Mad #363 (Nick Meglin and John Ficarra) - Spice Girls Issue - November 1997

This issue was published with and without a cover border.  My subscription copy arrived with the border around the Spice Girls and Alf.  Obviously, this cover was released in error since the index credited border artist (Jaffee) and writer (Edwing).  Later printings included the popular border feature for the eighth consecutive issue.  The English pop group, Spice Girls were formed in 1994 and reached the peak of their popularity in 1997.  In addition to the Mad cover, the spicy ones were the subject of a Mad "Application Form" written by Associate Editor Charlie Kadau; made a brief appearance in the "6DEGREESOFSEPARATIONBETWEENANYONE and ANYTHING" by Mike Snider with excellent drawings by Rick Tulka; and were the subject of Snider's "Mad's Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds".  "Terminal Giggling" is the most likely cause.  One of the "scientific experts" can be seen reading Mad #363 (with border) in Stan Hart's "Mad Interviews the Defense Attorney of the Year." [JAM 6/16/2013]

Look for Dave Berg among other improbable characters on the jury on page 32.

Identity For Two - F*!@/Off
The Schmucks Stop Here - Melvin & Jenkins' Guide to Dating
Behind the Hallucinate Ball - The Mad World of Drugs
Initial Distraction - Product Acronyms You Never Knew Existed
Auditions And Subtractions - Job Application Form for the Next Spice Girl
Angster's Paradise - Monroe & ... The Gym Class
Mom And Pop Psychology - Why Your Parents Really Had You
It's a Boot Point - Little-Known Windows 95 "Tips of the Day"
The Dissing Link - Six Degrees of Separation Between Anyone and Anything
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Gangs
Slaughter in the Court - Mad Interviews the Defense Attorney of the Year
Youth-in-Asia - On Children and Labor
Taking the Wind out of Their Sales - The Dead-On Symptoms of a Dying Shopping Mall
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Seti as She Goes - Corntact
Grieving Las Vegas - Mad's Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds

Fold-In - Clones