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MAD Season 1, Part 1
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A TV show from the self-described "biggest producers of garbage on the planet"? On DVD? Yep.

MAD premiered on Cartoon Network last year to mixed reactions. The younger folk seem to like it well enough, the snooty late-teens and nostalgic twenty-somethings turn up their noses, and the older folk just scratch their heads and say "MAD magazine is still around? Huh." In a nutshell, I would dare to describe it as "Robot Chicken for a PG audience". Animated sketch comedy that parodies and mashes up every facet of pop culture that might be relevant to today's cartoon-watching crowd.

And in my opinion, it works. What we're presented with here is a high-octane stream of movie riffs, kids' cartoon parodies, Internet memes, gross-out jokes, and quirky little bumps between segments (some of which are produced by the legendary Sergio Aragones himself!). The mash-ups range from up-to-date (CSiCarly, Avaturd, I Love You Iron Man, etc) to cross-generational (2012 Dalmatians, Malcolm In The Middle-Earth, Grey's In Anime, etc), and cover dozens of sub-genres in between.

If you remember reading MAD magazine as a kid (and haven't been keeping up with what kids are reading and watching these days) you may be "too old" to get this show. Some things will still make you chuckle, but unless you're familiar with Hannah Montana, Twilight, and Justin freaking Bieber, you'll miss at least 50% of the jokes present here. Though you'll probably still enjoy the Spy vs Spy shorts. Classic stuff.

For a DVD release, this works well enough. Half of the show's first season (13 11-minute segments) is present, picture and audio are fine, but no special features. And interestingly enough, no advertisements. Still, I'm docking a star for releasing the season in two $eparate part$, and for the lack of special features - some interviews with the snarkastic writers would have been nice.

All in all though, pick this up if you're a fan of the show. If your kids are always trying to take a peek at your Robot Chicken DVDs even after you've told them not to, give them this to suck on. Who knows, it could work.

Don't get even, get MAD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 28, 2013
My son is a big fan of the show so I ordered him this DVD along with another one. They both shipped fast and the service was great. The item I received is exactly as described. Thanks!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2012
I've been a fan of MAD magazine since I can remember. Since the Seventies sometime, and I even still subscribe to the magazine. I have a young child in the house who loves to watch all of the latest shows for kids, and this show came on one day and caught my attention and from that day on I've been hooked.

Each episode is like an animated version of the magazine. You get the movie and TV show spoofs, the celebrity parodies, lampooned commercials, and other animated segments such as Spy vs Spy, Sergio Aragones clips, and Don Martin gags. It's all there and more in great 11 minute episodes. The voice talent cast is excellent as well and really adds a lot to the jokes being presented. In fact, some of the gags based on pop culture and celebrity icons that I am not very familar with are still hilarious just to hear the zany voices blather on!

If you are looking for some silly entertainment to lighten up your mood and give you some good hearty laughs then you'll be glad that you got MAD.
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on February 4, 2013
great magazine back in the day. they just celebrated 60 yrs!! i had no idea they still had the magazine. instead of reading the magazines, i got the dvd, it's great!!! a must for people that read the magazine
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on December 23, 2012
5 stars!!!!This show is AWESOME. I love it and it is very fun to watch. I would recommend it to anyone!
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on December 2, 2012
I actually don't own this dvd [at least not now] so I can't comment on the dvd's quality. I do record and watch it on tv or buy episodes off of iTunes for my iPad so I can watch it anywhere. This is a skit comedy show that makes fun of movies, tv shows and celebrities. It even makes fun of itself. It is based on the humour magazine, MAD. I haven't read it, so I can't compare this to that or MADtv. There seem to mixed opinions about this show, but I think it's funny just for how silly it is. I also think that it's a show that kids and adults can enjoy. There are lot of sketches that parody movies and shows that most kids won't be familiar with, but you don't have to be familiar with said movies or shows to enjoy the skits. Although, the skits might have spoilers for the movies or shows they parody, so if you don't want spoilers for said movies or shows, then you'll want to watch them before seeing the skits. There are also short funny scenes, Spy vs. Spy [about two spies always trying to outwit each other], and fake commercials. This dvd has 13 11-minute episodes. The Season One Part Two dvd has the same amount of episodes. I wanted to write that here so that no one thinks they're getting 13 half hour episodes. So if you're looking for a funny cartoon, I would recommend this. Although, as I've said before, there seem to be mixed opinions about this show, so you may want to check out a few episodes before deciding whether or not to get this.
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on November 30, 2012
Another one I don't recall buying, so it must have been for my son. He loves it...shares it with his friends.
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on August 6, 2014
My son loves this!
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10 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on July 25, 2011
Mad on cartoon network is totally hilarious!!! Sure it makes fun of people and does a movie parody a few times per episode. If you have any sense of humor at all, this show is for you. Can't wait for it to come out so I can purchase season one. Commenting on a review left----kids do have a sense of humor. They think the show is funny. I have no idea why you would even leave a bad review. Have you even watched the show? If not, you should. You will like.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2011
Bought this for my son for christmas he loved it watched it two times and laughed a lot!
If your a ma magazine fan i think you will love it
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