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15th Feb '18 9:21:08 PM jormis29
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* ''WesternAnimation/IvanhoeTheKingsKnight'' is about freeing King Richard I from his Austrian prison much like ''Series/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'' and the Robert Taylor ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'' film.

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* ''WesternAnimation/IvanhoeTheKingsKnight'' is about freeing King Richard I from his Austrian prison much like ''Series/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'' and the Robert Taylor ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'' Creator/RobertTaylor ''Film/{{Ivanhoe}}'' film.
12th Feb '18 10:31:03 AM Qrow
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* The appropriately titled 100th episode of ''Series/{{Psych}}'', "100 Clues", abounds with references to ''Film/{{Clue}}'', even including three of the actors and multiple endings.
** The episode "Last Night Gus" is based on TheHangover.

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* Numerous episodes of ''Series/{{Psych}}'' do this, typically with heavy Lampshading from [[MetaGuy Shawn and Gus]].
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The appropriately titled 100th episode of ''Series/{{Psych}}'', episode, "100 Clues", abounds with references to ''Film/{{Clue}}'', even including three of the actors and multiple endings.
** The episode "Last Night Gus" is based on TheHangover. TheHangover.
** "Shawn and Gus in Drag...Racing" actually manages to be a Whole Plot Reference to both ''Film/PointBreak'' ''and'' ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious''. Shawn and Gus infiltrate a group of adrenaline junkie car thieves when one of their members is murdered, but the two of them conflict over whether the leader is a charismatic but dangerous criminal like Bohdi (and the killer), or an AntiHero like Dom. [[spoiler: Turns out he was the killer]].
** "The Head, The Tail, The Whole Damn Episode" is one to ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' with the twist that [[spoiler:their Quint {{Expy}} was the killer, not the shark]].
** "Heeere's Lassie!" for ''Film/TheShining'', with Lassiter in the role of Jack.
11th Feb '18 6:51:23 PM StarSword
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* ''Literature/TheFourHorsemenUniverse'': The ShortStory "Unto the Last--Stand Fast" is a FantasyConflictCounterpart of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand_of_the_Swiss_Guard Stand of the Swiss Guard]] by way of Music/{{Sabaton}}'s song about the battle, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9BupglHdtM "The Last Stand"]], even using lyrics from the chorus as a TrustPassword.
10th Feb '18 8:30:21 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* The whole Hellfire Club section of the ''ComicBook/XMen'''s ''ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga'' is basically Creator/ChrisClaremont's riff on ''Series/TheAvengers'' episode "A Touch of Brimstone", in which Mrs Peel gets brainwashed into being the Hellfire Club's Queen of Sin by John Cleverly Cartney. Claremont even gives Mastermind the real name Jason Wyngarde, after Creator/PeterWyngarde, who played Cartney, and Series/JasonKing, Wyngarde's most famous role.

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* The whole Hellfire Club section of the ''ComicBook/XMen'''s ''ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga'' is basically Creator/ChrisClaremont's riff on ''Series/TheAvengers'' episode "A Touch of Brimstone", in which Mrs Mrs. Peel gets brainwashed into being becomes the Hellfire Club's Queen of Sin by under the "authority" of John Cleverly Cartney. Cartney.[[note]]Of course, Mrs. Peel was only going undercover, whereas her X-Men equivalent Jean Grey was [[AuthorAppeal naturally]], BrainwashedAndCrazy[[/note]] Claremont even gives Mastermind the real name Jason Wyngarde, after Creator/PeterWyngarde, who played Cartney, and Series/JasonKing, Wyngarde's most famous role.
2nd Feb '18 2:03:44 PM ZimFan89
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* A RecursiveFanfiction of the ''Fanfic/BothSyllables'' series called "For The Irken Who Has Everything" is, as one might assume, based entirely on ''ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything''.
* The ''Fanfic/HalloweenUnspectacular'' anthology series has a couple of examples:
** "You Have Died of Dysentery" from the original HU is ''VideoGame/OregonTrail'' with characters from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' characters.
** "Unidentified Flying Object" from [=HU3=] was originally meant to serve as the prologue of an ''Film/IndependenceDay'' clone that the author never got around to writing.
2nd Feb '18 9:42:49 AM erforce
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* The plot of ''Film/IpMan 2'' heavily borrowed from that of ''Film/RockyIV''. This includes: a rival-turned-friend killed in a fight against a foreign fighter, the main character training to avenge his death, and the fact that the fighter in question was supposed to be an unbeatable juggernaut. Ip Man himself went as far [[spoiler: as giving a speech promoting tolerance like Rocky did after he won the match]].

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* The plot of ''Film/IpMan 2'' ''Film/IpMan2'' heavily borrowed from that of ''Film/RockyIV''. This includes: a rival-turned-friend killed in a fight against a foreign fighter, the main character training to avenge his death, and the fact that the fighter in question was supposed to be an unbeatable juggernaut. Ip Man himself went as far [[spoiler: as giving a speech promoting tolerance like Rocky did after he won the match]].
2nd Feb '18 4:53:13 AM Cryoclaste
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** A [[CrossesTheLineTwice particularly audacious one]] was "Oh My, Meat Pie", which was based off SweeneyTodd, with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar thinly veiled references]] to the [[ImAHumanitarian ultimate source]] of the meats. Yes, on a ''cooking show''.

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** A [[CrossesTheLineTwice particularly audacious one]] was "Oh My, Meat Pie", which was based off SweeneyTodd, Theatre/SweeneyTodd, with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar thinly veiled references]] to the [[ImAHumanitarian ultimate source]] of the meats. Yes, on a ''cooking show''.
1st Feb '18 8:31:27 PM foxley
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* The ''Series/MacGyver'' episode "Countdown" is either a rare example played entirely straight, or a cynical attempt to rip off the plot of a film most of ''[=MacGyver=]'''s audience wouldn't have seen. The episode "Trumbo's World" went so far as to use footage from the movie it was ripping off. (Respectively, ''Juggernaut'' and ''[[Literature/LeiningenVersusTheAnts The Naked Jungle]]''). Then they pulled the hat trick with the episode "Thief of Budapest", which cribbed the footage from the climactic CarChase of ''Film/TheItalianJob1969'' almost whole-sale (only with footage of Mac and his friends of the week instead of Michael Caine's thief crew). A fourth episode, "Hellfire", is Creator/WilliamFriedkin's ''Film/{{Sorcerer}}'' with the change that Mac's [[MacGyvering regular on-the-spot inventiveness]] and general LighterAndSofter approach makes its ending unambiguously happier.

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* The ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' episode "Countdown" is either a rare example played entirely straight, or a cynical attempt to rip off the plot of a film most of ''[=MacGyver=]'''s audience wouldn't have seen. The episode "Trumbo's World" went so far as to use footage from the movie it was ripping off. (Respectively, ''Juggernaut'' and ''[[Literature/LeiningenVersusTheAnts The Naked Jungle]]''). Then they pulled the hat trick with the episode "Thief of Budapest", which cribbed the footage from the climactic CarChase of ''Film/TheItalianJob1969'' almost whole-sale (only with footage of Mac and his friends of the week instead of Michael Caine's thief crew). A fourth episode, "Hellfire", is Creator/WilliamFriedkin's ''Film/{{Sorcerer}}'' with the change that Mac's [[MacGyvering regular on-the-spot inventiveness]] and general LighterAndSofter approach makes its ending unambiguously happier.
26th Jan '18 4:41:10 AM jormis29
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* The whole Hellfire Club section of the ''ComicBook/XMen'''s ''ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga'' is basically Creator/ChrisClaremont's riff on ''Series/TheAvengers'' episode "A Touch of Brimstone", in which Mrs Peel gets brainwashed into being the Hellfire Club's Queen of Sin by John Cleverly Cartney. Claremont even gives Mastermind the real name Jason Wyngarde, after Peter Wyngarde, who played Cartney, and Series/JasonKing, Wyngarde's most famous role.

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* The whole Hellfire Club section of the ''ComicBook/XMen'''s ''ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga'' is basically Creator/ChrisClaremont's riff on ''Series/TheAvengers'' episode "A Touch of Brimstone", in which Mrs Peel gets brainwashed into being the Hellfire Club's Queen of Sin by John Cleverly Cartney. Claremont even gives Mastermind the real name Jason Wyngarde, after Peter Wyngarde, Creator/PeterWyngarde, who played Cartney, and Series/JasonKing, Wyngarde's most famous role.
8th Jan '18 8:30:02 AM JamesAustin
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** The ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' mission "Rannoch: Geth Fighter Squadrons" has Shepard get {{Brain Upload|ing}}ed into a very ''Film/{{TRON}}''-like ComputerWorld, where Shep has to fight bad code.

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** The ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' mission "Rannoch: Geth Fighter Squadrons" has Shepard get {{Brain Upload|ing}}ed into a very ''Film/{{TRON}}''-like ComputerWorld, [[InsideAComputerSystem computer world]], where Shep has to fight bad code.
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