'The Godfather' Turns 40

'The Godfather' Turns 40

By The Editors Thursday, March 15th, 2012

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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MAD Magazine Cover Issue #155 The Godfather Norman Mingo The Oddfather

MAD Magazine Godfather Parody Oddfather Splash Mort Drucker Larry Siegel

Cover Art: Norman Mingo
"The Odd Father" Writer: Larry Siegel
"The Odd Father" Artist: Mort Drucker