Created By: fluffything on September 16, 2012 Last Edited By: fluffything on March 16, 2014
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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".
Community Feedback Replies: 9
  • September 16, 2012
    CaveCat
  • September 16, 2012
    PsiPaula4
    Would Tyranitar count?
  • September 16, 2012
    MrRuano
  • September 17, 2012
    TairaMai
    • 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.
  • September 18, 2012
    JonnyB
    In Jurassic Park 2, when the T-Rex is running loose in downtown San Diego, two Japanese tourists run away exclaiming, "Gojira! Gojira!".
  • September 18, 2012
    Omeganian
  • September 18, 2012
    Stratadrake
    ^^ Not An Example. That's just a Shout Out to Godzilla; the T-Rex itself is just a T-Rex, not a Godzilla parody.
  • September 18, 2012
    aurora369
    The Zillo Beast in The Clone Wars. The Russian translation makes the allusion even more obvious by translating the beast's name as "Gad Zillo" (Zillo the reptile).
  • March 16, 2014
    serialkillerwhale
    Isn't a Godzilla Expy one of Brushogun's creations in Teen Titans: Japanese Sterotypes+animesque=funny?
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