Born: 15th June 1963, Culver City, California, U.S.
Parodied as "Too Bad About You" by artist Sam Viviano and writer Josh Gordon in MAD #342 (January '96), Helen Hunt's role in the NBC sitcom Mad About You was woven into the final stages of MAD's Twister parody.
Artist Paul Coker and writer Arnie Kogen teamed up for "Twit-sters," which originally ran in MAD #349 (September '96).
it'll be worth it if we can finally get writer Andrew Schwartzberg to reveal whether he ever detected any real friction between Mad About You co-stars Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser. Paul "Not Van Gogh" Coker illustrated "When Other Celebrities Jump On The Poetry Bandwagon," which originally ran in MAD #385 (September '99).
Helen Hunt and Tom Hanks co-starred in 2000's Cast Away, spoofed in MAD #404 (April '01) by Arnie Kogen and Mort Drucker as "Passed Away." Hunt would only make sporadic movie appearances for the following 15 years, but earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role in 2012's The Sessions.