I have a weakness for a good parody. Taking the essence of a story and giving it a humorous twist is an art form in itself.
Here are three examples that would make my personal Parody Hall of Fame.
Galaxy Quest took the Star Trek fanboy/fangirl phenom, turned it on its ear and make a hilarious movie with its own engaging journey.
Jimmy Fallon's spoof, Downton Sixbey, of the currently trending, Downton Abbey is "spit take" hysterical. His show is produced in Studio 6B - hence the name. If you are hooked on Downton Abbey - Downton Sixbey is your next step.
And the newest inductee into my Parody Hall of Fame is:
Yes, it IS a musical parody of Lord of the Rings, Fellowship of the Ring - LIVE on stage.
This wonderful production tells the ENTIRE story of Fellowship of the Ring with all the heart and a thousand times the humor of Tokien's tale.
Fellowship! Is playing in Hollywood for the next two weekends. If you live in the area grab your tickets and get to the theater. If you don't live in the area, make your plane reservations, grab your tickets, and get to the theater. Click on the link above to their website to see if the show is coming your way.
You haven't lived until you've seen a diva Balrog sing a torch song in a red spotlight.
What take offs, spoofs, or parodies would make your Hall of Fame?