->''"With [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MSPA]] I am always on the lookout for raw material to manipulate in esoteric ways, and it's usually garnered through satire. But then I ride that material pretty hard, and before you even know what's going on, it's not satirical anymore! Ask yourself this: at what point did [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} John's]] love of ''Film/ConAir'' cease to be a mockery of the film, and became more of a SHRINE to it? Hard to say."''
-->-- '''Creator/AndrewHussie'''

Some [[DeconstructiveParody parodies take things apart]] to show how terrible the thing is and why it shouldn't have been done in the first place. Other parodies take things apart to laugh with the work and the fans. The latter is known as an Affectionate Parody.

Affectionate Parodies are generally done by fans (and sometimes ''creators'') of the source material. Don't presume, however, that because of this, the Affectionate Parody can't be harsh; ultimately, it can be even more cutting than usual, because as devotees of the thing parodied, the creators know exactly where its faults, flaws, and weak points are (and also because, as genuine lovers of the source material, the parodists can be said to enjoy NWordPrivileges of a sort). Unfortunately, if the jokes are mean-spirited enough about their subjects in general, fans might mistake the creators for hating the subjects and, well, it can lead to MisaimedFandom.

They often function as both a send-up of a genre and an honest member of it. Generally, there's some kind of underlying plot, a [[SubvertedTrope twisted version]] of a stock tale, and actual characters, even if they're swathed in cliches like a mummy in wrappings. Some of them can lean more toward the "Affectionate" than the "Parody" and just seem like more light-hearted versions of the usual with maybe some LampshadeHanging. Very often, affectionate parodies are based on humoring as many tropes typical of the genre as possible, and can easily be classified as {{Troperiffic}}.

Often times, being parodied is a sign of doing something right. Being parodied by well known artists like Music/{{Weird Al|Yankovic}} or WesternAnimation/SouthPark means that you've made something big, and is the price of making a hit. When the parody is well received by the creator of the original, then this is ApprovalOfGod.

Many a comedy FanFic has used this.

See also SatireParodyPastiche and AdamWesting, where the original actor joins in the fun. If an Affectionate Parody is so loving that the parody aspect falls out, it is an IndecisiveParody, and may be a sign that the creators are about to make a DeconReconSwitch. Compare TakeThat, where the parody / reference is a ''lot'' less affectionate.

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* AffectionateParody/{{Anime And Manga}}
* AffectionateParody/{{Comics}}
* AffectionateParody/{{Fan Works}}
* AffectionateParody/{{Film}}
* AffectionateParody/{{Literature}}
* AffectionateParody/{{Live-Action TV}}
* AffectionateParody/{{Music}}
* AffectionateParody/{{New Media}}
* AffectionateParody/{{Theater}}
* AffectionateParody/{{Video Games}}
* AffectionateParody/{{Web Comics}}
* AffectionateParody/{{Web Original}}
* AffectionateParody/{{Western Animation}}
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taRPwYe1EYA This commercial]] spoofs {{kaiju}}. ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' in particular. Also '80s (neo-classical) power metal.
* [[http://www.irn-bru.co.uk/advert/snowman.html This Irn Bru advert]] spoofs the flying sequence from Christmas classic TheSnowman. Showing a variety of Scottish landmarks instead of ones from the South East of England and the music is a parody version of Walking in the Air.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{WWE}} wrestler Wrestling/GregoryHelms's former character, The Hurricane, was an Affectionate Parody of {{Superhero}}es, especially Franchise/{{Superman}} and the Adam West Series/{{Batman}}. His character previous to that was an Affectionate Parody of comic-book ''fanboys'', as he trotted out his encyclopedic knowledge of the Comicbook/GreenLantern and compared situations from the comic to everything he came across in his wrestling career (in fact, his costume as Hurricane was heavily influenced by the costume worn by Kyle Rayner as the Comicbook/GreenLantern).
* The LayCool characters were affectionate parodies of the AlphaBitch with them being fashion obsessed, finishing each other's sentences, their own BuffySpeak catchphrases and a whole lotta LesYay. And they were still some of the best written heels on Smackdown.
* ProfessionalWrestling/DragonGate turned ProfessionalWrestling/{{CZW}} wrestler Rich Swann into Swann Hanson, a parody of ProfessionalWrestling/StanHansen. For the record, Stan is a "smash mouth" striker while Swann is a [[IHaveTheHighGround high flying]] {{garbage wrestler}}.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* [[TheStanFrebergShow Stan]] [[StanFreberg Freberg]] recorded several Affectionate Parodies of ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'', including "St. George and the Dragonet" and "Little Blue Riding Hood" ("only the color of the hood has been changed to prevent an investigation"). The [[BeamMeUpScotty supposed]] ''Dragnet'' CatchPhrase "just the facts, ma'am" originated in these parodies.
* ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'' always had an extended sketch at the end of each episode, presented as the ''Prune Play Of The Week''. These were often affectionate parodies of plays, books, genres, or whatever was on TV at the time. Their parody of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' is quite memorable, mostly for being a parody of something still well-known.
-->'''Spock:''' Illogical, captain. Allow me to raise my eyebrow to signify how ridiculous that is.
-->'''Announcer:''' See him! See him raise the incredible eyebrow!
-->'''Spock:''' And now...the other eyebrow. ''(fanfare)''
-->'''Announcer:''' The other eyebrow! Oh, the talent! Oh, the joy!
-->'''Spock:''' And now...''(drumroll)''...''both eyebrows at once! (fanfare)''
-->'''Announcer:''' ''Fantastic! Magnificient!''
* ''Radio/InAndOutOfTheKitchen'' is a parody of lifestyle cookery shows.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The ''{{Pokethulhu}}'' roleplaying game is an arguably affectionate but very tongue in cheek cross-parody of, guess what, Franchise/{{Pokemon}} and the CthulhuMythos.
* Depending on who you ask, the ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' roleplaying game series is either an affectionate parody or a TakeThat at the selfish, loot-grubbing behavior of some gamers. Though it very likely is both.
* The game TabletopGame/{{Illuminati}} is one of conspiracy theories.
* ''{{Rocketmen}}'' is an affectionate parody of BuckRogers, and the RaygunGothic genre.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' features many affectionate parodies in its various cartoons, mostly of things from the creators' childhoods. A prime example would be ''Cheat Commandos'', a parody of merchandise-driven kids' TV shows such as ''GIJoe''.
* ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'' serves as an Affectionate Parody of the entire ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' franchise, poking fun at everything from her [[WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs her ridiculous job history]] to the fact that [[ComicBookTime she's remained]] [[VagueAge vaguely twenty-ish]] [[ComicBookTime for over fifty years]].
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[[folder:Web Video]]
* When the ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' play ''VideoGame/{{Goldeneye|1997}}'', Arin gets upset and starts imitating one of ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'''s [[VulgarHumor vulgar rants]], and both of them laugh it for quite a while.
** Arin also parodies Jon's tendency to give ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' enemies ridiculous names on the spot.
-->'''Arin:''' '''''OHH, IT'S MEGA-CRUNCH!'''''\\
'''Jon:''' '''''OHHHHHHHH! OH! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! OOOOW!'''''
*** This evolves into a full-on impression during the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' finale, much to Jon's annoyance.
** Both Grumps imitate each other when they revisit ''VideoGame/MarioParty 2'':
--> '''Jon''' ''(as Arin)'': [[VulgarHumor "My anus is large because I insert things into it."]]\\
'''Arin''' ''(as Jon)'': ''(with a moist, raspy voice)'' "Hey Arin. Hey Arin. Hey Arin. [[PokeThePoodle I'm handsome and I love you and our friendship, and I hope it lasts forever."]]
* ''WebVideo/CollegeSaga'', a live-action parody of the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series in which a college student fights to restore the balance between meat and vegetables.
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[[folder:Abridged Series]]
* ''AvatarTheAbridgedSeries'' is, like its many brethren, at heart a fan series that isn't afraid to make friendly jabs at [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the source material]]. While much of its humour is derived by ''changing'' aspects of the original show, a lot of it still comes for exaggerating character traits and pointing out the show's plot holes and illogical-ness.
** For example, [[OnlySaneMan Sokka]] points out some anachronisms in episode 10:
-->'''Sokka:''' Let me get this straight. You can invent tanks (invented 1915), jet skis (1973), and a gigantic freakin' drill (20xx). But the concept of a hot air balloon (1783) eluuuuuuudes you.
-->'''The Mechanist:''' Umm... yes.
-->'''Sokka:''' I hate this world and everyone in it.
* ''MyLittlePonyCamaraderieIsSupernatural'' literally invokes this as one of the Elements of Parody: "Faithfulness to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the Source Material]]."
-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' The best parodies are those which positively build on the original work, rather than rely on things like gratuitous cursing and unrelated pop culture jokes. There's a reason the original show caught people's interest in the first place, and paying tribute to that isn't a cop-out... IT'S COMEDY!
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' proved this in Episode 50 with an immensely encouraging speech from Joey about copyright infringement but at its core showed how affectionate the series really is.
-->'''Joey:''' Yeah, I have a closing statement. Maybe we have committed copyright infringement. But you gotta know we've done everything in our power to support the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' franchise! And if it weren't for us, I don't think the show would be nearly as strong as it is right now!
-->'''Johnson:''' And where is your evidence of such?
-->'''Joey:''' Look around, Johnson! There are more Yu-Gi-Oh fans now than ever before! And the more you try to stifle our creativity, the more we'll try to express our love for a show that's about more than children's card games! It's about fighting for what you believe in, and I believe in this show and its fans now more than ever! Because they believe in me!
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