The Worst Episodes of MAD: When Comedy Goes Horribly Wrong!

Ah, MAD. The animated sketch comedy series that had us all in stitches with its witty parodies and clever take on pop culture. As a 30-year-old movie enthusiast, I’ve seen my fair share of MAD episodes, but let’s be real, not every episode can be a winner. So, grab some popcorn and get ready to cringe as we take a look at the worst episodes of MAD. From cringe-worthy sketches to downright unfunny parodies, these episodes will have you wondering what the writers were thinking. But hey, sometimes you have to take the bad with the good, right? Let’s dive in and see what MAD has to offer when it’s not at its best.
Avaturd / CSiCarly

Avaturd / CSiCarly

Season 1 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2010-09-06

Jake Smelly explores a planet of blue cat people in search of a rare element. Horatio Caine gets paired up with he iCarly crew for a murder mystery.

Trans-Bore-Mores / Groan Wars

Trans-Bore-Mores / Groan Wars

Season 1 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2010-09-13

Optimus Prime starts slacking on the job, much to Sam’s dismay. In a new episode of Star Wars: The Groan Wars, your favorite characters save the galaxy from hammy acting.

2012 Dalmatians / Grey's in Anime

2012 Dalmatians / Grey’s in Anime

Season 1 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2010-09-20

When the Mayan apocalypse comes in the form of puppies falling from the sky, a family tries to survive. A hospital patient’s sedative-induced anime dream turns the action up to over 9000.

Star Blecch/uGlee

Star Blecch/uGlee

Season 1 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2010-09-27

Parodies include Star Blecch (a take-off of Star Trek) and uGlee (a take-off of Glee).

Wall-E-Nator, Extreme Renovation: House Edition, Superman's Fortress of Solitude

Wall-E-Nator, Extreme Renovation: House Edition, Superman’s Fortress of Solitude

Season 1 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2010-10-04

Parodies include WALL•E•NATOR (a crossover between Wall-E and The Terminator) and Extreme Renovation: House Edition (a crossover between Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Superman).

Pirates of the Neverland: At Wit's End, Batman Family Feud

Pirates of the Neverland: At Wit’s End, Batman Family Feud

Season 1 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2010-10-11

Parodies include Pirates of Neverland: At Wit’s End (a crossover between Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Neverland) and Batman Family Feud (a crossover between Batman and Family Feud).

Cliffordfield, Big Time Rushmore

Cliffordfield, Big Time Rushmore

Season 1 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2010-10-18

Clifford the Big Red Dog attacks New York City. A big record producer tries to get George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln to become a rock band.

Fantastic Megan Fox, Mad vs. Wild

Fantastic Megan Fox, Mad vs. Wild

Season 1 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2010-10-25

Megan is a fox, literally, and she’s going to show the world what a fantastic actress she can be. Then, MAD takes to the woods and shows you how to survive in the wild.

I Love You, Iron Man, Ben 10 Franklin

I Love You, Iron Man, Ben 10 Franklin

Season 1 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2010-11-01

Iron Man tries to find a guy friend. Benjamin Franklin obtains a strange device that can change him into different aliens.

Class of the Titans, Zeke and Lex Luthor

Class of the Titans, Zeke and Lex Luthor

Season 1 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2010-11-08

S'up, Mouse M.D.

S’up, Mouse M.D.

Season 1 – Episode 11

Air Date: 2010-11-15

DaGrinchy Code, Duck

DaGrinchy Code, Duck

Season 1 – Episode 12

Air Date: 2010-11-22

The Grinch takes on Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage and Harrison Ford in Who-Town. Duck Bartowski joins CIA

Snot Pilgrim vs The Wonderful World of Disney, Malcolm in the Middle Earth

Snot Pilgrim vs The Wonderful World of Disney, Malcolm in the Middle Earth

Season 1 – Episode 13

Air Date: 2011-02-07

Pokémon Park, WWER

Pokémon Park, WWER

Season 1 – Episode 14

Air Date: 2011-02-14

So You Think You Can Train Your Dragon to Dance, Yo Gagga Gagga

So You Think You Can Train Your Dragon to Dance, Yo Gagga Gagga

Season 1 – Episode 15

Air Date: 2011-02-21

Straight A Team, Gaming's Next Top Model

Straight A Team, Gaming’s Next Top Model

Season 1 – Episode 16

Air Date: 2011-02-28

The Buzz Identity, Two and a Half-Man

The Buzz Identity, Two and a Half-Man

Season 1 – Episode 17

Air Date: 2011-03-07

Are You Karate Kidding Me?, Fresh Prawn of Bel Air

Are You Karate Kidding Me?, Fresh Prawn of Bel Air

Season 1 – Episode 18

Air Date: 2011-03-14

Hops, Naru-210

Hops, Naru-210

Season 1 – Episode 19

Air Date: 2011-04-25

The LAPD track down a runaway Easter bunny. Then Naruto is sent to the only place that can tolerate a spoiled brat like him: Beverly Hills.

KoBee Movie, Law and Ogre

KoBee Movie, Law and Ogre

Season 1 – Episode 20

Air Date: 2011-05-09

A basketball-playing bee named Ko-Bee competes with Kobe Bryant for a spot on the Lakers. Then Shrek and Donkey take the law into their own hands.