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72 Spoofs, Parodies and Funny Recreations

2008 Hits, From Sock and Awe to Sarah Palin Mockery

— December 19, 2008 — Pop Culture
From Sock and Awe, the Bush shoe game, to Sarah Palin being spoofed by Tina Fey, the consistency of really good, viral parodies was strong in 2008.

Since spoof videos, gag campaigns and mocking online games picked up in the second part of the year, with the Sock and awe game being the most recent so close to year end, 2009 looks promising to be full of viral parody action.

Maybe it’s because people are seeking happiness in a time of economic downs, or because people are getting an increasingly stronger kick out of schadenfreude. We can’t be certain of the reason, so perhaps looking back at some of the best viral parodies of 2008, as well as some lesser known spoofs, that could help spark a theory.

Cycle through the cluster below for a dose of everything from Sock and Awe to faux Michael Phelps fashion covers.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
69
Medical Musical Comedies
Medical Musical Comedies
'Damaged Care' Parodies US Health Care
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68
Hollywood Cult Parodies
Hollywood Cult Parodies
Celeb Hate! Magazine
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67
User Generated Music Videos
User Generated Music Videos
Michael Jackson's Beat It Spoof
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66
Parodying Viral Breakdowns
Parodying Viral Breakdowns
Sobbing Sorority Sister The Target of Amateur Comedians
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65
Black Parodies Of Iconic Films
Black Parodies Of Iconic Films
60 Frames Spoofs
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64
Proposition 8 Musicals
Proposition 8 Musicals
Funny or Die Parodies Same-Sex Marriage Defeat
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63
Candidates That Fight Back
Candidates That Fight Back
Obama Snaps, Threatens to 'Go Gangster' (SPOOF)
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62
Witty Spoofs about Facebook
Witty Spoofs about Facebook
Idiots of Ants Parody
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61
Political Spoof Musicals
Political Spoof Musicals
Les Misbarack Mocks Sarah Palin, Obama, McCain
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60
Prehistoric Social Media Parodies
Prehistoric Social Media Parodies
The Office Spoofed by Dinosaurs
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59
Offensive Cell Phone Ad Parodies
Offensive Cell Phone Ad Parodies
LOLz AT&T 'No Bars' Commercial
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58
Eco Protest Through Spoofs
Eco Protest Through Spoofs
Greenpeace Kleercut Kleenex Parody
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57
Leave Barack Alone Videos
Leave Barack Alone Videos
Chris Crocker Stands Up For Obama Parody
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56
Pre-Movie Mockumentaries
Pre-Movie Mockumentaries
Rain of Madness Spoofs Tropic Thunder
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55
Viral Business Parodies
Viral Business Parodies
Mad Magazine's Circuit City Spoof
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54
Politicial Parody Attacks
Politicial Parody Attacks
Hockey Moms Against Sarah Palin
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53
Viral Spoof Creating Change
Viral Spoof Creating Change
Unilever Reacts to 'Dove Onslaught(er)' (by Greeenpeace)
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52
Political Pundit Parodies
Political Pundit Parodies
Lil' Bill O'Reilly
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51
Credit Crunch Business Profanity
Credit Crunch Business Profanity
The Economist September 2008 Spoof
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50
Political Publicity Parodies
Political Publicity Parodies
Benedict vs. Obama: POPE Parodies HOPE
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49
Endless SNL Political Parodies
Endless SNL Political Parodies
SNL Thursdays to Focus on Election
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48
Parody Sports Virals
Parody Sports Virals
Nike Pro Exposes Cristiano Ronaldo, Pokes Fun at Nike
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47
Retro Track Suit Spoofvertising
Retro Track Suit Spoofvertising
'Douche Bags Wear Nike' Ad
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46
Rockstars Parody Viral Videos
Rockstars Parody Viral Videos
Weezer's 'Pork and Beans' Video Kicks Ass
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45
Political Parody Ads
Political Parody Ads
Axe's Hillary Clinton Spoof
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44
Celebrity Parody Infomercials
Celebrity Parody Infomercials
Be Kanye Tablets for Absolut
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43
Bigfoot Parodies (Part 2)
Bigfoot Parodies (Part 2)
Jeff Beacher's Abominable Snowman
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42
Post-Campaign Parodies
Post-Campaign Parodies
Sarah Palin and John McCain's 'Morning After'
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41
Presidential Parodies
Presidential Parodies
Josh Brolin to Play George W. Bush on SNL
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40
Political Spoofs
Political Spoofs
Sarah Palin Parodied by Sara Benincasa
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39
Racist Obama Magazine Covers
Racist Obama Magazine Covers
Vanity Fair Parodies New Yorker
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38
Coffee Branding Parodies
Coffee Branding Parodies
"What if Starbucks Marketed Like a Church?"
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37
Supporting Non-Political Movements
Supporting Non-Political Movements
SupportOurPoops.org Parodies Ribbon Obsession
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36
PC-Free Photoshop Parodies
PC-Free Photoshop Parodies
Henry Hadlow's 'Tell a Lie'
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35
Hip Hop Dating Parodies
Hip Hop Dating Parodies
LL Cool J for Old Spice Swagger
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34
Fashion Photo Shoot Spoofs
Fashion Photo Shoot Spoofs
LOL Vogue?
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33
Spoof Black Friday Ads
Spoof Black Friday Ads
Contest Pokes Fun at Economy
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32
Fashion Designers as Actors
Fashion Designers as Actors
Tom Ford Spoofs 'In Treatment'
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31
Evolution Parodies
Evolution Parodies
Braun Brings Out The Human in Men
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30
YouTube Hitler Parodies
YouTube Hitler Parodies
Viral Competition to Spoof "Downfall"
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29
Killer Job Parodies
Killer Job Parodies
Career Builder ‘Time To Move On' Ads
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28
Bullet Proof Baby Protection
Bullet Proof Baby Protection
Woman Shoots at Baby on Bulletproofbaby Spoof Site
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27
Broadway Poster Spoofs
Broadway Poster Spoofs
"Evil Dead: The Musical" Ads
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26
Viral Music Video Parodies
Viral Music Video Parodies
Womanizer by Venetian Princess
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25
Self-Spoofing Politicians
Self-Spoofing Politicians
Sarah Palin as Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live (SNL)
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24
Political SNL Parodies
Political SNL Parodies
Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton
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23
Self-Parody Ads
Self-Parody Ads
Victoria Beckham Plays Hide & Seek in Dress Collection Commercial
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22
Political Parodies III
Political Parodies III
Tina Fey as Sarah Palin in the Palin-Biden Debate on SNL
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21
Political SNL Parodies II
Political SNL Parodies II
Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler as Katie Couric
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20
Fake Publicity Publications
Fake Publicity Publications
Dexter Spoof Magazines
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19
Fashion Show Spoofs
Fashion Show Spoofs
Westood's Gypsy in McQueen's Mankini
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18
Sarah Palin Parodies Continue
Sarah Palin Parodies Continue
Gina Gershon for Funny or Die
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17
LEGO Film Parodies
LEGO Film Parodies
Silver Screen Toy Recreations
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16
Political Parody Raps
Political Parody Raps
Amy Poehler's Sarah Palin Rap on SNL
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15
Political Parodies
Political Parodies
Bush vs. Obama: DOPE Parodies HOPE
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14
Redneck Spoof Commercials
Redneck Spoof Commercials
Brad Pitt (Imposter)'s Beer Lies Viral
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13
Viral TV Spoofs
Viral TV Spoofs
'Dwight Schrute' as Lucy Lawless as Xena: Warrior Princess
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12
Bigfoot Parodies
Bigfoot Parodies
Bigfoot Photos and Videos Inspiring Comedy
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11
Political Dance Spoofs
Political Dance Spoofs
Sarah Palin and Obama on Dancing With the Stars
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10
Parodies of Magazine Covers
Parodies of Magazine Covers
Gallery of the Absurd
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9
Political Parody Responses
Political Parody Responses
Sarah Palin liked Tina Fey Impersonation
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8
Olympic Cover Spoofs
Olympic Cover Spoofs
Michael Phelps in Haute Couture
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7
Objectified Male Parodies
Objectified Male Parodies
Michael Phelps as Dr. McSwimmy Pre Emmy Awards
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6
Clever Movie Poster Spoofs
Clever Movie Poster Spoofs
If Cartoons Were Films
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5
Remixed Renaissance Art
Remixed Renaissance Art
10 Mona Lisa Parodies
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4
Film Noir Parodies
Film Noir Parodies
Disney Princesses as Sin City Characters
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3
Extreme Political Parodies
Extreme Political Parodies
Obama Girl Hits Sarah Palin Below The Belt
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2
Risque Sarah Palin Parodies
Risque Sarah Palin Parodies
'Nailin Paylin' Magazine Cover and Video
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1
Inspirational Spoof Posters
Inspirational Spoof Posters
Funny London Paper Galleries Ads
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