Video Spoofing

A culture of amateur video producers are creating viral parodies of videos
Description - Parodies of viral videos are proving to be almost as successful as their original videos. Recent spoofs have included impersonators of Miss South Carolina’s speech at Miss Teen USA, heiress Paris Hilton, and remakes of scenes from Hollywood hits, like Zoolander.

Implications - These videos give ordinary web users a chance at internet stardom. For companies, these videos provide an inspiration for home grown spoofs, and also marketing opportunities like sponsoring spoof stars or contests. Even though a lot of these amateur reproductions may seem defamatory to a product, celebrity or business, they still encourage brand interaction and become affordably infectious word-of-mouth campaigns.
SCORE: 4.5
Mild Top 4 Examples: 19,933 Total Clicks Jul 07 - Dec 07
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Viral YouTube Spoofs - WiiFit, Microsoft Touch, iPhone & More
SCORE: 5.8
V. Hot 6,601 Clicks Pub: Oct 6, 07
Viral YouTube Spoofs
WiiFit, Microsoft Touch, iPhone & More
Video spoofs and parodies can be very entertaining, especially when the spots mock big companies, spinning breakthrough technologies or viral commercials into sarcastic remakes. Check out this collection… [More]
Miss S. Carolina Impersonators - YouTube Spoofs
SCORE: 4.9
Mild 4,959 Clicks Pub: Sep 4, 07
Miss S. Carolina Impersonators
YouTube Spoofs
Some YouTube video spoofs of Miss South Carolina’s, Lauren Caitlin Upton, original monster hit video have already gone on to become big hits themselves as well as TV take-offs. People are trying to cash… [More]
Amateur Movie Reproduction - BYU Students Remake Zoolander on YouTube
SCORE: 4
Mild 4,217 Clicks Pub: Aug 3, 07
Amateur Movie Reproduction
BYU Students Remake Zoolander on YouTube
Zoolander has to be one of the greatest movies that has come out in recent years - a classic of this generation! Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson both got huge career boosts through the film that pokes fun… [More]
Paris Hilton Spoof Video - Prison For Ditzy Drivers
SCORE: 3.5
Mild 4,156 Clicks Pub: Jul 31, 07
Paris Hilton Spoof Video
Prison For Ditzy Drivers
"They can't do this to me, I'm rich," says a mock Paris Hilton on a YouTube spoof video for her Stars are Blind song. Ms. Hilton doesn't get cut a lot of slack, and her recent jail stint didn't help her… [More]
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