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9th Nov '16 2:12:22 PM GhostHouse
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* Wrestling/MichaelCole, the perenial [[TheScrappy scrappy]] who has frequently been bashed by the smark community for being a "[[ReplacementScrappy Poor man's JR]]", has recently took to parodying his past characteristics following his FaceHeelTurn. His current gimmick is an extremely arrogant SmallNameBigEgo who intentionally plays off his past criticisms.

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* Wrestling/MichaelCole, the perenial [[TheScrappy scrappy]] who has frequently been bashed by the smark community for being a "[[ReplacementScrappy Poor man's JR]]", has recently took to parodying his past characteristics following his FaceHeelTurn. His current gimmick is an extremely arrogant SmallNameBigEgo who intentionally plays off his past criticisms.
3rd Nov '16 10:22:29 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSB9SZvtP2I IrateVGNerd reviews Sonic 3 vs. Knuckles]] is a parody of TheIrateGamer, and thus feature CriticalResearchFailure, horrible gaming skills and general stupidity. It's not stealthy at all, but that didn't stop many from mistaking it as a genuinely bad [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN]] knockoff..

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSB9SZvtP2I IrateVGNerd reviews Sonic 3 vs. Knuckles]] is a parody of TheIrateGamer, WebVideo/TheIrateGamer, and thus feature CriticalResearchFailure, horrible gaming skills and general stupidity. It's not stealthy at all, but that didn't stop many from mistaking it as a genuinely bad [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN]] knockoff..
29th Oct '16 10:00:52 AM nombretomado
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** Or completely independent of High School Musical. Since you know High School Musical [[OlderThanTheyThink isn't the first]] [[{{Grease}} Musical set in High School]]

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** Or completely independent of High School Musical. Since you know High School Musical [[OlderThanTheyThink isn't the first]] [[{{Grease}} [[Film/{{Grease}} Musical set in High School]]
23rd Oct '16 11:18:04 AM nombretomado
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** ''Down The Line'' was also funny since it was made by the same people behind ''TheFastShow'', and anyone who'd seen that show would have immediately recognised the voices of Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, and Rhys Thomas ('Paul' in the Swiss Toni sketches) as the host.

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** ''Down The Line'' was also funny since it was made by the same people behind ''TheFastShow'', ''Series/TheFastShow'', and anyone who'd seen that show would have immediately recognised the voices of Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, and Rhys Thomas ('Paul' in the Swiss Toni sketches) as the host.
15th Oct '16 8:09:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[http://www.bogost.com/blog/cow_clicker_1.shtml# Cow Clicker]]'' is a {{Facebook}} game that is a parody of monotonous but addictive Facebook games. Created to illustrate a talk on how these games were the worst aspects of the gaming industry, it [[SpringtimeForHitler actually became successful]], consuming 18 months of the creator's and players' lives before he shut it down, as told by [[http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/12/ff_cowclicker/all/1 "The Curse Of Cow Clicker"]].

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* ''[[http://www.bogost.com/blog/cow_clicker_1.shtml# Cow Clicker]]'' is a {{Facebook}} Website/{{Facebook}} game that is a parody of monotonous but addictive Facebook games. Created to illustrate a talk on how these games were the worst aspects of the gaming industry, it [[SpringtimeForHitler actually became successful]], consuming 18 months of the creator's and players' lives before he shut it down, as told by [[http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/12/ff_cowclicker/all/1 "The Curse Of Cow Clicker"]].
17th Sep '16 12:17:08 PM TristanJeremiah
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* Believe it or not, the original ''ComiBbook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}}'' comic series started out as a parody of dark, edgy comics of its time, specifically ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Ronin}}'', but forgot it was a parody about three issues in. (Although the line was pretty blurred even at the start -- the only thing that makes ''TMNT'' #1 a parody and not a straight example of the form, aside from the Daredevil references, is the ridiculousness of a ninja revenge story with four turtles and a rat in the leading roles.) Its creators originally had no idea the comic would be a success, so the fact that it later became SeriousBusiness is arguably hilarious in itself. It was also meant to parody the rampant sell-out/cash-in desires of its era's comic creators, making it more hilarious.

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* Believe it or not, the original ''ComiBbook/{{Teenage ''Comicbook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}}'' comic series started out as a parody of dark, edgy comics of its time, specifically ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Ronin}}'', but forgot it was a parody about three issues in. (Although the line was pretty blurred even at the start -- the only thing that makes ''TMNT'' #1 a parody and not a straight example of the form, aside from the Daredevil references, is the ridiculousness of a ninja revenge story with four turtles and a rat in the leading roles.) Its creators originally had no idea the comic would be a success, so the fact that it later became SeriousBusiness is arguably hilarious in itself. It was also meant to parody the rampant sell-out/cash-in desires of its era's comic creators, making it more hilarious.
16th Sep '16 4:08:58 PM StFan
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* Believe it or not, the original ''Comicbook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}}'' comic series started out as a parody of dark, edgy comics of its time, specifically ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Ronin}}'', but forgot it was a parody about three issues in. (Although the line was pretty blurred even at the start -- the only thing that makes ''TMNT'' #1 a parody and not a straight example of the form, aside from the Daredevil references, is the ridiculousness of a ninja revenge story with four turtles and a rat in the leading roles.) Its creators originally had no idea the comic would be a success, so the fact that it later became SeriousBusiness is arguably hilarious in itself. It was also meant to parody the rampant sell-out/cash-in desires of its era's comic creators, making it more hilarious.

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* Believe it or not, the original ''Comicbook/{{Teenage ''ComiBbook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}}'' comic series started out as a parody of dark, edgy comics of its time, specifically ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Ronin}}'', but forgot it was a parody about three issues in. (Although the line was pretty blurred even at the start -- the only thing that makes ''TMNT'' #1 a parody and not a straight example of the form, aside from the Daredevil references, is the ridiculousness of a ninja revenge story with four turtles and a rat in the leading roles.) Its creators originally had no idea the comic would be a success, so the fact that it later became SeriousBusiness is arguably hilarious in itself. It was also meant to parody the rampant sell-out/cash-in desires of its era's comic creators, making it more hilarious.



-->'''Doomguy:''' Dig the prowess, the capacity for violence! I'm the man! I'm superbad! Imps? Zombies? You think you can get me?!? (Wait. Maybe they don't think.) Well, I do! And I think you're DEAD!
-->'''Doomguy:''' You're stupid! And you're gonna be stupid and dead! Dance! Dance, bonedaddy!
-->'''Doomguy:''' Rip and tear! RIP AND TEAR YOUR GUTS! You are huge! That means you have huge guts! RIP AND TEAR!
-->'''Doomguy:''' Gaah! Radioactive waste! BURNS! STINKS! Get off scum! Who do you suppose let all that radioactive waste down there? And why? '''[[LampshadeHanging Why?]]''' Now I'm radioactive! That can't be good! Why can't we find a way to safely dispose of radioactive waste and protect the environment? Even if I personally stop this alien invasion, [[AuthorFilibuster what kind of planet will we be leaving to our children? And our children's children?]] And... Oh the humanity! My big gun is out of bullets!
* Lobo started a DC's over-the-top parody of Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}; then he became successful on his own. Marvel came right back (fifteen years later) with Lunatik, an even over-the-topper parody of Lobo, who in turn found brief success. How can you go over the top anymore when they ''keep moving the top''?
** Creator/RobLiefeld himself would create Bloodwulf as an even ''further'' exaggerated spoof of Lobo. Being that he is Rob Liefeld and "over the top" is printed on his business card, he certainly succeeded in making a much more ridiculous character if nothing else.
* According to some sources, the over-the-top macho "big muscles, big guns" [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] comic ''Guy Gardner: Warrior'', in which the titular GreenLantern loses his ring and gains the power to turn into a musclebound tattooed hunk with cannons for hands, was the result of writer Beau Smith writing the pitch as a joke and accidentally having it approved.
** According to Smith himself, his original intention was to make Gardner a non-powered tough-guy adventurer, but had to give him a super power of some sort due to ExecutiveMeddling.
* ''Comicbook/{{Bookhunter}}'' is an action story about some {{Cowboy Cop}}s that hits on all the usual PoliceProcedural tropes. The fact that the cops in question are the Library Police, and the enormous manpower and resources they're expending are to retrieve a single stolen book, is treated as completely normal by everyone.

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-->'''Doomguy:''' Dig the prowess, the capacity for violence! I'm the man! I'm superbad! Imps? Zombies? You think you can get me?!? (Wait. Maybe they don't think.) Well, I do! And I think you're DEAD!
-->'''Doomguy:'''
DEAD!\\
'''Doomguy:'''
You're stupid! And you're gonna be stupid and dead! Dance! Dance, bonedaddy!
-->'''Doomguy:'''
bonedaddy!\\
'''Doomguy:'''
Rip and tear! RIP AND TEAR YOUR GUTS! You are huge! That means you have huge guts! RIP AND TEAR!
-->'''Doomguy:'''
TEAR!\\
'''Doomguy:'''
Gaah! Radioactive waste! BURNS! STINKS! Get off scum! Who do you suppose let all that radioactive waste down there? And why? '''[[LampshadeHanging Why?]]''' Now I'm radioactive! That can't be good! Why can't we find a way to safely dispose of radioactive waste and protect the environment? Even if I personally stop this alien invasion, [[AuthorFilibuster what kind of planet will we be leaving to our children? And our children's children?]] And... Oh the humanity! My big gun is out of bullets!
* Lobo started a DC's over-the-top parody of Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}; then he became successful on his own. Marvel came right back (fifteen years later) with Lunatik, an even over-the-topper parody of Lobo, who in turn found brief success. How can you go over the top anymore when they ''keep moving the top''?
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top''? Creator/RobLiefeld himself would create Bloodwulf as an even ''further'' exaggerated spoof of Lobo. Being that he is Rob Liefeld and "over the top" is printed on his business card, he certainly succeeded in making a much more ridiculous character if nothing else.
* According to some sources, the over-the-top macho "big muscles, big guns" [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] comic ''Guy Gardner: Warrior'', in which the titular GreenLantern ComicBook/GreenLantern loses his ring and gains the power to turn into a musclebound tattooed hunk with cannons for hands, was the result of writer Beau Smith writing the pitch as a joke and accidentally having it approved.
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approved. According to Smith himself, his original intention was to make Gardner a non-powered tough-guy adventurer, but had to give him a super power of some sort due to ExecutiveMeddling.
* ''Comicbook/{{Bookhunter}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Bookhunter}}'' is an action story about some {{Cowboy Cop}}s that hits on all the usual PoliceProcedural tropes. The fact that the cops in question are the Library Police, and the enormous manpower and resources they're expending are to retrieve a single stolen book, is treated as completely normal by everyone.



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* ''TheBenChathamAdventures'' may be this. Certainly, the stories by Lemon Bloody Cola were, and so are the ones by his new regeneration, Mutie.
** The entire online persona of this series' author, Sparacus, could also fall here; he's either an incredibly nuanced (if ''very'' long running) parody of a [[SmallNameBigEgo certain type]] [[FanDumb of fan]] or a deadly serious example of that certain type of fan.
* ''LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami'', which the author admitted on the "fandomsecrets" site was just an exercise in bashing out nonsense. To their chagrin, it was the author's most popular work.

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* ''TheBenChathamAdventures'' ''Fanfic/TheBenChathamAdventures'' may be this. Certainly, the stories by Lemon Bloody Cola were, and so are the ones by his new regeneration, Mutie.
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Mutie. The entire online persona of this series' author, Sparacus, could also fall here; he's either an incredibly nuanced (if ''very'' long running) parody of a [[SmallNameBigEgo certain type]] [[FanDumb of fan]] or a deadly serious example of that certain type of fan.
* ''LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami'', ''Fanfic/LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami'', which the author admitted on the "fandomsecrets" site was just an exercise in bashing out nonsense. To their chagrin, it was the author's most popular work.



* It's hoped that SoBadItsGood ''Literature/WarriorCats'' fanfiction ''FanFic/StarkitsProphecy'' is a TrollFic, or else one should weep for civilisation.

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* It's hoped that SoBadItsGood ''Literature/WarriorCats'' fanfiction ''FanFic/StarkitsProphecy'' ''Fanfic/StarkitsProphecy'' is a TrollFic, or else one should weep for civilisation.



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* The (in)famous {{Chicktracts}} strip Dark Dungeons has been turned into a movie. The creators have not said if it was serious or not. Given the notoriority of this tract it's open for debate. [[note]] See for yourself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qc9JiIiOSQ [[/note]]

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* The (in)famous {{Chicktracts}} ''ComicBook/{{Chick Tract|s}}'' strip Dark Dungeons "Dark Dungeons" has been turned into a movie. The creators have not said if it was serious or not. Given the notoriority notoriety of this tract it's open for debate. [[note]] See for yourself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qc9JiIiOSQ [[/note]]



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* ''WebAnimation/JerryJackson'' is a thirteen year old boy who thinks his flash cartoons are awesome. ''[[http://www.fat-pie.com/chavs.htm Devvo]]'' is a chav who gives surprisingly candid (if often incoherent) interviews about everyday life in a series of short web-hosted documentaries. Or... maybe not. Both of them were just made up by David Firth to see who'd take them seriously.
* ''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]].
* Some WebAnimation/YouTubePoop movies fall under this, claiming to be a improved version of the godawful CD-i cutscenes. Members of the Website/YouChewPoop forums created a joke account [[http://www.youtube.com/supremebros SupremeBros]], which purposely made poops with DeaderThanDisco {{meme}}s, to parody bad poopers and see how many subscribers the channel gets.
* ''Webcomic/LargeBagel'' doesn't even try to hide that it's a parody, it's so over-the-top and always lampshading itself. However people still confuse it for a bad cartoon like ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeMe'' or ''WebAnimation/NekoSugarGirls''.
* ''WebAnimation/NekoSugarGirls'' itself is actually a Stealth Parody. It becomes blatantly obvious as the series goes on, as well as by looking at the video tags. In fact a lot of {{fanime}} tend to be parodies.
* Sugoi Quest For Kokoro is a parody of bad homestuck self-insert OCs, but it's made to look like it's some little kid's video at first. It gradually becomes more noticable that it's a parody.
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* Website/SomethingAwful [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/truth-media-reviews/ Truth Media]].
** Except in the case of their ''StarWars Episode II'' "leaked script" review: [[ShallowParody unfortunately, they were dead-on accurate about that one]].
* ''WebAnimation/JerryJackson'' is a thirteen year old boy who thinks his flash cartoons are awesome. ''[[http://www.fat-pie.com/chavs.htm Devvo]]'' is a chav who gives surprisingly candid (if often incoherent) interviews about everyday life in a series of short web-hosted documentaries. Or... maybe not. Both of them were just made up by David Firth to see who'd take them seriously.
* ''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]].

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* Website/SomethingAwful [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/truth-media-reviews/ Truth Media]].
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Media]]. Except in the case of their ''StarWars ''Star Wars Episode II'' "leaked script" review: [[ShallowParody unfortunately, they were dead-on accurate about that one]].
* ''WebAnimation/JerryJackson'' is a thirteen year old boy who thinks his flash cartoons are awesome. ''[[http://www.fat-pie.com/chavs.htm Devvo]]'' is a chav who gives surprisingly candid (if often incoherent) interviews about everyday life in a series of short web-hosted documentaries. Or... maybe not. Both of them were just made up by David Firth to see who'd take them seriously.
* ''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]].
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* ''[[{{WebSite/Snopes}} Snopes.com]]'', a site that talks about urban legends and reveals their research into which ones are false and which ones are true, has a page ("The Repository Of Lost Legends", or "[[FunWithAcronyms T.R.O.L.L.]]"), which has a list of made-up (and largely absurd) urban legends. It then says they're all true (or if the "urban legend" is mundane, false). One such page talks about how Series/MrEd was a zebra, rather than a horse, because it was better-looking on camera and no one could tell in black-and-white video anyway. For laughs, on the site's forum, the site's proprietors post a ''lot'' of allegedly genuine responses to this, either accepting that Mr. Ed is a zebra or talking about all the ways in which it can be proved that Mr. Ed is ''not'' a zebra -- ''none'' of which mention that the thought of a ''black-and-white'' zebra looking like a horse in ''black-and-white'' video is ridiculous. (It's part of their [[AnAesop Aesop]] about trusting anybody too much, whether it's a chain mail from your grandma or a trusted authority figure, don't use anyone as a crutch.)
* ''EpicLegendsOfTheHierarchs: The Elemenstor Saga'', and its "counterpart", ''Literature/SongOfTheSorcelator'', both creations of ''PennyArcade'' fans.

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* ''[[{{WebSite/Snopes}} ''[[WebSite/{{Snopes}} Snopes.com]]'', a site that talks about urban legends and reveals their research into which ones are false and which ones are true, has a page ("The Repository Of Lost Legends", or "[[FunWithAcronyms T.R.O.L.L.]]"), which has a list of made-up (and largely absurd) urban legends. It then says they're all true (or if the "urban legend" is mundane, false). One such page talks about how Series/MrEd was a zebra, rather than a horse, because it was better-looking on camera and no one could tell in black-and-white video anyway. For laughs, on the site's forum, the site's proprietors post a ''lot'' of allegedly genuine responses to this, either accepting that Mr. Ed is a zebra or talking about all the ways in which it can be proved that Mr. Ed is ''not'' a zebra -- ''none'' of which mention that the thought of a ''black-and-white'' zebra looking like a horse in ''black-and-white'' video is ridiculous. (It's part of their [[AnAesop Aesop]] about trusting anybody too much, whether it's a chain mail from your grandma or a trusted authority figure, don't use anyone as a crutch.)
* ''EpicLegendsOfTheHierarchs: ''Literature/EpicLegendsOfTheHierarchs: The Elemenstor Saga'', and its "counterpart", ''Literature/SongOfTheSorcelator'', both creations of ''PennyArcade'' ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' fans.



* ''[[http://youtube.com/watch?v=V6WP5GQ6iFo The Legend of Zelda: The Light of Courage]]'' is ostensibly an animation test from a new computer-animated Zelda cartoon from DIC. It's a parody, but given how bad some of DIC's cartoons have been, ''many'' mistook it for the real thing...
** It's actually a stealth parody of IGN forum user Joe_Cracker's futile attempts to get his awful Zelda movie script made into an animated movie. [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/people/joecracker.html Just read about his saga here.]]
* Some YoutubePoop movies fall under this, claiming to be a improved version of the godawful CD-i cutscenes.
** Members of the YouChewPoop forums created a joke account [[http://www.youtube.com/supremebros SupremeBros]], which purposely made poops with DeaderThanDisco {{meme}}s, to parody bad poopers and see how many subscribers the channel gets.

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* ''[[http://youtube.com/watch?v=V6WP5GQ6iFo The Legend of Zelda: The Light of Courage]]'' is ostensibly an animation test from a new computer-animated Zelda cartoon from DIC. It's a parody, but given how bad some of DIC's cartoons have been, ''many'' mistook it for the real thing...
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thing... It's actually a stealth parody of IGN forum user Joe_Cracker's futile attempts to get his awful Zelda movie script made into an animated movie. [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/people/joecracker.html Just read about his saga here.]]
* Some YoutubePoop movies fall under this, claiming to be a improved version of the godawful CD-i cutscenes.
** Members of the YouChewPoop forums created a joke account [[http://www.youtube.com/supremebros SupremeBros]], which purposely made poops with DeaderThanDisco {{meme}}s, to parody bad poopers and see how many subscribers the channel gets.
]]



* This is the entire point of the online novel ''AtlantaNights'', which is a collaborative attempt of various sci-fi writers to discredit [[http://www.publishamerica.com/ PublishAmerica]], a famed [[VanityPublishing vanity publisher]] who infamously denigrated both science fiction and fantasy genres. [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Grammar is nonstandard]], a chapter is missing (but there are two different Chapter 12's to make up for it), character descriptions change frequently, the ResetButton is used frequently, and one chapter is generated entirely by a random string generator... the faults are endless. Despite that, [=PublishAmerica=] did originally agree to publish the novel. They backed out after the hoax was revealed. You can hear a dramatic reading of ''Atlanta Nights'' right [[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=BAFF14D77F09FFD1 here]].
** Its working title was "Naked Came the Badfic", in honor of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_Came_the_Stranger Naked Came The Stranger]],'' a similar collaborative hoax from TheSixties that set out to -- and eventually did -- prove that you can make a book a #1 bestseller [[FreudWasRight if you load it with enough sex]], regardless of the actual literary quality.

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* This is the entire point of the online novel ''AtlantaNights'', ''Literature/AtlantaNights'', which is a collaborative attempt of various sci-fi writers to discredit [[http://www.publishamerica.com/ PublishAmerica]], a famed [[VanityPublishing vanity publisher]] who infamously denigrated both science fiction and fantasy genres. [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Grammar is nonstandard]], a chapter is missing (but there are two different Chapter 12's to make up for it), character descriptions change frequently, the ResetButton is used frequently, and one chapter is generated entirely by a random string generator... the faults are endless. Despite that, [=PublishAmerica=] did originally agree to publish the novel. They backed out after the hoax was revealed. You can hear a dramatic reading of ''Atlanta Nights'' right [[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=BAFF14D77F09FFD1 here]].
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here]]. Its working title was "Naked Came the Badfic", in honor of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_Came_the_Stranger Naked Came The the Stranger]],'' a similar collaborative hoax from TheSixties that set out to -- and eventually did -- prove that you can make a book a #1 bestseller [[FreudWasRight if you load it with enough sex]], regardless of the actual literary quality.



* [[http://www.cracked.com/article_15739_50-reasons-lord-rings-sucks.html Dr. Albert Oxford]], creation of David Wong/Jason Pargin has constantly been "proven wrong" by teenage fangirls of ''LordOfTheRings'', Matrix and Eminem who fail to see it as an obvious joke. The man is brilliant satire of uniformed critics bashing something (in the manner of Creator/StephenColbert[='=]s "Movies That Are Destroying America"). A collection of all the ''LordOfTheRings'' threads can be found here; [[http://www.cracked.com/forums/index.php?topic=4826.0 it's pretty funny, though it's one of the saddest sight you will ever see]].
* Aversion: Conservapedia is often accused of this, but, sadly, the founder is serious: he works for a conservative interest group headed by his mother and founded it when a student cited that Wikipedia used CE along with AD, which inspired him to create a wiki without "liberal bias". It's used to teach in his classes, in fact.
** How many of the ''contributors'' are serious is another matter. It is fairly widely believed that he banned [[FlockOfWolves everyone but the trolls]] when he tried to crack down on the parody edits. Wiki/RationalWiki has described this as a "[[PoesLaw Poe Paradox]]", in which people who are too far to the left of his own position (which is most of the genuinely well-intentioned editors who otherwise broadly align with his political views) are banned as being potential parodists, while the ones extreme enough to make the grade are the most likely to be trolls upholding their {{Kayfabe}}.

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* [[http://www.cracked.com/article_15739_50-reasons-lord-rings-sucks.html Dr. Albert Oxford]], creation of David Wong/Jason Pargin has constantly been "proven wrong" by teenage fangirls of ''LordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Matrix and Eminem who fail to see it as an obvious joke. The man is brilliant satire of uniformed critics bashing something (in the manner of Creator/StephenColbert[='=]s "Movies That Are Destroying America"). A collection of all the ''LordOfTheRings'' ''Lord of the Rings'' threads can be found here; [[http://www.cracked.com/forums/index.php?topic=4826.0 it's pretty funny, though it's one of the saddest sight you will ever see]].
* Aversion: Conservapedia is often accused of this, but, sadly, the founder is serious: he works for a conservative interest group headed by his mother and founded it when a student cited that Wikipedia used CE along with AD, which inspired him to create a wiki without "liberal bias". It's used to teach in his classes, in fact.
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fact. How many of the ''contributors'' are serious is another matter. It is fairly widely believed that he banned [[FlockOfWolves everyone but the trolls]] when he tried to crack down on the parody edits. Wiki/RationalWiki has described this as a "[[PoesLaw Poe Paradox]]", in which people who are too far to the left of his own position (which is most of the genuinely well-intentioned editors who otherwise broadly align with his political views) are banned as being potential parodists, while the ones extreme enough to make the grade are the most likely to be trolls upholding their {{Kayfabe}}.



* Docfuture's LetsPlay of ''SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition'', a completely non-existent UpdatedRerelease of ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic 2]]''. The first video in the series is a pretty convincing hoax, but then every subsequent video adds increasing quantities of random crap to clue in the viewers that the whole thing is a joke.
** The only place where the satire really fails is the acapella rendition of Mystic Cave Zone's background music. Because it's ''awesome.''

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* Docfuture's LetsPlay of ''SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition'', ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition'', a completely non-existent UpdatedRerelease of ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic 2]]''. The first video in the series is a pretty convincing hoax, but then every subsequent video adds increasing quantities of random crap to clue in the viewers that the whole thing is a joke.
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joke. The only place where the satire really fails is the acapella rendition of Mystic Cave Zone's background music. Because it's ''awesome.''



* Back when ''[[http://badwebcomics.blogspot.com/ Your Webcomic is Bad and You Should Feel Bad]]'' was considered a big deal, Eli Parker (author of ''UnwindersTallComics'') created a fictional persona named Sonty Mick. The Mickster wrote his own webcomic review blog, ''[[http://webcomicssobad.blogspot.com/ These Web Comics Are So Bad]]''; his reviews were equal parts CausticCritic, ComicallyMissingThePoint, and CloudCuckoolander. (And many of the comics that Sonty railed against were actually some of Parker's favorites.) At times it bordered on outright trolling, as he would occasionally post -- in-character as Sonty -- on webcomic messageboards or the comments section of John Solomon's blog. Though people who mistook Sonty for a real person were more likely to feel sorry for the poor fool than to be angry at him.

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* Back when ''[[http://badwebcomics.blogspot.com/ Your Webcomic is Bad and You Should Feel Bad]]'' was considered a big deal, Eli Parker (author of ''UnwindersTallComics'') ''Webcomic/UnwindersTallComics'') created a fictional persona named Sonty Mick. The Mickster wrote his own webcomic review blog, ''[[http://webcomicssobad.blogspot.com/ These Web Comics Are So Bad]]''; his reviews were equal parts CausticCritic, ComicallyMissingThePoint, and CloudCuckoolander.{{Cloudcuckoolander}}. (And many of the comics that Sonty railed against were actually some of Parker's favorites.) At times it bordered on outright trolling, as he would occasionally post -- in-character as Sonty -- on webcomic messageboards or the comments section of John Solomon's blog. Though people who mistook Sonty for a real person were more likely to feel sorry for the poor fool than to be angry at him.



* ''LargeBagel'' doesn't even try to hide that it's a parody, it's so over-the-top and always lampshading itself. However people still confuse it for a bad cartoon like ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeMe'' or ''WebAnimation/NekoSugarGirls''.
** ''WebAnimation/NekoSugarGirls'' itself is actually a Stealth Parody. It becomes blatantly obvious as the series goes on, as well as by looking at the video tags. In fact a lot of {{fanime}} tend to be parodies.
** Sugoi Quest For Kokoro is a parody of bad homestuck self-insert OCs, but it's made to look like it's some little kid's video at first. It gradually becomes more noticable that it's a parody.
* WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob, who is a parody of {{Caustic Critic}}s who hate anything that isn't TrueArt. Of course, most of the movies he reviews are sleazy, poorly edited, tasteless gorefests, have plots with the integrity of [[PlotHole swiss cheese]], or some combination of the above, so many new viewers tend to genuinely believe that he's being serious with his criticisms. A few episodes make the parody clear, such as his reviews of ''Caligula'' and ''Pieces'' (where Brad appears AsHimself to explain the whole thing up front), his review of ''Maniac'' (where he combines actual criticisms by noted critics with blatant HypocriticalHumor), and the increase in jokes about how the Snob sometimes hates movies only because [[SlaveToPR he thinks he needs to hate]] [[ReviewsAreTheGospel anything that other critics hate.]]
** Watching the Snob praise ''Salo'' (an incredibly filthy Italian film which Brad despises but critics enjoy) is one of the most incredible parody moments ever put to film. The Snob spends the entire review sitting on the floor in his bathroom; most of his "serious" criticism of the film is punctuated by regular breaks to throw up violently into the toilet next to him.
** Similarly, [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Oancitizen]] mocks high-brow art film reviewers. His review of ''ASerbianFilm'', for instance, sees him praise the film while containing his rage until he can't take it anymore and his nose starts bleeding (similar to the ''Salo'' review above). Then he [[CrossesTheLineTwice tries to nuke Serbia.]] Somewhat averted in that he really ''is'' that obsessed with Creator/WilliamShakespeare.

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* ''LargeBagel'' doesn't even try to hide that it's a parody, it's so over-the-top and always lampshading itself. However people still confuse it for a bad cartoon like ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeMe'' or ''WebAnimation/NekoSugarGirls''.
** ''WebAnimation/NekoSugarGirls'' itself is actually a Stealth Parody. It becomes blatantly obvious as the series goes on, as well as by looking at the video tags. In fact a lot of {{fanime}} tend to be parodies.
** Sugoi Quest For Kokoro is a parody of bad homestuck self-insert OCs, but it's made to look like it's some little kid's video at first. It gradually becomes more noticable that it's a parody.
* WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob, who is a parody of {{Caustic Critic}}s who hate anything that isn't TrueArt. Of course, most of the movies he reviews are sleazy, poorly edited, tasteless gorefests, have plots with the integrity of [[PlotHole swiss cheese]], or some combination of the above, so many new viewers tend to genuinely believe that he's being serious with his criticisms. A few episodes make the parody clear, such as his reviews of ''Caligula'' and ''Pieces'' (where Brad appears AsHimself to explain the whole thing up front), his review of ''Maniac'' (where he combines actual criticisms by noted critics with blatant HypocriticalHumor), and the increase in jokes about how the Snob sometimes hates movies only because [[SlaveToPR he thinks he needs to hate]] [[ReviewsAreTheGospel anything that other critics hate.]]
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Watching the Snob praise ''Salo'' (an incredibly filthy Italian film which Brad despises but critics enjoy) is one of the most incredible parody moments ever put to film. The Snob spends the entire review sitting on the floor in his bathroom; most of his "serious" criticism of the film is punctuated by regular breaks to throw up violently into the toilet next to him.
** * Similarly, [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Oancitizen]] mocks high-brow art film reviewers. His review of ''ASerbianFilm'', for instance, sees him praise the film while containing his rage until he can't take it anymore and his nose starts bleeding (similar to the ''Salo'' review above). Then he [[CrossesTheLineTwice tries to nuke Serbia.]] Somewhat averted in that he really ''is'' that obsessed with Creator/WilliamShakespeare.
4th Sep '16 8:03:42 PM Gorzag
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* ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}''.
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon''
23rd Aug '16 4:28:48 PM Iris
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* One of the many theories about the origin of ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'', possibly the most infamous fanwork ever. Is it a brainless, overwrought angstfest starring a blatant MarySue AuthorAvatar or the self-aware work of somebody knowledgeable about early fan culture, lampooning the worst of the genre with a deft hand? You decide.
23rd Aug '16 3:24:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Aversion: Wiki/{{Conservapedia}}'s often accused of this, but, sadly, the founder is serious: he works for a conservative interest group headed by his mother and founded it when a student cited that Wikipedia used CE along with AD, which inspired him to create a wiki without "liberal bias". It's used to teach in his classes, in fact.

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* Aversion: Wiki/{{Conservapedia}}'s Conservapedia is often accused of this, but, sadly, the founder is serious: he works for a conservative interest group headed by his mother and founded it when a student cited that Wikipedia used CE along with AD, which inspired him to create a wiki without "liberal bias". It's used to teach in his classes, in fact.
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