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MADtv
Format Live action, comedy, variety television series
Created by Quincy Jones, Fax Bahr and Adam Small.
Starring See the MADtv Complete Cast List.
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of seasons 13
No. of episodes 309
Production
Running time 44 minutes per episode
Broadcast
Original channel FOX
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run October 14, 1995 – present
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

MADtv is an American sketch comedy television series based on the humor magazine, Mad. It was first broadcast on October 14, 1995. The one-hour show airs Saturday nights at 11 p.m. local time on Fox and is in syndication on Comedy Central. It was created by Fax Bahr and Adam Small, who wrote for In Living Color and are also responsible for Gary & Mike and Blue Collar TV. The series was originally produced by Bahr/Small Productions and Quincy Jones/David Salzman Entertainment (QDE) in associaton with 20th Century Fox Television. Since Bahr and Small left the series at the end of the third season (they are currently credited as "executive consultants"), the series has been handled by QDE and Warner Bros. Television. (Warner Bros.' parent company Time Warner owns Mad magazine through its DC Comics subsidiary.) Mad TV has three meanings: MADtv, an American sketch comedy television series based on the humor magazine, Mad Mad TV (computer game), a 1991 television station management simulation game MAD TV (music TV), Greek Music Channel Category: ... Image File history File links Mad-TV-Logo. ... In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by flesh-and-blood actors, as opposed to animation. ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... This article is about the producer and songwriter. ... The original cast of MADtv. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... FOX redirects here. ... 480i is the shorthand name for a video mode. ... ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1995. ... Sketch Show redirects here. ... Mad is an American humor magazine founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... FOX redirects here. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... In Living Color is a sketch comedy television series which ran on the FOX Network from April 15, 1990 to May 19, 1994. ... Gary & Mike was a television show that aired on UPN in 2001. ... Blue Collar TV was a television program on the WB Television Network and starring Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. ... This article is about the producer and songwriter. ... 20th Century Fox Television is the television production division of the 20th Century Fox movie studio, a subsidiary of News Corporation. ... Time Warner Inc. ... Mad is an American humor magazine founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ...

Contents

Format

Previously, MADtv had opening and closing monologues from the cast. Episodes from recent seasons have monologues performed in character.


MADtv parodies other television shows such as the long-running game show The Price Is Right, with actors playing Bob Barker and Rod Roddy. It also spoofs celebrities like Wayne Brady, Kenny Rogers, and John Madden. Quiz show redirects here. ... The Price Is Rights US 36th season logo. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Robert Ray (Rod) Roddy (September 28, 1937 – October 27, 2003) was an American radio and television announcer. ... Wayne Alphonso[1] Brady (born June 2, 1972 in Orlando, Florida) is an Emmy-winning American comedian, singer and television personality, known for his role on the ABC television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and for his daytime talk show, The Wayne Brady Show. ... Kenneth Ray[2] Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former National Football League player, head coach, and a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer. ...


MADtv is a successor to FOX's previous sketch comedy program In Living Color. Some MADtv sketches are based on ones from In Living Color.[citation needed] In Living Color is a sketch comedy television series which ran on the FOX Network from April 15, 1990 to May 19, 1994. ...


Comparisons with NBC's Saturday Night Live are inevitable, given the two shows' similar formats and similar airtimes on Saturday night (MADtv runs from 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., while SNL runs from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., Eastern/Pacific time). Having lasted now for more than a decade (13 years to SNL's 34), MADtv is the longest-running SNL competitor to date. This article is about the television network. ... SNL redirects here. ...


MADtv cast

Curent Cast

See also: List of MADtv cast members

// The following is a complete list of cast members which includes both featured and repertory players. ...

Repertory members

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Featured members

  • Daheli Hall (2008-present)
  • Dan Oster (2007-present)

Daheli Hall is an American actress, standup comedian, writer, and director. ... Dan Oster is an American comedic actor and improv artist. ...

Notable tenures

Tenure by years

Although MADtv has a rapid turnover of supporting players, some performers have had long tenures with the show. Few have broken the seven-year barrier. Among the longest-serving cast members are:

Cast Member First Cast Appearance Last Cast Appearance Total Seasons
Michael McDonald September 12, 1998 Present 10 (as of Season 13)
Aries Spears September 20, 1997 May 21, 2005 8
Debra Wilson October 14, 1995 May 17, 2003 8
Bobby Lee October 6, 2001 May 17, 2008 7

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Tenure by episodes

There have been twelve MADtv cast members who have broken the hundred-episode barrier. Among the cast members who have appeared the in the most episodes are the following:

Cast Member First Cast Appearance Last Cast Appearance Seasons Episodes Guest Appearances
Michael McDonald September 12, 1998 Present 4— (10 and counting) 238
Aries Spears September 20, 1997 May 21, 2005 3—10 (8 total) 198
Debra Wilson October 14, 1995 May 17, 2003 1—8 (8 total) 196 3 (Seasons 10 and 13)
Mo Collins September 12, 1998 May 15, 2004 4—9 (6 total) 150 2 (Seasons 10 and 13)
Bobby Lee October 6, 2001 May 17, 2008 7—13 (7 total) 146
Nicole Sullivan October 14, 1995 May 12, 2001 1—6 (6 total) 141 5 (Seasons 8, 9 and 10)
Alex Borstein September 20, 1997 May 18, 2002 3—7 (5 total) 121 2 (Seasons 9 and 10)
Will Sasso September 20, 1997 May 18, 2002 3—7 (5 total) 121 2 (Seasons 9 and 10)
Stephnie Weir November 18, 2000 January 4, 2006 6—11 (6 total) 120
Frank Caliendo September 22, 2001 May 20, 2006 7—11 (5 total) 117
Phil LaMarr October 14, 1995 May 20, 2000 1—5 (5 total) 112 1 (Season 9)
Ike Barinholtz September 14, 2002 May 19, 2007 8-12 (5 total) 112

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History of MADtv

Historical synopsis

The following are a series of links to pages which give a detailed account of the history of MADtv.


MADtv era breakdown

For a historical overview with a detail analysis of each era of MADtv (cast members, sketches, animation, etc.) please see one of the following links below:

  • 1995 – 2000
  • 2000 – 2005
  • 2005 – Present

This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... MADtv Logo // After the departures of Phil LaMarr and Pat Kilbane, the cast of MADtv firmly entered the 21st Century with the female cast members leading the way. ...

MADtv season breakdown

For a detailed description of each season of MADtv, with cast members, sketches, animation, etc., see:

  • Season One (1995-1996)
  • Season Two (1996-1997)
  • Season Three (1997-1998)
  • Season Four (1998-1999)
  • Season Five (1999-2000)
  • Season Six (2000-2001)
  • Season Seven (2001-2002)
  • Season Eight (2002-2003)
  • Season Nine (2003-2004)
  • Season Ten (2004-2005)
  • Season Eleven (2005-2006)
  • Season Twelve (2006-2007)
  • Season Thirteen (2007-2008)
  • Season Fourteen (2008-2009)

The Season One cast of MADtv. ... The Season Two cast of MADtv. ... The Season Three cast of MADtv. ... The Season Four cast of MADtv. ... The Season Five cast of MADtv. ... The Season Six cast of MADtv. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The Season Eight cast of MADtv. ... The Season Nine cast of MADtv celebrating its 200th episode. ... The Season Ten cast of MADtv. ... The Season Eleven cast of MADtv. ... // The season premiere aired on September 16, 2006. ... MADtv began its thirteenth season on September 15, 2007 with some significant changes to its cast, shooting schedule, and format. ...

Popular recurring characters and sketches

For more details on this topic, see MADtv recurring characters.

This article contains synopses for many of the more noteworthy recurring characters that have appeared on the sketch comedy television series MADtv. ...

Cast becomes crew

The cast members often write their own sketches. If a cast member wishes to write their own sketch, they submit it to the producers, who then decide whether the sketch is worthy of airing on television.


On occasion, cast members have taken on other behind-the scenes roles. Michael McDonald stopped appearing on the show for about half a year in Season 9 (2003-2004) to concentrate on directing sketches. McDonald still directs sketches to this day. Michael James McDonald (born December 31, 1964 in Fullerton, California, U.S.) is a comedian and actor currently starring in the sketch comedy MADtv. ...


DVD releases

Warner Home Video released The Complete First Season of MADtv in 2004. However, due to poor sales, the release of the second season was cancelled (despite a preview for it in the first season DVD). MADtv: The Best of Seasons 8, 9, and 10 was released in 2005, featuring the most popular sketches from those seasons. The Season One cast of MADtv. ...


Reruns of MADtv

Comedy Central added re-runs of MADtv to its line-up in 2004 (replacing repeat episodes of Saturday Night Live, which had moved to the E! network). Comedy Central initially had the right to air Seasons 1-8. In late 2004, the channel obtained the rights to Season 9, and in 2005 obtained the rights to Season 10. Recently, the network has picked up the rights to season 11 and has begun airing those episodes. TNN (now Spike) aired MADtv from 1999 to 2001 and aired the first six seasons of the show. All episodes were cut from one hour to 30 minutes when aired on TNN. Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... The year 2004 in television involved some significant events. ... E!: Entertainment Television is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ... The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ... The year 1999 in television involved some significant events. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2001. ...


MADtv has also been aired on several local television channels, but it is usually heavily edited due to content.


See also

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External links

For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... TV.com is a website belonging to the CNET Games and Entertainment family of websites. ... The original cast of MADtv. ... Crista Flanagan (born February 24, 1976) is an American television and stand-up comedian as well as a live theatre actress. ... Daheli Hall is an American actress, standup comedian, writer, and director. ... Anjelah Johnson (b. ... Keegan-Michael Key (b. ... This article is about the comedian. ... Michael James McDonald (born December 31, 1964 in Fullerton, California, U.S.) is a comedian and actor currently starring in the sketch comedy MADtv. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dan Oster is an American comedic actor and improv artist. ... Nicole Frances Parker (born February 21, 1978, in Irvine, California, USA) is a comic actress. ... Jordan Peele (born February 21, 1979) is a comic actor. ... Johnny A. Sanchez (b. ... The Season One cast of MADtv. ... The Season Two cast of MADtv. ... The Season Three cast of MADtv. ... The Season Four cast of MADtv. ... The Season Five cast of MADtv. ... The Season Six cast of MADtv. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The Season Eight cast of MADtv. ... The Season Nine cast of MADtv celebrating its 200th episode. ... The Season Ten cast of MADtv. ... The Season Eleven cast of MADtv. ... // The season premiere aired on September 16, 2006. ... MADtv began its thirteenth season on September 15, 2007 with some significant changes to its cast, shooting schedule, and format. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... MADtv Logo // After the departures of Phil LaMarr and Pat Kilbane, the cast of MADtv firmly entered the 21st Century with the female cast members leading the way. ... MADtv Logo // MADtv (2005-2010): The Generation Next era Overview: Full Circle As MADtv entered its second decade, the evolution of the cast had come full circle. ... Oprah is a recurring sketch on MADtv. ... Look what I can do! Stuart Larkin is a deeply-disturbed little boy who has been embodied by Michael McDonald since the first season of Mad TV in a running sketch that is one of the shows beloved features, to judge from audience reaction. ... This article contains synopses for many of the more noteworthy recurring characters that have appeared on the sketch comedy television series MADtv. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an Emmy-nominated American late-night talk show, created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. ... FOX redirects here. ... Talkshow with Spike Feresten is an American talk/sketch/variety television program on FOX starring Spike Feresten. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Late Show redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the television network. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... Late Night with Conan OBrien is an Emmy Award-winning American late night talk show that is syndicated worldwide. ... Last Call with Carson Daly is a late night NBC talk show, hosted by former MTV VJ Carson Daly. ... SNL redirects here. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... The Daily Show is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American satirical television program produced by and airing on Comedy Central. ... The Colbert Report (—the Ts are silent in Colbert and Report) is an American satirical television program that airs from 11:30 p. ... Fox News redirects here. ... Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld is a late-night talk show on the Fox News Channel. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Real Time with Bill Maher is a talk show that airs weekly on HBO, hosted by comedian and political satirist Bill Maher. ... E!: Entertainment Television is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ... Chelsea Lately is a late-night comedy talk show on the television channel E!. It stars comedian Chelsea Handler and premiered on the E! channel on Monday, July 16, 2007 at 11:30 PM Eastern Time. ... This article is about the E! TV series. ...

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