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Best of MadTV Seasons 8, 9 & 10 (1995)

Craig Anton , Nelson Ascencio , Michael McDonald (XI) , Amanda Bearse  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Craig Anton, Nelson Ascencio, Ike Barinholtz, Alex Borstein, Andrew Bowen
  • Directors: Michael McDonald (XI), Amanda Bearse, John Blanchard, Matt Davis (IX), Paul Flaherty
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 25, 2005
  • Run Time: 175 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000A88EUK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,699 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Best of MadTV Seasons 8, 9 & 10" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Three hours of the funniest sketches from seasons 8, 9, and 10
  • Stuart bloopers with commentary by Michael McDonald

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The Best of MADtv Seasons 8, 9 & 10 contains three hours of the most hilarious sketches from irreverent hit comedy show MADtv. MADtv is a late night sketch-comedy show based on the humor of the popular MAD magazine. Material includes celebrity impersonations, music video, commercial, movie, and TV show parodies, recurring characters, musical guests, and the occasional mock cartoons. The show competes against another popular sketch-comedy show, the long-running Saturday Night Live, but the show is aimed at a younger audience. With the show's revolving-door cast of talented, comedic actors and numerous Emmy Award nominations, MADtv is truly a success story.

Following the release of MadTV's complete first season, this generous three-hour single-disc collection of sketches, spoofs, and parodies from the long-running series' three most recent seasons seems a little slapdash. There is, for example, no opening-credit sequence, so a newcomer to the series might never know just who is doing the dead-on Ellen DeGeneres imitation in the season 9 sketch "Letters to Lincoln." This collection includes some of MadTV's most inspired cross-parodies, including "Oprah: Jackass" and a pitch-perfect reality TV collision between The Osbournes, The Anna Nichole Show, Cops, and even a "Jay Walking" Jay Leno. Also included is one of MadTV's most epic movie parodies, the "Lords of the Bling: The Two Ta-Tas" as well as "The Honeymooners 2003," still in black and white, but with much coarser language and a terror alert. Sketches featuring such singularly annoying characters as hyper-child Stuart (Michael McDonald), ditzy Dot (Stephnie Weir), and throat-clearing Lorraine are a matter of taste, although the wildly enthusiastic studio audience greets their entrances as if they were rock-star royalty). --Donald Liebenson

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
I loved the first season release of MAD TV on DVD. I've been waiting forever for the second season to come out and then desperately awaiting seasons 3 to 6 which I believe where the best of the best.

This second DVD release is a bit of a big question. Why seasons 7, 8 and 9? They're not even the best seasons. In fact, season 7 was about the last of the funny seasons. They kinda started going down hill after that. I hope the rumour that MAD have decided to abandon complete season releases and release the so called "best bits" is not true.

I wouldn't have even minded if it was a so-called BEST OF Mad TV if they included sketches from the first 6 seasons as well. The best sketches and seasons where when Will Sasso, Alex Bornstien(Ms Swan), Nicole Sullivan(Vancomb Lady), Phil LaMarr(UPS Guy), Pat Kilbane(Mr Spock) Artie Lange(Slob), Bryan Callan(Kabana Boy), David Herman, Orlando Jones but they had all left by season 7 and are not on this DVD and sadly missed.

NOTE: Alex Bornstien does appear in one sketch of season 9 as Mrs Swan. I think that might have been a special guest appearance. But not enough to say she's in it.


This DVD is OK, but it shouldn't have been released like this. I'd much prefer to see them released as a full season OR the very best of MAD-TV which would require a few more discs then just the one 2 hours long one here. You really see the decline during season 8, its ok, but it's far from the best of what MAD TV has done in the past.


The bonus features are worthless. They're about 3 or 4 bloopers of Stewart with or without commentary that's almost as boring as listening to a Farrelly brother's commentary track. They're not great at all.
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45 of 51 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Love MADtv, hate this set July 28, 2005
Let me start off by saying that I am a HUGE MADtv fan and have been for years. It is easily my favorite show of all time. While I loved "The Complete Season 1" released in 2004, I think this DVD set is terrible. Why they abandoned complete season releases in favor of throwing together a random mix of sketches in no set order from the 3 most recent, and arguably the worst, seasons makes no sense to me. Of course this does have some classic sketches, impressions and characters on it, such as Debra Wilson's Oprah and Mo Collins' Lorraine, but a majority of it is just random. Most of these sketches aren't some of the better ones. Who picked this list?

Of course I'll still buy it because I love MADtv, but hopefully in time they'll go back to releasing complete seasons again. I can watch a better mix of sketches and episodes for free every day on Comedy Central.
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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The rest of the series? July 26, 2005
I really enjoyed Season 1 but from the look of this we're never going to see other complete seasons released. Why release the best of Seasons 8, 9, & 10 when you've never released the complete seasons? What about complete seasons 2,3,4, etc. Cabana Chat with Rodney Dangerfield? Phil Lamarr's impressions of Michael Jackson, Prince? Little Hassan Taylor's Greatest Hits? Darlene McBride? Vancome Halloween? The "Wash me" video parody of Alanis Morissette? "Lick my baby back behind" video parody of Britney Spears? The "Love muffin" video parody of Mariah Carey? The Bush Cheney rap video parody. The UBS man goes to the video rental shop, etc.? Afropuffs cereal? The early MadTV was a little savage at times but that's what made it funny. I feel it's appropriate to issue the best after you've put out the complete seasons. Of course maybe there were legal problems. Some of the humor was pretty savage! I guess if you can find it in syndication then make your own.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars COMEDY FANS SHOULD LOVE THIS October 25, 2005
It's been no secret that, over the years, the writing on MAD TV has usually been superior to SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, to say nothing of all the other sketch shows that have come and gone. MAD TV has always been more edgy, more satirical, and more willing to take chances than most comedy shows. And while SNL has basically turned into a celebrity talent show, MAD TV continues to give its audience a consistently smart, funny show.

This compilation definitely features MAD TV's take-no-prisoners style, and I am thrilled that the producers wisely decided to skip ahead a few seasons and give comedy fans a DVD showcasing the tremendous talents of the newer MAD TV cast members, especially Stephnie Weir, Michael McDonald, Alex Borstein, Mo Collins, Keegan Michael-Key, and Bobby Lee. Debra Wilson, one of the original cast members (and one of my person favorites) is also featured. Her "Oprah" is uncanny - it's as if she is channeling her, and the "Oprah Fat Camera" skit featured on the DVD is worth the price of the DVD alone.

MAD TV fans will be happy to see their favorite characters on the DVD - Ms. Swan, Stuart, Dot, Mrs. Campbell, Dr. Kylie, the snotty and sexually ambiguous Abercrombie & Fitch employees, Kim Jong Il, etc. I'm also glad to see that the producers have included several TV, film, and music video parodies for which they are famous. In the guilty-pleasure department, I'm looking forward to seeing the bloopers of "Stuart," one of the strangest and most hilarious characters ever created!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very funny tv show....wish it were still on.
Published 1 month ago by Ronnie
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
Aweful aweful , if this is best skits, I'm speechless. Stuart was only redeemable part . It's on you tube, save your money
Published 5 months ago by Chet Anthony
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
I really like this DVD it plays Great and good Quality and Craftmens Ship, i will purchase again, thank you...
Published 8 months ago by Dion wolff
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like to laugh, this is for you!
Great DVD of a wonderfully funny and talented cast of MadTV! Sit back and enjoy this funny set of episodes from the folks up in Canada.
Published 11 months ago by Richard E. Lyons
5.0 out of 5 stars MAD TV
Well what can I say except its MAD MAD MAD funny and would def recommend it. And I would luv more.
Published 14 months ago by debbie pellettiere
5.0 out of 5 stars brings back memories
it 's been so long since I seen these old skits so many comedians got their start from this show.
Published 15 months ago by Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars im huge fan of mad tv !!!
just order it to have it in my collection cant wait to have season 2 & season 3 & the rest of mad tv on my xbl (=
Published 16 months ago by dee54
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
Love Mad TV looking forward to getting more season on dvd. They are very funny and of course Mad I enjoy it thank you so much.
Published 16 months ago by Jon Nash-Walden
5.0 out of 5 stars You have got to see!!
this is one of the funniest Cd's Ive ever watched, you must see this it will have you literally cracking up falling on the floor loosing your breath kind of funny!!!!
Published 17 months ago by truthbtold
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
I was so happy to get my Cd movie it was $20 a little much but that ok I was glad to get it I love Mad TV thank you seller for having this cd :)
Published 19 months ago by 1125punky
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