Updated: January 28, 2005
MAD MAGAZINE (SPECIAL ISSUE)
This is a vintage Mad Magazine, issue number 104, dated July 1966. It has an Alfred E. Neuman cover (courtesy of Norman Mingo) with Alfred's
Dad convincing a pretty girl to marry Alfred in a shotgun wedding.
This issue contains a "Lost in Space" parody by Mort Drucker, as well as your favorite regulars (Don Martin gags, "The Lighter Side of...." by Dave Berg, Sergio Aragones Mad marginals, etc...).
Lost in Space was one of the earliest TV Science Fiction shows to be satired by MAD Publication. The parody called "Loused Up in Space" was written by Dick De Bartolo and drawn by artist Mort Drucker. This 1966 satire is based on a fictious episode called "A Canyon of Precious Stones" or "The Ruby Valley Story". The Robinsons becomes the Boobinsons, and the names of the original cast are changed in true MAD style. Penny, for example, becomes "Punny". Don becomes "Dunce", & Maureen becomes "Mauronne". This 6 page satire is one of a kind and a must for all LIS fans. When actress June Lockhart saw the magazine, she got the cast together (No Jonathan or Robot?) and had a fun photo taken of the cast making a silly face. The MAD Publication re-printed the original on December 1996 in issue #117.
MAD Magazine #104 - July 1966 - This issue, from 1966, features Advertising Campaigns with Ulterior Motives, Another Mad Peek Through the Microscope, Don Martin -- Three Scenes in the Hospital, Dave Berg -- The Lighter Side of High School, Mixing Personal Politics with Careers, Stereotype-Casting By the Numbers, Mad Visits the American Mediocrity Academy, Shape-ly Mad Verse, Road Signs We'd Really Like to See, Postage Stamp Advertising, Mad Looks at the "Voice-Typewriter", Track & Field Foto-Plays, Loused Up in Space (TV Satire of Lost In Space), a Fold-In of The Kind of Fireworks Some People Would Like to
See, and a Back Cover of The Day a Gentleman Finally Offered a Lady a Tiparillo.