Notzilla
A Stock Parody of a certain giant monster.


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"It looks like Godzilla, but due to copyright laws, it's not!"
--Two Japanese men, Austin Powers in Goldmember

Ah, Godzilla. One of the most easily recognized monsters in fiction. A giant reptilian monster that rampages across Tokyo. Because of his recognizeability, writers/directors/producers/etc. will often use a parody of him for spoofs of giant monster attacks.

Enter the Notzilla. The Notzilla is a Stock Parody of Godzilla used in movies, cartoons, TV shows, and other forms of media. While the Notzilla may bear a resemblence to the famous Japanese movie monster, he may also be just a generic reptilian monster with "-zilla" at the end of his name. The Notzilla may also parody other aspects of Japanese monster movies such as bad dubbing and cheesy special effects.

Compare Rent-a-Zilla which simply involves some sort of giant creature (not always a Godzilla parody) attacking a major city in a non-Kaiju themed work.

Examples:

  • In the cartoon series, Rugrats, one of the recurring Show Within a Show characters was a child-friendly giant monster named "Reptar".
    • One hour-long special even centered around a Reptar-themed spoof of Godzilla VS Mechagodzilla.
  • The video game Rampage features Lizzie, a woman who has mutated into a giant Godzilla-esque lizard monster.
  • An episode of What's New, Scooby-Doo? has a giant monster named "Shagzilla". He's supposed to be Shaggy cursed to transform into a Godzilla parody at night (Actually, it's a giant robot built by the villain of the week.).
  • An episode of South Park had Barbra Streisand turn into a giant Godzilla-like monster.
  • In the Mr. Bogus episode "Totally Bogus Video", Bogus meets up with a Godzilla-esque monster after entering a monster movie.
  • One episode of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show featured a character called "Dadzilla".
    • Another episode had Bowser transforming into a giant monster called "Koopazilla" and fighting a giant version of Mario.
  • The Pokémon Tyranitar is a reference to Godzilla. Several Pokedex entries even state that it goes into destructive rampages.
  • A Looney Tunes short had Daffy being a stand-up comedian for an audience of monsters and nearly gets eaten by "Smogzilla".
  • An entire Pinky and the Brain short did a spoof on the original Gojira parodying not only the monster, but the dubbing and the effects as well.
  • Dragon magazine once had a editor's note about their refusal to print D-n-D stats for Godzilla, the editor at the time simply stated that, licensing issues aside, they could change his name to "Herman" and most PC's would be lizard food.
  • One level of the video game Bart's Nightmare has Bart dreaming he's a giant monster named "Bartzilla".
  • A special episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 had Crow making a spoof of the 1998 remake of Godzilla (since they weren't allowed to review it) using a toy iguana calling it "Goshzilla".
  • There was a children's book callled "Dogzilla".
  • An episode of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius had the group going to Japan for a baseball tournament with Sheen wanting to meet "Bonzilla" while there. He does, and Bonzilla turns out to be very tiny.
  • One short in Tiny Toon Adventures has Babs daydreaming she's "Babzilla" while taking a bath.
  • The film Austin Powers In Goldmember lampshades this with to Japanese men running from a monster statue that vaguely resembles Godzilla.
    • "It looks like Godzilla, but due to copyright laws, it's not!"
  • An episode of DuckTales has a brief scene where the characters are watching a parody of Godzilla on TV.
  • In the holiday special, Olive the Other Reindeer has a Godzilla parody and an Ultraman parody shown when Olive flies over Japan.
  • Sonic X has Weasel using a flamethrower on a Godzilla lookalike.
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot features one scene where the heroes remove part of Jenny's body from the foot of a Godzilla-esque monster in Japan.
  • An episode of Eek! The Cat features a monster named "Bigzilla".
  • In one episode of The Mask, The Mask transforms into a giant Godzilla-esque monster.
  • An entire short in Dexter's Laboratory features Dexter transforming into a Godzilla parody and trying to escape from Dee-Dee who has transformed into a giant spider-monster (She was trying to tell him a joke).
  • One episode of Detective Conan had the heroes on tour of a studio that featured a spoof of Godzilla and Gamera called "Gomera".
  • An episode of Muppets Tonight featured Kermit as "Frogzilla".
  • A couple of episodes of The Adventures Of The Mini Goddesses involve a rat transforming into a Godzilla parody.
  • One episode of CatDog features the titular duo watching a movie called "Catzilla".
  • Ultra-Pipi from Invader Zim is a giant hamster monster that resembles Godzilla.
  • There's a Russian(?) cartoon short that features a Godzilla parody.
  • The video game The Revenge Of Shinobi features a boss battle against a Godzilla parody.
  • In the video game Super Bonk, eating ham transforms the player character into a bizarre-looking Godzilla-esque monster.
  • One level in the video game Gex: Enter The Gecko has the titular lizard transforming into "Gexzilla".
  • The video game Destroy All Humans! 2 features a monster named "Kojira".
  • The Zillo Beast from Star Wars: The Clone Wars is an homage/parody of Godzilla.
  • There was an old Tootsie Pop commercial that had a kid asking a giant robot and a Godzilla parody the old question "How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?".
  • An episode of The Fairly Oddparents had a sleep-deprived Timmy accidentally wish for a Godzilla parody to destroy the city.
    • Another episode featured a giant robot named "Dogzilla".
  • An episode of Chowder featured Mung Daal and Truffles dressed up as parodies of Godzilla and Mothra before being stepped on by another Godzilla parody.
  • One episode of the series Class of 3000 had a Funny Background Event of a Godzilla parody fighting a Mothra parody.
  • The Digimon Tyrannomon is supposed to be a parody/homage to Godzilla.
  • The Zilla (not to be confused with the Toho monster of the same name) class monsters from the Monster Rancher franchise are a Punny Name parody of Godzilla. They look like a cross between a whale and an ape (The name "Gojira" is a combonation of the words "Kujira" (Japanese for "Whale") and "Gorilla" meaning it literally translates into "Whale Ape").
  • An Animaniacs parody of Green Eggs and Ham has Yakko asking the giant "Would you could you in Japan? With Godzilla and Rodan?". Then the giant is attacked by a Godzilla and a Rodan parody.
  • The magazine G-Fan's mascot is a Godzilla parody named "Gfantis".
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