MAD Magazine #281

MAD Magazine #281 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
1st Edition - New York
September 1st, 1988
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Cover Variations

Table of Contents

Cover: California Raisons

Cover Artist: Sam Viviano

Real ad Super Special Winter 1988

Table of Contents

There was a time when a preacher's Little Black Book was the Bible!

Ad for The Mad Cooler Paperback


Ad for Subscriptions featuring Mort Drucker's Mad Show-Stoppers and Mad's Maddest Writer Dick DeBartolo Presents Here's Mad in Your Eye Big Book Bonuses

St. Healthscare

Department: Hippocratic Oafs

Artist: Mort Drucker Writer: Frank Jacobs

The Perilous Pacific Pickle

Department: Tales From The Duck Side Part 1

Artist, Writer: Don Edwing

Spuds Mackenzie's Photo Album

Department: Mutt Ado About Nothing

Writer: Charlie Kadau Artist: Bob Jones


Department: Frank On a Roll

Writer: Frank Jacobs Artist: Gerry Gersten

The Lighter Side of...

Department: Berg's-Eye View

Artist, Writer: Dave Berg

A Collector's Guide To Stamps Sneakily Designed For Fun and Profit

Department: All Jaffee

Artist, Writer: Al Jaffee

The Manhattan Monster Monkeyshine

Department: Tales From The Duck Side Part 2

Artist, Writer: Don Edwing

Reprinted in: US MAD Magazine #20

The MAD People Watcher's Guide To a Political Convention

Department: Behind The Nominate Ball

Artist: Harvey Kurtzman Writer: Mike Snider

A Look At Mad's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Department: And The Beat Goes On... Display

Writer: Desmond Devlin Artist: Sam Viviano

Foolproof Ways To Suck-Up To Grandparents

Department: Geriatricks

Artist, Writer: Paul Peter Porges

Really Tough Categories For The $100,000 Pyramid

Department: Ask Backwards

Artist: Paul Coker, Jr. Writer: Mike Snider

A Mad Look At A Mad Look At Garage Sales

Department: Serge-In General

Artist, Writer: Sergio Aragonés

An Indifferent World

Department: Rebel Without a Cos

Writer: Dick DeBartolo Artist: Angelo Torres


Department: Excerpts Mark The Spot

Artist, Writer: John Caldwell

A Mad Peek (Ripoff Mail Order House) Behind The Scenes

Department: An Embarrassment Of Richard's

Artist: Jack Davis Writer: Dick DeBartolo

Spy vs. Spy vs. Spy (Snake Sofa)

Department: Joke and Dagger

Artist, Writer: Antonio Prohias

Reader's Opinion Poll Mad's (Part 2: Movies)

Department: And Survey We Go Again!

Artist: Mort Drucker Writer: John Prete

The Nauseating Nuptial Nightmare

Department: Tales From The Duck Side Part 3

Artist, Writer: Don Edwing

Drawn Out Dramas (Various Places around the Magazine)

Artist, Writer: Sergio Aragonés

Back Cover Inside: What is fast becoming the hottest high stakes card game in the country?

Artist, Writer: Al Jaffee

Back Cover: State License Plate Mottos We'd Like to See

Artist: Bob Clarke Writer: Mike Snider