Mad #432 (Nick Meglin and John Ficarra) - 50 Worst Things About Movies Issue - August 2003

Writer Scott Maiko got to take his jabs at his movie peeves in 2003.  Regarding the 50:

I absolutely agree with 3,7,9,14,15,17,19,20,23,28,29,33,35,38,40,41,48 and 49.
I absolutely disagree with 5,10,11,13,31,32,37,43,45,47 and 50.
I absolutely do not care about 1,2,4,6,8,12,16,18,21,22,24,25,26,27,30,34,36,39,42,44 and 46.

Look for cameos by Joe Raiola, John Ficarra, Nick Meglin, Charlie Kadau and Dick DeBartolo in "Mad's Photo Personals Gallery: The Men".  By far, the best article in this issue is "Interminable 3: Rise of the Bad Scenes" by DeBartolo and Tom Richmond.  This movie (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) was really ripe for parody and the team of DeBartolo and Richmond nailed it.  I like the NRA-approved weapon from "Really Big Guns, Inc." on page 46.  Also noted are special appearances by Barney, Teletubby, SpongeBob, Scooby Doo, Winona Ryder, R2D2, C3PO, Alf Headroom and Pikachu.  But, the many references to Arnold Schwarzenegger as a potential governor of California are just not that funny.  [JAM 5/16/2014]

Color Pages: 38 of 56 pages (68%)
Humorous Content: 48 of 56 pages (86%)

Lights, Camera, Infractions - Mad's 50 Worst Things About ... Movies
The Singles Seen - Mad's Photo Personals Gallery: The Men
All Jaffee - Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions: Special Medical Edition
The Dissing Link - 6 Degrees of Separation Between Anyone and Anything: Part VII
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at The Matrix Reloaded
The Route of All Evil - MapMess
Put Another Ideologue on the Fire - A "True red, White & Blue" American Patriot
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
The Greatest Generation Gap - The Real Reasons Older Man/Younger Woman Romances Never Work Out
Dicks as Chicks - Not-so-titilating Outtakes from Charlies Angels: Full Throttle
Circus of the SARS - A Peek Behind the Scenes at Barnum & Bailey's Tour of China  [fake department]
The Wizard of Odd - Duke Bissell's Tales of Undisputed Interest
They're Here, They're Queries, Get Used to It! - Questions, Dilemmas & Philosophical Conundrums Raised by Reality TV
Angster's Paradise - Monroe and ... The Big Apple Part II
Cyborg's-Eye View - Interminable 3: Rise of the Bad Scenes

Fold-In - Uncle Sam