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MAD [magazine] has never been successfully sued, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying. The magazine once received a letter from Lucasfilm’s legal department after their Empire Strikes Back parody, demanding that they recall all printed copies of the issue and destroy them. MAD replied by sending a copy of another letter they had received the previous month—from George Lucas, offering to buy the original artwork for the Empire parody and comparing Mort Drucker to Leonardo Da Vinci and the parody’s writer, Dick De Bartolo, to Mark Twain. They never heard from Lucasfilm’s legal department again.”

-- Grady Hendrix in his article, “Cahiers du CinéMAD,” about the history of MAD magazine's movie parodies, in Film Comment. Here's a Wiki list of MAD's film spoofs. The first I remember is “A Crockwork Lemon.”

MAD magazine's STAR WARS parody

Two panels from MAD's 1977 parody of “Star Wars.”


Posted at 01:35 PM on Fri. Mar 15, 2013 in category Quote of the Day  
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Reed wrote:

First one I remember is “Conehead the Barbiturate.” I had forgotten how much fun these are...

Comment posted on Sat. Mar 16, 2013 at 03:04 AM

Lefty wrote:

i was just thinking about MAD magazine's movie and TV parodies and, I'm afraid, not in a good way. just that i don't think they've held up very well. either that or i'm just a fershlugginer fool. (I think my first was “The Six Million Dollars, Man!”

Comment posted on Sun. Mar 17, 2013 at 02:38 PM

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