Overheard at the Emmys

DISASTERS OF CEREMONY DEPT.

The Emmy Awards were last night! If you were smart, you skipped it since most TV is garbage (MAD has a TV show, for crying out loud!) — but we’re happy to recap the night’s events for you with….

MAD Magazine 2012 Emmys Jimmy Kimmel

MAD Magazine 2012 Emmys Alec Baldwin

Similarities Between "Modern Family" and the Jackson Family

THE PRODIGAL JACKSON RETURNS DEPT.

The Jackson Family has been through a lot. First Grandma Katherine went missing. Then she turned up. But she wound up losing custody of Michael’s three kids. And all the uncles and aunts are fighting about who’d have custody. (Yes, even Tito!) And Michael’s kids were tweeting accusations and complaints about the whole mess. At this point, the Jackson who’s in the best shape may be Michael! Anyway, all this family drama got us thinking about another ridiculous family that’s been in the news lately.

Modern Family -- Emmy Winner, MAD Satire Loser!

Modern Family was the big winner in last night’s Emmy telecast, collecting five awards. But we’ll see how long their euphoria lasts once they realize we’ve posted the opening splash from our spoof of their little show. Written by Arnie Kogen and illustrated by Tom Richmond, the takeoff originally appeared in MAD #509. And for those of you who are about to comment and say we’re only doing this so we can be associated with a winner – good call!

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