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A spoof is a humorous take on an established idea, cultural movement, movie, play, or book. Spoofs almost always make satirical humour of the movie or play, poking fun at various aspects while retaining the general plot or idea. They are a form of parody.

The word "Spoof" finds its origin in a game involving trickery and nonsense. The game was invented by Arthur Roberts, an English comedian.

For example, see the film Spaceballs, a spoof of Star Wars.

For the term as used in a technical context, see: internet protocol spoofing.