A sketch comedy show based on the seminal Mad Magazine.

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Cast

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:

Mad TV See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

John DiMaggio was offered a spot as a cast member in the fourth season. He turned it down to work on Futurama (1999) instead. See more »

Quotes

Stuart Larkin: My mom said it's okay to talk to lesbians because they take good care of their cats and have a can-do attitude.
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Alternate Versions

Episodes of "Mad TV" when shown on TNN, are reduced to a half hour while Fox has hour long episodes. See more »

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Mad Tv Theme
Written by Heavy D and Da Boyz
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Brilliant! This show really gets it!
6 June 2005 | by MMcDonaldFanSee all my reviews

I only started watching this show about six months ago on Comedy Central, and I have been hooked since. SNL doesn't even come close to this show's originality and creativity. One of the real main differences between this show and SNL is the way this show "lets loose" and isn't so political, pretentious, and self-conscious. It lets its actors breathe and get comfortable, making for some really hilarious skits and recurring characters. SNL is so tight-laced and "lets all make fun of the President again"...and "this constitutional bill just got passed," and now the musical guest is gonna be in the skits, and the celebrity host needs to make a huge entrance and make the skits about "them." With MadTV, you get to really know the actors more, and it makes things that much funnier. Plus the show is just plain hilarious!! My absolute favorite person on the show is Michael McDonald. My favorite sketches are Ms. Swan ("I tell you every-TING!")...Stuart ("I found it on the floor!")...Lorraine ("my husband Carl's got gas real bad")...the "Literally" couple...Debra Wilson as Oprah...and Reality Check (i just watched the one with "Richard Simmons," and I was crying it was so funny). The TV show parodies are a riot, like "The Queen of Queens," Will & Grace, I Love Lucy, and Laverne & Shirley. I can't believe these actors aren't getting their own sitcoms or becoming big movie stars like Will Ferrell, who--ya know what?--really isn't that funny. Literally.


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