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The artists speak.

"Goodfellas was amazing to us,” Friedberg said. “I remember one day we said it could be funny if there was a spoof movie where, ‘Funny how? Like I’m a clown? I’m here to amuse you?’ — and then you cut to the guy and he’s wearing full clown makeup."
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the masterminds behind Date Movie, Epic Movie, Disaster Movie, Meet the Spartans, The Starving Games, and Vampires Suck, "do not practice the same craft as P.T. Anderson, David Cronenberg, Michael Bay, Kevin Costner, the Zucker Brothers, the Wayans Brothers, Uwe Boll, any dad who takes shaky home movies on a camping trip, or a bear who turns on a video camera by accident while trying to eat it. They are not filmmakers. They are evildoers, charlatans, symbols of Western civilization's decline under the weight of too many pop culture references." They are also notoriously reclusive, and little has been publicly known about them, their background, and why-oh-god-why they continue to do whatever exactly it is that they do -- until now.
posted by eugenen on Jan 31, 2014 - 95 comments

 

Also, Peeta is played by a pita.

Following Homelamb (previously), Far From Seven and Sons of Poetry in the category of "Things I Never Thought I'd See On Sesame Street," I give you The Hungry Games: Catching Fur. Note: free of children killing other children.
Previously. Full list of Sesame Street spoofs and parodies. [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Nov 18, 2013 - 24 comments

Wes Anderson's The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders

Wes Anderson's The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders Last night Ed Norton hosted Saturday Night Live, and this short film trailer parody was the standout. [more inside]
posted by Iris Gambol on Oct 27, 2013 - 60 comments

Computer Boy & Abe Forsythe

Computer Boy! (also available here): Abe Forsythe made the movie Computer Boy when he was just 18. It's a 50 min. spoof of The Matrix that was filmed in less than two weeks at actual Matrix shooting locations in Australia and cost just over $2000 to make.* It became a cult hit when it was released online in 2000 & was one of the first internet films to hit 500,000 views.* (wikipedia, imdb) [more inside]
posted by flex on Dec 21, 2012 - 11 comments

Heeeeey, green eyed lady!

Lo Pan Style! Yes, it's a Gangnam parody. But how many Gangnam parodies feature a cameo by James Hong?
posted by brundlefly on Oct 22, 2012 - 48 comments

"Very good, sir. Should I lay out your crazy adventure garb?"

What If Other Authors Had Written The Lord Of The Rings?...Wilde, Wodehouse, and more.
posted by The Whelk on Aug 19, 2012 - 50 comments

butterfly in the sky, I can fly twice as high

Jimmy Fallon, as Jim Morrison, sings the "Reading Rainbow" theme.
posted by flex on Nov 14, 2011 - 64 comments

Henry + Glenn = 4ever

Four friends who collectively call themselves Igloo Tornado wrote a series of fictional tales of the love between Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig, plus some jokes from their Satan worshiping neighbors, Daryl Hall and John Oates. This land of make-believe is contained in Glenn & Henry Forever. There isn't a preview in one handy location, but various interviews, reviews, and blogs have posted some of the comics (more: Henry has no shoes, Hall & Oats play D&D, a postcard from Henry to Glenn, and a page from Danzig's diary). Danzig, often the butt of internet jokes, was not thrilled. His thoughts were made into a final comic. Oh, and there's an anti-Christmas animation special/advert. And a gallery show with more artists joining the fun.
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 3, 2011 - 18 comments

Starring Herbert West as ship's doctor

The Love Craft... exciting and new... come aboard... we're expecting you... (SLYT)
posted by JHarris on Mar 1, 2011 - 16 comments

An awesome way to move things vertically

Hygiene. Flexibility. Safety (SLYT) Another spoof on the Jobs presentation, but with a real company, product and serious effort behind it. It's odd because it's super-real, injokey and the viral ambition is ambiguous. Moneyshot at 7m40s.

As a sidenote, would Apple be able to stomp on this if they wanted to? I mean, this is so tongue in cheek I can't really see the tongue.
posted by monocultured on Jun 25, 2010 - 10 comments

The Outcasts of Hogwarts

Harry Potter and Hermione's Stalker, Harry Potter and the Magic of Puberty. (NSFW-ish)
posted by empath on Apr 11, 2010 - 38 comments

No hair on the palms?

Luxo Jr. goes blind. (SLYT). [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Nov 17, 2008 - 18 comments

Urban[e] Renewal

Postcards from Our Awesome Future. [via] An art exhibition stemming from the minds of Packard Jennings (whose illustrations have appeared in Adbusters) and Steve Lambert (of Anti-Advertising Agency fame); using San Francisco's infrastructure as a model for improvement, the duo answered the siren call of Objectivism through an arcology devoid of “...budgets, beauracracy [sic], politics, or physics”. [more inside]
posted by Smart Dalek on Jan 8, 2008 - 11 comments

"I think I was Ed Wood trying to be Steven Spielberg."

Art Binninger was a sci-fi buff in the 1970s with the resources of the audiovisual squad at Vandenberg Air Force Base at his disposal. The result was Star Trix, a claymation Star Trek parody, that spawned three short films and Star Trix: The Flick (parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5). Art Binninger himself explains the whole saga on his web site.
posted by jonp72 on Dec 15, 2007 - 3 comments

I AM BUSINESS -- I AM ROUND

GW Bush not AWOL: Actually Secret Agent; Deep Throat; Expressionist Art Collector A shocking followup to the tragic Thatcher news earlier today.
posted by ook on Aug 4, 2004 - 18 comments

Andyco! Bringing you today's technology, tomorrow.

Andyco! Bringing you today's technology, tomorrow. Great spoof of a corporate web site, and really thorough. Be sure to fill out the job application as they "don't discriminate based on one's race, gender, religious preferences, or sexual orientation. Just whether you're French or not."
posted by Salmonberry on Apr 13, 2002 - 7 comments

Leonard Pinth-Garnell wishes he had it so bad.

Leonard Pinth-Garnell wishes he had it so bad. Or, if a reinterpretation of modern fare isn't your bag, baby, try this retelling of a timeless classic. (Just don't you go talkin' trash 'bout my peeps!)
posted by verdezza on Feb 8, 2002 - 0 comments

Visualize whirled peas.

Visualize whirled peas. Informative spoof on the World Bank, which I think actually does an okay job relative to the IMF (who are about to sink Argentina). via haddock
posted by kliuless on Aug 2, 2001 - 5 comments

We haven't had a Salon link on the front page for a while, so I don't feel bad about posting this one. Conserve energy the Dick Cheney way! [Warning: left-wing, liberal, tree-hugging, granola-eating, pinko, partisan parody. You don't have to click if you don't like such stuff.]
posted by jpoulos on May 10, 2001 - 1 comment

I don't know if any of you have killed anyone (I certainly hope not) lately... But if you have, these guys can help with disposing the body. The telephone number actually works. Somebody is there just to keep the joke going. Now, we've all seen the Bonsai Kitten and Baby Smasher sites (I'm not going to relink those, you know how to use Google, don't you?). How many more of these types of gross satire sites should we expect? What sort of social evolution do these sites indicate? A loss of sensitivity? A devaluation of human life? An obsession with death and killing? A just plain twisted sense of humor? What do you think drives the creators of these sites?
posted by Spanktacular on Apr 18, 2001 - 13 comments

Sure, you've seen Tie-Tanic, Troops and American Jedi, but is there room for another short spoof? Why yes, and I feel like I can watch them all day.
posted by plinth on Apr 10, 2001 - 3 comments

Courtesy of myboot, a pretty fuuny Matrix spoof. You may want to try one of the mirrors on the source page as the file is 22M.
posted by plinth on May 18, 2000 - 1 comment

"we're just two schmucks who thought something was funny."

"we're just two schmucks who thought something was funny." Yet more elian/true news (like you needed more). The two playboy guys have backed down from the AP bully boys. if you are running a mirror site, send in a link to these guys and they'll link to you. With over 1,000,000 visitors in the past couple of days, it might be worth the e-mail.
Meanwhile Salon also has a run down on the story.
posted by Neale on Apr 29, 2000 - 6 comments

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