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29th Aug '17 9:12:03 AM MBG
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* A common joke about or criticism of ''Film/RoboCop1987'' is that ED-209 is really terribly designed for a police robot. The entire reason the title character exists at all is because of in-universe TroubledProduction for ED, which ultimately culminates in the glitchy, poorly-conceived robot gunning down an OCP employee during a meeting intended to demonstrate its capabilities. Hence, [=RoboCop=] is created to have something with ED's durability and a human's better judgement. On top of this, ED's [[spoiler:difficulty fitting through normal-sized doors and inability to traverse stairs with its over-sized feet are what allow [=RoboCop=] to escape when attacked by one.]] The entire satirical thrust of this element is that it's a flashy toy designed solely to sell, with the issue of whether it actually works being a secondary concern at best (as the ED-209's model designer quipped, "[[TakeThat just like an American car]]"). 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.

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* A common joke about or criticism of ''Film/RoboCop1987'' is that ED-209 is really terribly designed for a police robot. The entire reason the title character exists at all is because of in-universe TroubledProduction for ED, which ultimately culminates in the glitchy, poorly-conceived robot gunning down an OCP employee during a meeting intended to demonstrate its capabilities. Hence, [=RoboCop=] is created to have something with ED's durability and a human's better judgement. On top of this, ED's [[spoiler:difficulty fitting through normal-sized doors and inability to traverse stairs with its over-sized feet are what allow [=RoboCop=] to escape when attacked by one.]] The entire satirical thrust of this element is that it's a flashy toy designed solely to sell, with the issue of whether it actually works being a secondary concern at best (as the ED-209's model designer quipped, "[[TakeThat just like an American car]]"). The characters in the movie are fully aware ED-209 is useless in And it's not even a police role. They're more interested robot to begin with; it was designed for military use and its involvement in selling it to the military.plot is basically the villains deciding it'd be a great idea to use the streets of Detroit as a test run.
19th Aug '17 9:12:49 AM Sapphirea2
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* ''Bananas'', a [[TheMoralSubstitute Christian-oriented stand-up comedy showcase]], opened one episode with host Thor Ramsey complaining that ''Disney/BrotherBear'' depicted a world where humans and animals were on equal footing -- [[NoCartoonFish with the exception of fish, who were not depicted as sentient or having souls]]; he joked that the filmmakers should have been consistent and shown the fish screaming and fleeing for their lives from the bears. If he had stayed through the end credits and seen TheStinger, he would have seen that ''they did exactly that'' as a BlackComedyBurst.
8th Aug '17 7:05:00 PM Trooper924
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* ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' actually manages to do this to ''itself''. The episode "Rescue Bay", where a TV producer is inspired by the lifeguards to create the titular ShowWithinAShow, is intended as a bit of SelfDeprecatingHumor, but as Creator/AllisonPregler of ''WebVideo/{{Baywatching}}'' points out, none of what we're shown of Rescue Bay is any more ridiculous or over the top than what the actual show does on a regular basis. Taken out of context, it could easily pass as part of any episode of Baywatch.

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* ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' actually manages managed to do this to ''itself''. The episode "Rescue Bay", where a TV producer is inspired by the lifeguards to create the titular ShowWithinAShow, is intended as a bit of SelfDeprecatingHumor, but as Creator/AllisonPregler of ''WebVideo/{{Baywatching}}'' points out, none of what we're shown of Rescue Bay is any more ridiculous or over the top than what the actual show does on a regular basis. Taken out of context, it could easily pass as part of any episode of Baywatch.
8th Aug '17 7:44:55 AM Trooper924
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* ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' actually manages to do this to ''itself''. The episode "Rescue Bay", where a TV producer is inspired by the lifeguards to create the titular ShowWithinAShow, is intended as a bit of SelfDeprecatingHumor, but as Creator/AllisonPregler of ''WebVideo/{{Baywatching}}'' points out, none of what we're shown of Rescue Bay is any more ridiculous or over the top than what the actual show does on a regular basis. Taken out of context, it could easily pass as part of any episode of Baywatch.
2nd Aug '17 6:28:26 AM StFan
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** ''Epic Movie'' decided to parody ''{{Film/X-Men}}'' by having Wolverine position his claws to look like he was flipping the bird, even though [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=af08 this same joke was used at one point in the original movie.]] And it was a pretty memorable moment, so it just goes to show that nobody involved had seen ''X-Men'' even once.

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** ''Epic Movie'' decided to parody ''{{Film/X-Men}}'' ''Film/XMen1'' by having Wolverine position his claws to look like he was flipping the bird, even though [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=af08 this same joke was used at one point in the original movie.]] And it was a pretty memorable moment, so it just goes to show that nobody involved had seen ''X-Men'' even once.



* A common joke about or criticism of ''Film/RoboCop1987'' is that ED-209 is really terribly designed for a police robot. The entire reason the title character exists at all is because of in-universe TroubledProduction for ED, which ultimately culminates in the glitchy, poorly-conceived robot gunning down an OCP employee during a meeting intended to demonstrate its capabilities. Hence, [=RoboCop=] is created to have something with ED's durability and a human's better judgement. On top of this, ED's [[spoiler:difficulty fitting through normal-sized doors and inability to traverse stairs with its over-sized feet are what allow [=RoboCop=] to escape when attacked by one.]] The entire satirical thrust of this element is that it's a flashy toy designed solely to sell, with the issue of whether it actually works being a secondary concern at best (as the ED-209's model designer quipped, "[[TakeThat just like an American car]]").
** 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.

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* A common joke about or criticism of ''Film/RoboCop1987'' is that ED-209 is really terribly designed for a police robot. The entire reason the title character exists at all is because of in-universe TroubledProduction for ED, which ultimately culminates in the glitchy, poorly-conceived robot gunning down an OCP employee during a meeting intended to demonstrate its capabilities. Hence, [=RoboCop=] is created to have something with ED's durability and a human's better judgement. On top of this, ED's [[spoiler:difficulty fitting through normal-sized doors and inability to traverse stairs with its over-sized feet are what allow [=RoboCop=] to escape when attacked by one.]] The entire satirical thrust of this element is that it's a flashy toy designed solely to sell, with the issue of whether it actually works being a secondary concern at best (as the ED-209's model designer quipped, "[[TakeThat just like an American car]]"). \n** 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.



* ''[[http://www.kibo.com/kibofic/spot_xmas_3.html Spot's Third First Christmas]]'', according to author Creator/{{Kibo}}, was "a parody of those crappy '[[ChooseYourOwnAdventure Choose Your Adventure]]' books" with many bad endings and only one happy ending which is unreachable from any path. One actual book in the CYOA series, "Inside UFO 54-40," the best ending was deliberately unreachable (and not unreachable by oversight, as it was in plenty of others).

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* ''[[http://www.kibo.com/kibofic/spot_xmas_3.html Spot's Third First Christmas]]'', according to author Creator/{{Kibo}}, was "a parody of those crappy '[[ChooseYourOwnAdventure "[[Literature/ChooseYourOwnAdventure Choose Your Adventure]]' Adventure]]" books" with many bad endings and only one happy ending which is unreachable from any path. One actual book in the CYOA series, "Inside UFO 54-40," the best ending was deliberately unreachable (and not unreachable by oversight, as it was in plenty of others).



* The ''Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt'' episode "Kimmy Goes To The Doctor!" parodies ''Theatre/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark'' by having Titus audition for the role of "Spider-Man #12" in its nonexistent sequel ''Spider-Man 2: Too Many Spider-Men!'', a plodding trainwreck that features multiple Spider-Men onstage at once. The actual ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' comics have actually done just that: it was called ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'', and it's also widely remembered as a plodding trainwreck. Spider-clones have been a staple of the ''Spider-Man'' mythos for years, and there actually ''are'' several other characters in the comics [[LegacyCharacter who have also assumed the role of Spider-Man]]; and yes, they ''have'' [[ComicBook/SpiderVerse all teamed up before]].
** 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...)

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* The ''Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt'' episode "Kimmy Goes To The to the Doctor!" parodies ''Theatre/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark'' by having Titus audition for the role of "Spider-Man #12" in its nonexistent sequel ''Spider-Man 2: Too Many Spider-Men!'', a plodding trainwreck that features multiple Spider-Men onstage at once. The actual ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' comics have actually done just that: it was called ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'', and it's also widely remembered as a plodding trainwreck. Spider-clones have been a staple of the ''Spider-Man'' mythos for years, and there actually ''are'' several other characters in the comics [[LegacyCharacter who have also assumed the role of Spider-Man]]; and yes, they ''have'' [[ComicBook/SpiderVerse all teamed up before]].
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before]]. 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...)



1st Aug '17 11:52:43 AM MBG
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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'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 simply replies "It's a trick" when asked how he himself can do it.

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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'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 simply replies "It's a trick" when asked how he himself can do it. Indeed, considering that Scrooge is a MemeticBadass, him being able to swim through gold is pretty basic for him.
30th Jul '17 8:15:29 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 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 left out when the story was reposted elsewhere]], with even the chapter numbers and teasers deliberately moved around to exclude it.

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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, one [[note]] It's kind of hard for it to be taken as a joke when you argue for more physical activity for kids [[/note]], really just swapping out the word "dick" with "twit" to keep it family-friendly. [[OldShame The chapter was noticeably left out when the story was reposted elsewhere]], with even the chapter numbers and teasers deliberately moved around to exclude it.
13th Jul '17 1:49:52 PM kablammin45
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** Their video for ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' pokes fun at the fact that the Ocean could have just [[spoiler: returned the Heart of Te Fiti itself]] instead of going through the trouble of presenting this task to Moana. The movie itself actually has Maui [[LampshadeHanging comment on this]], so it isn't like Disney was unaware of this question.
13th Jul '17 1:13:21 PM needsanewhobby
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Some comedy writers avoid this trap by [[KnowWhenToFoldEm limiting their targets]]. ''Podcast/RiffTrax'', for example, refuses to mock comedies, fearing their commentary will sound too much like the original. For parodies that do this ''deliberately'', to send the implied message "We can't make this any dumber than it already is", see SpoofedWithTheirOwnWords. A work that flip-flops between true parody and this might be a DeconReconSwitch.

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Some comedy writers avoid this trap by [[KnowWhenToFoldEm limiting their targets]]. ''Podcast/RiffTrax'', for example, refuses to mock comedies, fearing their commentary will sound too much like the original. For parodies that do this ''deliberately'', to send the implied message "We can't make this any dumber than it already is", see SpoofedWithTheirOwnWords. A work that flip-flops between true parody and this might be a DeconReconSwitch.
SpoofedWithTheirOwnWords.
13th Jul '17 1:12:22 PM needsanewhobby
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Some comedy writers avoid this trap by [[KnowWhenToFoldEm limiting their targets]]. ''Podcast/RiffTrax'', for example, refuses to mock comedies, fearing their commentary will sound too much like the original. For parodies that do this ''deliberately'', to send the implied message "We can't make this any dumber than it already is", see SpoofedWithTheirOwnWords.

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Some comedy writers avoid this trap by [[KnowWhenToFoldEm limiting their targets]]. ''Podcast/RiffTrax'', for example, refuses to mock comedies, fearing their commentary will sound too much like the original. For parodies that do this ''deliberately'', to send the implied message "We can't make this any dumber than it already is", see SpoofedWithTheirOwnWords.
SpoofedWithTheirOwnWords. A work that flip-flops between true parody and this might be a DeconReconSwitch.
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