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Which movie series are referenced in XKCD comic 1568?

All XKCD comics have individual threads in the XKCD forums which discuss the various comics. There is also an Explain XKCD wiki which can help. (Thanks to @alex_d). From perusing the thread: ...
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Why is the "Rocky" franchise particularly lampooned for its many sequels?

Numerous reasons, but mainly because of the Rocky franchise's popularity in the time frame you are looking at. Rocky was hardly the first franchise with lots of sequels when it began releasing them in ...
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Which movie series are referenced in XKCD comic 1568?

I think you have Wandboy and Puncher correct. I think user1306322 is right about Indiana Jones. He is a professor and uses a whip and the subtitles line up. I think the Tropical Boaters movies are ...
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Galaxy Quest a parody of Sci-Fi/Star Trek only or specific actors too

Alan Rickman was actually parodying himself when he complained about being a "real actor". Rickman was originally a Shakespearean actor, as was Patrick Stewart. So, I suppose there was a little of ...
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What is the first mockumentary style show?

There are a lot of great mockumentary style comedy shows such as The Office, Parks and Recreation, Modern Family, etc. My question is who invented this style? Who was the first to make a show or a ...
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Galaxy Quest a parody of Sci-Fi/Star Trek only or specific actors too

It's a parody of shows like Star Trek (particular emphasis on the original Star Trek series and its Next Generation sequel), the show's cast, and the associated fan culture. Specific characters in ...
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Is "Mr Puzzle Wants You to Be Less Alive" a Netflix production?

Netflix is a Joke seems to be an official Netflix YouTube channel for NF comedic content as the notes say... About Netflix Is A Joke: The official hub of Netflix stand-up, comedy series, films, and ...
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Is NCIS self-parodying in that "two people one keyboard" scene?

I am very familiar with this show and this infamous scene, otherwise known as "Two Idiots, one keyboard", and feel confident in stating that it is not self parody. We can arrive at this ...
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Drawing room romance parody in "Hail, Caesar!"

Clarisse Loughrey of The Independent points towards Private Lives (1931) as a possible referent for Merrily We Dance, but notes that it really seems like more of a composite of several different ...
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