MADtv is usually compared, with good reason, to its NBC competitor Saturday Night Live. Both are late night sketch shows that play on Saturday night, both rely on celebrity guest stars and mediocre pop music groups, and both have produced a few good comedians as well as far too many bad ones.
Sadly enough, the comparison stops here. Even during its lengthy down times, SNL still manages to make me laugh every single week. MADtv, on the other hand, is just plain not funny. Never. It's really amazing, in a way, that a show can last ten seasons without a single redeeming quality, a single good episode, a single good joke. But it has, somehow, stuck around.
MADtv recycles the same tired jokes over and over again. If they were funny in the first place this would still be unacceptable, but since they never were funny it is even worse. Every week it's the same old "Hey look, Ms. Swan doing something wacky!"
Mad tv is a great show and is very funny. It has great actors and it has great skits. I can't find one episode thar doesn't make me crack up. This show is a classic and is very underappreicated. From this show also comes great comedains who are very funny on their own specail on comedy central. I love this show.
I have watched so much comedy shows and madtv just made my saturdays turned much more sweeter. They have parodies that will laugh your a** off and you'll just love how much cool characters have they created. Like Tank that dude that acts all cool with his dejwu. My favourite cast is still Bobby Lee. I just love all of his characters like that chinese guy that talks english all weird and always says " yes yes." And he pretends to be Bruce Lee's cousin. Take my advice if you love comedy and little funny sketches thaen you'll love madtv it has everything to offer. If you don't like it you will just be missing a hole lot of laughing your a** off moments.
WOW! I love this show. It can be boring at some times, but most of the time it is funny. The best skit they have EVER done is the Snoop Dogg song "Smokin too much pot." It is such a funny song. I don't do drugs, nor do I listen to rap music, but it is such a funny skit!
This show has been on for a while now, and every season its get even funnier with real life parodys. Issues of the world causeing grief, pain or even amusement can be brightend up by mad tv anytime. Not afraid to go to the limit and beyond its no wonder that its still on.
SNL was the past , Madtv is now. A great show you can sit down to and laugh away your problems.
Madtv, stepping into greatness
So much funnier then SNL. Madtv has gone down a bit, but the comedy is great. They aren't afraid to go Off the wall. I liked the early years especially with sketches like Gump Fiction, I also liked Mrs.Swan she was hysterical. Phil Lamar was great as the office guy who is hyperactive. Some skits were bad while others were pretty good. You probably won't see as many breakout stars from Mad TV then from SNL. However in later years Mad Tv has crushed SNL. SNL isn't even funny, the only person there who is actually watchable is Darrell Hammond. Otherwise the show is a total failure. Now this show is declining a bit by definetly better then SNL.
A terrible show that over uses its funny characters to when they aren't funny no more. SNL is so much better. MADtv needs new material and fast because they have killed all their skits and buried them. SNL is better. MADtv needs new cast members and better writers. I dont know why its still on the air. SNL is so much better. No wonder why MAD magazine disses its own show.
It was better than the best. It was funnier than the funny... You would laugh so hard it would your head explode.Its way better than SNL(Saturday Night Live.) It...is..the..funniest show on the face of this planet.If you haven't watched this, you are missing out on the laughter. Whenever you feel grumpy, sad, depressed,etc... This show will get that frown upside down, get you more than happy. I watch it everytime when it goes on. If you watched the show, you could tell that they love this job. They love humiliating themselves and making people laugh. I have nothing left to say execpt go watch that and explode your head because of laughter and have a verylaughing life. ( i know, a lame ending)
best skit show around, i like their siera mist comercials too ( bunch of hungry sell outs, well thats my opinion ) though they still make you laugh in ways no other can compare, its still a pretty dam good show i say, and i challenge anyone who doesnt think so to PM, and make a good conversation about it.
MADtv is an awesome sketch show that simply seems not to be rusted at all after all these years. As of now, the whole cast has changed except for Michael McDonald, yet we can still expect great laughs every Saturday night. MADtv included some unforgettably funny and original recurring characters such as Alex Borstein's Ms. Swan and Bjork impersonations, Nicole Sullivan's Vancome Lady and Antonia, Mo Collins' Lorraine, Michael McDonald's Stewart and Rusty, Phil LaMarr's Michael Jackson, Debra Wilson's Bunifa and Malina, and Stefanie Weir's Dot just to name a few. Other memorable cast members were Aries Spears, Josh Meyers, Mary Scheer, Will Sasso, and Artie Lange.
Those were some memorable sketches a few seasons back, but on today's MADtv, you can still find very interesting sketches, like Nicole Parker's Britney Spears impersonations, Frank Caliendo's President Bush impersonations, and Daniele Gaither's Condeleeza Rice impersonations.
To sum it all up, MADtv is a show that started about 10 years ago, and is still going strong with original characters, and simply, a laugh-out-loud funny and talented cast to help create a strong backbone to the show.
I used to watch the first half hour of Mad and then watch SNL. One day I realized that I was waisting my time watching SNL after Will Ferrell left. Anyway now I watch Mad tv whenever it's on. Mike Mcdonald is the absolute best! It's not as good now that all the funny people left but it still kicks ass!
i can just say one word to describe how great this show is. Awesome. it's slapstick humor and parodies are some of the best i've seen. there impersonations of many of today's stars from Kenny Rogers to Oprah (my personal favorite)topple snl in everyway. many people say that this show is going downhill, that these new seasons are a bunch load of crap. that the new cast is terrible. well they are gifted in their own way. yes, i loved seasons 3-9, but this show is still funny as heck. nicole parker with her ellen impersonation, its great, danielle gaither with her one time oprah thing, still is better than mya rudolph's. give these new cast memembers a chance, they all have potential to be as great, if not better, then there predecessors.
MADtv is one has some of the most original and random comedy of any variety comedy show. Unlike SNL, MADtv comes up with new ways each week to entertain their audience and has a cast that is willing to do anything for a laugh.
MADtv is one has some of the most original and random comedy of any variety comedy show. Unlike SNL, MADtv comes up with new ways each week to entertain their audience and has a cast that is willing to do anything for a laugh. The writers always think of something creative that you wouldn't think of and always give the audience what they want. The cast is great and are some of the best comedians currently on tv.
MADtv is way funny and hilarious and better than SNL will ever be. MADtv has some of the funniest people on TV including Nicole Sullivan, Deborah Wilson and Micheal McDonald. This show egts funnier and funnier every year and even though some of the skits are the same storyline (Stewy, Lowered Expectations, Oprah etc.) they are still down right hilarious.
One of the funniest skecthes has to be Micheal McDonald's portrayal of Stewy, the child that looks 40. in second place is Deborah Wilson's Oprah, that one is so funny. MADtv brings together a whole bunch of comedians and make a great show to watch and laugh with your friends, unlike SNL which tries to be funny but it idioticly stupid. I reccomend this show to everyone who wants a good laugh.
the first 7 seasons of mad tv were fantastic. it blew away the grossly overrated saturday night live. lately however, the show is just not funny anymore. most of the key cast members - ex. nicole sulliva, phil lamaar and alex bornstein have left, and the new talent stinks! it's time to put this show to rest, and collect the first 7 seasons on dvd.
MADtv is more of a modern classic. I think this is so much better than Saturday Night Live. SNL has just gotten... bad. I dunno, but I think that MADtv is just great with their parodies and their classic characters.
MADtv began in 1995. I think that since then, it has gotten much better. I love the cast. Although many of my favorites have come and gone, a few are still there and there are new cast members that I am already beginning to like. The best season had all of my favorites such as:
Those are among the best episodes to me. I think they are doing a great job so far and hope to see more MADtv in the future. I think it is doing a fine job holding off against the SNL. I'm all for MADtv.
Not as good as SNL but it's hiliarious and it has it's moments. The sketches are funny most of the time but it's really hit or miss because some of them get it perfectly and are hiliarious and some I just don't get at all and aren't funny. The show has good actors they can play pretty much any role in the skits. A decent show to watch.
MadTV is a great spin-off the famous age-old comic books Mad Magazine. The show is more crude, funny, and laugh out loud funny. The cast through time has been well remembered, such as Will Saso, Frank Caliendo, Debra Wilson, and Alex Borstein. From very funny scetches such as Frank Caliendo's John Madden inpersonation, to Alex Borstein's Ms Swan. There are so many funny moments I could name off, like Debra Wilson's Chris Tucker act. Anyway, this has so much more comedy value than SNL.
MADtv is possably the best scetch comedy show. SNL lost its touch and I now watch MADtv because it has better scetches, jokes and actors. It never seems like they can go as far as SNL for some reason. The show is underappreciated by those who think SNL is the best. I say SNL has lost its touch so move out of the way for MADtv. I recommend this to anyone who likes to see a show push the bounderies and that is actually funny. Not like some others. *Cough* SNL *cough*. So next saturday night, make the right choice and change it to FOX so you can watch MADtv.
Why? Why do the producers of MADtv hate humans? Anyway, MADtv is a sketch "comedy" show that attempts to cause humor rather than make humor. It's stupid comedy. Is it worth watching yourself being degrated looking at this crap called humor. Saturday Night Live is better. In some episodes of MADtv, they try to talk down SNL and wants to be know as it's rival. Do you know why SNL doesn't fight back? BECAUSE MADtv ISN"T A THREAT! If you want to prove you are idiotic, watch it. I dare you.
In the mid 90's Madtv tried to do what SNL did. And that is make and awsome show with an awsome cast. But in the 90's SNL had it all Adam sandler, Chris Farely, Mike Myers and others, but then they became stars...they left and the show fell.
Now Madtv has taken its place and has done an amazing job! An awsome..(but not too awsome) cast, and great scripts. Madtv is becoming one of Comedy Centrals most played show, if not the most! Its awsome and everyone should give it a chance
MADtv is definitely the best sketch show till date and I like it far better than SNL. The show has featured some great sketches and developed some fantastic characters over the years. All the performers are immensely talented but my favorites are Debra Wilson & Nicole Sullivan. I try not to miss any episodes and I think it has already earned the title of a classic. And what’s great is that even after so many years, the show is still going strong. I would recommend it to anybody who wants to laugh out loud and have a fun time. Hope it continues to make us laugh with its hysterically humorous sketches and accurate satires.
I've been watching this show for about 2 years and it always makes me laugh! It's truly awsome. I cant belive its so underrated though couse its defenetly the funniest show I've ever seen and if you havent seen it you should... inless your offended really easily. So I give this show a 10 becouse its incrediable ways to make me laugh.
well as u can c mac tv aint like it used to be with Nicole Sullivan, debra wilson, alex borestein, and mo collins, right about leaving there will be no more stuart skits, and no more of the latina chiks played by debra and nicole with the Sk@Nky Slut rosa played by mo and its just noty the same i havent really sat doen and watched the new seasons i like the old ones with what i call the perfect mad cast like michael, debra, aries, nicole, bobby, mo, alex, will, frank and thas it. i mean i dont know why some people may like it but i like them better, not some not to sound harsh but newbies, sure they can be funny and all but i wouldnt wanna watch it instead i just watch the 2000-2002 ones and some 2003 and 04 ones but not really. and if michael or aries left i dont know what to call of mad tv anymore....
I have been watching MADtv since I was about 10 and sure I didn’t get all the jokes then but now that I’m 18 I fall over laughing every week. Out of all the shows I watch I have to say that this is the one that makes me laugh out loud the most. The jokes are witty and hit a lot of the major issues in society at the moment. I love their parodies of everything from music, commercials, to other TV shows. I have to say that I do miss people like Nicole Sullivan, Deborah Wilson, Mo Collins, Alex Borstein, and will miss Stephanie Weir but all the new actors and continued amazing writing continue to keep the show first rate. I will forever watch this show and I hope that it will continue to bring laughs forever.
It has been on the air for ten long years and they might be on for ten more if they stay funny. It as a long way to go to catch the SNL show because it has been on for over 30 years. But MADtv is still funnier than SNL and continues to grow every show and season.
Madtv is one of my favorite shows for many reasons. One is that the cast is awesome. Every season you always find out that someone has left, like in season 9 when Mo left it shocked me, I was really angry. But then I realized that the new people on the show are just as funny and is going to take this show far.
Another reason is the great characters most of the castmembers play. My personal favorites are Stuart and Doreen, Lorraine, the old lady that always has strokes can't remember her name, and Ms. Swan to name a few...I have a lot of favorite characters I would be listing forever.
Those are a few reasons I love madtv!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It seems that if you didn't have the words "Saturday" or "Live" in your title, then late night sketch shows didn't seem to matter. In 1995, Mad Tv premiered and turned it on it's head. Far more cutting edge, boundary pushing, and hysterical than Snl(at least since the first 5 seasons, and maybe the Dana Carvey/Phil Hartman years), Mad Tv has become the place to go for people wanting more color and laughs with their sketch comedy. With recurring characters that are actually knee slapping funny, and that people want to see, Mad Tv has overshadowed that department. Stuart, Ms. Swan, Lorraine, Dot, Trina, Marvin Tickvah, and hysterical impressions of Oprah and others has proven how Snl hasn't been able to cut it for over a decade. The performers are far more talented as well. Frank Caliendo is the best impressionist either show has ever had. Mo Collins can do more incredible things with her vocals than anyone on Snl in an entire season. When it does fall flat, it still doesn't make a huge thud sound like Snl and the audience goes as quiet as crickets. It's no wonder Mad usually outbeats Snl in the 18 to 49 demographic. Snl is more like a security blanket. It's nice knowing it's there. But it's Mad that delivers the goods and the laughs.
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