- Avatar: The Abridged Series is, like its many brethren, at heart a fan series that isn't afraid to make friendly jabs at 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, 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.
- My Little Pony: Camaraderie Is Supernatural literally invokes this as one of the Elements of Parody: "Faithfulness to 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!
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series 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 Yu-Gi-Oh! 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!
- Creamed Cherries is a Bambi fanfic that, oddly, doesn't parody anything Disney related, but is a lighthearted retelling of the memetic "Steamed Hams" skit from The Simpsons.
- Sonic The Ghetto Hog The Creator truly loves Sonic, which is why he made a parody of it.
- Star Wars Uncut is a parody remake of Star Wars using 15 second videos from people all over the world. Some are more faithful than others, but they parody it because they love it.
- Superman and Man has the Pre-Crisis Superman watching Superman: The Movie. That scene lampshades the way the 1978 film is even cornier and sillier than the Pre-Crisis comics it's based on; yet still it's acknowledged the fact that Superman is an entertaining movie made with care.
- Super Therapy!:
- This YouTube series of fan videos is a parody of the whole superhero genre. Each episode is a therapy session of various heroes and villains from the the DC or Marvel Universe (plus Darth Vader and Palpatine in the last one), looking at their various psychological issues.
- "Two-Face Therapy!" also introduces a parody of Dr. Phil who temporarily replaces the usual therapist.
- Da Hungah Games: Director's Cut parodies The Hunger Games trilogy... With characters from One Piece. And, apparently, in this fic, Panem is the remains of Narnia and not America.
- Twilight The Musical is...one of these for Twilight and it's a musical. That's debatable though; the creators profess to love Twilight in their behind-the-scenes material, but then, they also say that they were attacked by a bear.
- The Reid Oliver Cartoon Saga is a very affectionate parody of the gay love triangle on As the World Turns.
- The Evangelion fanfic The Reprint and Repackaging of Evangelion happily employs this trope.
- Referenced at the end of this MST of The Phantom of the Opera by a couple of Yu-Gi-Oh! characters. The author likes POTO, really, she does.
- Pokemon Delusional Version is an Affectionate Parody of Pokémon Black and White.
- Travels Through Azeroth and Outland parodies guild drama with the squabbling partisan groups seen in Wintergrasp.
- When the War Is Over deconstructs a few logical problems with the British sci-fi puppet show Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and takes the show's premise in new and interesting directions. It's also quite funny.
- Harry Potter as written by... is a look at Harry Potter—-as written by other authors, including Mario Puzo, Anthony Burgess, and George Orwell. A work in progress...
- The Thing In The Woods is a nice, short, little affectionate parody of H. P. Lovecraft, with all the Purple Prose and silly Eldritch Abomination names so prevalent in Lovecraftian fiction turned up to eleven.
- How Brian Blessed Got His Beard is an affectionate parody of old fashioned fairytales and "Just So" stories, as well as an affectionate parody of BRIAN BLESSEDnote .
- The episode "Tracer Bullet In Color!" from Script Fic Calvin and Hobbes: The Series is this to the Film Noir genre, possessing both a genuine plot and lots of Visual Puns.
- The movie parodies in Calvin at Camp are like this, complete with song parodies.
- PONIES The Anthology and its sequel are pony-style AMV Hells that parody everything from Gilda Radner to Kanye West.
- Ditto with another pony style AMV Hell, The Super Pony Power Hour.
- Spider Mike Spiderman is similar to Wreck-It Ralph, but it features extra elements and Total Drama characters.
- Hitman Miami pokes good-natured fun at the Hitman games, especially the second one.
- Two examples are present in The Lion King Adventures:
- A Series of Stories is a parody and satire of the recurring cliches in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fandom. The writer is a passionate brony and loves the fandom, and just wanted to poke fun at the cliches the fandom created. He even makes it a point to include cliches he likes just to ensure it stays that way.
- Equestria: A History Revealed parodies all of the headcanons and the unknown nature of Equestrian history, by creating a completely absurd version of Equestrian history that somehow, fits completely within canon. It also lovingly parodies academic essays in general, and fics that are written in an essay-like style, by blowing out any semblances of academic professionalism and logic out of the water while maintaining its own essay-like structure, with a ridiculously crazy Lemony Narrator and her equally crazy conspiracy theories.
- The Touhou M-1 Grand Prix is a parody of the Autobacs M-1 Grand Prix.
- Heroes of Kalos Abridged is an affectionate parody of Pokémon X and Y, in which Serena is a fashionista pyromaniac.
- The author of Dante's Night at Freddy's has stated he loves both videos games the crossover involves, but does not shy away from mocking them, especially the Five Nights at Freddy's.
- The Frauds is this to Norwegian comedy group Ylvis.
- Weiss Reacts STARTED as this to an older, similar fic. The "Weird Al" Effect and Growing the Beard turned it into something different.
- Hotspring Souls! is a Soulsborne (Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, Dark Souls II, and Bloodborne) crossover comedy fic that plays with the idea of the games' protagonists having a weekend vacation at an inn/hotspring in the countryside. Note that the original games are bleak, borderline depressing, and most definitely do not involve hotsprings!
- Thomas Abridged picks apart every inconsistency in the TV Series, but it's made clear (and assured by the author in the first paragraph of the first chapter) that there's no hard feelings towards it.
- Team Four Star has repeatedly stated this is the case with Dragon Ball Z Abridged, saying that while they might have quibbles with some aspects of Dragon Ball Z, they still love it. They've also discussed how parody really does require a degree of fondness for the source material because otherwise it's all too easy to fall into the territories of Complaining About Shows You Don't Like, Hate Fic, etc.
- Oversaturated World: The characters of Sailor Orbital are openly aware they're modeling themselves off an expy of the Sailor Moon franchise. They're having the time of their lives.
- Aesir: Cross Wars is one to Norse Mythology.
- Pokémon Reset Bloodlines has one sidestory that acts to the now-dubbed Resetverse, the Dude Gaiden. It also includes several scenes that parody specific oneshots written by the different authors.
- Skyhold Academy Yearbook invokes this in-universe when the kids at the eponymous school form a Drama Club and put on a School Play version of Beauty and the Beast (2017). Before beginning final dress rehearsals, director Dorian allows them to do one run-through which is purely silly, to get the giggles out of their systems. The way they treat the dialogue, and even one of the songs, is clearly this.
- The anonymous author behind the Homestuck fanadventure cool and new web comic repeatedly demonstrates their deep knowledge of Homestuck canon, often bringing up long-forgotten plot minutiae and adapting them to serve his own story's purposes.
- The Town of Salem IRL video series mercilessly mocked the oddities of Town of Salem, but it's clear that they know a lot about the game and the players.
- The Miraculous Ladybug fan comic Scarlet Lady largely follows canon events to a T while also poking fun at certain aspects of the show and calling out the less-than-stellar decisions of various characters.
Affectionate Parody / Fan Works