanranger'' had a chapter that attempted to parody spy movies, with each of the heroes becoming a pastiche of a well-known character in the genre. The thing is one of them becomes [[Film/AustinPowers Boston Powered, New England Man of Mystery]], and the villain is even outright compared to Dr. Evil. It also takes the "don't be a dick" scene from ''Film/XXx'' but doesn't sound any more ironic than with any of the other frankly silly issues the story takes on (mainly having to do with how the localizations of Japanese shows are unsatisfying to diehard fans), real one, really just swapping out the word "dick" with "twit" to keep it family-friendly. [[OldShame The chapter was noticeably the only part left out when the story was reposted elsewhere]].
28th Oct '16 4:47:02 PM pinkdalek
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** Stupidly big swords. Cloud's sword in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' was deliberately designed to look ridiculous (if in a {{Camp}}ily cool way), because the [[AttentionWhore cocky showoff]] who owns it is CompensatingForSomething.

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** Stupidly big swords. Cloud's sword in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' was deliberately designed to look ridiculous (if in a {{Camp}}ily cool way), because the to reflect that Cloud is a [[AttentionWhore cocky showoff]] who owns it is CompensatingForSomething.and [[CompensatingForSomething overcompensating]].
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