8 Amazing Literary Mash-Ups on Tumblr

Is there anything as satisfying as cleverly planned literary mash-ups? (Probably there is, but for the purposes of this post let’s go with “No.”) And I’m not talking about rewrites of classics with ninjas or zombies — I’m talking about dialogue swapping, pop-culture-referencing, literary homages. Like, for example, Slaughterhouse 90210 (the grand dame of the pop culture + lit scene). Tumblr is chockful of ’em, and they come in all shapes, all sizes, all variations of pop-culture reference, but here are eight of my absolute favorites.

1. The Hobbit + Brooklyn 99
The Hobbit + Brooklyn 99

2. Parks and Prejudice (Parks and Recreation + Pride and Prejudice)

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3. Mr. Norrell + popular textposts

Mr. Norrell plus text post

4. Dough Country For Old Men (even though it hasn’t been updated in years)

Dough Country for Old Men plus Dickens5. A Storm of Swansons (can I help it if there are a lot of good Parks & Rec inspired ones? No I cannot.)

Storm of Swansons

6. Incorrect Sylvia Plath Quotes

Incorrect Sylvia Plath Quotes

7. Saved by the Bell Hooks (my childhood & my feminism, all wrapped up together)

Saved by the Bell Hooks

8. Bastardized Tolkien (Star Wars + Lord of the Rings)

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There can never be enough! When you’re done laughing until you cry (or is that just me), please do tell me your favorites?