A look at North Korea send-ups in pop culture

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In this Wednesday, April 9, 2014 image made from video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un holds up a parliament membership certificate during the Supreme People's Assembly in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea is declaring that the upcoming release of "The Interview," a comedy film about a plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un, would be an act of war. From over-the-top villainous roles in films such as "Olympus Has Fallen" and "Die Another Day" to madcap impersonations in series like "30 Rock" and "MADtv," North Korea and its dictators frequently turn up as both pop-culture punching bags and punchlines. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video, File) TV OUT, NORTH KOREA OUTNorth Korea's foreign ministry is declaring that the upcoming release of "The Interview," a comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as a talk show twosome recruited to assassinate Kim Jong Un, would be an act of war. This is not the first time the nation's leadership has been poked at in pop culture. Some examples:


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