What's Happening

Troperville

Tools

collapse/expand topics ykttw archive back to Main/RedundantParody

 

DaibhidC
topic
01:09:09 PM Feb 24th 2014
Okay, maybe it's just me, but this:

  • The Dead Ringers Doctor Who spoofs are insanely well-researched as the writers are all big fans, but one of these managed to slip in there. In a sketch where several of the Doctors are celebrating Christmas together, there's a scene where the Ninth Doctor is flicking through Christmas television trying to find something to watch with the Fourth and Seventh Doctors, identifying celebrities and deciding that they are aliens. ("Cat Deeley! Alien!" "The Queen! Alien!") This exact same joke is used by the Ninth Doctor in the very first Ninth Doctor episode, in which he flips through one of Jackie Tyler's gossip magazines and identifies which ones are aliens.

...looks to me like they are parodying that exact scene, by exaggerating it. (In the original scene, he only claims one celeb is an alien.)
johnnye
topic
07:34:32 AM Feb 16th 2014
edited by 85.210.117.122
So, I know the real purpose of this page is "let's bash Seltzer and Friedberg" (and that's all well and good) but this example seems to me to be missing the point:

"Disaster Movie has a kid using foul language toward Hancock, at which point Hancock slaps him. Not exactly an amusing gag to begin with, but particularly not amusing since something even more hilarious actually happens to such a kid in the real movie. Even worse, this actually appeared in some of the trailers."

That sounds like they're reversing the gag back across the line of Refuge in Audacity — that it was a deliberate choice on the basis "having him just slap the kid would be darkly funny where a Megaton Punch is merely surreally funny". I haven't seen the film (please don't make me) so I don't know if that's a valid interpretation, but it seems that way from reading this criticism.

(It seems especially unlikely that they wouldn't have known about a gag that appears in the trailer, since that seems to be what they base ALL their jokes on.)
SeptimusHeap
moderator
topic
04:38:44 AM May 19th 2013
ykttw archive back to Main/RedundantParody

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy