"I think thereís an actual law that says that any media that runs long enough has to do a Willy Wonka parody. And then a Star Wars one. Let it never be said that Iím above treading where others have trod before often and much better."
Things that have been referenced, parodied
, satirized, spoofed, and otherwise homage-inized
so much that they have evolved into tropes of their own. Sometimes the source has been lost to modern audiences, and only the homages remain
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