History Magazine / MAD

21st May '17 4:55:44 PM nombretomado
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** They've never been afraid of the [[StealthPun Stealth F-bomb]]. For instance, their parody of WelcomeBackKotter included the exchange

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** They've never been afraid of the [[StealthPun Stealth F-bomb]]. For instance, their parody of WelcomeBackKotter ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' included the exchange
13th Apr '17 4:40:20 PM eroock
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* HitchhikersLeg: Parodied in #120. A pretty girl tries to hitch a ride by pulling up her skirt. A car stops, the driver gets out, takes a picture, then gets back into his car and drives away.
3rd Apr '17 2:51:01 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* BitingTheHandHumor: Whenever they mock something produced by Time Warner (including Warner Bros Studios and DC Comics) it can count as this.
26th Mar '17 7:06:24 PM JMQwilleran
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* ReadTheFinePrint: This is one of the magazine's favored tools. For example, the cover of the March 2017 issue features Alfred E. Neuman holding a sign which reads in huge lettering "NO [[Creator/DonaldTrump TRUMP]] IN THIS ISSUE" but above this in much smaller print is "BELIEVE US - WE REALLY, ''REALLY'' WISH THERE WAS..."
11th Mar '17 4:56:33 PM WilliamRadarStorm
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* AbsenteeActor: [[Invoked]]: a literal example in parodies from time to time, such as "Goofies" (''Film/TheGoonies'') which is notably missing Martha Plimpton's character Stef.
* ActorAllusion: [[Invoked]] in the movie / TV parodies, there are many jokes related to this.

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* AbsenteeActor: [[Invoked]]: {{Invoked}} with a literal example in parodies from time to time, such as "Goofies" (''Film/TheGoonies'') which is notably missing Martha Plimpton's character Stef.
* ActorAllusion: [[Invoked]] {{Invoked}} in the movie / TV parodies, there are many jokes related to this.
7th Mar '17 7:02:37 PM Mineboot45
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** Taken UpToEleven in the ''Film/DogDayAfternoon'' parody; one of the robbers gives the other flowers instead of a gun (originally intended to be concealed in a box of flowers), which he [[CrowningMomentOfFunny put in a vase of water on the kitchen table]]

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** Taken UpToEleven in the ''Film/DogDayAfternoon'' parody; one of the robbers gives the other flowers instead of a gun (originally intended to be concealed in a box of flowers), which he [[CrowningMomentOfFunny put in a vase of water on the kitchen table]]table.]]



** Lampshaded in the parody of '''E.T.'''s "penis-breath" scene. Elliot's Mum: "That's it! I will NOT have any asterisks, ampersands, or percentage signs spoken in MY house!"

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** Lampshaded in the parody of '''E.''E.T.'''s ''s "penis-breath" scene. Elliot's Mum: "That's it! I will NOT have any asterisks, ampersands, or percentage signs spoken in MY house!"
7th Mar '17 7:01:07 PM Mineboot45
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* AbsenteeActor:[[invoked]] A literal example in parodies from time to time, such as "Goofies" (''Film/TheGoonies'') which is notably missing Martha Plimpton's character Stef.
* ActorAllusion:[[invoked]] In the movie / TV parodies, there are many jokes related to this.

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* AbsenteeActor:[[invoked]] A AbsenteeActor: [[Invoked]]: a literal example in parodies from time to time, such as "Goofies" (''Film/TheGoonies'') which is notably missing Martha Plimpton's character Stef.
* ActorAllusion:[[invoked]] In ActorAllusion: [[Invoked]] in the movie / TV parodies, there are many jokes related to this.



* BrokenAesop: {{invoked}}. One article talks about how various lessons in childhood are undermined by certain people and organizations not being held to those standards (a lesson about admitting your wrongdoing and accepting punishment is undermined by headlines about [[KarmaHoudini Nixon getting pardoned and Spiro Agnew getting off with a fine]]).

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* BrokenAesop: {{invoked}}.Invoked. One article talks about how various lessons in childhood are undermined by certain people and organizations not being held to those standards (a lesson about admitting your wrongdoing and accepting punishment is undermined by headlines about [[KarmaHoudini Nixon getting pardoned and Spiro Agnew getting off with a fine]]).



* ContractualImmortality:[[invoked]] Often made fun of for long-running franchises. Batman and the Joker attempt to defy this trope at the end of the Tim Burton's Batman parody; the Joker, falling to his death, tells Batman not to save him lest they put him in the sequel. In the last panel, Batman cuts the line he's swinging on in hopes of doing the same.

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* ContractualImmortality:[[invoked]] ContractualImmortality: Often made fun of for long-running franchises. Batman and the Joker attempt to defy this trope at the end of the Tim Burton's Batman parody; the Joker, falling to his death, tells Batman not to save him lest they put him in the sequel. In the last panel, Batman cuts the line he's swinging on in hopes of doing the same.



* CreatorKiller: {{invoked}} MAD is relatively quick to label works as having destroyed the careers of those involved.

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* CreatorKiller: {{invoked}} MAD is relatively quick to label works as having destroyed the careers of those involved.



* DracoInLeatherPants: {{Invoked}}; many parodies will have characters expressing admiration for the villains, such as in the parody of "Bonnie and Clyde"

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* DracoInLeatherPants: {{Invoked}}; many parodies will have characters expressing admiration for the villains, such as in the parody of "Bonnie and Clyde"Clyde".
7th Mar '17 6:58:36 PM Mineboot45
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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: The parody of ''Film/Gremlins'' often poked fun at the use of this trope, saying that the main antagonist's gruesome death is less likely to make you realize that good triumphs over evil than to "barf your guts out."
* {{Fanservice}}: Dave Berg's and Mort Drucker's women, or at least until old age took its toll on Dave's drawing skills.
** The Grey Spy as well. Yow.



** The E.T. parody has the main character's mother tell him, in response to E.T.'s DisneyDeath, that death is nature's way of saying you're now nothing but useless garbage, a vastly more cynical take on the [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped "everyone dies someday" aesop that some works for children refuse to shy away from]]. The main character is understandably disturbed by what he hears.



** The E.T. parody has the main character's mother tell him, in response to E.T.'s DisneyDeath, that death is nature's way of saying you're now nothing but useless garbage, a vastly more cynical take on the [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped "everyone dies someday" aesop that some works for children refuse to shy away from]]. The main character is understandably disturbed by what he hears.

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** * FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: The E.T. parody has of ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' often poked fun at the use of this trope, saying that the main character's mother tell him, in response to E.T.'s DisneyDeath, that antagonist's gruesome death is nature's way of saying you're now nothing but useless garbage, a vastly more cynical take on the [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped "everyone dies someday" aesop less likely to make you realize that some works for children refuse good triumphs over evil than to shy away from]]. "barf your guts out."
* {{Fanservice}}: Dave Berg's and Mort Drucker's women, or at least until old age took its toll on Dave's drawing skills.
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The main character is understandably disturbed by what he hears.Grey Spy as well. Yow.
7th Mar '17 6:56:54 PM Mineboot45
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* FamilyUnfriendyDeath: The parody of ''Film/TheGremlins'' often poked fun at the use of this trope, saying that the main antagonist's gruesome death is less likely to make you realize that good triumphs over evil than to "barf your guts out."

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* FamilyUnfriendyDeath: FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: The parody of ''Film/TheGremlins'' ''Film/Gremlins'' often poked fun at the use of this trope, saying that the main antagonist's gruesome death is less likely to make you realize that good triumphs over evil than to "barf your guts out."
28th Feb '17 7:08:37 PM Valiona
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* ArcWords: In one story about a criminal and mass murderer known as Mole, it's frequently promised that one day, he'll go "straight to the electric chair." In the end, he accidentally tunnels his way straight to the execution chamber.

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* ArcWords: ArcWords:
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In one story about a criminal and mass murderer known as Mole, it's frequently promised that one day, he'll go "straight to the electric chair." In the end, he accidentally tunnels his way straight to the execution chamber.chamber.
** Parodied in the parody for the Tomb Raider film, in which all the references to 1,000 years were meant to fill out the script quickly in case the writer's guild went on strike.



* CompressedAdaptation: To varying degrees in the film parodies. Most of the time, each of the major scenes gets one (or in some cases two) panels, but often, a fair amount of the film isn't even referenced, particularly toward the ending.

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* CompressedAdaptation: To varying degrees in the film parodies. Most of the time, each of the major scenes gets one (or in some cases two) panels, but often, a fair amount of the film isn't even referenced, particularly toward the ending. In the "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" parody, the entire climax happens in a single panel.


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* MrExposition: In the "Lethal Weapon" parody, the protagonists receive their exposition on a drug running conspiracy from a young boy, of all people.


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* MutualEnvy: In the parody of "Thirty-something," two characters discuss that they've long been jealous of each other. The first says that the second had everything she didn't as a child, while the second contends that the first is more successful in adulthood, prompting the first to say that the second is still "out-suffering" her.


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* TheEndingChangesEverything:
** In the parody of "Batboy," Batboy himself turns out to be the killer, as a "vampire Batboy."
** In the parody of "All The President's Men," which was made before the identity of Deep Throat was widely known, Woodward and Burnstein ponder who would be willing to risk so much to come forward with information that would be damaging to the Republican Party... but are not at all surprised when it turns out to be Gerald Ford.


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* WouldHitAGirl: Interestingly enough, while the "politically correct" version of James Bond is vastly more respectful toward women than the real thing, he punches out a Countess upon realizing that she wears fur, diamonds and other things that he believes were made through unconscionable means.
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