MAD Magazine #262

MAD Magazine #262 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
1st Edition - New York
April 1st, 1986
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Cool anecdote by Rachel Kaufman:

Rachel Kaufman drawn by George Woodbridge

This photo has quite a story behind it: in the mid '80s, I visited the MAD office in NYC for the 1st time (when it was still at 485 MADison Avenue) with my grandmother. We met William Gaines, as well as the artist George Woodbridge. He showed my grandmother & me a sketch he was working on for an upcoming article, which at first only had the sousaphone player marching in front, in terms of musicians. I was very into playing the trombone at the time, & jokingly asked "Where's the trombone player?" Mr. Woodbridge looked at me and said "Short hair...glasses...I'll remember." As each month passed, I looked for the issue that might have the piece, and sure enough, when issue #262 came out in April 1986, there it was, on pp.12-13, and if you look closely behind the sousaphone player, there indeed is a short-haired, spectacled female trombonist :) Thanks again so much, George Woodbridge! What a tremendous thrill and honor this was for me, the teenage music & MAD geek that l was...& proudly still am ????


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Artist: Richard Williams Writer: John Rios

Table of Contents

Artist: The Usual Gang of Idiots

Letters and Tomatoes Department

Department: Letters and Tomatoes

Artist: Sergio Aragonés

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Artist: Mort Drucker Writer: Stan Hart

Badly Needed Warning Labels For Rock Albums

Department: Disc-Claimers

Writer: Desmond Devlin

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Department: Intercom-Ic Relief

Artist: George Woodbridge Writer: John Prete

The Lighter Side Of...

Department: Berg's-Eye View

Artist, Writer: Dave Berg

Drama On Page 19

Department: A Perfect 10 Count

Artist, Writer: John Caldwell

Reminder Lists of the Rich and Famous

Department: The Jot Set

Artist, Writer: Lawrence Bush

One Fine Day With King Kong

Department: Don Martin

Writer: Sergio Aragonés Writer: Don Edwing Artist: Don Martin

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Department: A Freudian Script

Writer: Frank Jacobs Artist: George Woodbridge

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Department: A Bad Case of the Re-Runs

Artist: Angelo Torres Writer: Dennis Snee

Extinct Sporting Events From Days Gone By...

Department: Carrying th Olympic Torture

Artist, Writer: Paul Peter Porges

Mad's Congressional Record

Department: Capitol Games

Writer: Don Edwing Artist: Bob Clarke

The Real-Life Tell-It-Like-It-Is Dr. Seuss

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Spy vs. Spy

Department: Joke and Dagger

Artist, Writer: Antonio Prohias

Mad's Dual Purpose Clothing Accessories

Department: Utilize-Capades

Artist: Al Jaffee Writer: Mark A. Dressler

A Mad Look At Pro Wrestling

Department: Serge-In General

Artist, Writer: Sergio Aragonés

Highway to Heaving

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Writer: Dick DeBartolo Artist: Mort Drucker

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Artist, Writer: Sergio Aragonés