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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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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.
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.
This year, the spots throughout "Securian Idol" include send-ups of familiar radio spots with "Mr.
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.
But my send-ups got me in trouble, when I volunteered for the ATS in the 1940s for not being serious enough.
The book's showpieces are a handful of narrative satires in the first section: send-ups of academia's self-seriousness and the assumptions that underlie it.
In "Scary Movie 4" the gang returns with the most hilarious and irreverent installment yet with outrageous send-ups of "War of the Worlds," "The Grudge," "The Village," "Saw" and "Saw II," "Million Dollar Baby" and many more.
But some were somewhat laudable, such as "The Flintstones"--the first primetime animated sitcom, essentially an affectionate spoof of "The Honeymooners" Other minor studios like Jay Ward Productions developed shows such as "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle," whose sneakily witty dialogue and over the-top social send-ups presaged the smarts of later shows designed to appeal to mature audiences.
Yes, LipService are back with (judging by the story-book set and the addition of a third actor) a bigger kitty to spend but thankfully many of the signature ingredients that have earned previous literary send-ups a devoted following.