Best James Bond spoofs

edited March 2011 in General Movies & TV Posts: 57
Please post your favourites!

If you speak french I strongly recommend the two new OSS117 movies. I haven't watched any translations of them, but I guess they won't be as good as the original french version because most of the sentences OSS117 uses have a double meaning in french. Also the soundtrack and filming is outstanding on these ones!
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  • nick_007nick_007 Ville Marie
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    Welcome aboard!

    I've only seen Rio ne répond plus so far but it was good fun.
    @Luds may have something interesting to say about the original OSS117 films, but I guess those aren't classified as spoofs, so perhaps we'll discuss those somewhere else.

  • edited March 2011 Posts: 503
    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)


    Sorry, I just think they're funny.

    Also, I don't think they could have gotten away with Bond parodies like that during the Craig era. Because the Brosnan era at the time was approaching the humor and camp of the Moore era, it was easier to parody the series.

    When Die Another Day seemed more like an Austin Powers film than a Bond film, you know a reboot was a necessity. Actually, I think the overly ridiculous nature of DAD was a direct result and response to the success of the AP series, which had just released their sequel in 1999 and was in the process of releasing Goldmember in 2002.

    If they do a fourth AP film (which Myers suggests), I hope they incorporate a parody-style more relevant to the Craig era.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I guess Austin Powers is the only spoof I can dig. Don't get me started on some of those Leslie Nielsen films though. Can't stand them!
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    The first Austin Powers movie had some subtle and brilliant pokes at the Bond series and other spy films of the 60s. Too bad the sequels went more for toilet humor than clever humor.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited March 2011 Posts: 13,340
    Johnny English is one I've always liked some strange reason. And at least they've taken their time with a sequel (8 years) unlike most other films in the genre.
  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
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    1. The Spy Who Shagged Me
    2. International Man of Mystery
    3. Goldmember
    4. Casino Royale '67
    5. Diamonds are Forever
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    @Kerim hahahahaha.ok i like DAF and i dont have some very bad oppinion on DAD but lol i guess that your number 6 is DAD? :)
  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
    edited March 2011 Posts: 2,629
    I don't consider abominations to be spoofs.
  • St_GeorgeSt_George Shuttling Drax's lovelies to the space doughnut - happy 40th, MR!
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    Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery will (probably) always remain tops of this list for me. Back in the day t'was brilliant.

    The French '50s-set OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies is a good runner-up too... :)
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    edited April 2011 Posts: 22,004
    Quoting PrinceKamalKhan: In Like Flint
    Our Man Flint, fine. But In Like Flint was a travesty. It was a spoof of a spoof, a kid's imagination of a good spy comedy. They had something in OMF but screwed it FUBAR with ILF. Terrible!
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    As Samuel001, I like Johnny English. Was a bit odd to see Pegasus as the minister in QoS to be honest. Got me wondering ifJohnny wasstill on holiday in the south of france..
  • edited March 2011 Posts: 5,767
    IMO the best 007 spoofs by far are

    DAD
    DAF
    and to a certain degree, TMWTGG


    The first two Austin Powers movies were funny at first, but they stand no chance against the above.
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    edited March 2011 Posts: 3,204
    To each his own of course but I love "In Like Flint" because of its conspiracy theorist's ultimate nightmare plot: a cabal of Pentagon military traitors in league with a triumvirate of female beauty tycoons gaining world domination by brainwashing the women on the planet via their beauty salon hair dryers, replacing the U.S. President with a plastic surgery double actor(Flint's amazingly prescient statement in retrospect; "An actor as President?" :-)) ), taking control of the space platform, arming it with nuclear weapons and putting two beautiful blond Soviet lady cosmonauts aboard so Flint will have some gorgeous girls to end the film with after his battle in outer space. Also, I like the fact that Flint the superagent got into outer space 12 years before Bond did in MR. Plus, it features two lovely female veterans of the cowboy secret agent Western series "The Wild, Wild West", Jean Hale and Yvonne Craig. No wonder Austin Powers/Mike Myers called it his favorite movie.
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    Austin Powers is a great film series and spot on with Bond. And Spies Like Us, while not Bond specific in its spoofing, is a pretty good flick.



  • takes a while but look out for the Indian Jaws lol.
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    Quoting forgotmyusername: takes a while but look out for the Indian Jaws lol.
    haha yeah he maybe looks a little like him but the main actor should be Bond? he didnt look like Bond
  • doubleonothingdoubleonothing Los Angeles Moderator
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    I love this poster from this Bondsloitation flick Deadlier Than The Male by Robert McGinnis, although I haven't seen the film itself.
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    that guy at the picture looks like charlie sheen :)
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    While I prefer the Flint films I also have a soft spot for Dean Martin's Matt Helm series.
    Very over the top.

    I also enjoyed, a couple of Christmas past, a film starring David Niven set in the Middle East. Forget the name now.
  • St_GeorgeSt_George Shuttling Drax's lovelies to the space doughnut - happy 40th, MR!
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    Quoting doubleonothing: I love this poster from this Bondsloitation flick Deadlier Than The Male by Robert McGinnis, although I haven't seen the film itself.
    Robert McGuinness was a genius in my book... a McGeniu-ess, if you will. Hmmm, maybe I should devote a blog post to him? There's an idea... :>
  • edited November 2011 Posts: 107
    Archer is not as much of a straight spy parody as Get Smart was (while Get Smart played as much on Mission: Impossible as it did on Bond, Archer tempers its Bond material with a workplace comedy), but Sterling Archer himself is obviously a send up of our favorite secret agent, and I think most of the members here would get a kick out of Jessica Walter's Malory Archer and her relationship with her son/star agent (a parody of the Dench edition of the M/Bond relationship).
  • SeveSeve The island of Lemoy
    edited April 2011 Posts: 357
    Quoting nick_007: Welcome aboard!

    I've only seen Rio ne répond plus so far but it was good
    fun.
    @Luds may have something
    interesting to say about the original OSS117 films, but I guess those aren't
    classified as spoofs, so perhaps we'll discuss those somewhere else.


    regarding the French, although I quite enjoyed "Nest Of Spies"
    IMO "Le Magnifique" is the best French Bond spoof
    the premise is the most original of any Bond spoof
    the special effects are B grade but lurid, in the style of a modern comedy horror
    and the whole enterprise is excecuted with a lot of energy

    in English I can't go past Austin Powers, there are good moments to enjoy in all three iterations

    IMO most of the 60s spoofs suffer from being unsure of how to play it
    whether or not to be straight comedy or actually take themselves seriously
    and end up falling between two stools
    Quoting DarthDimi:

    Quoting PrinceKamalKhan: In Like Flint

    Our Man Flint, fine. But In Like Flint was a
    travesty. It was a spoof of a spoof, a kid's imagination of a good spy comedy.
    They had something in OMF but screwed it FUBAR with ILF. Terrible!
    I think that's a bit harsh, IMO in some ways "In Like…" is the better of the two,
    for example I felt that in the first one Coburn doesn't get to kick enough ass, and that is certainly corrected in the second
    it's just that, unfortunately, ILF has one horrendous scene near the end which is impossible to forgive
    (where the villain makes a cringe inducing speech which seems to go on forever)

    PS I really can't get the hang of this new quoting system at all...
  • 007InVT007InVT Classified
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    This is funny from Mitchell and Webb:

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    I second "Le Magnifique", if only for the following dialogue:

    "How did he die ?" "Eaten by a shark in a phone booth !" Although it's not so much a Bond spoof as a OSS 117 / SAS spoof (the books, not the movies).

    Of course, there's "Bons Baisers de Hong Kong", featuring les Charlots, Mickey Rooney, Clifton James, David Tomlinson, Huguette Funfrock (the most famous french impersonator of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth II), and (unvoluntarily) the Queen herself. As well as two unknown actors named Bernard Lee and Lois Maxwell. Wonder what they have done before or since ... ;)
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    @007InVT, thanks for posting that! It was brilliant and gave me a much needed laugh. :))
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    Austin Powers:International Man of Mystery & The Spy Who Shagged Me.
  • edited June 2013 Posts: 2,015
    Here's a trailer for a 70s French movie in which someone has to impersonate a Bond-like secret agent (this is the pitch, there's actually more than meet the eye somewhere in all the slapstick). This is the 2nd part of a two parter (first one being like a slapstick North by Northwest).



    Also when I described The Secret Service opening as Roger Moore's Bond + gore, someone said he wondered what it would look like. Well, actually, Belmondo's Le Magnifique (mentioned above) is a bit about that at one moment (the pitch is that it's about a fantasy spy novels writer who has less success in his real life than his hero in his imaginary world, so he takes revenge against him :) )



    Both these movies are very good. Now is one that is very bad, already mentioned too above : From Hong Kong with Love, with Bernard Lee and Lois Maxwell, even if they're not in the trailer. Not sure EON got paid for the Bond theme :)





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    Kerim wrote:
    1. The Spy Who Shagged Me
    2. International Man of Mystery
    3. Goldmember
    4. Casino Royale '67
    5. Diamonds are Forever

    Kerim can also include other Austin Powers movies, all Daniel Graigs dwarf Bond movies (these movies also spoof on Jason Borne), Dean Martin starrer Matt Helm movies, Naken Gun movies, James Coburn's movies....

  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Moderator
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    How about a few slices of Bond, Basildon Bond. He's got letters after his name, you know.







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