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14th Jan '17 7:19:22 PM Idek618
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* This is simultaneously parodied and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' when the Warners meet UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk. They toss him into a dentist's chair and announce that they need to give him some "Anastasia." A girl in a tiara and a poofy dress then hit Rasputin on the head with a hammer. Dot [[BreakingTheFourthWall turns to the camera]] and deadpans, "Obscure joke. Talk to your parents."

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* This is simultaneously parodied and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' when the Warners meet UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk. They toss him into a dentist's chair and announce that they need to give him some "Anastasia." A girl in a tiara and a poofy dress then hit hits Rasputin on the head with a hammer. Dot [[BreakingTheFourthWall turns to the camera]] and deadpans, "Obscure joke. Talk to your parents."
13th Jan '17 2:57:02 PM TheSteelFire
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* Even certain video games are old enough to fall into this trope. For example: Brian Clevinger's ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' has permanently altered how Black Mage from ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy|I}}'' is perceived. Also, Clevinger recast the White Mage as TheChick in everyone's minds, even though the original character had AmbiguousGender. Clevinger didn't alter their personalities, he created ones where there were none in the first place. Originally, one must assume, the player was supposed to fill in the characters themselves, making ''Final Fantasy 1'' a very lonely place.

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* Even certain video games are old enough to fall into this trope. For example: Brian Clevinger's ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' has permanently altered how Black Mage from ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy|I}}'' is perceived. Also, Clevinger recast the White Mage as TheChick in everyone's minds, even though the original character had AmbiguousGender. Clevinger didn't alter their personalities, he created ones where there were none in the first place. Originally, one must assume, the player was supposed to fill in the characters themselves, making ''Final Fantasy 1'' a very lonely place.
30th Dec '16 12:11:11 PM camanda
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* "Mornington Crescent" is more likely to be known in the UK as the name of [[{{Calvinball}} one of the rounds]] from ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'' than as a station on UsefulNotes/TheLondonUnderground.

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* ''Rado/ImSorryIHaventAClue'': "The antidote to panel games" was born from the creative minds behind ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'' and conceived as an unscripted parody of panel shows. ''Clue'' has been on the air for over 40 years now and is better known than the shows it parodies, as well as itself becoming not so much an antidote but a ''template'' for the next generation of panel games.
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"Mornington Crescent" is more likely to may be better known in the UK as the name of [[{{Calvinball}} one of the rounds]] from ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'' ''I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue'' than as a station on UsefulNotes/TheLondonUnderground.
14th Dec '16 7:33:55 PM Luppercus
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** ''[[Series/{{Chespirito}} Chompiras and Botija]]'' is a parody of ''Series/TheHoneymooners'', problem is, the original Honeymooners never was popular in Latin America and nor even run in some countries, so very few Latins other than TV Geeks would know the reference.

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** ''[[Series/{{Chespirito}} Chompiras and Botija]]'' is a parody of ''Series/TheHoneymooners'', problem is, the original Honeymooners never was popular in Latin America and nor even run ran in some countries, so very few Latins other than TV Geeks would know the reference.
14th Dec '16 7:33:30 PM Luppercus
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* Famous Mexican comedian and writer ''Creator/{{Chespirito}}'' has several:
** ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' is a parody of both the {{superhero}} genre and the {{tokusatsu}} genre, especially ''Series/UltraMan'', but the show is so popular in Latin America and has been in reruns for so many decades that most people would probably associate Ultraman with Chapulin than vice versa.
** ''[[Series/{{Chespirito}} Chompiras and Botija]]'' is a parody of ''Series/TheHoneymooners'', problem is, the original Honeymooners never was popular in Latin America and nor even run in some countries, so very few Latins other than TV Geeks would know the reference.
11th Dec '16 11:10:18 PM BlackSunNocturne
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x4weajfqm0 Green and Purple]] by Kritikal is so wide-spread by Internet memes, most don't know it's a parody. It's popularity is mostly from the titular colors, rather than the subject of smoking marijuana.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x4weajfqm0 Green and Purple]] by Kritikal is so wide-spread by Internet memes, most don't know it's a parody. It's popularity is mostly from the titular colors, rather than the subject of [[OdeToIntoxication smoking marijuana.marijuana]]. And in an even stranger version of this, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzEemp1SLOM this]] ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' music video has almost double the views than the song on ''Kritikal's official Website/YouTube channel'' (the former video).
25th Nov '16 4:34:22 AM Robotech_Master
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** When Hayao Miyazaki made a film called ''Laputa: CastleInTheSky'', he apparently didn't understand that Swift's floating island of idiot-savants was meant as a scathing satire of scientists and the British crown, so simply presented it as a place of advanced technology and learning. He also had no way of knowing that the name of "Laputa" was derived from one of the worst possible epithets in Spanish, for the sake of a joke about etymology at the expense of the scientists Swift was lampooning. Consequently, most foreign releases of the anime elide the first word of the title.
15th Nov '16 2:53:41 PM DaibhidC
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* How many viewers of ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' realised it was a pastiche of 1910s film serials like ''The Perils of Pauline''? Okay, now how many realised the Hooded Claw is specifically based on the villain from the follow-up to ''Pauline'', ''The Exploits of Elaine'', who was known as the Clutching Hand?
11th Nov '16 10:07:34 PM Pren
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** A couple decades after the show gave us "The Monorail Song," a parody of "Trouble" from ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' did its own parody called "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000." The result was an amusing dichotomy where the show's target audience thought it was a reference to the Simpsons version, while the show's famous older PeripheryDemographic knew the original version.
10th Nov '16 4:11:04 PM Robotech_Master
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** ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' themselves (and their sibling Warner cartoons, "Merry Melodies") were originally named such as a [[DuelingShows parody/response]] to Disney's ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies''. Nowadays, ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' are considered as famous as the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts if not more so, and possibly the ''defacto'' AlternateCompanyEquivalent.

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** ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' themselves (and their sibling Warner cartoons, "Merry "Merrie Melodies") were originally named such as a [[DuelingShows parody/response]] to Disney's ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies''. Nowadays, ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' are considered as famous as the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts if not more so, and possibly the ''defacto'' AlternateCompanyEquivalent.
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