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The originals: 

Airplane! Blazing Saddles! This is Spinal Tap! Top Secret! Clue! The Naked Gun! Spaceballs! Loaded Weapon! Murder by Death! Police Squad! Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid! Hot Shots Part Deux!!


….And don’t even get us started on the dreck!

Silly and clever, with scalpel-sharp zingers, astonishingly inventive sight-gags, and impossibly high rates of punchlines-per-minute, when done right, movie spoofs are simply transcendent.


With directors such as The Zucker Brothers, Jim Abrahams, Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Jonathan Lynn, the calibre is high.


Matched with an array of actors who rose and conquered roles in master classes of timing, deadpan and ingenuity, from established stars (Peter Sellers, David Niven, Steve Martin, Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen), old school professionals, lampooning some of their own back catalogue (Robert Stack, Leslie Nielson, Lloyd Bridges, George Kennedy), and new kids on the scene (Val Kilmer, Robert Hayes, Bill Pullman), the cream of the spoof crop ranks among the very best of the best of comedies in film.


This week Jimmy and Sheppy dive deep into a selection of Spoof movies, talk their favourites, which possibly untouched genres are ripe for spoofing, and pitch their own ideas, including a Top Gun meets Glengarry Glen Ross send-up, and a Ray Harryhausen inspired fantasy adventure, more revealing than a bed-sheet toga.


Topper: Those are some long legs...

Ramada: I just had them lengthened. Now they go all the way up.

(Hot Shots)

Marty DiBergi (reading a review): "This pretentious ponderous collection of religious rock psalms is enough to prompt the question, 'What day did the Lord create Spinal Tap, and couldn't he have rested on that day too?'

(This is Spinal Tap)


Bart: A man drink like that and he don't eat, he is going to DIE.

Jim: (hopefully) When?

(Blazing Saddles)


Hood: “Who are you and how did you get in here?”

Frank: “I’m a locksmith. And… I’m a locksmith.”

(Police Squad)


The pitch: "Come up with a new spoof to any genre or piece of IP you like..."

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