History YMMV / MAD

21st Jan '17 10:56:32 AM NintenFan98
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** In ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid Icarus'', Pit and Kirby fight Mega Man, Sonic, Pikachu, and Donkey Kong in a fight obviously based on ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''. Only Mega Man wasn't in the game and six players couldn't fight at once. Until the fourth entry, when it became possible.
19th Jan '17 9:18:55 AM Twentington
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** The skit "Money Ball Z" is about Franchise/DragonBall characters playing baseball. Come Anime/DragonBallSuper, there's an episode where the gang attempts to play baseball and comically failing at it.



* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: During a company-wide vacation to the Dominican Republic, Bill Gaines discovered that there was only one subscriber in the entire country, and his subscription was going to expire that month. The entire Mad staff - artists, writers, editors, and Gaines himself piled into a bus and drove out to his house. Gaines knocked on the subscriber's door, and with the entire staff of the magazine looking on, presented him with a renewal notice.



** Al Jaffee loves grossout gags as well, although he hasn't done very many of late. He still has an affinity for grossly overweight women, though.

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** Al Jaffee loves drawing grossout gags as well, although he hasn't done very many of late. He still has an affinity for grossly overweight women, though.and obese people.



* WereStillRelevantDammit: Averted, as the whole point of the magazine is to make fun of anything that's new and popular/

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: Averted, as the whole point of the magazine is to make fun of anything that's new and popular/popular.


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** The skit "Money Ball Z" is about Franchise/DragonBall characters playing baseball. Come Anime/DragonBallSuper, there's an episode where the gang attempts to play baseball and comically failing at it.
16th Jan '17 7:53:27 PM Twentington
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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.

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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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.year.
** "When WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead Grow Old" from 1995 had a joke about Music/MichaelJackson and Lisa Marie Presley celebrating their 50th anniversary together, with Jackson having not been seen in public since his face exploded onstage in 2018, along with Tito having 28 multi-platinum albums.
5th Jan '17 2:59:02 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** And ''boy'' did they get it when they put out [[https://www.google.com/search?q=Mad+Magazine+Mario+cover&biw=1667&bih=821&tbm=isch&imgil=SXM2g9RrFqW8PM%253A%253BiZKOPC7AZ89PoM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fsydlexia.com%25252Fmad_magazine_292.htm&source=iu&pf=m&fir=SXM2g9RrFqW8PM%253A%252CiZKOPC7AZ89PoM%252C_&usg=__81hRPvmI8DvoHoSeIdi1Ieb7AT4%3D&ved=0ahUKEwiGoMud7KrRAhVLRCYKHXgtBMYQyjcIKw&ei=jCZuWIaqFMuImQH42pCwDA#imgrc=SXM2g9RrFqW8PM%3A issue #292]]. They actually put a list on their letters page three months later (in small print, taking up a quarter page) of readers who wrote in to tell them that Luigi should have an L on his hat!
28th Dec '16 10:17:48 AM 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 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 Creator/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 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 Creator/CartoonNetwork's plan for more risque programming outside of Creator/AdultSwim.
22nd Dec '16 5:28:39 AM twilicorn
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' parody "How I Met Your Mummy" ends with Werewolf!Ted taking so long to finish his story, the titular mummy walks in to tell the kids how they met. ''How I Met Your Mother'' was in season 7 when this sketch aired, but the series finale eventually revealed why Future Ted's wife didn't do something similar: [[spoiler:She died six years before Ted decided to tell their kids the story of how they met.]]

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: FunnyAneurysmMoment:
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The ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' parody "How I Met Your Mummy" ends with Werewolf!Ted taking so long to finish his story, the titular mummy walks in to tell the kids how they met. ''How I Met Your Mother'' ''HIMYM'' was in season 7 when this sketch aired, but the series finale eventually revealed why Future Ted's wife didn't do something similar: [[spoiler:She died six years before Ted decided to tell their kids the story of how they met.]]]]
** Any time [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Lightning McQueen]] has something terrible happen to him is this thanks to (the teaser for) ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 3}}''.



** There's the music video parody of Music/KatyPerry's "Firework" video (called "Flammable" by Katy Putty). Much like the actual song, the parody song does have lyrics that speak out and give hope to those who are often ostracized or feel like they're not special and need to look to their inner light and let it out. The parody (like most good parodies) takes this a bit too far with [[spoiler: the fireworks causing the clay man, the stock paper woman, and the puppet man to catch fire. While the puppet is just singed [he is saved by a man with a fire extinguisher. He is shown running around on fire at the very end though.], the stock paper woman is screaming as most of her is now blackened ash, and the clay man's head melts and falls off his neck as Katy Putty [who inexplicably survives] is carted off by a police officer for arson and murder -- [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking but not jaywalking]].]]
*** [[DownerEnding It's also the last skit of the episode.]]
*** [[HeAlsoDid Not to mention the]] [[FromBadToWorse last]] [[TearJerker of]] [[UpToEleven the]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice first season.]]

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** There's the music video parody of Music/KatyPerry's "Firework" video (called "Flammable" by Katy Putty). Much like the actual song, the parody song does have lyrics that speak out and give hope to those who are often ostracized or feel like they're not special and need to look to their inner light and let it out. The parody (like most good parodies) takes this a bit too far with [[spoiler: the fireworks causing the clay man, the stock paper woman, and the puppet man to catch fire. While the puppet is just singed [he is saved by a man with a fire extinguisher. He is shown running around on fire at the very end though.], the stock paper woman is screaming as most of her is now blackened ash, and the clay man's head melts and falls off his neck as Katy Putty [who inexplicably survives] is carted off by a police officer for arson and murder -- [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking but not jaywalking]].]]
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]] [[DownerEnding It's also the last skit of the episode.]]
*** [[HeAlsoDid Not to mention the]]
episode]], [[FromBadToWorse AND the last]] [[TearJerker skit of]] [[UpToEleven the]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice first season.]]
14th Dec '16 12:01:22 PM markzilla6895
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** The skit "Money Ball Z" is about Franchise/DragonBall characters playing baseball. Come Anime/DragonBallSuper, there's an episode where the gang attempts to play baseball and comically failing at it.
13th Dec '16 8:13:06 PM TheJayman49
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* UncannyValley: Some of the CGI animated characters fall under this category.

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* UncannyValley: Some of the CGI animated characters fall under this category. Take [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc Mike Wazowski]] [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/maditsmadfunny/images/2/29/Screen_shot_2013-07-01_at_11.12.58_AM.png/revision/latest?cb=20130701151535 for example]] (the little green cyclops in the bottom right corner).
13th Dec '16 8:09:55 PM TheJayman49
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** Somewhat granted, considering Hitmonchan's rather feminine appearance.



* UncannyValley: Some of the characters that are animated in CGI can come across as this.

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* UncannyValley: Some of the CGI animated characters that are animated in CGI can come across as this.fall under this category.
19th Sep '16 10:21:38 AM Allronix
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** Tobacco and alcohol companies, particularly in the early years of the magazine. Gaines had something of a BerserkButton when it came to smoking, particularly underage smoking. This was during the early Sixties, when alcohol and cigarettes were treated much more casually then today.
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