Pardody~ Noun. Any humorous, satirical, or burlesque imitation, as of a person, event, etc.
Satire is an ancient practice viewed, by people who view such things, as the oldest and most trenchant way to observe society. Given people’s natural tendency to poke fun, I’m sure it was a common occurrence around the evening fire. It took the Ancient Greeks and Romans to formalized the delivery of satire and make it an art form. I’ve read various origins of the word satire — everything from a spin on those half goat/half men satyrs to the Latin lanx satura which literally means “a full dish of various fruits”. I can see both in the word origins. It’s all good.
Some cultures have perfected satire to the point of the humor being lost on most Americans. (I happen to think British humor is hysterical) As far as American parody/satire goes, Youtube is filled with it. Not long ago, my son had me listen to a cartoon song with ugly animation. It was a parody on the opera Carmina Burana – O Fortuna. I swear I can’t get the O Fortuna Misheard Lyrics out of my head. Every time I hear the real version of Carmina Burana – O Fortuna, I hear the spoof lyrics saying bring more tuna! Here’s the real version. Look up O Fortuna Misheard Lyrics on Youtube to get a brain worm of your own.
Speaking of things sticking in your head. There’s also this parody by creative talent Weird Al Yankovic. Be prepared to smile:
He’s spoofing this one by Micheal Jackson:
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