A sketch comedy show based on the seminal Mad Magazine.

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Series cast summary:
...  Various / ... 234 episodes, 1998-2009
...  Various / ... 194 episodes, 1995-2016
...  Various / ... 193 episodes, 1997-2016
...  Various / ... 165 episodes, 2001-2016
...  Various / ... 157 episodes, 1998-2016
...  Various / ... 147 episodes, 1995-2016
...  Various / ... 129 episodes, 1997-2016
...  Various / ... 127 episodes, 1997-2009
...  Various / ... 121 episodes, 2000-2006
...  Various / ... 117 episodes, 2001-2006
...  Various / ... 116 episodes, 2003-2009
...  Various / ... 115 episodes, 1995-2003
...  Various / ... 113 episodes, 2002-2016
...  Various / ... 107 episodes, 2004-2009
...  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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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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Nautica Brown: And don't forget to buy my book, "Gone With the Wind... My Ass! Hollywood... and the White Man's Lies".
Dollar Bill Montgomery: Damn, that's an angry bitch.
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Featured in Street Kings (2008) See more »

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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 See 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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