In 2010, director Craig Moss unleashed a funny, rather watchable parody film called The 41-Year-Old Virgin who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It. The parody was a direct-to-DVD release by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, and it parodies four of Judd Apatow's best-known comedy films The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Superbad.
The movie had some D-list actors, but the main star of the show is Bryan Callen, a comedian and actor who was known for starring in many episodes of MADtv. I've seen bits of MADtv here and there, but one of my favorite sketches on the show was an old one which shows a fusion of gangsta rap and barbershop quartet music. Later on, Craig Moss did another parody film, tackling on horror movies, known as 30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
For this article, I'm going to list some ideas for parody films with really long names, and you will have the chance to choose which one would you like to see being made. NOTE: I didn't make actual fan-art for these parodies because it would kind of be a waste of time. Here we go!
#1: Betmen ve Süpermen Karşı Savaşan ise 3 Dev Adam Yardım Eden Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (The Man who Saved the World who helped the 3 Mighty Men while Batman Fought Against Superman) (Parody of Turkish knock-off films)
In 1982, the Turkish sci-fi action film Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (The Man who Saved the World) became an instant cult classic because of its notorious use of bootlegged footage from Star Wars, and for that reason, it is popularly known as the "Turkish Star Wars". Before this movie many other Turkish knock-off films started to appear. If there was a parody film based off of Turkish Star Wars, it would also parody other well-known Turkish knock-off films, but the ones I mentioned were 3 Dev Adam (3 Mighty Men), Yarasa Adam-Betmen (Batman), and Süpermen Dönüyor (Superman Returns). The latter two movies were direct in what they're ripping off according to their titles, but 3 Dev Adam, on the other hand, features Captain America and Mexican wrestler El Santo fighting against a villainous, homicidal Spider-Man! If Craig Moss discovered Turkish knock-off films from the 1970's and 1980's, I bet he would definitely do a parody film on those movies. I think that if Mr. Moss made this movie, he would also include references to Atatürk, Star Trek, the "Brazilian Star Wars", Teletubbies (just try to imagine the main character in Turkish Star Wars kicking Teletubby ass like what he did to those fuzzy monster characters in the original!), the Verizon cell phone guy, the Cool School series of Turkish comedy films, and Alyas Batman en Robin, an unauthorized Batman musical film from the Philippines.
#2: The Little Panda Fighter who Fought the Gladiformers while the Little Cars Raced to Ratatoing (Parody of Vídeo Brinquedo's animated knock-offs of popular CGI films)
Vídeo Brinquedo was an infamous computer animation studio and cartoon distributer founded in São Paulo, Brazil. The studio is perhaps well-known for releasing low-budget knock-offs of films made by Pixar, Disney, Dreamworks, etc. These films were notorious for their bad animation quality, hammy voice acting, flat script work, and plagiarism regarding the plot. For these films' English dubs, 4Kids voice actors were used. Now, for those of you who don't know what 4Kids is; 4Kids was a cartoon distribution company that usually dubs certain kid-friendly anime shows into English. The reason being is that Vídeo Brinquedo owns the Brazilian rights to 4Kids-licensed shows; again, they are also a cartoon distributor. Perhaps 4 of the studio's most infamous films are The Little Cars (rip-off of Pixar's 2006 film Cars), The Little Panda Fighter (rip-off of Dreamworks' 2008 film Kung-Fu Panda), Ratatoing (rip-off of Pixar's 2007 film Ratatouille), and Gladiformers (rip-off of the 2007 Transformers film reboot). If these four rip-offs were melded into one parody film, it would sound kinda funny, though!
YOU'LL BE SURPRISED WITH NUMBER 3!
#3: Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bombing of the 41-Year-Old Virgin who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About it During the 30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at Which Point the Little Panda Fighter Fought the Gladiformers while the Little Cars Raced to Ratatoing Episode XX: The New Hope that Happens while the Empire Strikes Back Against the Return of the Jedi who Fought the Phantom Menace during the Attack of the Clones Causing the Revenge of the Sith while the Force Awakens with the Raiders of the Lost Ark inside the Temple of Doom while the Last Crusade is happening until they go to the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (or simply Dr. Skull, if you wish)
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!