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23rd Jan '16 4:36:53 PM nombretomado
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* ShallowParody: There's a parody of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' made during the final season where Batman (played by Matt Braunger) couldn't afford good gadgets because of how bad the American economy has become and make it seem like that without gadgets, his villains could easily kick his ass. While it ''is'' funny, any Batman aficionado will tell you that Batman portrayals haven't been especially gadget-heavy since the campy 1960s TV show starring AdamWest, and, while, Batman still has the coolest toys in later incarnations, he relies mainly on his detective work and physical abilities. Though this case of ShallowParody is undercut with some RuleOfFunny, as the sketch more made fun of the fact that the American economy is in the crapper and a lot of once-rich people are trying to be inventive and resourceful in laughably bad ways.
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* ShallowParody: There's a parody of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' made during the final season where Batman (played by Matt Braunger) couldn't afford good gadgets because of how bad the American economy has become and make it seem like that without gadgets, his villains could easily kick his ass. While it ''is'' funny, any Batman aficionado will tell you that Batman portrayals haven't been especially gadget-heavy since the campy 1960s TV show starring AdamWest, Creator/AdamWest, and, while, Batman still has the coolest toys in later incarnations, he relies mainly on his detective work and physical abilities. Though this case of ShallowParody is undercut with some RuleOfFunny, as the sketch more made fun of the fact that the American economy is in the crapper and a lot of once-rich people are trying to be inventive and resourceful in laughably bad ways.
27th Nov '15 4:50:50 PM nombretomado
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Much like ''SaturdayNightLive'', a lot of fans have cited many cast and writer changes (and a change in studio and show format in its last couple years) as a reason why the show went downhill, as well as the show being based on ''MAD Magazine'' despite that all of the magazine's hallmarks (Alfred E. Neuman and his "What me worry" catchphrase, the Don Martin shorts, and the "Spy vs. Spy" cartoons) were phased out after season 3 and the show became a cheap knock-off of post-1970s ''SNL'' mixed in with ''InLivingColor'' in its fourth and fifth season and the short-lived pre-''Series/{{MADtv}}'' sketch shows, ''House of Buggin'' and ''Saturday Night Special''.
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Much like ''SaturdayNightLive'', ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', a lot of fans have cited many cast and writer changes (and a change in studio and show format in its last couple years) as a reason why the show went downhill, as well as the show being based on ''MAD Magazine'' despite that all of the magazine's hallmarks (Alfred E. Neuman and his "What me worry" catchphrase, the Don Martin shorts, and the "Spy vs. Spy" cartoons) were phased out after season 3 and the show became a cheap knock-off of post-1970s ''SNL'' mixed in with ''InLivingColor'' in its fourth and fifth season and the short-lived pre-''Series/{{MADtv}}'' sketch shows, ''House of Buggin'' and ''Saturday Night Special''.
18th Nov '15 9:27:58 PM Delphi
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** The "Coz" sketch (a parody of Oz starring Bill Cosby) ended with Cosby about to commit rape. Yeah, about that...
10th Nov '15 12:14:50 PM Anddrix
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* DudeNotFunny: ** Done purposely with the Bible Dude sketches (where gays are fried by heat vision and Hillary Duff is a conduit for Satan). ** Lots of other sketches on ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' would be considered this due to the show's heavy use of BlackComedy and gross-out humor. For example: *** A sketch about a [[TheFifties Fifties]]-themed diner that many would like to forget had the owners of the establishment take CringeComedy to new lows and DeliberateValuesDissonance to its disturbingly logical conclusion by treating some black customers the way an "average" white person would have supposedly treated them in the '50s: ignoring their orders, making [[FauxAffablyEvil backhandedly rude comments]] to them in passing, and finally threatening them with a large fire hose when they started complaining [[ArtisticLicenseHistory (not realizing - or caring - that the last phenomenon took place in the sixties, and only in a particular region of the country, and only under extreme circumstances)]]. The black husband finally declared that he hated the diner and that he was going to burn the place down. Made worse by the fact that racial discrimination in restaurants, while not extreme enough to warrant a fire hose, is a problem that still happens periodically in modern times. ** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C07ghqnlLFg Cindy]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4BzTmq0sE0 Delmont]] sketches which involve a competent, confident, and put-together fat woman not noticing that she's being insulted by the person she's talking to. Fat jokes abound yet the woman isn't neither sex crazy, gluttonous, lazy, slobby, nor a {{Jerkass}}. We are entreated with a {{Jerkass}} that is confused by the sight of a fat woman getting around well.
23rd Jul '15 1:12:39 PM SCBlue
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** Becomes somewhat HilariousInHindsight when the sequel ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' does in fact have Bruce Wayne's company hit by hard economic times and having difficulty, culminating in his losing his personal fortune as well. And he does indeed get the everloving crap beaten out of him when he has to go hand-to-hand with no gadgets. Of course it was played out with more nuance, but one has to be amused that the parody was halfway prescient.
26th Jun '15 11:31:31 PM toongrrl1990
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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXUmd-T8mfM "Huge Momma Fatso"]] sketch predicted [[BigMommasHouse Big Momma's House 3]]
14th Feb '15 1:59:55 PM toongrrl1990
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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C07ghqnlLFg Cindy]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4BzTmq0sE0 Delmont]] sketches which involve a competent, confident, and put-together fat woman not noticing that she's being insulted by the person she's talking to. Fat jokes abound yet the woman isn't neither sex crazy, gluttonous, lazy, slobby, nor a {{Jerkass}}. We are entreated with a {{Jerkass}} that is confused by the sight of a fat woman getting around well.
19th Dec '14 3:11:15 AM flannelpjs
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** Stewart, though like most of the show's popular characters he suffered from overuse.
25th Nov '14 8:13:06 PM Bartzv
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** The Vancome Lady is also very popular.
4th Nov '14 11:04:15 PM phoenix79
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: One episode from the late 1990s had a FullHouse parody of a TV movie reunion. The RunningGag was of the Olsen twins obviously changing between shots, with Mary Kate being overweight. This is hard to watch considering she developed an eating disorder as an adult.
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