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11th Oct '17 2:10:34 PM Corlagon
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* The [[UndefeatableLittleVillage large number of]] [[EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion alien invasions fended off]] in Marvel comics got parodied as early as 1977 in ''Comicbook/XMen'': Shi'ar come to Earth and discuss whether the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] applies. When they realize that the locals have not only met the Skrulls, the Kree and the likes before but actually beat Comicbook/{{Galactus}} back four times, they panic, fearing that this one world may be as powerful as their own whole empire.
9th Sep '17 4:37:07 PM nombretomado
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* The tribute concert to Cameron Mackintosh, "Hey Mr Producer", features a pre-taped segment in which StephenSondheim and AndrewLloydWebber parody their songs "Send in the Clowns" and "Music of the Night", while ribbing Cameron Mackintosh at the same time. It can be called the highlight of the show.

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* The tribute concert to Cameron Mackintosh, "Hey Mr Producer", features a pre-taped segment in which StephenSondheim and AndrewLloydWebber Creator/AndrewLloydWebber parody their songs "Send in the Clowns" and "Music of the Night", while ribbing Cameron Mackintosh at the same time. It can be called the highlight of the show.
12th Jul '17 7:41:42 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''Castle Greyhawk'' was a mega-dungeon adventure set in the ''TabletopGames/{{Greyhawk}}'' setting [[CaptainObvious (of course)]] written by Creator/GaryGygax himself, and was presumably something he had written up to playtest ''Dungeons & Dragons'' as a concept. The plot [[ExcusePlot (to use the term loosely)]] involved players going through the eponymous castle through comedic encounters that made no sense at all when viewed as a whole. Villains in the adventure were {{Shout Out}}s to a rather wide array of television, comic book, and advertising icons (players would encounter Driderman, The Inedible Bulk, and Da Ting in one room, and face Poppinfarsh the Dough Golem in the next) with weird places like The Temple of Really Bad Dead Things and the Honeycomb Hive). The FinalBoss was a nutty illusionist who spent all his time at the bottom level of the tower watching a giant tapestry which is basically a TV. (This was caricature of Gygax himself.) While some fans saw the adventure as SoBadItsGood, many accused TSR of doing it to purposely ruin Gygax's reputation (it was released after he left the company) while others just claim they thought ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime.

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* ''Castle Greyhawk'' was a mega-dungeon adventure set in the ''TabletopGames/{{Greyhawk}}'' setting [[CaptainObvious (of course)]] written by Creator/GaryGygax himself, and was presumably something he had written up to playtest ''Dungeons & Dragons'' as a concept. The plot [[ExcusePlot (to use the term loosely)]] involved players going through the eponymous castle through comedic encounters that made no sense at all when viewed as a whole. Villains in the adventure were {{Shout Out}}s to a rather wide array of television, comic book, and advertising icons (players would encounter Driderman, The Inedible Bulk, and Da Ting in one room, and face Poppinfarsh the Dough Golem in the next) with weird places like The Temple of Really Bad Dead Things and the Honeycomb Hive). The FinalBoss was a nutty illusionist who spent all his time at the bottom level of the tower watching a giant tapestry which is basically a TV. (This was caricature of Gygax himself.) While some fans saw the adventure as SoBadItsGood, many accused TSR of doing it to purposely ruin Gygax's reputation (it was released after he left the company) while others just claim they thought ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime. (Ironically, it was also known for being [[NintendoHard brutally hard.]])
10th Jul '17 4:53:59 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''Castle Greyhawk'' was a mega-dungeon adventure set in the ''TabletopGames/{{Greyhawk}}'' setting [[CaptainObvious (of course)]] written by Creator/GaryGygax himself, and was presumably something he had written up to playtest ''Dungeons & Dragons'' as a concept. The plot [[ExcusePlot (to use the term loosely)]] involved players going through the eponymous castle through comedic encounters that made no sense at all when viewed as a whole. Villains in the adventure were {{Shout Out}}s to a rather wide array of television, comic book, and advertising icons (players would encounter Driderman, The Inedible Bulk, and Da Ting in one room, and face Poppinfarsh the Dough Golem in the next) with weird places like The Temple of Really Bad Dead Things and the Honeycomb Hive). The FinalBoss was a nutty illusionist who spent all his time at the bottom level of the tower watching a giant tapestry which is basically a TV. (This was caricature of Gygax himself.) While some fans saw the adventure as SoBadItsGood, many accused TSR of doing it to purposely ruin Gygax's reputation (it was released after he left the company) while others just claim they thought ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime.
3rd Jun '17 11:16:51 AM nombretomado
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* The Black Dog Game Factory in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', a branch of [[{{Megacorp}} Pentex]], and the home of the ''Talespinner'' system (''Storyteller'') and ''World of Shadows'' setting (''[[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness The World of Darkness]]''). Not only are all their games parodies of WhiteWolf products (''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade Revenant: The Ravishing]]''; ''[[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse Lycanthrope: The Rapture]]''; ''[[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension Warlock: The Pretention]]''; ''[[TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}} Deviant]]'' etc. etc.), but the names and some characteristics of the staff were strangely familiar, albeit all evil and/or insane.

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* The Black Dog Game Factory in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', a branch of [[{{Megacorp}} Pentex]], and the home of the ''Talespinner'' system (''Storyteller'') and ''World of Shadows'' setting (''[[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness The World of Darkness]]''). Not only are all their games parodies of WhiteWolf Creator/WhiteWolf products (''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade Revenant: The Ravishing]]''; ''[[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse Lycanthrope: The Rapture]]''; ''[[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension Warlock: The Pretention]]''; ''[[TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}} Deviant]]'' etc. etc.), but the names and some characteristics of the staff were strangely familiar, albeit all evil and/or insane.
24th May '17 5:11:51 PM wariodude128
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has joke sets Unglued and Unhinged. While a lot of the cards are just silly in general, many cards take potshots at both Magic's fans and its developers. For example, one card called "Look at Me, I'm the DCI" depicts a blindfolded Wizards employee making banning decisions with a dartboard.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has joke sets Unglued and Unhinged. While a lot of the cards are just silly in general, many cards take potshots at both Magic's fans and its developers. For example, one card called "Look at Me, I'm the DCI" depicts a blindfolded Wizards employee making banning decisions with a dartboard. Said card is currently the page image for ObviousRulePatch.
21st May '17 4:44:16 PM nombretomado
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* WeirdAl is known for food-themed parodies of popular songs, though this was more a staple of his early career. His album, Mandatory Fun, seemed to have another such song in "Foil" when describing how well it worked for containing foods. [[WhamLine At first.]]

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* WeirdAl Music/WeirdAl is known for food-themed parodies of popular songs, though this was more a staple of his early career. His album, Mandatory Fun, seemed to have another such song in "Foil" when describing how well it worked for containing foods. [[WhamLine At first.]]
15th Apr '17 6:27:42 PM marikthegunslinger
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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' celebrates and mocks everything about the Sonic franchise in equal amounts, along with the periodic potshot at Sonic's UnpleasableFanbase. Shadow the Hedgehog embodies this, with his Boom version being as much of an edgelord as fans and nonfans alike have accused him of being.
8th Apr '17 1:53:05 PM nombretomado
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* An accidental example of this is "Right Brain", a song from the 1994 New York Theatre Workshop version of Jonathan Larson's ''{{Rent}}''. Later becoming "One Song Glory", many fans who hear this old version of the inspirational song can hardly listen without feeling the need to vomit or burst into a fit of uncontrollable laughter.

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* An accidental example of this is "Right Brain", a song from the 1994 New York Theatre Workshop version of Jonathan Larson's ''{{Rent}}''.''Theatre/{{Rent}}''. Later becoming "One Song Glory", many fans who hear this old version of the inspirational song can hardly listen without feeling the need to vomit or burst into a fit of uncontrollable laughter.
5th Mar '17 10:17:10 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Marvel Super Heroes: What The-?!'' series by MarvelComics is a Stop-motion style series of parodies and jokes regarding the Marvel universe, with oddities such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8E0dcj1RRs M.O.D.O.K.]], the old shame of Tony, ''[[Comicbook/CivilWar Civil]]'' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oZ1gmd0sMk War]]'', and the highly regarded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPqQvRrzqAw Old Man Logan]].

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* The ''Marvel Super Heroes: What The-?!'' series by MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics is a Stop-motion style series of parodies and jokes regarding the Marvel universe, with oddities such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8E0dcj1RRs M.O.D.O.K.]], the old shame of Tony, ''[[Comicbook/CivilWar Civil]]'' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oZ1gmd0sMk War]]'', and the highly regarded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPqQvRrzqAw Old Man Logan]].
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