Mad #360 (Nick Meglin and John Ficarra) - IKRAPPA Issue - August 1997

Scott Maiko wrote the six-page parody of an IKEA catalog.  The "IKRAPPA Catalogue" is printed upside down with a full-color cover as the back cover of Mad magazine.  Because of the catalog parody, an Al Jaffee "Fold-In" did not appear in the issue.  The Maiko catalog promises "... to give any tastefully-decorated home the look of a rundown college dorm."  In addition to Maiko's fine work, Mad #360 also contains another gem ("Rosie O'Donnell Grills Some Non-Showbiz Guests") from Desmond Devlin who, in my opinion, has been Mad's greatest writer.  Rosie compares Nelson Mandela to Barbra Streisand; tells John Gotti that his mob hits remind her of the last episode of M*A*S*H; tries to get Timothy McVeigh's opinion of Madonna's chances for an Oscar; urges Charles Manson to sing an Almond Joy commercial with her; asks Sadaam Hussein to make camel noises; and babbles about digital clocks with The Unabomber.  You can have all of the Monroe angst you want.  I look forward to next outpouring from the brain of Mr. Devlin.  [JAM 5/29/2013]

Drawings by father and son, Basil & Monte Wolverton appear in the same issue of Mad.

Heaving on a Jet Plane - Corn Air
Angster's Paradise - Monroe & ... The School Clothes
Get the Flock out of Here - One Fine Day at the Cult Compound
Compulsive Rambler - Rosie O'Donnell Grills Some Non-Showbiz Guests
The Drooling Class - Redneck U.S.A.
Tales From the Duck Side - Goner with the Wind
Information Superhighway Robbery - A Mad Cybervisit to America Onhold
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Bard Silly - Shakespearen Sonnets for Modern Lovers
Hereditease - Sure Signs You're Turning into Your Parents
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Drugs
A View to an Ill - Dreaded Medical Conditions of Our Times
Foreplay's the Thing - The Mad World of Sex
Cliche It Ain't So - Truly Unbelievable Plot Twists in Action Movies 2
Grieving Las Vegas - Mad's Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds
How Swede It Is! - The IKRAPPA Catalogue

Fold-In - (none)