OMG OMG OMG. There are few shows that I have ever loved as much as I loved MADtv. I missed the first few seasons, which were on when I was in high school, but I became addicted to this show during college and watched it regularly through the end of its run. It was a different type of humor than SNL or other late night shows, and maybe it wasn't for everybody, but it was definitely just right for me.
I could probably do 25 posts about my favorite MADtv skits, but here are just five of (IMO) the funnest MADtv moments of all time. If you have more, feel free to post about it in a comment!
This one might be funnier if you remember the actual commercial that was airing at the time, which would have been circa 2003ish. But, give it a go even if you don't. It is hilarious!
Here's a great short clip of Debra Wilson imitating Mariah Carey as only she can. This is a sendup of MTV's (awful) TRL as well as a certain tendency Mariah apparently had back in the late 90's to lose her marbles now and again.
Here's one from 2007 or thereabouts. Normally I would say that the less said about the Kardashians the better, but this skit just hits all the right notes. Perverse, annoying, and upsetting notes, but the right ones just the same.
I will never understand why this amazing recurring character only appeared in two episodes! As you will quickly discover, the deal with Yvoone is that she does not like to be crossed and thinks that virtually any retaliation is justified. Watch the fireworks and enjoy!
I love this skit so so so much. This aired somewhere around 2007 but my friends and I quote it to this day. You have known these girls, or been one, or wished you were one. And I don't care if it sounds weird, okay? I'm just being honest...