MAD (Seasons 2-3)

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MAD (Seasons 2-3)
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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 These Seasons Rock

  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. Some of the skits have good animation.
  5. The voice acting can be good at times.
  6. It spawned many hilarious skits such as:
    • "WALL-E-NATOR"
    • "2012 Dalmatians"
    • "TransBOREmores 3: Dark of the Blue Moon"
    • "Kung Fu Blander"
    • "ThunderLOLCats"
    • "My Little War Horse"
    • "HOPS"
    • "Pokemonsters Inc."
    • "Mouse M.D."
  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. But thankfully that died in the last few episodes of the first season.
  4. Adult references which might not be fitting for a children's show. "Grey's in Anime" managed to get away with a panty shot, and "Rejected Toy Story 3 Characters" actually had the F-bomb (albeit bleeped).
  5. The first half of Season 1 was pretty mediocre as a lot of episodes during that time mostly focused on gross-out humor, it had many juvenile jokes, and some of the skits weren't that memorable (except for ones like Grey's in Anime, Pokemon Park, Gaming's Next Top Princess, etc).
  6. Some of the jokes in in the first half of Season 1 and Season 4 aren't really that funny, and some jokes gets old too quickly.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 1-2 million viewers from boys and kids ages 2-11, 6-11, and 9-14 per episode.

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