History YMMV / MadTv

15th Sep '17 9:22:12 AM Erin582
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The hilarious 2001 sketch of ''Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow'' that has Oprah becoming so enraged by the end of the skit that she explodes and sprays food all over this place is, while still very funny, nothing new. ''Mad TV's'' SpiritualPredecessor, ''Series/InLivingColor'', did the same exact skit eleven years earlier (but had her explode for different reasons; the former has her angry that [[ItMakesSenseInContext her "true weight" was shown on her slimming camera]] and the latter has her angry over an insensitive male guest who she took her anger at her boyfriend, Stedman, out on.)



** For the real seasonal rot, see TheyChangedItNowItSucks

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** For the real seasonal rot, see TheyChangedItNowItSucksTheyChangedItNowItSucks.
5th Nov '16 12:23:24 PM nombretomado
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Much like ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', a lot of fans have cited many cast and writer changes (and a change in studio and show format in its last couple years) as a reason why the show went downhill, as well as the show being based on ''MAD Magazine'' despite that all of the magazine's hallmarks (Alfred E. Neuman and his "What me worry" catchphrase, the Don Martin shorts, and the "Spy vs. Spy" cartoons) were phased out after season 3 and the show became a cheap knock-off of post-1970s ''SNL'' mixed in with ''InLivingColor'' in its fourth and fifth season and the short-lived pre-''Series/{{MADtv}}'' sketch shows, ''House of Buggin'' and ''Saturday Night Special''.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Much like ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', a lot of fans have cited many cast and writer changes (and a change in studio and show format in its last couple years) as a reason why the show went downhill, as well as the show being based on ''MAD Magazine'' despite that all of the magazine's hallmarks (Alfred E. Neuman and his "What me worry" catchphrase, the Don Martin shorts, and the "Spy vs. Spy" cartoons) were phased out after season 3 and the show became a cheap knock-off of post-1970s ''SNL'' mixed in with ''InLivingColor'' ''Series/InLivingColor'' in its fourth and fifth season and the short-lived pre-''Series/{{MADtv}}'' sketch shows, ''House of Buggin'' and ''Saturday Night Special''.
17th Jun '16 6:18:36 PM fredstoyva
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: This show is popular in Sweden and the Netherlands. Most of the sketches uploaded on YouTube are from in English with either Swedish or Dutch subtitles.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: This show is popular in Sweden Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands. Most of the sketches uploaded on YouTube are from in English with either Swedish Swedish, Norwegian or Dutch subtitles.
14th Jun '16 1:18:04 PM maxwellsilver
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* HarsherInHindsight: In 2004, the show [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_-Ik98poTg&t=2m8s aired a sketch]] that featured North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il hosting a talk show with Creator/DonaldTrump as his personal guest. It drew parallels between both men's famous egotism, seemingly suggesting that the reality TV star would get along well with Kim. In 2015, Donald Trump surprised the world by entering politics, and ended up unexpectedly becoming a serious candidate for President of the United States. While on the campaign trail, he ended up attracting widespread criticism for (among other things) proposing a national registry to keep tabs on American Muslims, suggesting fighting Islamic terrorism by targeting and killing terrorists' families, and encouraging his supporters to physically attack protestors at his rallies. It seems that the two men might have even more in common than ''MAD'' thought.
13th Jun '16 4:36:21 PM maxwellsilver
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: One episode from the late 1990s had a ''Series/FullHouse'' parody of a TV movie reunion. The RunningGag was of the Olsen twins obviously changing between shots, with Mary Kate being overweight. This is hard to watch considering she developed an eating disorder as an adult.

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One episode from the late 1990s had a ''Series/FullHouse'' parody of a TV movie reunion. The RunningGag was of the Olsen twins obviously changing between shots, with Mary Kate being overweight. This is hard to watch considering she developed an eating disorder as an adult.
13th Jun '16 4:33:29 PM maxwellsilver
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: ''[[IncomingHam HAI AHM KENNY ROGERS]]''

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: ''[[IncomingHam HAI ''HAI AHM KENNY ROGERS]]''ROGERS''
15th May '16 8:14:31 PM swimmersear
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**A 1999 sketch featuring Lorraine Swanson on Who Wants to be a Millionaire had a running gag of Regis Philbin (played by Alex Borstein) lamenting about how the show would work better with a time limit. In 2009, the real WWTBAM would introduce a time limit on each question, a format which was abandoned shortly after, as it was derided for adding too much tension to the game.
5th May '16 8:48:08 PM nombretomado
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: One episode from the late 1990s had a FullHouse parody of a TV movie reunion. The RunningGag was of the Olsen twins obviously changing between shots, with Mary Kate being overweight. This is hard to watch considering she developed an eating disorder as an adult.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: One episode from the late 1990s had a FullHouse ''Series/FullHouse'' parody of a TV movie reunion. The RunningGag was of the Olsen twins obviously changing between shots, with Mary Kate being overweight. This is hard to watch considering she developed an eating disorder as an adult.
19th Mar '16 5:06:08 AM Hossmeister
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10th Mar '16 10:35:28 AM CrazyLegs2
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** One sketch parodied Apple's iPod commercials by advertising an electronic feminine hygiene product called the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lskbO1k9VO0 iPad]]--a few years before the actual real-life iPad made its debut.
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