The Best 50 Shades Of Grey Parodies

02/07/2012 14:17 | Updated 02 July 2012

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, what is parody? We have no idea - except in the case of these 50 Shades Of Grey spoofs, very, very funny indeed.

The book of the moment, which has already sold a million copies and is now being spotted on trains at a rate of ten copies per carriage - has inspired ribbings from all corners of the internet and TV.

Naturally, Twitter has been leading the pack with a series of quite excellent spoof accounts, the details of which are here:

50 Shades Of Grey Parodies
Meanwhile American TV funny lady Ellen Degeneres was filmed giving a 'reading' of the book complete with dubious sound effects...

50 Shades of Mom Porn is a YouTube video making fun of 50 Shades author E. L. James and her readers in a send up of the so-called 'Mommy Porn' phenomenon...

Meanwhile on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 50 Shades of Grey Karaoke is exactly what it sounds like, badly-sung songs inspired by quotes from the book...

Another reading finds legendary American voice artist Gilbert Gottfried - you might not recognise the name, but you'll certainly recognise the grating cadence - taking to the mic, with horrific results.

Finally, because someone somewhere had to do an animal parody, check out 50 Shades of Greyhound...

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