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24th Sep '16 5:57:59 PM billybobfred
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applejack_(beverage) Applejack]] was originally a potent form of distilled apple brandy. However, for the last few decades it has been more commonly known as a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Jacks breakfast cereal]] that once counterintuitively used the fact that it ''doesn't'' taste like apples as a marketing gimmick. And now that the cereal commercials aren't airing as frequently, a lot of people now associate "Applejack" with [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/FriendshipIsMagicApplejack the My Little Pony character of the same name.]]

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applejack_(beverage) Applejack]] was originally a potent form of distilled apple brandy. However, for the last few decades it has been more commonly known as a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Jacks breakfast cereal]] that once counterintuitively used the fact that it ''doesn't'' taste like apples as a marketing gimmick. And now that the cereal commercials aren't airing as frequently, a lot of people now associate "Applejack" with [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/FriendshipIsMagicApplejack [[Characters/FriendshipIsMagicApplejack the My Little Pony character of the same name.]]
20th Sep '16 2:07:33 PM Captain_Tragedy
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*** Frank's 2000" TV -- Music/{{REM}}
9th Sep '16 7:19:20 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* Baba Booey, the nickname of Creator/HowardStern's producer Gary Dell'Abate, is probably more well known than whose name it was a mispronunciation of - WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw's sidekick Baba Looey.
7th Sep '16 7:33:11 AM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* Adding the phrase "Electric Boogaloo" to the name of any sequel has become so commonplace that people may not be aware it's a reference to the 80s movie ''Film/Breakin2ElectricBoogaloo''.
5th Sep '16 11:20:37 AM IlGreven
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** Drew's version also contained several jokes about the quality and success of the TV movie ''Film/Geppetto'', an adaptation of ''Pinocchio'' which Drew starred in and Wayne Brady was featured in. It's forgettable enough that most people only know of it now through its ridicule on ''Whose Line''.

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** Drew's version also contained several jokes about the quality and success of the TV movie ''Film/Geppetto'', ''Film/{{Geppetto}}'', an adaptation of ''Pinocchio'' which Drew starred in and Wayne Brady was featured in. It's forgettable enough that most people only know of it now through its ridicule on ''Whose Line''.
5th Sep '16 11:20:15 AM IlGreven
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** Drew's version also contained several jokes about the quality and success of the TV movie ''Film/Geppetto'', an adaptation of ''Pinocchio'' which Drew starred in and Wayne Brady was featured in. It's forgettable enough that most people only know of it now through its ridicule on ''Whose Line''.
4th Sep '16 11:12:54 PM erforce
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** Yet Snagglepus himself is sometimes confused with ThePinkPanther in countries where that character is more familiar.

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** Yet Snagglepus himself is sometimes confused with ThePinkPanther WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther in countries where that character is more familiar.
24th Aug '16 5:52:01 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' has a sketch where a film crew is making a movie called ''Film/ScottOfTheAntarctic'', about the failed expedition of polar explorer Robert Falcon Scott. Most viewers nowadays would be amazed that there actually ''is'' a movie with that title. ''Scott Of The Antarctic'' (1947) is a faithful adaptation of the actual real life tragedy, but is mostly forgotten nowadays.

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' has a sketch where a film crew is making a movie called ''Film/ScottOfTheAntarctic'', about the failed expedition of polar explorer Robert Falcon Scott. Most viewers nowadays would be amazed that there actually ''is'' a movie with that title. ''Scott Of The of the Antarctic'' (1947) is a faithful adaptation of the actual real life tragedy, but is mostly forgotten nowadays.



* The Franchise/JamesBond examples elsewhere on this page are ironic, given that the Bond franchise was itself a parody of the spy thrillers of the 1950s.
23rd Aug '16 4:57:58 PM pinkdalek
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* The {{Twitter}} parody account ''@seinfeldToday'' got very popular in 2014-2015 sharing imaginary Seinfeld plots based around modern technology, and was widely criticsed for being lame and uninspired (including by Creator/LarryDavid). One of its critics started a parody account of the parody account, ''@seinfeld2000'', which contained [[StylisticSuck dreadful spelling and grammar]], surreal and horrifying plotlines, and very well-produced parody {{Mashup}} videos and music. ''@seinfeld2000'' has outlived ''@seinfeldToday'' and made ''Series/Seinfeld'' [[MemeticMutation a popular meme]].
18th Aug '16 11:17:21 AM TheDiego908
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* In the [[MemeticMutation memetic]] exchange between Richter Belmont and Dracula from the VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight localization, the line "What is a man!? A miserable little pile of secrets!" is actually a quote from the preface of André Malraux's ''Antimémoires''.
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