MAD

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MAD
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It's MAD funny.
Genre: Satire
Running Time: 11 Minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: September 6th, 2010 - December 2nd, 2013
Network(s): Cartoon Network
Created by: Kevin Shinick
Distributed by: Warner Bros Animation
Starring: Various Actors
Seasons: 4
Episodes: 103


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

  1. Hilarious moments in almost every episode.
  2. 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.
  3. Spy vs. Spy are the best parts on this show.
  4. Great animation (most of them do).
  5. The voice acting can be good at times.
  6. 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"
    • "ThunderLOLCats"
    • "My Little War Horse"
    • "Taking Nemo"
    • "Pokemonsters Inc."
    • "Yo Gagga Gagga!"
  7. Good use of self-depreciation jokes.
  8. Sometimes they portray the parodies very well.
  9. The parody crossovers are very creative and very fitting such as Thomas the UNSTOPPABLE Tank Engine, Destroy, Bob The Builder, Destroy and Outtagascar.
  10. The commercials this series makes are also very hilarious.
  11. Jeff Bergman voices as Daffy Duck in one episode, and of course, Daffy gets a cameo in this series.

Bad Qualities

  1. 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.
  2. Most skits are basically hit or miss. Those that tend to miss can be cringeworthy and disgusting to look at, especially the pimple skit.
  3. Too much gross-out humor.
  4. Adult references which might not be fitting for a children's show.
  5. Some of the jokes in Seasons 4 aren't really that funny, and some jokes gets old too quickly.
  6. 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.
  7. Some of the pop culture references and celebrity parodies become dated upon future viewings.

Reception

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.

Comments


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JinHazama

8 months ago
Score 2
I was going to make this on my sandbox.
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LeroyManTheFirst

8 months ago
Score 0
I'm gonna make a page of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Icarus.
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S012891

8 months ago
Score 0
I thought this most cringeworthy shows I’ve ever seen.
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LeroyManTheFirst

7 months ago
Score -3
Uh-Oh, Spaghettios!
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Hookuai

6 months ago
Score 0
You're downvoting him because of hisbopinion, Leroy. At least try respecting others opinions
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Seanbuscus2600

8 months ago
Score 0
This was a guilty pleasure of mine when it was still airing at the time, although I grew out of it months after watching it.
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Pacsonic9000

7 months ago
Score 1
Remember when they killed Lightning McQueen?
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Stomps

7 months ago
Score 0
He didn't die, he just got broken into pieces. Plus; he was fine at the next scene. (he did get arrested with the circus gang though)
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Pacsonic9000

3 months ago
Score 0
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Obi-Wan Skywalker86

one month ago
Score 0
Even though I used to like the movie series but I don't like it anymore because it does not age well for me. but This part/sketch scared the shit out of me when I was a middle school student.
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Collin from DOAWK

5 months ago
Score 0
I can only remember one skit and that's about it
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KalloFox34

5 months ago
Score 0
This show was hilarious, but sometimes I'm left wondering how some of the jokes got past CN censors.
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S012891

3 months ago
Score 0
You know, this show is better off on Adult Swim rather on Cartoon Network. It contains shock humor and some parodies can be downright scary even more than SpongeBob’s humor at times.
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Mickey Mouse

3 months ago
Score 0

Yeah, but the reason on why the show was on the regular CN channel was most likely due to the fact it was very similar to Robot Chicken and the fact it's more kid-friendly than almost all of Adult Swim's other shows.

Also I wonder why younger-audience parody shows use heavily altered versions of the characters while adult parody shows use closely resembling versions instead
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MrAnonymous

21 days ago
Score 0
Which skit from the show made you laugh for hard?
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MrAnonymous

21 days ago
Score 0
  • so
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Fortdicted

2 hours 16 minutes ago
Score 0
My favorite show from 2010-2017.

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