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22nd Jun '16 4:25:58 AM AdamC
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** He's also made a couple jokes about Literature/HarryPotter, imagining a version where Harry has some serious issues due to everyone acting like he's TheChosenOne. While the issue is skated over in the movies, its a huge theme of the original books.

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** He's also made a couple jokes about Literature/HarryPotter, imagining a version where Harry has some serious issues due to everyone acting like he's TheChosenOne. While the issue is skated over in the movies, its a huge theme of the original books.books (Doug tends to only reference the films when they come up in his videos).
21st Jun '16 12:05:14 PM gewunomox
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* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' had a strip about Gabe's past obsession with KrisKross, an early '90s rap duo who wore their clothes backwards. The punchline is that it's hard for a guy to go to the bathroom with his jeans on backwards. Kris Kross' first album actually made that same joke in one of the spoken word tracks between songs.

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* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' had a strip about Gabe's past obsession with KrisKross, Music/KrisKross, an early '90s rap duo who wore their clothes backwards. The punchline is that it's hard for a guy to go to the bathroom with his jeans on backwards. Kris Kross' first album actually made that same joke in one of the spoken word tracks between songs.
13th Jun '16 1:27:32 AM Gravityman
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* The reason why the creepypasta ''I HATE YOU'' ended up being so divisive is a combination of this and PoesLaw. The author, popular and acclaimed creepypasta writer Creator/{{Slimebeast}} intended it to be a parody of video game creepypasta, which are infamous for almost always using the same set of cliches, but did so in a way that essentially just used those cliches in a somewhat more ridiculous manner. Because it didn't really stand out as a parody, almost everybody that didn't see the original posting, where its author outright called it a joke, took it at face value. Its detractors took it as a serious, bad story, while Slimebeast's fans defended it as being good, with all of them on both sides missing the joke entirely.
10th May '16 3:29:16 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' has been subjected to its fair share of parodies since its heyday in the 1980s--as befitting one of the most popular multimedia franchises of the 20th century. Of course, as any fan will tell you, the cartoon was pretty damn tongue-in-cheek to begin with, essentially being a buddy comedy with action and sci-fi thrown in. Even when the Turtles debuted in a somewhat DarkerAndEdgier [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage comic book]], the book was just as much an AffectionateParody of superhero comics as a superhero comic in its own right. The central premise (temperamental young mutants fight crime in New York City) was something of a take-off on ''ComicBook/XMen'', while their origin story (a runaway truck full of radioactive waste gives birth to superheroes with martial arts training) was a clear parody of ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}''. Even the Turtles' wise mentor "Splinter" was a parody of Daredevil's mentor "Stick", while their enemies "The Foot Clan" were based on Daredevil's "The Hand".
19th Apr '16 6:57:37 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* Many different [[BlackComedy bloody and grotesque]] [[SongParody parodies]] of the popular children's song "On Top of Spaghetti" have circulated among children at least since the 1970s, most them beginning with some variation of the line, ''"On top of Old Smoky all covered with blood, I shot my poor teacher with a .44 slug..."'' (parodying ''"On top of spaghetti all covered with cheese, I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed..."''). As noted by [[http://playgroundjungle.com/2009/12/on-top-of-old-smokey-parodies.html Playground Jungle]], many of those children don't seem to be aware that "On Top of Spaghetti" is itself a parody of the American folk song "On Top of Old Smoky", which begins with the line ''"On top of Old Smoky all covered with snow, I lost my true lover for courting too slow..."''. This seems to be largely dependent on age: "On Top of Old Smoky" was once a legitimately popular song that played frequently on American radio stations, but many younger children now [[TheWeirdAlEffect seem to know the parodies much better]] (likely because they grew up with them).
31st Mar '16 11:30:24 AM kquinn0830
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' creators Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone cite this trope as the reason the show doesn't satirize U.S. Presidents as harshly as other figures ("Everybody does it").
2nd Feb '16 12:30:36 PM darrenr
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** The characters in the movie are fully aware ED-209 is useless in a police role. They're more interested in selling it to the military.
23rd Dec '15 3:22:21 PM FredMSloniker
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* ''Webcomic/{{PennyArcade}}'' had a strip about Gabe's past obsession with KrisKross, an early '90s rap duo who wore their clothes backwards. The punchline is that it's hard for a guy to go to the bathroom with his jeans on backwards. Kris Kross' first album actually made that same joke in one of the spoken word tracks between songs.

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* ''Webcomic/{{PennyArcade}}'' ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' had a strip about Gabe's past obsession with KrisKross, an early '90s rap duo who wore their clothes backwards. The punchline is that it's hard for a guy to go to the bathroom with his jeans on backwards. Kris Kross' first album actually made that same joke in one of the spoken word tracks between songs.
7th Dec '15 3:04:26 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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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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23rd Nov '15 1:49:25 AM Nithael
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** In his review of ''EightCrazyNights'' during the Bum Biddy song, he complains about Davey singing, "But he never gave up on me", when Whitey did give up on him. Davey then says, "Till I told him he was useless and his sister was freaky".

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** In his review of ''EightCrazyNights'' ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights'' during the Bum Biddy song, he complains about Davey singing, "But he never gave up on me", when Whitey did give up on him. Davey then says, "Till I told him he was useless and his sister was freaky".



* The Simpsons episode "22 Short Films About Springfield" feature segments taken from Pulp Fiction that are played almost straight, with little original humour. Snake accidentally runs into Chief Wiggum crossing the road in a direct callback to [[spoiler:Butch running into Marsellus Wallace]]; extremely humourous and unexpected in the original film. Or one imagines it would be, if one hasn't had the unfortunate experience of seeing the almost completely unchanged (and far less funny) Simpsons version first.

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* The Simpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "22 Short Films About Springfield" feature segments taken from Pulp Fiction ''Film/PulpFiction'' that are played almost straight, with little original humour. Snake accidentally runs into Chief Wiggum crossing the road in a direct callback to [[spoiler:Butch running into Marsellus Wallace]]; extremely humourous and unexpected in the original film. Or one imagines it would be, if one hasn't had the unfortunate experience of seeing the almost completely unchanged (and far less funny) Simpsons version first.
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