Parody facts for kids
A parody is a special piece of art.
Parodies make fun of another piece of art by mocking it.
For example, in a serious Western movie, the good guys always seem to shoot better and faster than the bad guys. In a Western parody, this might be exaggerated by showing a good guy firing a single shot, and a dozen of the bad guys falling from their horses as a result.
- Blazing Saddles is a parody of Western movies in general,
- Spaceballs is a parody of the Star Wars movies, and science fiction in general,
- Men in Tights is a parody of Robin Hood movies,
Newspaper columnists are well known for their strip cartoons which can very often parody public opinion on major issues affecting society, such as the recent credit crunch.
Images for kids
Satirical political cartoon that appeared in Puck magazine, October 9, 1915. Caption "I did not raise my girl to be a voter" parodies the anti-World War I song "I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier". A chorus of disreputable men support a lone anti-suffrage woman.
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