History Series / MadTV

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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!!''[=MadTV=]'' provides examples of:



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

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* AirGuitar: AirGuitar:
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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.
12th Jul '16 1:17:56 PM ironballs16
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* ATeamFiring: Parodied in a skit in which a veteran cop gets a new partner who's a rookie. The veteran cop is captured by a thug wielding a blade and the rookie tries to shoot the thug, only to hit his partner... repeatedly. The veteran suggests aiming for him instead of the thug and just ends up getting shot in the nut-sack. He declares that he'd rather take his chances with the blade, which is kind of dull, but the rookie cop insists he's not letting the thug get away. The thug eventually decides to leave the scene and he walks way. The rookie "pursues," but no matter how close he gets, he can't achieve the shot and the ricochet bounces to the veteran. The thug picks up a penny off the ground and leaves. The rookie cop calls for medical aid for the veteran, but reaches Domino's Pizza instead.

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* ATeamFiring: Parodied in a skit in which a veteran cop gets a new partner who's a rookie. The veteran cop is captured by a thug wielding a blade and the rookie tries to shoot the thug, only to hit his partner... repeatedly. The veteran suggests aiming for him instead of the thug and just ends up getting shot in the nut-sack. He declares that he'd rather take his chances with the blade, which is kind of dull, but the rookie cop insists he's not letting the thug get away. The thug eventually decides to leave the scene and he walks way. The rookie "pursues," but no matter how close he gets, he can't achieve the shot [[BizarreAndImprobableBallistics and the ricochet bounces to hit the veteran.veteran]]. The thug picks up a penny off the ground and leaves. The rookie cop calls for medical aid for the veteran, [[EpicFail but reaches Domino's Pizza instead.instead]].
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.
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