History Trivia / MadTV

24th Feb '17 12:44:08 AM jormis29
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** Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele were originally hired with the intention of FOX picking only one of them to be in the next season's cast, but the two had such great chemistry both separately and together that FOX decided to pick them both.

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** Keegan-Michael Key Creator/KeeganMichaelKey and Jordan Peele Creator/JordanPeele were originally hired with the intention of FOX picking only one of them to be in the next season's cast, but the two had such great chemistry both separately and together that FOX decided to pick them both.
6th Sep '16 9:19:11 PM DesertDragon
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: One of the regular skits in the show's early seasons was "Lowered Expectations", a video dating service for..."troubled" individuals. But even in the mid-90's, the concept was starting to feel dated what with online dating on the rise, and the skit was retired by the end of the decade.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: One of the regular skits in the show's early seasons was "Lowered Expectations", a video dating service for..."troubled" individuals. But even in the mid-90's, the concept video dating was starting to feel becoming...dated what with online dating sites on the rise, and the skit was retired by the end of the decade.
20th May '16 8:42:15 AM DesertDragon
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20th May '16 8:42:14 AM DesertDragon
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: One of the regular skits in the show's early seasons was "Lowered Expectations", a video dating service for..."troubled" individuals. But even in the mid-90's, the concept was starting to feel dated what with online dating on the rise, and the skit was retired by the end of the decade.
18th May '16 6:44:54 AM pgj1997
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: For a time, the only [=DVD=]s ''Series/MADtv'' had out were the complete season one set and a compilation special called ''The Best of Seasons 8, 9, and 10''. Despite a preview for the second season DVD, Warner Bros. decided not to release any more [=DVD=]s for the show due to low sales. ShoutFactory picked up the slack and released seasons two, three, and four on DVD, but then stopped for the same reason Warner Bros. did. And don't bother looking for it on television, since Creator/ComedyCentral stopped airing the show in 2010 (it didn't even air the last couple of seasons [12 to 14], though Canada's Comedy Network aired season 12 before pulling the show) and no other channel has aired it since [[note]]in contrast, ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' is now airing on Logo, VH1, and is back airing on Comedy Central, along with some hour-long reruns of past season episodes on NBC, a collection of memorable sketches on NBC's webpage, Hulu, and on Yahoo Screen, and a memorable stint on Netflix and [=Xfinity=] On-Demand's Streampix[[/note]]. YouTube seems to be the only place anyone can find ''MADtv'' sketches (albeit ones with Comedy Central station identification bugs or Dutch subtitles), and iTunes store only has full episodes of the last two seasons available.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: For a time, the only [=DVD=]s ''Series/MADtv'' had out were the complete season one set and a compilation special called ''The Best of Seasons 8, 9, and 10''. Despite a preview for the second season DVD, Warner Bros. decided not to release any more [=DVD=]s for the show due to low sales. ShoutFactory Creator/ShoutFactory picked up the slack and released seasons two, three, and four on DVD, but then stopped for the same reason Warner Bros. did. And don't bother looking for it on television, since Creator/ComedyCentral stopped airing the show in 2010 (it didn't even air the last couple of seasons [12 to 14], though Canada's Comedy Network aired season 12 before pulling the show) and no other channel has aired it since [[note]]in contrast, ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' is now airing on Logo, VH1, and is back airing on Comedy Central, along with some hour-long reruns of past season episodes on NBC, a collection of memorable sketches on NBC's webpage, Hulu, and on Yahoo Screen, and a memorable stint on Netflix and [=Xfinity=] On-Demand's Streampix[[/note]]. YouTube seems to be the only place anyone can find ''MADtv'' sketches (albeit ones with Comedy Central station identification bugs or Dutch subtitles), and iTunes store only has full episodes of the last two seasons available.
29th Apr '16 1:07:03 PM Doug86
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: For a time, the only [=DVD=]s ''Series/MADtv'' had out were the complete season one set and a compilation special called ''The Best of Seasons 8, 9, and 10''. Despite a preview for the second season DVD, Warner Bros. decided not to release any more [=DVD=]s for the show due to low sales. ShoutFactory picked up the slack and released seasons two, three, and four on DVD, but then stopped for the same reason Warner Bros. did. And don't bother looking for it on television, since Creator/ComedyCentral stopped airing the show in 2010 (it didn't even air the last couple of seasons [12 to 14], though Canada's Comedy Network aired season 12 before pulling the show) and no other channel has aired it since [[note]]in contrast, ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' is now airing on Logo, VH1, and is back airing on ComedyCentral, along with some hour-long reruns of past season episodes on NBC, a collection of memorable sketches on NBC's webpage, Hulu, and on Yahoo Screen, and a memorable stint on Netflix and [=Xfinity=] On-Demand's Streampix[[/note]]. YouTube seems to be the only place anyone can find ''MADtv'' sketches (albeit ones with Comedy Central station identification bugs or Dutch subtitles), and iTunes store only has full episodes of the last two seasons available.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: For a time, the only [=DVD=]s ''Series/MADtv'' had out were the complete season one set and a compilation special called ''The Best of Seasons 8, 9, and 10''. Despite a preview for the second season DVD, Warner Bros. decided not to release any more [=DVD=]s for the show due to low sales. ShoutFactory picked up the slack and released seasons two, three, and four on DVD, but then stopped for the same reason Warner Bros. did. And don't bother looking for it on television, since Creator/ComedyCentral stopped airing the show in 2010 (it didn't even air the last couple of seasons [12 to 14], though Canada's Comedy Network aired season 12 before pulling the show) and no other channel has aired it since [[note]]in contrast, ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' is now airing on Logo, VH1, and is back airing on ComedyCentral, Comedy Central, along with some hour-long reruns of past season episodes on NBC, a collection of memorable sketches on NBC's webpage, Hulu, and on Yahoo Screen, and a memorable stint on Netflix and [=Xfinity=] On-Demand's Streampix[[/note]]. YouTube seems to be the only place anyone can find ''MADtv'' sketches (albeit ones with Comedy Central station identification bugs or Dutch subtitles), and iTunes store only has full episodes of the last two seasons available.
28th Apr '16 7:49:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy and RetroactiveRecognition - Alex Borstein (the voice of Lois Griffin on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', and Queen Machina in ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'') was a ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' cast member. In fact, she had a news reporter character on ''[=MADtv=]'' who sounded like Tricia Takanawa and always addressed Diane ([[Creator/NicoleSullivan Lawyer-Trabajo]], not Simmons) in her reports, even asking where Diane was in a news sketch after Creator/NicoleSullivan had left.
** Creator/PhilLaMarr also falls under this. Before he did voice acting in shows like ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' (as the title character) and ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' (as Jamaican accountant Hermes Conrad), he was a cast member on ''[=MADtv=]'' (though before ''[=MADtv=]'', he had a small, but memorable role in ''Film/PulpFiction'' [which explains why in the show's parody called "Gump Fiction," [[ActorAllusion LaMarr screamed]], [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace "Not again!"]])
** Indeed, several of ''[=MADtv=]'''s actors have found successful careers in voice acting (with the exception of Taran Killam[[note]]who is currently on ''Saturday Night Live''[[/note]], Jeff Richards[[note]]who was on ''SNL'', then left for different projects[[/note]], Will Sasso[[note]]whose recent credit was as Curly Howard on the movie adaptation of ''The Three Stooges''[[/note]], Matt Braunger, and Bobby Lee[[note]]both of whom have mostly been doing stand-up since ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' ended[[/note]]). Unfortunately, many of the later performers (like Crista Flanagan and Nicole Parker) have found themselves stuck in the Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg movies or on failed and/or short-lived Creator/ComedyCentral shows (with ''Key & Peele'' being the exception to the rule, as it was praised for being the best sketch show on the network since ''Series/ChappellesShow'').
** Mo Collins[[note]]on ''MADtv'' from season four to season nine. Her recurring characters include Stuart's mom, Doreen, gross, confused middle-aged woman Lorraine, and Trina, an unlucky woman who almost marries her long-lost brother. Her celebrity impressions include Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary Hart, Mary Tyler Moore, Madonna, Cher, Barbara Bush, Shakira, Pamela Anderson-Lee, and Jenny Jones, and most of her sketches had her paired up with Michael [=McDonald=][[/note]] is currently RecurringCharacter Joan Callamezzo on ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''. Joan has a somewhat antagonistic relationship with the main character Leslie Knope, played by Creator/AmyPoehler. So essentially, a ''[=MADtv=]'' alum is playing the rival of an ''[=SNL=]'' alum (how apt).
** Ike Barinholtz (who was on the show from season eight to season 12; known for his impressions of Dane Cook, Nick Nolte, and Kevin Federline, and often paired up with Josh Meyers in sketches) was on this show before he was on ''Series/TheMindyProject''. He left after season 12 due to disputes with the executive producers and overall boredom with the show.
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