History Magazine / Mad

29th Apr '16 5:37:01 AM DesertDragon
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* SingleMomStripper: One strip showed two teenage boys looking at porn online, and one of them says, "Isn't that your mom?" The other boy thinks his friend is joking, until he realizes it ''is'' his mom. He runs home and asks her how could she do such a thing; she smirks and says "I made enough money in ten minutes to afford one of those Sega Dreamcasts you've been bitching about." The boy's attitude changes ''quickly'' and he offers to do chores around the house to let her keep working.

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* SingleMomStripper: One strip showed two teenage boys looking at porn online, and one of them says, "Isn't that your mom?" The other boy thinks his friend is joking, until he realizes it ''is'' his mom. He runs home and asks her how could she do such a thing; she smirks and says "I made enough money in ten minutes to afford one of those Sega Dreamcasts you've been bitching about." The boy's attitude changes ''quickly'' and he offers to do chores around the house to let her keep working.focus on work.
29th Apr '16 5:36:36 AM DesertDragon
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* PowerPerversionPotential: In their parody of ''Film/{{X-Men}}'', Professor Xavier is shown using Cerebro to watch women shower.



** Whenever they do a parody of Batman, Alfred (the butler) is always named Neuman, after the mascot.

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** Whenever they do a parody of Batman, Alfred (the butler) is always named Neuman, after the mascot.


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* SingleMomStripper: One strip showed two teenage boys looking at porn online, and one of them says, "Isn't that your mom?" The other boy thinks his friend is joking, until he realizes it ''is'' his mom. He runs home and asks her how could she do such a thing; she smirks and says "I made enough money in ten minutes to afford one of those Sega Dreamcasts you've been bitching about." The boy's attitude changes ''quickly'' and he offers to do chores around the house to let her keep working.
6th Apr '16 3:38:50 AM JulianLapostat
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** ''Superduperman'' mocks the TwoPersonLoveTriangle by insisting that "Nice Guy" obsession with being loved for their "true selves" is inherently pathetic. As Lois Pain tells Clark Bent when he finally reveals his identity, "Once a creep, always a creep."
11th Mar '16 8:33:59 PM Twentington
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* SuperZeroes: In addition to parodies of popular comic books and movies, some artists have created their own, like Don Martin's paperback ''The Mad Adventures of CComicBook/CaptainKlutz'' and Duck Edwing's ''The Mad Book of Almost Super Heroes''.

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* SuperZeroes: In addition to parodies of popular comic books and movies, some artists have created their own, like Don Martin's paperback ''The Mad Adventures of CComicBook/CaptainKlutz'' ComicBook/CaptainKlutz'' and Duck Edwing's ''The Mad Book of Almost Super Heroes''.
11th Mar '16 8:33:40 PM Twentington
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* SuperZeroes: In addition to parodies of popular comic books and movies, some artists have created their own, like Don Martin's paperback ''[[The Mad Adventures of Captain Klutz ComicBook/CaptainKlutz]]'' and Duck Edwing's ''The Mad Book of Almost Super Heroes''.

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* SuperZeroes: In addition to parodies of popular comic books and movies, some artists have created their own, like Don Martin's paperback ''[[The ''The Mad Adventures of Captain Klutz ComicBook/CaptainKlutz]]'' CComicBook/CaptainKlutz'' and Duck Edwing's ''The Mad Book of Almost Super Heroes''.
11th Mar '16 8:30:50 PM Twentington
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* IWantGrandkids: In one parody of ''ComicStrip/{{Cathy}}, Cathy's mom torches the abortion clinics in town and sends two pro-lifers to prevent Cathy from getting an abortion even though Cathy was ''gang-raped''. She comments in the last panel that "the need to be a grandmother overrides all else".

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* IWantGrandkids: In one parody of ''ComicStrip/{{Cathy}}, ''ComicStrip/{{Cathy}}'', Cathy's mom torches the abortion clinics in town and sends two pro-lifers to prevent Cathy from getting an abortion even though Cathy was ''gang-raped''. She comments in the last panel that "the need to be a grandmother overrides all else".
11th Mar '16 8:29:02 PM Twentington
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* {{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]]''

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* {{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]]''Questions]]''. In turn, both are in the same format as Creator/BillEngvall's "here's your sign" jokes.
11th Mar '16 8:26:43 PM Twentington
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** Before he got promoted to art director, Sam Viviano usually drew the parodies of animated works. And if he wasn't drawing them, Steve Smallwood was.

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** Before he got promoted to art director, Sam Viviano usually drew the parodies of animated works. And if he wasn't drawing them, Steve Smallwood was.


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** C. F. Payne drew a back cover gag in 1992, then returned to draw eight covers between 1996-2002.
11th Mar '16 8:01:43 PM Twentington
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* AuthorAppeal: Sometimes, certain parodies are taken up by artists and/or writers who particularly like the subject matter. For instance:
** Dick [=DeBartolo=], as he was once a writer for Creator/MarkGoodson Productions, writes most of the GameShow parodies.

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* AuthorAppeal: Sometimes, certain parodies are taken up by artists and/or writers who particularly like the subject matter.matter or are particularly skilled at it. For instance:
** Dick [=DeBartolo=], as he was once a writer whose other credits include question writing for Creator/MarkGoodson Productions, writes most of usually handled the GameShow parodies.



** Previously, Frank Jacobs was the go-to writer for music parodies. He also used to handle most of the comic strip parodies, usually with Bob Clarke serving as artist.

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** Previously, Frank Jacobs was the go-to writer for music and poem parodies. He also used to handle most of the comic strip parodies, usually with Bob Clarke (or occasionally Jack Rickard) serving as artist.



** [[http://madmumblings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=19234&sid=bce9507616e65485809f6408740a609d According to artist Tom Richmond]] on a ''MAD'' forum, Hermann Meija usually gets anything involving Creator/WilliamShatner because Shatner's likeness is hard to caricature properly when drawn by hand, but Mejia doesn't have that problem since he uses paints instead.
* AuthorAvatar: Several artists are - or were - known to do this. Dave Berg did it OnceAnEpisode, his "The Lighter Side" including a character named "Kaputnik" meant to be a caricature of himself. It has also been commonly done by Al Jaffee and Sergio Aragones.

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** Al Jaffee used to love doing articles with creative technical takes on things (such as an article on planned obsolescence that showed cutaway views of products to indicate humorous ways in which they are designed to fail).
** [[http://madmumblings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=19234&sid=bce9507616e65485809f6408740a609d According to artist Tom Richmond]] on a ''MAD'' forum, Hermann Meija usually gets to illustrate anything involving Creator/WilliamShatner because Shatner's likeness is hard to caricature properly when drawn by hand, but Mejia doesn't have that a problem since which Mejia does not have as he uses paints instead.
* AuthorAvatar: Several artists are - or were - known to do this. Dave Berg did it OnceAnEpisode, his "The Lighter Side" including a character named "Kaputnik" meant to be a caricature of himself. It has also been commonly done by Al Jaffee and Sergio Aragones.Aragonés.


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** Dave Manak wrote two back-cover gags in 1980 before returning to the mag between 1993-1997 to illustrate (and sometimes write) ''Spy Vs. Spy'' plus a couple one-offs (one of which did not surface until 2003).
** John Caldwell wrote a three-page gag in 1978, and wrote and drew a back cover gag in 1982, but didn't return until 1987.
** Ray Alma's first art credit was an article parodying Lollapalooza in 1996, and he didn't do anything else until 3 years later.
7th Mar '16 7:00:15 PM Twentington
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* GrandFinale: Parodied in "The Final ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' Episodes You Never Saw", which gives its own closure on the strip's recurring gags and characterizations (e.g. Linus gives up his SecurityBlanket to take up smoking as a new coping mechanism, Peppermint Patty and Marcy move to UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, Lucy gets a LiteralAssKicking for trying the football prank on Charlie Brown yet again, and Cherlie Brown puts Snoopy to sleep after getting fed up with his constant fantasizing).

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* GrandFinale: Parodied in "The Final ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' Episodes You Never Saw", which gives its own closure on the strip's recurring gags and characterizations (e.g. Linus gives up his SecurityBlanket to take up smoking as a new coping mechanism, Peppermint Patty and Marcy Marcie move to UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, Lucy gets a LiteralAssKicking for trying the football prank on Charlie Brown yet again, and Cherlie Charlie Brown puts Snoopy to sleep after getting fed up with his constant fantasizing).
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