Mad #136 (Albert Feldstein) - Botch & Somedunce Issue - July 1970

Arnie Kogen wrote it and Mort Drucker drew it.  Mad's parody of the popular Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid movie depicted the guys as wise-cracking robbers being chased by the comedy posseLook for W.C. Fields (1880-1946) at the poker table and, Don Rickles, Danny Thomas (1912-1991), Richard Pryor (1940-2005), Bob Hope (1903-2003) and Woody Allen in Bolivia.

After the focus on politics in issue #135, the main subject of #136 was sex.  Dave Berg started it with "The Lighter Side of Sex."  Then, Sy Reit and Paul Coker, Jr. offered "The Mad Sex Education Primer."  Finally, sex was the main topic in the Stan Hart & Angelo Torres parody of Room 222.  However, all of this was quite tame compared to the new satire magazine in town, National Lampoon.  While Mad was still snickering with 12-year-old boys, Lampoon was having a beer with Uncle Fred.

This was the second and last appearance in Mad by artist John Cullen Murphy (1919-2004).  He drew the excellent drawings of Mike Wallace, Spiro Agnew, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson and others in Stan Hart's "Mad's Vice-President of the Year."  Murphy was best known for his drawings of Prince Valiant in the New York Daily News.  His only other drawings for Mad appeared on the back cover of Mad #134. [JAM 1/21/2010]

Teacher Petey Dixie is selling pencils (page 44).

Look for Charlie Brown & Lucy Van Pelt (page 43), Lester Maddox (page 45) and Sebastian Cabot (page 47).

Reader Neil Wahlert identified Mad staffers Leonard Brenner and Jerry DeFuccio in "The Lighter Side of Sex."

Shooting From the "Hip" - Botch Casually And the Somedunce Kid
On That Ol' Doo-Dah Day - If There Were Only Two Survivors of World War III
Don Martin - One Day in a Tenement; One Day in a Garage
Postal Mortems - Condolence Cards for Life's Other Tragedies
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side of Sex
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Ad Infinite Items - Feature by Feature Advertising
Universi-Tease - A Mad Look at College
Matter over Mind - The Problem
Of Grave Concern - Obituaries for a Dying Americana
The Agnew And the Ecchstasy - Mad's Vice President of the Year
Double-Standard Bearers - More "So How Come ...?"
Show And Tell - The Mad Sex Education Primer
There's No School Like a Soul School - Room 22222ZZZZZZZ

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