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You need to login to do this. Please don’t list it roadrunner sex pistols lyrics bodies a work’s trope example list. The objections to breadth in parody are that it is not sporting to hunt with a machine gun, that jocularity is not wit, and that the critical edge is blunted.

Most of what passes for parody is actually so broad as to be mere burlesque. Simply put, this trope is what happens when The Parody is created by people who didn’t research what they were parodying. Therefore, the “parody” will only bear a superficial resemblance to what is supposedly being parodied. More egregious cases will often ignore elements that justify the more ridiculous aspects of the work or mock the original for things it doesn’t even have. Occasionally, the parodists may make good guesses and succeed anyway.

Also note that this trope does not encompass all bad parodies. Just knowing what you’re parodying does not automatically make your parody funny but it’s at least a start. Sometimes these parodies can be understood as effective parodies of trailers, of basic premises, or as exaggerations of elements in The Theme Park Version of said subject matter. Subtrope of Outside Joke, a kind of humour that relies on the audience’s unfamiliarity with the subject. See also Dead Unicorn Trope for a similar concept applied to tropes. Contrast “Weird Al” Effect, when the parody is so good that it’s funny even without reference to the original work, and may even eclipse the original in popularity.

There are exactly two jokes used for 99. Dragon Ball Z parodies: long powerups and training to get stronger. And the former is so overwhelming the latter barely rates a mention. Then when it’s not the popular ones, it’s usually All Anime Is Naughty Tentacles for anime in general with some exceptions. Though not parodied as often as Dragon Ball Z, being one of the most popular anime of the 2000s has caused a lot of shallow parodies of Naruto.

Speed Racer is the go-to series for retro anime parodies. The jokes are mainly about its dubbing style—lots of fast talking which barely follows the Lip Lock. Neon Genesis Evangelion sparked up a popular meme called “Get in the fucking robot Shinji! And, despite his initial reluctance, Shinji does in fact get in it. Pretty much any parody of Jerry Seinfeld will include the line “What’s the deal with airline food? Jerry’s entire stand-up career was based around the fact that he tackled much more esoteric subjects than the standard hack topics of airline food. MAD parodies used to be written after the film was released and thus published a few months later, in part to keep on top of what movies were well-known enough to warrant them.