Mad #124 (Albert Feldstein) - Rosemia's Boo-Boo Issue - January 1969

This parody of Rosemary's Baby is among the best movie parodies to ever appear in Mad.  Arnie Kogen wrote an excellent story and Mort Drucker provided the flawless drawings.  The story starts with an "air of mystery" and continues with demons, witches and devil jokes on almost every frame of the seven-page article.  I like the fact that the old guy, Sidney Blackmer (1895-1973) wears a "warlock" earring and smokes Salems.  It is also interesting that Mia Farrow's first husband, Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) made an appearance during the dream sequence. 

There is a gross error in Sy Reit's article about polls and surveys through history (page 23).  Mr. Reit includes a 1952 memo from Publisher William M. Gaines to Editor Al (Feldstein?).  The editor of Mad in 1952 was Harvey Kurtzman who created the concept.  Shame on you Sy Reit and Albert Feldstein! [JAM 12/2/2009]

Look for  Twiggy and Lucy van Pelt (page 7), Alfred Hitchcock (page 9), Count Dracula (page 13), Alfred E. Neuman from the rear (page 14) and Snoopy (page 28).

Reader Neil Wahlert claims that Associate Editor Jerry DeFuccio is one of the make-out men on page 24.

Laying a Deviled Egg - Rosemia's Boo-boo
Don Martin - One Day in Baghdad
Patent-Panning - Mad's Follow-Up Report on Progress
Joke and Dagger - Spy Vs. Spy
Down to Earth - A Mad Look at Bugs 'n Worms 'n Things
Oy-Vegas - Casey at the Dice
Poll-Taxed - If Survey Had Been Used Through History
For Whom the Belles Toed - What Is a Make-Out Man?
A Wart-Winning - A Mad "Show Biz Success Story"
Hate-to-the-Bar - Songs of Crime, Violence, War, Hate, Bigotry, etc.
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side of Physical Fitness
Trite and True - Mad's Late Night TV Cliche Movie Script
God Help Us, Every One! - Christmas Is
Profit and Lawless - MafiaCo's 1968 Annual Report

Fold-In - Angel