History Main / StealthParody

21st Jun '16 12:39:51 AM gewunomox
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** This became an issue with "Beverly Hillbillies." [[DireStraits Mark Knopfler]] gave permission for a parody of "Money for Nothing" on the condition that he play guitar on the track. Since he'd been playing it on tour, his recording was looser than the original, losing some of the intended accuracy.

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** This became an issue with "Beverly Hillbillies." [[DireStraits [[Music/DireStraits Mark Knopfler]] gave permission for a parody of "Money for Nothing" on the condition that he play guitar on the track. Since he'd been playing it on tour, his recording was looser than the original, losing some of the intended accuracy.
20th Jun '16 10:57:46 PM gewunomox
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* Quite a few people saw ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' and believed that it was real, having never experienced a {{mockumentary}} before. A number of bands, however, recognized that it was a parody and thought that it was ''them'' that it was parodying. [[Music/LedZeppelin Robert Plant]], [[Music/TwistedSister Dee Snider]], Music/OzzyOsbourne, Music/AliceCooper, [[Music/VanHalen Eddie Van Halen]], [[Music/{{Dokken}} George Lynch]], [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]] and [[Music/{{REM}} Mike Mills]] all recognized aspects of the film that they had themselves experienced. One band (possibly MotleyCrue) even tried to sue them. Other bands (most notably Music/{{Slade}}) actually ''wanted'' to take credit as ''the'' band Spinal Tap was mocking.

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* Quite a few people saw ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' and believed that it was real, having never experienced a {{mockumentary}} before. A number of bands, however, recognized that it was a parody and thought that it was ''them'' that it was parodying. [[Music/LedZeppelin Robert Plant]], [[Music/TwistedSister Dee Snider]], Music/OzzyOsbourne, Music/AliceCooper, [[Music/VanHalen Eddie Van Halen]], [[Music/{{Dokken}} George Lynch]], [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]] and [[Music/{{REM}} Mike Mills]] all recognized aspects of the film that they had themselves experienced. One band (possibly MotleyCrue) Music/MotleyCrue) even tried to sue them. Other bands (most notably Music/{{Slade}}) actually ''wanted'' to take credit as ''the'' band Spinal Tap was mocking.
20th Jun '16 1:34:43 PM gewunomox
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* "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" by BeastieBoys was originally made as a parody of "attitude" songs, but this was lost on basically everyone. This upset the Boys so much that [[CreatorBacklash they haven't played the song live since 1987]].
** It may be a sad testament to how morally deprived contemporary pop music has become (particularly rap, the genre occupied by the BeastieBoys) that the song has been misassessed, because its lyrical content makes it overwhelmingly obvious that the song is supposed to be a joke.

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* "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" by BeastieBoys Music/BeastieBoys was originally made as a parody of "attitude" songs, but this was lost on basically everyone. This upset the Boys so much that [[CreatorBacklash they haven't played the song live since 1987]].
** It may be a sad testament to how morally deprived contemporary pop music has become (particularly rap, the genre occupied by the BeastieBoys) Beastie Boys) that the song has been misassessed, because its lyrical content makes it overwhelmingly obvious that the song is supposed to be a joke.
17th Jun '16 10:15:05 PM Hylarn
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* There's significant evidence that ''Anime/{{Mayoiga}}'' is an intentional attempt to create a {{narm}}y, SoBadItsGood horror series. While kind of terrible, it's terrible in an often hilarious way. Not to mention that the staff is usually fairly competent, or at least incompetent in ways very different from what's on display here.
17th Jun '16 11:32:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheOnion sometimes achieves this effect by using the same writing style and format as a serious newspaper would, and sometimes is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Onion#The_Onion_taken_seriously rather too successful]]. More confusingly, its political cartoons so resemble the [[StrawmanPolitical strawman view of (right-wing) political cartoonists]] that they've been [[http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oew-cavanaugh29mar29,0,1927201.story taken as such]] by papers who wouldn't know a conservative from Stephen Colbert.
** Similarly, some ''WeeklyWorldNews'' items have been taken seriously by people who didn't check up on where their news was coming from. This was sometimes exacerbated by some news aggregators (lookin' at you Yahoo) that mixed the WWN in with the normal gossip news.

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* TheOnion Website/TheOnion sometimes achieves this effect by using the same writing style and format as a serious newspaper would, and sometimes is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Onion#The_Onion_taken_seriously rather too successful]]. More confusingly, its political cartoons so resemble the [[StrawmanPolitical strawman view of (right-wing) political cartoonists]] that they've been [[http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oew-cavanaugh29mar29,0,1927201.story taken as such]] by papers who wouldn't know a conservative from Stephen Colbert.
** Similarly, some ''WeeklyWorldNews'' * Some ''Magazine/WeeklyWorldNews'' items have been taken seriously by people who didn't check up on where their news was coming from. This was sometimes exacerbated by some news aggregators (lookin' at you Yahoo) that mixed the WWN in with the normal gossip news.
25th May '16 12:15:08 AM Commander808-2
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* Some people view the works of Creator/MarkMillar (i.e. Comicbook/{{Wanted}}, ComicBook/TheUnfunnies, ComicBook/KickAss) as being satirical mockeries of the use of [[{{Gorn}} Extreme Violence]], VulgarHumor, and Shock Value [[LowestCommonDenominator to sell comic books]]. The same people also see them as [[YouBastard mocking people]] who buy comic books for those reasons. Millar's open [[TakeThatAudience disdain toward his audience]], definitely adds credibility to this.
4th May '16 7:34:07 PM aye_amber
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* ''OctocatAdventure'' was originally taken as a serious attempt by a prepubescent child with a Youtube account to tell a story using the crudest of tools and the worst voice acting available. Rather than responding negatively as usual, [[http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Octocat many viewers took it upon themselves to sarcastically praise the animation and write detailed analysis of its plot]]. Then the final episode was released, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome everyone learns they have underestimated the creator's capabilities all along]].

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* ''OctocatAdventure'' ''WebAnimation/OctocatAdventure'' was originally taken as a serious attempt by a prepubescent child with a Youtube account to tell a story using the crudest of tools and the worst voice acting available. Rather than responding negatively as usual, [[http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Octocat many viewers took it upon themselves to sarcastically praise the animation and write detailed analysis of its plot]]. Then the final episode was released, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome everyone learns they have underestimated the creator's capabilities all along]].
2nd May '16 3:52:24 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfGynoStar'' is a mocking parody of needlessly {{Anvilicious}} FeministFantasy fiction. Aside from the IntentionallyAwkwardTitle, the protagonist spends more time [[SoapboxSadie berating the other superheroes than fighting villains]], has the power to make men feel the pain of childbirth, has an ally literally called [[WhiteKnighting White Knight]], and does things like [[{{Hypocrite}} assaulting stay-at-home mothers]] for [[CategoryTraitor not being the right kind of woman]]. Despite all this, a number of both Men's Rights Activists and Feminists [[PoesLaw actually thought the comic was meant to be serious]].

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* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfGynoStar'' is a mocking parody of needlessly {{Anvilicious}} FeministFantasy fiction. Aside from the IntentionallyAwkwardTitle, the protagonist spends more time [[SoapboxSadie berating the other superheroes than fighting villains]], has the power to make men feel the pain of childbirth, has an ally literally called [[WhiteKnighting White Knight]], Knight, and does things like [[{{Hypocrite}} assaulting stay-at-home mothers]] for [[CategoryTraitor not being the right kind of woman]]. Despite all this, a number of both Men's Rights Activists and Feminists [[PoesLaw actually thought the comic was meant to be serious]].
30th Apr '16 8:14:31 AM aye_amber
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* An [[http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=33:wcfpxc90ldae All Music Guide review]] of SimonAndGarfunkel's "I Am A Rock" suggests that PaulSimon may have written the [[TrueArtIsAngsty poignant lyrics]] as deliberate {{Wangst}}, painting a picture of an isolationist character who may have embraced the folk-rock movement [[MisaimedFandom as justification for his shutting out the whole world]]. It becomes more apparent by the last verse.

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* An [[http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=33:wcfpxc90ldae All Music Guide review]] of SimonAndGarfunkel's Music/SimonAndGarfunkel's "I Am A Rock" suggests that PaulSimon may have written the [[TrueArtIsAngsty poignant lyrics]] as deliberate {{Wangst}}, painting a picture of an isolationist character who may have embraced the folk-rock movement [[MisaimedFandom as justification for his shutting out the whole world]]. It becomes more apparent by the last verse.
24th Apr '16 3:48:35 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' began as a video game adaption of a ''Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme'' movie. The character Johnny Cage is an obvious parody of Van Damme and basically everything about the game is ridiculously over-the-top, from the [[UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000 violence]] to the characters and [[{{narm}} endings]] to the fact that characters can continue living ([[TheDeterminator and fighting]]) [[{{VideoGame/MortalKombat2011}} without vital organs]]. Somehow, the series manages to actually get more gruesome with each installment [[note]]The first game let you rip out your opponent's spine. By the 9th game, you got to see the opponent's internal organs being damaged/destroyed [[NauseaFuel in glorious slow motion and X-ray vision]].[[/note]].

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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' began as a video game adaption of a ''Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme'' movie. The character Johnny Cage is an obvious parody of Van Damme and basically everything about the game is ridiculously over-the-top, from the [[UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000 violence]] to the characters and [[{{narm}} endings]] to the fact that characters can continue living ([[TheDeterminator and fighting]]) [[{{VideoGame/MortalKombat2011}} [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 without vital organs]]. Somehow, the series manages to actually get more gruesome with each installment [[note]]The first game let you rip out your opponent's spine. By the 9th game, you got to see the opponent's internal organs being damaged/destroyed [[NauseaFuel in glorious slow motion and X-ray vision]].[[/note]].
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