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Spoof

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For the computer security term, see spoofing attack.
There's also a game called Spoof.

A spoof is a humorous take on an established idea, cultural movement, television program, movie, play, or book. Spoofs almost always make satirical humour of the movie or play, poking fun at various aspects while retaining the general plot or idea. They are a form of parody.

The word "Spoof" finds its origin in a game involving trickery and nonsense. The game was invented by Arthur Roberts, an English comedian.

For examples, see the films Blazing Saddles, a spoof of Westerns, and Spaceballs, a spoof of Star Wars both by Mel Brooks, or This is Spinal Tap, a spoof of the heavy metal music business, by Rob Reiner.


For a spoof of Wikipedia, see Uncyclopedia at http://uncyclopedia.org/.


"Spoof" is sometimes used in Commonwealth countries as a euphemism for ejaculate. It is pronounced with a short "oo" (like book) in this case.

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