* The ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episodes "Mock 5", "Trapped With a Vengeance", "Dee Dee's Room", "Game Over", "The Golden Diskette", "G.I.R.L. Squad"... there are a few. There was a episode where Dexter became an exchange student in Japan that poked fun at mecha, super sentai, and kaiju films. Then there are the Action Hank and Pony Puff Princess franchises, and the entire Justice Friends cast.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "For Real" includes shots of people commenting on the trials over the internet in what can only be an affectionate jab at series fans, and at [[ShippingTropes shippers]] in particular.
** ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'' is an Affectionate Parody of the Japanese kids' shows from yesteryear, including ''Anime/AstroBoy'', ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' & ''SpiritedAway'', plus ''Anime/LupinIII'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider''.
* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' parodies things frequently, such as:
** ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' ("Lord of the Beans"),
** ''Franchise/StarTrek'' ("[[Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy The Gourds Must Be Crazy]]"),
** ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' ("Omelet"),
** Creator/GilbertAndSullivan ("Lyle the Kindly Viking", "The Star of Christmas", and "Sumo of the Opera").
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Parody of {{shonen}} anime in "Good Times With Weapons". The GratuitousEnglish-filled J-rock song playing in the background was even sung by Trey Parker, who is an open Japanophile.
** ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has also affectionately parodied ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in a memorable season 6 episode entitled "[[ItsBeenDone The Simpsons Already Did It]]" that poked fun at how hard it was to come up with new plotlines when ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had already done so many.
** "Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants" is a paean to a classic WartimeCartoon, especially Bugs Bunny's.
** In the "Coon and Friends" trilogy, this is done twice between Cartman and Cthulhu: one, a tribute to MyNeighborTotoro, and the other is a nod to the Chuck Jones cartoon "Feed the Kitty". The original "Coon" episode also parodies ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' in the beginning.
** A meta-example: the 20+ minute animation "Trey Gets Stoned" is one of both the show itself (seriously, the animation is indistinguishable) and TreyParkerAndMattStone. Not surprising, since it was made by several fans.
** They also tackled ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' in "Major Boobage".
* The jokes on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' deviate from [[RuleOfFunny random ridicule]] to Affectionate Parody, and most of them are pretty good mixtures of both. One of the most affectionate of them, however, would have to be [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=9HFEKQkF_TY "My Drunken Irish Dad"]] (as opposed to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NDPT0Ph5rA&feature=channel_page "The Freakin' FCC"]] (viewer discretion advised), which is essentially a giant TakeThat to, well, the Federal Communications Commission). Except that it turns out the FCC actually ''liked it''.
** Not to mention [[Franchise/StarWars "Blue Harvest"]], [[Franchise/StarWars "Something, Something, Something Dark Side"]], and [[http://www.starwars.com/fans/media/family_guy_trap/index.html "Family Guy: It's a Trap!"]].
*** However, the affection by the third one has... waned. It's not so much that they grew to hate StarWars as they began to grow frustrated with the format of forced storyline retread with jokes they had set up.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' assembled the entire (and then-living) cast of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' for an episode and spent 23 minutes lovingly mocking the show. Most of ''Futurama'''s writers are huge ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fans, though series creator Matt Groening insists he's never seen an episode.
** Except for JamesDoohan, who was replaced with Welshy. [[spoiler: Briefly]].
** The character of Zapp Brannigan is an Affectionate Parody of Captain Kirk from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' series. In a DVD commentary, producer David X. Cohen said his instructions to the writers when they sketched dialogue for Brannigan was, "Imagine if WilliamShatner actually captained the Starship Enterprise."
** ''Futurama'' itself is an Affectionate Parody of ScienceFiction in general.
** Many people see it as a parody of ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer's Barbershop Quartet" is an Affectionate Parody of the career of Music/TheBeatles in the form of Homer's 1980s barbershop quartet, the B'Sharps, that takes the world by storm in a similar fashion to the way the Beatles did. The career of the B'Sharps mirrors that of the Beatles in almost every way, including similar controversies, [[SeriousBusiness the complete hysteria surrounding them]] and band meltdowns. The producers even persuaded Music/GeorgeHarrison to play along, giving him the perfect closing line; as he watches the B'Sharps imitate the famous last gig on the rooftop of Apple Corps that the Beatles played, he acerbically mutters, "ItsBeenDone," and drives off.
-->'''Bart:''' Did you screw up like the Beatles and say you were BiggerThanJesus?\\
'''Homer:''' All the time! It was the title of our second album. (Holds up record album [[AbbeyRoadCrossing that looks like "Abbey Road"]], except the band is [[WalkOnWater walking on water]].)
** The episode "The Springfield Files" is an Affectionate Parody of ''Series/TheXFiles''. Both Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny SpecialGuest-starred in the roles of their famous characters.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' direct-to-video movie ''Film/WakkosWish'' is an affectionate parody of animated musicals. [[note]]The funny part is that Creator/StevenSpielberg, who was the executive producer of ''Animaniacs'' (but not this movie), was also the producer of [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail another animated musical]].[[/note]]
** Also they parodied Power Rangers with "Super Strong Warner Siblings", even getting the likeness of the command center down accurately.
* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' lovingly parodies of all the old Creator/HannaBarbera cartoons.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' is an Affectionate Parody of TheFifties {{Sit Com}}s; and TheSixties Adventure cartoons, particularly WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest and Film/JamesBond.
** They also Affectionately Parody superhero comics, even getting Creator/KevinConroy to play Captain Sunshine, a parody of Franchise/{{Batman}} and a bit of Franchise/{{Superman}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' contains a wonderful parody of ProfessionalWrestling in the episode "The Blind Bandit." "[[ThirdPersonPerson The Boulder]] has conflicted feelings about fighting a [[CuteBruiser young]], [[BlindSeer blind]] [[ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl girl]]!"
** The Boulder was actually voiced by former WWF wrestler Mick Foley, as well as being a visual parody of [[DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]].
** Not to mention "The Ember Island Players". How can you not love a show that ''[[TakeThatUs parodies itself?]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' is fond of this trope. They parody all the time and end up not making it look worse. A particularly affectionate one was "Hokey Monsters", a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' parody, where they make it a card game and bring them to life. They pick at a few aspects of it but in the end it said Pokémon was still awesome. They've done many many others like ''Film/MaryPoppins'' and ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'''s "Night on Bald Mountain" segment.
* ''WesternAnimation/ShinChan'' and ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' have parodied ''Star Wars'' and demonstrated more knowledge of and reverence for the originals than most, including character names and terms that aren't mentioned in the movies.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' seems to have been designed from the outset to ask the question "What if Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer was Film/JamesBond", leading to a "affectionate parody of spy movie conventions and superheroes" as part of its central concept.
** ''Kim Possible'' did an affectionate parody of the 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' franchise with ''The Fearless Ferret'', whose actor, Timothy North (voiced by Creator/AdamWest), ended up being a space-case who thought the TV show was real. They also used the episode to poke fun at the upside-down kiss from ''Film/SpiderMan''.
*** The episode contained another level of affectionate parody, since it featured Ron as the young successor to a costumed legacy, with the original hero giving him constant advice and reprimands via radio. Ron's voice actor, Creator/WillFriedle, also voiced Terry [=McGinniss=] on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.
** Nor was this Adam West's first go-round with such things, as on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', he voiced the actor who played The Grey Ghost, a somewhat campy and clichéd costumed vigilante hero. Other appearances of the character implied that The Grey Ghost may have shared some of West's LargeHam tendencies.
* ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'' had an entire episode that was an AffectionateParody of classic ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts.
* The entirety of ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' is an AffectionateParody of the HumongousMecha genre in every possible way. [[ShoutOut But it doesn't stop there, folks.]]
** Huh, the article calls it a DeconstructiveParody. IndecisiveParody then?
** [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman S-Force]] and [[Anime/SailorMoon Ultra-Cadets]], anyone?
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', the parody of death metal whose soundtrack album made those in the same genre it parodies stop and take notes. It helps that the creator is a huge fan of the music, even including other parodies of the genre in his previous show, ''HomeMovies''.
* ''ReBoot'' had nearly every episode that had at least one affectionate parody. One of the ways they can do this is the nature of the Games, where it transforms an area of Mainframe and comes with its own built-in story. But one interesting thing they did was that each parody flowed with the theme of the episode or was merely a fun backdrop to the main story. It is most notable in the third season, where ''every'' episode owes something to some franchise or genre. Just in the first half: ''Franchise/EvilDead'', ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', ''Film/JamesBond'', ''MortalKombat'', ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' / ''XenaWarriorPrincess''[=/=]''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', ''Franchise/StarTrek''[=/=]ComicBooks, ''Series/ThePrisoner'', Spaghetti Westerns and {{Pirate}}[=/=]GreatEscape.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' is an affectionate parody of [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] comics, with a teensy bit of [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] and [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] thrown in for good measure. For an animated media and not a printed media, the odd usage of [[WrittenSoundEffect 'POW!'s]] and [[WrittenSoundEffect 'WHAM!'s]] really accentuates this.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "I See a Funny Cartoon in Your Future" spoofs ''Rocky and Bullwinkle'' and includes not only a caricature of Creator/JayWard at the end but has Creator/JuneForay (Rocky, Natasha) as the voice of the ep's villain.
** Also of note is their episode parodying ''Music/TheBeatles'', which was full of jokes and references that made it clear that they were very familiar with the band.
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' featured an episode that not only parodied ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''--Dodgers dreaming he's Samurai Quack--but the dream sequence itself was directed by SJ creator Creator/GenndyTartakovsky and featured Creator/{{Mako}} as the voice of Quack's adversary Achoo.
** Another episode featured an incredibly close to its source parody of ComicBook/GreenLantern, complete with Kilowog, Ch'p, Ganthet, Sinestro, and more.
** The show itself is an affectionate parody of sci-fi has a whole.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}!'' segment "Toby Danger" parodied ''Jonny Quest'' TOS. They even went so far as to get Creator/DonMessick (Benton Quest) and Granville Van Dusen (Race Bannon) to do the voices of their parody characters.
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': Rigby's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbEsbZzKExs favorite internet video]] may be an affectionate parody of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodeFamily'' had an episode ("[[ButtMonkey Gerald's]] Way or the High Way") that [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar has tons of parodies to Mafia films, prison films and Creator/RobertDeNiro films]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' Lord Stringray is a parody of ''GIJoe'''s Cobra Commander.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Fairly OddParents}}'' [[TheMovie movie]], ''Channel Chasers'', is all about this as Timmy, Cosmo, Wanda and Vicky go through various parodies of popular shows. It was finally lampshaded in TheSimpsons parody with Timmy writing on the blackboard "This is the sincerest form of flattery."
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Fairly OddParents}}'' also has the recurring character of Cat-Man, voiced by Adam West; an affectionate parody of his earlier role as TV's Batman.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' is an affectionate parody and deconstruction of James Bond and spy fiction in general.
* Most of ''WesternAnimation/{{Mad}}'' is Affectionate Parody of nearly anything that's been popular in the past 10 years.
* ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' pokes fun at the awful parts of Fairy Tales while maintaining an upbeat and cheery attitude.
* The 1988 MightyMouse episode "Don't Touch That Dial" featured not-so-affectionate parodies of ''TheFlintstones,'' ''TheJetsons'' (both paired up as "The Jetstones"), ''ScoobyDoo'' and ''TheRealGhostbusters'' ("four totally off-the-wall characters sworn to eliminate any trace of humor in the world today") as well as an affectionate parody of ''RockyAndBullwinkle''.
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