Appearances of Jerry Lewis in MAD
MAD Magazine #103 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
Expertly caricatured by George Woodbridge, Jerry Lewis provided the punchline for one of writer Stan Hart's gags in "Fathers Are Two-Time Losers," which originally appeared in MAD #103 (June '66).
MAD Magazine #231 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
With an unimpressed Dean Martin looking on, Jerry Lewis' 1981 flop Hardly Working got skewered by writer Stan Hart and artist Mort Drucker in "MAD's Academy Awards Show," which ran in MAD #231 (June '82).
MAD Magazine #241 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
Writer Arnie Kogen and artist Angelo Torres teamed up to take down Jerry Lewis (and his fans on either side of the Atlantic) in one of my favourite sections of one of my all-time favourite MAD articles, "Little-Known Celebrity Cult Groups." It originally ran in MAD #241 (September '83).
MAD Magazine #305 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
A quarter-century after illustrating "Fathers Are Two-Time Losers," George Woodbridge got another crack at Jerry Lewis in the Barry Liebmann-penned "Why We Get The Holiday Blahs," which originally ran in MAD #305 (September '91).
MAD Magazine #307 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
Bizarrely, Jerry Lewis showed up in MAD twice in a three-issue span in the early '90s. In this exchange from the final page of MAD's Family Matters parody, illustrated by Mort Drucker and written by Dick DeBartolo, Lewis nails Steve Urkel (aka. "Dweeb Irksome") and also gets a crack in at Pee-Wee Herman. "Familiar Matters" originally ran in MAD #307 (December '91).
MAD Magazine #354 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
Jerry Lewis and Labour Day telethon co-host Ed McMahon made a brief cameo on the final page of MAD's spoof of the 1996 Mel Gibson kidnapped-kid thriller Ransom. Written by Stan Hart and illustrated by Sam Viviano, "Rancid" originally appeared in MAD #354 (March '97).