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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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ATTENTION IDIOTICAL READERS! This is (probably) your last chance to figure out what will be on the cover of our next issue!
The guesses have been coming fast and furious. Moneyball isn't a bad try, but no dice. (Those double chins don't belong to Jonah Hill.) Somehow, the Meryl Streep movie The Iron Lady is gaining support. Yeah, that Margaret Thatcher is really hot with the kids.
Back on January 5th, we posed this challenge: "Can you guess what will be on the cover of MAD #514?" We showed a shockingly important piece of the art and provided this painfully obvious hint: "There is at least ONE eyebrow on this cover." Even with all of that plopped in your laps, not one Idiotical reader gave us the correct answer.
We'll give you a hint: there is at least ONE eyebrow on this cover. We know, we know — telling you that is basically handing you the answer!
Let's hear your best guess in the comments!
Artist: Mark Fredrickson