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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Australian MAD I
Thanks again to Michael Sullivan for providing copies of these foreign Mads and info about pop culture overseas.
They started at #219 to be concurrent with the numbering of the American Mad and initially used mostly American material, eventually using original Australian content with their own staff lampooning Australian culture.
This is from #293 in February 1989.
The show being parodied here is a sketch comedy show called Fast Forward, later known as Full Frontal, which launched the career of Eric Bana.
The people parodied here are from another Australian sketch comedy show called The Comedy Company. Left to right are Kylie Mole, Uncle Arthur, Con the Fruiterer and David Rabbitburrough.
Even though it was an American movie, for some reason Men in Black was not parodied in the US. Their issue, #355 in 1997, did, though.
Pauline Hanson was a Member of Parliament known for her racist views.
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