Mad #394 (Nick Meglin and John Ficarra) - Wes Craven Issue - June 2000

"Wes Craven" was the sixth parody of The Raven by poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) to appear in Mad.  The first ("The Raven!") in Mad #9 used Poe's actual words with drawings by zany artist, Will Elder.  The second ("Hip Raven") in Mad #55 was written by uncredited Paul Laikin with drawings by the great Mort Drucker.  Then followed three variations by Mad poet, Frank Jacobs: "Rating" in Mad #111, "Jogger" in Mad #214 and "Reagan" in Mad #265.  Andrew Schwartzberg wrote the tribute to horror-king Craven and Monroe-artist, Bill Wray drew the screamers.  The best drawings in the issue are by Scott Bricher ("Still More Obituaries for Merchandising Characters"). [JAM 12/7/2013]

Witless for the Defense - The Malpractice
2 Trite 2B 4 Got-10 - High School Yearbook Inscriptions You're Sure to See
Statis-Tickle - A New Millennium Update to Mad's Table of Little Known and Very Useless Weights, Measures and Distances
A Site for Store Eyes - The Downside of Internet Shopping
Angster's Paradise - Monroe & ... The Foreign Exchange Student
Team Schlock-it - Pokemon Collector's Hall of Fame
Cars And Defects - Bumper Stickers That Reflect Real School Life
Tales From the Duck Side - The Ex-Files
I Have a Scream - Wes Craven
Better Ape Than Never - One Fine Day in the Animal Testing Lab
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side
Half Past 10 Pin - Bowling Shoes to Match Time Zones - A Mad Expose  [Fake Department]
An Embarrassment of Richard's - Tem-Por-Peddle-It Mattress Ad
Crap And Gown - Mad's Commencement Address for the Class of 2000
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Letters Entertain You - Mad Anagrams
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Parents
Mourning News - Still More Obituaries For Advertising Characters
Grieving Las Vegas - Mad's Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds  [Regis Philbin]

Fold- In - John Rocker