This is my favorite Weird Al parody for two reasons: 1. It's to the tune of Gangster's Paradise by Coolio (you know, "been spending most our lives living in a gangster's paradise") and 2. It's the Amish!!!!! My college is an area where there's a strong Amish population so I can relate to the Amish references in this video. Weird Al does many parodies picking on just about anything popular that people are familiar with and based on what's "big" at the time. When this video was released, Coolio's song was one of the most popular songs at that time.
I just found this one on Google as I was typing this post and found it kind of funny. Naturally you can see this picture is a parody of Harry Potter and is playing off the characters plus using an association with Harry's last name. Side note, does anyone else think the "Harry" in this picture looks more like an adult Ron? Anyway, this is just another good example of parodies playing off of movies/books.
Yes, I'm a total Star Wars nut! I just had to share this though because I think it's a good comparison of showing what really happened in the movie and what Family Guy did to make it funny (or even funnier than it was). Shows like Family Guy, The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, and MadTV are famous for doing these parodies as they draw a lot of audience attention to cultural references. Star Wars is obviously a well known Pop Culture icon globally and is easily recognized by people all over the world. Plus the clip is just freaking absolute funny!
Ok this is my last example, and you probably get the idea by now. But honestly I just could not resist this! Like the Harry Potter picture, I found this on Google and had... well.... multiple reactions to this! If anything this will give you a good laugh! Seriously though, the concept of parodies can be applied to just about anything (as long as it's done right)
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