By taunting the pretentious "magnifico" that he could never match the grandeur of Oberon's table, Browne uses the fairy banquet to satirize
the inadequacies of the Spanish court, specifically denigrating Spanish attempts to impress Charles at Madrid in 1623.
Unlike Duchampian mockery, camp has an affectionate regard for what it satirizes
Schnabel's self-conscious, intermittently beautiful movie about Basquiat's rapid rise and fall seemed prompted as much by the painter-turned-director's desire to satirize
the seductive and treacherous '80s art world as by his interest in Samo's psychological disintegration.
The nomination became a lightning rod for the religious right, and Hormel, a patrician former dean of the University of Chicago Law School, was derided as anti-Catholic because of his support of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group whose members don drag to satirize
conservative elements in the Catholic Church.
I'm surprised that, with so many astute people in the press, so many people missed the point of that, which was to sort of satirize
the very thing that was happening.
Its purpose is to satirize
, says the producer, not educate.
The next time Crystal and Tolan want to satirize
Hollywood, they should spend more time at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills and log fewer hours watching repeats of ``America's Funniest Home Videos.
Joe McCarthy sticks in Max's craw - he wants to pointedly satirize
the Communist witch hunts (Caesar eschewed attacking specific individuals with his comedy.
Arteta clearly wants to satirize
the way Hollywood stereotypes Latinos - the part he writes for Carlos on the soap opera, as a gardener with the hots for his housewife client - is ludicrously cliched - but he overdoes the satire, along with nearly everything else in the movie, which is full of random ideas and impulses that never coalesce into a clear tone or point of view.
He consults various prognosticators, allowing Rabelais to hold forth on sex, love, and marriage, and to satirize
fortune tellers, judges, and poets.
But Madelene, who started out so promisingly, limps along in the second half of the book as little more than a sexual prop, her story, having tried so hard to satirize
the human condition, losing its bearings and ending up satirizing itself.
Genuine stars are guests (Sting and Sally Field were on last Wednesday's episode), and they satirize
themselves through scripted dialogue as the talk show within the show is taped before a live studio audience.
The three 60-second skits satirize
shows that normally appear on the other networks on Tuesday nights - ``Home Improvement,'' ``Roseanne'' and ``Frasier.
jingoism in the decade following tragedy through the slings and arrows that rain on his main character.
It gently but firmly satirizes
pop-culture idiocy, from the poofy-shirted cheesiness of Alex's old group, PoP, to today's infinitely more vulgar, fake-reality entertainment.