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The 25 greatest spoof movies of all time

Yardbarker Logo By Jeremy Smith of Yardbarker | Slide 2 of 26: Jim Abrahams’s first solo spoof fires guided satirical missiles straight up the thrusters of Tony Scott’s “Top Gun”. As a parody of American jingoism, it’s pretty toothless (“Hot Shots, Part Deux!” is much more pointed), but as a highlight reel for Lloyd Bridges, it is unassailable. While Charlie Sheen, Valeria Golino, and Cary Elwes are all willing doofuses, Bridges’s portrait of an addled Navy Admiral with a stainless-steel ear canal and a paranoid hatred of crabs (they travel in pairs, don’t you know) is a brilliant companion piece to the glue-sniffing Steve McCroskey in “Airplane!”

25. "Hot Shots!" (1991)

Jim Abrahams’s first solo spoof fires guided satirical missiles straight up the thrusters of Tony Scott’s “Top Gun”. As a parody of American jingoism, it’s pretty toothless (“Hot Shots, Part Deux!” is much more pointed), but as a highlight reel for Lloyd Bridges, it is unassailable. While Charlie Sheen, Valeria Golino, and Cary Elwes are all willing doofuses, Bridges’s portrait of an addled Navy Admiral with a stainless-steel ear canal and a paranoid hatred of crabs (they travel in pairs, don’t you know) is a brilliant companion piece to the glue-sniffing Steve McCroskey in “Airplane!”

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