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17th Sep '17 3:11:40 AM Doug86
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** Likewise, the developers of ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'' have happily stated they were just out to make a ''Literature/DivineComedy'' version of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', essentially.

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** Likewise, the developers of ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'' have happily stated they were just out to make a ''Literature/DivineComedy'' ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' version of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', essentially.
8th Jul '17 10:11:20 AM nombretomado
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''Note'': We don't require citations like TheOtherWiki does, however, since this trope is about comments made by a creator about a work of media, it is highly recommended that citations be provided.

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''Note'': We don't require citations like TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki does, however, since this trope is about comments made by a creator about a work of media, it is highly recommended that citations be provided.
3rd Jun '17 1:30:08 PM nombretomado
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* The makers of the ''{{Wii}}'' game ''VideoGame/TheConduit'' have stated they are taking tips from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', and trying to make the Wii's Halo.

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* The makers of the ''{{Wii}}'' ''UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}'' game ''VideoGame/TheConduit'' have stated they are taking tips from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', and trying to make the Wii's Halo.
17th May '17 2:11:18 PM Ccook1956
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* Radio comedian Fred Allen paraphrased the above quote as "Imitation is the sincerest form of television." WesternAnimation/MightyMouse invokes it in the Bakshi-produced episode "Don't Touch That Dial."
17th Oct '16 6:25:43 PM nombretomado
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* The writers of MadMagazine admitted that their movie ''Film/UpTheAcademy'' was heavily inspired by ''Film/AnimalHouse'', another movie based on a comedy magazine (NationalLampoon). They ended up disowning the film.

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* The writers of MadMagazine ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' admitted that their movie ''Film/UpTheAcademy'' was heavily inspired by ''Film/AnimalHouse'', another movie based on a comedy magazine (NationalLampoon). They ended up disowning the film.
14th Aug '16 12:15:30 PM nombretomado
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** Likewise, the developers of ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'' have happily stated they were just out to make a ''DivineComedy'' version of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', essentially.

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** Likewise, the developers of ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'' have happily stated they were just out to make a ''DivineComedy'' ''Literature/DivineComedy'' version of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', essentially.
7th Aug '16 10:23:11 AM Malady
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* ''Fanfic/FluttershysNightOut'': WordOfGod in the comments states that the fic was inspired by John Steinbeck's The Crysanthemums.
9th Feb '16 10:19:35 PM CassandraLeo
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* Music/TonyBanks has described playing back a recording of Music/{{Genesis}}' "Afterglow" and realising to his horror that he had just rewritten "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".

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* Music/TonyBanks has described playing back a recording of Music/{{Genesis}}' "Afterglow" and realising to his horror that he had just rewritten "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". From the same band, Music/PhilCollins admitted to stealing the EvilLaugh in "Mama" from Music/GrandmasterFlashAndTheFuriousFive.
9th Feb '16 10:09:09 PM CassandraLeo
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** "Music/BrianWilson Said", as might be expected from the title, is a Music/TheBeachBoys pastiche (it also alludes to Music/VanMorrison's track "Jackie Wilson Said", which appears on Saint Dominic's Preview, though if there is any other Morrison influence on the track, it's oblique at most).

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** "Music/BrianWilson Said", as might be expected from the title, is a Music/TheBeachBoys pastiche (it also alludes to Music/VanMorrison's track "Jackie Wilson Said", which appears on Saint ''Saint Dominic's Preview, Preview'', though if there is any other Morrison influence on the track, it's oblique at most).
9th Feb '16 10:08:42 PM CassandraLeo
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* Music/TearsForFears have done this a lot:
** WordOfGod admits that "Sowing the Seeds of Love" and "Schrödinger's Cat" are both pastiches of "[[Music/TheBeatles I Am the Walrus]]" (main songwriter Roland Orzabal also notes that the piano break on "Schrödinger" is "reminiscent of [Thunderclap Newman's] 'Something in the Air'"). These were far from the only Beatles pastiches the group recorded; large parts of ''The Seeds of Love'' and ''Everybody Loves a Happy Ending'' bear clear Beatles influence (although maybe not quite this clear). "Everybody Loves a Happy Ending" and "Who Killed Tangerine?" could almost be lost Beatles tracks, for example.
** "Music/BrianWilson Said", as might be expected from the title, is a Music/TheBeachBoys pastiche (it also alludes to Music/VanMorrison's track "Jackie Wilson Said", which appears on Saint Dominic's Preview, though if there is any other Morrison influence on the track, it's oblique at most).
** With "Lord of Karma", Orzabal says the group were "trying to get somewhere between the Music/HappyMondays and Music/JimiHendrix's 'Crosstown Traffic'".
** "I Believe" is such a clear Robert Wyatt homage that the band covered his track "Sea Song" for the B-side. The album's liner notes further lampshaded it by stating "Dedicated to Robert Wyatt (if he's listening)", referencing the song "Dedicated to You But You Weren't Listening" by Soft Machine, which Wyatt was previously a member of.
** Orzabal admitted that he was listening to "too much Art of Noise" when "Empire Building" was recorded.
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