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The last Greatest Event in Television History. We mean it.

First we had Simon & Simon, Hart to Hart, then Too Close for Comfort (!!), and finally, Bosom Buddies.
posted by Kitteh on Jan 25, 2014 - 60 comments

A Visit from St. Nicholas to Usenet groups, the by-you, and beyond

Nearly 200 years after "A Visit from St. Nicholas" was written, the authorship is still in dispute. In the years since, there have been quite a few parodies and variants of the poem written, recorded and performed, including at least two different versions of a Cajun Night Before Christmas (a recording of the version by Te-Jules, and Trosclair's version[Google books preview], read by Larry Ray, recorded from WLOX). Snopes tracked down the history of The Soldier's Night Before Christmas, Fifties Web collected 21 tame versions (with auto-playing music), and Dirty Xmas has a number of "adult" versions. Yuks 'R' Us has a large collection, including some dated computer-related stories. Speaking of dated, you can view a vintage '98 "enhanced" version of the original poem plus more variations from Purple Lion (a member of the Merry Christmas Webring from 1998). But for the ultimate collection of variants and parodies, you might recall this thread from 2002. The link is dead, but Archive.org caught the site around that time, with 581 versions. That was over a decade ago, and now Alechemist Matt is up to 849 versions, parodies and variants of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 24, 2013 - 5 comments

10 Things You Need to Know About Asgardians

MediAvengers: Earth's Mightiest Gossip is a blog of media parodies set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
posted by brundlefly on Oct 3, 2013 - 19 comments

Flowers are very pretty

Bob Staake's bad children's books.
posted by Chrysostom on Sep 11, 2012 - 37 comments

The Gathering of the Juggalo Parody Videos

Fools' Gold: An Oral History of the Insane Clown Posse Parodies. "[T]he group is enjoying a resurgence in attention, if not popularity, from a wave of Internet comedy videos poking fun at their music and their legions of harlequin-faced fans, who call themselves Juggalos... Here, Insane Clown Posse, the writers of “Saturday Night Live” and the creator of “Juggalo News” retrace the path of this unlikely media circus."[previously, previouslier] [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 26, 2010 - 107 comments

Garry Shandling Movie Posters

More Garry Shandling Themed Movie Parody Posters Than You Require
posted by Lentrohamsanin on Apr 3, 2010 - 27 comments

Goodnight Sticks. And Goodnight Sick

Goodnight Keith Moon
posted by Rumple on Jan 6, 2010 - 39 comments

50 Greatest Commercial Parodies

The 50 Greatest Commercial Parodies of All Time according to Nerve.com.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner on May 5, 2008 - 55 comments

The Last Temptation of Visual Parodists

50 "Last Suppers" including 3 'last breakfasts' and 6 fast-food meals.
posted by wendell on Mar 22, 2008 - 40 comments

Pulp Muppets

Pulp Muppets. The title says it all.
posted by Optamystic on May 1, 2007 - 40 comments

Anti-social Software: Network Your Nemesis-es!

Nemester "an online community that connects paranoids, egotists, villains, and monomaniacs through networks of competing agendas and incompatable ideologies", (and the ideal social web for MetaFilter members).
From the entertainingly paranoid Lyle Zapato, who previously brought us Metric Time (MeFi'd), the Republic of Cascadia homepage (MeFi'd), the Pacific Tree Octopus (MeFi'd) and the Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie (Re-pea-ted-ly MeFi'd). Via my closest enemy, PreSurfer.
posted by wendell on Jun 13, 2005 - 15 comments

Not Another Whacky Asian Ad

Go to the "Wok-Star" sauce homepage, click "Watch the TV Spot" and you see what at first glance is one of those whacky Asian TV Ads, with whooshing graphics, over-acting, and the yelling of slogans.

The thing is, it's a fake. The ad was made in Australia, for an English-speaking market, as a parody of whacky asian ads. The performers are Vietnamese-Australians* speaking Vietnamese in an exaggerated way.

Some people think it's insulting, some people think it's hilarious, I'm just puzzled. Are the makers assuming we'll think it's a real ad, imported from china, untranslated? Or do they think we're all so culturally literate that we're in on the gag?.

* the main guy is award-winning actor, writer and Extreme Violinist, Hung Le.
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jun 11, 2005 - 52 comments

Contact, is the answer, is the reason, that everything happens

Look around you... The world is an hilarious place, and there's no better way to confirm that fact than by watching low-budget educational films. If your middle school experience was anything like mine, then you'll remember the intense rush of joy that you felt when you arrived at class to find a TV cart set up at the front of the room. Maybe some of you were excited about the chance to catch up on sleep or pass notes or whatever, but I watched those damn things with a passion, noting every flubbed line, analog-synth-driven soundtrack, and polyester-filled wardrobe like they were keys to a parallel universe.

Thanks to the Internet Archive's AV Geeks collection of films, I've recently rekindled my love affair with the genre and with last night's premiere of Look Around You on BBC America, I've been catapulted directly into geek/kitsch heaven! The series parodies 70s/80s science films and nails the look and tone of these series with such astonishing accuracy that it made my big, comfy couch feel like a cramped uncomfortable desk (with the chair attached). With this show, Coupling, and Trailer Park Boys, BBCA is fast on its way to becoming my favorite network! (Sorry Cartoon Network, it's nothing personal... =)
posted by idontlikewords on Dec 3, 2004 - 30 comments

Baywatch

Baywatch, as practiced in Birmingham U.K. A little spoof of Baywatch, filmed around one of Brums landmark pieces of public art. It made me laugh anyway. (windows media player required)
posted by Fat Buddha on May 5, 2003 - 8 comments

Dow Fights Parody Site

Dow Chemical takes over a parody site Long time reader, first time poster... So what's the lesson learned here? If you make a parody, don't register your domain with a faked name?
posted by mhh5 on Dec 29, 2002 - 18 comments

Ann Poultry

There's a new pundit out there named Ann Poultry. Writes for Smirking Chimp. Here's her piece on Why Liberals Suck So Damned Much, and one called Let's Go To War. She's truly brilliant. Enjoy.
posted by NedKoppel on Aug 29, 2002 - 16 comments

Barry Trotter

Barry Trotter Michael Gerber's parody of the Harry Potter series. The first chapter is available for download at the site. Well, I think it's funny...
posted by lilboo on Jul 21, 2002 - 1 comment

You might think Arafat and Sharon are bitter enemies...

You might think Arafat and Sharon are bitter enemies... but you're wrong. Dead wrong. They are best friends, as this gallery of (photoshopped) images prove. If only someone could send this to the Middle East...who knows - maybe it would strike up some old memories.
posted by hidely on Jun 18, 2002 - 10 comments

Beware the Ides of March! Take a little time today to think about Crazy Old Bill. There's a ton of Shakespearian stuff out there from the silly to the scary. (Even if you do think he's a phoney). Party Anon, dude.
posted by ColdChef on Mar 15, 2002 - 7 comments

Gay doll gets UPS all hot and bothered.

Gay doll gets UPS all hot and bothered. Apparently Billy, the first openly gay doll, has his hands full fending off UPS lawyers for trademark infringement, because of the BPS logo and outfit Billy is sporting. I've read elsewhere that Totem says it's a parody and doesn't plan to back down. The thing that made me laugh the hardest was the collection of limited editions at the homo depot. Tell 'em Carlos & Tyson sent ya'.
posted by mikhail on Jan 16, 2002 - 19 comments

The Museum of Depressionist Art:

The Museum of Depressionist Art: a very funny collection of art parodies, all done with a 'depressionist' theme. ok, i suppose it's not that funny, but fellow art history buffs(?) might enjoy.
posted by paulrockNJ on Apr 23, 2001 - 7 comments

CNN

CNN (Clinton News Network) to become... GNN (Gore News Network)!!!
posted by da5id on Nov 28, 2000 - 5 comments

Coming to a toy store near you: Cease and Desist Barbie.

Coming to a toy store near you: Cease and Desist Barbie. Very funny stuff Justin, I expect you'll be getting a letter soon.
posted by mathowie on May 23, 2000 - 6 comments

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