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I love MAD TV! It's much funnier then SNL!
SNL only gets good ratings because it's SNL, people remember that it was ONCE funny and figure that it's still funny...either that or they're brain dead!
MAD TV has some really funny parodies and a lot of funny recurring characters, though some of them can get annoying (Kenny Rogers is a bit annoying and Marvin Tikvah is annoying) but some of the better recurring characters are Dot, Angela, Lorraine, Stuart (can get to be annoying, though.)
The celebrity impressions are hilarious!
They poke fun at George Bush and John Kerry (the sketches from the current season, season 10, are hilarious!)
They've also done celebrity parodies such as Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah, Martha Stewart, Whitney Houston, Renee Zellwieger, Ashlee Simpson, O.J Simpson, and the list goes on and on!
I think MAD TV is very underrated and just shun it out because it's not SNL!
MAD TV has some very talented cast members and it's too bad that they're looked over just because they're not on SNL!
MAD TV can have some misses sometimes, but mostly all the time it's hits with hilarious sketches!!!
If you've never seen MAD TV then catch the reruns on Comedy Central or watch it on FOX, Saturdays at 11 PM!
If you don't laugh, then by all means, watch something else.
The greatest things about this show was how over-the-top it was in oh-so-funny ways.The mockery and satirical parodies from music,movies,TV shows,video games,toys,real-life problems,bathroom humour,to practically everything,and I MEAN EVERYTHING.When watching the show,it was like reading Mad magazine put on television virtually,it was fun.
There isn't anything else to talk about this show because of how genius everything is in this show.One more thing,I thank the show so much for doing a take off of the High school musical film in a humorous version.That film was campy.
My rating: ** 1/2 out of ****. 1 hr. T14
Mad has no problem with letting loose. For this reason, I can sit through the entire show and laugh my butt off. Sitting thru SNL has become an exercise in boredome...so after watching the entire hour of Mad TV, I may watch what's left of SNL...but I usually don't.
The original cast was full of very talented comedians, like Artie Lange, Phil LaMarr, and Mary Schorr (or whatever her name is), all of whom should have gotten better deals after they left MAD TV. This show is highly overrated, and less worthy of your channel surfing time than Saturday Night Live, another horrible show. Go out on Saturday night and have fun, and leave MAD TV to wither and die, as it deserves to.
It always had great cast members and characters MADtv will stay alive for a very long time. MADtv already beat InLivingColor. InLivingColor only lasted four years with five seasons. MADtv has been out since 1995 and is still on today. The show is already up to its 13th season and will still always dish out the laughs. MADtv is the greatest show i have ever watched! Saturday Night Live is getting very dumb. I have not been laughing at anything of Saturday Night Live. It used to be funny i don't know how it is up to its 33rd season. Saturday Night Live was out since 1975 and it's getting really dumb. MADtv will stay funny forever!
As for the cast, they're all quite hilarious. Bobby Lee and Frank Caliendo have got to be some of the funniest guys out there; if you haven't seen Caliendo's George W. Bush imitation, then you're really missing something! If I have to choose between this one and "SNL", I would probably go with the latter just because of it's early days. But you can't deny that this one provides its solid share of laughs. It's a modern TV classic.
Answer: Immerse your show in horrendous hip-hop culture since all the kiddies think its cool, and if the teeny boppers like hip hop, obviously they'd be too busy admiring your "down with rap" attitude to notice the show isn't actually funny. If anyone tells you that being funny is, you know, supposed to be the whole POINT, ignore them.
Mad TV is horrible. Horrible. Actors who you want to slap, writers who fall back on being mean spirited since that's easier than producing well written comedy (not that mean spirited humor is bad... it's just bad when writers fall back on it when they don't have the talent to be humorous in general. Which is the case for Mad TV), and a grating atmosphere all around... take every degree of badness that I've impressed upon you in this review, increase it fivefold, and you've got the sheer horrid quality of Mad TV. It's that awful.
In fairness, I guess I should say that the first two seasons or so of Mad were actually better than SNL was at the time - and that says as much about SNL those days as it does Mad, but Mad deserves credit for those seasons. Too bad the good actors left, the writers got better jobs, and Mad TV got such brilliance as the "stupid Asian woman who sounds really annoying" Miss Swan skits and the unwatchable Rusty skits.
Not that everything MAD TV does is fun. Many of the programs are boring and repetitive; but each Saturday night, one gets at least 15 minutes of real fun within an hourly episode, which is sufficient for someone like me to wait for the show each week. I also like their effort to be always politically incorrect.
My favorite actor of MAD TV: Nicole Parker. I just love her, be it her impersonating Ashley Simpson, Hillary Swank,or Norah Jones (falling asleep while singing!). I would actually like to date her (Nicole, if you're single and reading this, send me a mail please!).
And no, I don't have anything against the other actors. I like them too, mainly Daniele and Stephnie!