Mad #92 (Albert Feldstein) - Season's Greetings Issue - January 1965

This issue contains the first reference to "Lyle Bettger movies."  Editors of Mad would continue to use Mr. Bettger as a non sequitur for decades to come.  Lyle Bettger (1915-2003) is either a figment of their imagination, or a very obscure actor.  [Mr. Bettger appeared in 70 movies and tv shows from 1950 to 1980.]

New writer William Garvin brought Shakespeare to Mad.  Over the years, Mad has not hesitated to bring the classics to the readers.  The first work borrowed from a classic was "Casey at the Bat" (Ernest Lawrence Thayer) in Mad #6.  Garvin would be an occasional writer over the years with interesting subjects such as "Shape-ly Verse", "Psalm for a Sabbath Morning", "Mad Mintlies", "Future Instant Predictions". "Political Smear Speech", etc. [MADlog #13]

Chiang Kai-shek's flags are "Us" and "Them". (page 45)

Reader Tony Perodeau has suggested that "The Department Store" was Don Edwing's idea.

Mishap-py Holiday - Mad Safety Council's Predictions
Feathering Robbins' Nest - The Carpetsweepers
The Swinging Doors - The Mad "In" and "Out" Book
Don Martin - The Accident; In a Department Store; A Visit to the Country
Avon Calling - Shakespeare Up-To-Date
'Twas the Note Before Christmas - Letters from Santa
Joke and Dagger - Spy Vs. Spy; Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
Tunes of Gory - Up-To-Date Safety Songs for Children
Talk of the Town - The Sights and Sounds of the U.S.A. (Chicago)
Current Events - Everyday Olympic Games
Send-A-Mental - Get Well Cards for People with Emotional Ailments
Impress Your Friends - Neighborhood Celebrities
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side of Adult Parties
Sham-Pooh - Phony Magazine

Fold-In - KKK