MAD Magazine #494

MAD Magazine #494 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
1st Edition - New York
October 1st, 2008
MAD goes green!
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Cover Variations

Featured characters

Table of Contents

Contents Page

Page: 1

Random Samplings of Reader Mail

Department: Letters and Tomatoes

Page: 2

The Fundalini Pages

  • List of all contributors

    Author: Paul Coker, Jr. Author: Dick DeBartolo Author: Paul Gilligan Author: Bob Staake Author: Garth Gerhart Author: Darren Johnson Author: Emily Flake

    Page: 6

  • America's Least Visited Parks

  • The Godfrey Report

  • Show Me the Monkey - writing the Republican Party platform

  • The Cover We Didn't Use - "Our 500th issue is just 6 issues away!"

  • Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds - Tila Tequila

  • When Cover Artists Haven't Read the Book

  • Fliers Recently Found Under Windshield Wipers

  • A Presidential Candidate's Speech That Really Says Nothing!

  • Bitterman - how to beat the best Halo player in school

MAD's 50 worst things about the Internet

Department: Web slights

Artist: Drew Friedman Artist: Leonardo Rodriguez Artist: Rick Tulka Artist: Evan Dorkin Artist: Sarah Dyer Artist: Jose Garibaldi Writer: Charlie Kadau Writer: Jeff Kruse

Page: 10

The Eeerie similarities between Family Guy and the Bush White House

Department: Griffin Accomplished

Artist: Jack Syracuse Writer: David Shayne

Page: 16

A MAD Look at Cooking Shows

Department: Serge-In general

Artist, Writer: Sergio Aragonés

Page: 18

Up-and-coming Mixed Martial Arts Fighters

Department: Monsters Brawl

Artist: Hermann Mejia Writer: Jeff Kruse

Page: 22

Overheard at the Barack Obama Rally in Germany

Department: Heil to the chief

Page: 24

The darker side of the Lighter Side

Department: Berg's Eye Askew

Artist, Writer: Dave Berg

Page: 26

A fast food customer satisfaction survey (that tells it like it is)

Department: Give grease a chance

Artist: Peter Bagge Writer: Scott Maiko

Page: 30

Spy vs. Spy

Department: Joke and Dagger

Artist, Writer: Peter Kuper

Page: 32

The Pros & Cons of being a polygamy cult kid

Department: The problem is a parent

Artist, Writer: John Caldwell

Page: 34

Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions

Department: All Jaffee

Artist, Writer: Al Jaffee Colorist: Ryan Flanders

Page: 36

Mad looks at A crappy Parent's Baby Book

Department: And a child shall read them

Artist: Kevin Pope Writer: Teresa Burns Parkhurst

Page: 38

Unacknowledged benefits of the War on Terror

Department: The Blast is half full

Artist: Peter Kuper Writer: Jacob Lambert

Page: 40

Stuples - Stuff you could probably just steal from work!

Department: Ad Parody

Page: 43

What the Heck is the difference? (Cover #11)

Department: Observation Dreck

Page: 48

Back Cover Inside: Fold-In - What types of increases provoke the most obsessive media scrutiny?

Artist, Writer: Al Jaffee