The Ultimate Parody Movie Quiz

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The Ultimate Parody Movie Quiz
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These movies may never earn an Oscar nod, but they produce plenty of laughs. Take our quiz to see how much you know about some of the greatest parody films and spoofs!
Who starred as Cindy Campbell in "Scary Movie?"
Anna Kendrick
Anna Faris
Anna Faris starred as the ditzy-yet-lovable Cindy — a parody of Neve Campbell's Sydney role in "Scream."
Neve Campbell

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Spoiler Alert! What was the name of the killer in the original "Scary Movie?"
Dewey
Dopey
Doofy
Killer Doofy was inspired by Deputy Dewey, played by David Arquette in "Scream."

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What classic parody film featured the line, "Don't call me Shirley?"
"Airplane!"
In "Airplane!," when Leslie Nielsen is told, "Surely, you can't be serious," he replies, "I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley."
"Spaceballs"
"Top Secret!"

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What role did Robert Hays play in "Airplane!?"
Ted
Hays played Ted Striker, a former fighter pilot with a fear of flying. Before Hays won the role of Ted, both Bruce Jenner and David Letterman auditioned for the part.
Mike
Dave

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What year was "Young Frankenstein" released?
1974
The Mel Brooks horror spoof came out in 1974.
1979
1984

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Who played Dr. Frankenstein in "Young Frankenstein?"
Mel Brooks
Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder took of the role of Dr. Frankenstein — pronounced "Fronkensteen," of course — in the 1974 parody.
Gene Hackman

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Spinal Tap was a real band in the 1970s.
TRUE
FALSE
"This is Spinal Tap" is not based on a real band, a fact which surprised many fans, including rocker Ozzy Osbourne.

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What monument does the band plan to use as a prop during a concert in the film?
Statue of Liberty
Tower of London
Stonehenge
In "This is Spinal Tap," the band plans to use an 18-foot tall version of Stonehenge as a stage prop. Unfortunately, the model is made incorrectly and measures only 18 inches.

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What was the title of the 1987 Mel Brooks "Star Wars" parody?
"Star Tours"
"Spacewars"
"Spaceballs"
Parody-film master Mel Brooks took on "Star Wars" with his 1987 classic "Spaceballs."

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"Spaceballs" featured a character called Pizza the Hutt.
TRUE
Dom DeLuise voiced the messy pizza-like glob — a funny take on Jabba the Hutt.
FALSE

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What 1984 movie spoofed both '50s music movies and spy films in a single glorious feature?
"Top Gun"
"Top Secret!"
In "Top Secret!," a handsome rock 'n' roll star becomes mixed up in an underground resistance plot in East Germany.
"Top Shot!"

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Who played singer Nick Rivers in "Top Secret!?"
Kevin Bacon
Tom Cruise
Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer starred as Nick Rivers in "Top Secret!," a parody film created by the same team that made "Airplane!"

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What was the name of the high school in "Not Another Teen Movie?"
Hollywood High
New York School for the Arts
John Hughes High
The writers of the 2001 film "Not Another Teen Movie" named the high school after teen movie master John Hughes.

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What 2001 parody film got a Netflix reboot in 2015?
"Scary Movie"
"Wet Hot American Summer"
The campers and counselors of Camp Firewood hit the screen once again when "Wet Hot American Summer" came to Netflix in 2015.
"Date Movie"

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Who starred as Shaun in "Shaun of the Dead?"
Cillian Murphy
Tyler Labine
Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg took on the title role of Shaun, a guy trying to win back his girlfriend while also surviving a serious zombie outbreak.

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Who played the role of Ahchoo in "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" in 1993?
Martin Lawrence
Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle played Ahchoo, son of Asneeze in the 1993 parody.
Wayne Brady

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What day was Brian born in "Monty Python's Life of Brian?"
Christmas
Brian shared a birthday with Jesus in the 1979 religious parody.
Easter
July 4th

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Which musician put up $4 million of his own money to see "Life With Brian" get made?
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr
George Harrison
Beatle George Harrison shelled out $4 million to help finance "Life With Brian" simply because he wanted to see the film.

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If you lived in Rock Ridge, which of the following is most likely to be your surname?
Johnson
The 1974 cowboy flick "Blazing Saddles" featured a town known as Rock Ridge, where almost everyone was named Johnson.
Richards
Smith

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What was the name of the sheriff played by Cleavon Little in "Blazing Saddles?"
Andy
Bart
Cleavon Little played Sheriff Bart in the 1974 comedy-western.
Steve

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What character did Seth MacFarlane play in "A Million Ways to Die in the West?"
Foy
Clinch
Albert
MacFarlane not only directed the film, but also played the role of Albert, a simple farmer trying to win the heart of Charlize Theron.

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There may be a million ways to die in the west, but what ended up killing bad guy Clinch?
snake poison
Clinch kicked the bucket after he was grazed by a bullet that Albert had dipped in snake poison.
a horse
tuberculosis

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"The Naked Gun" and its sequels were inspired by a TV series.
TRUE
The film was based on the 1982 series "Police Squad!," which lasted a whopping six episodes before it was cancelled.
FALSE

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Who was the subject of an assassination plot in "The Naked Gun?"
John F. Kennedy
Richard Nixon
Queen Elizabeth II
Clumsy cop Frank Drebin tries his best to protect Queen Elizabeth from an assassination plot in "The Naked Gun."

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What year was "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" released?
1975
The first film in the famous series came out in 1975 and featured King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
1980
1985

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What happens to the Black Knight after he loses all four limbs in "The Holy Grail?"
He dies.
He keeps trying to fight.
Even after King Arthur cuts off all of his limbs, the fierce Black Knight attempts to continue the battle.
He reveals the location of the treasure.

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What was the name of the first film released in the Austin Powers franchise?
"Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery"
Released in 1997, "Man of Mystery" was the first Austin Powers film to hit theaters and featured a hilarious take on the classic James Bond spy films.
"Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me"
"Austin Powers in Goldmember"

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How much of the first Austin Powers film was improvised?
none
5 to 10 percent
30 to 40 percent
Michael Myers himself claimed that 30 to 40 percent of the groovy spy film was actually improvised by the actors.

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Who played the role of Foxxy Cleopatra in the third Austin Powers movie?
Jennifer Hudson
Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé played the role of Foxxy Cleopatra, who teamed up with Austin Powers to fight Dr. Evil and Goldmember.
Kelly Rowland

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What was the name of the "Family Guy" parody of "Star Wars?"
"Blue Harvest"
"Family Guy" took on "Star Wars" with "Blue Harvest," a short film featuring Peter as Han Solo and Chris as Luke Skywalker.
"Blue Moon"
"Blue Star"

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