History Magazine / Mad

3rd Jan '18 9:48:33 AM Technomaru
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*** Due to his huge amount of bad luck and his title of ButtMonkey, everyone in "Monroe and..." except for Monroe himself is this. However LaserGuidedKarma does occasionally strike Monroe's father, especially in the final strip.

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*** Due to his huge amount of bad luck and his title of ButtMonkey, everyone in "Monroe and..." except for Monroe himself is this. However LaserGuidedKarma does occasionally strike Monroe's father, especially in the final strip. Lampshaded in Mad# 420 "Monroe and... Walt Disney World part 2" where Monroe is being arrested at the park and points out about his family, "Wait, these guys can torment the electric presidents and pluck and animatronic tiki bird and I'm the one being carted off?" of course it could be SelectiveEnforcement.
30th Dec '17 7:09:00 PM MarkLungo
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** Al Jaffee used to love doing articles with creative technical takes on things (cutaways showing how things work or don't work, random inventions, Rube Goldberg devices, etc.).

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** Al Jaffee used to love doing articles with creative technical takes on things (cutaways showing how things work or don't work, random inventions, Rube {{Rube Goldberg devices, Device}}s, etc.).



* BreakThemByTalking: In the parody of "Lois and Clark," at the end, Superman comes face to face with Newt Gingrich, who's allied with Lex Luthor. Gingrich then proceeds to portray Superman's actions as going against the Republican's agenda, hypocritically claims to be extolling family values, and eventually drives Superman to leave.

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* BreakThemByTalking: In the parody of "Lois and Clark," ''Series/LoisAndClark'', at the end, Superman comes face to face with Newt Gingrich, who's allied with Lex Luthor.ComicBook/LexLuthor. Gingrich then proceeds to portray Superman's actions as going against the Republican's agenda, hypocritically claims to be extolling family values, and eventually drives Superman to leave.



** In the parody of "The Shining," there's one such exchange.

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** In the parody of "The Shining," ''Film/TheShining'', there's one such exchange.



* ExplosiveDecompression: The fate of one worker in "Outland".
* {{Expy}}: Al Jaffee's feature ''Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions'' uses the same format as Rube Goldburg's early 20th century newspaper feature ''[[http://www.toonopedia.com/foolishq.htm Foolish Questions]]''. In turn, both are in the same format as Creator/BillEngvall's "here's your sign" jokes.

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* ExplosiveDecompression: The fate of one worker in "Outland".
the ''Film/{{Outland}}''.
* {{Expy}}: Al Jaffee's feature ''Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions'' uses the same format as Rube Goldburg's Goldberg's early 20th century newspaper feature ''[[http://www.toonopedia.com/foolishq.htm Foolish Questions]]''. In turn, both are in the same format as Creator/BillEngvall's "here's your sign" jokes.



* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: {{invoked}}. The Superman III parody, discussing Superman's inner struggle, points out that good triumphs over evil, if good is more violent than evil.
** 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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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: {{invoked}}. The Superman III FamilyUnfriendlyAesop:
** {{Invoked}} when the ''Film/SupermanIII''
parody, discussing Superman's inner struggle, points out that good triumphs over evil, if good is more violent than evil.
** The E.T. ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' 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.



* {{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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* {{Fanservice}}: {{Fanservice}}:
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Dave Berg's and Mort Drucker's women, or at least until old age took its toll on Dave's drawing skills.



** Bill Elder was drawing hot chicks since the book's start. The lady in red in "Dragged Net!" in #3 is a good example.

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** Bill Elder was drawing hot chicks since the book's start. The lady in red in "Dragged Net!" "[[Franchise/{{Dragnet}} Dragged Net!]]" in #3 is a good example.
30th Dec '17 6:44:47 PM nombretomado
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** They're obviously a [[ShoutOut parody]] of Magazine/HighlightsForChildren's GoofusAndGallant, with the order reversed so that Melvin's sociopathic and insane antics contrast with Jenkins' reasonable behavior.

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** They're obviously a [[ShoutOut parody]] of Magazine/HighlightsForChildren's GoofusAndGallant, Literature/GoofusAndGallant, with the order reversed so that Melvin's sociopathic and insane antics contrast with Jenkins' reasonable behavior.
9th Dec '17 11:46:43 AM nombretomado
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* ClicheStorm: {{Invoked}}; in the ''DirtyDancing'' parody, every single panel except the introduction has a footnote describing the cliche in it, such as "[[UptownGirl Rich girl meets boy from the wrong side of the tracks]]..."

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* ClicheStorm: {{Invoked}}; in the ''DirtyDancing'' ''Film/DirtyDancing'' parody, every single panel except the introduction has a footnote describing the cliche in it, such as "[[UptownGirl Rich girl meets boy from the wrong side of the tracks]]..."
3rd Nov '17 11:57:01 AM WillBGood
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* FictionalSport: [[http://www.madcoversite.com/quiz_olympics.html 43-Man Squamish]]. Also an example of {{Defictionalization}}, as one group in Canada actually formed a 43-Man Squamish team.
** An earlier example is an article (guest-written by Ernest Kovacs, the famous TV comedy pioneer) for a board game called "Gringo," written back in the 1950s, with intentionally silly rules.
** ''MAD'' also did this again with the board game "Three-Cornered Pitney".

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* FictionalSport: FictionalSport:
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[[http://www.madcoversite.com/quiz_olympics.html 43-Man Squamish]]. (''MAD'' #95, June 1965). Also an example of {{Defictionalization}}, as one group in Canada actually formed a 43-Man Squamish team.
** An earlier example is an article (guest-written by Ernest Kovacs, the famous TV comedy pioneer) for a board game called "Gringo," written back in the 1950s, with intentionally silly rules.
[[http://erniekovacs.blogspot.com/2007/12/test.html "Gringo"]] (''MAD'' #29, September 1952).
** ''MAD'' also did this And again with the board game [[http://bakertoons.tumblr.com/post/94824492069/in-a-way-this-is-a-follow-up-to-mads "Three-Cornered Pitney".]] (''MAD'' #241, September 1983)
3rd Nov '17 11:49:15 AM WillBGood
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* {{Calvinball}}: [[http://www.madcoversite.com/quiz_olympics.html 43-Man Squamish]]. Also an example of {{Defictionalization}}, as one group in Canada actually formed a 43-Man Squamish team.
** An earlier example is an article for a board game called "Gringo," written back in the 1950s, with intentionally silly rules.
*** Which was guest-written by Ernest Kovacs, the famous TV comedy pioneer.
** ''MAD'' also did this again with "Three-Cornered Pitney".


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* FictionalSport: [[http://www.madcoversite.com/quiz_olympics.html 43-Man Squamish]]. Also an example of {{Defictionalization}}, as one group in Canada actually formed a 43-Man Squamish team.
** An earlier example is an article (guest-written by Ernest Kovacs, the famous TV comedy pioneer) for a board game called "Gringo," written back in the 1950s, with intentionally silly rules.
** ''MAD'' also did this again with the board game "Three-Cornered Pitney".
30th Oct '17 9:28:26 PM SpukiKitty
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: {{invoked}}. The Superman III parody, discussing Superman's inner struggle, points out that good triumphs over evil, if good is more violent than evil.



* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: {{invoked}}. The Superman III parody, discussing Superman's inner struggle, points out that good triumphs over evil, if good is more violent than evil.
26th Sep '17 10:05:04 PM JMQwilleran
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** In the ''Series/MalcomInTheMiddle'' parody, the last few panels of Malcolm's final monologue zoom out a window to show him in the back of a truck, being taken to an insane asylum.

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** In the ''Series/MalcomInTheMiddle'' ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' parody, the last few panels of Malcolm's final monologue zoom out a window to show him in the back of a truck, being taken to an insane asylum.


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* WritingLines: One of the covers of #481, which spoofed ''Film/TheSimpsonsMovie'', parodied Bart Simpson's writing of lines with Alfred E. Neuman as Bart writing "I WILL NOT USE THE SIMPSONS MOVIE TO SELL MAD".
25th Sep '17 10:34:48 PM JMQwilleran
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-->'''[[https://www.tomrichmond.com/2007/05/11/dud-the-lousy-hunter/ Tom Richmond]]''': "Doing art for MAD is not about just drawing. Itís about adding humor on a visual level. That might be using funny images or adding visual gags. No extra pay, sadly."
24th Sep '17 5:09:31 PM nombretomado
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* JoinTheArmyTheySaid: They once did a parody of the "Army Strong" ads called "[[http://www.madmagazine.com/blog/2014/12/30/madvertising-tuesday-army-stuck Army Stuck]]." "[[ComeForTheXStayForTheY Come for the dough. Stay for the quagmire.]] There's stuck. And there's being stuck in the middle of another country's war with no end in sight."

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* JoinTheArmyTheySaid: They once did a parody of the "Army Strong" ads called "[[http://www.madmagazine.com/blog/2014/12/30/madvertising-tuesday-army-stuck Army Stuck]]." "[[ComeForTheXStayForTheY "[[JustForFun/ComeForTheXStayForTheY Come for the dough. Stay for the quagmire.]] There's stuck. And there's being stuck in the middle of another country's war with no end in sight."
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