Hey guys it’s Sam and I have a new second-favorite show on Cartoon Network. It is hands down almost the funniest Cartoon Network show I’ve seen since Adventure Time. Honestly. But if you like the MAD magazine, an extreme makeover of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, the faces of Mount Rushmore becoming the phenomenal Big Time Rushmore, and Robert Pattison and Taylor Lautner getting caught on the Kiss Cam, then you’ll love…

MAD is one of Cartoon Network’s new animated comedies introduced in late September 2010. MAD is a sketch comedy, which means it contains brief comedic scenes that are dubbed “sketches” that last approximately between 1 or 10 minutes long. They usually parody movies, TV shows, celebs, vice versa, or what I’d like to call….POP CULTURE. I’ve seen 6 episodes of MAD so far, and each episode holds two sketches. So if six times two equals twelve, I’ve seen twelve sketches overall. As an addition, segments of Spy vs Spy (one of the magazine’s comic strips, in wordless black-and-white) are also featured on the show, like they were in the magazine. If you’ve seen this face…

Be lucky. Because that face belongs to none other than Alfred E. Neuman, the cover boy/mascot for MAD. Period. That easy, breezy, handsome cover boy.

MAD has only aired twelve episodes, so don’t be disappoint. They haven’t even renewed a second season…YET. But here’s a list of all the episodes in the downtime (the ones emboldened are the ones I’ve seen):

“Avaturd, CSiCarly” – September 6, 2010
Jake Smelly goes off to learn the ways of the Na’vi. The CSI: Miami gang and the iCarly gang solve the case of a dead man at a TGIFridays.

Trans-Bore-Mores, Groan Wars” – September 13, 2010
The Transboremores search for the Rock of No-Talent-Tron…while going on vacation. The Republic tries to stop the evil Count Poo-Poo.

“2012 Dalmatians, Grey’s in Anime” – September 20, 2010
Dalmatian puppies of all sizes are behind the rampant disasters said to happen in the year 2012. The doctors try to prevent a patient from dying…in an anime style.

Star Blecch, uGlee” – September 27, 2010
The Star Blecch crew tries to stop Captain Zero from destroying Schlock’s homeworld. The Glee club prove that they can bring in the crowds — by admitting that their premise of teens “singing in high school” is no different than the premises for High School Musical, Hannah Montana, Victorious, JONAS, and Fame.

Wall-E-Nator, Extreme Renovation: House Edition – Superman’s Fortress of Solitude” – October 4, 2010
The WALL*E-Nator tries to prevent the world from being covered in trash. The Extreme Renovation crew tries to change Superman’s Fortress of Solitude so he can get intact with social life.

Pirates of the Neverland: At Wit’s End, Batman Family Feud” – October 11, 2010
Captain Jack Sparrow tries to help Captain Hook defeat Peter Pan. The Batman family tries to get on the Family Feud to capture the Riddler.

“Cliffordfield, Big Time Rushmore”     October 18, 2010
Clifford the Big Red Dog attacks New York City. A big record producer recruits George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln as singers for his new rock band.

“Fantastic Megan Fox, Mad vs. Wild”     October 25, 2010
Megan Fox goes to prove out she is the most fantastic fox ever by stealing the best features from Hollywood’s hottest actresses. Bear Grylls shows the various ways of surviving the wild with disastrous results.

“I Love You, Iron Man, Ben 10 Franklin”     November 1, 2010
Iron Man goes in search of a guy friend through various other superheroes. Benjamin Franklin obtains a strange device that can change him into different aliens, prompting him to take revenge on the British and a high school bully.

Class of the Titans; Zeke and Lex Luthor” – November 8, 2010
Curseus enrolls in a mortal high school and takes on the gods in a football game. Zeke is forced to team-up with Lex Luthor for a skateboarding competition.

“S’up, Mouse M.D.” – November 15, 2010
When Carl Fredricksen takes his house to the sky, he winds up meeting the obnoxious cast members from MTV’s Jersey Shore. Dr. Mouse tries to solve three medical cases involving Cookie Monster, Bob the Builder, and Miley Cyrus.

The DaGrinchy Code, Duck” – November 22, 2010
Something is wrong in the city by the Grinch. Chuck is parodied with a duck as the title character.


If you want the intro, btw…:


Check out more sketchy, silly, parodying episodes in January that are guaranteed to drive you…MAD! Oh, and yes, this is TV-PG so it won’t get sucked into the morbid world of Adult Swim.

L8trs, Sam

P.S. Here are the airings of episodes ahead of time:

January 03
8:30 PM
Wall-E-Nator/Extreme Renovation: House Edition – Superman’s Fortress of Solitude

January 04
4:45 PM
2012 Dalmatians, Grey’s in Anime

January 06
8:30 PM
Avaturds, CSiCarly/Fantastic Megan Fox, Mad Vs. Wild

January 07
4:45 PM
Star Blecch/uGlee

January 10
8:30 PM
Cliffordfield, Big Time Rushmore

January 11
4:45 PM
Pirates of Neverland: At Wit’s End/Batman Family Feud

January 13
8:30 PM
S’up/Mouse MD/Trans-Bore-Mores, Groan Wars

January 14
4:45 PM
I Love You, Iron Man/Ben 10 Franklin