MAD Milestones: First Movie Parody!

October 8th, 2015 | Posted in MAD Magazine

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My first movie parody was of the Oscar winning film “Traffic”, written by Arnie Kogen and published in MAD #405, May 2001. If you’ve ever seen the film you’ll understand the color palettes I used… all the scenes that took place in Mexico had a yellow and brown cast to them, the ones shot in DC were blue, and those from San Diego were normal color.






  1. Adam says:

    Great to see this in its entirety again. Tom, you and Arnie were firing on all cylinders in this one. And while I don’t want to beat the negative MAD-with-ads drum, I will say that your arrival in MAD as a regular spoof artist made it a lot easier for me to accept the new colour-and-ads format when it debuted in early 2001. Very happy that you’re still with MAD – and still excelling – so many years later!


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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