Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR
MAD MAGAZINE NO. 286 /APRIL
ISSUE with THE BEATLES and 21 JUMP STREET
Mad #286 April 1989
Cover Artist: Richard Williams
Cover Writer: Sergio Aragones
Thirty-Suffering (TV Satire)
If Bad Taste Took a Holiday
Really Appropriate Sponsors for Rock
The Name Game of the Rich and Famous
Paul Peter Porges -- It's Safe to go to the
Duck Edwing -- Contemplates Suicide
Sergio Aragones -- Hand-Me-Down, Pot
The Moron Downer Jr. Show (TV Satire)
Guys You're Likely to Meet Before Mr.
When TV Commercials Make Full Use of The
You'd Be Rich If You Had a Nickle...
21 Junkheap (TV Satire)
Personal Ads That Remind Us of Somebody We
Spy Vs. Spy
Al Jaffee Fold-In -- What is the latest, most
terrible form of radio activity?
Back Cover -- A Mad Fish Story
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