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9 of the best parody accounts on Twitter

You can’t spell “parody” without, er, parts of “party”.

WE’VE BEEN THROUGH some of the better Irish parody accounts out there before.

But this time we’re casting our net slightly wider. We’re going to see what Twitter’s favourite ever parody accounts might be.

BBC Trending sent out a call for users to tweet their favourite parodies with the hashtag #bestparody.

Of course, these accounts aren’t supposed to bear any serious resemblance to the people, entities or shows they parody, but more so poke fun at the ideas we might have about them. Some are properly genius.

So, without further ado, here’s what Twitter chose, in no particular order…

1. Cheers Geoff

Poking some light-hearted fun at FIFA touchline report, Geoff Shreeves.

2. Grand Designs

The Channel 4 programme, presented by Kevin McCloud, has become a TV staple at this stage – charting progress of families making ambitiously designed, architecturally interesting homes. Rife for parody, really.

3. Transport for London

Updates from a fake, whimsical travel alert account for London’s transport network. Often darkly comedic.

 4. Sarcastic Rover

A significantly more dour version of NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover.

5. VICE Is Hip

VICE Media is known for its edgier, grittier take on culture and world events. However, that often veers into what some onlookers consider hipster coverage.

6. Up Worth It

This account strikes a chord with any of us who have read Upworthy. They really nail their style… To an eerie degree.

 7. Not Roger Federer

We all know Federer’s rather well-documented personality quirks. This account parodies them perfectly. Almost TOO perfectly. Roger, is that you?

8. The Queen

A satire of the Queen and oftentimes the extended British Royal Family. Topical too.

9. WTFipedia

Utterly made up facts, riffing on dubious accounts like @UberFacts et al.

Did the Twitter masses leave out your favourite parody artist? Let us know in the comments who you reckon should have been chosen. 

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