Originally Posted by Scowling Dragon
Thats why I don't consider most of Wierd alls songs parodies at all.
Just a way to remove the original crap lyrics and add something funny/ much better to them.
That's the definition
of a song parody. I mean, that's literally what the term means
. It's when you take an already-existing song and rewrite the lyrics. Trying to say it isn't a song parody is to go against what the term means. It's like trying to convince someone that ducks aren't birds; by definition
You're right. But it is a parody
The word parody gets thrown around way too often in my opinion.
Airplane is a satire of all the disaster movies around the time.
I don't know if I'd call it a satire. A satire involves actual criticism
of something. Great examples of satire are 1984, Animal Farm, and Brave New World. That's satire.
Airplane, from what I could tell, wasn't trying to make any real point
about the disaster film genre, it was just using the framework as an opportunity for jokes. That's a parody, but not satire.