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17th Oct '16 5:14:08 PM nombretomado
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* Music/RayStevens' song "Teenage Mutant Kung Fu Chickens" spoofed ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', which was itself a parody of FrankMiller's ''Ronin'' among others. There was also a whole genre of ''Ninja Turtles'' [[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats parody knockoffs]] of which Stevens appears unaware when he made his own parody knockoff.

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* Music/RayStevens' song "Teenage Mutant Kung Fu Chickens" spoofed ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', which was itself a parody of FrankMiller's Creator/FrankMiller's ''Ronin'' among others. There was also a whole genre of ''Ninja Turtles'' [[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats parody knockoffs]] of which Stevens appears unaware when he made his own parody knockoff.
4th Sep '16 11:20:39 PM erforce
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* A particular problem with British comedy shows in TheEighties was impressionists "doing" people like "Dame Edna Everage", "[[SomeMothersDoAveEm Frank Spencer]]" and "[[ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]]", completely ignoring the fact that these were already comedy caricatures created by Barry Humphries, Michael Crawford and Creator/PeterSellers respectively, leaving absolutely nothing left to parody.

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* A particular problem with British comedy shows in TheEighties was impressionists "doing" people like "Dame Edna Everage", "[[SomeMothersDoAveEm Frank Spencer]]" and "[[ThePinkPanther "[[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]]", completely ignoring the fact that these were already comedy caricatures created by Barry Humphries, Michael Crawford and Creator/PeterSellers respectively, leaving absolutely nothing left to parody.
30th Dec '15 5:15:22 AM poi99
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* The similar horror spoof ''Film/ShriekIfYouKnowWhatIDidLastFridayTheThirteenth'' received some of the same criticism. Sometimes mistakenly referred to as a parody of ''Scary Movie'' in turn ([[UpToEleven a parody of a parody of a satire?]]), it's actually an original spoof of ''Scream'' and similar movies which [[DuelingMovies just happened to have been created around the same time]].

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* The similar horror spoof ''Film/ShriekIfYouKnowWhatIDidLastFridayTheThirteenth'' received some of the same criticism. Sometimes mistakenly referred to as a parody of ''Scary Movie'' in turn ([[UpToEleven a parody of a parody of a satire?]]), it's actually an original spoof of ''Scream'' and similar movies which [[DuelingMovies just happened to have been be created around the same time]].time.
30th Dec '15 5:13:33 AM poi99
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* ''Film/TheSlumberPartyMassacre'' was written as a satirical jab at the slasher genre for its victimization of women and excessive nudity. Its ''directors'' took it seriously, filming it as a straight example of the genre. As a result it was known for having more gore and nudity than any other slasher up to that point. The sequels corrected this, but it became more of a general parody of slashers, than a parody of any particular element.
29th Dec '15 6:18:06 AM poi99
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* ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn'' received some criticism for this. The films present themselves as parodies of Bond films -- all of which (with the exception of the TimothyDalton and Creator/DanielCraig films) are so over-the-top and tongue-in-cheek that the entire genre of "James Bond parody" is completely superfluous.
8th Dec '15 10:05:32 AM erforce
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-->--'''Nick Setchfield''', ''SFX'' magazine, on ''Film/TheAvengers1998'' as a remake of [[Series/TheAvengers the TV show]].

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-->--'''Nick -->-- '''Nick Setchfield''', ''SFX'' magazine, on ''Film/TheAvengers1998'' as a remake of [[Series/TheAvengers the TV show]].



* ''Film/LoadedWeapon1'' had the same problem in spoofing a [[Film/LethalWeapon film series]] that obviously didn't take itself all that seriously to begin with. Creator/RogerEbert pointed out the flaw in sending up a movie that featured [[TheCanKickedHim an exploding crapper]].

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* ''Film/LoadedWeapon1'' had the same problem in spoofing a [[Film/LethalWeapon film series]] that obviously didn't take itself all that seriously to begin with. Creator/RogerEbert pointed out the flaw in sending up [[Film/LethalWeapon2 a movie movie]] that featured [[TheCanKickedHim an exploding crapper]].
26th Oct '15 12:18:15 PM FF32
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* ''Film/TheSlumberPartyMassacre'' was written as asatirical jab at the slasher genre for its victimization of women and excessive nudity. Its ''directors'' took it seriously, filming it as a straight example of the genre. As a result it was known for having more gore and nudity than any other slasher up to that point. The sequels corrected this, but it became more of a general parody of slashers, than a parody of any particular element.
* The first ''Film/ScaryMovie'' got some flak for parodying [[Franchise/{{Scream}} a movie series]] that was already meant to be a satire of the SlasherMovie genre. It works mostly because ''Scream'' itself [[IndecisiveParody doesn't really seem sure whether it's meant to be a parody]], and seems more like a straight entry of the genre at times.

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* ''Film/TheSlumberPartyMassacre'' was written as asatirical a satirical jab at the slasher genre for its victimization of women and excessive nudity. Its ''directors'' took it seriously, filming it as a straight example of the genre. As a result it was known for having more gore and nudity than any other slasher up to that point. The sequels corrected this, but it became more of a general parody of slashers, than a parody of any particular element.
* The first ''Film/ScaryMovie'' got some flak for parodying [[Franchise/{{Scream}} a movie series]] that was already meant to be a satire of the SlasherMovie genre. It works mostly because ''Scream'' itself [[IndecisiveParody doesn't really seem sure whether it's meant to be a parody]], parody]] and seems seemed more like a straight entry of the genre at times.times, and because ''Scary Movie'' also parodied a lot of serious examples of the genre.
27th Sep '15 5:11:31 PM maxwellsilver
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* Most parodies of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' starring Creator/AdamWest. Even a cursory look will tell show it wasn't meant to be taken seriously and was in fact itself parodying comics of [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the time]].

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* Most parodies of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' starring Creator/AdamWest. Even a cursory look will tell show it wasn't meant to be taken seriously and was in fact itself parodying comics of [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the time]].
7th Sep '15 8:15:21 PM maxwellsilver
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* Most parodies of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' starring Creator/AdamWest. Even a cursory look will tell show it wasn't meant to be taken seriously and was in fact itself parodying comics of [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the time]].
7th Aug '15 10:17:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode guide, the writers admit that ''CatalinaCaper'' was one of the hardest episodes to write, being an unfunny musical comedy, thus making it difficult to effectively mock.

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* In the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode guide, the writers admit that ''CatalinaCaper'' ''Film/CatalinaCaper'' was one of the hardest episodes to write, being an unfunny musical comedy, thus making it difficult to effectively mock.
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