In recent years, the internet has given birth to the ultimate human art form: the parody trailer. Some of my favorite examples:
Monopoly, by Half Day Today
Minesweeper: The Movie, by College Humor
Every Oscar-Winning Movie Ever, by Cracked
Oregon Trail, by Half Day Today
Battleship, by… wait, they’re actually making this?
Of course, while I prefer the amateur efforts to the studio-funded ones, no list of parody trailers would be complete without the various Muppet parodies: Being Green, The Fuzzy Pack, Pig With the Froggy Tattoo, and the Meta-trailer. And my sister Jenna would be heartbroken if I didn’t include this:
While I’m at it, I might as well admit that this Seinfeld trailer was one of the formative cultural influences of my youth: