Dallas is back! Massively popular in the 1980s, the nighttime soap is returning to television tonight, continuing the epic story of the wealthy Ewing family and all of the drama that comes with their 1% lifestyle. What better way to catch up on the saga than with MAD's 1981 parody, "Dullus"?
It was 40 years ago today that the movie The Godfather debuted, ushering in an era of stand-up comics stuffing cotton in their mouths to do bad Marlon Brando impressions and providing hack screenwriters an endless supply of classic lines to reference (READ: steal) in their movies. (“Make him an offer he can’t refuse,” “Leave the gun, take the cannoli,” “It’s not personal, it’s just business.”) Not to be left out of the fun, MAD published a spoof of "Don Minestrone” and his loving (but violent) family in MAD #155, December 1972.
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Holy half-pound hot dogs! Take a look at this amazing splash from the Mike & Molly satire in our current issue, MAD #514. It's by National Cartoonist Society "Cartoonist of the Year" nominee Tom Richmond from a script by Arnie Kogen! Click the art to make it super-sized.