History Series / MADtv

2nd Dec '16 5:29:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* LatexPerfection: Parodied in a sketch spoofing Arnold Schwarzenegger in his new movie ''Stolen Identity 3'' ("Because sequels make more money at the box office!") where one of the Arnolds tries to tell his clone that he's the real one by pulling off his latex mask... to reveal the exact same face.

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* LatexPerfection: Parodied in a sketch spoofing Arnold Schwarzenegger in his new movie ''Stolen Identity 3'' ("Because sequels make more money at the box office!") where one of the Arnolds tries to tell his clone that he's the real one by pulling off his latex mask... to reveal the exact same face.face underneath.
2nd Dec '16 5:26:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* LatexPerfection: Parodied in a sketch spoofing Arnold Schwarzenegger in his new movie ''Stolen Identity 3'' ("Because sequels make more money at the box office!") where one of the Arnolds tries to tell his clone that he's the real one by pulling off his latex mask... to reveal the exact same face.
13th Nov '16 11:05:13 PM Cakeman
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: After he gets the bird flu, Big Bird dies by being doused in gasoline and then set on fire with a match. His victims are contrast are killed rather quickly and painlessly, judging from the huge amount of bodies that are in the wheelbarrow soon after he gets the bird flu.
5th Nov '16 12:23:34 PM nombretomado
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* LongRunners: At 14 seasons, this show is considered ''Saturday Night Live'''s longest-running rival sketch show and the longest-running sketch show ever aired on the FOX network (beating out ''InLivingColor'' as longest-running FOX sketch show, which ran for five seasons [[note]]and, according to most fans, was only funny for three or four[[/note]]).

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* LongRunners: At 14 seasons, this show is considered ''Saturday Night Live'''s longest-running rival sketch show and the longest-running sketch show ever aired on the FOX network (beating out ''InLivingColor'' ''Series/InLivingColor'' as longest-running FOX sketch show, which ran for five seasons [[note]]and, according to most fans, was only funny for three or four[[/note]]).
3rd Nov '16 3:15:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ChubbyChaser: There's a sketch where an incredibly fat woman complains to her boss that one of her coworkers is sexually harassing her, but he's incredibly snarky and skeptical because of her figure. When she produces a tape recording of her coworker coming on to her, it turns out he's a chubby chaser. The boss immediately fires him not for the harassment, but because he can't have someone working for him "who is completely out of his fucking mind".
15th Oct '16 6:02:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* IAmNotSpock: Parodied in-universe in a HalloweenEpisode featuring Creator/RobertEnglund, where everyone, much to his growing frustration, keeps referring to him as "that guy who played Willie in ''Series/{{V 1983}}''" instead of [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]].

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* IAmNotSpock: Parodied in-universe in a HalloweenEpisode featuring Creator/RobertEnglund, where everyone, much to his growing frustration, keeps referring to him as "that guy who played Willie in ''Series/{{V 1983}}''" ''Series/{{V|1983}}''" instead of [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]].
15th Oct '16 6:02:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* IAmNotSpock: Parodied in-universe in a HalloweenEpisode featuring Creator/RobertEnglund, where everyone, much to his growing frustration, keeps referring to him as "that guy who played Willie in ''Series/{{V}}''" instead of [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]].

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* IAmNotSpock: Parodied in-universe in a HalloweenEpisode featuring Creator/RobertEnglund, where everyone, much to his growing frustration, keeps referring to him as "that guy who played Willie in ''Series/{{V}}''" ''Series/{{V 1983}}''" instead of [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]].
5th Aug '16 4:13:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* WhichMe: In an Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger spoof where he features in a movie called ''Stolen Identity 3'', [[Film/TheSixthDay Arnold and his clones]] get into endless arguments that basically go "Are you me or am I you?" "I'm not me! I'm you!" "Who am I if I'm not me?!"
31st Jul '16 9:00:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* EverythingIsRacist: The attitude Bunifa takes whenever something doesn't go her way.

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* EverythingIsRacist: EverythingIsRacist:
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The attitude Bunifa takes whenever something doesn't go her way.way.
** In the ''[[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Malcolm X in the Middle]]'' spoof, some of UsefulNotes/MalcolmX's rhetoric is of this sort when he complains about how pool and brushing your teeth are racist.
26th Jul '16 6:59:40 PM Pichu-kun
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There have been claims that the show will seek new life on cable TV; though, as of 2013, the only evidence of a ''[=MADtv=]'' revival on cable can be found on the Creator/CartoonNetwork animated sketch show ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'', which was cancelled in 2014. However, all is not lost. The CW is looking to revive the series in 2016. No word yet on whether the cast members from the final season will be brought back or if new cast members will be hired.

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There have been claims that the show will seek new life on cable TV; though, as of 2013, the only evidence of a ''[=MADtv=]'' revival on cable can be found on the Creator/CartoonNetwork animated sketch show ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'', which was cancelled in 2014. However, all is not lost. The CW is looking to revive Creator/TheCW revived the series in 2016. No word yet on whether the cast members from the final season will be brought back or if new cast members will be hired.
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* AirGuitar: A shop sold those. A thief failed to steal one used by Music/JimiHendrix.

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A shop sold those. A thief failed to steal one used by Music/JimiHendrix.



* ArtifactTitle: The show never had much to do with Magazine/{{MAD}} to begin with, but at least they tried at first (the ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'' animated sketches, Alfred E. Neuman prominently appearing in the opening titles). Before long, though, even these token references were dropped.

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The show never had much to do with Magazine/{{MAD}} to begin with, but at least they tried at first (the ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'' animated sketches, Alfred E. Neuman prominently appearing in the opening titles). Before long, though, even these token references were dropped.



** In the last season, there was a sketch where Batman (played by Matt Braunger) tries to fight crime with gadgets, but because how bad the U.S. economy has become, Batman's gadgets have become crude and homemade. While it ''is'' funny, any ''Batman'' fan can (and will) tell you that Batman hasn't been a gadget-heavy superhero since the campy 1960s series with Creator/AdamWest.

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** In the last season, there was a sketch where Batman (played by Matt Braunger) tries to fight crime with gadgets, but because how bad the U.S. economy has become, Batman's gadgets have become crude and homemade. While it ''is'' funny, any ''Batman'' fan can (and will) tell you that Batman hasn't been a gadget-heavy superhero since the campy [[Series/{{Batman}} 1960s series series]] with Creator/AdamWest.
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