is a humorous take on an established idea, cultural movement, movie
, 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.