A sketch comedy show based on the seminal Mad Magazine.

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Late night sketch-comedy show based on the humor of MAD magazine. Material includes impersonations, fake commercials, mock movie trailers, and even Spy vs. Spy segments. Competes against Saturday Night Live in it's time slot, but aimed at a younger adult audience. Written by Eric

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After the cancellation of House of Buggin' (1995), John Leguizamo was invited to join the cast of this show but he turned it down. See more »

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Doreen Larkin: What do you want to eat?
Stuart Larkin: A Happy Meal!
Doreen Larkin: Stuart, this is a Chinese restaurant. They don't make the Happy Meal!
Stuart Larkin: [growling] Then I hate the Chinese!
Doreen Larkin: STUART! That kind of talk is racist! What does Momma say about little boys who are racist?
Stuart Larkin: Little boys who are racist learn to be racist from their mother!
Doreen Larkin: [nods] That's righ-
[stands up]
Doreen Larkin: Oh! Ohh! Stuart, I've never said anything racist in front of you!
Stuart Larkin: [nods] Hmm-hmm! You said that Canadians are wussies. And that black people are not scary if they keep ...
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Written by Heavy D and Da Boyz
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Love at First Sight!
25 March 2005 | by (Losa Angelosa) – See all my reviews

It was a September night in 2002 at Jerusalem. A few of us were flying to Berlin the next (early) morning, and we were spending that night at my colleague's place. To kill time, we started watching TV programs first, followed by "Monthy Python's Meaning of Life" and another movie. And then when we had nothing else to watch, but still a couple of hours to pass, suddenly there sprung up MAD TV. What the program was about how Arnold, the Terminator, was assigned the duty of protecting the newly-born Jesus and how he went on his duty, killing Judas to stop Jesus from being betrayed. And sitting at a place, only about 3 miles from Bethelhem, I fell in love with MAD TV. The love is still there!

Not that everything MAD TV does is fun. Many of the programs are boring and repetitive; but each Saturday night, one gets at least 15 minutes of real fun within an hourly episode, which is sufficient for someone like me to wait for the show each week. I also like their effort to be always politically incorrect.

My favorite actor of MAD TV: Nicole Parker. I just love her, be it her impersonating Ashley Simpson, Hillary Swank,or Norah Jones (falling asleep while singing!). I would actually like to date her (Nicole, if you're single and reading this, send me a mail please!).

And no, I don't have anything against the other actors. I like them too, mainly Daniele and Stephnie!


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