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31st Oct '16 6:33:56 AM Allronix
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* Adding to the above; the whole magazine started out of anger at censorship. The anti-comics hysteria of the 1950's led to the Comics Code, which put most forms of comics out of business and forces the handful of survivors to severely {{Bowdlerize}} their content. One of the casualties was Gaines's ''TalesFromTheCrypt,'' deemed too dark and corrupting. Queue him taking that same BlackComedy, and applying it to a ''protected'' medium of satire and parody, which allowed for him to fire shots he couldn't even get away when writing the Cryptkeeper.
19th Sep '16 12:49:25 AM BNSF1995
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* The Fandom Nod in "My Little War Horse" with the cake that has "Go Bronies" on it.
* [[Film/{{Lincoln}} Lin]][[Film/KingKong Kong]] vs [[WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant Mecha]][[Film/TheIronLady Thatcher]]. Heck of a way to start off season 4.

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* The Fandom Nod in "My Little War Horse" with the cake that has "Go Bronies" on it.
it, as well as getting Creator/TaraStrong to reprise her role as Twilight Sparkle.
* [[Film/{{Lincoln}} Lin]][[Film/KingKong Kong]] vs [[WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant Mecha]][[Film/TheIronLady Thatcher]]. Heck of a way to start off season 4. Made even better with Linkong being voiced by ''Creator/GilbertGottfried''.
13th Sep '16 2:38:26 PM Allronix
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* Another meta-level awesome. Since they were classic {{EqualOpportunityOffender}}s, they incurred reams of lawsuits...and won most of them. The rulings in their favor could fill a small library when it comes to First Amendment protection of satire and parody.
10th May '16 3:20:07 PM themisterfree
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* Rio-A: Rio gains Green Lantern powers, and gives rings to other flightless birds (Mordecai, Big Bird, etc.) to save Jewel. Awesome way to kick of Season 2.

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* Rio-A: Rio Blu gains Green Lantern powers, and gives rings to other flightless birds (Mordecai, Big Bird, etc.) to save Jewel. Awesome way to kick of off Season 2.
8th Apr '16 11:29:43 AM Twentington
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* On a meta level, issue #539 has something that many fans have been wanting for a long time: a ''front cover'' illustrated by Tom Richmond!
* Also on a meta level... in March 2016, Al Jaffee was honored by ''Guinness Book of World Records'' for being the longest continuously working cartoonist, having not stopped since ''1942''!



-->'''Wolverine:''' Look, bub... [[Franchise/LawAndOrder in the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups]]. (''SNIKT!'') Right claws, (''SNIKT!'') and left claws.

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-->'''Wolverine:''' Look, bub... [[Franchise/LawAndOrder in the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups]]. (''SNIKT!'') Right claws, (''SNIKT!'') and left claws.
16th Jan '16 11:34:05 PM Mikeyfan93
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** And why did they unite? [[NetworkDecay To see who's behind Cartoon Network's downfall]]. Not to mention that Stu Syn-err...[[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dee Dee]] claimed that it was because they needed to make room for all new shows. And this aired the week of their 20th birthday. BitingTheHandHumor doesn't even BEGIN to describe this.

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** And why did they unite? [[NetworkDecay To see who's behind Cartoon Network's downfall]]. Not to mention that Stu Syn-err...Sny-err...[[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dee Dee]] claimed that it was because they needed to make room for all new shows. And this aired the week of their 20th birthday. BitingTheHandHumor doesn't even BEGIN to describe this.
23rd Dec '15 5:31:16 AM Doug86
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-->(''Takes a shotgun and blasts [[spoiler: zombie versions of [[RegularShow Mordecai and Rigby]], [[WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow Buggs and Daffy]], and [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Mojo Jojo]].]]'')

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-->(''Takes a shotgun and blasts [[spoiler: zombie versions of [[RegularShow [[WesternAnimation/RegularShow Mordecai and Rigby]], [[WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow Buggs and Daffy]], and [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Mojo Jojo]].]]'')
18th Oct '15 1:30:55 PM nombretomado
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* "Once Upon A Toon", no question. How does MAD celebrate Cartoon Network's 20th birthday? With a character from pretty much every classic show uniting [[FusionFall once]] [[VideoGame/CartoonNetworkPunchTimeExplosion again]]! Including WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo, WesternAnimation/{{Dexter|sLaboratory}}, WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack, [[WesternAnimation/PowerpuffGirls Blossom]], even [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor Numbuh 1]], and most of the time Cartoon Network just pretended KND didn't exist!

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* "Once Upon A Toon", no question. How does MAD celebrate Cartoon Network's 20th birthday? With a character from pretty much every classic show uniting [[FusionFall once]] [[VideoGame/CartoonNetworkPunchTimeExplosion again]]! Including WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo, WesternAnimation/{{Dexter|sLaboratory}}, WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack, [[WesternAnimation/PowerpuffGirls [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Blossom]], even [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor Numbuh 1]], and most of the time Cartoon Network just pretended KND didn't exist!



-->(''Takes a shotgun and blasts [[spoiler: zombie versions of [[RegularShow Mordecai and Rigby]], [[WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow Buggs and Daffy]], and [[ThePowerpuffGirls Mojo Jojo]].]]'')

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-->(''Takes a shotgun and blasts [[spoiler: zombie versions of [[RegularShow Mordecai and Rigby]], [[WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow Buggs and Daffy]], and [[ThePowerpuffGirls [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Mojo Jojo]].]]'')
2nd Sep '15 6:35:14 PM Twentington
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! The magazine:
* MAD's parody of ''TheMortonDowneyJrShow'' (Issue #286, April 1989), called "The Moron Downer Jr. Show" deserves a mention. In the end of the parody, the Pope himself visits the show to deliver a message. The comic ended with a full page splash of the Pope ''punching Morton in the teeth''. Damn!
* Issue #533, edited by Music/WeirdAlYankovic, with several articles written by him. Two of the biggest names in satire, together at last.

! The cartoon:



* In the [[ComicBook/XMen X-]][[TheExMentalist Mentalist]] sketch, Wolverine get a nice BaitAndSwitch interrogation.

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* In the [[ComicBook/XMen X-]][[TheExMentalist X-]][[Series/TheMentalist Mentalist]] sketch, Wolverine get a nice BaitAndSwitch interrogation.



* MAD's parody of ''TheMortonDowneyJrShow'' (Issue #286, April 1989), called "The Moron Downer Jr. Show" deserves a mention. In the end of the parody, the Pope himself visits the show to deliver a message. The comic ended with a full page splash of the Pope ''punching Morton in the teeth''. Damn!
7th Jul '15 11:56:20 AM nombretomado
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-->(''Takes a shotgun and blasts [[spoiler: zombie versions of [[RegularShow Mordecai and Rigby]], [[TheLooneyTunesShow Buggs and Daffy]], and [[ThePowerpuffGirls Mojo Jojo]].]]'')

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-->(''Takes a shotgun and blasts [[spoiler: zombie versions of [[RegularShow Mordecai and Rigby]], [[TheLooneyTunesShow [[WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow Buggs and Daffy]], and [[ThePowerpuffGirls Mojo Jojo]].]]'')
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