Appearances of Scott Baio in MAD
MAD Magazine #258 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
Now, you might not think Scott Baio actually appears on this Al Jaffee cover for MAD #258 (October '85), but take a closer look at the bottom right-hand corner... By the time MAD #258 came out, Scott Baio was a year removed from wrapping up work on Happy Days and had already seen his follow-up series Charles In Charge cancelled after one season. So writer Arnie Kogen dismissed Baio as a "TV reject" for the Mort Drucker-illustrated "MAD's Academy Awards For Teen-Age Films," which included this
MAD Magazine #350 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
I'm still at a loss to figure out why Scott Baio is pitching Hello Larry - The Movie instead of Joanie Loves Chachi - The Movie to mid-'90s U.S. Presidential wanna-be Steve Forbes. At any rate, this portion of "Better Things Billionaires Can Do To Help The U.S.A. Than Run For President," written by Andrew Schwartzberg and illustrated by Rick Tulka for MAD #350 (October '96), is the last known appearance of Scott Baio in MAD. However, he did warrant a punchline in Desmond Devlin's "MAD In The
MAD 84 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
Scott Baio and Brooke Shields try to find true love, each other and a decent script in this portion of "MAD's 'TV Exploitation Movie' Producer of the Year." Written by Stan Hart and illustrated by Angelo Torres, it originally ran in the entirely-original-material MAD '84 Super Special and is still one of the my favourite MAD pieces of the entire '80s.