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    Parody Thread

    In my opine, parody is a vastly underrated form of expressing ideas that may have been missed in the original work, or that might be expounded upon under the guise of comedy.

    It was good enough for T S Eliot, James Joyce, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Samuel Becket, Lewis Carroll and even Shakespeare.

    More modern examples might be Weird Al, the producers of films such as Hotshots, Airplane and the Scary Movie series, Mad Magazine, The Onion, certain Bugs Bunny cartoons, and shows such as The Colbert Report and The Daily Show wouldn't exist without it, or would certainly lack in their appeal.

    As a derivative art form, I can see some objecting to the lack of originality of works such as these, but is there any truer homage that can be paid to the original work than imitation...albeit with tongue firmly in cheek?

    Discuss, and feel free to post your favorite examples of parody. One of my personal faves is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
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    I like many of the recipes presented in Swift's "A Modest Proposal".
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    Hey, let's not forget the Scary Movie series.

    DOH! You didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    In my opine, parody is a vastly underrated form of expressing ideas that may have been missed in the original work, or that might be expounded upon under the guise of comedy.

    It was good enough for T S Eliot, James Joyce, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Samuel Becket, Lewis Carroll and even Shakespeare.

    More modern examples might be Weird Al, the producers of films such as Hotshots, Airplane and the Scary Movie series, Mad Magazine, The Onion, certain Bugs Bunny cartoons, and shows such as The Colbert Report and The Daily Show wouldn't exist without it, or would certainly lack in their appeal.

    As a derivative art form, I can see some objecting to the lack of originality of works such as these, but is there any truer homage that can be paid to the original work than imitation...albeit with tongue firmly in cheek?

    Discuss, and feel free to post your favorite examples of parody. One of my personal faves is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
    Hey! Leave me out of this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    Hey! Leave me out of this...
    Sorry, you're quoted now. No escape.
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    OK, then. Anyone ever heard of Spy Magazine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    OK, then. Anyone ever heard of Spy Magazine?

    That one?

    OK, I really need someone to get into a lively debate with me so I can post a couple novels' worth of supporting quotes that prove how right I am. That way, this thread itself can become a parody.

    Any takers?
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    It's important to distinguish between wit in parody, and the 7th grade variety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    It's important to distinguish between wit in parody, and the 7th grade variety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I like many of the recipes presented in Swift's "A Modest Proposal".
    Not to get pedantic.... but... thats satire, not parody.
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    OK... that was pedantic. Sorry.
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    I think Dante did it best in Il Parodyso.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    It's important to distinguish between wit in parody, and the 7th grade variety.
    Pffft. Shows what you know.



    I never even made it to 7th grade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    That one?
    No, this one.

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    Hey, Parody helped the Piranha Brothers.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhV856sXf3w"]YouTube - The Piranha Brothers Part 2[/ame]
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