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Did you see Saturday Night Live’s parody of people in a fitness class?
  imitation of somebody’s style in a humorous way


a very poor imitation of somebody’s style
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parody parodies parodied parodying parodic parodical parodist
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  • Did you see Saturday Night Live’s parody of people in a fitness class?
  • I think it’s the funniest parody on YouTube?
  • "Just you wait—" Jack mimicked the whine and scramble. ... Piggy and the parody were so funny that the hunters began to laugh.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The Kommandos lifted their heads at the sound and in mocking parody of the soldiers marched over to the wall.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic

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  • Some even wrote parodies of my poem, reading them to me in the hopes of getting under my skin.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • "Hip" people love parodies.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • They had been standing in the traditional pose of fighters, gloves raised, ready for battle but a pathetic parody of professional fighters.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • It was almost perfect, just a fraction flatter and shakier than Betty Jean’s voice had been, the o’s and ah’s parodies of Betty Jean’s...
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • It was a feminine voice but not hers. A parody of a girl’s voice.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • She still wore the same clothes she’d been wearing at Meliorn’s parody of a dinner party, but her shoes had been taken.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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  • Her breasts started just below her chin, her hips were …. a parody.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • The book was called The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, and it was a parody of the life of the Prophet, PBUH, set in Bombay.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • A parody of the ruling language.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • And then, like some parody of a class system, around the parade ring stood a group of men in striped polo shirts, who clutched beer cans and seemed to be on some kind of outing.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Ezra looked, talked, and acted like a huge southern cliche, a parody who was unaware that his type had been catalogued and identified over and over again.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Encouraged, the guard threw herself into a parody of Betsie’s faltering walk.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Though his interaction with the Lilliputians wasn’t the strongest section, you would be hard pressed to find equally clever interplay of parody and originality.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • The point of the message may be lost in the parody.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Suddenly he dropped the parody.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Part of your heart,
    That’s what I’m eating now,
    Too bad we had to part….
     We sing these, and other parodies of popular songs, all of which we think are very witty.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Harry bucked in a hideous parody of the act of love, then collapsed without a sound in a limp heap on top of me, blood jetting in diminishing spurts from the wound in his back.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Parts of it read like a parody.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • It was not a parody, it was a serious job of adaptation in what any professor would have called excellent taste.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • "Bravi, bravo, brava!" cried Morcerf, parodying the banker, as the selection came to an end.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "Had there been no Bagration, it would have been necessary to invent him," said the wit Shinshin, parodying the words of Voltaire.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • ’Is he?’ teased the unregenerate old man, pinching his pointy jaw gravely in a parody of repentance.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Or…. parodying Pyramus’ sighs….
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Turning toward Maia, he bent his head and blew the powder at her in a grotesque parody of a blown kiss.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • The crooked parody of Mitsima’s, his own stood beside it.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • And, as you pointed out, a parody of Biblical quotations.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • There was a wartime phrase coming into style just then—"this is it"—and although it later became a parody of itself, it had a final flat accuracy which was all that could be said at certain times.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • This idea is our parody of an idea that came from the Enemy.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • They were both performing an expected routine, a routine invented by someone and imposed upon them, performing it in mockery, in hatred, in defiling parody on its inventors.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Besides a great many lines of The Iliad adapted or even playfully parodied in The Odyssey, there is one curious bit of evidence that I do not remember seeing noticed.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Every soul aboard stood at the bulwarks or on the seats of the steamer and stared at that distant shape, higher than the trees or church towers inland, and advancing with a leisurely parody of a human stride.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • We do not need to know French literature before Voltaire in order to feel, although the lurking parody may escape us, that he is poking fun at us and at himself.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Now Aunt Evy was singing softly to them, making up a parody on the song.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • A parody was immediately put in circulation in the galleries of the court-house, in verses that limped a little:— Maitre Corbeau, sur un dossier perche,[13] Tenait dans son bee une saisie executoire; Maitre Renard, par l’odeur alleche, BOOK FOURTH.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The language of the book had grown florid and overblown again—it was not self-parody yet, not quite, but it was floating steadily in that direction and he seemed helpless to stop it.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • He was there below me, and, upon my word, to look at him was as edifying as seeing a dog in a parody of breeches and a feather hat, walking on his hind-legs.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Bicarat was a Gascon, as d’Artagnan was; he turned a deaf ear, and contented himself with laughing, and between two parries finding time to point to a spot of earth with his sword, "Here," cried he, parodying a verse of the Bible, "here will Bicarat die; for I only am left, and they seek my life."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • That’s why the show is loaded with so many "adult" elements, the constant punning and pop culture references like Monsterpiece Theater or the Samuel Beckett parody "Waiting for Elmo."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • …of the Party, he was demanding the immediate conclusion of peace with Eurasia, he was advocating freedom of speech, freedom of the Press, freedom of assembly, freedom of thought, he was crying hysterically that the revolution had been betrayed — and all this in rapid polysyllabic speech which was a sort of parody of the habitual style of the orators of the Party, and even contained Newspeak words: more Newspeak words, indeed, than any Party member would normally use in real life.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • They were a defiant parody.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • It was some foul parody, some infamous, ignoble satire.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Whattypically takes place is that we recognize elements from some prior text and begin drawing comparisons and parallels that may be fantastic, parodic, tragic, anything.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • She, like a good Victorian parody, learned from her husband all that was worth learning—to separate herself in body, mind, and spirit from all that suggested Africa; to cultivate the habits, tastes, preferences that her absent father-in-law and foolish mother-in-law would have approved.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • Djali reared himself on his hind legs, and began to bleat, marching along with so much dainty gravity, that the entire circle of spectators burst into a laugh at this parody of the interested devoutness of the captain of pistoliers.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • "Oh, my poor boys," Zacharie said in a squeaky voice, a choked parody of his deep baritone.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • All these young men parodied her husband, she reflected; he said it would rain; they said it would be a positive tornado.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
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