Mad #393 (Nick Meglin and John Ficarra) - Charles Schulz Issue - May 2000

Mr. Charles Schulz (1922-2000) drew the Peanuts comic strip from 1947 until his death.  The original title of the strip was L'il Folks.  He was also a fan of Mad.  He was one of many famous cartoonists who contributed to Mad #89 ("Comic Strips They'd Really Like To Do").  For Mad, Schulz drew a simple four-panel strip about a flower and a falling leaf.   Jack Syracuse drew "Final episodes of Peanuts You Never Saw" written by editor Ficarra.  This was the second Mad assignment for Syracuse who recreated the Peanuts characters exactly as Schulz would have drawn them.  The Peanuts gang has been a favorite for Mad parodies.  Artists Will Elder (#24), Wally Wood (#39, #45, #46, #57, #77, #81), Bob Clarke (#60, #88, #107, #126, #128, #148, #160, #194, #214, #253, #279, #280), Jack Rickard (#117, #123, #127, #130, #138, #242), Angelo Torres (#131, #264, #272, #326) and Russ Cooper (#295) have also done Mad parodies of the popular comic strip.  In addition, Mort Drucker found room for the Peanuts gang in many of his movie and television parodies. [JAM 11/25/2013]

You've Got Jail - The Yellow Mile
Receiving A Strife Sentence - The Last Thing You Want to Hear
Return Deceit Requested - A Magazine Publisher's Sweepstakes Letter We'd Like to See
Angster's Paradise - Monroe & ... The Internet
What a Long Strange Strip It's Been - Final Episodes of Peanuts You Never Saw
Dead Man Laughing - Practical Joke Items Guaranteed to Put the "Fun" Back in Funerals 
Kick the Can - Mad's Dysfunctional Family Tree
Disc-Claimers - All-New Even Yet Still More Badly Needed Warning Labels for Rock Albums
The Bus Stops Here - Only the Assistant Undersecretary of Transportation Would Possibly Believe  [Fake Department]
The Dissing Link - 6 Degrees of Separation Between Anyone and Anything Part IV
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Pika-Choosing a Leader - Political Pokemon
Cars And Effect - A More Complete Array of Directional and Signal Lights
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Cops
Sick Degrees of Separation - Settling the Howard Stern Divorce Case on Judge Judy
Grieving Las Vegas - Mad's Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds  [Mark McGwire]

Fold-In - Clintons