Mad #300 (Nick Meglin and John Ficarra) - Classic Movie Parodies Issue - January 1991

As a special treat to its readers for the 300th issue, Mad editors delivered parodies of three classic movies that were made (1939-1942) before Harvey Kurtzman had the idea for Mad #1 (1952).  "Casabonkers" written by Arnie Kogen, "The Wizard of Odds" written by Stan Hart, and "Groan with the Wind" written by Frank Jacobs, are three of the best movie parodies to appear in Mad.  Although Mort Drucker and Sam Viviano are excellent artists, the best drawings in this issue are by Jack Davis.  His double splash-page captures the essence of Gone with the Wind and the exception beauty of Vivien Leigh (1913-1967) who portrayed the incomparable Scarlett O'Hara.  A previous parody of GWTW drawn by Wally Wood appeared in Panic #8 ("Gone with the Widow").  Jacobs also wrote "The Guru of Ours" in Mad #128.  If I had to choose three pre-WWII movies that have retained their relevance, I could not have chosen three better than Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, and Gone with the Wind. [JAM 12/31/2011]

Al Jaffee tried to fool "Fold-In" readers into thinking that the subject was Bart Simpson but we know better.

Slay It Again, Sam - Casabonkers
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Dinosaurs
Frank on a Roll - Mad Raps up Shakespeare
Tales From the Duck Side - The Injurious Identification Intrigue; The Death-Dealing Deep-Sea Debacle; The Troubling Tribal Transgression
A Warren for His Arrest - Schtick Tracy
Go To Fail, Go Directly To Fail - A Mad Squint at Some Born Losers
All Jaffee - The Mad Restaurant Survival Kit
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side
Toto Recall - The Wizard of Odds
Mind Over Manners - A Mad Etiquette Guide for the 90's
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
The South Will Writhe Again - Groan with the Wind

Fold-In - Al Jaffee