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2nd May '16 5:24:58 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': A lot of sketches are parodies of British TV shows that were popular during the late 1960s and early 1970s. For example, "How To Do It?" is a spoof of the BBC children's program ''Series/BluePeter''. "The Golden Age of Ballooning" spoofed costume dramas on the BBC. ''Whicker's World'' spoofed TV presenter Alan Whicker who had a travel show. The spinning globe was also an official BBC bumper between broadcasts. The sketch ''The Bishop'' is a parody of the opening titles from ''Series/TheSaint''. Many people who grew up outside the United Kingdom or who are younger than the 1970s will probably not understand something is being parodied.

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A lot of sketches are parodies of British TV shows that were popular during the late 1960s and early 1970s. For example, "How To Do It?" is a spoof of the BBC children's program ''Series/BluePeter''. "The Golden Age of Ballooning" spoofed costume dramas on the BBC. ''Whicker's World'' spoofed TV presenter Alan Whicker who had a travel show. The spinning globe was also an official BBC bumper between broadcasts. The sketch ''The Bishop'' is a parody of the opening titles from ''Series/TheSaint''. Many people who grew up outside the United Kingdom or who are younger than the 1970s will probably not understand something is being parodied.parodied.
** ''Flying Circus'' managed to do this to a ''figure of speech'', of all things. The show's classic "Spanish Inquisition" sketch is kicked off when the Spanish Inquisition bursts into a boring British drawing room drama after a husband gets tired of being badgered with questions by his wife, and cries out, "Mr. Wentworth just told me to come in here and say that there was trouble at the mill, that's all! I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition!" Many younger viewers might be unaware that "I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition!" was a well-known StockJoke that had been used in English drama and television for decades before Monty Python came along; in classic absurdist fashion, the Pythons decided to use that phrase as a stepping stone for a nonsensical sketch where the Spanish Inquisition takes it as their cue [[AnachronismStew to ambush a hapless Victorian couple in the Yorkshire countryside]]. Of course, now that the Pythons' sketch is far better-known than the hackneyed old joke that it was mocking, it can be hard to get what made it so funny in the first place.
30th Apr '16 7:45:13 AM Littleroadyman
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* With the release of Milos Forman's FilmAmadeus/Amadeus in 1984, there was renewed interest in Antonio Salieri's music, having been in complete obscurity for many years.
27th Apr '16 10:06:44 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' used quite a few "[[InkSuitActor special guest voices]]" of celebrities of the era given {{Punny Name}}s, such as "Ann-Margrock" for actress Ann-Margaret and "Jimmy Darrock" for Jimmy Darren. Kids who grew up watching the reruns would have had no clue who these people were.



** Weekend Update's ''Point/Counterpoint'' ("Jane, you ignorant slut!"), was a parody of a ''Series/60Minutes'' segment that aired in the seventies until replaced by ''A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney''

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** Weekend Update's ''Point/Counterpoint'' ("Jane, you ignorant slut!"), was a parody of a ''Series/60Minutes'' ''Series/SixtyMinutes'' segment that aired in the seventies until it was replaced by ''A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney''Rooney''. The segment was also parodied by ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' ("I say, let 'em crash!").


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' used quite a few "[[InkSuitActor special guest voices]]" of celebrities of the era given {{Punny Name}}s, such as "Ann-Margrock" for actress Ann-Margaret and "Jimmy Darrock" for Jimmy Darren. Kids who grew up watching the reruns would have had no clue who these people were.
27th Apr '16 9:54:09 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* Say "It's showtime!" to anyone born before 1960 and that person is likely to think of Roy Scheider in ''Film/AllThatJazz''. But say the same line to anyone born after 1960 and ''that'' person will probably think of Creator/MichaelKeaton in ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}''. Or possibly of Wrestling/{{Sting}}. Or even more obscurely, the Eddie Murphy/Robert De Niro film, ''Film/{{Showtime}}''. Also, possibly, ''Film/{{Creepshow}}''.

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* Say "It's showtime!" to anyone born before 1960 and that person is likely to think of Roy Scheider in ''Film/AllThatJazz''. But say the same line to anyone born after 1960 and ''that'' person will probably think of Creator/MichaelKeaton in ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}''. Or possibly [[note]]That is, if they don't think of Wrestling/{{Sting}}. Or even more obscurely, Wrestling/{{Sting}}, the obscure Eddie Murphy/Robert De Niro film, ''Film/{{Showtime}}''. Also, possibly, film ''Film/{{Showtime}}'', or ''Film/{{Creepshow}}''.[[/note]]
27th Apr '16 9:11:25 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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*** Trigger Happy -- Jan & Dean / Music/TheBeachBoys and 60s "surf rock" in general

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*** Trigger Happy -- Jan & Dean Music/JanAndDean / Music/TheBeachBoys and 60s "surf rock" 1960's SurfRock in general
10th Apr '16 4:38:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Most ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' viewers don't seem to be aware that Roger's distinctive voice and mannerisms ([[HeyItsThatVoice done by Seth MacFarlane]]) are intended to parody Paul Lynde.

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* Most ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' viewers don't seem to be aware that Roger's distinctive voice and mannerisms ([[HeyItsThatVoice done (done by Seth MacFarlane]]) MacFarlane) are intended to parody Paul Lynde.
5th Apr '16 1:07:07 PM TARINunit9
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* The Kitsune^2 song, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvFNU_vN5JI Avast Your Ass]] is a popular song for remixes. One such remix, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbIGnY_DSIE Avast Fluttershy's Ass]] is more often searched for than the original, and has over twice as many views. The fact that it's about [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Fluttershy]] is most likely a huge contributing factor to this.

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* The Kitsune^2 song, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvFNU_vN5JI Avast Your Ass]] is a popular song for remixes. One such remix, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbIGnY_DSIE Avast Fluttershy's Ass]] (or whatever title the author has changed it to by now) is more often searched for than the original, and has over twice as many views. The fact that it's about [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Fluttershy]] is most likely a huge contributing factor to this.
13th Mar '16 2:44:09 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* "Aquarela do Brasil" ("Watercolor of Brazil") dates back to 1939, and gained initial success in the States via the Creator/{{Disney}} film ''Disney/SaludosAmigos''. However, due to being one of two songs in Creator/TerryGilliam's ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', most people most commonly associate it with that, and as a result just call it "Brazil" or "the song from ''Brazil''". The younger set will probably only remember it from the ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' trailer. And the lyrics (or anything beyond the initial "bum-bum-bum, bum-bum-bum-ba-bum"s) are virtually forgotten.

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* "Aquarela do Brasil" ("Watercolor of Brazil") dates back to 1939, and gained initial success in the States via the Creator/{{Disney}} film ''Disney/SaludosAmigos''. However, due to being one of two songs in Creator/TerryGilliam's ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', most people most commonly associate it with that, and as a result just call it "Brazil" or "the song from ''Brazil''".''Brazil''" (to be fair, the song was commonly known under that first name long before the film came along). The younger set will probably only remember it from the ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' trailer. And the lyrics (or anything beyond the initial "bum-bum-bum, bum-bum-bum-ba-bum"s) are virtually forgotten.
13th Mar '16 2:37:12 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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*** That is UNLESSSSSSSSS you are a child of TheOughts, brought up by the Interwebs... in this case you will definitely recognize it as... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXgoJ0f5EsQ Anita Renfroe's Momisms.]]

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*** That is UNLESSSSSSSSS you are *** ... or a child of TheOughts, brought up by the Interwebs... in this case you will definitely recognize it as... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXgoJ0f5EsQ Anita Renfroe's Momisms.]]
2nd Mar '16 2:16:48 AM Morgenthaler
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** Referenced in TheFlashTub [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/flash-tub/gamescott-reviews-cartoon.php Gamescott Review]] (which is a parody of both 90's internet videos and internet game reviews) in the end credits, crediting Papa Roach's "Last Resort" to "Weird Al", since Weird Al did cover it in one of his medleys.

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** Referenced in TheFlashTub WebAnimation/TheFlashTub [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/flash-tub/gamescott-reviews-cartoon.php Gamescott Review]] (which is a parody of both 90's internet videos and internet game reviews) in the end credits, crediting Papa Roach's "Last Resort" to "Weird Al", since Weird Al did cover it in one of his medleys.
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