History Series / MADtv

19th Apr '16 4:04:19 PM Delphi
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* WishfulProjection: "The Average Asian", in which a completely ordinary Asian guy is expected to act like an Asian stereotype.

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* WishfulProjection: "The Average Asian", in which a completely ordinary Asian guy is expected to act like an Asian stereotype. Ironically, this was one of Bobby Lee's few roles that ''wasn't'' some sort of Asian stereotype.
11th Apr '16 12:50:38 PM ParkedCarAnne
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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.

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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.
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.
9th Apr '16 11:13:24 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''[=MADtv=] Ruined My Life: The Sketches That Shocked A Nation'': A highlight of the show's raunchiest and most outrageous sketches (set up like an episode of ''The Jerry Springer Show''). Also includes information on a deleted sketch from season one called ''[[SchindlersList Schindler's Lost]]'' that was TooHotForTV and can now be seen on the Internet.

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** ''[=MADtv=] Ruined My Life: The Sketches That Shocked A Nation'': A highlight of the show's raunchiest and most outrageous sketches (set up like an episode of ''The Jerry Springer Show''). Also includes information on a deleted sketch from season one called ''[[SchindlersList ''[[Film/SchindlersList Schindler's Lost]]'' that was TooHotForTV and can now be seen on the Internet.
24th Mar '16 12:05:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: There's a sketch wherein a criminal who's on trial for armed robbery readily confesses a laundry list of crimes that includes assault, murder, arson, drug dealing, counterfeiting, and slavery, but doesn't want to be known as a robber.
21st Mar '16 9:13:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* BuxomIsBetter: Parodied in a ''Series/GhostWhisperer'' spoof where the ghosts are all distracted by Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt's breasts.
17th Jan '16 8:20:25 AM Exxolon
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''[=MADtv=]'' is a SketchComedy show that aired on FOX on Saturday nights at 11:00 Eastern Standard Time [[note]]A full 30 minutes before ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', a fact that was lampshaded on a "[=MADtv=]" cold opening sketch where George W. Bush [played by Will Sasso] calls out ''SNL'''s Chris Kattan for his movie "Corky Romano"[[/note]]. It was on the air for 14 seasons, running from 1995 to 2009 on the FOX Network. The show was [[InspiredBy based on]] ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' magazine [[InNameOnly despite having next to nothing to do with it]] after the third season. The show was produced for Fox by [[Creator/WarnerBros Warner Bros. Television]], a sister company to ''MAD'' as Time Warner owns both.

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''[=MADtv=]'' '''''[=MADtv=]''''' is a SketchComedy show that aired on FOX on Saturday nights at 11:00 Eastern Standard Time [[note]]A full 30 minutes before ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', a fact that was lampshaded on a "[=MADtv=]" cold opening sketch where George W. Bush [played by Will Sasso] calls out ''SNL'''s Chris Kattan for his movie "Corky Romano"[[/note]]. It was on the air for 14 seasons, running from 1995 to 2009 on the FOX Network. The show was [[InspiredBy based on]] ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' magazine [[InNameOnly despite having next to nothing to do with it]] after the third season. The show was produced for Fox by [[Creator/WarnerBros Warner Bros. Television]], a sister company to ''MAD'' as Time Warner owns both.
21st Dec '15 3:42:36 PM najhoant
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* StylisticSuck: [[BadBadActing Every]] [[HerCodeNameWasMarySue single]] [[MyLittlePanzer Spishak]] [[UpToEleven product]] [[KitschyLocalCommercial ad.]]

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[[BadBadActing Every]] [[HerCodeNameWasMarySue single]] [[MyLittlePanzer Spishak]] [[UpToEleven product]] [[KitschyLocalCommercial ad.]]]]
** The [[ShowWithinAShow fake movies and TV series]] shown in the ''Prehistoric Glamazon Huntress A.D.'', ''[[BlaxploitationParody Dolemite]]'' and ''Funkenstein'' segments. While they parody different genres, they usually all involve [[BadBadActing awful acting]], inexplicable plot developments and [[invoked]][[SpecialEffectsFailure terrible special effects]] that have to be seen to be believed.
*** ''Funkenstein'' parodies black remakes of monster movies like ''Film/{{Blacula}}'' and stars [[Film/{{Frankenstein}} Funkenstein]] and his maker, Dr. Funkenstein, who encounter black parodies of the Franchise/UniversalHorror monsters, like [[Film/TheInvisibleMan the Invisible Man]] and werewolf hookers.
*** ''Dolemite'' parodies [[BlaxploitationParody blaxploitation movies]] such as, well, ''Film/{{Dolemite}}''.
*** ''Prehistoric Glamazon Huntress A.D.'' parodies action-fantasy series with [[ActionGirl female protagonists]] like ''Series/{{Sheena}}'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' and is about two Cro-Magnon sisters, a present-day fashion model, and Zamula, a scientist from the future [[AccentUponTheWrongSyllable who can't pronounce words properly]], who are transported into the past and transformed into "Glamazon Huntresses".
2nd Dec '15 4:41:56 AM MoonlightBomber
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* PornNames: The "Bureau of Porn Star Registration" skit has male porn star aspirants register their names, only to get their names rejected because they were already taken.
2nd Dec '15 2:48:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* HockeyMaskAndChainsaw: In the "[[Film/{{Apollo 13}} Apollo the 13th]]: When Jason Takes NASA" sketch, hockey-mask wearing Jason Voorhees invades the moon shuttle and kills people wielding a chainsaw.
27th Nov '15 4:51:21 PM nombretomado
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''[=MADtv=]'' is a SketchComedy show that aired on FOX on Saturday nights at 11:00 Eastern Standard Time [[note]]A full 30 minutes before ''SaturdayNightLive'', a fact that was lampshaded on a "[=MADtv=]" cold opening sketch where George W. Bush [played by Will Sasso] calls out ''SNL'''s Chris Kattan for his movie "Corky Romano"[[/note]]. It was on the air for 14 seasons, running from 1995 to 2009 on the FOX Network. The show was [[InspiredBy based on]] ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' magazine [[InNameOnly despite having next to nothing to do with it]] after the third season. The show was produced for Fox by [[Creator/WarnerBros Warner Bros. Television]], a sister company to ''MAD'' as Time Warner owns both.

The show, after serving 14 years as ''SaturdayNightLive'''s rival, was canceled by FOX in 2009, due to low ratings, budget constraints, and the surge in popularity ''SNL'' experienced from the 2008 Presidential election.

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''[=MADtv=]'' is a SketchComedy show that aired on FOX on Saturday nights at 11:00 Eastern Standard Time [[note]]A full 30 minutes before ''SaturdayNightLive'', ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', a fact that was lampshaded on a "[=MADtv=]" cold opening sketch where George W. Bush [played by Will Sasso] calls out ''SNL'''s Chris Kattan for his movie "Corky Romano"[[/note]]. It was on the air for 14 seasons, running from 1995 to 2009 on the FOX Network. The show was [[InspiredBy based on]] ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' magazine [[InNameOnly despite having next to nothing to do with it]] after the third season. The show was produced for Fox by [[Creator/WarnerBros Warner Bros. Television]], a sister company to ''MAD'' as Time Warner owns both.

The show, after serving 14 years as ''SaturdayNightLive'''s ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s rival, was canceled by FOX in 2009, due to low ratings, budget constraints, and the surge in popularity ''SNL'' experienced from the 2008 Presidential election.
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