Mad #401 January 2001

  • Cover Artist: James Bennett
  • Ad for Subscriptions (Kelly Freas art from #52)
  • Pull My Cheney (Tom Cheney)
  • Contents Page
  • Ad for Mad XL #7 - January 2001
  • Letters
  • Sergio Aragones Drawn-Out Dramas
    **various places around the magazine
  • Technology Carols for the Holiday Season
    (written by Frank Jacobs / Peter Kuper art)
  • Mad's Parental Etiquette Guide for Kids' Sporting Events
    (John Caldwell)
  • Spy vs. Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • Monroe &... The Fishing Trip
    (written by Anthony Barbieri / Bill Wray art)
  • The 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2000
    • 1. Election 2000
      (written by Desmond Devlin / Tom Richmond art)
    • 2. Atlanta Fans Cheer John Rocker's Return
      (written by Anthony Barbieri / Drew Friedman art)
    • 3. Napster: Defenders of Copyright Infringement
      (written by Scott Maiko)
    • 4. Eminem - "Introducing The Amazing Lifelike Singing and Dancing Fish! Big Mouth Eminem" -
      (Big Mouth Billy Bass ad parody) (Scott Bricher art)
    • 5. The U.S. vs. Microsoft - "Companies We Can Expect to See After the Microsoft Breakup"
      (written by Mike Snider)
    • 6. The Elian Gonzalez Fiasco - "The Perfect Political Storm" - The Perfect Storm movie poster parody)
      (Scott Bricher art)
    • 7. Darva Conger: Who Wants To Marry a Centerfold Bimbo? (Playboy magazine cover parody) (written by Dave Croatto)
    • 8. Bobby Knight: Serial Bully - "Oops!... He Did It Again" - (Oops!... I Did It Again Britney Spears song parody) (Ray Alma art)
    • 9. Leonardo DiCaprio Interviews President Clinton
      (Titanic movie parody) (written by Butch D'Ambrosio / Hermann Mejia art)
    • 10. OPEC Gas Price Gouging -
      "A Popular Commercial in the Middle East" -
      (Budweiser - Whassup? ad parody) (Bill Wray art)
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    • 11. The Rats of Survivor
      (Norman Rockwell Freedom from Want painting parody) (Richard Williams art)
    • 12. NFL: National Felons League - "Which Sportscenter Do You Watch?" -
      (ESPN ad parody) (Irving Schild photos)
    • 13. Stephen King: The Horror of E-Books (written by Russ Cooper)
    • 14. The Government Sets New Mexico Ablaze - "Remember! Only You Can Prevent Your Government From Starting Forest Fires!" (James Warhola art)
    • 15. Monday Night Football Hires Dennis Miller - "When Other Commedians Become
      Monday Night Football Commentators" (written by Russ Cooper / Sam Sisco art)
    • 16. Firestone Tires Recall - (a letter from Firestone and Ford) (written by Dick DeBartolo)
    • 17. The Boy Scouts Screw Gays (written by Michael Gallagher / Timothy Shamey art)
    • 18. The Overblown, Overhyped Harry Potter Media Frenzy -
      "Harry Potter and the Mass Hysteria" (book cover parody) (James Warhola art)
    • 19. Scooter Wipeouts Strain Health Care System - Fold-In (Al Jaffee)
    • 20. David Crosby: Sperm Whale
      (Michelangelo's Creation of Adam painting parody) (Hermann Mejia art)
  • A Mad Investigative Report: Doomsday Cults in America Today (written by Jeff Kruse / Kevin Pope art)
  • A Mad Look at Christmas (Sergio Aragones)
  • The Lighter Side of... (Dave Berg)
  • Spot Your Parents!! - When you asked if Santa Claus was real
    (written by Jeff Kruse / Bob Staake art)
  • How Bill Clinton Will Stack Up Against Other U.S. Presidents
    (written by Desmond Devlin / Paul Coker, Jr. art)
  • Gooffellas (Don (Duck) Edwing)
  • Mad's Celebrity Cause-Of-Death Betting Odds: Jeff Probst (written by Mike Snider / Jon Weiman art)
  • Back Cover -- New "Rock & Rap Inspired" Ben & Jerry's Flavors (ad parody)
    (written by Arie Kaplan / Scott Bricher art)