A sketch comedy show based on the seminal Mad Magazine.

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Fax Bahr, Adam Small
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael McDonald ...  Various / ... 236 episodes, 1998-2009
Debra Wilson ...  Various / ... 195 episodes, 1995-2016
Aries Spears ...  Various / ... 194 episodes, 1997-2016
Bobby Lee ...  Various / ... 166 episodes, 2001-2016
Mo Collins ...  Various / ... 158 episodes, 1998-2016
Nicole Sullivan ...  Various / ... 148 episodes, 1995-2016
Will Sasso ...  Various / ... 130 episodes, 1997-2016
Alex Borstein ...  Various / ... 128 episodes, 1997-2009
Stephnie Weir ...  Various / ... 121 episodes, 2000-2006
Frank Caliendo ...  Various / ... 118 episodes, 2001-2006
Nicole Parker ...  Various / ... 117 episodes, 2003-2009
Phil LaMarr ...  Various / ... 115 episodes, 1995-2003
Ike Barinholtz ...  Various / ... 113 episodes, 2002-2016
Keegan-Michael Key ...  Various / ... 109 episodes, 2004-2009
Jordan Peele ...  Various 95 episodes, 2003-2008
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Storyline

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

A parody of Schindler's List (1993) titled "Schindler's Lost" was filmed in the first season, but Steven Spielberg did not want it to air. Executive producer Quincy Jones, a friend of Spielberg's, agreed to delete the sketch. It never aired. See more »

Quotes

Doreen Larkin: What does mama say about the smoking?
Stuart Larkin: Smoking is for Europeans and white trash.
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Alternate Versions

The second airing of the sketch known as "Sex Toy Story" has an introduction by Michael Eisner added. 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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