Announcing IT’S JUST A JOKE: THE MOVIE PARODY BLOGATHON

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We could all use a good laugh right about now. Hence, we announce the opening of

IT’S JUST A JOKE: THE MOVIE PARODY BLOGATHON

Rules for the Blogathon

Write a blog about one of your favorite movie parodies. It can be from any era (remember that Chaplin, Keaton, Stan Laurel, and The Three Stooges did various film parodies). It can be a single film parody or a series (such as the Austin Powers trilogy). Or, if you enjoy a movie director or team that is famous mostly for parodies (Mel Brooks, Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker), you can write about either a single movie parody they did or about their complete filmography of parodies.

Since there are plenty of blogging possibilities, I ask for no duplicate entries in this blogathon. However, refer to the variations above. (For example, if someone has already chosen Blazing Saddles, you could blog about all of the movie parodies that Mel Brooks has done.)

As entry requests come in, I will continually update the listing of them on this blogathon announcement — so before you enter, look below and be sure your request isn’t already taken.

How Do I Join the Blogathon?

In the “Comments” section at the bottom of this blog, please leave your name, the URL of your blog, and the movie parody you are choosing to blog about. At the end of this blog entry are banners for the ‘thon. Grab a banner, display it on your blog, and link it back to this blog.

The blogathon will take place from Friday, Sept. 1, through Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. When the opening date of the blogathon arrives, leave a comment here with a link to your post, and I will display it in the list of entries (which I will continually update up to the beginning of the ‘thon, so keep checking back!).

I will not be assigning particular dates to any blog posts. As long as you get your entry in by the end of the day on Sept. 3, I will be satisfied. (That said, the earlier the better!)

Again, be sure to leave me a comment and grab a banner, and have fun with your blog entry!

Here’s the line-up so far, in chronological order:

That William Powell Site – Bebe Daniels and William Powell in Senorita and She’s a Sheik (both 1927)

Silent-ology – Show People (1928)

The Dream Book Blog – Smile (1975)

The Wonderful World of Cinema – Airplane! (1980)

The Midnite Drive-In – This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Moon in Gemini – Soapdish (1991)

Realweegiemidget Reviews – Team America: World Police (2004)

Movie Movie Blog Blog – Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)

Dell on Movies – Black Dynamite (2009)

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15 responses to “Announcing IT’S JUST A JOKE: THE MOVIE PARODY BLOGATHON

  1. I am so freaking over scheduled for movie reviews in September, it’s horrifying. I already have 10 that I am committed to review. Oh well, might as well make it go to 11…. Make mine (wait for it….) “This is Spinal Tap”. (You were already ahead of me weren’t you…? 😀

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  2. Can you do more than one film? Just that I would like to do a piece on Bebe Daniels’ gender bending silent movies Senorita and She’s a Sheik – parodies of Zorro and Valentino respectively, and both co-starring William Powell in villain mode! It’ll be one post covering both pictures 😃👍

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  3. Hi! This sounds like a great blogathon :-). I hope I’m understanding this right – this can be either a film that is a parody of another film or genre (like Airplane! being a parody of disaster films of the 1970’s) or it can be a movie parody of a certain subject/person (like The Great Dictator is a parody of Hitler and WWII dictators)

    I’d love to take part and do a blog post about a little known film from the 1970’s called Smile (1975) which was a movie parody about beauty pageants.

    Tam
    The Dream Book Blog
    https://thedreambook.wordpress.com/

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  4. HI can I add an old review (but not added to any blogathons) for Team America World Police (2004) which is a satire/parody of the big blockbuster movies, thanks from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews (please delete first comment about this my wrong email added, forgot to add letter!)

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