A lampoon is an American word meaning satire. The usual context of a lampoon is a parody of a person or people in a current event. The intention is to emphasize the absurdities of a situation, or to provide a means of criticizing the situation, using the logic of the humor.
Examples of Lampoon:
|The original MAD Magazine was a send up of Madison Avenue and the American media, lampooning the hyperbole and ridiculous industry stereotypes.|
Situation comedies are lampoons of the modern lifestyle, relationships and other absurdities of the times.
Laugh-In was the 1960s groundbreaking comedy which lampooned anything it could fit into the time slot. It was also one of the bases of modern comedy.
The january 1973 cover of national lampoon.