Mad About You Department

What, me shamus?
Parodies and satires of TV Eyes in MAD Magazine

When you think about it, MAD Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman has been dogging the TV dick -- and occasionally his big screen counterpart -- almost since its birth, kicking plenty of dirt on assorted gumshoes in the process.

Whether it's "Perry Masonmint" or good ol' "Jam Crockford," Mad has been right there, strewing the mean streets with banana peels...

And, of course, if I missed any, lemme know...

The Spoofs  The Targets Appeared
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"Kane Keen" Seems to be a spoof of the entire genre, although the title could be targetting a combo of Martin Kane and Mr. Keen. 5 (June-July 1953)
"The Night That Perry Masonmint Lost a Case" Perry Mason 48 (July 1959)
"The Night Peter Gone Cracked" Peter Gunn 50 (October 1959)
"777 Sunset Strip" 77 Sunset Strip 52  (January 1960)
"Honey Waste" Honey West 103 (June 1966)
"Mannecch" Mannix 123 (December 1968)
"Manic" Mannix 152 (July 1972)
"Longshot" Longstreet 153 (September 1972)
"Cannonball" Cannon 160 (July 1973)
"Chinaclown" Chinatown 173
"Barnacle Groans" Barnaby Jones 175 (June 1975)
"Churlie's Angles " Charlie's Angels 193 (September 1977)
"Vague-$" Vega$ 210 (October 1979)
"The Crockford Files" The Rockford Files 217 (September 1980)
"Magnumb, P.U." Magnum P.I. 227 (December 1981)
"Simple & Simple" Simon and Simon 239 (June 1983)
"Matt Houstink" Matt Houston 246 (April 1984)
"Remington Steal" Remington Steele 248 (July 1984)
"Hardhassle and McCorny" Hardcastle and McCormick 252 (January 1985)
"Rip-Off-Tide" Riptide 254 (April 1985)
"Mike Hammy" Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer 255 (June 1985)
"Moon-Fighting" Moonlighting 264 (July 1986)
"The Tranquilizer" The Equalizer 271 (June 1987)
Who De-Famed Roger Rabbit? Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 284 (January 1989)
"The ABC Misery Movie" Columbo, B.L. Stryker & Gideon Oliver 290 (October 1989)
"Cheesy Angles" Charlie's Angels 403 (March 2001)
"Las Vaguest" Las Vegas 444 (August 2004)
"MONKey" Monk 488 (April 2008)


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