Mad #118 (Albert Feldstein) - Hippie Issue - April 1968

The cover shows hippie Alfred in a psychedelic drawing by Norman Mingo urging us to "Turn On. Tune In. Drop Dead."  Inside are three more Timothy Leary jokes (star of "Outer Limits" tv show; Mad valentine; classified ad for toga) and the seven-page "Hippie" magazine parody.  Again, this stuff is just not very funny.

The funny stuff are the two seven-page parodies ("In the Out Exit" and "Mission: Ridiculous") drawn by Mort Drucker.  The spoof of the classic television show, Mission: Impossible is the best article in the issue.  The "Ridiculous" gang are the opposite of the perfect Peter Graves team that never made a mistake.  Drucker's drawings of Martin Landau and Barbara Bain are as good as any you will see.  My favorite line by writer Dick DeBartolo is the one by the Landau character to the man with the microfilm: "... do you have change for a Series E Savings Bond."  I used that one in college whenever I could. [JAM 10/13/2009]

Sandy Dennis has a hand grenade. (page 4)

Look for Sidney Poitier, James Franciscus and Linus in "In the Out Exit" and Hitler in "Mission: Ridiculous".

Belle, Book and Vandals - In the Out Exit
Passing the Buck - Pro Football
Don Martin - Don Martin Looks at Frogs; The New Back-Scratcher
The Fault Is in Our Stars - TV Shows ... Recast
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side of Fear
Heart-Burns - Mad Valentines to Celebrities
To Scheme the Impossible Scheme - Mission: Ridiculous
City's Limit - The Advantages of the Suburbs for Kids
Joke and Dagger - Spy Vs. Spy
Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is - Mad's Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions
Turn on, Tune in, Drop Dead - Hippie Magazine

Fold-In - The Bill