History Trivia / MAD

29th Apr '16 5:28:03 AM DesertDragon
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: In their article "The 50 Worst Things About the Internet", one of the captions showed a family huddled around their tiny computer monitor watching a movie on Netflix, while their big beautiful flatscreen TV sat in the living room unused. The issue came out in 2009; nowadays there are multiple ways to stream video sites through your television (even back then, they could have plugged the computer into the TV with an HDMI cable if they ''really'' wanted to). Hell, many TV's now have wifi connectivity, eliminating the need for a middleman altogether.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: In their article "The 50 Worst Things About the Internet", one of the captions showed a family huddled around their tiny computer monitor watching a movie on Netflix, while their big beautiful flatscreen TV sat in the living room unused. The issue came out in 2009; nowadays there are multiple ways to stream video sites through your television (even back then, they the family could have plugged the computer into the TV with an HDMI cable if they ''really'' wanted to). Hell, many TV's now have wifi connectivity, eliminating the need for a middleman altogether.
29th Apr '16 5:27:21 AM DesertDragon
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* AccidentallyAccurate: They once did a parody of ''ComicStrip/{{Cathy}}'' called ''Amy!'', which depicted Music/AmyWinehouse hiding drugs in her beehive hairdo. Then someone filmed her pulling a vial of cocaine from their hair, and suddenly, it's like they knew.

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* AccidentallyAccurate: They once did a parody of ''ComicStrip/{{Cathy}}'' called ''Amy!'', which depicted Music/AmyWinehouse hiding drugs in her beehive hairdo. Then someone filmed her pulling a vial of cocaine from their her hair, and suddenly, suddenly it's like they knew.knew


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* TechnologyMarchesOn: In their article "The 50 Worst Things About the Internet", one of the captions showed a family huddled around their tiny computer monitor watching a movie on Netflix, while their big beautiful flatscreen TV sat in the living room unused. The issue came out in 2009; nowadays there are multiple ways to stream video sites through your television (even back then, they could have plugged the computer into the TV with an HDMI cable if they ''really'' wanted to). Hell, many TV's now have wifi connectivity, eliminating the need for a middleman altogether.
26th Apr '16 7:48:57 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Very many freelance artists and writers have worked for the magazine, so their art is often recognizable outside it.
** Mort Drucker, Jack Davis, Bob Clarke, and Bob Jones (among others) are all freelance artists who have done countless ads. In fact, when they did a parody of the Esso "tiger in your tank" ads, they almost had Bob Jones draw it until they realized that Jones drew the ''real'' ad.
** Paul Coker was a character designer for Creator/RankinBassProductions. His loose, scratchy style is quite recognizable.
** Creator/SergioAragones is also known for his ''Groo'' comic.
** Former ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' writer Michael Gallagher shows up now and then, as did his onetime collaborator, artist Dave Manak (who handled ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'' for a while).
** Several notables have drawn at least one cover each: fantasy artists Creator/BorisVallejo and Creator/FrankFrazetta, movie poster illustrator Drew Struzan, and even ''TheTodayShow'' chimp mascot J. Fred Muggs.
** Chevy Chase wrote one pre-''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' piece that got published, a back cover "TV Scenes We'd Like to See" parody of ''Series/MissionImpossible'' in which Jim Phelps gets fired. As a bonus, it was also one of only two ''Mad'' pieces drawn by John Cullen Murphy (''ComicStrip/PrinceValiant'', ''Big Ben Bolt'').
** Not only did Wally Wood create Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'s iconic costume and the infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Disneyland_Memorial_Orgy Disneyland Memorial Orgy]] poster, he was also one of the founding artists of ''Mad''.
** Founding editor Harvey Kurtzman and founding artist Will Elder later on became the artists behind the Little Annie Fanny strips in ''Playboy''.
** Writer Dick [=DeBartolo=] is the host of the ''Daily Giz Wiz'' podcast, and was a longtime question-writer for ''Series/MatchGame''.
** Several artists and writers and artists jumped ship from ''Mad'' to its rival ''Magazine/{{Cracked}}''. Most notably, artist John Severin left ''Mad'' shortly before the end of the comics era, and quickly became the flagship artist of ''Cracked''. Longtime writer Lou Silverstone also left for ''Cracked'' in 1990, as did Don Martin (of all people!).



* HeyItsThatVoice: TaraStrong shows up a few times in the third episode.
*** She even reprises her role as Bubbles in ''[[TwoBrokeGirls 2 Broke]] [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Powerpuff Girls]]''.
*** She even returns as [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] in one episode.
*** Creator/TomKane reprises his role has [[{{Satan}} Him]]. His attempt at imitating the narrator does sound more like Professor Utonium.
** GreyDeLisle seems to be a full-time voice.
** Creator/JasonMarsden in various sketches from episodes 5 and later.
*** He voices the "Not Even Doom Music" Cat just like a certain [[TheGarfieldShow other gray cat]] in ''Thunder WebOriginal/LOLCats''.
** Julia [=McIlvaine=] ([[WesternAnimation/KaBlam June]]) has lent her voice to Bambi, Sam Sparks in the ''{{iCarly}}'' parodies, and Cruella De Vil.
** Dana Snyder ([[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Master Shake]], [[{{Chowder}} Gazpacho]]) appears in a few episodes as a [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros Goomba]] and WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} [[Creator/BenjaminFranklin Franklin]].
** Gary Anthony Williams ([[WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks Uncle Ruckus]], [[StrokerAndHoop Coroner Rick]]) is also a regular voice actor.
** Creator/DiedrichBader has appeared in several episodes.
** On the art style of things, the StopMotion sequences are animated by Screen Novelties, who did the same animation for ''{{Chowder}}'', and one of the most frequent animators is [[WesternAnimation/ElTigre Jorge R. Guiterrez.]]
** ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' alumni Seth Green and Breckin Meyer appear in the second season.
** Music/AndrewWK voices himself in ''Destroy, WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder, Destroy''.
** KathSoucie voiced Rainbow Dash in ''My Little War Horse''.
** In Portugal, one of the stock voices of MAD returned as James from Anime/{{Pokemon}}, which is incredibly rare.
** Creator/GilbertGottfried is Linkong and [[Series/CrashAndBernstein Crash]]
*** As for Brazil, the dubbing director [[ParodyAssistance gathered most of the original actors of whatever TV show or movie is being parodied for a more authentic experience]].
** Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas does voices in a couple episodes, even reprising his role of [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Leonardo]] in one sketch.
21st Apr '16 10:33:51 AM ParkedCarAnne
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* OldShame: ''Mad'' lent its name to an ''Film/AnimalHouse''-style comedy, ''Film/UpTheAcademy''. After it did poorly at the box office, ''Mad'' was quick to disown it, and wrote a two-page satire of their own movie, which ended with the entire staff fictitiously quitting in shame. William M. Gaines also paid Warner Bros. $30,000 to remove every reference to ''Mad'' from the movie. However, following being more integrated in the TW corporate culture after Gaine's death, (as compared to their relative freedom under Gaines during the Warner Communications/early Time Warner years), the references were restored on all recent TV airings and the DVD. But it's still OldShame to the ''Mad'' staff.

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* OldShame: ''Mad'' lent its name to an ''Film/AnimalHouse''-style comedy, ''Film/UpTheAcademy''. After it did poorly at the box office, ''Mad'' was quick to disown it, and wrote a two-page satire of their own movie, which ended with the entire staff fictitiously quitting in shame. William M. Gaines also paid Warner Bros. $30,000 to remove every reference to ''Mad'' from the movie. However, following being more integrated in the TW Time-Warner corporate culture after Gaine's Gaines's death, (as compared to their relative freedom under Gaines during the Warner Communications/early Time Warner years), the references were restored on all recent TV airings and the DVD. But Despite this, it's still OldShame to the ''Mad'' staff.



* DevelopmentHell: ''MAD'' has not been renewed for a fifth season despite Cartoon Network not officially declaring the show's cancellation. Since the show is off Cartoon Network's schedule as of 2014, it seems as if it's gone for good.

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* DevelopmentHell: ''MAD'' has not been renewed for a fifth season despite Cartoon Network not officially declaring the show's cancellation. Since the show is off Cartoon Network's schedule as of 2014, 2015 and Cartoon Network is focusing on other shows (some of which are LighterAndSofter), it seems as if it's gone for good.



** Julia [=McIlvaine=] ([[WesternAnimation/KaBlam June]]) has lent her voice to Bambi, Sam Sparks, and Cruella De Vil.

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** Julia [=McIlvaine=] ([[WesternAnimation/KaBlam June]]) has lent her voice to Bambi, Sam Sparks, Sparks in the ''{{iCarly}}'' parodies, and Cruella De Vil.
11th Mar '16 8:14:06 PM Twentington
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Dick [=DeBartolo=] was working for Creator/MarkGoodson Productions when he was tapped to write the ''FamilyFeud'' parody. Naturally, he took that opportunity to knock down ''every'' trope that show presented (and submitted the parody under a pen name).

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Dick [=DeBartolo=] was working for Creator/MarkGoodson Productions when he was tapped to write the ''FamilyFeud'' ''Series/FamilyFeud'' parody. Naturally, he took that opportunity to knock down ''every'' trope that show presented (and submitted the parody under a pen name).
* YouLookFamiliar: Certain contributors have returned after a long gap. Most notably, Will Elder and Harvey Kurtzman returned to illustrate some articles in The Eighties, and artist Joe Orlando, a semi-regular between 1957-1969, returned for four articles in 1997.



* MilestoneCelebration: Reached it's 100th episode on Nov 11, 2013
7th Mar '16 6:57:37 PM Twentington
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* FollowTheLeader: The magazine's success inspired a succession of copycats, including ''Magazine/{{Cracked}}'' and countless others, many of which even had {{Expy}}s of Alfred E. Neuman as their mascots (and many of which lasted for only a few issues). William Gaines supposedly kept a voodoo doll that had pins marked with the names of ''Mad'' knockoffs; by his death in 1992, only the ''Cracked'' pin remained.
** Gaines even launched his own rip-off, ''Panic''.
28th Feb '16 11:18:27 AM nombretomado
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*** Creator/TomKane reprises his role has [[{{Satan}} Him]]. His attempt at immitating the narrator does sound more like Professor Utonium.

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*** Creator/TomKane reprises his role has [[{{Satan}} Him]]. His attempt at immitating imitating the narrator does sound more like Professor Utonium.



** Gary Anthony Williams ([[TheBoondocks Uncle Ruckus]], [[StrokerAndHoop Coroner Rick]]) is also a regular voice actor.

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** Gary Anthony Williams ([[TheBoondocks ([[WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks Uncle Ruckus]], [[StrokerAndHoop Coroner Rick]]) is also a regular voice actor.
20th Nov '15 6:17:18 AM StFan
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* AccidentallyAccurate: They once did a parody of ''{{Cathy}}'' called ''Amy!'', which depicted AmyWinehouse hiding drugs in her beehive hairdo. Then someone filmed her pulling a vial of cocaine from their hair, and suddenly, it's like they knew.

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* AccidentallyAccurate: They once did a parody of ''{{Cathy}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Cathy}}'' called ''Amy!'', which depicted AmyWinehouse Music/AmyWinehouse hiding drugs in her beehive hairdo. Then someone filmed her pulling a vial of cocaine from their hair, and suddenly, it's like they knew.
14th Nov '15 4:32:26 PM nombretomado
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** ''RobotChicken'' alumni Seth Green and Breckin Meyer appear in the second season.

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** ''RobotChicken'' ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' alumni Seth Green and Breckin Meyer appear in the second season.
5th Nov '15 12:35:18 PM hamza678
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** On the art style of things, the StopMotion sequences are animated by Screen Novelties, who did the same animation for ''{{Chowder}}'', and one of the most frequent animators is [[ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera Jorge R. Guiterrez.]]

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** On the art style of things, the StopMotion sequences are animated by Screen Novelties, who did the same animation for ''{{Chowder}}'', and one of the most frequent animators is [[ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera [[WesternAnimation/ElTigre Jorge R. Guiterrez.]]
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