At the Christmas season, the actors in Downton Abbey and guest actors did their best to entertain us for a charitable cause. It worked! Who does not love a parody or a spoof? The Royalty or the high-born in society may not be so amused, but we at Boyer Writes thought it was “jolly good”!
What exactly is a spoof? It is “a humorous imitation of something while exaggerating its characteristic features for comic effect.”
A parody is“
Throughout history, the spoof or parody has been used by famous writers. Shakespeare used it in his Sonnet 13 when he wrote a parody on traditional love poems. Don Quixote” written by Miguel de Cervantes is a parody of romances written in his days. Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travel” is a parody of travel narratives as well as a satire on contemporary England. The more serious one takes the subject…the more ridiculous the spoof…but perhaps the most enjoyed.
“Tally ho”….I think I have spotted just the right modern-day video for your viewing pleasure. Straight away.. let’s watch it! (As you can see, I love the phrases used by our friends, the British! A “Toast to Happiness”…in this world of such unhappiness! Carry On!… but be sure to watch the video to the very end…for more fun. There is a quick commercial for the charity in the middle and then resumes. )