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  • adj. Characterized by spoof; satirical.


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spoof +‎ -y


  • They cut it like an action movie to give that "spoofy" feel.

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  • For those who prefer their awards shows not to take themselves seriously, this spoofy and often parody-filled extravaganza should fill the summer bill.

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  • If you can spot the vampire reference in the line "Let the right ones in, buddy" — from tonight's enjoyably spoofy episode of USA Network's Psych (10/9c) — then you're in for a real treat, as Halloween is played for laughs (more often than not on purpose) on a variety of tonight's shows.

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  • Stewie as Darth Vader is the best character by far (as he is in Family Guy), just his appearance and accent suit the spoofy arch villain completely.

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  • The most alarming thing about the spoofy newspaper was that the news within it came from a spooky -- but official -- City report.

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  • Similarly spoofy is Dave Eggers's minimal endorsement (also on YouTube) of Go, Mutants! by Larry Doyle, formerly a writer on The Simpsons.

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  • They have a Halloween spoofy video on their website to help them do the job as well as some facts and tips.

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  • From that point on, Nielsen romped and bopped from one spoofy farce to another, always "playing it straight" and yet with a gleam in his eye that seemed a tiny but important bit of actor's inspiration.

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  • Loved Julee Cruise's dreamy reinterpretation of the Psych theme, and given the spoofy nature of the episode, also got a kick out of Shawn's frustration when no one in this isolated, low-tech town gets his cultural references.

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  • V.I.P., like CLEOPATRA 2525, had no pretense of being anything but a spoofy timewaster ... somehow, the leaden camp of the Irwin Allen shows (LOST IN SPACE, LAND OF THE GIANTS, VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, THE TIME TUNNEL) grated on me much worse.

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  • My friend and I made and used this in elementary school to mean "special and neat." Maybe a blend? It was a real shock to find it written down on a Halloween-themed rubber stamp one day, we'd thought it was a totally unique creation.

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