The most dazzling, most unsettling, most ohmy-God-listen-up novel you'll read this year" (Washington Post), Welcome to Braggsville is a superb and timely sendup
of American racism, complacency, and academic liberalism.
The gag is an obvious sendup
of Windows Blue, which appears to make very small changes to Windows 8.
Several of these sendups
make these sporting films into horror films.
With its tongue-in-cheek sensuality and gentle sendup
of the British aristocracy, the film is remembered as an early landmark in 60s' cinema, and York's unmistakable presence added to its appeal.
In Heat is, in fact, a hilarious sendup
of lesbian stereotypes and the concerns in the lesbian community about trans (and oh-so-many other) issues.
I could, truthfully, have been content with an evening of Charles Schulz sendup
A "Diff'rent Strokes" sendup
paints beneficent millionaire Mr.
The one early story, "Stay, Corydon, Thou Swain," is a hilarious sendup
of male erotic fantasizing, and is the only piece here to employ elements of the fantastic, which Warner explores extensively elsewhere.
Jon Stewart's spoof interview with John McCain was a worthy sendup
of the whole process.
On this last hot-button satirical target, A Man in Full is even worse than The Bonfire of the Vanities, featuring a nasty sendup
of Robert Mapplethorpe as Wilson Lapeth (photos of gay sex on a chain gang) and a series of contemptible jokes about AIDS benefits ("Let's Rap for Clap," "Let's Riff for Syph," "Let's Go Hug a Dyin' Bugger," "Glory Me--I Got da HIV" and "Let's Pay Our Dues to the Pustular Ooze").
Yet in this latest sendup
bemoaning market forces controlling TV content, the author does, however, raise several interesting questions.
Released just in time for the most frightening night of the year, "Spooky Funny Halloween," stars "Shockenbull," the last of the great TV horror movie hosts, in a satirical sendup
of the TV horror hosts and programs of another era.
The deal is much like the one producer Lorne Michaels had last year with Larry David, whose sendup
of Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders produced such gems as "Bern Your Enthusiasm," a nod to David's long-running "Curb Your Enthusiasm" on HBO.
Well, tough luck, because here it comes: The new leading lady of "Dames at Sea," an affectionate and smartly constructed sendup
of Hollywood's fantasies about how Broadway stage shows were built, is no Bernadette Peters.
Peppered with colorful impressions of New York City life, Truth in Advertising is a quick-witted, wry sendup
of the advertising industry and corporate culture.