Mad #50 (Albert Feldstein) - Mort Drucker Issue - October 1959

As Wally Wood replaced Bill Elder in 1956, Mort Drucker eventually replaced Wood as the premiere Mad artist.  The exact transition point is difficult to identify, but issue No. 50 presented Drucker with and excellent opportunity to display his talent for caricatures.  In Arnie Kogen's parody of a "TV Baseball League", Drucker drew every major television star with amazing accuracy.  He was able to capture the essence of recognizable personalities in situations that were often quite unusual.  This talent was exploited continuously by the Mad staff as Drucker became the artist of choice for Mad movie and television parodies. [PSA2]

Boy is using swing to pull sore tooth. ("Mad Playgrounds" - page 25)

Departments:
Dishonorable Mention - Spot That Plug
Fix Their Volkswagen - How to Fight the Small Car Threat
Afoul off the Screen - NBC vs. CBS in the TV Baseball League
Let's We Forget - The Mad Time Capsule
Don Martin - The Nearsighted Man and the Telephone; On the Beach; The New Chair
No Muse Is Good Muse - Where Songwriters Get Their Inspirations
Ladies of Distinction - Women in Whiskey Ads
Hollywood - Scenes We'd Like to See
Berg's-Eye View - Mad Playgrounds
Out-Of-Context - Changing Meanings for Fun and Profit
Don't Beat This Generation - What Teenagers Really Think About
Television - TV Ads We'd Like to See
Bleating Hearts - Blue Confessions
Maybe Happy Returns - Practical Greeting Cards
Cops and Throbbers - The Night Peter Gone Cracked
Rock 'n Parole - The Big House Beacon