Mad #341 (Nick Meglin and John Ficarra) - Circus Issue - December 1995

This issue includes the excellent circus-poster back cover by Jack Davis featuring "Limbaugh the Clown."  Clown Rush is still juggling the facts as I write this today.  Inside are more clowns from Duck Edwing ("Duck Edwing Clowns Around").  The best article of the issue is the double-splash-page in the center ("These Days We Consider Ourselves Lucky ...") written by Butch D'Ambrosio and drawn by Tom Bunk.  D'Ambrisio's observations are just as true today.  Look for John Ficarra, Nick Meglin and Al Jaffee in Bunk's diorama. [JAM 2/11/2013]

The "Tobacco Executive of the Year" is named "Jim Reaper;" the baby of the pregnant woman on page 46 is gasping for air.

Losing Your Launch - Appalling 13
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Alien Abductions
An Embarrassment of Richard's - A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a Coffee Bar
We All Have Our Blue Cross to Bear - How to Tell if You've Selected a Bad HMO
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Tribes And Tribulations - Hokeyhontas
Do the Rate Thing - Mad's Parental Guide for Safe MTV Viewing
Fortunate Tellers - These Days We Consider Ourselves Lucky ...
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side
Circus Jerks - Duck Edwing Clowns Around
A Bad Case of the Reruns - Bottom of the Barrel Nick at Nite "Theme" Programming
Bump on a Logic - The "Makes About as Much Sense" Equivalency Chart (Part Two)
Aches And Banes - Ailments of Modern Technology
A Pain in the Crevasse - Rarely Noticed Gaps
Choke And Gaggers - Mad Interviews the Tobacco Executive of the Year
Stop the Prestidigitations - Magic Tricks in Everyday Life

Fold-In - Babe Ruth