Mad #316 (Nick Meglin and John Ficarra) - Pumpkin Issue - January 1993

The cover of issue number 316 was created by master food carver, Hugh McMahon.  As usual, the Mad staff was celebrating Halloween with its January issue.  This issue also featured the first of many tributes to founder William M. Gaines by artist Dave Berg.  Gaines was framed and placed in the office of the Mad staff to watch over the staff as they continue to create the magazine that first appeared in 1955. [JAM 3/25/2012]

Look for George Jetson, Fred Flintstone, Linus Van Pelt, Andy Capp and Darth Vader.

A Bad Case of the Nuns - Sister Axed
Tales From the Duck Side - The Cretinous Cook's Concoction; The Wacky Washroom Whizbang; The Volatile Vegetable Vignette
Cutting the Decade - The Differences Between the 80's and the 90's
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Frank on a Roll - Greeting Cards that Keep Up with the Times
The Hinter of Our Discontent - Words of Warning that Your Life's Not Going Well
Hide 'N' Critique - Mad's Instant TV Reviews
Circular Jerks - Mad's Avalanche O' Catalogs
The Stuff that Themes Are Made Of - Mad's Mix 'N' Match Donahue/Oprah/Geraldo/Maury/Sally Jessy/Jane Guest and Topic Generator
Words to Glib by - Mad Proverbs Guaranteed to Leave 'em Speechless
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side
Putting on the Old Feedback - More Customer Satisfaction Surveys  We'd Like to See
Getting out the Float - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Rejects
Philately Will Get You Nowhere - Commemorative Stamps We'd Like to See (But Never Will)
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Tattoos
When Irish Spies Are Smiling - Patr-Idiotic Games
One Footnote in the Grave - The Mad Living Will

Fold-In - Woman