Example sentences for: parodies

How can you use “parodies” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The German critic Hans Magnus Enzensberger has written of how Grass ranges with masterly skill from high-flown parodies of Catholic litany to the impersonal tone of case histories to slang to dialect and so on.

  • Mark Twain parodies this custom in the opening paragraph of Huck Finn , when he has Huck assure the reader that The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was true, even though written by this other fellow, Mark Twain: "There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth."

  • South Park abounds in screamingly campy parodies, from the opening ensemble to Terrance and Phillip's peppy rap duet "Shut Your Fucking Face, Uncle-Fucker" to the principal's exhortation to substitute "bum," "poo," and the phlegmatic "M'kay" for, respectively, "ass," "shit," and "fuck" while leading a Busby Berkeley-ish dance line.

  • The sketch in question parodies a recent CBS Christmas special And So This Is Christmas . The idea is to do a promotional spot for the forthcoming CBS special "And So This Is Hanukkah ." For those who didn't tune in on Dec. 4, it went like this:

  • They're partly exquisite little parodies of travel lit, partly cruel little fables.


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