To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

Mad (TV series)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Based onMad
by EC Comics
Developed byKevin Shinick
Written by
  • Kevin Shinick
  • Aaron Blitzstein
  • Marly Halpern-Graser
  • Steve Borst
  • Justin Becker
  • Ben Joseph
  • Greg White
  • Mason Steinberg
Directed byAaron Horvath
Voices of
Theme music composerDevin Flynn
Opening theme"Mad!"
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes103 (207 sketches) (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Kevin Shinick
  • Mark Marek
  • Dave Mendel (Season 4 only)
EditorDave Mendel
Running time11 minutes
Production companyWarner Bros. Animation
Original release
NetworkCartoon Network
ReleaseSeptember 6, 2010 (2010-09-06) –
December 2, 2013 (2013-12-02)[1]
Mad TV
Robot Chicken

Mad (stylized as MAD) is an American animated sketch comedy television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation.[2] The series was based on Mad magazine, where each episode is a collection of short animated parodies of television shows, films, video games, celebrities, and other media, using various types of animation (CGI, claymation, stop motion, photoshopped imagery, etc.) instead of the usual animation style that Warner Bros. Animation is known for. The series premiered on the evening of September 6, 2010, on Cartoon Network at 8:30 P.M., right after the series premiere of Regular Show.[3] The series ended its three-year run on December 2, 2013.

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/5
    1 409 643
    212 952
    28 080
    5 840 359
    141 219
  • Cartoon Network's MAD: Dated, but Memorable
  • Cartoon Network's MAD Evolution (RebelTaxi) A Robot Chicken 4 Kids
  • The Mad Magazine TV Special | 1974 | 16mm | 2K Scan
  • Cheap Joke
  • Mad (2010) Out of Context Will Still Be Unmatchable


Recurring sketches

The series has some recurring sketches:

  • A Mad Look Inside – A short piece in which viewers see a magical world inside a celebrity. This only played during Season 1.
  • Alfred E. Neuman for President – During the Election of 2012, there were campaigns for Alfred E. Neuman's presidential election.
  • Ask the Celebrity – Where various celebrities respond with absurd answers to questions in letters from fans. For example, when Miley Cyrus was asked to tell what she did to put on a good concert performance, she stated that she would rub cats on herself and walk on wool carpeting.
  • Bad Idea # – This presents a scenario from the long list of possible bad ideas.
  • Celebrities Without Their Make-Up – The segment shows what real and fictional celebrities would look like without their make-up. For example: Zach Galifianakis is Benson from Regular Show without his make-up, Russell Brand is a wooden nutcracker without his make-up, Robert Pattinson is Alfred E. Neuman without his make-up, Iron Man is C-3PO without his make-up, and SpongeBob SquarePants is a fruitcake without his make-up.
  • Commercials – There are some commercials for fictional items and programs on every episode.
  • Dear Reaper - The Grim Reaper reads and replies to letters from children regarding their deaths.
  • Don Martin – Adaptations to comics strips by longtime Mad cartoonist Don Martin.
  • Drawn-Out Dramas – After one of the primary sketches of the episode concludes, the Mad "wallpaper" will appear and "rip open" to reveal a Sergio Aragonés-style sketch in front of a colored background, often using a version of Alfred E. Neuman in some capacity.
  • Gross and Beyond Gross – Showcases the differences between "gross" and "beyond gross".
  • MAD News – A newsman delivers recent news. This sketch originally began appearing randomly in the middle of an episode—usually interrupting another sketch. Starting with episode 9, the sketch served as a cold opening for every episode. With Season 3 and the introduction of the MADvent Calendar, it returned to being featured as an interruption.
  • MADitorial – An editorial segment starting with episode 5 of Season 4. The sketch is animated by Jorge R. Gutierrez.
  • MADucation 101... – Lessons in any subject.
  • MADvent Calendar – A series of funny and ridiculous pop culture events that happened recently. Starting with Season 3, the sketch serves as the new cold opening for every episode.
  • Mike Wartella – Animations by cartoonist M. Wartella.
  • Rejected – A segment revealing rejected ideas within various pop culture properties like Rejected Transformers, Rejected Superheroes, Rejected Audition Tapes, Rejected Pokémon, Rejected Toy Story 3 Characters, Rejected Smurfs, and more.
  • Security Cam – A presentation of surveillance footage of things that happens at public places during nightly closing hours. Each video features seemingly supernatural occurrences with the implicit suggestion that such things would never happen during the day.
  • Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions – An adaptation of Al Jaffee's reoccurring magazine feature, it features a person who asks a question regarding something that was obviously presented, resulting in the person or people whom were so queried to give a sarcastic response that suggests otherwise.
  • Spy vs. Spy – An adaptation of the long-running comic series Spy vs. Spy.
  • Super-villains for Your... – A parody of the PSA segments from the Super Friends. Here various super-villains from the Legion of Doom present themselves as moral guidance to some child or children. However, being villains, they always manage to swindle, double cross, or betray the children resulting in them dying at the villain's hand or suffering some unforeseen related event.
  • This Day in History – A look at an achievement on the day of the initial broadcast. Most cases it will involve a lesser known person of historical significance doing or coming up with something in the shadow of another well-known historical figure.
  • What's Wrong with this Picture? – A game inviting the viewer to recognize something which is incorrect or out–of–place within the picture shown on the screen, but then reveals the correct or least likely things shown to be the expected answer.
  • Where's Lady Gaga – A Where's Wally? type sketch featuring pop superstar Lady Gaga who is hiding at a small-time public function. The viewer is asked to try to find her only to see at the end that she is always cleverly disguised as a prop to blend in perfectly with her surroundings.


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126September 6, 2010 (2010-09-06)June 20, 2011 (2011-06-20)
226August 22, 2011 (2011-08-22)April 23, 2012 (2012-04-23)
326May 28, 2012 (2012-05-28)March 4, 2013 (2013-03-04)
425April 1, 2013 (2013-04-01)December 2, 2013 (2013-12-02)

Voice cast

Principal cast

Guest/other voices

Awards and nominations

2012 Emmy Awards

Outstanding Short Format Animated Program for "Kitchen Nightmares Before Christmas / How I Met Your Mummy" (Nominated)

2012 PAAFTJ Television Awards

Best Animated Series (Nominated)

Home media

The DVD Mad – Season 1, Part 1 was released on September 20, 2011, with a matted 1.33:1 picture and an English stereo track. The extras on the DVD are trailers for Young Justice, the 2011 ThunderCats, and The Looney Tunes Show.[4] The rest of the first season was released on January 17, 2012.[5]

All four seasons of the series are available on the online streaming service Amazon Prime.

See also


  1. ^ "Cartoon Network Evolves with Kids: 'Always On'" (Press release). Cartoon Network. March 10, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-03-11. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  2. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 373. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  3. ^ Walker, Hunter (August 25, 2010). "Cartoon Network Will Debut 2 New Series on Labor Day". TheWrap.
  4. ^ Gord Lacey (September 9, 2011). "Mad – Season 1, Part 1 Review". TV Shows On DVD. Archived from the original on September 24, 2011.
  5. ^ David Lambert (September 21, 2011). "Mad – Cartoon Network/Warner Announces 'Season 1, Part 2' on DVD!". TV Shows On DVD. Archived from the original on September 25, 2011.

External links

This page was last edited on 14 May 2024, at 20:34
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.