A sister trope to the Deconstruction Crossover
, this is what happens where a parody or deconstruction uses an official character from an earlier work with permission from the original creator.
Often, but not always, this will be The Film of the Series
May be an example of The Man Is Sticking It to the Man
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- Marvel Comics parodied their own characters in several series, Brand Ecch, Not Brand Ecch, and What The—?! among them.
- Sergio AragonÚs Destroys DC, a one-shot, followed by another one-shot from Marvel.
Films — Live-Action
- The Casino Royale film of the 1960s, although it isn't canon in the sense that it was not made by Eon Films. And in a slightly more serious note, Never Say Never Again.
- The Dragnet movie.
- The Starsky & Hutch movie
- A Very Brady Movie in respect to The Brady Bunch
- OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies is a James Bond/Tuxedo and Martini 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 Mike Hammer novels by Mickey Spillane.
- Starship Troopers is a Deconstruction version, although it's more like Heinlein's novel was chosen as an outlet to satirize Patriotic Fervor and militarism, than that it was an attack on the novel itself.
- The 1930s series of Bulldog Drummond 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 Wild Wild West, the Will Smith vehicle.
- Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, and the subsequent A&C monster movies, are considered to be in-continuity with the classic Universal Horror films.
- The Long Goodbye, being a deconstructive adaptation of the Philip Marlowe novels.