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  • A similar show to Saturday Night Live and In Living Color, sketch comedy series MADtv mines the world of popular culture for subjects ripe for parody. Based on the comic stylings of MAD magazine, the series satirizes celebrities, music videos, television shows, and more through outrageous sketches, a unique assembly of recurring characters, and the uninhibited zaniness of cast members.MADtv is now currently in its 13th season on FOX. During the season, MADtv can be viewed on FOX at 11:00 p.m. (est) on Saturday nights. Reruns of episodes from the series can be viewed in syndication on Comedy Central at various times.moreless

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 14 : Ep 17

    Episode #1417

    Aired 5/16/09

  • S 14 : Ep 16

    Episode #1416

    Aired 4/25/09

  • S 14 : Ep 15

    Episode #1415

    Aired 4/11/09

  • S 14 : Ep 14

    Episode #1414

    Aired 3/28/09

  • S 14 : Ep 13

    Episode #1413

    Aired 3/21/09

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bobby Lee

    Featured Player (Season 7), Cast Member (Seasons 8-14)

  • Erica Ash

    Featured Player (Season 14)

  • Michael McDonald

    Featured Player (Season 4), Cast Member (Seasons 4-13)

  • Arden Myrin

    Cast Member (Seasons 11-14)

  • Keegan-Michael Key

    Featured Player (Season 9), Cast Member (Seasons 10-14)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (156)

    • Italian Snowman-Guy: What, you don't know the story of Rudolph? Well pull up an icepick... I mean an iceblock and I'll tell you everything. Well, not everything.

    • "We got your money, you don't got your money!"

    • Artie Lange: (as the White Mama) Don't make me break my foot off of your ass!

    • Dixie Wetsworth: Jack Wagner, you're both handsome and funny! You should be our new Pool boy! Pool Boy: No way! I'm going to hold my breath until I die! (Holds breath.) Dixie: What do you think Jack? Jack Wagner: Absolutely not. Dixie: Pooly, breathe. (Pool Boy exhales.) Jack: We all know there is only one Pool Boy.

    • Darrin: You are so lovely. How did I ever get so lucky? Samantha: Simple. You just did what every man wishes he could do. You married a bitch.

    • Christian Groupie: (waiting to get into the Christian singer's concert) How big is his love for Jesus?

    • Susan walks into dark room with a flashlight: Hello? Things that go bump? (Steps into body) Excuse me creepy dead guy. (Sees a bunch of dead bodies) Cool! A Jonestown Reunion! (See's a dead Jack) Oh no, Jack! This is terrible, this is tragic! Now I'll never get that parking space!

    • Bobcat Goldthwait: Fire can be very dangerous, but if you need me to tell you that, you're a moron! You're an idiot! Play with all the fire you want! Stick your head in a volcano! While you're at it, why don't you blindfold yourself, get a pair of scissors and put yourself in a plastic bag and run in front of a train! There's a million people in this city, that's too many for me, a lot are all going to just grow up and cut me off in traffic. Now THAT's a message from your old pal, Bobcat.

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    Notes (155)

    • Notice that Artie Lange lost a signifigant amount of weight between the pilot and the main set. It stated in his autobiography that he used drugs to lose weight.

    • Bryan Callen was added to the cast at the last minute, replacing Craig Anton as the eighth cast member. This explains why Craig Anton appears in the opening sketch and Bryan doesn't. Anton remained on the show as a featured player for three years.

    • First time Debra Wilson portrayed Oprah Winfrey on MADtv. It's a role she'll keep portraying for eight whole seasons.

    • Artie Lange does not appear in this episode.

    • Artie Lange does not appear in this episode.

    • Artie Lange does not appear in this episode.

    • Artie Lange returns to the show afterhis absence

    • An early version of Bunifah appears in the Surgeon sketch with Kim Coles.

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    Trivia (38)

    • Re: Nicole's Monologue. Nicole said she wanted to appear on Party of Five, but she already had about a year earlier as Terry, a co-worker of Neve's.

    • Gump Fiction was also used in the pilot.

    • The theme music is slightly tweaked in the opening credits.

    • Phil LaMarr played Sinbad in the "Sinbad" sketch.

    • Will Sasso and Aries Spears are added as full cast Members. Alex Borstein, Chris Hogan, Pat Kilbane and Lisa Kushell are added as featured players. They would later be promoted to regulars.

    • Final appearance of the Lowered Expectations sketches which had been a fairly regular segment since season 1.

    • In "Making the Video: Brittany Spears' Lick My Baby Back Behind", when they're discussing the dorky pajamas, the director holds up a short pink top and short pink panties. But in the video, she's wearing the short pink top and a short pink skirt.

    • This episode features the final claymation segment (Clops V) until season 12.

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    Allusions (33)

    • Sketch: "Deep Stain Nine"
      This sketch spoofs the 1990s TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

    • "The Reinfather" sketch is both a parody of The Godfather and the Rankin-Bass "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" animated Christmas special.

    • Sketch: Suddenly Millennium
      This sketch is a spoof of the sitcom Suddenly Susan.

    • The "Sinbad" sketch is actually a MADtv presentation of what it might have been like if Sinbad the Comedian was also Sinbad the Sailor.

    • The "Vancome video" sketch is a musical video parody of Mase's "Hard Knock Life" song with the parody called "Vancome Life." This video features Mase portrayed by Aries Spears.

    • "Albenian Pie" is an obvious parody of the 1999 comedy film American Pie.

    • The segment called "Devon's Creek," is an African-American parody version of Dawson's Creek.

    • Mambo #6 This is an allusion to both the song "Mambo Number 5" by Lou Bega and to President Bill Clinton, who the song is about and who appears in the music video.

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  • Fan Reviews (150)
  • Seasons 1, 2 & 10 weren't the best; the rest of the first ten seasons were great!

    By bradleyd92, Mar 19, 2014

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    By thiememarcaly, Jan 13, 2013

  • I love it!

    By SaraShin, Dec 03, 2012

  • Not bad.

    By gracielove, Nov 09, 2012