Is there a word for when a satirical piece of work ceases to be satirical because the concept under scrutiny has now become widely accepted.

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    A dead parrot sketch? Aug 23, 2015 at 18:25
  • Trump candidacy.
    – Hot Licks
    Aug 23, 2015 at 18:50
  • Try plying us with an example or two. Aug 23, 2015 at 19:04
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    Are you referring to "prophetic" - as in: "Big Brother is watching you"?
    – Oldbag
    Aug 23, 2015 at 20:18
  • Obsolete? . . . Aug 25, 2015 at 11:50

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Poe's Law (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_law) is the closest thing to what you're looking for:

Poe's law is an Internet adage which states that, without a clear indicator of the author's intent, parodies of extreme views will, to some readers, be indistinguishable from sincere expressions of the parodied views.[1][2][3]


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