Remaining a pop phenomenon for 20 years without dying or lapsing into self-parody is quite a feat.
Domestically, its Jewish outreach efforts have reached the point of self-parody.
Douglas, often a rather stolid actor, possessed the savvy to come near the brink of self-parody without falling over the edge.
1590s (first recorded use in English is in Ben Jonson), from or in imitation of Latin parodia "parody," from Greek paroidia "burlesque song or poem," from para- "beside, parallel to" (see para- (1), in this case, "mock-") + oide "song, ode" (see ode). The meaning "poor or feeble imitation" is from 1830. Related: Parodic; parodical.
c.1745, from parody (n.). Related: Parodied; parodying.
In art, music, or literature, a satire that mimics the style of its object.