Mad #459 (John Ficarra) - Holiday Movies Issue - November 2005

Mad writers Desmond Devlin and Scott Maiko offer short reviews of nine holiday movies in "Mad's Inside Scoop on This Year's Stupidest Holiday Movies" drawn by Tom Richmond.  Three of these (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and Zathura, qualify for the same 20-word, movie category/short review: "Best Motion Picture Featuring Kids Who Are Forced to Stick Together as They Battle Unexpected Perils in a Strange Land".  Mad writers are adept at identifying the essence of a movie in one sentence and then being able to create several clever jokes about said movie.  I saw Zathura.  It was not bad.  [JAM 9/2/2014]

Color Pages: 54 of 64 pages (84%)
Humorous Content: 47 of 64 pages (73%)

Random Acts of Mindless - The Fundalini Pages 
Coming Detractions - Mad's Inside Scoop on This Year's Stupidest Holiday Movies
XXX-tra Curricular Activities - The High School Gentlemen's Etiquette Guide for Dating Your Teacher
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Pizza
In Blog We Trust - Planet Tad!!!!!
Deface the Music - More Mad CD Cover Doodles
One For Rall And Rall For One - 7 Periods Closer to Death
Angster's Paradise - Monroe and ... Immigration
Rotten Meet - You May Want to Call Off the "Face to Face" If
Funny in the Blank - Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself Reality Show Press Release
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Soapy's Choice - The Startling Differences Between Washcloths and Loofahs  [fake department]
Deck the Halls with Boughs of Hollywood - Mad's Horrendous Holiday Movie Outtakes
Pen And Stink - The Strip Club
License to Shill - Go Fetch!
DNA-Holes - C.S.OY: NY
For Your Disguise Only - This Year's Hottest Halloween Costumes

Fold-In - Poker Table