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    Re: What's your favorite spoof movie?

    This is a great list and it's really hard to argue the final order but for me there will always be "a fine line between clever and...stupid"

    Yes, Spinal Tap is #1
     
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    [QUOTE]We polled readers on their favorite spoof movies to see which would come in at number one.  Click through our countdown and weigh in on your favorites below.
    Posted by BDCAEStaff[/QUOTE]


    When I first saw the title of the poll the first one that came to mind was Airplane.  Some of the others I have never seen. 
     
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    Re: What's your favorite spoof movie?

    Any list without Galaxy Quest is not worth anything.  It would be my #3, after Spinal Tap and Airplane!
     
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    Oh, and I know it's sacrilege, but Top Secret! was the funniest and best movie the Zucker brothers ever did.  Much tighter and more clever than Airplane!
     
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    Airplane...

    They say in the article that Airplane is a remake of an old 1950's movie.  I believe it was a spoof of the 'Airport' series of films from the 70's.  There were at least four 'Airport' films, each about a plane in danger of crashing.
     
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    Re: What's your favorite spoof movie?

       Putney Swope from late sixties or 70's, great spoof on the advertising world.

     
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    The Globe horribly missed the point on Blazing Saddles in their write up. 

    The reason Blazing Saddles is a classic, is not because it's just a Western spoof, it's because it addresses racism, race relations, and stereotypes in a humorous fashion. Yes, Brooks does it within a Western Motif, and many of the gags are takes on Westerns. But the core is the racial humor. I don't think people remember it because it was a goof on Westerns. It was a goof on race and got to that uncomfortable place about race, and made us laugh. 

    The scene where Bart is telling the story of how his family came out west, and because they were black were forced to ride at the back of the wagon train is sheer genius. 

    For shame Globe Editors for your spinelessness. 

     
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    Has no one seen Kung Fu Hustle!? 1.4% on the original poll!? That movie is brillaint! Way better than spaceballs or airplane...
     
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    Casino Royale (1966 with Woody Allen and Peter Sellers)...should get some credit alongside Austin Powers (they mention it but AP wasn't spoofing the ORIGINAL spoof)...
     
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    [QUOTE]They say in the article that Airplane is a remake of an old 1950's movie.  I believe it was a spoof of the 'Airport' series of films from the 70's.  There were at least four 'Airport' films, each about a plane in danger of crashing.
    Posted by aaronsynn[/QUOTE]

    "Airplane!" is a spoof of not just the "Airport" movies, but of the whole "airliner in trouble" theme, and has numerous references (some of which are subtle) to many movies and books based on this theme.  For movies, this genre started in the mid-1950s with "The High and the Mighty" starring John Wayne.  "The High and the Mighty" co-starred Robert Stack, who played Captain Kramer in "Airplane".

    IMO, "Airplane!" remains one of the funniest spoof movies to this day.  But, also IMO, "Airplane II" remains one of the worst sequels produced to this day.  Given that the Zucker brothers had nothing to do with it expains why it was so bad.
     
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    Re: What's your favorite spoof movie?

    Airplane, and also because I like funny movies.
     
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    The Globe accurately points out that Mel Brooks filmed "Young Frankenstein" in B&W.  However, it also manages to colorize Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove."  Stanley must be rolling over in his grave now.
     
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    Spinal Tap is a must. But, why forget Hardware Wars? Or Phantom of the Paradise? Or Twentieth Century Oz? Too cultish or non-mainstream for ya? Flesh Gordon, in its own way, too.
     
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    Scary movie and Airplane. Airplane was a take off not only on Airport but it was actulaly taken from an ABC movie of the week in 1972 called "Terror at 20,000 feet"
     
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    Re: What's your favorite spoof movie?

    National Lampoon's "Animal House" spoofed the 50s / early 60s College nostalgia movies that came out around that time. It set the bar for college movies that followed. It also did for fraternal organizations what "Top Gun" did for Navy recruitment and "Wall Street" did for insider traders, embezzlers, and money launderers.

    Best part: The "Fawn Liebowitz" scam. Eric "Otter" Stratton (Tim Matheson) cons a student at nearby Emily Dickenson College into believing he is her recently-deceased roommate's fiancee. (She died in a freak kiln explosion). He not only gets her to go out with him (because he naturally doesn't "want to be left alone tonight")  but nonchalantly asks her if she could get dates for his friends as well. They all go to a Black nightclub to check out the band. They then ditch the girls there - who later have to walk all the way back to campus.  

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    [Scene: Greek Council hearing. Otter gets up to give the opening argument in their trial]
    Boone: "But I thought you were Pre-Med..."
    Eric "Otter" Stratton [Shrugs]: "Pre-Law...Pre-Med...what's the difference?
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    Dean Wormer [to an obviously bilious and hung-over Flounder]:"...Fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, young man."
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    Boone: "They TOOK EVERYTHING...even the stuff we didn't steal."
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    Bluto: "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?...NOTHING is over until WE SAY it is..."
     
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    Re: What's your favorite spoof movie?

    "Rutles: All You Need is Cash"

    This film was expanded from pre-filmed skits originally written and performed by Eric Idle on "Rutland Weekend Television" and "Saturday Night Live". It was about four boys from Rutland who rose to the top of the pop charts.

    Why?

    *It got Mick Jagger to trash the Beatles (er...Rutles) in a fake interview.

    *Neal Innes and Eric Idle wrote a series of Beatles song parodies that stand well on their own.

    *Album parodies: "Sgt. Rutter's Only-Darts-Club Band", "Tragical History Tour", "Let it Rut".

    *It spoofed the Beatles' career. George Harrison was the only member of the Four to approve of it; the others were insulted at their portrayal. 

    *It mocked several famous Beatles controversies: Tea addiction, Leggy Mountbatten "goes to Australia", Stig is Deaf, etc. 

    *Neal Innes and Eric Idle do very good impersonations of John Lennon and Paul MacCartney.

    *It is a fake "rock-umentary" that pre-dates "Spinal Tap".

    *It does a great parody of "Get Back" called "Get Up and Go" that was filmed on a rooftop opposite the one where "Get Back" was filmed. It recreated the film of "Get Back" as much as possible (including wardrobe and instruments). The joke is that the show (their final live performance as the Rutles) was supposedly upstaged by "some other band performing across the street".  
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    Interviewer: Did they ever try to sell any songs to you?
    Jagger: Oh yeah. Any old slag they'd sell a song to...

     
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     Mafia wasn't listed. A shame too, for one thing the movie did do right was kill the overly obnoxious purple dinosaur at the very end (to many a cheer in the theater, I might add).

     Vampires Suck may be the newest vampire spoof but Love At First Bite should be up there as well.

     The Family Guy spoof of the Star Wars trilogy not mentioned? Oh, the shame.

     
     
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    I think it was called "Space Balls"
     
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    Re: What's your favorite spoof movie?

     Spaceballs was Mel Brooks spoof on Star Wars. Family Guy has their own spoof of the original three movies (the last one, I believe, was called Blue Harvest).

     Anyone want to guess how long it will take to see a HP/LOTR spoof on the big screen?

     
     
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    Re: What's your favorite spoof movie?

    "The Undefeated"


    (albeit unintentional)
     
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    Re: What's your favorite spoof movie?

    The Princess Bride

     
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    [QUOTE]The Princess Bride
    Posted by p-mike[/QUOTE]

    if that counts, i second that motion
     
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    Re: What's your favorite spoof movie?

    Well . . .   I don't know if "spoof" is accurate, but The Princess Bride, even in its original form, is most certainly a parody of itself. It works as straight fantasy adventure, but the tone of both the story and film -- the offhand manner of the characters, the frenetic pacing and deliberately over-the-top heroics -- certainly suggest that the author is laughing behind his hand . . .   and to wonderful affect.

     
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    Re: What's your favorite spoof movie?

    Robot Chicken Star Wars (all three of them) have been brilliant, although they're not spoofs so much as incredibly funny briefs on plot holes and ridiculous things that were in the movies
     

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