A sketch comedy show based on the seminal Mad Magazine.

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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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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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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

DMV Worker: Now turn and face the camera.
Ms. Swan: Live from New York...
DMV Worker: No! That's the wrong show.
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Alternate Versions

Episodes of "Mad TV" when shown on TNN, are reduced to a half hour while Fox has hour long episodes. See more »

Connections

Featured in De zomer draait door: Episode #2.18 (2009) 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 SylviastelSee 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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