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#41 AdamLeisemann

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 11:22 AM

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Snow White and the Seven Samurai


"Are you Pondering what I'm Pondering?"

"I think so, Brain, but who'd want to see Snow White and the Seven Samurai?"

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Cast a Deadly Spellbound (where Spelling has nothing to do with vocabulary)

Roger Rabbit and Me (a documentary by Micheal Moore, simply making money off of unfortunate, jobless toons)

Animaniac Mansion (need I say more?)

EDIT: All Your Basic Instinct

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:47 PM

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My contribution to the growing horror:

Harry Potter and The Village

"I am not a number! I am a free wizard!"

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 09:49 PM

Re: Genre-crossover nightmares Harry Potter: Where am I? Snape: In Hogwarts. Harry Potter: What do you want? Snape: We want education. Harry Potter: Whose side are you on? Snape: That would be telling. We want education... education... education. Harry Potter: You won't get it. Snape: By hook or by crook, we will. Harry Potter: Who are you? Snape: The new Dark Arts teacher. Harry Potter: Who is Number 1? Snape: You are Number 6. Harry Potter: I am not a number, I am a free wizard. Harry Potter: I will not make any deals with you. I've resigned. I will not be enrolled, suspended, expelled, examined, tested, marked or home schooled. My life is my own. I resign.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 10:14 PM

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Harry Potter: Where am I?
Snape: In Hogwarts.
Harry Potter: What do you want?
Snape: We want education.
Harry Potter: Whose side are you on?
Snape: That would be telling. We want education... education... education.
Harry Potter: You won't get it.
Snape: By hook or by crook, we will.
Harry Potter: Who are you?
Snape: The new Dark Arts teacher.
Harry Potter: Who is Number 1?
Snape: You are Number 6.
Harry Potter: I am not a number, I am a free wizard.

Harry Potter: I will not make any deals with you. I've resigned. I will not be enrolled, suspended, expelled, examined, tested, marked or home schooled. My life is my own. I resign.


OK, now let's see you come up with something from the M. Night Shmalyan
version of Harry Potter and The Village.


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#45 Michael Hopcroft

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 04:04 AM

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For a combination of Fan-service Anime and American film: MOUSEhunt

The Last Samurai Champloo (Tom Cruise goes hip-hop in Japan)

The weird thing about this thread is that people keep coming up with these things all the time in the various fandoms and, weirdness of weirdnesses, they work.

Take, for example, a story that was quite popular on the sites called Azumanga Daioh in SPAAAAACE!. The premise was that the Star wars trilogy was retold with the cast of the schoolgirl comedy Azumanga Daioh in place of the main characters. Thus we had, for example, pig-tailed child prodigy Chiyo being trained in the Ways of the Jedi in place of Luke Skywalker. The really weird thing is that the writer actually thought through his whole universe, including things that George Lucas never bothered with.

For example, remember how Leia watched impassively as Alderaan was obliterated? When the scene was repeated, with Kaorin (who in the original series suffered misforutne after misfortune, to utterly absurd degrees) in Leia's place, she was devastated. Much of the rest of the story was built around her regaining her self-will after the dual shocks of that and the death of the Obi-wan substitute (in this case Sakaki, on whom the original Kaorin had a comically unnoticed girl-crush that utterly dominated her life).

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 07:53 AM

Re: Genre-crossover nightmares In the version I remember (pre-special edition, BTW), Leia didn't just watch impassively. She did cry out, "NOOOOOOOO!" Of course, that's my memory.

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:10 AM

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I came up with Phantom Menace of the Opera years ago, but I can't work out what the other five chapters in the "Musical Star Wars" saga would be. Any suggestions?

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 12:31 PM

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Mr Rogers' Neighborhood: The Kung Fu Years.
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#49 AdamLeisemann

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 12:56 PM

Re: Genre-crossover nightmares Some strange toy-line made kid's show crossed with a VERY adult anime and manga: The Littlest Petshop of Horrors. Now for a conceptual nightmare: Hamtaro as Golgo 13. (a little self-referential humor for those on the Dark Champions board) Back to title mixes: FATAL Attraction

#50 Michael Hopcroft

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 01:43 PM

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I came up with Phantom Menace of the Opera years ago, but I can't work out what the other five chapters in the "Musical Star Wars" saga would be. Any suggestions?

Episode II: Send in the Attack of the Clones ("Send in the Clowns" is an important song in Sondheim's A Little Night Music).

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 02:01 PM

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Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Pacific.

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 12:04 PM

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Episode II: Send in the Attack of the Clones ("Send in the Clowns" is an important song in Sondheim's A Little Night Music).

I thought about "Send In the Clones," but it doesn't quite seem to fit, being a song title rather than the title of the musical itself.

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Pacific.

Perfect! I can just see Aniken singing "There Ain't Nothing Like a Droid".... :D

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 12:33 PM

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Is that the story of the Clintons?


Its the title of a Capitol Steps album actually

it was followed by "Its not over til the first lady sings"

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 12:40 PM

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I came up with Phantom Menace of the Opera years ago, but I can't work out what the other five chapters in the "Musical Star Wars" saga would be. Any suggestions?


The Empire Strikes Back to the Future

"Sith Side Story"

The Great Luke Ski did an album of Star Wars inspired insanity
with a medley called "Grease Wars"

among other things in ths song, cuts from
Jedl Knights
Obiwan is the only one that I want
Jedi School Dropout

and of course
Greased Falcon

what actually turned Anakin to the dark side was simply this
the worst case of heroine addiction the universe has ever seen

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 02:24 PM

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Perfect! I can just see Aniken singing "There Ain't Nothing Like a Droid".... :D


One does what one can ;)

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 11:21 AM

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The Empire Strikes Back to the Future

My recollection is that Back to the Future was not a musical. ;)

Following a friend's suggestion, I'm going to give up on melding the title of Chapter IV (A New Hope), and do something totally wild.... so thus far I have:

Chapter I: Phantom Menace of the Opera
Chapter II: Send In the Clones
Chapter III: Sith Pacific
Chapter IV: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Alderaan

...leaving two more. :D

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 11:56 AM

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Hm, I'm not getting much further than Episode VI: Return of the Jedis and Dolls, which is poor even by my own low standards. This may take some thought.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 02:51 PM

Re: Genre-crossover nightmares Episode V: Damn Vader (aka The Empire Strikes Out)?

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 03:27 PM

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Unless you fancy swerving into classical music with The Empire Strikes Bach, all I have to offer at the moment is Episode VI: Return of the Gigi.

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 10:22 AM

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Hm, I'm not getting much further than Episode VI: Return of the Jedis and Dolls, which is poor even by my own low standards. This may take some thought.

Actually, I like this one.

Episode V: Damn Vader (aka The Empire Strikes Out)?

Except for the extreme stretching on the original title, this one works for me. I actually was starting to think in that direction.