What is a Parody?

A parody is when a work is created to poke fun at or mock the original work of another. Most of the popular satires are sometimes based around political situations. The best parody that can be written is usually when people mistake it as a real work. The best modern day parody is The Onion, they even go as far as to create news shows and stories. Look here for more information: Theonion.com