Not just satire but comedy itself begins with mocking. Plato and Aristotle said all laughter was wrong because comedy is inherently cruel (something many people still believe, especially me when I think about Ken Magnuson in 8th grade gym class).
That "Do Not Disturb" signs mean nothing to maids. That's why I always put Crime Scene tape across my door. It's the only thing that keeps them out.
When I started writing situation comedies for television, 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' had just finished its run. It was too late to have a shot to write for the gold standard, but the right time to work with practically everyone who had been associated with the show.