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13th Aug '17 7:57:33 AM mirisu92
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* This has been done a number of times with the classic novel ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', resulting in the novel ''Revenge'' by Creator/StephenFry, SF classic ''Literature/TheStarsMyDestination'' and the Filipino classic ''Literature/ElFilibusterismo'', right down to the main character's arc.

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* This has been done a number of times with the classic novel ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', resulting in the novel ''Revenge'' [[note]]original title: ''The Stars' Tennis Balls''[[/note]] by Creator/StephenFry, SF classic ''Literature/TheStarsMyDestination'' ''Literature/TheStarsMyDestination'', and the Filipino classic ''Literature/ElFilibusterismo'', right down to the main character's arc.


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* ''Series/{{Revenge}}'' does a GenderFlip of ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' but otherwise uses roughly the same plotline.
13th Aug '17 7:14:21 AM DaibhidC
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* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' has a parody of ''Film/TheThirdMan'' titled "The Third Mouse". This is just one of many Creator/OrsonWelles in-jokes added into the show due to the Brain having [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed a vocal similarity to the actor.]] An even more subtle one is "Yes, Always", an homage to an infamous clip of Welles going ballistic while doing commercial voiceovers. The story goes that Creator/MauriceLaMarche (Brain's voice actor) used the "Yes, Always" clip as a warm-up, so they wrote an episode spoofing it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' has a ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''
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parody of ''Film/TheThirdMan'' titled "The Third Mouse". This is just one of many Creator/OrsonWelles in-jokes added into the show due to the Brain having [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed a vocal similarity to the actor.]] An even more subtle one is "Yes, Always", an homage to an infamous clip of Welles going ballistic while doing commercial voiceovers. The story goes that Creator/MauriceLaMarche (Brain's voice actor) used the "Yes, Always" clip as a warm-up, so they wrote an episode spoofing it.it.
** ''Mouse of La Mancha'' was a parody of ''Theatre/ManOfLaMancha'', complete with FramingStory, as the Brain told the other lab mice the story of "Don Cerebro".
9th Aug '17 1:35:13 AM Luppercus
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** They also have a Christmas episode parody of ''Literature/TheGrinch'', with song and everything.
9th Aug '17 1:19:44 AM Luppercus
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* More than you can count in ''WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld'' as the entire concept of the show is based around Bobby's imagination making parodies of famous movie plots. For a 6 year old Bobby is quite a cinephile and has seen lots of movies that are nor even for kids.
9th Aug '17 1:17:49 AM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "Citizen Ghost", well [[Film/CitizenKane the reference is obvious]].
* ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates'' has an episode based on ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
7th Aug '17 2:37:56 PM Gemser
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* ''VideoGame/HauntingStarringPolterguy'' is a WPR to ''{{Film/Poltergeist}}''. Comes with a lot of [[ShoutOut ShoutOuts]].
13th Jul '17 7:35:12 AM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'':
** The War in Heaven event chain in the ''Leviathan'' expansion pack is a plot reference to ''Series/BabylonFive''. Two hyper-advanced and [[ScaryDogmaticAliens scarily dogmatic]] {{Precursors}} clash in a titanic war across the galaxy, leaving the more primitive races to take sides or stay the hell out of the way.
** In ''Utopia'', making a Covenant with the End of the Cycle will lead to you renacting [[spoiler:the Fall of the Eldar from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. You use your advanced technology and psychic powers to become the undisputed masters of the galaxy, only to unwittingly give rise to an EldritchAbomination which obliterates your empire and your race, leaving only a small handful on a far-flung world, despised by all.]]
10th Jul '17 11:53:01 PM TimeLordVictorious
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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E8MummyOnTheOrientExpress Mummy on the Orient Express]]" is ''Murder on the Orient Express''...[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]] and with A MUMMY!

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E8MummyOnTheOrientExpress "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E8MummyOnTheOrientExpress Mummy on the Orient Express]]" is ''Murder on the Orient Express''...[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]] and with A MUMMY!
10th Jul '17 11:52:13 PM TimeLordVictorious
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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E8MummyOnTheOrientExpress Mummy on the Orient Express]]" is ''Murder on the Orient Express''...[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]] and with A MUMMY!
23rd Jun '17 7:38:52 PM bettername2come
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** The episode "Last Night Gus" is based on TheHangover.
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