The Top Ten James Bond Parodies of All Freaking Time
With the American release of the new OSS 117 film (a series of French spy spoofs), and the burgeoning popularity of F/X’s animated comedy Archer, the secret agent parody genre is seeing a bit of resurgence. In accordance with this exciting new development, I have listed here, for your intellectual enrichment, the top ten James Bond parodies of all time.
10. The Scorpio Episode of The Simpsons
It seemed as though Homer Simpson had finally found a boss less evil than Mr. Burns. But it turns out that the charming and generous Hank Scorpio was actually a far greater super-villain, replete with his own secret agent nemesis, “Mr. Bunt.”
9. No One Lives Forever (it’s a video game)
I never knew shooting guys in fez’s could be so fun until I played this swinging video game and it’s awesome sequel.
8. What’s Up Tiger Lily?
Woody Allen dubs funny dialogue over an actual Japanese spy movie—sort of Mystery Science Theater meets racism.
7. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
I’m just going to put pictures from actual James Bond movies and pretend I thought they were from Austin Powers. That’s how spot on they nailed 007 in the first one.
6. For British Eyes Only
Even though Charlize Theron’s character was an MRF (Mentally Retarded Female) she was still more intelligent than most James Bond leading ladies in the “For British Eyes Only” story arc of Arrested Development.
I’m sure Archer will climb even higher on the ranking as this fricking awesome new show continues to dominate your shit.
4. Our Man Flint
Of all the 007 knockoffs, spoofs, and parodies that were released in the spymania of the mid-sixties, this is the only one that kinda, sorta, almost holds up.
3. Get Smart! (the show)
Not the movie. I’ll put that on another list. A list of things that are stupid.
2. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies
If you squint your eyes and laugh hard enough, it almost looks like this movie stars Sean Connery. Spot fucking on.
1. Any James Bond Movie With Pierce Brosnan or Roger Moore
That’s right, when it comes to parodying James Bond, nobody does it better than the real James Bond himself, who was a parody of himself for like, thirty years or something. Christopher Walken wrestling with Grace Jones? A laser battle in space? Jaws turns good? An invisible car? Really? An invisible car. For chrissakes.