Mad TV: King of Saturday night, baby

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  1. Mike Broadman

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    Once upon a time, the Titans of Saturday Night Live ruled the airwaves with its unique blend of sketch comedy. Now, the mighty MadTV Olympians have conquered. Oh sure, SNL probably still gets more viewers, but for laughs, Mad TV is great.

    Their music parodies are always awesome. Limp Bizkit "Posin." Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston are always hilarious. They had one last week where they made fun of Destiny's Child.

    They have a lot of talent. Sorry I'm so awful with names, but there's the big guy who does almost all of the impressions, especially Clinton, Kenny Rogers, and Fred Durst. The black chick; the poor girl- she's stuck doing every impression of every black woman in all the sketches: Condoleesa Rice, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Oprah Winfrey.

    They have this new gal who is great. She did this "drama queen" sketch that was just great.

    I still try to catch SNL sometimes, but they are just not funny at all. The shame is, they have a lot of great talent, too, especially Will Farell and Anna something-or-other. But that'll always be the bigger show because it's SNL. Oh well.

    Incidentally, that reminds me of a thing on Mad TV where they had one of the actors pretending to be a Mad TV writer wearing a shirt that said "I love Saturday Night Live." Good stuff.
     
  2. Brad Grenz

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    Yeah, Mad TV is great. Will Sasso's the guy you're talking about and I believe the girl to which you refer is Stephnie Weir. I do miss Nicole Sullivan though. But the show is consistantly funny, I watch it on Saturday nights and then switch over to catch the last hour of SNL. MadTV is rerun on TNN too.
     
  3. Morgan Jolley

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    The funniest sketch I ever saw on there is probably Britney Spears' "Spank My Baby-Back Behind" where Nicole sang a whole song about having under age sex...it was hilarious.

    This show has been my favorite for years. SNL was only good in the early 90s when they had all the truly funny people on, but they all left and became real celebrities, then ruined their careers.
     
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    We get MadTV some Wednesday's at like 1 or 2am, and I must say I find it extremely unfunny. I think I laugh at about 1 or 2 sketches per show, and each sketch goes on far to long with most of them being really stupid.
     
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    I remember 4 years ago watching a sketch from MAD TV and recording it. I never laughed so hard in my life. It was a parody of that clay-mation or whatever you call it of the yearly Santa special on TV. OH yeah ha ha Santa is the ringleader of a mafia and his "boys" take care of business. The way they did it, putting elves heads in vices and such kept me laughing for days.

    Strangely enough, I don't think I have watched the program since
     
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    Anyone remember Meat Beaters? Absolutely hilarious.
     
  8. Morgan Jolley

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    Recently, the show has been pretty good, though I still miss Nicole...
     
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    Okay, uh. I now tell you everyting! Okay?!

    De show uh' looka lika man.

    Okay, you go!
     
  10. Mike Broadman

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    Yeah, Nicole Sullivan was awesome, but I think Stephanie Weir is as good, though different. She's the new comedic diamond in the rough on TV in my book.

    Did y'all see the sketch this past weekend where she gave her family presents and they loved it, but she thought they hated it? She was so darn hilarious, hitting herself and going crazy.

    The two recurring sketches I miss most with Sullivan are

    1) The retarded chick. "Ci-Ci is my cat."

    2) She and the other girl were two stereotypical Puerto Rican gals. Lyta and Meleena, I think. And of course their mortal enemy, that skanky slut Rosa.

    I also have to give much props to Mo Collins. There was a sketch a few weeks ago that had me rolling, where her recurring character that coughs was on the Price is Right.
     
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    Yes, Mad TV has eclipsed SNL in the funny department pretty much since it started airing.

    It's rerun here both on FX and on a local station, one right after the other, so I've been getting my fix of some classic episodes.

    They just ran the first episode the other day. Aside from the constant references to it being the first episode, the show was already very much in its own element.

    Nicole Sullivan was definitely one of my favorites, but the show has not had a bad cast yet.

    Will Sasso is probably my favorite cast member, with Michael McDonald as a very close second. Any bit where he and Alex Borstein hit the red carpet at an award show or a premiere kills me. Their chemistry is amazing.

    I'm stopping now so I don't write a 20,000-word gush on this show.

    -Dave
     
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    I'm not a fan of the show, but I'd kill to find an AVI or something of Rusty's interview with David Boreanaz on the Angel set....
     
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    The GAP troll kills me! Alex Borstein is great! I wish they'd do more claymation also. What ever happened to the guy that did the UBS delivery guy. He was a riot too!
     
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    How about the PAX-edited version of The Sopranos ? Hilarious!
     
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    What happened to Nicole anyway? She was my favorite on the show. What's she up to know?
     
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    Ohmygod, I just remembered the Sex in the City spoof! That, was funny!!!
     
  19. Morgan Jolley

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    Remember the N'Sync movie ad they made? ROTFLMAO!!!

    Actually, I think Phil LaMarr did the voice of a character in a videogame I own (Metal Gear Solid 2) since he is credited and I don't think there are many Phil LaMarrs.

    This show has a lot of great recurring characters and parodies of things. Better than SNL. And, unlike SNL, the show can be good even if the guest sucks.
     
  20. Duane Robinson

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    Will Sasso is my favorite of the whole cast. Both when he was fat and now that he's lost the weight. The funniest sketch I think he did was the Birth Control Pilgrim sketch. He played this tiny pilgrim that would stop people from having sex while talking in Old English or some crap.

    Pilgrim (to man masturbating to porn): He who churns his own butter will writhe in the firey pits of hell.

    Pilgrim (to one homosexual massaging another on the floor): Cease thy dirty deed. He says some other stuff that I forgot, but the thing that got me rolling was when he said: I've never seen a man eat so much turkey neck since the first Thanksgiving.

    This show is hilarious.
     

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