Mad #152 (Albert Feldstein) - Mannix Issue - July 1972

Mannix was a popular and violent television detective show starring Mike Connors that ran from 1967 to 1975.  The show was the subject of Lou Silverstone's inspired parody ("Manic") that somehow valuable "Van Gogo ear."  Artist Angelo Torres also had fun with the improbable storyline.  Writer Tom Koch also used the Mannix character as one of his foils in "A Treasury of Television Poetry and Prose" with "Preamble to Mike Connors' Contract" wherein the producers promise that Connors will "miraculously survive the trompings, shootings and concussions ..."  Koch (and artist Jack Davis) also found room to skewer Milton Berle (1908-2002), Jerry Lewis, Rod Serling (1924-1975), Pat Paulsen (1927-1997), Pat Boone, Mary Tyler Moore, Johnny Carson (1925-2005), David Brinkley (1920-2003), Greg Morris (1933-1996), James Arness, Doris Day and Howard Cosell (1918-1995). [JAM 3/10/2010]

Look for Popeye, Archie Bunker and Steve McQueen (1930-1980) in "What's the Connection?"

Inside Dope - What's the Connection?
Don Martin - One Day at Campsite 39-B; One Fine Day at the Pyramids
Photo-Finishes - Mad Photoons
Progressive Jazz - Mad's Educator of the Year
Dear Money And Daddy - The Art of Writing Home for Money
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side of Weddings
Chain Reaction - A Mad Look at Bicycling
Network-Over - A Treasury of Television Poetry and Prose
Criminal Types - Suicide
Violence Is Golden - Manic

Fold-In - Convict