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  1. underrated
    What Joe Schmo 2 Taught John Levenstein About Crafting Surprising ComedyThe Kroll Show and Arrested Development writer-producer breaks down this reality-TV gem.
  2. vulture lists
    The 8 Best True-Crime ParodiesAmerican Vandal isn’t the only one!
  3. The ‘unSOLVABLE’ Talents of Betsy Kenney and Dara KatzWe’ve called them “Genre Queens,” and we stand by it. Between Bounty Hunters , The Place We Live (TPWL), and now unSOLVABLE, co-creators […]
  4. dancing dirty
    11 Ways the Dirty Dancing Lift Has Been Used in TV Shows and MoviesIn the 30 years since Dirty Dancing’s release, a lot of people have used the film’s signature move.
  5. ‘PatriotHole’: How the Fake News Makes Fun of Fake NewsDoug Baxter is close to figuring out what the Clinton Foundation is really up to. He’s still connecting the dots, but so far it seems that the […]
  6. videology
    Jay-Z’s New Video Stars Issa Rae, Jerrod Carmichael in a Black Friends ParodyIssa Rae, Jerrod Carmichael, Lil Rel, Tessa Thompson, Tiffany Haddish, Lakeith Stanfield, and Hannibal Buress are all there.
  7. A Horrifying Parody Series That May Be TrueToday, Splitsider has the dubious honor of premiering the third and most recent episode of Modern Aliens: A Documentary Periodical, written and […]
  8. chat room
    How Weird Al Removed the Misogyny of ‘Blurred Lines’ by Adding Grammar LessonsWeird Al Yankovic explains how he took Pharrell and Robin Thicke’s rape-y hit and made a nerdy blast.
  9. good one podcast
    Weird Al on Turning Pharrell & Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Into ‘Word Crimes’Weird Al discusses the intricacies of his process on Vulture’s Good One: A Podcast About Jokes.
  10. bite bite bite fight fight fight
    Itchy & Scratchy Get a Making a Murderer ParodyMousetrapping a Murderer
  11. inside amy schumer but out of the box
    Inside Amy Schumer Parodies The KnickIt really nails the hissy fits.
  12. Three Good Videos You Absolutely Haven’t Seen Isn’t the Internet a funny place? Sorry, let me be more clear. What I mean to ask is, isn’t it funny that, on the Internet, there lurks a […]
  13. My Favorite Genre Parody Sketch (Right Now)A few weeks ago, I covered iO sketch group Redford in all of their glory. This week, I’m back to celebrate Redford, even though I really don’t […]
  14. Remembering Garry Shandling’s Early Version of Larry SandersI would much prefer that the article I’m writing today was about an old episode of Letterman or Conan, but today we look back at one of the […]
  15. This Week in Web Videos: ‘Making a Murderer’ Parodies It’s been a week and a half since the holiday Netflix binge concluded, and I’m very surprised there aren’t more quality Making a Murderer […]
  16. really makes you think
    Kimmel Makes Force Awakens: Men’s-Rights VersionMay the mad trim be with you.
  17. last night on late night
    Kristen Wiig Shows That Indie-Drama Success Is All Crying in SweatersAllergies?
  18. Go Inside a Typical Day at the Office with the ‘ClickHole’ WritersIt’s been a year since The Onion launched its new Buzzfeed parody website ClickHole, and to mark its one-year anniversary, Slate visited the […]
  19. sketch
    Schumer Parodies FNL, Sends Up Rape CultureIt’s an instant classic.
  20. From Screen to Stage: The Rise of the Parody MusicalAt a small midtown studio, the producers and cast of UNAUTHORIZED! met to rehearse That 80’s Time Travel Movie, a musical based on the 1985 […]
  21. Finding Joy in the Saddest Depths of Capitalism with Kasper HauserThe San Francisco comedy group Kasper Hauser has a knack for the absurd. For instance, their name is derived from that of a mysterious 19th […]
  22. happy birthday to you
    Watch Kevin Spacey ‘Prank Call’ Hillary Clinton in Honor of Bill’s 68th BirthdayHillary says Bill’s birthday gift is “a very personal decision.”
  23. ‘Nathan for You’s Dumb Starbucks Episode Is Finally Here, and He’s Selling […]Nathan for You’s Dumb Starbucks episode aired last night, but before opening up the store Fielder had to prove – for legal reasons – that he […]
  24. Check Out Weird Al’s Incredible Attention to Detail in This Comparison […]As if you needed any further proof that Weird Al is the best, here’s a new video that compares eight of his parody videos side-by-side with the […]
  25. Weird Al on the Interconnectedness of Parody and Nostalgia“Parody is, almost by nature, disposable. And yet, people like it so much. Especially if you hear it at a certain point in your life, and then […]
  26. David Wain and His Parodies of ExuberanceThere are many ways to go about parodying a form, however from Mel Brooks’ smug send-ups to Nathan Fielder’s biting critique of the types of […]
  27. Nathan Fielder Reveals Himself as the Mastermind Behind Dumb StarbucksOver the weekend, the internet was abuzz with news of a new Los Angeles coffee shop called “Dumb Starbucks,” a near-fully functioning Starbucks […]
  28. parody
    Watch Sesame Street’s Flawless Hunger Games ParodyStarring Cookieness Evereat.
  29. candy
    Watch 20 Women Re-create When Harry Met Sally’s Katz’s Deli SceneThey had what she was having.
  30. how to
    How to Make a Perfect Wes Anderson ParodyFrom SNL’s director of photography.
  31. We Imagined a Modern-Day Sex and the City“I decided to use my AppleCare: three sex-savvy Big Apple ladies who’d always care about helping me install more memories.”
  32. Jimmy Fallon Turns to a Life of Joke Crime in ‘Joking Bad’ Last night, Jimmy Fallon continued his march to the Tonight Show with this incredible Breaking Bad parody, as Jimmy realizes he only has six […]
  33. parody
    Watch Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’s Game of Thrones ParodyWith cameos from Jay Leno and Seth Meyers. 
  34. clickables
    Watch Lena Dunham’s (Fake) Zero Dark Thirty AuditionRelax, it’s a joke.
  35. Citizens Untied: Parody in the Age of Corporate MediaFor 20 years now I’ve been locked in a test of wills with corporate publishing, trying to produce books that are just as funny as TV and […]
  36. drag queens
    Drag Queen’s Azealia Banks Parody Also Doubles As Savvy 2012 Rap-UpPeppermint throws shade at the Mayans.
  37. contest
    The Winner of the Beatles Holiday Parody Contest Is …And winner of a Beatles’ vinyl remasters boxed set.
  38. Watch a Taylor Swift–Breaking Bad ParodyThe mash-up of all mash-ups.
  39. See a Commercial for Adulthood, If Adulthood Were a Toy You Could Buy“Vehicles sold separately.” Or leased, depending on your “situation.”
  40. katy perry
    Watch ‘California Grrrs,’ a Dogs-Only Katy Perry ParodyLap it up.
  41. garfield
    Watch the Garfield Def Comedy Jam“Lemme tell you ‘bout this cat named Heathcliff. Just kidding, y’all!”
  42. Sacha Baron Cohen Is Writing World’s First Spy Spoof EverSacha Baron Cohen is working with Cedar Rapids scribe Phil Johnston on a parodical take on James Bond films. In their version the serious spy […]
  43. bryan singer
    Watch Director Bryan Singer React to YouTube Parodies of His MoviesHow does it taste, Singer?
  44. lmfao
    Watch an LMFAO Parody About LunchFair enough: lunch is the best.
  45. Talking with Matt Besser About ‘Freak Dance,’ improv4humans, and the […]Freak Dance, the musical/dance movie parody written and directed by UCB’s Matt Besser and co-directed by Neil Mahoney, follows a rich ballerina […]
  46. instagram
    Discover ‘Instagram Snap,’ a New Instagram ToolEarly bird FTW!
  47. the hunger games
    Watch a Trailer for ‘The Hipster Games,’ a Spoof of The Hunger Games“I just really miss brunch.”
  48. dance moms
    Watch a Dance Moms Parody, ‘Dance School’“I’m out for blood in the Little Miss Jazz pageant.”
  49. 2 broke girls
    Watch a Seething-Mad Fake Commercial for 2 Broke Girls (NSFW)“Look! It’s a nerdy Japanese guy!”
  50. The Muppets Parody Trailers Live to Fight Another Day We’ve missed you so much, Muppets parody trailers. We don’t even mind that this time, you’re only an ad for the March 20 DVD release of a […]
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