History Series / MadTV

27th Mar '18 8:46:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* DatingServiceDisaster:
** There's the recurring "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Lowered Expectations]]", which involved some of the saddest, weirdest, or downright scariest people looking for love that you'd never want to meet.
** They also did a parody "Blind Date" show. The male contestant was O.J. Simpson. He was actually a real gentleman while his date kept expecting him to go AxCrazy at any second. At least until he thought he saw her with the maitre d'...
4th Mar '18 9:09:18 PM nombretomado
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* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: "Not Lance Henriksen" does this at the end of the ''[[SuddenlySusan Suddenly]] {{Series/Millennium}}'' sketch. Doubles as a BondOneLiner, too: "Cue laugh track."

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* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: "Not Lance Henriksen" does this at the end of the ''[[SuddenlySusan ''[[Series/SuddenlySusan Suddenly]] {{Series/Millennium}}'' sketch. Doubles as a BondOneLiner, too: "Cue laugh track."
3rd Mar '18 6:11:24 AM ironballs16
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* BigFun: One episode had a cold open where Will Sasso announces that he lost weight -- and as a result, he's not funny anymore. The solution: go on a feeding frenzy throughout the studio by eating from the craft tables, stealing from Girl Scouts, and (allegedly) microwaving a dog (he actually microwaves some ribs and tells the dog that he can't have any).

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* BigFun: One episode had a cold open where Will Sasso announces that he lost weight -- and as a result, he's not funny anymore. The solution: go on a feeding frenzy throughout the studio by eating from the craft tables, stealing from Girl Scouts, and (allegedly) apparently [[AndYourLittleDogToo microwaving a dog (he dog]]. [[spoiler: [[BaitAndSwitch He actually microwaves some ribs ribs]] and tells the dog that he can't have any).any]].
19th Feb '18 7:47:41 AM Sakubara
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* ClusterBleepBomb: There's a spoof where an episode of ''Series/TheSopranos'' is shown on a regular network with all the profanity and other risque material [[{{Bowdlerize}} rather conspicuously edited out]]. At one point there's 20 seconds of uninterrupted profanity between the mobsters, all bleeped out.

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* ClusterBleepBomb: There's a spoof where an episode of ''Series/TheSopranos'' is shown on a regular network (and for extra hilarity, specifically PAX TV) with all the profanity and other risque material [[{{Bowdlerize}} rather conspicuously edited out]]. At one point there's 20 seconds of uninterrupted profanity between the mobsters, all bleeped out.
30th Nov '17 11:32:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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** There was a similar one done with ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic''. In the first ending [[TheHeroDies the von Trapp family were shot and killed by the Nazis]] (which the audience was appaled by, [[InfantImmortality especially the children's deaths]]), in the second [[FaceHeelTurn the Von Trapps join the Nazis]] (this ending was popular only [[AllGermansAreNazis in Germany]], [[ArgentinaIsNaziland Argentina]], and parts of the US midwest), and in the last one the kids fight back with ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''-style superpowers.

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** There was a similar one done with ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic''. In the first ending [[TheHeroDies the von Trapp family were shot and killed by the Nazis]] (which the audience was appaled by, [[InfantImmortality especially the children's deaths]]), in the second [[FaceHeelTurn the Von Trapps join the Nazis]] (this ending was popular only [[AllGermansAreNazis in Germany]], [[ArgentinaIsNaziland Argentina]], and parts of the US midwest), and in the last one the kids fight back with ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''-style ''ComicBook/XMen''-style superpowers.
21st Nov '17 5:32:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* SubvertedKidsShow: ''CLOPS'' (where cartoon characters and childhood figures are arrested for various crimes), ''The Power-Slut Girls'' (a Powerpuff Girls parody featuring Tara Reid, Creator/BrittanyMurphy, and Creator/ParisHilton as crimefighting media whores -- now a FunnyAneurysmMoment due to Brittany Murphy's death), the parodies of the Rankin-Bass Christmas specials (''Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer'' and ''Santa Claus is Coming to Town'') that always seem to be crossed with violent Mafia films, like ''Film/TheGodfather'' and ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}'' (the 1983 version with Al Pacino), ''Dennis The Menace To Society'', the one-shot sketch ''The Ring-A-Rounds'' (a ''Wiggles'' parody that put a happy spin on such topics as divorce, post-partum depression, living with alcoholic parents, foster care, and childhood obesity) and the ''Series/SesameStreet'' parodies they did during the last few years of the show that dealt with such kid-unfriendly topics as avian flu, childhood obesity, plastic surgery, America's economic decline, sexual predators on the Internet, and Donald Trump's greed (which was in fact targeted in ''Sesame'''s 25th anniversary special with parody character Ronald Grump).

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* SubvertedKidsShow: SubvertedKidsShow:
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''CLOPS'' (where cartoon characters and childhood figures are arrested for various crimes), ''The Power-Slut Girls'' (a Powerpuff Girls parody featuring Tara Reid, Creator/BrittanyMurphy, and Creator/ParisHilton as crimefighting media whores -- now a FunnyAneurysmMoment due to Brittany Murphy's death), the parodies of the Rankin-Bass Christmas specials (''Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer'' and ''Santa Claus is Coming to Town'') that always seem to be crossed with violent Mafia films, like ''Film/TheGodfather'' and ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}'' (the 1983 version with Al Pacino), ''Dennis The Menace To Society'', the one-shot sketch ''The Ring-A-Rounds'' (a ''Wiggles'' parody that put a happy spin on such topics as divorce, post-partum depression, living with alcoholic parents, foster care, and childhood obesity) and the ''Series/SesameStreet'' parodies they did during the last few years of the show that dealt with such kid-unfriendly topics as avian flu, childhood obesity, plastic surgery, America's economic decline, sexual predators on the Internet, and Donald Trump's greed (which was in fact targeted in ''Sesame'''s 25th anniversary special with parody character Ronald Grump). Grump).
** Their Disney Princess sketch starts off like your standard Disney song, but then it's revealed that she's in South Central LA, running into bums, tranny hookers, and gangbangers, before going to a movie set to shoot "Snow White and the Seven Positions".
6th Sep '17 9:55:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* DrJerk: Series/DrPhil is parodied to be this in every sketch where he shows up (or just [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah]]'s lapdog if she's also present). His "advice" usually consists of insulting people or punching them in the face. Also, he's not really a doctor.
1st Aug '17 9:03:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* DoubleEntendre: In a ''Series/{{Chips}}'' spoof featuring several cast members from ''Series/That70sShow'', Creator/MilaKunis as DaChief does a marvelous one:
-->Things are gonna be different now that I'm in charge. Cause I'm really hands-on. I'm gonna be on top of you non-stop. I'm gonna be riding you so hard you'll be begging for mercy. There's no pulling out. I'm gonna work you all night long. You will wanna explode. But I won't let you quit until I'm satisfied!
31st Jul '17 2:20:12 AM PaulA
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*** ''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.

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*** ''Funkenstein'' parodies black remakes of monster movies like ''Film/{{Blacula}}'' and stars [[Film/{{Frankenstein}} [[Film/{{Frankenstein1931}} Funkenstein]] and his maker, Dr. Funkenstein, who encounter black parodies of the Franchise/UniversalHorror monsters, like [[Film/TheInvisibleMan the Invisible Man]] and werewolf hookers.
30th Jul '17 1:29:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlackIsBiggerInBed: Parodied in the "Flashlight" sketch, where two white guys whose car break down try to get a flashlight to work that requires shaking it for a while in a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything very masturbatory fashion]]. When they're interrupted by two cops (one black, one asian) who think they just ran into a bunch of gays trying to get their groove on, the black cop whips out an enormous flashlight that impresses the two white guys. In what can be considered the inverse ethnic stereotype, the asian cop then presents a recharchable penlight.
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