A sketch comedy show based on the seminal Mad Magazine.

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Fax Bahr, Adam Small
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Series cast summary:
Michael McDonald ...  Various / ... 234 episodes, 1998-2009
Debra Wilson ...  Various / ... 194 episodes, 1995-2016
Aries Spears ...  Various / ... 193 episodes, 1997-2016
Bobby Lee ...  Various / ... 165 episodes, 2001-2016
Mo Collins ...  Various / ... 157 episodes, 1998-2016
Nicole Sullivan ...  Various / ... 147 episodes, 1995-2016
Will Sasso ...  Various / ... 129 episodes, 1997-2016
Alex Borstein ...  Various / ... 127 episodes, 1997-2009
Stephnie Weir ...  Various / ... 121 episodes, 2000-2006
Frank Caliendo ...  Various / ... 117 episodes, 2001-2006
Nicole Parker ...  Various / ... 116 episodes, 2003-2009
Phil LaMarr ...  Various / ... 115 episodes, 1995-2003
Ike Barinholtz ...  Various / ... 113 episodes, 2002-2016
Keegan-Michael Key ...  Various / ... 107 episodes, 2004-2009
Jordan Peele ...  Various 94 episodes, 2003-2008
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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

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Dot: Look how little my gloves are!
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Mad Tv Theme
Written by Heavy D and Da Boyz
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Sometimes better than SNL
10 January 2002 | by SylSee all my reviews

I always loved MadTV since it's debut. How did they get their cast? They went out in a truck and recruited a couple of prostitutes, pimp, a suicidal woman, a homeless veteran, and an overweight crossing guard. They are some fabulous skits like "That's my White Mama!" with Artie Lange as fat white man who has the soul of a black woman. Ms. Vancome is always vocal about her bigoted opinions. Ms. Swan is a priceless character of sheer irritation. They spoof the President Bush and Clintons needlessly. They even did a good spoof of ER where everybody in the show is getting ready to leave. I thought that made a strong criticism of the show. Finally, sometimes they do things that SNL won't do or forget to do. I love SNL and MadTV. I just wish MadTv would start at 10:30pm than 11pm. so I don't have to debate which to tape. I hope MadTv last as long as SNL.


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