Created By: RedneckRocker on January 14, 2012 Last Edited By: RedneckRocker on September 3, 2012
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Parrot Parody

Every parody of something uses the same jokes

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Much like a Recycled Script, a Parrot Parody occurs when every time somebody parodies a show/movie/book (or uses a Captain Ersatz version), they use the same jokes. Evidently, they're unaware of the concept of "originality". Some examples:

First Installment Wins, Popculture Osmosis, and Small Reference Pools are all related to this in one way or another.

  • Dana Carvey's impression of George H.W. Bush eventually became the parody that everyone did, down to catch-phrases Carvey invented.
  • Harry Potter: Harry's perpetually 11 years old, and fights Voldemort on a weekly basis.
  • Romeo and Juliet: The balcony scene's the only scene in the entire play. Plus, if the characters are still in school, this play is used about 3/4 of the time.
  • Star Wars: Always has the Luke, I Am Your Father moment.
  • Twilight: Half sparkly vampires, half shirtless werewolves. (Well, technically, I'm sure there are other jokes; I've just never followed the series).
  • X-Men: Do I even need to say it?
    • Or they have Cyclops wailing, "JEEEEAAAAAANNNN" even though Jean is (currently) dead and he's with Emma Frost these days.
  • Any Evil Dead sendoffs usually has either "This is my boomstick" or "good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun."
  • Xena: Warrior Princess: The Double Entrende and Les Yay levels are cranked Up to Eleven.

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Community Feedback Replies: 13
  • January 14, 2012
    MyTimingIsOff
    To me this sounds more like a complaint than a trope.
  • January 14, 2012
    FallenLegend
    Starwars always get and I am your father moment
  • January 15, 2012
    Arivne
    Compare Stock Parody, which is about things that are commonly parodied.
  • January 15, 2012
    ParadiscaCorbasi
    • X-Men also gets Cyclops wailing, "JEEEEAAAAAANNNN" even though Jean is (currently) dead and he's with Emma Frost these days.
    • Evil Dead usually has either "This is my boomstick" or "good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun"
  • January 15, 2012
    Duncan
    Dana Carvey's impression of George HW Bush eventually became the parody that everyone did, down to catchphrases Carvey invented.
  • January 15, 2012
    Bisected8
    I Thought It Meant a Shallow Parody where they use a joke that was already in the original work.
  • January 15, 2012
    DaibhidC
    Related to Popculture Osmosis and Small Reference Pools: parodies of Romeo & Juliet only use the balcony scene, because that's the only bit they expect the audience to be familiar with ... from earlier parodies ...
  • January 16, 2012
    randomsurfer
    Also related to First Installment Wins. Such as, Harry Potter is always 11 in the parodies because he was 11 in the first book.
  • January 16, 2012
    peccantis
    Twilight is 1/2 sparkly vampires and 1/2 shirtless werewolves.
  • January 16, 2012
    MyTimingIsOff
    Does anyone else think this sounds like complaining?
  • January 18, 2012
    YouKeepUsingThatWord
    Are there really enough X-men parodies for there to be a thing they all do?

  • September 2, 2012
    peccantis
    Titanic parodies always reference the "Jack I'm flying" scene or the painting scene ("Draw me like one of your French girls"). The latter is even an active meme.
  • September 3, 2012
    abk0100
    Matrix parodies have someone do a mid-air kick and dodge bullets the way it's done in the movie.
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