Mad Magazine Recurring Features


Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions


(by Al Jaffee)

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

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FEATURE TITLE EXAMPLE QUESTION CONTRIBUTOR ISSUE / DATE
Mad's Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions "Is this the end of the line?" 98 - Oct 1965
Mad's Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions "Are you putting out a fire?" 118 - Apr 1968
More Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions "Should I tell you my troubles, doctor?" 150 - Apr 1972
Snappy Answers to Stupid TV Commercials "Having trouble with your sink?" Marcelle Pesek (idea) 153 - Sep 1972
An Al Jaffee Snappy Answers to
Stupid Questions Jogging Incident
"Are you a jogger?" 215 - Jun 1980
An Al Jaffee Snappy Answers to
Stupid Questions Fishing Incident
"Are you going to reel in the fish?" 216 - Jul 1980
An Al Jaffee Snappy Answers to
Stupid Questions Gangland Episode
"Are we muscling in on Big Looie's territory?" 220 - Jan 1981
A Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions
"Mother Goose" Fold-In
"Would you like to be put back together again?" 222 - Apr 1981
A "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions"
Fairy Tale Fold-In
"Are you my long lost prince?" 233 - Sep 1982
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions
in a Video Rental Store
"Is it okay if I make copies of these tapes?" 264 - Jul 1986
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions
at Richard M. Nixon High
"You call this homework?" 268 - Jan 1987
Fold-In -- A "Snappy Answers to Stupid
Questions" Smoking Confrontation
"Do you enjoy your awful habit?" 295 - Jun 1990
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions
in Air Travel
"Are you our stewardess?" 299 - Dec 1990
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions
at a Wrestling Match
"Is that a special wrestling hold?" 304 - Jul 1991
Snappy Actions to Stupid Questions "Must your dog use that tree for a toilet?" 313 - Sep 1992
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions /
Stinging Comebacks to Snappy Answers
"Are you perspiring?" 321 - Sep 1993
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions
Special Killers & Victims Episodes
"Is cannibalism a psychological problem?" 328 - Jun 1994
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions
on the Set of Mad TV
"Has this show gotten bad reviews?" MAD TV - 1995
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions
from MAD in the year 2038
"Wasn't that last nuclear meltdown terrible?" (written by)
Desmond Devlin
355 - Mar 1997
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions
Special All-Smoking Edition
"Are you trying to get people
addicted to smoking cigarettes?"
381 - May 1999
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions
Special Law Enforcement Edition
"Did you stop me just because I'm black?" 412 - Dec 2001
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions
Special Sports Edition!
"Does height give basketball players
an advantage?"
424 - Dec 2002
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions
Special Medical Edition
"Is that an enema?" 432 - Aug 2003
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions "Is that from a leaking pipe?" 444 - Aug 2004
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions "Is this a Starbucks?" Ryan Flanders (color) 486 - Feb 2008
Snappy Answers to Stupid Human Questions "Are you going to throw that poo at me?" 488 - Apr 2008
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions "Has the doctor seen you?" Ryan Flanders (color) 494 - Oct 2008
Fold-In -- A "Snappy Answers to Stupid
Questions" Snowboarding Conversation
"Do you have a way to stop?" 499 - Apr 2009
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions "Are you taking steroids?" 500 - Jun 2009
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions "Is that a big screen TV?" 501 - Oct 2009
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions "Did you lose your legs in an accident?" Tom Luth (color) 512 - Dec 2011
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions
Special "Weird Al" Edition
"Are you autographing copies of your album?" 533 - Jun 2015
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions

from More Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions #150 - April 1972
Other Snappy Things Not Credited to Al Jaffee

FEATURE TITLE WRITER / ARTIST ISSUE / DATE
Mad's Snappy Answers to Those Old Clichés Stan Hart / Paul Coker, Jr. 99 - Dec 1965
More Snappy Answers to Those Old Clichés Stan Hart / Paul Coker, Jr. 108 - Jan 1967
Snappy Answers to Stupid Bumper Stickers Larry Siegel / Bob Clarke 252 - Jan 1985
Mad's Snappy Comments on Stupid Government Policies and Abuses Lou Silverstone / Bob Clarke 259 - Dec 1985
Blog Entry Reprinted in the Magazine! probably Jack Syracuse art 528 - Aug 2014
Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions

from MAD's blog, reprinted in #528 - August 2014