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Which word best describes Cox and Forkum’s cartoon: parody or satire?

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A satire tends to invent a fictitious situation (though possibly with elements that actually occurred) for the purpose of ridiculing someone or even some idea. A parody imitates an existing work [book, song, movie] — often in an absurd way, such as by exaggerating its characteristics — in order to make fun of it and point out its flaws. (from


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