A sketch comedy show based on the seminal Mad Magazine.

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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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Country:

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English

Release Date:

14 October 1995 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Aries Spears has said he tried to get Paul Mooney hired as a writer on the series. When Mooney met the producers, he accused them of stealing his material. See more »

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Jessica Simpson: Finally, I was like Korean babies are too stressful. So, I sent him back to China, or where ever Korean babies come from.
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The second airing of the sketch known as "Sex Toy Story" has an introduction by Michael Eisner added. See more »

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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 August 2014 (2014) See more »

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Mad Tv Theme
Written by Heavy D and Da Boyz
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Started out as one of the funniest TV shows out there, but has gradually slid down these past couple years
2 February 2005 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

The first time I saw "Mad TV" I was hooked. This show was very funny and had a lot of brilliant sketches. From "OJ Simpson Bloopers" to "N'sync: The Movie" this show had non-stop laughs. The best cast was from 1997-2001. Unfortunately, Nicole Sullivan and Will Sasso left the show and it went down. Every Saturday I looked forward to seeing a new episode, and now it's not that big of a deal anymore. It's not as funny and creative as it used to be. But I would recommend seasons 1-6 any time. Those were the great episodes. Now, it's getting a little too sexual and racist. It's also not as original anymore. I'm sure that most "Mad TV" fans would agree as well.


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