MAD is a TV show that first aired on Cartoon Network on September 6, 2010. Based on the comic book series of the same name, it parodies many popular shows or products, usually using a lot of popular stuff in two major sketches per episode.
Why It Rocks
- Hilarious moments in almost every episode.
- Like South Park, it makes fun of pop culture in movies, TV shows, video games and more in the right way. Except unlike South Park, this one is for kids despite the TV-PG rating.
- Spy vs. Spy are the best parts on this show.
- Great animation (most of them do).
- The voice acting can be good at times.
- It spawned many popular skits such as:
- "Grey's in Anime"
- "Diary of a Wimpy Kid Icarus"
- "Gaming's Next Top Princess"
- "Kung Fu Blander"
- "My Little War Horse"
- "Taking Nemo"
- "Pokemonsters Inc."
- "Yo Gagga Gagga!"
- Good use of self-depreciation jokes.
- Sometimes they portray the parodies very well.
- The parody crossovers are very creative and very fitting such as Thomas the UNSTOPPABLE Tank Engine, Destroy, Bob The Builder, Destroy and Outtagascar.
- The commercials this series makes are also very hilarious.
- Jeff Bergman voices as Daffy Duck in one episode, and of course, Daffy gets a cameo in this series.
- The intentionally bad animation in some of these are repetitive, especially the Mark Marek skits, and those weird computers animation skits (the RioA and Kung Fu Blander ones). Though to be fair, the intentionally bad animation is supposed to be bad.
- The early Spy vs. Spy animations looked really rushed, but the Renegade Animation versions are cute, and the stop-motion ones are top notch.
- Most skits are basically hit or miss. Those that tend to miss can be cringeworthy and disgusting to look at, especially the pimple skit.
- Too much gross-out humor.
- Adult references which might not be fitting for a children's show.
- Some of the jokes in Seasons 4 aren't really that funny, and some jokes gets old too quickly.
- Sometimes, they can overuse talented actors and it's kind of annoying.
- Kevin Shinick almost voices every character in this show which can be really annoying.
- Some of the pop culture references and celebrity parodies become dated upon future viewings.
Despite having mixed reviews from critics, Cartoon Network themselves, and from (some) viewers, it has been getting a cult following in recent years as more people talk about it nowadays, and it has been doing well with ratings making almost 3 million viewers from boys and kids ages 2-11, 6-11, and 9-14 per episode.