Mad #387 (Nick Meglin and John Ficarra) - Twentieth Century Regurgitation Issue - November 1999

Who but the Mad editors could summarize an entire decade in 200 words?  However, they omitted the Second Boer War and a few other things.  With this eight-page "insert", Mad continued its inevitable march to full-colordom under the new management.  While Founder Gaines preferred black ink on cheap paper, Ms. Kahn & company had other ideas.  In addition to the history of the century, the editors managed to squeeze four parodies of bad movies (Big Brother, South Park, American Pie and The Blair Witch Project) into the same issue.  Apparently, the goal was to take out all of the garbage before facing the new millennium. These movies were so bad that Bill Wray was recruited to draw the last one and Mort Drucker was allowed to take a break.  Dave Berg also skipped this issue.  The uncredited writing for the regurgitation is the best part of Mad #387.  Sergio Aragones contributed ten excellent un-marginals, one for each decade.  [JAM 10/27/2013]

The Boys of Summary - Foley & Walsh Go to the Movies: Big Bladder; Mouth Park: Piggish, Larner & Uncouth; I'm Enterin' Pie
The Princess and the P.C. - The Frog Prince: An Updated Fairy Tale
Angster's Paradise - Monroe & ... South of the Border
Media Shower - The Mad World of the Press
Dealing from the Bottom of the Decades - Mad Regurgitates the 20th Century - 100 Years of Idiocy
Rock a Bye-Bye Baby - You Know Your Parents Have Sold You for Crack Money When  [Fake Department]
The Yuk Stops Here - More Joke Set-Ups That Don't Need a Punchline
Add Nauseum - Mad Equations
The Schmucks Stop Here - Melvin & Jenkins' Guide to Halloween
Chop Schtick - Modern Chinese Fortune Cookies
A View to a Pill - The ABC's of Drugs
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Animal Activists
An Embarrassment of Richard's - The Trivialers HMO Medical Claim Form
Nothin' Says Lovin' Like Something from the Coven - The Bland Witch Profits
Grieving Las Vegas - Mad's Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds

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