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16th May '17 6:34:25 PM 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 any more ironic than the 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]].

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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 the 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]].elsewhere]], with even the chapter numbers and teasers deliberately moved around to exclude it.
29th Apr '17 2:15:13 PM mariofan1000
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* A common joke made about ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' is that it doesn't make sense for Garfield to hate mondays given that he's a cat. This has [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1988/03/07 been]] [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1981/10/05 acknowledged]].
15th Apr '17 2:39:48 PM AdamC
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* Podcast/RiffTrax ran into this problem with ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', with Joss Whedon's typically witty script. At one point Bill makes a joke only to have Tony Stark repeat it, and Mike responds, "I keep telling you, you have to make better jokes than Robert Downey Jr. or this whole thing collapses on itself!"

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* As mentioned above, Podcast/RiffTrax never does comedies precisely to avoid this Trope. They still ran into this problem with ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', with thanks to Joss Whedon's typically witty script. At one point Bill makes a joke only to have Tony Stark repeat it, and Mike responds, "I keep telling you, you have to make better jokes than Robert Downey Jr. or this whole thing collapses on itself!"



* ''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").

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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"). They also avoided making fun of Michael Jackson for the same reason, with the one episode where they actually ''did'' lampoon him deciding to focus somewhat seriously on how unhealthy his ManChild lifestyle was to himself and his family.
7th Apr '17 9:11:26 AM AdamC
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** The same punchline was attempted by ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', though they ramped it up with RefugeInAudacity (by which we mean on-screen, barely-censored sex) as a back-up punchline.

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** The same punchline was attempted by ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', though they ramped it up with RefugeInAudacity (by which we mean on-screen, barely-censored sex) as a back-up punchline. As frank as The Golden Girls was about sex, it never had Sophia courting an entire high school basketball team (dressed like a cheerleader).
23rd Mar '17 10:18:14 AM icewater
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*** Played straight when one of the fairy godmother says they have to turn in their wands when coming to the test for the same reasons that cowboys in the old west had to turn in their guns when coming into town, especially in Dodge City, "that's why nobody got plugged." Then, the NC says that's like asking NRA members to turn in their rifles before a meeting, and expecting everyone to comply safely. But people did get shot in town at times in [[http://www.kansashistory.us/fordco/lawmen.html Dodge City]] and the rest of the old west (though nowhere near the extent portrayed in fiction), some of the most famous old west shootings, including the gunfight at the OK Coral in Tombstone, took place specifically to enforce these laws, so if you know anything about the old west, he basically just repeated her joke in a NRA context.
9th Mar '17 8:05:25 AM Dere
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* DC's Redtool is a parody of Deadpool. The problem is that Deadpool is already a parody himself, and his personality and humor style are very similar to Redtool's, making the latter come off less as a parody and more as a knock-off.
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.
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