From The Max Headroom Chronicles
Revision as of 15:52, 15 March 2015 by Max Headroom
A satirist must often suffer the same slings and arrows in return. Max Headroom has been parodied, satirized and paid homage in a surprisingly broad variety of ways.
- MAD Magazine
- Max appeared on the cover of the March 1987 issue of MAD, albeit wearing his Alfred E. Neuman mask.
- Gary Trudeau was one of many comics artists to latch onto the Max meme, turning then-President Ronald Reagan into a digitized parody of himself, Ron Headrest. The gag outlived Max's run.
- "Sledge Hammer: 'A Clockwork Hammer'"
- This sitcom, a running parody of tough-guy cop shows, ran on ABC in the same years as Max's show. It used a punning title and parodic theme for each episode of its two-season run. One, almost inevitably, was based on the title character becoming Max-Max-Maxified.
- Maxine Legroom
- When Max was interviewed for Playboy magazine, the editors accompanied the interview with a layout for a rather hot blonde (female, of course) equivalent named Maxine Legroom. (Page contains some very slightly NSFW images.)
- "Back to the Future II"
- The second installment of the movie franchise took Marty McFly to, uh, 2015, where among flying cars and other wonders he encountered several Max-like characters on the service screens of the old diner.
- Rule 34 before anyone conceived of a Rule 34, much less an internet. Yes, it's Max-themed porn starring Porsche Lynn.
- "Carmen Sandiego"
- The animated series featured Carmen's boss, seen only as a talking-head on TV.
- Eminem: "Rap God"
- Eminem's 2013 single "Rap God" features an extended parody of Max with the singer in full costume and on a signature moving-lines background.
- Sesame Street Magazine
- Max was portrayed as by 'Link Hogthrob' in the Spring 1988 issue of Sesame Street magazine.
- "Muppet Babies: This Little Piggy Went to Hollywood"
- Max was