Mad #151 (Albert Feldstein) - Quality Issue - June 1972

In another attack on its own cover format, Mad published itself with an intentional printing flaw while saluting American industry for " ... quality, perfection, and high standards of production."

The only above average article in the issue is the Larry Siegel parody of the Mike Nichols movie, Carnal Knowledge.  This was a racy movie in its day but it seems quite tame by today's standards.  Writer Larry Siegel easily identifies the story flaws and artist Mort Drucker has a lot of fun with the actors.  Mortimer Snerd, one of Candice Bergen's wooden "brothers" is one of the students in the 1943 opening dance scene, and Art Garfunkel has a photo of his former singing partner, Paul Simon on the wall of his bedroom.  This was a very depressing movie about some selfish, privileged but unhappy people who just never could find their greener pastures. [JAM 3/9/2010]

Light-Metered Verse - Mad Photoetry
Don Martin - In the Operating Room; Back in the Operating Room
Strike Up the Bandwagon - Campaign Songs for the '72 Presidential Candidates
Hypocratic Oafs - Miracle Center
The Eyes of Taxes Are Upon You - Letters from the Internal Revenue Service
Jocks Trapped - Sports Interviews - Past, Present and Future
Polish Joke - The Small Businessman
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side of Modern Technology
Acting Two-Phrased - When Somebody Says ... He's Almost Sure to Say
Doom-Buggies - Mad's Auto Manufacturer of the Year
Oh-Oh! - You Know Your Days Are Numbered When
"R" Movies Better Than Ever? - Carnival Knowledge

Fold-In - Mickey Mouse