Mad #437 January 2004

Mad #437 January 2004

  • Celebrities Cover Artist: Bill Wray
  • Celebrities Cover Photos: AP & Wide World
  • Alfred Cover Artist: Mark Fredrickson
  • Contents Page
  • Letters
  • Ad for Mad About Comic Strips book
  • Sergio Aragones Drawn-Out Dramas **various places around the magazine
  • The Blue Shield (TV satire)
    (written by Charlie Kadau / Angelo Torres art / gray tones by Wildstorm)
  • When Department Store Santas Go Bad (John Caldwell)
  • Mad's Epic Outtakes from The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King (written by Greg Leitman)
  • The Mad 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2003
    • 1. The California Recall - "Term Eliminator: Rise of the Political Machines" -
      (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines movie poster parody)
      (written by Andrew J. Schwartzberg / Steve Chorney art)
    • 2. Britney and Madonna Shamelessly Swap Spit - "Garbage Pail Kiss" -
      (Garbage Pail Kids sticker parody) (Tom Bunk art)
    • 3. The Fall of Geraldo Rivera -
      (photo of Saddam Hussein statue toppling parody) (Michael Elins art)
    • 4. Jessica Replaces Homer as TV's Dumbest Simpson - "Dumb Teen People" -
      (Teen People magazine cover satire) (written by Frank Santopadre / Irving Schild photos)
    • 5. Sammy Sosa's Grand Sham - "Cheaties" -
      (Wheaties cereal box parody) (written by Frank Santopadre)
    • 6. George W. Bush - "G.I. Joke Action Figure" -
      (G.I. Joe toy doll parody) (written by Russ Cooper / Irving Schild photos)
    • 7. Man Ships Himself Cross-Country - "PeopleFreight.com" (online shipping parody)
      (written by Charlie Kadau / Timothy Shamey art)
    • 8. Fox News Sues Al Franken - "Al Frankenstein" -
      (Frankenstein movie poster parody) (written by Russ Cooper / Michael Koelsch art)
    • 9. Jayson Blair Butchers The New York Times: All the Lies He Saw Fit to Print
      (Drew Friedman art)
    • 10. The Music Industry Sues File Sharers - "The Fright Before Christmas" -
      (The Night Before Christmas poem parody) (written by David Shayne / Hermann Mejia art)
    • 11. Rush Limbaugh Fumbles on ESPN (written by Johnny Styne / Tom Nick Cocotos art)
    • 12. Kobe Bryant Gifts His Wife - "A diamond bribes her forever." -
      (A diamond is forever - ad parody) (written by Don Vaughan / Irving Schild photos)
    • 13. Michael Moore's Oscar Speech - "Stupid White Man" -
      (Stupid White Men book cover parody) (Irving Schild photos)
    • 14. Dixie Chicks Backlash - "Taboo - The Game of Unspeakable Viewpoints" (game parody)
      (written by Darren Johnson and Greg Leitman / Rick Tulka art)
    • 15. Alabama Judge Plays Moses - "The 10 Commandments
      as Practiced by Judge Roy Moore" (written by Stan Sinberg / Hermann Mejia art)
    • 16. Hillary Clinton's Story: First Lady and The Tramp (written by Arie Kaplan)
    • 17. Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher - "Mademi and Child" -
      (Madonna and Child - Raphael Santi painting parody) (James Warhola art)
    • 18. The Anti-Gay Crusade - "Evil Eye for the Queer Guy" -
      (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy TV poster parody) (Mark Stutzman art)
    • 19. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez Bomb in Gigli - Fold-In (Al Jaffee)
    • 20. Homeland Security - "Tom Ridge's Taping Spaces" -
      (Trading Spaces TV poster parody) (written by Russ Cooper / Scott Bricher art)
  • Unbend-A-Dent (ad parody) (written by Dick DeBartolo)
  • Monroe and... The Presidency (written by Anthony Barbieri / Bill Wray art)
  • A Mad Look at the Holidays (Sergio Aragones)
  • Mad Counts Down Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve
    (written by Butch D'Ambrosio / Drew Friedman art)
  • Nick Meglin's last issue co-edited with John Ficarra