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send-up

n. a parody. I enjoy a good send-up, even if it is about me.
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Glamorous Francine wowed the audience and got four yesses from judges Cowell, 53, David Walliams, Amanda Holden, both 41, and Alesha Dixon, 34, with her send-ups of Amy Childs and Cheryl Cole.
The Prime Time presenter has praised the send-ups as "genuinely funny".
For Thanos Karampatsos and Christina Kotsilelou, the partners in Athens-based Greece is for Lovers, product design is the perfect vehicle for exploring their country's history and culture with elaborate, insider send-ups created as tongue-in-cheek merchandise.
Two of the best are send-ups of Come Dine With Me and Embarrassing Bodies but there's also a great relationship counsellor whose way with a catchphrase could make her the next Vicky Pollard.
Gaines and editor-writer Harvey Kurtzman, MAD evolved from stories spoofing its owners' stable of horror comics to a broader range of send-ups lampooning American culture, celebrities and politics.
The humor of the Martha Graham send-ups and vaudevillian sketches felt dated, despite the dancers' best efforts.
The Family Guy Star Wars send-ups are Blue Harvest (A New Hope), Something Something Something Darkside (The Empire Strikes Back) and It's A Trap (Return Of The Jedi).
Series such as Nigella Bites and a run of Forever Summer with Nigella helped make her piping hot property, but she did have to put up with some wickedly funny send-ups from Ronni Ancona.
Those far-sighted enough to have snapped up Overlook Press's 2005 re-issue of the Mortdecai Trilogy--Kyril Bonfiglioli's powerfully comedic high-octane send-ups of the bon-viveur-cum-sleuth detective story--may have hoped that this fine-tuned souffl&233; chef of an author would turn out a steak-and-the-works banquet of a book.
From the MPs' allowances scandal to the cult of celebrity chefs and the Sachsgate affair, the three - with the help of Pauline McLynn and Frances Barber - provide a selection of satirical send-ups and sketches dealing with the issues that have been in the spotlight for the past six months.
It offers "a side-splitting evening of clever send-ups and faithful tributes.
Chewing into Goode's puns, wordplay, alliterative stacking and deft send-ups, Armenante's cast is clearly having a good time.
Born in Seaton Delaval in 1926, he burst upon the literary scene with send-ups of the Bond-type characters which were taking up so much book and screen time.
An East Coaster by birth, Shock wears his Bay Area boho-hippie cred on his sleeve more than ever on Fear, sliding from his standard, piano-driven send-ups of rap scene ego-tripping ("Everything is Beautiful") to intense poetic theses on blood quantum ("Who's Clean?
took care of things in nightly send-ups, a sport that lasted for weeks.