|MAD TV was the show that really formulated my sense of humor. During the early and mid years of MAD TV, I was treated to the likes of Stewart, Phil Lamar, Aries Spears, "You know what" lady, and so many great comedians (Key and Peele). It came on about the same time as Saturday Night Live. This was at the time that SNL was no longer funny, so it was great to have MAD TV as an alternative. There was so much funny stuff about the show, but towards the end it was just no longer funny. It's funny(!) because MAD TV was funnier than SNL, but at the end it was less funny than SNL, and it turned out that SNL had more longevity than even MAD TV. MAD TV had everything going for it: the comedians, the writers, the station (FOX 32), the time slot (just before SNL), and the attitude.
I went into this whole diatribe about MAD TV because that's my generation, and it is very gratifying for someone else to reference something that is endemic to my past, but it's really bitter-sweet (see what I did there?) because I know how bad the show got by the time it was canceled. The failure of MAD TV was the failure of my generation, which is why the SNL generation continues to dominate us (Gen y) economically, culturally, socially and politically. You can see it with Trump fighting Hillary for the white house, with Bernie Sanders losing the nomination, The Avengers dominating at the box office. My generation has been swamped. I still don't like SNL, but there's a lot that I could learn from a show like that. In truth, I would learn more by studying what MAD TV did wrong.
I went into this long diatribe because MAD TV was so symbolic of my generation and I, how we had the talent but couldn't go the distance And now we're waiting for Gen X to feed us and pay our bills. There was a slight misconception. At first, when she lifted her clothes, I thought she was going to fart on the candles and make a fart flamethrower. I totally misread that part. But after reading it again and watching the video, it became obvious. Thanks for writing.