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MAD’s 100th Episode! Interview with Creator Kevin Shinick

MAD's 100th Episode!

MAD is turning 100! 100 episodes, to be exact. The Cartoon Network series will be airing its 100th episode on Monday, November 11th at 8:30 PM ET and it’s going to be a 30 minute special.

The producers have always characterized the show as a mini animation festival and they couldn’t be more right. Whether it was stop motion, Flash, photo collage, or CG, MAD served up the laughs every week on TV, featuring the same brand of humor and ridiculousness of the iconic MAD Magazine which has been skewering pop culture for over 50 years.

In addition to being a hit show for Cartoon Network, MAD has been able to give fans the opportunity to see their favorite magazine brought to life, while at the same time introducing a whole new generation to Alfred E. Neuman and Spy vs. Spy.

Kevin Shinick plays a MAD Supervillain at SDCC 2013

Kevin Shinick was interviewed twice by ToonBarn during San Diego Comic-Con 2013

Kevin Shinick’s first job on TV was “Where in Time is Carmen SanDiego?”, in which he played the Host of the PBS Game Show. Since his debut on that show in 1996, Kevin has been a Director, Producer, Emmy and Annie Award-winning writer, Voice Artist, Full-time husband and father, and an Actor in movies, TV, and Broadway. Oh, and he occasionally likes to write comic books too.

NYCC Interview: MAD’s Kevin Shinick

Kevin Shinick Interview at New York Comic Con 2012

In January, 2007, Seth Green hired Kevin Shinick to be a writer on Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken and their Robot Chicken: Star Wars specials. There, Shinick voiced many of the show’s characters and worked his way up to being Creative Director until he left in 2009.

While at Robot Chicken, Shinick met fellow writer Hugh Davidson, who left to reboot Looney Tunes for Warner Bros. Animation. They were looking to create an animated sketch comedy show for teens and pre-teens based on MAD magazine for Cartoon Network and Davidson suggested Shinick. Shinick wrote the pilot and has been the showrunner/producer/head writer/voice director and most frequent voice talent for MAD ever since. The show debuted in September, 2010, the same month he won an Emmy for his work on Robot Chicken, and even more importantly, became a first-time dad to daughter, Maisy.

Kevin Shinick photo credit - Dana Patrick

MAD This Week: Yawn Carter and Franklin and Crash

MAD This Week: Yawn Carter and Franklin and Crash

This week, Cartoon Network and Warner Bros Entertainment’s MAD will continue to deliver its brand of madcap hilarity via spoofs, parodies, sketches, and animated shorts that feature a wide variety of zany characters. Of course, there’s series regulars Alfred E. Neuman and the black and white agents eternally locked in a battle of wits – Spy VS Spy.

MAD Presents Shazamwich for DC Nation

MAD Presents Shazamwich for DC Nation

DC Nation has released a new clip featuring MAD’s take on Shazam. The clip features the Billy Batson/Captain Marvel version, particularly the one that uses the old orange costume that originated from Captain Marvel’s heyday in Fawcett Publications. We can assume that they didn’t want to poke fun at the new Shazam costume, because the current one looks so silly on its own makes any parody seem redundant.

MAD this week: A Dolphineas and Ferb Tale and VICTORious

MAD this week: A Dolphineas and Ferb Tale and VICTORious

This week, MAD answers the question “What will happen when Victor Von Doom enrolls in a performing arts high school?” in the sketch entitled VICTORious, They also poke fun at Phineas and Ferb in “A Dolphineas and Ferb Tale”, as Phineas and Ferb learn how to help a hurt dolphin the right way. Of course, it wouldn’t be MAD if there’s no Spy VS Spy, Alfred E. Neuman, and other hilarious parodies and spoof sketches.

MAD: WWE Bought a Zoo and Two Broke Powerpuff Girls

MAD: WWE Bought a Zoo and Two Broke Powerpuff Girls

This week, MAD unknowingly pokes fun at the whole World Wrestling Entertainment/World Wildflife Fund debacle while spoofing “We Bought a Zoo”, as it tells a heartfelt tale of a man who tries to buy a zoo, only to get bodyslammed repeatedly, starring Triple H, John Cena, and Matt Damon. MAD also has “Two Broke Powerpuff Girls” – in which two of the Powerpuff Girls trio find themselves broke and in need of work, and where else could they go, but the local diner. Of course, MAD will not be complete without Spy vs Spy, Alfred E. Neuman, and other sketches!

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