Exclusive: MAD Magazine Targets Worst Things in Cartoons

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#51 Posted by BlackArmor (6149 posts) - - Show Bio

Used to love Family Guy, then it went to hell. No, you know what American Dad went to hell, The Cleveland show went to hell (though it didn't have nearly as far to fall) Family Guy had to create a plane of existence worse than hell, go there, and defecate all over it before they ended up where they are now.

#52 Posted by kriminal (653 posts) - - Show Bio

the fact so many people are arguing about regular show is because its so popular. old people cant get over their crappy smurf and flinstone cartoons. im 18 but i dont say adventure time and regular show suck because i grew up on ed ed and eddy, spongebob, and farily odd parents. but haters need no justification i guess

#53 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, lol. The bit on Family Guy is kinda abrasive, but oh so very true at the same time. Cannot help but smile at it.

#54 Posted by dangallant984 (1282 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly think that anyone who would rank Family Guy above Mad Magazine, especially on a comic book site, must be some kind of pitiable, ignorant philistine.

I'm not saying I don't think Family Guy is pretty funny sometimes, but there's no denying that it is amongst the basest style of humour; Mad Magazine, on the other hand, while being written primarily for the benefit of children, actually offers genuine and provocative cultural criticism. To compare them at all is kinda just asinine. So, oops, I guess..

And I love Adventure Time, I think it's one of the best cartoons on, but nothing is above genuine criticism, and I bet I'll get a chuckle hearing what Mad has to say about it. Five bucks says it includes a psychedelic drug reference. Ha! you guys!

@Dud317 said:

What's a magazine?

it's like what you're reading now, but on paper. Y'know, like a comic book?

#55 Posted by Dud317 (297 posts) - - Show Bio

@dangallant984: @dangallant984 said:

it's like what you're reading now, but on paper. Y'know, like a comic book?

What's paper?

Yeah, that was more of an attempt at a dying print joke rather than sheer ignorance. I'm in my 30s and remember what life was like pre-internet. I never got the fascination with MAD.

#56 Posted by dangallant984 (1282 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dud317: well, if you're in your thirties, you should have read Mad back in the 80's, early 90's, for it to have had any real impact. For me, as wacky as it was, it was like an oasis of sanity that saw through the bullshit of popular culture and the adult world. There's no doubt in my mind that it made at least four generations of kids realize how clever they really were.

#57 Posted by Fantasgasmic (1071 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackShadowCat said:

Family Guy is awesome. It's funny because it pushes bounderies. The Simpsons is kind of sweet compared to it!

This really dates you as being a young'un. Or dates me as being old.

…get off my lawn you kids!

#58 Posted by Funrush (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

@Icon said:

I love Adventure Time. Family Guy is hit and miss though.

#59 Edited by mewmdude77 (993 posts) - - Show Bio

all you guys complaining about Mad do know it's kind of their thing to make fun of anything that's popular. I'm sure they like a lot of these cartoons, but they're trying to be funny. It's nothing against those cartoons. It's like their movie parodies. they don't have anything against the movies, they just poke harmless fun at it. They make fun of themselves all the time, and I guarantee that #1 will be their own show.

#60 Posted by Johnnyjavavee (86 posts) - - Show Bio

Man.. If you write for a living you should really learn how to form a sentence.

#61 Posted by fables87 (1056 posts) - - Show Bio

@mewmdude77 said:

all you guys complaining about Mad do know it'd kind of their thing to make fun of anything that's popular. I'm sure they like a lot of these cartoons, but they're trying to be funny. It's nothing against those cartoons. It's like their movie parodies. they don't have anything against the movies, they just poke harmless fun at it. They make fun of themselves all the time, and I guarantee that #1 will be their own show.

I said that before! Seems like people don't get satire on here.

#62 Edited by OmgOmgWtfWtf (7043 posts) - - Show Bio

Mad has gotten pretty bad over the years. Cracked.com is much better :D

#63 Posted by Danial79 (2355 posts) - - Show Bio

I love most cartoons (including Family Guy and Adventure Time), so I doubt this issue would do anything but offend me.

#64 Posted by 202122 (1145 posts) - - Show Bio

why hate on adventure time???

#65 Posted by nintendork666 (285 posts) - - Show Bio

The worst thing about this is they actually made this joke already in June 2011...

MAD #140

#66 Posted by gavinsanity254 (26 posts) - - Show Bio

Family Guy may be hit-or-miss, and sprung from the same concept as the Simpsons, but it's still a heck of a lot funnier than the Simpsons has been in 20 years.

#67 Posted by Death Certificate (5438 posts) - - Show Bio

Some people are missing the point of satire.

Also Family Guy hasn't been funny since they brought it back from cancellation.

#68 Posted by Timotheus316 (151 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dragonborn_CT: I second that and quit watching it after they raked Kirk Cameron over the coals and Meg "got saved" while Brian burned Bibles.

#69 Posted by GR2Blackout (2564 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate Family Guy, and I'm interested to see what they have for Adventure Time (even though it's one of my favorite shows), so this sounds pretty good IMO.

#70 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (23436 posts) - - Show Bio

@Timotheus316 said:

@Dragonborn_CT: I second that and quit watching it after they raked Kirk Cameron over the coals and Meg "got saved" while Brian burned Bibles.

It seems everyone I talked to say that episode is arguably the lowest point in the series.

#71 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

Like Mad is the authority on good cartoons

#72 Posted by SHARKBEARAGATOR (1667 posts) - - Show Bio

Family Guy...Family Guy is pretty terrible

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