!Trivia related to [[Magazine/{{Mad}} the magazine]]:
* AccidentallyAccurate: They once did a parody of ''{{Cathy}}'' called ''Amy!'', which depicted AmyWinehouse hiding drugs in her beehive hairdo. Then someone filmed her pulling a vial of cocaine from their hair, and suddenly, it's like they knew.
* ActorAllusion: In the movie / TV parodies, there are many jokes related to this.
* {{Defictionalization}}: Some people actually play "43-Man Squamish", a {{Calvinball}}-esque game invented by the mag in the 60s.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Very many freelance artists and writers have worked for the magazine, so their art is often recognizable outside it.
** Mort Drucker, Jack Davis, Bob Clarke, and Bob Jones (among others) are all freelance artists who have done countless ads. In fact, when they did a parody of the Esso "tiger in your tank" ads, they almost had Bob Jones draw it until they realized that Jones drew the ''real'' ad.
** Paul Coker was a character designer for Rankin-Bass. His loose, scratchy style is quite recognizable.
** Creator/SergioAragones is also known for his ''Groo'' comic.
** Former ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' writer Michael Gallagher shows up now and then, as did his onetime collaborator, artist Dave Manak (who handled ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'' for a while).
** Several notables have drawn at least one cover each: fantasy artists Creator/BorisVallejo and Creator/FrankFrazetta, movie poster illustrator Drew Struzan and even ''TheTodayShow'' chimp mascot J. Fred Muggs.
** Chevy Chase wrote one pre-''SaturdayNightLive'' piece that got published, a back cover "TV Scenes We'd Like to See" parody of ''Series/MissionImpossible'' in which Jim Phelps gets fired.
** Not only did Wally Wood create Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'s iconic costume and the infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Disneyland_Memorial_Orgy Disneyland Memorial Orgy]] poster, he was also one of the founding artists of ''Mad''.
** Writer Dick [=DeBartolo=] is the host of the ''Daily Giz Wiz'' podcast, and was a longtime question-writer for ''MatchGame''.
** Several artists and writers and artists jumped ship from ''Mad'' to its rival ''Magazine/{{Cracked}}''. Most notably, artist John Severin left ''Mad'' shortly before the end of the comics era, and quickly became the flagship artist of ''Cracked''. Longtime writer Lou Silverstone also left for ''Cracked'' in 1990, as did Don Martin (of all people!).
* OldShame: ''Mad'' lent its name to an ''AnimalHouse''-style comedy, ''UpTheAcademy''. After it did poorly at the box office, ''Mad'' was quick to disown it, and wrote a two-page satire of their own movie, which ended with the entire staff fictitiously quitting in shame. William M. Gaines also paid Warner Bros. $30,000 to remove every reference to ''Mad'' from the movie. However, following the sale of ''Mad'' to Time/Warner, the references were restored on all recent TV airings and the DVD. But it's still OldShame to the ''Mad'' staff.
** Some characters in parodies refer to their previous roles as such. In the parody of "Eraser", Arnold's character is asked to "erase" some of his co-stars' previous roles, and he tells them to wait until he's done with his own.
* TheOtherDarrin: After Antonio Prohías left the mag, ''Spy vs. Spy'' went to other artists. Bob Clarke drew the work from 1987 to 1993, usually with Duck Edwing writing the gags. After Clarke quit, George Woodbridge did two installments in 1993 with uncredited writers, then Dave Manak took over art duties until 1997, again with Edwing usually serving as writer. Other writers who pitched in during Clarke's and Manak's tenure included then-editor Andrew J. Schwartzberg, and Michael Gallagher, who worked with Manak on the first issues of ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog''. (Manak and Edwing also handled a very short-lived SundayStrip adaptation in 2002.) Peter Kuper has drawn the feature since 1997, and does the majority of its writing.
** This has also shown up in ''Monroe and...'', which was originally drawn by Bill Wray (the same one who worked on ''RenAndStimpy'' in the 1990s). After a short retirement, the feature was briefly revived with Tom Fowler as the artist before retiring again. The change in artists was supposedly because Wray (who, like most of the staff, has plenty of work outside the magazine) had very little time to draw and color the strip on time, meaning that he had to do a rush job.
** The cover to issue #212 (Alfred skiing and crashing into a tree) was conceived by Norman Mingo, who started it but never got around to painting it before he died. Jack Davis ended up drawing it instead.
** "Celeberity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds'' was originally drawn by Thomas Fluharty for its first few issues. After he left, James Warhola drew one, and Hermann Mejia took over (barring one-time returns each by Warhola and Fluharty, plus a four-issue stretch where Jon Weiman drew them instead) until the series was relegated to the "Fundalini" pages.
** Also present in the ''StarWars'' parodies. Dick [=DeBartolo=] and Nick Meglin co-wrote the ''A New Hope'' parody, with Harry North as the artist; the next four had just [=DeBartolo=] writing and Mort Drucker drawing. Inexplicably, the last one switched to David Shayne for the writing and Hermann Mejia for the art.
* TooSoon: Issue #411 (November 2001) was originally supposed to have a cover featuring Alfred mistaking [[http://www.collectmad.com/collectibles/mad411rc.jpg crime scene tape]] for the finish line of a race. The cover was deemed insensitive after 9/11, so it was hastily pulled and replaced with a stock Alfred image photoshopped to have an American flag in place of his missing tooth. A few copies of the original cover supposedly got out, though.
** According to [[http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/newsmakers/cartoonist-al-jaffee-reveals-one-fold-mad-magazine-165324596.html this]] interview with Fold-In artist Al Jaffee, he created a Fold-In themed to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Aurora_shooting 2012 theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado]], and the editors decided that it was in poor taste, and 600,000 copies were shredded to cover it up.
* WriterRevolt: A running joke in the magazine, and somewhat true behind-the-scenes occasionally.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Dick [=DeBartolo=] was working for Creator/MarkGoodson Productions when he was tapped to write the ''FamilyFeud'' parody. Naturally, he took that opportunity to knock down ''every'' trope that show presented (and submitted the parody under a pen name).

!Trivia related to [[WesternAnimation/{{Mad}} the cartoon]]:
* HeyItsThatVoice: TaraStrong shows up a few times in the third episode.
*** She even reprises her role as Bubbles in ''[[TwoBrokeGirls 2 Broke]] PowerpuffGirls''.
*** She even returns as [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] in one episode.
*** Creator/TomKane reprises his role has [[{{Satan}} Him]]. His attempt at immitating the narrator does sound more like Professor Utonium.
** GreyDeLisle seems to be a full-time voice.
** JasonMarsden in various sketches from episodes 5 and later.
*** He voices the "Not Even Doom Music" Cat just like a certain [[TheGarfieldShow other gray cat]] in ''Thunder LOLCats''.
** Julia [=McIlvaine=] ([[KaBlam June]]) has lent her voice to Bambi, Sam Sparks, and Cruella De Vil.
** Dana Snyder ([[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Master Shake]], [[{{Chowder}} Gazpacho]]) appears in a few episodes as a [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros Goomba]] and WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} [[Creator/BenjaminFranklin Franklin]].
** Gary Anthony Williams ([[TheBoondocks Uncle Ruckus]], [[StrokerAndHoop Coroner Rick]]) is also a regular voice actor.
** DiedrichBader has appered in several episodes.
** On the art style of things, the StopMotion sequences are animated by Screen Novelties, who did the same animation for ''{{Chowder}}'', and one of the most frequent animators is [[ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera Jorge R. Guiterrez.]]
** ''RobotChicken'' alumni Seth Green and Breckin Meyer appear in the second season.
** Music/AndrewWK voices himself in ''Destroy, WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder, Destroy''.
** KathSoucie voiced Rainbow Dash in ''My Little War Horse''.
** In Portugal, one of the stock voices of MAD returned as James from Anime/{{Pokemon}}, which is incredibly rare.
** GilbertGottfried is Linkong and [[Series/CrashAndBernstein Crash]]
*** As for Brazil, the dubbing director [[ParodyAssistance gathered most of the original actors of whatever TV show or movie is being parodied for a more authentic experience]].
** MichaelSinterniklaas does voices in a couple episodes, even reprising his role of [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Leonardo]] in one sketch.
* OneOfUs: With constant references to Internet memes, VideoGames, and cartoons from the 1980s and 1990s abound, it's VERY easy to assume that the writers are this.