is a form of that imitates the style of a particular genre, work, or artist in a way that makes fun of those styles or works, often exaggerating distinctive features to comic effect.

Here's a classic version of Michael Jackson's hit by Weird Al Yankovic who's built a career on his clever videos:

From classic literature to modern movies, plays a pivotal role in critiquing and commenting on original works while keeping us entertained.

‘The Simpsons' has brilliantly parodied everything from political to entire genres of film, highlighting absurdities and bringing a lighter perspective to serious subjects.

And though its intention is not to poke fun, Speakipedia is clearly a parody of Wikipedia—in case you didn't notice the similarity.

Because imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, parodies serve as a form of homage, celebrating the elements they mimic by drawing attention to details that made the original works stand out.