Mad #314 (Nick Meglin and John Ficarra) - Buttman Issue - October 1992

Mad celebrated the blockbuster Batman Returns with a seven-page movie parody by Stan Hart and Mort Drucker.  This was the first seven-page movie parody since the Hart-Drucker parody ("Battyman") in Mad #289.  Drucker also drew the cover showing Alfred E. Neuman giving Michael Keaton the special Batman cut.  In addition, Mort Drucker fans were given a special treat with the double-splash page ("New Twists on Old Jobs") featuring 26 popular comedians of the day.  Page 22: Paula Poundstone, Jerry Seinfeld, Whoopie Goldberg, Robin Williams, Emo Philips, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers, (guy next to Rivers), George Burns (1896-1996), Judy Tenuta, Jay Leno, Louie Anderson and Gilbert Gottfried.  Page 23: Andrew Dice Clay, Carol Leifer, (guy in helmet), Richard Lewis, Yakov Smirnoff, Stephen Wright, George Carlin (1937-2008), Dennis Wolfberg (1946-1994), (person wearing "Twisted Sister" shirt), Rodney Dangerfield, Elayne Boosler, Rita Rudner and Garry Shandling.

Writer Tom Koch tried to predict the future with "Why the 21st Century May Be Even Worse Than This One!"  He was right on the money with earnings, TV channels and Michael Jackson (1958-2009).  Some of the others remain to be seen.  [JAM 3/13/2012]

In the "Letters And Tomatoes Dept." Mad staffers take turns collecting the bombs in the mailbox.

Bruce Wayne's World - Buttman Returns
All Jaffee - The Pump Idea in Other Products
An Embarrassment of Richard's - High Tech Excuses for the 90's
Tales From the Script - Drama on Page 16
Doom with a View - Why the 21st Century May Be Even Worse Than This One
Behind the Create Ball - Small But Significant Inventions of the Past
Quip-Change Artists - Mad's New Twists on Old Jokes
Myth-Conceptions - The Lost Playground of Kids Your Parents Always Told You About But You've Never Seen Yourself!!!
Massing Persons - A Spotter's Guide to Trendy Groups of the 90's
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Omissions Accomplished - JFK Conspiracy Theories Oliver Stone Left on the Cutting Room Floor
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side
Little Shops of Horrors - Mad Presents Selected Scenes From the Transylvania Mall
Romancing Ms. Stone - Basically It Stinks
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at the Olympics
Shrink Rap - Drama on Page 48

Fold-In - Camera