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25th Feb '17 1:14:15 PM Kadorhal
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* So far, the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' seems to consist mainly of these.

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* So far, the The AnimatedAdaptation of ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' seems to consist consists mainly of these.
25th Feb '17 1:10:45 PM Kadorhal
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* A mission in ''VideoGame/{{HAWX}}'', "Operation Whitehorse" has the player defend a space shuttle launch pad and the shuttle itself, carrying a super weapon to even the playing field in the war against enemy attack. First, the enemy sends wave after wave of airborne-dropped tanks, dropped from cargo planes. Then they begin sending jets to try and kill it. When all else fails, they start firing cruise missiles at it. A near-identical mission appears in ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'', "The White Bird Part I".

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* A mission in ''VideoGame/{{HAWX}}'', "Operation Whitehorse" has the player defend a space shuttle launch pad and the shuttle itself, carrying a super weapon to even the playing field in the war against enemy attack. First, the enemy sends wave after wave of airborne-dropped tanks, dropped from cargo planes. Then they begin sending jets to try and kill it. When all else fails, they start firing cruise missiles at it. A near-identical mission appears in ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'', "The White "White Bird Part I".



** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' is a total retread of ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' but with a dark conspiracy subplot as well. All of the setpieces are the same - finding a female soldier in the women's bathroom, Gray Fox warning you about mines using an anonymous radio frequency, a key that's a 'shape memory alloy' that changes with heat, punching the EvilCounterpart to death after losing your inventory, a cyborg ninja turns out to be a character from the previous game, a mysterious woman is revealed through dramatic irony to have a tragic part in Gray Fox's life, there's a battle with a helicopter using missiles, and many, many more. This differs from ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', which also retread much of this territory but the similarity was frequently lampshaded, exploited by GenreSavvy main characters and eventually revealed as plot important, since in ''Metal Gear Solid'' no-one points out the similarities at all and Snake is completely {{Genre Blind|ness}} to them.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' is ''Film/TheRock'' with the serial numbers filed off (New York instead of San Francisco, nukes rather than bioweapons) down to the occasional HomageShot and Harry Gregson-Williams doing the music in the same style - but also incorporating bits of pomo novel ''Literature/TheNewYorkTrilogy''. [[spoiler:A major plot point revealed near the end of the game is that it's also an intentional, in-universe retread of the first ''Metal Gear Solid'', though ironically right around when this reveal happens is when it starts going off the rails into... well, [[GainaxEnding something different]].]]

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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' is a total retread of ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' but with a dark conspiracy subplot as well. All of the setpieces are the same - finding a female soldier in the women's bathroom, Gray Fox warning you about mines using an anonymous radio frequency, a key that's a 'shape memory alloy' that changes with heat, punching the EvilCounterpart to death after losing your inventory, a cyborg ninja turns out to be a character from the previous game, a mysterious woman is revealed through dramatic irony to have a tragic part in Gray Fox's life, there's a battle with a helicopter using missiles, and many, many more. This differs from ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', which also retread much of this territory but the similarity was frequently lampshaded, exploited by GenreSavvy main characters and eventually revealed as plot important, since in ''Metal Gear Solid'' no-one points out the similarities at all and Snake is completely {{Genre Blind|ness}} to them.
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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' is ''Film/TheRock'' with the serial numbers filed off (New York instead of San Francisco, nukes rather than bioweapons) down to the occasional HomageShot and Harry Gregson-Williams doing the music in the same style - but also incorporating bits of pomo novel ''Literature/TheNewYorkTrilogy''. [[spoiler:A major plot point revealed near the end of the game is that it's also an intentional, in-universe retread of the first ''Metal Gear Solid'', though ironically Solid'' - an isolated island facility that's actually the testing ground for Metal Gear taken over by ex-special forces, having taken hostages and demanding a ransom, threatening the US government with a nuke if the demands aren't met, a lone FOXHOUND soldier sent in to stop them, both main hostages dying not long after they're located, the presence of a cyborg ninja who assists via radio, the lone soldier getting his gear (and clothes) taken away near the end - though, ironically, right around when this reveal happens is when it starts things have started going off the rails into... well, [[GainaxEnding something different]].]]



** ''Film/KingKong1933'', ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' and ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' (again) - "To A Theatre Near You"

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** ''Film/KingKong1933'', ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' and ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' ''Planet of the Apes'' (again) - "To A Theatre Near You"
24th Feb '17 2:26:47 PM Kadorhal
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* While Creator/MelBrooks is [[AsYouKnow fond of referencing/parodying films, classic and contemporary, in his works]], ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' is essentially a cross between ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight''.

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* While Creator/MelBrooks is [[AsYouKnow fond of referencing/parodying films, classic and contemporary, in his works]], works, ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' is essentially a cross between ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight''.



* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':''VideoGame/MetalGear'':
24th Feb '17 2:22:15 PM Kadorhal
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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' is ''Film/TheRock'' with the serial numbers filed off (New York instead of San Francisco, nukes rather than bioweapons) down to the occasional HomageShot and Harry Gregson-Williams doing the music in the same style - but also incorporating bits of pomo novel ''Literature/TheNewYorkTrilogy''.

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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' is ''Film/TheRock'' with the serial numbers filed off (New York instead of San Francisco, nukes rather than bioweapons) down to the occasional HomageShot and Harry Gregson-Williams doing the music in the same style - but also incorporating bits of pomo novel ''Literature/TheNewYorkTrilogy''. [[spoiler:A major plot point revealed near the end of the game is that it's also an intentional, in-universe retread of the first ''Metal Gear Solid'', though ironically right around when this reveal happens is when it starts going off the rails into... well, [[GainaxEnding something different]].]]
18th Feb '17 2:56:21 PM Vir
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* The ''WebAnimation/MightyMagiswords'' episode "Grup Jam" is a huge love letter to ''Film/SpaceJam''.
16th Feb '17 1:24:39 PM ILikeRobots
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** The plot of the sequel, ''Anime/QueensBlade Rebellion'' (but only in the novelizations) is a mix between the plots of both ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'' and some aspects from the Chinese classic ''Literature/WaterMargin'' (the one who '' Videogame/{{Suikoden}}'' took inspiration of) and even some aspects from ''Franchise/StarWars''. [[spoiler:Especially the main villain being the mother of two of the main heroines, Annelotte and Aldra.]]

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** The plot of the sequel, ''Anime/QueensBlade Rebellion'' (but only in the novelizations) is a mix between the plots of both ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'' ''Videogame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight'' and ''Videogame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem'' and some aspects from the Chinese classic ''Literature/WaterMargin'' (the one who '' Videogame/{{Suikoden}}'' took inspiration of) and even some aspects from ''Franchise/StarWars''. [[spoiler:Especially the main villain being the mother of two of the main heroines, Annelotte and Aldra.]]
15th Feb '17 9:55:28 AM FF32
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* ''VideoGame/{{Chaser}}'' closely follows the plotline of ''Film/TotalRecall1990'', right down to the TwistEnding.
25th Jan '17 1:53:42 PM Vir
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** The episode "The Six Million Dollar Mon" parallels the ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' episode "Farewell, 2 Arms", where like Molly in the latter, Hermes begins replacing parts of his body with newer, more efficient parts until he's nigh unrecognizable. Also like Molly trying to top her transformation by replacing her head with Bumpy's, Hermes tries to complete his by replacing his brain with a robot brain.
22nd Jan '17 8:08:26 AM Mimic1990
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* ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' to Literature/TheBible story of the same name (Genesis chapter 22).
22nd Jan '17 5:30:19 AM fearlessnikki
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* Many teenage romantic comedies do this. To name a few, ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' is Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/{{Emma}}'', ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' is Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'', and ''Film/ShesTheMan'' is Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TwelfthNight.''

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* Many teenage romantic comedies do this. To name With the success of ''{{Film/Clueless}}'' - a few, ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' is Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/{{Emma}}'', retelling of Jane Austen's ''{{Literature/Emma}}'' set in a modern high school - a wave of similar teen comedy versions of classic fiction appeared on the market:
** ''Film/ShesAllThat'' for ''{{Theatre/Pygmalion}}''.
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''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' is Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'', and for ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew''.
** ''Film/GetOverIt'' for ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream''.
** ''Film/CruelIntentions'' for ''Literature/DangerousLiaisons''.
** ''O'' for ''{{Theatre/Othello}}''.
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''Film/ShesTheMan'' came along later but is Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TwelfthNight.''still this to ''Theatre/TwelfthNight''.



* ''Film/TheFaculty'' for ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''. One GenreSavvy character also points out that ''Invasion'' took a lot from a book called ''The Puppetmaster''.



** The Season 5 premiere "A Witch's Tail" has a [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid a mermaid making a deal with the sea witch to become human so she can find love]]. Phoebe also gets turned into a mermaid, which is an obvious nod to the fact that her actress Creator/AlyssaMilano was who Ariel was modelled after.
* ''Series/TinMan'' is a retelling of ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' in a ScienceFantasy setting. It's technically the actual Oz from the film - just with a few hundred years of technological advancements.



* An episode of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' features the class putting on a production of ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream''. When couples are cast in the wrong parts - Cody plays Bottom, his girlfriend Gwen gets cast as Hermia and Zack is Lysander - it causes a massive LoveDodecahedron, which one character lampshades as being similar to the play.
* While ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'' is a FracturedFairyTale featuring many subversions and deconstructions of classic fairy tales, it does contain one subtle Whole Plot Reference - the romance between Virginia and Wolf, who is a werewolf that undergoes a HeelFaceTurn because of his love for her. Notice that ''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast'' is the one tale that isn't mentioned directly?



** ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' - "Story Hour"

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** ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' - "Story Hour"Hcour"
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