->''"Approved by FASA! Or at least they promised not to sue!"''
-->--Box for ''[[TabletopGame/BattleTech Critter-Tek]]''

A sister trope to the DeconstructionCrossover, this is what happens where a parody or deconstruction uses an official character from an earlier work [[ParodyAssistance with permission from the original creator.]] Often, but not always, this will be TheFilmOfTheSeries.

May be an example of TheManIsStickingItToTheMan. Compare with ParodyAssistance (the original creators help with the parody) and SelfParody (the original creators are entirely responsible for the parody).


[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Creator/MarvelComics parodied their own characters in several series, ''Brand Ecch'', ''[[ComicBook/NotBrandEchh Not Brand Ecch]]'', and ''What The--?!'' among them.
* ''Creator/SergioAragones [[ComicBook/SergioAragonesDestroysDC Destroys DC]]'', a one-shot, followed by another [[ComicBook/SergioAragonesMassacresMarvel one-shot from Marvel]].

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''
* The ''Film/{{Casino Royale|1967}}'' film of the 1960s, although it isn't canon in the sense that it was not made by [[Film/JamesBond Eon Films]]. And in a slightly more serious note, ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''.
* The ''{{Franchise/Dragnet}}'' movie.
* The ''Film/StarskyAndHutch'' movie
* ''A Very Brady Movie'' in respect to ''Series/TheBradyBunch''
* ''Film/OSS117CairoNestOfSpies'' is a Film/JamesBond[=/=]TuxedoAndMartini parody movie based upon a series of French spy novels. It definitely gets into {{Deconstruction}} territory, as the protagonist is a jingoistic jerk and the movie shows him and his superiors as completely clueless of the public opinion in Europe's colonies.
* According to {{Word of God}}, the film version of ''Kiss Me Deadly'' is this for the original ''Literature/MikeHammer'' novels by Mickey Spillane.
* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' is a {{Deconstruction}} version, although it's more like Heinlein's novel was chosen as an outlet to satirize PatrioticFervor and militarism, than that it was an attack on the novel itself.
* The 1930s series of Literature/BulldogDrummond movies had one where Drummond is injured in a car crash and Jack Pennington (played by comedian Jack Hulbert) is forced to stand in for him. It is considered part of the official series.
* To an extent ''Film/WildWildWest'', the Creator/WillSmith vehicle.
* ''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'', and the subsequent A&C monster movies, are considered to be in-continuity with the classic Franchise/UniversalHorror films.
* ''Film/TheLongGoodbye'', being a deconstructive adaptation of the Literature/PhilipMarlowe novels.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'', while the very title notes that it is an unofficial ("Hikonin") SuperSentai, it is produced by [[Creator/ToeiCompany Toei]], the same company behind the Super Sentai franchise. It includes cameos from previous Super Sentai characters... though they're only in [=AkibaRed=]'s mind. It's also HotterAndSexier, and comes with a disclaimer telling the "good kids" who normally watch Super Sentai to stay away.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoTheCurseOfFatalDeath The Curse of Fatal Death]]'', produced by Creator/TheBBC and written by Creator/StevenMoffat who is the current showrunner for the {{revival}}.
** ''Recap/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot'' started as a fan film from former Doctor Creator/PeterDavison, but it became an official part of the 50th anniversary celebrations when Steven Moffat found out about it. In addition to being credited as an executive producer, Moffat plays himself as the villain of the piece.
* The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS5E11GIJeff "G.I. Jeff"]], which parodies ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'', was officially approved by Creator/{{Hasbro}} and thus features the logos, music, and characters from the cartoon, as well as Creator/MichaelBell and Bill Ranter reprising their respective roles as Duke and Flint.

[[folder: Music]]
* Although he doesn't legally have to, Music/WeirdAlYankovic gets permission from the original artists before parodying their songs. This even extends to the polka medleys, as the songwriters involved have to agree to reduce their royalties to a percentage of the track instead of a percentage of the entire album it appears on.

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* ''Critter-Tek'', the funny animal parody of ''TabletopGame/{{Battletech}}'' from Crunchy Frog Enterprises, was licenced by FASA and included an actual ''Battletech'' record sheet. A sticker on the cover said "Approved by FASA! Or at least they promised not to sue!"

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VisualNovel/BigsBigFishingAdventure3TheTrial'' is a web browser game developed by Sega of Virgin Islands that makes fun of both the Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog games [[SelfDeprecation and Sega themselves.]]
* ''{{VideoGame/Parodius}}''
* The [[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO games]] revel in making fun of every franchise they get a hold of.

* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball'' and ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken Franchise/StarWars'', both endorsed by George Lucas. (This was before Disney buying the franchise; for whatever reason, ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' hasn't done any ''Star Wars'' jokes since the Disney buyout.)
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Franchise/StarWars'' due to Creator/{{Disney}} holding the rights to both.
* ''Robot Chicken DC Comics Special''.
* Appearances of DC characters on the ''WesternAnimation/{{Mad}}'' television series can be seen as authorized, as the show is run by DC Comics. ''Mad'' even got a slot on ''WesternAnimation/DCNation''. (This could theoretically apply to the magazine as well.)
** A ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' segment the show did also qualifies as this, as Creator/WarnerBros owns both entities and used the Scooby gang in their official color schemes.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbMissionMarvel'', in which WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb team up with characters from ''AvengersAssemble'' to take on the ComicBook/RedSkull ... and Doofenshmirtz.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' is this to the 2003 series.
* ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' is this to the whole ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode "[[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack Samurai Quack]]", which featured the voices of both Creator/GenndyTartakovsky and Creator/{{Mako}}.