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Ads and Commercials We'd Like to See


in Order of Appearance in Regular Issues (and the Mad-TV special)

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This list barely scratches the surface of the advertising parodies.
These just happen to be ones that had "We'd Like to See" in the article title.
Someday, a more complete list of ads may see the light of day!

ARTICLE TITLE SUBJECTS WRITER / ARTIST ISSUE / DATE
TV Ads We'd Like To See The Vicejoy Ad / Mort Drucker 46 - Apr 1959
TV Ads We'd Like To See The Clawettes Commercial / Joe Orlando 49 - Sep 1959
TV Ads We'd Like To See The Colgrate Commercial / Joe Orlando 49 - Sep 1959
TV Ads We'd Like To See The Ill-State Insurance Commercial / George Woodbridge 50 - Oct 1959
TV Ads We'd Like To See The Schleppe's Commercial / Joe Orlando 51 - Dec 1959
TV Ads We'd Like To See The Bann Roll-On Commercial Larry Siegel / Bob Clarke 57 - Sep 1960
TV Ads We'd Like To See The Polydent Commercial Al Jaffee / Joe Orlando 59 - Dec 1960
TV Ads We'd Like To See All-State Insurance, Anacin, Dash,
Imperial Margarine, Raleigh Cigarettes
Earle Doud / Wally Wood 74 - Oct 1962
A TV Ad We'd Like to See The Tyde Detergent Commercial Dick DeBartolo / Joe Orlando 85 - Mar 1964
TV Ads We'd Like To See Gleem, Anacin, Wheaties / Joe Orlando 87 - Jun 1964
Ads We'd Like To See Pillsbury, Hertz, Old Grand-Dad Bourbon,
Come to the U.N., Keep America Beautiful,
Esso Gasoline, Good Housekeeping,
Pan-American Airways, Investor-Owned
Electric Light and Power Companies
Max Brandel 110 - Apr 1967
A TV Ad We'd Like to See The Shill Gasoline Commercial Lou Silverstone / George Woodbridge 119 - Jun 1968
A TV Ad We'd Like to See The Ultra-White Toothpaste Commercial Dick DeBartolo / Jack Rickard 129 - Sep 1969
A TV Ad We'd Like to See The Geritol Commercial Dick DeBartolo / Irving Schild (photos) 178 - Oct 1975
TV Ads We'd Like To See The Cannonball AE-1 Ad,
The American Expressed Card Ad,
The Whisk Detergent Ad
Dick DeBartolo / Jack Rickard 212 - Jan 1980
A TV Ad We'd Like to See Mr. John Houseman
for the Investment Firm of Smith-Barney
John Ficarra / 231 - Jun 1982
Some American Express Card
Commercials We'd Like to See
Dick DeBartolo / Angelo Torres 261 - Mar 1986
A TV Commercial We'd Like to See The American Ex-Pres Card John Prete /
Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder
271 - Jun 1987
A TV Commercial We'd Like to See Dry Ideal Billy Doherty / Angelo Torres 277 - Mar 1988
A TV Ad We'd Like to See Milk. It Does a Body Good? Dick DeBartolo / C. F. Payne 313 - Sep 1992
Commercials We'd Like to See MT&T - The Righteous Choice / Paul Coker, Jr. TV - Jan 1995
Commercials We'd Like to See ACI - The Reliable Choice / Paul Coker, Jr. TV - Jan 1995
A TV Ad We'd Like to See Budweiser Frogs John Prete / Bob Jones 343 - Mar 1996
A TV Commercial We'd Like to See First Response Home Pregnancy Test Dick DeBartolo / Timothy Shamey 356 - Mar 1996
A TV Commercial We'd Like to See MasterFraud (Parts One and Two) Frank Jacobs / Irving Schild (photos) 384 - Aug 1999
Celebrity Palm Ads
We'd Like To See
(titled on the Departments page)
(three separate ad parodies in issue) Arie Kaplan / Irving Schild (photos) 400 - Dec 2000
A Variety Ad We'd Like to See... For Your Consideration:
The Paris Hilton Sex Video
438 - Feb 2004
An Ad We'd Like to See New Dove Firming -
As Tested on Real Tyrants
461 - Jan 2006
A TV Commercial We'd Like to See SqueezeBag Storage Packs Dick DeBartolo / Tom Bunk 471 - Nov 2006
An AT&T Commercial
We'd Like to See
Desmond Devlin / Drew Friedman 489 - May 2008
A TV Commercial We'd Like to See Scam Wow! Dick DeBartolo / Tom Bunk 501 - Oct 2009
An iPhone Ad We'd Like To See
(titled on the Departments page)
iPhone 4S - You Speak. Siri Helps.
(three separate ad parodies in issue)
515 - Jun 2012
An E*Trade Baby Ad
We'd Like To See
Desmond Devlin / Irving Schild (photos) 515 - Jun 2012
An Ad We'd Like to See iPhone: You speak. Siri answers.
"Who should I vote for this November?"
518 - Dec 2012

with help from John R. Racano
Ads and Commercials We'd Like to See

excerpt from TV Ads We'd Like to See - from #87 - June 1964