For the guy that asked why Tom didn't mention series, it is because the series category can't win any money, it would be a non-paying category. Tom wants to get the voting done to figure out who gets the cash prizes first. The Series category will be last.
As a submitter of some of these entries, my vote wouldn't count. I'll just talk up the ones that I suggested instead, then.
Video is taken from Star Wars, Ep. 2 video when Anakin and Padme are in the machine room and Megaman music and sound effects are added. I like how it turned out.
I didn't actually think this one would make to a finalist list because it was a video but I am pleased it did. I found the idea of overlaying the Star Wars scene with megaman sounds and graphics really made for a fun, watchable parody.
Two monsters are just standing around talking when the evil Dig Dug comes to visit...
Painful... I submitted this but someone else beat me to the punch and nominated it first. I shall cry if it wins and that other guy gets the money :(
Did you ever wonder what happened to Will Smith's wife and kids in "I Am Legend"? Well, one guy did, and the author is pissed about it.
This is my favorite of the bunch, I found this rant of the death scene in 'I Am Legend" to be hysterical. Perhaps the joke does get run into the ground a bit but that's the point! How stupid do you have to be to not know what happened to the wife and kids?
Also, I think it's unfair to talk about the poor animation and then say something like "Monopooly Reality" has great animation. Sure M.R. has a detailed drawing but after that it's just a tween of two heads turning and mouths yapping. Visually it's boring because nothing new is ever happening.
I think the audio is much more funny anyway.
On a game show, Lauren admits she cheated on her husband. It gets worse from there. Based on actual events.
Okay, let me explain the game show for people not in the know. "Moment of Truth" is a gameshow that has the game contestents hooked up to a lie detector and are asked a series of personal questions. They then have to go out in to the game show guy and audience and are asked the questions again. For every question they answer that they re-answer that is the same as what the lie detector says they get money.
Again, this story is based on actual events. There was a woman who was on the show who actually admitted to having affairs, she then was asked if she thought she was a good person. She lied and said yes but because she felt guilty for admitting the affair, or something, the lie detector said she didn't believe she was, in fact, a good person. So she lost. This "what if" parody asks what sort of questions might come next, if she had told the "truth" and admitted she didn't think she was a good person.
Looks like I have managed to get some of my submissions in every second day or so. I've had quite a few more get in then expected. That makes me happy to be able to help showcase so many flashes I have enjoyed over the year of May07 to May08. I was somewhat nervous submitting the vast number that I did but I asked Tom beforehand and he said go for it and considering how many made it as finalists, that seems to have been the right move.
That said, there are still plenty of others that have not/may not made it to the finalist lists. If you like any of these submissions, you may want to check out my entire list that I put up on my blog.
Over 100 submissions are here, all of which have a score of at least 3.00 and fewer then 10k views. I think they are all pretty decent gems and if you like the ones that made it to the parody list, you may also like to take a look at the entire thing.