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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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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.
I'm not sure where things are going when we start getting send-ups of a send-up, but while it's not likely to win any awards for originality, it's sure to make you laugh somewhere along the line.
While there was a vogue for sly, big-screen send-ups of cheesy TV shows a few years back (see Charlie's Angels, Starsky & Hutch, The Dukes of Hazzard) that time has surely passed.
The series features the comic send-ups of creators Chuck Austen and Chris Moeller, and the raucous humor of head writers Bill Rosenthal (Working, The Single Guy, The John Larroquette Show) and Andrew Borakove (South Park, Dilbert).
The Prime Time presenter has praised the send-ups as "genuinely funny".
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.
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.