MAD Magazine #19

Updated:
Country:
Great Britain
Published:
1962
Cover:
Special Unhinged Issue
Sale price:
2/-
Pages:
40

Editorial

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Note: ‘Special Fall [autumn] Issue’ (meaningful) in the US becomes ‘Unhinged’ Issue in the UK (less meaningful, especially as the logo was not truly “hinged” in the first place.

Pgs 7 – 9: ADULT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL DEPARTMENT (MAD Playgrounds, Art and Writer Dave Berg) - Note: Department Text unnecessarily changed from 'BERG’S EYE VIEW' to the above, presumably a weak play on “A Good Time Was Had By All”.]

Pgs 12 – 15: WATCH MY LINE DEPARTMENT (A MAD Guide To Languages of The USA (from MAD #68) Note: The ‘What’s My Line’ TV show title is a frequent visitor to UK MAD copy editing.
crops up again in the Department text.]

Pgs 29 -31: MUSE FLAT DEPARTMENT (‘Where Songwriters Get Their Inspiration, from MAD #50) - Department text changed from NO MUSE IS GOOD MUSE, but it is unclear why.

A surprising amount of quality material was lost during US-to-UK editing process:

- Midnight TV Roulette (Rickard / Belkin) 
- If Stars Had Ordinary Jobs (Drucker/Kogen) 
- The Comic Strip Characters’ Christmas Party 
- and more...

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