History WesternAnimation / MAD

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An animated parody show created by WarnerBros Animation, based on the iconic humor magazine ''Magazine/{{MAD}}''. Much like the magazine, ''Mad'' the TV series presents parodies on anything and everything. Each parody is rendered in a different style of animation, and few of the sketches last for more than a minute. Also, you get animated ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'' and Don Martin shorts. Basically, it's either a less [[CrossesTheLineTwice line-crossing]] version of ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' with a little bit of ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' or ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' if it stuck to the source material for longer than three seasons, was 15 minutes long, had more animated sketches than live-action sketches, and didn't feel like a [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent rip-off]] of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and ''Series/InLivingColor''.

It premiered on Creator/CartoonNetwork on September 6, 2010, right after the premiere of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''. It came back for what was intended to be a second season, according to TheOtherWiki, premiering on February 8, 2011. However, it was later re-categorized into Season 1, and the actual second season premiered on August 22, 2011. After four seasons and 103 episodes, ''MAD'' was not renewed for a fifth season.

This show is not to be confused with the FOX sketch show ''Series/{{MADtv}}'', though, according to TheOtherWiki, ''MAD'' is actually the revived and revamped version of that show promised to appear following its 2009 cancellation.

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An animated parody show created by WarnerBros Animation, based on the iconic humor magazine ''Magazine/{{MAD}}''. Much like the magazine, ''Mad'' the TV series presents parodies on of movies, TV shows, and pretty much anything currently happening in life and everything.in pop culture. Each parody is rendered in a different style of animation, and few of the sketches last for more than a minute. Also, you get animated ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'' and Don Martin shorts. Basically, it's either a less [[CrossesTheLineTwice line-crossing]] version of ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' with a little bit of ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' or ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' if it stuck to the source material for longer than three seasons, was 15 minutes long, long instead of an hour, had more animated sketches than live-action sketches, was made for kids (but had a PeripheryDemographic of 20-somethings and older teens), and didn't feel like a [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent rip-off]] of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and ''Series/InLivingColor''.

It premiered on Creator/CartoonNetwork on September 6, 2010, right after the premiere of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''.''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' around the time that Cartoon Network was trying to revamp itself after its disastrous "CN Real" phase. It came back for what was intended to be a second season, according to TheOtherWiki, premiering on February 8, 2011. However, it was later re-categorized into Season 1, and the actual second season premiered on August 22, 2011. After four seasons and 103 episodes, ''MAD'' was not renewed for a fifth season.

This show is not to be confused with the FOX sketch show ''Series/{{MADtv}}'', though, according to TheOtherWiki, ''MAD'' is actually the revived and revamped version considered an unofficial spin-off of that show promised to appear following its 2009 cancellation.
''Series/MADtv'' (along with ComedyCentral's ''KeyAndPeele''), as both shows were distributed by Warner Bros. Entertainment.



* AdamWesting: The show is starting to take a page from ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' and casting characters with the actor that plays them in other shows, such as Creator/DiedrichBader in many of the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' skits, Music/AndrewWK as himself, Matthew Lillard as [[ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated Shaggy]] and Creator/WillFriedle as Lion-LOL in ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} ThunderLOLcats]]''.

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* AdamWesting: The show is starting to take took a page from ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' and casting characters with the actor that plays them in other shows, such as Creator/DiedrichBader in many of the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' skits, Music/AndrewWK as himself, Matthew Lillard as [[ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated Shaggy]] and Creator/WillFriedle as Lion-LOL in ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} ThunderLOLcats]]''.
19th Apr '16 11:50:29 AM erforce
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* HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas: Played with in "Da Grinchy Code". It turns out that the characters investigating the crime, [[TheDaVinciCode Tom Hanks]], IndianaJones, and [[NationalTreasure Nicholas Cage]], actually stole the presents.

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* HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas: Played with in "Da Grinchy Code". It turns out that the characters investigating the crime, [[TheDaVinciCode [[Film/TheDaVinciCode Tom Hanks]], IndianaJones, Franchise/IndianaJones, and [[NationalTreasure [[Film/NationalTreasure Nicholas Cage]], actually stole the presents.



** "Super '80s" has a scene of Seth Green trying to crash a truck into a train full of 1980s pop culture icons, exclaiming, "If I can't [[WesternAnimation/RobotChicken have the '80s]], no one will!" Later, one of the children refers to {{Music/Madonna}} as the person Music/LadyGaga spent her career copying (then added that RussellBrand stole his act of being a comic weirdo from Weird Al Yankovic.). Also, an interviewee who looks like Michael Ian Black on ''[[ILoveTheExties I Love The '80s]]'' sadly comments that shows like ''I Love The '80s'' count as television. Finally, when the '80s icons go back to where they belong, they fly to [[spoiler: Creator/StevenSpielberg's house, because his career would die without such retro figures as IndianaJones]].

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** "Super '80s" has a scene of Seth Green trying to crash a truck into a train full of 1980s pop culture icons, exclaiming, "If I can't [[WesternAnimation/RobotChicken have the '80s]], no one will!" Later, one of the children refers to {{Music/Madonna}} as the person Music/LadyGaga spent her career copying (then added that RussellBrand stole his act of being a comic weirdo from Weird Al Yankovic.). Also, an interviewee who looks like Michael Ian Black on ''[[ILoveTheExties I Love The '80s]]'' sadly comments that shows like ''I Love The '80s'' count as television. Finally, when the '80s icons go back to where they belong, they fly to [[spoiler: Creator/StevenSpielberg's house, because his career would die without such retro figures as IndianaJones]].Franchise/IndianaJones]].



** The amnesiac protagonist of ''Cowboys & Alien Force'' says he ''wishes'' he could forget the last ''Indiana Jones'' movie (which was ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]'').

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** The amnesiac protagonist of ''Cowboys & Alien Force'' says he ''wishes'' he could forget the last ''Indiana Jones'' ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' movie (which was ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]'').
17th Apr '16 10:39:23 PM lalaTKG
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** The ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' [[Film/TheAdventuresOfTintin movie]] got a bit of a potshot in "My Little [[Film/WarHorse]]":

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** The ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' [[Film/TheAdventuresOfTintin movie]] got a bit of a potshot in "My Little [[Film/WarHorse]]":Film/WarHorse":
17th Apr '16 10:38:49 PM lalaTKG
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** The ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' [[Film/TheAdventuresOfTintin movie]] got a bit of a potshot in "My Little [[Film/WarHorse]]":
--> '''Ryan:''' Tintin! Stop what ever ''boring'' adventure you're doing and come with me!
19th Mar '16 1:57:20 PM nombretomado
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* EyesAlwaysShut: Their caricature of [[TheBigBangTheory Johnny Galecki/Leonard Hofstader]] falls under this category.
* FaceStealer: According to the "[[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox Fantastic]] MeganFox" sketch, Megan got her looks by stealing Creator/KristenStewart's hair, Creator/ScarlettJohansson's eyes, and Creator/AngelinaJolie's lips. Before this, she was an [[{{IncrediblyLamePun}} actual fox]].

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* EyesAlwaysShut: Their caricature of [[TheBigBangTheory [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Johnny Galecki/Leonard Hofstader]] falls under this category.
* FaceStealer: According to the "[[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox Fantastic]] MeganFox" Creator/MeganFox" sketch, Megan got her looks by stealing Creator/KristenStewart's hair, Creator/ScarlettJohansson's eyes, and Creator/AngelinaJolie's lips. Before this, she was an [[{{IncrediblyLamePun}} actual fox]].
14th Mar '16 5:52:48 PM Prfnoff
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* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Parodied in a short skit where [[WonderPets Ming-Ming]], who is in a spelling bee, spells 'serious' 'S-E-W-I-O-U-S', to which [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Elmuh Fudd]], who is the judge, tells her she's cowwect.

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* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Parodied in a short skit where [[WonderPets [[WesternAnimation/WonderPets Ming-Ming]], who is in a spelling bee, spells 'serious' 'S-E-W-I-O-U-S', to which [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Elmuh Fudd]], who is the judge, tells her she's cowwect.
14th Mar '16 7:09:22 AM MegaMarioMan
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* {{Nosebleed}}: The bully in "Naru210" gets one from Naruto's Sexy no Jutsu.

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* {{Nosebleed}}: The bully in "Naru210" "[=Naru210=]" gets one from Naruto's Sexy no Jutsu.



* TaughtByTelevision: The antagonist in Naru210 claims he beat Naruto in their (unseen) fight because he watched WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda [[SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes 27 times]].

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* TaughtByTelevision: The antagonist in Naru210 "[=Naru210=]" claims he beat Naruto in their (unseen) fight because he watched WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' [[SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes 27 times]].



*** ''Naru210'': ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and ''Series/BeverlyHills90210''

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*** ''Naru210'': ''[=Naru210=]'': ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and ''Series/BeverlyHills90210''
10th Mar '16 8:18:01 PM nombretomado
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*** ''Green Care Bear'': ''Film/GreenLantern'' and the ''CareBears''.

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*** ''Green Care Bear'': ''Film/GreenLantern'' and the ''CareBears''.''Franchise/CareBears''.
5th Mar '16 2:44:51 PM nombretomado
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** TheWatcher gives an awkward pause when CaptainAmerica asks if ''MAD'' will win an Emmy.

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** TheWatcher gives an awkward pause when CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica asks if ''MAD'' will win an Emmy.



** In "Comicbook/GhostRider [[Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol Protocol]]", Comicbook/GhostRider [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext buys a]] Creator/NicolasCage mask from [[CaptainAmerica The Red Skull]].

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** In "Comicbook/GhostRider [[Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol Protocol]]", Comicbook/GhostRider [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext buys a]] Creator/NicolasCage mask from [[CaptainAmerica The Red Skull]].the ComicBook/RedSkull.
21st Feb '16 11:45:50 AM nombretomado
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** In a parody of Film/TheAvengers, ''Poki'' tries to make Bruce Banner angry by making him watch AnnoyingOrange.

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** In a parody of Film/TheAvengers, ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', ''Poki'' tries to make Bruce Banner angry by making him watch AnnoyingOrange.
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