On the Stands: MAD #483

October 16th, 2007 | Posted in MAD Magazine

On news stands today, October 16th:

MAD # 483 (Nov. 2007)

  • Cover (Mark Fredrickson)
  • The Fundalini Pages (Sergio Aragon?¬©s, John Caldwell, Duck Edwing, Todd Eisner, Garth Gerhart, Jeff Kruse, Jacob Lambert, Scott Maiko, Ben Schultz, Jack Syracuse, Rick Tulka, Jason Yungbluth)
  • When Other Advertising Characters Get TV Shows (Scott Maiko, Tom Richmond)
  • Rejected Hilary Clinton Campaign Slogans (Nathaniel Stein, Paul Coker)
  • A MAD Look at Zombies (Sergio Aragon?¬©s)
  • Planet TAD!!!!! (Tim Carvell)
  • The Strip Club (Rob Harrell, Dan Long, Jason Yungbluth, Paul Gilligan, Keith Knight, Scott Nickel, Douglas Paszekiewicz)
  • The Magical Bear That Made People’s Dreams Come True (Brian McConnachie, Leonardo Rodriguez)
  • One Day in Lincoln High (Eric Scott)
  • Idiotic Anti-Gun Control Arguments the NRA Hasn’t Used- Yet! (Jacob Lambert, Peter Kuper)
  • Things That Really Get Under a Zombie’s Skin (John Caldwell)
  • Spy vs Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • What School Bus Driver Are Doing While You Are In Class! Teresa Burns Parkhurst)
  • 7 Periods Closer to Death (Ted Rall)
  • 1 Is Worse Than 100 (Dick Debartolo, Tom Bunk)
  • What The Heck is the Difference? (Don Martin)
  • MAD Fold-In (Al Jaffe)
  • Drawn Out Dramas (Sergio Aragon?¬©s)
  • Next Month In Mad #483: The Colbert Report and our Hot Topic Catalog Parody!

My piece in this issue was based on the concept of the new fall TV show “Cavemen”, which features the cavemen from the Geiko ads who are always upset about their being portrayed as brainless. Has that show been cancelled yet?…. just give it a minute….

The piece has 5 examples of other advertising characters getting their own show. Here is a sneak peek and a couple of them. See if you can get the ads they come from. Click the image for a closer look:

So what are you waiting for? Go buy a copy today, clod!


  1. Antzo8 says:

    Hahaha, we don’t have that in Australia, so I’m not too sure aabout some of the ads, but the last one was the “Get A Mac” ad with Justin Long. Hehehe you did a great job with those computer guys.

  2. Antzo8 says:

    Oh hang on… Is the first panel “Can You Hear Me Now?”…?

  3. …Good!

    Actually, you can easily guess the parodies by clicking on the image and looking at its address in the address bar. “verizonguy_big.jpg” and “pc-mac_big.jpg”, so apparently Tom wasn’t trying too hard to make it difficult 🙂
    The difficult part is trying to figure out why the Mac is exploding in that second panel!

    If Verizon had a show, I wonder if it would show who he’s talking to. Although it would be a Wilson-like mystery that could be funny… after all those commercials with the mystery person, it would just get annoying.

  4. z_wallenfang says:

    I remember you inking this on of those days you had to fill a chair at the park. Always fun seeing the beginning stages. And by the way, Happy National Boss’ Day!

  5. DShultz says:

    Great work as usual.

    …The Verizon Show starring Molly Shannon?

  6. Tom says:

    Yes, that’s the Verizon Guy but it’s supposed to be Marlee Matlin. Tough one to recognize. The PC/Mac guys are easier.

  7. sirdrawzalot23 says:

    sweet, I can’t wait to get my hands on an issue, also for one of my school projests I had to do a report on Apple and Steve Jobs. I did a small kind of Mad parody but just a bunch of famous tv people from apple (Mac guy, PC guy, Steve Jobs ect.)all in one of their headquarters. I had some trouble with steve jobs so it was cool to see how you would caricaturize him!

  8. Antzo8 says:

    I also love that cover… but I’m guessing it doesn’t appeal much to the ‘queasy stomach’ demographic. hahaha

  9. delamora says:

    When I got this in the mail earier this week, I was really impressed by the cover. Probably my favorite in years.

  10. Tom says:

    Lots of people love this cover. I like it too. I love Alfred gags unrelated to the latest movie/TV tie in.

    Look carefully on Mac guy’s shirt for a caricature of Jobs.


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