While Twitter is a great resource for following brands, thought leaders, and celebrities, it is also an ideal place to get a laugh. Since the network was born, parody accounts on Twitter have been wildly popular and extremely entertaining.
For those of you who don’t have enough funny in your Twitter feed, here are 12 hilarious parody accounts.
Any Harry Potter fan can appreciate the hilarity of this account. If Lord Voldemort was evil at Hogwarts, imagine him giving commentary on current pop culture. He is a must follow.
Remember when the Bronx Zoo had a missing cobra? Well, now the snake that tried to escape the zoo has his own Twitter account. While the snake was missing, this fictional account tweeted the tourist hot spots the snake was visiting. Now it tweets about planning its next escape.
If you are used to seeing the Queen of England act prim and proper, this account will throw you for a loop. This parody account imagines what the Queen would be like if she loosened up a bit.
The claim is that an elderly man was told that Twitter was actually Google so all the tweets are attempted searches of this man. Is this legitimate? Probably not. I assume he would catch on eventually when no search results showed up. But is it funny? Yes!
The real AP stylebook is the place to go for grammar and writing tips. You can only imagine what the fake AP stylebook is for …
[Editor’s note: A staff reporter at Ragan Communications, the publisher of PR Daily, is a contributor of @FakeAPStylebook.]
I am not a “Star Wars” fan, but even I can appreciate this account. The tweets are evil and funny at the same time.
What’s cooler than Chuck Norris? Nothing. But this parody account comes pretty close. If you love Chuck Norris jokes, you will love this.
He may be King James on the court, but in the real world, he is a guy with a huge ego. Apparently his Twitter account isn’t big enough for his ego and one user though they would help out by making a separate account for just that! Sadly, they haven’t tweet since June. Hopefully he will make a comeback.
I have AT&T and it can be … frustrating. Users tweet their frustrations and this fake PR account retweets and does nothing to help. Thanks.
Batman is usually a pretty serious character, but on this account he is all laughs. Comic book junkies rejoice.
Created after the BP oil spill, needless to say this account was not tweeting BP’s praises. Since then it has still been tweeting and reeking havoc.
Nobody is funnier than Betty White. You can only imagine how funny her parody account may be.
Follow these users now while you still can. Twitter has strict guidelines on what counts as a parody account and anything that doesn’t meet the criteria will be suspended. What are some of your favorite accounts?
Cara Friedman is general manager at Likeable Media, award winning social media and word of mouth marketing agency. Follow Cara on Twitter @Caraizzle. A version of this story first appeared on the 12 Most blog.