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Topic: Parody

Houston Astros' Spoof of Viral Shopping Mall Ad Is Almost as Bad as the Team's Record

Mitts and hats and mitts and hats!

When you have a .420 winning percentage, you come up with creative ways to put butts in seats. And Houston Astros pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh certainly didn't balk…

Maybelline's 'Ideal Woman Rubber Mask' Makes All Cosmetics Obsolete

Spoof video mocks beauty standards

Maybe she's born with it. Maybe it's a horrifying latex mask. The Onion just rolled out this spoof Maybelline ad mocking conventional standards of beauty. In it, the brand introduces a…

Let's All Thank Weird Al for Turning 'Blurred Lines' Into an Anthem of Proper Grammar

'Word Crimes' targets a world plagued by texting and typos

Weird Al might not be the hero an illiterate Internet wants, but he's certainly the one it needs. His newest video, "Word Crimes" (a parody of "Blurred Lines"), is possibly the…

Galactic Empire Turns Frankfurt Airport Into a Fully Armed, Operational Battle Station

Fan video stokes excitement for next Star Wars film

The Empire might not be running the galaxy anymore, but it seems to be doing a stellar job running an airport in Germany.  With more than 1 million views already (likely…

'First Kiss' Spoofs Continue With 'The Slap,' Which Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

Even Haley Joel Osment can't resist

If you've ever wanted to see Haley Joel Osment from The Sixth Sense get slapped around, well, this is your chance. Yes, it's three months later and we're still seeing parodies…

Q&A: How a Reality TV Show Pranked America With Fake Celebrity Divorce Ads

Good buzz requires patience, WEtv president says

We've been had. It turns out that one man's heroic billboard crusade to prevent celebrity divorce was actually a hoax by WEtv to advertise its new show Marriage Boot Camp:…

John Oliver's Parody Ad Skewers GM With Bleak Phrases From an Internal Memo

These cars totally aren't 'Kevorkianesque'

While it's true HBO is not an ad-supported network, Last Week Tonight's John Oliver made an exception Sunday, uttering the words rarely heard on the premium cable network: "We'll be…

X-Men Meet Mad Men in Quiznos' Newest Pop Culture Sandwich

Follow-up to brand's hot 'House of Thrones'

Quiznos' Toasty.tv, a branded content hub that got an early boost from a popular Game of Thrones-House of Cards mashup, is once again pounding together two pop culture icons. The results…

Syfy Is Making a Third Sharknado, and We've Already Written 5 Pitches for It

Sequel to The Second One

Syfy tells Adweek exclusively that it has green-lit a third movie in its increasingly silly Sharknado franchise before even airing the second one (official title: The Second One). The first flick…

Creative Ideas Die Messy Deaths in Ad School's 'Dumb Ways' Parody

'Be safe around meetings'

It's a bit surprising that no one's done this until now, but here it is—a parody of the megaviral "Dumb Ways to Die" train-safey video showing various ways in which…

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