Mad TV (season 10)

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Mad TV (season 10)
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The Best of MadTV Seasons 8, 9 & 10 DVD cover, which partially features this season
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 23
Original network Fox
Original release September 18, 2004 (2004-09-18) – May 21, 2005 (2005-05-21)
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The tenth season of Mad TV, an American sketch comedy series, originally aired in the United States on the Fox Network between September 18, 2004, and May 21, 2005.


Season 9 ended with Mo Collins leaving the cast to pursue other projects while Josh Meyers was let go so he can play Randy on the final season of That 70s Show. Last year's featured cast members Daniele Gaither, Keegan-Michael Key, Nicole Parker, and Jordan Peele were upgraded to repertory players. Key and Peele performed a repertory sketch as the "Man Up" crew whose job was to break hexes. After the Ashlee Simpson lip-synching incident on Saturday Night Live, Nicole Parker frequently appeared in sketches as her. She also performed impersonations of Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, and Britney Spears.

The season was also the last for Ron Pederson and Paul Vogt. Pederson was let go due to the show cutting its cast budget, while Paul Vogt left to pursue a career on Broadway. Pederson entertained audiences with his Clay Aiken impersonations, and Vogt impersonated James Lipton on Inside the Actor's Studio and performed his recurring characters 2 Liter Beth (from the Fanta Girl commercials) and Dale Priskett (from The Lillian Verner Game Show sketches). Aries Spears, who had been a Mad TV cast member since season 3, also left the show at the end of the season, tying Debra Wilson's then-record for longest tenure as a Mad TV cast member (it would later be surpassed by Michael McDonald's ten years). Crista Flanagan joined the cast and was upgraded to repertory player the next season. Her repertoire included neurotic, struggling comedian Luann Lockhart. Spencer Kayden made her first appearance in episode 15, but did not return the next season.

Opening montage[edit]

The title sequence begins with the Mad TV logo appearing above the Los Angeles skyline. The theme song, which is performed by the hip-hop group Heavy D & the Boyz, begins and each repertory cast member is introduced alphabetically, followed by the featured cast. When all cast members and guests are introduced, the music stops and the title sequence ends with the phrase "You are now watching Mad TV."



No. in
Title Guest(s) Original air date
222 1 "Episode 1" Charla Faddoul, Mirna Hindoyan September 18, 2004 (2004-09-18)
Jovan Muskatelle (Key) reviews the latest movies during a live newscast; Angela (Weir) gets attacked by Secret Service agents and rabid squirrels while trying to interview George W. Bush; Bill Cosby (Spears) promotes Jell-O shots for a single mother; the rugged Abercrombie & Fitch employees have competition in the form of Lane Bryant's Rubenesque employees; Alex Trebek (Barinholtz) tries to rig Jeopardy! in favor of two contestants (Lee, Spears); Charla Faddoul and Mirna Hindoyan appear in a political parody of The Amazing Race; Pizza Hut's new twisted crust pizza has entire dinner stuffed in the crust.
223 2 "Episode 2" Amanda Beard, Kaitlin Sandeno September 25, 2004 (2004-09-25)
A parody of Growing Up Gotti shows how far A&E has fallen; Stephnie Weir apologizes for previous sketch; Amanda Beard and Kaitlin Sandeno help promote Chili's barbecue sauce; Coach Hines (Key) becomes disruptive and threatens the lives of others during a funeral; George W. Bush (Caliendo) and John Kerry (McDonald) begin their debates; Bae Sung (Lee) offers to translate for a man who is choking.
224 3 "Episode 3" Flavor Flav, Christina Milian, Joe Budden October 7, 2004 (2004-10-07)
John Madden (Caliendo) reports on the presidential race; P. Diddy (Spears) promotes voting on TRL; Mary Kay Letourneau (Parker) stars in her own sitcom; Flava Flav appears on Real Motherfucking Talk in a discussion about the election; Ashlee Simpson (Parker) fights with her family and recording engineers on The Ashlee Simpson Show; Jovan Muskatelle (Key) reviews Open Water; senator John Kerry (McDonald) discusses how he would have reacted to 9/11 if he were President.
225 4 "Episode 4" Jon Heder, Alanis Morissette November 6, 2004 (2004-11-06)
Ashlee Simpson (Parker) experiences another lip-synching gaffe; the Fantanas introduce a new member of their team: 2-Liter Beth (Vogt); 7 A.M. Condo Report hosts Clifford (Pederson) and Muriel (Weir) try to withstand a hurricane; Alanis Morissette plays sister Delicious Morissette in an MTV Diary special; celebrities look back at the first decade of the new millennium in VH1 I Love the '00s; a klutzy stripper (Weir) ruins a bachelor party; Jon Heder appears as a headstrong nerd on a quiz bowl game show.
226 5 "Episode 5" Will Sasso, Marilyn Manson November 13, 2004 (2004-11-13)
Hideki (Lee) becomes the life of the party on Average Asian; Britney Spears (Parker) sings about her downward career slide; Kobe Bryant (Key) promotes cheap sneakers from a thrift store; Will Sasso reprises his impersonation of Kenny Rogers; Stuart Larkin (McDonald) gets a visit from a vacuum cleaner salesman (Key); the Superstitious Knights (Key, Peele) break jinxes at a wedding.
227 6 "Episode 6" Bill Maher, Ja Rule November 20, 2004 (2004-11-20)
Ashton Kutcher (Barinholtz) punks George W. Bush (Caliendo) and Dick Cheney (Vogt); Real Motherfucking Talk; a The Wizard of Oz parody; Dot (Weir) competes in a beauty pageant; the slow songs on Norah Jones' new album makes for high-energy parties; reporter Jim Rome (Caliendo) and boxer George Foreman (Spears) promote a new grill that cooks turkeys.
228 7 "Episode 7" Christopher Masterson, Danny Masterson November 27, 2004 (2004-11-27)
Celebrity Quarters; employees must ask for permission to get office supplies from paranoid floor manager Sean Gidcomb (McDonald); dwarves attack a patrol officer (Vogt) below the belt when he pulls them over for speeding; Ike Barinholtz and Aries Spears interview celebrities at the 2004 Vibe Awards; Dorothy Lanier (Weir) sings musical numbers aboard an airplane; Dr. Funkenstein (Key) and Blacula (Spears) battle the Creature from the White Lagoon; Christopher and Danny Masterson play lawyers who harass their clients.
229 8 "Episode 8" Avril Lavigne December 11, 2004 (2004-12-11)
Roland Backinson (Pederson) promotes his Verb Alert home security alarm system; Al-Jazeera broadcasts news and death threats to America; Avril Lavigne stars in a sex education video from the '70s; Clifford (Pederson) and Muriel (Weir) host the 7 A.M. Condo Report; Lillian Verner Game Show champion Gail Cinder (Weir) competes with a foul-mouthed puppeteer (Parker) and an incoherent Smurf collector (Key); John Kerry (McDonald) and Mofaz (McDonald) talk about their problems; Steven Cragg gets another chance to say goodbye to his dad by recording a tape.
230 9 "Episode 9" Nelly December 18, 2004 (2004-12-18)
The Fantana girls and 2 Liter Beth promote new holiday soda flavors; a Christmas episode of Celebrity Quarters; the Abercrombie & Fitch boys hire a minority (Peele); being on the Miami Heat doesn't stop Shaq (Spears) from dissing the Lakers on Shaq and the (Former) Super Lakers; Gap commercial parody has Sarah Jessica Parker and a stoned Lenny Kravitz; Ike Barinholtz and Aries Spears conduct red-carpet interviews at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards; guests talk about December holidays on Real Motherfucking Talk; a musical group annoys shopping mall patrons with their overzealous singing.
231 10 "Episode 10" The Hives January 8, 2005 (2005-01-08)
A parody of People's Court; Bae Sung (Lee) offers assistance at an auto repair shop; Special Patrick (McDonald) makes embarrassing statements while hosting the news; Ray Charles (Spears) contends with Japanese demons haunting his house; a girl (Weir) embarrasses her boyfriend (Barinholtz) about his sex problems; an interracial couple (Parker, Peele) hosts a show called Inside Looking Out; Marvin Tikvah (McDonald) gets swimming lessons from two swimming instructors (Weir, Gaither); a scuba-diving couple (McDonald, Weir) are stranded at sea in a loose parody of Open Water.
232 11 "Episode 11" Nicole Richie, The Donnas January 22, 2005 (2005-01-22)
With the help of a new sidekick (Pederson), Matthew the Bible Dude (McDonald) fights the sin of listening to Hilary Duff songs without permission; Dr. Kylie Johnson (Weir) prepares to give breast implants to an insecure girl (Parker); Nicole Richie appears as Kelly Ripa in a parody of Pantene commercials; a Fat Albert parody sees the title character suffer a heart attack after eating one too many burgers; Kim Jong Il (Lee) interviews Donald Trump (Caliendo) and his wife Melania (Parker).
233 12 "Episode 12" Alex Borstein, Terry Bradshaw, James Brown, Seth Green, Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long February 5, 2005 (2005-02-05)
A parody of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition; the hosts of Fox NFL Sunday appear in several pre-game skits with Anna Nicole Smith (Weir); Dot (Weir) gets a psychological evaluation before being prescribed behavior-modifying pills; Alex Borstein reprises her roles as Ms. Swan and Mama Brightling; Frank Caliendo and Ike Barinholtz go to the home of this year's Super Bowl and conduct interviews; during a strike organization, the leader (McDonald) uses racist remarks to make a point.
234 13 "Episode 13" Nicole Sullivan, Debra Wilson February 12, 2005 (2005-02-12)
John Madden (Caliendo) promotes a new birdhouse maker from Ace Hardware; Oprah (Wilson) and Dr. Phil (McDonald) help a victim (Vogt) of a recent hurricane; 2 senior citizens (McDonald, Weir) won't accept help when it's really needed; a hungover American woman finds herself on a Muslim version of The Price is Right; Hispanic girls Lida (Sullivan) and Melina (Wilson) are contestants on MTV Spring Break; Bae Sung (Lee) is the only person who can help a businessman (Barinholtz) communicate with the French at an airport; a Desperate Housewives parody features Botoxed older actresses and a theme park next to the set.
235 14 "Episode 14" Mo Collins, Susan Sarandon February 19, 2005 (2005-02-19)
A parody of "Drop It Like It's Hot" goes after Snoop Dogg's marijuana smoking; a woman (Vogt) fantasizes about how perfect her life would be if she bought greeting cards from Hallmark; while Stuart Larkin (McDonald) and his mom (Collins) prepare to move, Doreen flirts with the neighbor (Vogt); Lorraine (Collins) wreaks havoc during visit to a bowling alley; on The Lillian Verner Game Show, Gail Cinder (Weir) retains her championship crown against a prop comic (Peele) and chinless Carol Finney (Collins); Susan Sarandon plays a greedy relative who seduces her sister's husband (McDonald).
236 15 "Episode 15" Colby Donaldson, Artie Lange, Jeff Probst February 26, 2005 (2005-02-26)
A parody of Lost; Clifford (Pederson) and Muriel (Weir) discuss the latest Academy Award nominees; Artie Lange guest stars in a sketch where alcoholics hold an intervention for their sober friend (Barinholtz); the hosts of Inside Looking Out are interrupted by their Jewish neighbor (Barinholtz); Morgan Freeman (Peele) introduces the first black inventor (Key) who came up with stereotypically black products and concepts.
237 16 "Episode 16" TBA March 12, 2005 (2005-03-12)
Dr. Phil (McDonald) profiles dysfunctional families; Michael Jackson (Spears) breaks into parodies of his greatest hits; Rusty Miller (McDonald) allows George W. Bush (Caliendo) and Condoleezza Rice (Gaither) to answer questions from the audience; Ike Barinholtz and Ron Pederson interview celebrities at the American Idol party; Tank (Lee) tries to pick up girls at a party; during an audition, a clumsy skater (Flanagan) blames her DJ (Key) for her poor performance; a parody of Million Dollar Baby has Mike Tyson in Hillary Swank's role.
238 17 "Episode 17" TBA March 19, 2005 (2005-03-19)
La La (Gaither) and SuChin Pak (Lee) premiere a video by Maroon 5 dedicated to tsunami victims, but the preteen shout-outs kill the solemnity of the message; a Chanel No. 5 commercial parody has Anna Nicole Smith as a washed-up actress desperate for love; QVC hostesses (Parker, Weir) mock Mexicans with stereotypical fashions; a 1950s film teaches teenage boys how to phone girls; members of a couple humiliate one another; a woman (Parker) loses her house, her boyfriend (Pederson), and her mind as she shops on eBay; a guy (Barinholtz) must put up with a wacky party girl (Flanagan); Steven Cragg criticizes the lack of quality television and makes his own show inside an ambulance.
239 18 "Episode 18" TBA April 9, 2005 (2005-04-09)
Officer Rufus Champagne (Vogt) responds to a domestic disturbance and, once again, gets attacked by little people; Marvin Tikvah (McDonald) wakes up in a tough love drug rehab center; a drunk, cynical old man (McDonald) complains about the world; a married woman (Weir) hosts an Ellen DeGeneres-type show while her husband is away; Cindy Delmont (Vogt) reports a sexual harassment crime, but her boss doesn't believe her as she's fat; Steven Cragg makes his own sex tape.
240 19 "Episode 19" TBA April 23, 2005 (2005-04-23)
New urban comedy The Barbecue Bus has a sassy Queen Latifah (Spears) and a giggling Jimmy Fallon (Pederson); celebrities record their voices for Sprint ringtones; Coach Hines (Key) ruins career day; a bride-to-be (Parker) is turned into a sleazy tramp by her husband (Barinholtz) in a parody of Extreme Makeover and Pimp My Ride; Cindy Delmont (Vogt) hopes to buy a Mini Cooper, but the salesman is afraid her weight will break the car; Inside Looking Out; John Madden (Caliendo) promotes the new Abs-Zapper with former model Christie Brinkley (Weir); Bobby Lee introduces a new hip-hop band called Yo Ma Ma.
241 20 "Episode 20" Artie Lange April 30, 2005 (2005-04-30)
Michael McDonald displays his dog training talents; Sherry the stripper (Weir) gets into accidents while at a birthday party; Coach Hines (Key) threatens his basketball players during a game; Lillian Verner Game Show; Artie Lange appears on Inside the Actors Studio to talk about how he got fired from Mad TV.
242 21 "Episode 21" Michael Cera, Tony Hale May 7, 2005 (2005-05-07)
Celine Dion (Parker) sings to newborn babies in new Vegas show; Roland Backinson (Pederson) promotes Verb Alert; 24 with Bobby Lee; Real Motherfucking Talk; Michael Cera and Tony Hale play British police officers in a UK version of COPS; Dr. Funkenstein (Key) and his monster (Peele) fight Queen Nefertiti (Gaither) in another cheaply-made blaxploitation film; Bill Cosby (Spears) invites the stars of The Cosby Show to return for the 20th Anniversary Reunion special; a married couple (Flanagan, McDonald) recall their botched wedding day on an anniversary tape.
243 22 "Episode 22" Ryan Reynolds, Debra Wilson May 14, 2005 (2005-05-14)
Tank (Lee) tries to pick up women at the Playboy mansion; Ms. Campbell (Weir) forces a mother (Parker) to remove her son from an R-rated slasher film; on TRL, DJ MC Escher (Spears) premieres a new hip-hop single that features Julie Andrews (Parker); Ryan Reynolds appears on The B.S. as an INS agent who goes undercover as a security guard; a kissing game between a woman (Weir) and a man (McDonald) goes too far; Bible Dude (McDonald) stops rebellious kids from playing video games; Whitney Houston (Wilson) and Bobby Brown (Spears) get into a dispute while singing duets.
244 23 "Episode 23" Nicole Sullivan, Amber Tamblyn May 21, 2005 (2005-05-21)
The Stroms (McDonald, Weir) think two paramedics are trying to rape them; Amber Tamblyn plays a teen who helps celebrate Average Asian Hideki's birthday; Gray (Peele) and Carl (Key) try to break hexes before performing MacBeth on stage; Sean Gidcomb (McDonald) prohibits employees from dating their co-workers in the workplace; a 1950s film promoting tolerance of African-American neighbors; Frank Caliendo performs impersonations of John Madden, Jerry Seinfeld, and George W. Bush.

Home releases[edit]

Season 10 of Mad TV has not been released on DVD. However, several sketches culled from this season appear on a compilation DVD called Mad TV: The Best of Seasons 8, 9, and 10 (first released on October 25, 2005).

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