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The James Bond series of novels and films have been parodied numerous times in a number of different media including books, films, video games, and television shows. Most notable of all these parodies is the 1967 spoof Casino Royale, which was produced using the actual film rights purchased from Ian Fleming over a decade prior to its release.

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Novels and comic books

  • The Book of Bond, or, Every Man His Own 007, sanctioned by Glidrose Productions, official Bond novel publishers, is a tongue-in-cheek guide to being a superspy. It was credited to "Lt.-Col. William 'Bill' Tanner" (a literary Fleming character), but was actually written by Kingsley Amis, who would later go on to write the Bond novel, Colonel Sun under another pseudonym, Robert Markham. The book's first hardcover edition had a false slipcover giving the title as The Bible to be Read as Literature (in the novel From Russia, with Love, a fake book with this title hides a gun). The paperback edition was published by Pan Books, formatted the same as its regular James Bond novels.
  • Michael K. Frith and Christopher B. Cerf of the Harvard Lampoon wrote Alligator, by "I*n Fl*m*ng" in 1962. Another "J*mes B*nd" story titled "Toadstool" appeared in a Playboy magazine parody published by the Lampoon. Rumour has it this has not been reprinted because of plagiarism issues (some sections are very close to Fleming.) The cover of Alligator parodies the Signet Books paperback covers used for the Fleming novels in the 1960s, including a short Fl*m*ng biography, and a bibliography of nonexistent B*nd novels: Lightningrod, For Tomorrow We Live, The Chigro of the Narcissus, Toadstool, Doctor Popocatapetl, From Berlin, Your Obedient Servant, Monsieur Butterfly, and Scuba Do - Or Die.
  • There exists a very short book titled Pussy L'amour and the Three Bears, starring James Bear. Although the book James Bond: The Legacy mentions it, one known copy exists, and belongs to the owner of Bondian.com.
  • Sol Weinstein wrote four novels about Israel Bond, Agent Oy-Oy-Seven, beginning in 1965: Loxfinger; Matzohball; In the Secret Service of His Majesty – the Queen; and You Only Live Until You Die. As with the Harvard Lampoon volumes mentioned above, the covers of the American editions of the Israel Bond books were also based upon the cover designs Signet Books used for Fleming's Bond novels.
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Spy Buddies" has a parody. When SpongeBob is told that Mr. Krabs wants him to spy on Plankton, SpongeBob gets excited and a scene similar to the James Bond gun barrel sequence starts. SpongeBob walks into the circle, only to find that the circle is Patrick looking through a straw.
  • Cyril Connolly wrote the short story "Bond Strikes Camp", satirizing a homosexual relationship between M and Bond.
  • William Henley Knoles, under the pseudonym "Clyde Allison", wrote a 20-novel series between 1965 and 1968, about Agent 0008, a thinly disguised version of Bond. The books were more stories of action and softcore S&M, than legitimate satire, but their scarcity makes them sought-after Bond collectibles. The series included: (i)Our Man From Sadisto, (ii) Our Girl From Mephisto, (iii) Nautipuss, (iv) Go-Go Sadisto, (v) The Desdamona Affair, (vi) Gamefinger, (vii) Sadisto Royale, (viii) 0008 Meets Gnatman,(also parodying Batman) (ix) For Your Sighs Only, (x) The Lust Bomb, (xi) The Merciless Mermaids, (xii) Mondo Sadisto, (xiii) 0008 Meets Modesta Blaze (also parodying comic strip heroine Modesty Blaise), (xiv) The Sex-Ray, (xv) Roburta The Conqueress, (xvi) From Rapture With Love, (xvii) The Ice Maiden, (xviii) The Sin Funnel, (xix) Platypussy, and (xx) The Desert Damsels.
  • Mabel Maney has written two Bond parodies, Kiss the Girls and Make Them Spy and The Girl with the Golden Bouffant. The two parodies are based on the character of Jane Bond, James' lesbian sister, who is called upon to replace her brother when he is incapacitated.
  • An Agent 00005 appeared in the science fiction epic The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson, published in the early 1970s. This character, named Fission Chips, is a somewhat dim-witted Englishman working for British Intelligence, taking orders from a superior named "W." A fan of Ian Fleming's novels, 00005 has patterned his life after James Bond and is obsessed with an organization known as "B.U.G.G.E.R." (a reference to SPECTRE) which he might have completely fabricated.
  • Bridge experts Philip and Robert King wrote a collection of bridge game-related short stories titled Your Deal, Mr. Bond; the title story features 007. (This shouldn't be confused with the official Bond novel, No Deals, Mr. Bond by John Gardner.
  • Kim Newman's novel Dracula Cha Cha Cha features a vampire agent of the Diogenes Club named "Hamish Bond". The segments of the novel featuring this character are filled with references to the James Bond novels and films, including chapters titled "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", "From Bavaria with Love", "Live and Let Die" and "The Living Daylights". Bond's archenemy is a vampiric Blofeld (although there's a twist), and an alteration in his personality, towards the end, portrays the change from Sean Connery to Roger Moore.
  • Clive Cussler's novel Night Probe! has its hero Dirk Pitt alternately oppose and work with "Brian Shaw," a retired British Secret Service agent recalled to duty who had taken a pseudonym for protection from his many enemies. The book makes abundantly clear, explicitly so in the two characters' final conversation, that "Shaw" is Bond.
  • The comic book series Planetary has a secret agent character named John Stone who closely resembles Bond, but has some similarities to Nick Fury
  • In Asterix and the Black Gold, Asterix meets Dubbleosix, a druid-spy modeled after Sean Connery.
  • One issue of the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie comics featured several references to James Bond in a story entitled "The Man from H.E.D.G.E.H.O.G." Among these were: a screen that depicted several of Dr. Robotnik's failed operations, all of which had been thwarted by Sonic the Hedgehog, all named after James Bond movie titles: Moonraker, Dr. No, Thunderball, and Goldfinger; the head of a secret intelligence group known by the alias "Who"; a crate labeled "For Your Eyes Only"; and Sonic making use of one of James Bond's humorous quips "Shocking...positively shocking".
  • In The Wizard of Id Sir Rodney is tasked with infiltrating the Huns' camp as a spy. His codename for this operation is Double-oh-nothing.
  • Bond is parodied as Roger Laser in The Fellowship of the Thing by John Salonia, published by Scarlet Succubus Press [1] in 2001. Laser is shanghaied by an alien scientist to serve as a spy/commando.
  • Vertigo and DC Comics made a comic series called "S.C.I. Spy" which revolved around a futuristic spy named Sebastian Starchild.
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier features a ruthless and sadistic British spy named Jimmy, descended from the League's 19th century go-between Campion Bond.

Films

  • The 1964 film Carry On Spying was written as a parody of the Bond series. The character for Charles Hawtrey was originally scripted as James Bind, Agent 006 1/2, but was later rewritten as Charlie Bind, Agent 000 (Double 0, oh!) due to copyright reasons.
  • Agent 8 3/4 (1964), a British spy comedy with Dirk Bogarde.
  • The Second Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World (1965), American retitled and reedited release of Licensed to Kill.
  • The Amazing Dr. Goldginger (1965); One of many Italian Eurospy films that spoof the James Bond formula.
  • In Help! (1965), the Beatles find themselves the target of both an obscure Indian cult and a mad scientist on a Bond-like chase through London, the Austrian Alps, the Bahamas and Salisbury Plain, to a score that quotes liberally from the James Bond Theme.
  • Slå først, Frede! (1965) and its successor Slap af, Frede! (1966) were Danish parodies. Frede Hansen was played by Morten Grunwald.
  • Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965) and Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966) satirize the James Bond films, particularly Goldfinger.
  • Licensed to Kill (1965) began a low budget series featuring Agent Charles Vine, later Charles Bind
  • Our Man Flint (1966) and In Like Flint (1967), two mid–60s spy adventures starring James Coburn. Our Man Flint sees the character of Derek Flint beating up a character who closely resembles Sean Connery's Bond.
  • Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1966), campy Italian spoof of the Bond films starring Mike Connors.
  • The Last of the Secret Agents (1966), Allen & Rossi comedy with Nancy Sinatra
  • Matt Helm movies, starring Dean Martin - The Silencers (1966), Murderers' Row (1966), The Ambushers (1967), The Wrecking Crew (1969). Although based upon a serious, ultra-violent series of novels by Donald Hamilton, it was decided to adapt Hamilton's novels as comedies rather than competing with the Bond series on its own turf.
  • Deadlier Than the Male (1966) and Some Girls Do (1969) were essentially British Bond spoofs with the Bulldog Drummond character, played by Richard Johnson, being remodelled as a Connery-like Bond.
  • Se Tutte le Donne del Mondo (1966) - An Italian spoof of James Bond that has a similar plot to that of Moonraker, which was released 13 years later.
  • The Spy with a Cold Nose (1966) - British parody of secret agent films.
  • The End of Agent W4C (1967) - Czech parody. Superagent W4C has all proprieties of 007 - artificial gadgets, nice girls, spies everywhere around them.
  • Voitheia! O Vengos faneros praktor 000 which can be translated in English: Help! Vengos apparent agent 000 (Greek: Βοήθεια! Ο Βέγγος φανερός πράκτωρ 000) (1967) and a sequel "Thou-Vou falakros praktor, epiheirisis "Yis Mathiam"" which can be translated in English: Thou-Vou bald agent, operation "Havoc" (Greek: Θου-Βου φαλακρός πράκτωρ, επιχείρησις «Γης Μαδιάμ») (1969). Thanasis Veggos (Thou-Vou) stars in both of them. The first film is about Thanasis Vombas (Thou-Vou) who has just finished with his schoolmates theoretical courses of the faculty of agents and now he is prepared for the practical examinations. He undertakes three real missions, the result of which will determine also the final grades. Despite his desire to accomplish his dream and become the Greek 007, he fails to all of them and thus assuming the codename 000. The second film resumes after Thou-Vou has received his secret agent diploma (only because the teachers of the faculty didn't want to have him as a student again). A film company discovers him and pretends to employ his services in order to secretly make a comedy film without him knowing. As the title suggests, as he proceeds, every mission is a complete disaster.
  • OK Connery, 1967, also known as Operation Kid Brother or Operation Double 007. Starring: Neil Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Adolfo Celi, Bernard Lee, Anthony Dawson, Lois Maxwell. When MI6's top agent becomes unavailable, his lookalike younger brother is hired to thwart an evil organization. Sean Connery's younger brother Neil stars in this Italian film designed to profit from the spy craze.
  • Fathom (1967), Raquel Welch as female Bond-like agent in tongue-in-cheek spy caper.
  • From Hong Kong with Love, 1975. Starring: Lois Maxwell, Bernard Lee, Clifton James. James Bond dies in the opening, and Her Majesty's Secret Service must replace him. Despite being an obscure parody, the film features many legitimate Bond film actors. Originally released as Bons baisers de Hong Kong.
  • The Dragon Lives Again, 1978. Starring: Alexander Grand. A Hong Kong movie featuring an undead Bruce Lee alongside characters such as Popeye, Dracula, and James Bond. Original title: La Resurrection du Dragon
  • The Cannonball Run, 1981. Roger Moore plays Seymour Goldfarb, Jr., a man who believes himself to be both Roger Moore and James Bond, who participates in a madcap, cross-country, road race driving a gadget-laden Aston Martin DB5 similar to that driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger.
  • The Goonies (1985) when the character Data uses a zip cord from window to window as a way to enter the Walsh's house. while the James Bond theme plays when attempts it.
  • Agent 00-7-11 is a parody of James Bond in the film Ninja Academy (1990). In the film 00711 gets his Licence to Kill temporarily revoked.
  • From Beijing with Love, (1994), with and by Stephen Chow, stars a Chinese 007 wanna-be to search for a stolen dinosaur skull
  • Pub Royale, (1996) a parody based on the novel of Casino Royale starring Alan Carr
  • Spy Hard, (1996) starring Leslie Nielsen and Nicollette Sheridan
  • Undercover Brother (2002)
  • Rod Steele 0014: You Only Live Until You Die, 2002 Starring Robert Donavan. Lightly pornographic Bond parody based loosely on Milo Manara's comics.
  • Near the beginning of xXx (2002), a tuxedoed secret agent is killed at a rave held by the villain.
  • Johnny English (2003), a James Bond spoof starring Rowan Atkinson.
  • Agent Cody Banks (2003) - follows the story of a 15-year old American boy Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz) who was hired by the CIA to work as an undercover agent. His gadgets and skills are somewhat similar to James Bond.
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action widely parodies James Bond, with a film poster for Licence to Spy, a parody of Licence to Kill, the Mother character simultaneously satiring M and Q, a car highly similar to an Aston Martin DBS loaded with gadgets (which serves Bugs Bunny a carrot martini shaken, not stirred), a penultimate scene that parodies Moonraker, and the film's Damian Drake movies parodying the success of the James Bond films. Drake is even played by former James Bond actor Timothy Dalton. The character Dusty Tails could also be a simultaneous reference to the Bond girl and Shirley Bassey, who sang three of the themes to the James Bond film series.
  • The 2006 movie of The Pink Panther, Clouseau met a British agent 006 (played by a tuxedo-clad, uncredited Clive Owen), which Inspector Clouseau replies as "one short of the big time". At the time the film was made, Owen was considered a popular candidate to take over the role from Pierce Brosnan. The appearance of 006 in a casino is said to have been a tribute to Peter Sellers (who had played Clouseau in a number of earlier films) who once played a spoof version of James Bond in the 1967 version of Casino Royale.
  • In the 2006 animated film Flushed Away, Roddy does the gunbarrel to put away a DVD entitled Die Again Tomorrow (a conflation of Die Another Day, Never Say Never Again, and Tomorrow Never Dies), whose cover includes a spy with a goldpainted girl (Goldfinger). Roddy's DVD collection also includes You Only Live 9 Times (You Only Live Twice).
  • Allkopi Royale (2006), a short Bond Spoof starring Thomas Milligan.
  • Epic Movie (2007) - Bond, from Casino Royale, makes two short appearances in Gnarnia.
  • Meet the Spartans (2008) - Le Chiffre appears, torturing Leonidas for the account number in a similar manner to the way he did in Casino Royale. The condition that causes Le Chiffre to weep blood is also parodied, with his tear duct gushing throughout the segment.
  • Quantum for Allkopi (2008) - Sequel to Allkopi Royale, featuring Norwegian celebrities such as Linni Meister, Helge Hammelow-Berg and Martin Garfalk.

In addition to the above, there have been literally hundreds of films made around the world parodying the spy film genre of the 1960s, if not directly parodying James Bond. One example is the 1966 film Modesty Blaise, which was a parody of the spy genre rather than a faithful adaptation of the (generally serious) comic strip.

It could also be said that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, also written by Ian Fleming, is a James Bond parody: the protagonist has a flying car with the usual array of whiz-bang gadgets, gets caught up in a secret mission to an unfriendly foreign power, and becomes romantically entangled with a woman named Truly Scrumptious.

The Columbia Pictures 1967 production, Casino Royale has the unique situation of being both a (very loose) adaptation of an actual James Bond novel, and a spoof of the Bond films. Not to be confused with the 2006 film of the same title.

Austin Powers

Austin Powers is a film series from comedian actor Mike Myers. Many of the characters throughout the series are parodies of Bond characters, including the main character, Austin Powers. Myers has said that Sean Connery was the inspiration for Austin Powers, especially Powers' thick chest hair. In addition, the names of the films are also parodies of Bond novels and films.

Films

  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is an obvious parody of The Spy Who Loved Me.
  • Austin Powers in Goldmember is a parody of Goldfinger. The title of the film led to legal action being taken by MGM, the distributors of the James Bond film franchise, that briefly led to the film's title being removed from promotional material and trailers. During the period when the film had no official title, it was unofficially being called Austin Powers: Never Say Member Again, a reference to the non-canon Bond film Never Say Never Again. The dispute was quickly resolved and the original film title remained. Although MGM most likely would have lost a court case against the makers of Goldmember (see: Copyright information on parodies), MGM did secure a spot for the trailer to 2002's Bond film Die Another Day in settlement.

Characters

  • Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE and Bond's archenemy, is parodied in all the Austin Powers films as Dr. Evil. Like Blofeld, Dr. Evil wears either a white or a grey Nehru jacket, and has a facial scar over his eye. Both characters also possess white Persian cats. Evil's cat, however, loses its hair due to a side-effect of the cryogenic freezing process which preserved Dr. Evil for 30 years. Dr. Evil is clearly a combination of Donald Pleasence's Blofeld as well as Dr. Julius No. In one scene of the first Austin Powers film, Dr. Evil even has a protective suit identical to one worn by Dr. Julius No in Dr. No. There is also a reference to Francisco Scaramanga in which Scaramanga has a third nipple and Dr. Evil has a third testicle.
  • Emilio Largo, the SPECTRE villain from Thunderball is parodied in all of the Austin Powers movies as "Number Two". Largo and Number Two are both played by an older gentleman wearing a black eye patch, and are the Second-in-Command of their respective evil organizations.
  • Colonel Rosa Klebb in the Bond film From Russia with Love and Irma Bunt from On Her Majesty's Secret Service are said to be the prototypes of Frau Farbissina, a top villain in Dr. Evil's organization. The actresses who play Klebb and Farbissina are similar in appearance. The character Irma Bunt is also parodied as both Bunt and Farbissina are German and are supposedly involved with the villain.
  • Basil Exposition, the head of Austin Power's organization is meant to be a combined parody of both M and Q.
  • Random Task, is identical to Goldfinger's henchman, Oddjob, except he throws a shoe instead of a bowler hat.
  • Paddy O'Brien is a takeoff on Donovan "Red" Grant of From Russia With Love; Grant's Irishness was toned down from Fleming's book to the Terence Young film. Like the Grant of the film, Paddy strangles people, but does so with a charm bracelet instead of a garrote wristwatch. He invites laughter when repeating the "Always after me Lucky Charms" breakfast cereal catchphrase.
  • Alotta Fagina is a parody, in name, of the Bond girl Pussy Galore.
  • The character Goldmember, like Auric Goldfinger, also had a passion for gold that also included a golden gun similar to Goldfinger's and, later, Francisco Scaramanga.

Imitations

There have also been numerous films that have attempted to use the James Bond formula. Some films that have been made have also used the character of James Bond unofficially.

  • Kiss Kiss-Bang Bang (1966), Spanish-made spy yarn about the British Secret Service.
  • One Spy Too Many (1966), feature film release of 2-part TV episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E..
  • Secret Agent Fireball (1966), standard Italian Eurospy film of the period.
  • Spy in Your Eye (1966), Italian Spy-fi espionage tale.
  • Agent for H.A.R.M. (1966), failed TV pilot released as a feature film.
  • Dimension 5 (1966), derivative spy-fi yarn involving time travel.
  • The Venetian Affair (1967), capitalizes on star Robert Vaughn's image from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. series.
  • Hammerhead (1968), Vince Edwards trades in his Ben Casey scrubs for a tuxedo in this campy, imitative James Bond knock-off.
  • xXx – borrows heavily from James Bond and includes gadgets and so forth that are similar to some found in a Bond film. Its sequel, XXX: State of the Union, was directed by Lee Tamahori, who had previously directed Die Another Day.
  • James Bond 777 (1971), low-budget Indian-made 007 movie with Ghattamaneni Krishna as a pompadoured, moustachioed James Bond.
  • The Mahjong Incident (1987), Chinese thriller concerning a priceless jade mahjong piece. James Bond (portrayed by Ron Cohen, an American businessman who just happened to be spotted by the director while on vacation) has a brief cameo. Also known as "The Green Jade Mahjongg."
  • Shut Up When You Speak (1981), Aldo Maccione plays Giacomo ("James" in Italian), who dreams that he is James Bond. Original title: Tais Toi Quand Tu Parles.
  • Our Man From Bond Street (1984), third in the Mad Mission series, also known as Aces Go Places. A Bond look-alike appears, played by Sean Connery's younger brother Neil, as does Oddjob (though not played by Harold Sakata), and Richard Kiel (though not as Jaws).
  • Mr. Bond (1992), Indian-made musical, starring Akshay Kumar. As with several other Bond ripoffs, the character is never referred to as "James Bond", remaining simply Mr. Bond throughout the entire movie.
  • The popular viral video, "James Bond and the Dinos" heavily spoofs the James Bond franchise.

Television shows and episodes

  • In the episode "The Invasion", aired during the third season of "Gilligan's Island", Gilligan dreams he is a Bond-like superspy with the number 0014. At one point, the Howells (playing two of the villains) are captured by Gilligan/Bond and Mrs. Howell tells him, "Now I know why they call you 0014." "Why?" "Because you're twice as good as 007."
  • In Living Color had David Alan Grier play Darnell Bond.
  • All That featured a teenage spy named Jimmy Bond. He was played by Josh Server. Most villains were parodies of James Bond villains including: Coldfinger (Kenan Thompson) and Dr. Maybe (Mark Saul).
  • Up Pompeii! has an episode in the second series entitled "James Bondus" with a suitably suave Ancient Roman secret agent of the same name played by George Baker, who appeared in three Bond films.
  • In the American Dad! episode "Tearjerker", the James Bond formula is strongly parodied with each character taking up a role that can be found in a Bond story.[2]
    • Stan Smith is a parody of James Bond. Although instead of being a smart, intelligent, and skilled gambling ladiesman that is Bond, Stan is a poor gambler that is still a virgin.
    • Sexpun T'Come is a parody of the Bond girl.
    • Tearjerker base of operations similar to Blofeld's in You Only Live Twice, while the focus on tears may reference LeChiffre in the 2006 version of Casino Royale.
    • B is a parody of M, Bond's boss.
    • S is a parody of Q, Bond's Quartermaster.
    • Miss Peacenickel is a parody of Miss Moneypenny, M's secretary.
    • Mani and Pedi (Greg and Terry) are a parody of Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, the homosexual hit men in Diamonds Are Forever.
  • Get Smart television series (1965-1970).
  • In the Inspector Gadget cartoon series, the villain, Dr. Claw, shares many characteristics with Ernst Stavro Blofeld, including a cat (Mad Cat) and an underground criminal network (M.A.D.).
  • The British comedian Russ Abbott's television series featured a character called Basildon Bond named after a brand of writing paper, and a Miss Moneypenny spoof character called "Miss Funnyfanny". Russ Abbot (outside link).
  • In the television series Clerks the villain, Leonardo Leonardo, has an assistant, Mr Plug, who is a parody of Goldfinger's assistant Oddjob. However, Plug is a publicist not a bodyguard.
  • A 1989 episode of the television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents, titled "Diamonds Aren't Forever", featured George Lazenby as a retired spy referred to only as "James ..." (the name is listed in the credits with the ellipsis included; characters are always interrupted before completing the name). The episode includes many subtle references to James Bond, implying that the character played by Lazenby might indeed be Bond.
  • An episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine entitled "Our Man Bashir" stars Dr. Julian Bashir as a 007-type spy: "Bashir... Julian Bashir" in a holographic program . This Bond spoof's villain is Dr. Noah (an obvious reference to Dr. No), who intends to set off lasers to flood the earth, and includes the female characters with suggestive names such as Mona Luvsitt, Anastasia Komananov, and Honey Bare. In this episode, Bashir is running the program just prior to an emergency, when the transporters are knocked off line while the crew of a runabout are in the pattern buffers. Lt. Cmdr. Eddington orders the pattern information stored in the station's computers, and their physical appearances are stored in the holosuite computers. Bashir and Garak, who showed up uninvited, discover that the images of the characters in the programs have been replaced by images of their crew mates. To prevent deletion of their physical parameters, Bashir and Garak must keep the program running and avoid causing any of them from dying. Unfortunately in order to accomplish this, Bashir floods the entire earth to save himself and his crew mates. In a very un-Bond move, he saves the day, by destroying the world. In a later episode of DS9, "A Simple Investigation" , we see Bashir playing another installment of his spy holoprogram, but it too is interrupted when duty calls and he ends up being captured by his arch-nemesis, Falcon.
  • The Man Called Flintstone was a popular 1966 film, based upon the animated television series The Flintstones, wherein Fred Flintstone is recruited for a spy mission. The Flintstones series itself also featured an episode parodying Goldfinger entitled "The Stonefinger Caper" which aired in 1965.
  • Secret Squirrel, a Secret Agent squirrel 000. 000 is a parody of 007.
  • The Danger Mouse cartoon series
    • Colonel K is clearly based on M
    • Baron Greenback is similar to Blofeld, most notably the white, hairy caterpillar in place of Blofeld's cat.
  • On the Garfield and Friends TV-series' sequence U.S. Acres, Orson Pig plays the Bondian alter-ego named Double-Oh-Orson.
  • The short-lived (and some what controversial) Stripperella had various elements parodying James Bond, including Stripperella being Agent 0069.
  • The opening sequence for the Read or Die OVA series essentially resembles a typical Bond opening credits.
  • The 1995 Lupin III TV special The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure has a character named Lord Archer that is said to be the "inspiration" for the James Bond character. While the name James Bond is never said outright, the original Japanese soundtrack makes several references to him being "007."
  • In the Disney animated series Recess, in the episode "Parents' Night", Spinelli's parents are mentioned to be secret agents when her dad's code name is Agent 006, a digit close to 007.
  • In the Futurama episode Raging Bender the main characters go to the film All My Circuits, The Movie. The opening to this movie is a parody of James Bond films, in particular The Spy Who Loved Me.
  • In Disney's Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, an episode titled "Double O'Chipmunk" has Dale and Zipper in their own spy adventure, with Dale in a tuxedo armed with gadgets.
  • The Super Mario Bros. Super Show parodied the concept in the episode "On Her Majesty's Sewer Service", in which Mario and Luigi are sent to rescue James Blond after he is turned to stone by Koopfinger.
  • In a 1987 episode of Saturday Night Live, Steve Martin plays 007 in a skit entitled "Bullets Aren't Cheap", where James Bond is on vacation, and, since his expenses are no longer paid for by the British government, he is revealed to be an extreme cheapskate. Many of Bond's well-known moments are spoofed here, as Bond is shown ordering a beer shaken, not stirred in place of his usual martini, pouring his date's leftover champagne back into the bottle before joining her on the bed, and wagering only one pound in a poker game with his rival Goldsting (played by Sting; an obvious parody of Goldfinger), and cheering with ill-concealed relief when he wins.
  • In an episode of "Ned's Newt", Newt says to Ned, "Now that we have cornered you, Mr. Bond, we will now see why you are never the same actor in two consecutive films."
  • The X's make several references to James Bond.
  • In an episode of Robot Chicken, Bond is parodied by a Jewish version of himself, named Ross Hashanah. The scene he is in starts off with the gun-barrel sequence, but the barrel is in the shape of the Star of David. Bond shoots the barrel and as blood flows down the screen, Bond says "Ah, don't get any blood on the new carpet!" Then it shows Bond in several scenes with Bond fighting ninjas, parachuting, asking Q how many miles per gallon his car gets, and a parody of the famous scene where Bond is strapped to a table and has a laser being shot slowly moving up between his legs. In that scene, he asks "Goyfinger" if he expects him to talk and Goyfinger says to him "No mister Hashanah, I expect you to eat this BLT!" Then Bond says, "That's not Kosher!" as Goyfinger shoves the sandwich into Bonds mouth. The clip references many Jewish stereotypes in addition to Bond cliches, such as cheapness, an unwillingness to eat pork and a stereotypical Jewish accent. The tagline of the "film" is "This summer, get chillin' with the tefillin!"
  • In episode of Mad TV, a skit called Jane Bond, for your files only had a spy named Jane Bond stopping an evil corporation from taking over the world.
  • In Doug, Doug idolizes Smash Adams, who shares the same characteristics and mannerisms as James Bond.
  • The Dexter's Laboratory episode "Photo Finish" had Dexter turning into a James Bond-like spy to recover a photographic film. One scene parodies Goldfinger, with Dexter strapped to a table with a camera beam coming at him asking, "Do you expect me to talk?" and the villain replying, "No, Agent Dexter, I expect you to smile." The final scene spoofs the gunbarrel sequence, with Dexter throwing a pie. In the episode "G.I.R.L. Squad", Dexter offers Dee Dee and her friends a Moonraker, a pair of Thunderballs, and the submersible Lotus from The Spy Who Loved Me to fight crime.
  • My Spy Family spoofs many aspects of James Bond and the films, such as the use of gadgets, and the lead character almost always seen walking around in a dinner jacket.
  • In the Hercules: The Animated Series episode "Hercules and the Golden Touch", Hercules goes in a James Bond like manner investigating King Midas, including gadgets, introducing himself as "Les, Hercules" and doing his version of "shaken, not stirred" while ordering grape juice. In the end of the episode, Icarus announces: "Hercules will return in From Sparta with Love".
  • The Beverly Hillbillies included a series of episodes in which Jethro Bodine returns from watching a spy movie at the theater and becomes inspired to become a "double naught spy." He adds a washtub to the family truck to act as a bullet proof shield, adds a knife inside his shoe (which he constantly accidentally puts in backwards, comically stabbing his own foot) and lines a bowler hat with lead in imitation of Bond henchman "Odd Job" from Goldfinger. The series of episodes contains countless spoofs of various Bond villains, plot elements, and spy gadgets.
  • The 1983 reunion telefilm The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair includes a brief cameo by George Lazenby as "JB", a white-tuxedoed British man shown driving an Aston Martin DB5, who assists Napoleon Solo during a car chase. "It's just like On Her Majesty's Secret Service," enthuses a female character at the conclusion of the cameo.
  • Crime Scene Investigation  makes several James Bond references. When one victim has his heart on the right side of his chest, Grissom compares him to Dr. No. Grissom once quoted Ian Fleming and when a coworker said "James Bond fan." he replied "I read the novels." One episode began with a parody of the gun barrel sequence, except the gunman succeeds. One murder is committed with a Walther PPK, Bond's former trademark pistol. Also, one of the producers is named Sarah Goldfinger.
  • The Johnny Test episode "00-Johnny" has Johnny and Dukey being enlisted by the government to stop an Ernst Stavro Blofeld-like villain (with the roles of the cat and villain reversed) from turning everyone in Porkbelly into cats. Susan and Mary have double roles as Bond girls and Q, and Johnny and Dukey perform a parody of the gun barrel sequence, with green slime running down the gun barrel in place of blood. The first appearance of Bling-Bling Boy also featured his home in a hollowed-out volcano similar to the one featured in You Only Live Twice and a side-splitting laser like the one used in Goldfinger.
  • The Arthur episode "Arthur Makes a Movie" has Arthur and his friends make a James Hound movie because of not being able to see a real one due to its PG-13 Rating. The trailer for the real film and resulting home movie contain references to Moonraker, Thunderball, Live and Let Die, and Licence to Kill. The gang's fantasy of an aged James Hound may also be reference to an aged Sean Connery reprising his role as 007 in Never Say Never Again. The episode itself aired three months prior to the release of Tomorrow Never Dies.
  • Pokémon contains several references to the James Bond films, its most prominent being the head of Team Rocket, Giovanni, briefing his henchmen on missions with his face and voice being disguised, and is seen stroking a Persian, making him similar to Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Team Rocket itself possibly being a satire of SPECTRE, and intent similar to the plot of Moonraker). Both "Pokémon Scent-Sation" and "The Punchy Pokémon" have Jessie use her legs to persuade James to do tasks to steal Pokémon, possibly referencing a similar technique used by Xenia Onatopp from GoldenEye. In "The Breeding Center Secret", Meowth simply addresses James as James Bond. The episode in question aired six months prior to the release of The World Is Not Enough. In recent episodes, Team Galactic has bore a similar nature to Quantum, with their leader having a similar appearance, intentions, and mannerisms to Dominic Greene.
  • The entire series of Special Agent Oso, a Playhouse Disney series, is a spoof of the James Bond films, with each episode named after a Bond film.
  • The MTV series Beavis and Butthead has mentioned the franchise a few times. In one episode, while watching a music video with a silhouette of a woman dancing in a fire, Butthead says it's "from that movie about that guy with those numbers" and mispronounce his name as "James Bong". In another episode, when they watch a music video with people riding ATVs, they say it's like a James Bond movie with Beavis adding on "They need that short guy Handjob to come out."

"For Your Files Only"

Jane Bond is the name of a fictional spy played by supermodel Claudia Schiffer in the first season. In an obvious spoof of James Bond ("For Your Files Only"), Jane Bond went undercover as a temporary office secretary in order to stop an evil corporation (led by Dr. Boss, played by Mary Scheer and her office manager, Part-Time Job, played by Artie Lange) from taking over the world. Instead of having a licence to kill like James Bond, Jane Bond has a licence to collate. Immediately after making her famous introduction, "[My/The name is] Bond, Jane Bond" to Dr. Boss, Bond proceeds to remove the clip that was holding her hair up (and then shaking it out in a prolonged slow motion shot).

Jane Bond's gadgets includes standard office supplies like slingshot-like rubber bands (which she uses during a major office shootout), an extremely sharpened right index fingernail (which she uses to free herself from being tied up in rope) Whack Out (which she uses to subdue Part-Time Job, after initially seducing him), and a stapler (which she uses to defeat Dr. Boss, who had plans on killing Bond via a nitroglycerin filled water cooler). After defeating Dr. Boss, Bond proclaims that she likes her villains "Stapled, not stirred!"

Besides "For Your Files Only", other Jane Bond adventures include:

"International Super Spy"

The Backyardigans double-length episode "International Super Spy" portrays Pablo as a parody of James Bond. He wears a tuxedo in the episode and is seen adjusting his bow tie frequently He goes through the episode trying to recover the 3 Silver Containers before the Lady In Pink (Uniqua) and her henchman (Tyrone) does. Tasha plays the head of the International Super Spy Agency, an obvious parody of Mand Austin plays his secret contact throughout the film. Austin may be a parody of Q due to the fact that he gives Pablo a video phone disguised as a banana split, a cell phone disguised as a hot dog, an astral projection device that is disguised as a snow cone, and finally he gives him a jet pack disguised as a pizza and a pizza shaped parachute. He also has a car with many different flying attachments (like a jet, helicopter and a glider). Like the real James Bond, Pablo is able to withstand torture when he is subjected to the Lady in Pink's tickle table and he likes his apple juice, "Shaken, not stirred".

In the episode "The Invasion", aired during the third season of "Gilligan's Island", Gilligan dreams he is a superspy with the number 0014. When Mrs. Howell (playing one of the villains) is asked why his number is 0014, she replies, "Because he's twice as good as 007."

"You Only Move Twice"

An episode of The Simpsons, "You Only Move Twice", features the supervillain, Hank Scorpio. The James Bond analogue, "Mr. Bont", is based on Sean Connery's portrayal but he is captured and killed because Homer Simpson interferes with his attempted escape from captivity. This is not the only James Bond homage in The Simpsons, however—the "Chief Wiggum P.I." segment of "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase" episode borrows heavily from Live and Let Die, even duplicating certain shots. Also, in an alleged "deleted scene" from $pringfield from The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular clip show, Homer, working as a blackjack dealer, causes James Bond to lose to Blofeld, with Oddjob and Jaws as his henchmen, when Homer fails to take out the Joker card and a card for the "Rules for Draw and Stud Poker" out of a playing deck. In addition, an opening couch gag features Homer as Bond in the gun barrel sequence that opens the Bond films. The character Rainier Wolfcastle, an action movie actor, also regularly references Bond. Also, one Halloween episode featured a computer run house with a selection of actor voices. When Bart suggests some 007, Marge asks "George Lazenby?" only to get slightly disappointed when Bart says "No, Pierce Brosnan."

The final scene at Globex contains references to several James Bond films. The episode title and many references are from You Only Live Twice, with A View to a Kill also being referenced.[3] A character modeled after Sean Connery's Bond is tackled by Homer and killed after a parody of the laser scene from Goldfinger.[4] Mrs. Goodthighs from the 1967 James Bond spoof Casino Royale makes an appearance in the episode and a character based on Norman Schwarzkopf is attacked by Goodthighs.[5] The incident is also a reference to the character Xenia Onatopp, from GoldenEye, who specialises in crushing men between her thighs.[6]

The song at the end of the show, written by Ken Keeler, is a parody of various Bond themes. Keeler originally wrote it to be three seconds longer and sound more like the Goldfinger theme, but the final version was shorter and the lyrics were sped up.[7] The writers wanted the song to be sung by Shirley Bassey, who sang several Bond themes, but they could not get her to record the part.[4]

Video games

  • No One Lives Forever—Released in 2000 by Monolith Productions, the game combines elements of James Bond (including Goldeneye 007 and Perfect Dark).[8] It features a female secret agent, Cate Archer, that takes place during the 1960s. The game is similarly titled to John Gardner's Bond novel, Nobody Lives For Ever. No One Lives Forever A Spy In H.A.R.M.'s Way is the 2002 sequel to No One Lives Forever.
  • In Command and Conquer: Red Alert and its sequel Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2, the Allies feature a Spy unit, which is dressed in a tuxedo and sounds suspiciously like Sean Connery. In-game he is unarmed, can disguise himself as enemy soldiers, and sneak past any base defense undetected, and is only vulnerable to attack dogs or psi corps troopers. The Spy unit can infiltrate buildings to shut off power, disable unit production, steal resources, or capture plans for enemy unique units like the Chrono (crazy) Ivan or Psychic Commando.
  • James Pond is a series of games that parody Bond movies. Levels in a James Pond are also parodied with titles like A View to a Spill and Leak and Let Die.
  • Spy Muppets: License to C.R.O.A.K. is a video game featuring Muppet characters directly spoofing James Bond characters, plots and titles.
  • In Metal Gear Solid, on the third playthrough of a saved file, Solid Snake wears a James Bond-style tuxedo.
  • In Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, the character Major Zero is a fan of James Bond as revealed during a codec conversation. The protagonist, Naked Snake, also chides James Bond as not being a real spy, ironically a meta-reference to the many similarities he has with Bond. The title theme, Snake Eater, is also a play on the jazzy pop title tracks from Bond movies—constantly describing nuances in the story and repeating the movie title over and over. Also before the title theme the Virtuous Mission may be considered a play on the pre-title sequences of the Bond series.
  • In the expansion pack to Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft Auto: London 1969, there is a car called the 'James Bomb' which looks strangely like an Aston Martin.
  • The computer game Evil Genius is played from the perspective of a stereotypical 1960s "Bond villain" type of character, as the player builds a trap-filled base, trains minions, hires elite henchmen, and fights off agents from various world intelligence agencies. The most difficult of the agents to defeat is the British agent John Steele, based on Bond.
  • In Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc, the Wanna Kick Rayman Lesson n°73 features a Hoodmonger Private First Class who dons a tuxedo and holds up a handgun in a characteristic 007 pose, before producing an enormous, laser-firing satellite dish-like device out of his arm.
  • Spy Fox parodies Professor Q, Money Penny, and his villains
  • One of the trailers for Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party features a rabbid dressed in a tuxedo singing the James Bond theme in a gun barrel sequence. While singing, he notices the barrel, to which he looks into it and starts singing the rest of the theme into it, only to have a carrot shoot out from the barrel into his mouth.
  • Team Fortress 2 includes achievements for the Spy character such as "Dr. Nooooo", "For Your Eyes Only", "On Her Majesty's Secret Surface", "The Man with the Broken Guns" and "You Only Shiv Thrice".

Music

  • Regular Urban Survivors, a 1996 album by the British rock band Terrorvision featured sleeve artwork that was very reminiscent of spy movies in general, and Bond in particular. It featured a painted cover, depicting the band members in a montage of Bond-like poses, and included Tropical locales, a man rappelling from the underside of a Navy helicopter, and a car very close to an Aston Martin in appearance crashing off a mountaintop road. The album also featured production credits styled to look like movie credits, and mocked-up 'movie' stills of the band in numerous action-packed poses. The song titles and lyrics do not always continue the Bond theme, though Enteralterego, the first track, is based on a 'spy theme' type riff, and features lyrics about bombs and cutting differently coloured wires. A second song on the album, Bad Actress, was considered by some critics to sound like a typical Bond-theme, complete with string arrangements and a suitably bombastic climax.
  • Licensed to Ill is an album by the Beastie Boys.
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic released a song called "Spy Hard" that is a similar to the songs "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball" and the background clip that is similar to the background clip of "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". This was the title theme for the film of the same name (see Films section).

Internet

  • The gadgetry, titles, characters, product promotion and plots were parodied on the site Michael and Joel at the Movies[9].
  • In October 2008, Greenpeace UK produced an animated parody called Coalfinger[10] featuring the voices of David Mitchell and Brian Blessed.
  • The popular viral video, "James Bond and the dinos" spoofs James Bond.

See also

References

  1. ^ Scarlet Succubus Press
  2. ^ DVD Commentary for episode "Tearjerker". American Dad!, Volume 2.
  3. ^ Martyn, Warren; Wood, Adrian (2000). You Only Move Twice. BBC. Retrieved on 2007-03-27.
  4. ^ a b Weinstein, Josh. (2006). The Simpsons season 8 DVD commentary for the episode "You Only Move Twice" [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
  5. ^ Castellaneta, Dan. (2006). The Simpsons season 8 DVD commentary for the episode "You Only Move Twice". [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. 
  6. ^ Anderson, Mike B.. (2006). The Simpsons season 8 DVD commentary for the episode "You Only Move Twice" [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
  7. ^ Keeler, Ken. (2006). The Simpsons season 8 DVD commentary for the episode "You Only Move Twice". [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. 
  8. ^ The Operative: No One Lives Forever for Windows - MobyGames
  9. ^ Michael and Joel at the Movies
  10. ^ Coalfinger







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