He's still got it!
That was in honor of THE END OF THE WEEK. We made it! It's Fantabulous Friday, baby! Wohoo!
So, here they are:
Best cop spoof:
The Naked Gun
BEST Star Wars spoof:
We all know Mel Brooks is the KING of spoof. I mean, really, the man's a genius.
Mel Brooks, Rick Moranis, John Candy, Bill Pullman, Joan Rivers, Dick Van Patten - you can't beat a cast like that! Even (sometimes especially) hardcore Star Wars fans love this film. I wish they'd make a sequel....with the same cast, of course (and honor John Candy somehow or other in a humorous way).
Best Robin Hood spoof:
Mel Brooks combined the talent of Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Tracy Ullman, Dick Van Patton (again), Dave Chappelle.....how could he go wrong? This movie is hilarious, from the one-liners to the dance numbers.
Best Horror Spoof:
This movie is one of my all-time favorites. I'm a big 'ol chicken, so making fun of scary movies is sort of my revenge for these films scaring me nearly to death all the time. Mocking the "rules" of horror films (and later the sequels) was done in such a manner that I can appreciate it, and even laugh now when watching real horror movies. Plus, I LOVED Matthew Lillard.
Best Literary Classic Spoof:
Another Brooks film, this time starring the man, the myth, the legend: Gene Wilder. Seriously, the man should have a town named after him. Also in the film is Teri Garr, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn and Peter Boyle. The cast and ridiculous storyline make for excellent spoof.
Best Spy Spoof:
Yeah, baby! Honestly, I'm partial to the second installment, but the first one started it all. The film turned super spy into man-whore with psychedelic views on everything (I loved the innuendos and name jokes). Mike Myers is comedic genius, and I'm hoping to see another Austin movie in the near future....
Best History Spoof:
History of the World
Yet again, Brooks (they might as well change the genre from "spoof" to "Brooks method"). There's really no way to explain this film -actually two, because there's a Part II - other than to say it's the history of the world, only really, really funny. Brooks' favored actors appear throughout the film, so keep your eyes open.
Best movie no one realizes was a spoof (of romance movies):
The Princess Bride
I know! If you asked ten people whether or not Princess Bride is a spoof, 9 of them will say no. This film, starring Robin Wright and Cary Elwes, was intended to poke fun at the overly sappy and dramatic romance films that were being made en masse during the 80s. One of the various taglines used was a pretty good giveaway: "A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather)." Surprisingly it became such a hit without needed the spoof title that eventually everyone just forgot.
Best documentary spoof:
Best in Show
This movie is one of the move hilarious movies ever made. IF you like this kind of humor (which some people don't, although I'm not sure why). The hubs doesn't find this film funny. I maintain that he's lying, because otherwise I'd have to file for divorce.
The cast of this film is a plethora of talent: Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Jennifer Coolidge, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Christopher Guest are just a few. These people: yuppie couple, white trash couple, redneck, gay couple, rich woman and female dog trainer - all head to a national dog show. In the format of a documentary, the individuals are interviewed as they plan and prepare their dogs for the show and then we follow them all to the show and throughout. It's HILARIOUS. The opening scene is Parker Posey and her husband (the yuppie couple) in therapy with their weimaraner. The dog is distraught because she saw them having sex. THE DOG IS IN THERAPY.
I can't do enough promoting of this film. If you haven't seen it, go watch it NOW.
Best TV show spoof:
The Brady Bunch Movie
Have to include this movie, if only because it's totally awesome. It's so ridiculously stupid that you can't help but love it. Shelly Long (who I LOVE), Gary Cole, Michael McKean and Christine Taylor (Mrs. Ben Stiller) are four of the major players as Mr. and Mrs. Brady, Larry Dittmeyer and Marcia. There's even cameos by Florence Henderson (original Mrs. Brady) and Ann B. Davis (original Alice).
Did I miss any FANTABULOUS spoof movies? If so, let me know!
And y'all have an awesome Labor Day weekend!