This week’s Monday MADness features a few panels from “MAD‘s Inside Scoop On This Year’s Stupidest Holiday Movies” written by Desmond Devlin and Scott Maiko in MAD #459, Nov. 2005 (clicky any image to embiggen):
Tom Cruise‘s lunatic couch-bouncing Oprah appearance was used by computer animators as a basis for one of Kong’s rampages.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
To save time in make-up, Daniel Radcliff agreed to let the famous lightning blot scar be permanently seared into his forehead with a red hot linoleum knife, having made peace with the notion that he will never be known for anything other than his role as the boy wizard anyway.
When a call was issued for extras, the casting directors were surprised and thrilled to have over 20,000 mentally challenged people show up…until they realized they were there for the NASCAR event at the stadium next door.
The Chronicles of Narnia
A severely confused Vin Diesel showed up on the set every day for the first two weeks of filming until producers managed to convince him that the Chronicles of Narnia was not a sequel to the Chronicles of Riddick.
Fans of the original series may complain that Aeon Flux now wears a more modest outfit than her animated counterpart’s black leather straps and boots, but producers insist the change wasn’t made to avoid an NC-17 rating…they claim the new costume is based solely on a sense of decency towards everyone who’ll have to see all the fat Goth chicks wearing it come next Halloween.
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