Mad #274 (Nick Meglin and John Ficarra) - Televangelism Issue - October 1987

I never realized how many stupid people lived in this country until I learned how much money was being given to mega-churches.  Certain individuals have become super-rich in the religion business in a manner that many (including me) would say was sacrilegious and hypocritical.  These character have been shamelessly soliciting funds via electronic media.  In this issue, Al Jaffee and Frank Jacobs expressed agreement with my position.  Jaffee's fold-in concluded that the "deviant sexual behavior" of televangelists was omitted from the Meese Report.  Jacobs rewrote the first seven days in the Holy Bible to account for preachers who "discovered Television ... and they  prospered through the Miracle of the Toll-Free Number and the Tax-Free Donation."  Jacobs concludes that God should pull "The Plug" on these creeps.  Amen.  [JAM 8/10/2011]

A hog and a sheep are on Mort Drucker's jury in "LA Lewd."

Law And Ardor - L.A. Lewd
Dick - Ultimate Accessories for Personal Stereos
Don Martin - One Quiet Morning on Willow Road East; One Quiet Morning on Willow Road West
Requiem Mass-Cot - Obituaries for Merchandising Characters
Sergio Aragones - A Mad Look at "Nightmare on Elm Street"
To Air Is Inhuman - Stuff We Didn't Get to See on TV (For One Reason or Another)
Law And Batting Order - Major League Baseball Rule Changes for the 1980s
Altar Egos - In the Beginning
The Ploy's the Thing - Clever Ways to Get Out of Embarrassing Situations
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side
Wake Watchers - Abra-Cadaver; The Plot Sickens
A Place in the Pun - Little-Known World Landmarks
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Renting And Raving - Why Owning a VCR is Better Than Going to a Movie
Law And Slaughter - Legal Wreckin'
Back to the Futile - The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Fold-In - Televangelist