MAD Magazine #401

MAD Magazine #401 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
1st Edition - New York
January 1st, 2001
The 20 dumbest people, events and things of 2000!
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Table of Contents

Advertisement for Subscriptions (with Kelly Freas Art)

Pull My Cheney - Death Penalty Tater Grater

Artist, Writer: Tom Cheney

Contents Page

Page: 1

Advertisement for Mad XL #7 - January 2001

Page: 2


Page: 4

Technology Carols for the Holiday Season

Department: Byte Christmas

Writer: Frank Jacobs Artist: Peter Kuper

Page: 6

Mad's Parental Etiquette Guide for Kids' Sporting Events

Department: Missed Manners

Artist, Writer: John Caldwell

Page: 10

Spy vs. Spy

Department: Joke and Dagger

Artist, Writer: Peter Kuper

Page: 12

Monroe &... The Fishing Trip

Department: Angster's Paradise

Artist: Bill Wray Writer: Anthony Barbieri

Page: 14

The MAD 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of...

  • Introduction Page

    Page: 17

  • 1. Election 2000 (featuring Al Gore or George Bush)

    Writer: Desmond Devlin Artist: Tom Richmond

    Page: 18

  • 2. Atlanta Fans Cheer John Rocker's Return

    Artist: Drew Friedman Writer: Anthony Barbieri

    Page: 19

  • 3. Napster: Defenders of Copyright Infringement

    Writer: Scott Maiko

    Page: 19

  • 4. Eminem - "Introducing The Amazing Lifelike Singing and Dancing Fish! Big Mouth Eminem" - (Big Mouth Billy Bass Ad Parody)

    Artist: Scott Bricher

    Page: 20

  • 5. The U.S. vs. Microsoft - "Companies We Can Expect to See After the Microsoft Breakup"

    Writer: Mike Snider

    Page: 20

  • 6. The Elian Gonzalez Fiasco - "The Perfect Political Storm" - The Perfect Storm movie poster parody)

    Artist: Scott Bricher

    Page: 21

  • 7. Darva Conger: Who Wants To Marry a Centerfold Bimbo? (Playboy Magazine Cover Parody)

    Writer: Dave Croatto

    Page: 22

  • 8. Bobby Knight: Serial Bully - "Oops!... He Did It Again" - (Oops!... I Did It Again Britney Spears Song Parody)

    Artist: Ray Alma

    Page: 23

  • 9. Leonardo DiCaprio Interviews President Clinton (Titanic movie parody)

    Artist: Hermann Mejia Writer: Butch D'Ambrosio

    Page: 23

  • 10. OPEC Gas Price Gouging - "A Popular Commercial in the Middle East" - (Budweiser - Whassup? Ad Parody)

    Artist: Bill Wray

    Page: 24

  • 11. The Rats of Survivor (Norman Rockwell Freedom from Want Painting Parody)

    Artist: Richard Williams

    Page: 25

  • 12. NFL: National Felons League - "Which Sportscenter Do You Watch?" - (ESPN Ad Parody)

    Photographer: Irving Schild Writer: Jeff Kruse

    Page: 26

  • 13. Stephen King: The Horror of E-Books

    Writer: Russ Cooper

    Page: 26

  • 14. The Government Sets New Mexico Ablaze - "Remember! Only You Can Prevent Your Government From Starting Forest Fires!"

    Artist: James Warhola

    Page: 27

  • 15. Monday Night Football Hires Dennis Miller - "When Other Comedians Become Monday Night Football Commentators"

    Writer: Russ Cooper Artist: Sam Sisco

    Page: 28

  • 16. Firestone Tires Recall - (a letter from Firestone and Ford)

    Writer: Dick DeBartolo

    Page: 29

  • 17. The Boy Scouts Screw Gays

    Writer: Michael Gallagher Artist: Timothy Shamey

    Page: 30

  • 18. The Overblown, Overhyped Harry Potter Media Frenzy - "Harry Potter and the Mass Hysteria" (Book Cover Parody)

    Artist: James Warhola

    Page: 30

  • 19. Scooter Wipeouts Strain Health Care System - Fold-In

    Artist, Writer: Al Jaffee

    Page: 31

  • 20. David Crosby: Sperm Whale (Michelangelo's Creation of Adam Painting Parody)

    Artist: Hermann Mejia

    Page: 32

A Mad Investigative Report: Doomsday Cults in America Today

Department: Sects Education

Artist: Kevin Pope Writer: Jeff Kruse

Page: 33

A Mad Look at Christmas

Department: Serge-In General

Artist, Writer: Sergio Aragonés

Page: 36

The Lighter Side of...

Department: Berg's Eye View

Artist, Writer: Dave Berg

Page: 39

Spot Your Parents!! - When you asked if Santa Claus was real

Department: The Traits of Wrath

Writer: Jeff Kruse Artist: Bob Staake

Page: 43

How Bill Clinton Will Stack Up Against Other U.S. Presidents

Department: Assail to the Chief

Artist: Paul Coker, Jr. Writer: Desmond Devlin

Page: 44

Mad's Celebrity Cause-Of-Death Betting Odds: Jeff Probst

Department: Grieving Las Vegas

Writer: Mike Snider Artist: Jon Weiman

Page: 48

Drawn Out Dramas (Various Places around the Magazine)

Artist, Writer: Sergio Aragonés

Back Cover Inside: Gooffellas

Artist, Writer: Don Edwing

Back Cover: New "Rock & Rap Inspired" Ben & Jerry's Flavors (Ad Parody)

Artist: Scott Bricher Writer: Arie Kaplan