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Envelope of the Month


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LETTER TITLE DESCRIPTIONS ISSUE / DATE
Rabbit Punch
Picture of Alfred substitutes for Mad's New York address
and makes it to them from Los Angeles with no problem.
Take that! Playboy bunny.
65 - Sep 1961
No Address Given New Zealander successfully tries the Alfred picture as address stunt. 79 - Jun 1963
Addressee Known The postal service passes the test a third time when Richland,
Washington sender sends a letter to Mad using just Alfred's face.
135 - Jun 1970
Envelope of the Month Drawing of Bill Gaines holding a card with office address. 278 - Apr 1988
Envelope of the Month Smiling Bill Gaines with Alfred button holds a wine bottle after a big meal. 287 - Jun 1989
Envelope of the Month Prehistoric Gaines with dinosaur may have carved a MAD logo in stone with his club. 291 - Dec 1989
Envelope of the Month Mad's address is printed on the back of Alfred's trenchcoat he's opening
to flash Gaines, DeBartolo, Berg, Jaffee and Aragones (reference to #257).
294 - Apr 1990
Envelope of the Month Alfred E. Simpson leans on his skateboard and says, "What, me have a cow?" 301 - Mar 1991
Envelope of the Month Writer congratulates Mad on their 300th issue,
borrows Alfred from It's a World, World, World, World Mad paperback.
302 - Apr 1991
Envelope of the Month Duck Edwing style cannibal roasts Bill Gaines in "The Probable Publisher's Problem." 308 - Jan 1992
Envelope of the Month -
Part II
Nurse prepares to sponge bath an old-age Alfred
hooked up to an IV drip, heart monitor and oxygen.
308 - Jan 1992
Envelopes of the Month -
Special International Edition
Sword-brandishing Alfred from Greece and an Alfred E. Shamir from Israel 313 - Sep 1992
Envelope of the Month Minimalistic White Spy reads a note with Mad's address on it. 316 - Jan 1993
Envelope of the Month Inexplicable fold-in involving Alfred and Dave Berg faces. 320 - Jul 1993
Envelope of the Month Bill Clinton meets his long-lost twin brother Alfred. 325 - Feb 1994
Envelope of the Month Congratulations on 500 months of Mad 329 - Jul 1994
Envelope of the Month Alfredosaurus: monstrous creature features the faces of nine notable Alfreds 332 - Dec 1994
Big "Envelope of the Month"
Blowout!
Three envelopes:
  • Protesters picket against the Mad decorated envelope phenomenon.
  • Alfred as Steven Tyler from Aerosmith
  • Duck Edwing characters celebrate Madly.
  • 339 - Sep 1995
    Envelope of the Month Jerry Garcia tribute with Alfred skull and "Gratefully Mad" shirt. 342 - Jan 1996
    Envelope of the Month Norwegian mountain farm scene of an Alfred cow being milked. 343 - Mar 1996
    Envelope of the Month Alfred dressed in a Holstein cow costume like Gateway's computer box trademark. 347 - Jul 1996
    Envelope of the Month Spy vs Spy, a Zeppelin and Bill Gaines picking his nose 353 - Jan 1997
    Envelope of the Month Han Solo Alfred is frozen in carbonite from The Empire Strikes Back. 358 - Jun 1997
    Envelope of the Month Collage of Alfred pieces and MAD logos done up in a sort of sixties pop-art style. 363 - Nov 1997
    Envelope of the Month Pour milk over Alfred E. Neuman cereal and it says, "Subscribe to Mad Magazine." 370 - Jun 1998
    The Spies shed a tear over the grave of their creator, Antonio Prohias. 371 - Jul 1998
    Envelope of the Month Through a drawing of Jack Nicholson, a distant relative of the late Will Sampson,
    Chief from One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest,
    calls a supposed picture of Will in a Celebrity Snaps contest from #374 bogus.
    378 - Feb 1999
    Envelope of the Month Alfred wears a hat the editors call "old-time French Foreign Legion prison garb." 382 - Jun 1999
    Mad Celebrity Snaps Fan sends a picture of herself with Jerry Springer, not only gets that
    Celebrity Snap printed, but her envelope art featuring Alfred printed too!
    390 - Feb 2000
    Envelope of the Month Homage to the late Don Martin using Digs Deeper paperback art. 396 - Aug 2000
    Envelope of the Month Alfred is Super-President! 399 - Nov 2000
    Envelope of the Month William M. Gaines with Arthur the plant and some alfredo 403 - Mar 2001
    Cheese Whizzes In response to a cheese-related Mad question from the editors,
    reader sends answers in envelope decorated with cheese labels.
    411 - Nov 2001
    Envelope of the Month Mermaid lays atop a purple MAD logo reading her
    treasure trove of Mads with a fish, crab and lobster.
    422 - Oct 2002
    Envelope of the Month 50th birthday cake with Spy vs Spy and Alfred candles. 425 - Jan 2003
    Envelope of the Month White Spy discovers "The Plan" among Black Spy's briefcase full of Mads,
    but sneaky Black Spy lights the TNT fuse in White Spy's back pocket.
    430 - Jun 2003
    Envelope of the Month The Spies launch a desert offensive against Saddam Neuman. 431 - Jul 2003
    Envelope of the Month "Having fun flying a remote controlled Alfred E. Neuman." -- Can't say much more... 435 - Nov 2003
    Envelope of the Month A merging of SpongeBob SquarePants with Mad Magazine characters. 436 - Dec 2003
    Stamp of Approval Four examples of envelopes sent in response to Mad requesting
    an end to Jim Hutchings' reign as printed envelope submission king:
  • Bobbleheaded Spies and Alfred in the city
  • A Pokemon has a crush on Alfred
  • Colorful anti-Jim Hutchings nightmare
  • Black and white and red all over with a MAD logo in there somewhere
  • 438 - Feb 2004
    Envelope of the Month Another attempt to displace Jim Hutchings has the markings of someone from an
    insane asylum (Flip the bird, Monroe, a zeppelin, Spies, Alfred), according to the editors.
    441 - May 2004
    Envelopes of the Month A trio of Spy vs. Spy-themed envelopes:
  • Punxsutawney Phil gets the jump on the Spies trying to blow up his home.
  • Spies battle each other on an Alfred-driven mail truck.
  • SpongBob SquarePants is the one they're after.
  • 442 - Jun 2004
    Envelope of the Month "Billy!! - Are you reading Mad Magazine in class?!"
    "What? - Is this Mad Magazine? I thought it was my arithmetic textbook!"
    443 - Jul 2004
    Envelope of the Month Alfred with two girlfriends, including one with an Arthur arm tattoo. 445 - Sep 2004
    Envelope of the Month Bitterman theme - "Don't get Mad... Get bitter." 446 - Oct 2004
    Envelope of the Month Bush vs. Kerry -- "What, me decide?" 447 - Nov 2004
    Envelope of the Month Mount Rushmore replacements: Sam Viviano, Al Jaffee, Sergio Aragones,
    Richard Williams, Tom Richmond, Kelly Freas, Mort Drucker and Jack Davis
    451 - Mar 2005
    Envelope of the Month More fun than a Barrel O' Neumans... 453 - May 2005
    Envelope of the Month Four Monroe-related envelopes and postcards in honor of his 100th Mad appearance:
  • Stupid summer job painting over Alfred graffiti
  • Spy vs. Monroe
  • Monroe as Dr. Octopus threatens New York despite Alfred beacon
  • Another Spy vs. Monroe
  • 457 - Sep 2005
    Envelope of the Month Alfred Harry Potter flies over Hogwarts on his Floor Sweeper 3000. 460 - Dec 2005
    Envelope of the Month:
    S.V.U. (Special Victims Unit)
    Mad prints a photo of an envelope that never made it to the offices
    featuring Alfred as a singing sunny-side-up fried egg.
    463 - Mar 2006
    Sub Crawl Alfred tries to negotiate peace between the Spies. 465 - May 2006
    Envelope of the Month Gray Spy holds a couple strategically placed bombs
    with her minature rival White and Black Spies standing on each one.
    466 - Jun 2006
    Mad Envelope of the Month Alfred shows off his enormous tongue used for licking Mad character postage stamps. 467 - Jul 2006
    Mad Envelope of the Month Howie Mandel makes the cover of a Deal or No Deal Mad. 470 - Oct 2006
    Envelope of the Month Hutchings vs. Handfield in an "Envelope of the Month" boxing/chess? competition. 471 - Nov 2006
    Envelope of the Month A pair of St. Patrick's Day entries: Simple leprechaun Alfred with a four-leaf clover
    and one with leprechaun versions of the Spies, Monroe and Alfred.
    476 - Apr 2007
    Envelope of the Month An audience of Mad characters watches Rosie O'Donnell
    pummel Donald Trump in the wrestling ring. Alfred officiates.
    479 - Jul 2007
    Envelope of the Month Classic Star Trek bridge scene with Uhura, Spock and Alfred as (possibly) Chekov. 480 - Aug 2007
    Envelope of the Month Art Wars - The Envelope Strikes Back - More Handfield vs. Hutchings nonsense 485 - Jan 2008
    Envelope of the Month Spy mayhem with some wiring making a MAD logo. 488 - Apr 2008
    Envelope of the Month Spies fake each other out around a MAD logo. 491 - Jul 2008
    Envelope of the Month Pumped-up Monroe sports Alfred bicep tattoo. 494 - Oct 2008
    Envelope of the Month Perspective shot of Alfred's lower face in foreground with trademark tooth gap,
    repulsed ladies in background make faces behind him.
    499 - Apr 2009
    Envelope of the Month Alfred speeds along in his race car for the Indianapolis 500th Issue of Mad. 500 - Jun 2009
    Envelope of the Month Black and white Alfred tears through the envelope from his Mad world into ours. 502 - Jan 2010
    Envelope of the Month Daughter dedicates Mad character-covered envelope to her recently deceased mother. 505 - Oct 2010
    Envelopes of the Month Mad Hatter Alfred hosts a Mad tea party and
    the cast of Madmen get a Spy vs. Spy presentation from Alfred.
    506 - Dec 2010
    Envelope of the Month Alfred E. Ninja complete with nunchucks bangs himself in the head. 508 - Apr 2011
    Envelope of the Month Hands clink champagne glasses as minature Spies battle from black and white sleeves. 509 - Jun 2011
    Envelope of the Month Aragones-style "The Shadow Knows" muscular MAD logo-lifter
    is actually a struggling skinny guy.
    510 - Aug 2011
    Envelope of the Month Artist places Mad within the context of some interesting "Masterpieces of Mankind":
    Sculpture of David, Citizen Kane, The Sopranos, Watchmen,
    The Mona Lisa, Hamlet, Ulysses, Clannad and South Park
    511 - Oct 2011
    Envelope of the Month "Technicolor, graffiti-esque, Jaffee-centric" 512 - Dec 2011
    Envelope of the Month Colorful graffiti taken to a whole new level with a MAD logo in there
    if you really look for it. Bonus black and white stenciled Alfred head!
    515 - Jun 2012
    Envelope of the Month Lotus-positioned Alfred gets "Homeo-Pathetic Medicine" involving "Electric
    Chockra Treatments." Are those power lines or stink lines emanating from his body?
    521 - Jun 2013
    Envelope of the Month Royals William and Kate with baby Alfred 523 - Oct 2013
    Envelope of the Month Guardians of the Parodies 530 - Dec 2014
    Envelope of the Month Dopplegänger Alfred assists "Weird Al" Yankovic with his guest editorial duties. 533 - Jun 2015
    Letters - Envelope of the Month

    Envelope of the Month - from 451 - March 2005