History YMMV / MAD

10th May '16 4:38:01 AM erforce
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!YMMV tropes related to the magazine:

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!YMMV tropes related to the TV series (the Cartoon Network one, not the FOX one):

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!YMMV !!YMMV tropes related to the TV series (the Cartoon Network one, not the FOX one):



** ''Beauty Tips with Megan Fox''. And not just the scene where [[spoiler: Megan Fox [[Film/{{Terminator}} turns out to be a cyborg]] ]], but her overall appearance makes her look like she crawled from the deepest trenches of the UncannyValley. The photo cut-out head and cartoon lips and eyebrows look really bizarre.

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** ''Beauty Tips with Megan Fox''. And not just the scene where [[spoiler: Megan Fox [[Film/{{Terminator}} [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} turns out to be a cyborg]] ]], but her overall appearance makes her look like she crawled from the deepest trenches of the UncannyValley. The photo cut-out head and cartoon lips and eyebrows look really bizarre.
9th Mar '16 4:06:42 PM AustinCarver13
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* CanonSue: The Grey Spy in ''Spy vs. Spy'' would always win whenever she appeared. In those strips, the Black and White Spies would [[FemmeFatale fall in love with her]], and out of respect for women, she had to beat both of them, but eventually, Aragones himself thought the concept was falling into this Trope, and she was PutOnABus. (She did appear later after other artists took over the strip.)

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* CanonSue: The Grey Spy in ''Spy vs. Spy'' would always win whenever she appeared. In those strips, the Black and White Spies would [[FemmeFatale fall in love with her]], and out of respect for women, she had to beat both of them, but eventually, Aragones Prohias himself thought the concept was falling into this Trope, and she was PutOnABus. (She did appear later after other artists took over the strip.)
27th Jan '16 4:49:17 PM TheJayman49
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** The ''Cars'' parody with Lightning [=McQueen=] being crushed. For anyone who actually likes the movie ''Cars'', this may be too depressing. For those who have either never seen the movie, hated it, or loved it, but have a sick sense of humor, this is hilarious.

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** The ''Cars'' parody with Lightning [=McQueen=] being crushed. For anyone who actually likes the movie ''Cars'', this may be too depressing. For those who have either never seen the movie, hated it, or loved it, it [[BlackComedy but have a sick sense of humor, humor]], this is hilarious.
23rd Jan '16 5:06:52 PM nombretomado
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Much like most of Cartoon Network's past and present offerings, this show is packed to the brim with a lot of ParentalBonus and GettingCrapPastTheRadar moments that confirm that Cartoon Network's censors are either really bad at their job or this is all a part of CartoonNetwork's plan for more risque programming outside of AdultSwim.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Much like most of Cartoon Network's past and present offerings, this show is packed to the brim with a lot of ParentalBonus and GettingCrapPastTheRadar moments that confirm that Cartoon Network's censors are either really bad at their job or this is all a part of CartoonNetwork's plan for more risque programming outside of AdultSwim.Creator/AdultSwim.
1st Jan '16 3:43:34 AM TheJayman49
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* CounterpartComparison: Many fans see the show as a kid-friendly version of ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''[[note]]Well, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar almost kid-friendly]][[/note]].
18th Dec '15 2:41:09 PM Twentington
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* RefugeInAudacity: The "You Can Never Win With A Bigot" feature, in which it's noted that bigots will respond to stereotypes being refuted by changing to others, stands out, as the writers admit in the Mad About the Seventies collection that they could never do that today.
25th Oct '15 9:59:43 PM easytorememberhandle
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* HilariousInHindsight: A parody ad for Cadillac back in 1960, showing a woman wearing an emblem of the car like a necklace to show off her status symbol. Who knew rappers would adopt the same style decades later?

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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A parody ad for Cadillac back in 1960, showing a woman wearing an emblem of the car like a necklace to show off her status symbol. Who knew rappers would adopt the same style decades later?later?
** A 2002 issue showcased wedding photos that were fated to be left out of the album. The first one is "another would-be photographer who doesn't realize that cameras held at arm's length do not make for good self-portraits."
5th Jul '15 8:01:45 AM Prfnoff
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* HarsherInHindsight: One of Mad's predicted headlines of 1962 was Creator/MarilynMonroe checking into the hospital for a minor ailment, as a WorstNewsJudgmentEver joke. In RealLife, her death was one of the biggest stories of that year.
5th Jun '15 7:42:34 AM harryhenry
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* GrowingTheBeard: Arguably, the transition from comic book to full-fledged magazine, which allowed for a wide variety of non-comic parodies.
** Subverted as well. The orginal comic under the direction of Harvey Kurtzman is so skilled in pacing, storytelling, and background gags that AlanMoore himself declares it the greatest comics ever made.
** For the original Kurtzman comics, the first few issues got off to a decent start, but sold rather poorly. But come issue #4, with it's landmark Superduperman story drawn by Wally Wood, and the series officially made its mark.

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* GrowingTheBeard: Arguably, the transition from comic book to full-fledged magazine, which allowed for a wide variety of non-comic parodies.
** Subverted as well. The orginal comic under the direction of Harvey Kurtzman is so skilled in pacing, storytelling, and background gags that AlanMoore himself declares it the greatest comics ever made.
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For the original Kurtzman comics, the first few issues got off to a decent start, but sold rather poorly. But come issue #4, with it's its landmark Superduperman story drawn by Wally Wood, and the series officially made its mark.



* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Tom Richmond's art style is criticized by some fans as being too similar to Mort Drucker's art.



** Other events that led to ''MAD'' magazines SeasonalRot include: when the comic went from black and white to color, when William Gaines died, when the magazine was adapted to ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' (the FOX sketch show that was set up as a rival to ''Saturday Night Live'', not the Creator/CartoonNetwork one made after the FOX version got canceled), and when the magazine started accepting advertisements and "sold out." See TheyChangedItNowItSucks below

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** Other events that led to ''MAD'' magazines SeasonalRot include: when the comic went from black and white to color, when William Gaines died, when the magazine was adapted to ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' (the FOX sketch show that was set up as a rival to ''Saturday Night Live'', not the Creator/CartoonNetwork one made after the FOX version got canceled), and when the magazine started accepting advertisements and "sold out." See TheyChangedItNowItSucks below"



* SpecialEffectsFailure: The CGI, whenever its used. This appears to be deliberate though.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The CGI, whenever its it's used. This appears to be deliberate though.
4th Jun '15 11:13:40 AM erforce
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Occasionally in the parodies, such as failing to notice that [[spoiler:Mystique replaced the dead Senator Kelly]] in the first ''[[Film/XMen1 X-Men]]'' movie.
** In the ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Back To The Future Part II]]'' parody "Bleak For The Future, Part II," "Mutty" complains "Look at me in 2015! I'm a complete failure! Why don't I do something about that?" [[spoiler: Probably because in the actual movie Marty a) has no idea how he turns out in 2015 and b) ''never does find out'', although his girlfriend Jennifer does (she's in no position to tell him either, because she spends a lot of Part II and almost all of Part III unconscious).]]

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* CriticalResearchFailure: CriticalResearchFailure:
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Occasionally in the parodies, such as failing to notice that [[spoiler:Mystique replaced the dead Senator Kelly]] in the first ''[[Film/XMen1 X-Men]]'' movie.
** In the ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Back To The Future Part II]]'' ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' parody "Bleak For The Future, Part II," "Mutty" complains "Look at me in 2015! I'm a complete failure! Why don't I do something about that?" [[spoiler: Probably because in the actual movie Marty a) has no idea how he turns out in 2015 and b) ''never does find out'', although his girlfriend Jennifer does (she's in no position to tell him either, because she spends a lot of Part II ''Part II'' and almost all of ''[[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII Part III III]]'' unconscious).]]
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