When we were growing up, Daddy either had a subscription to Mad magazine, or he bought it nearly every month at the store. We enjoyed reading it, too - and it was part of our childhood! I especially liked the take-offs on movies and TV shows, and "The Lighter Side Of..", and so many other regular features! I don't have any of the original magazines, but I did get these books:
....because they were the closest thing I could get! They are really great, actually - LOTS of content straight from the original magazine pages ( things that I even remember!) inside:
I had to have all three of them - not sure if there are any others, but I'm good with these three.
The "Mad Fold-In" pages at the back were another particular favorite of mine.
Do you remember them, too?
I must confess that the thing that inspired this post was the Chef Boyardee advertisement below. I've mentioned before how fascinated I am by advertising - old and new, either in print or on-screen - wherever.
(Sorry I did not do a perfect Fold-In job on this, but you get the idea.)