MAD Magazine Easter Egg - Interesting Little Bird

1.If you look in the movie spoof section in any Mad magazine and look hard enough you will see a creature with long legs and a wierd head. It looks almost like a bird. You can find this in every issue.
2.You can also find the words "max korn" contained in almost every issue. (Usually in the movie spoof part).

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Contributed By: Twaf on 05-16-2000
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GreenBowTie writes:
The little bird shows up there a lot. It's not some big secret, it's just a running joke. So is the MAD Zeppelin. So is the potted Arthur plant. So is the name Max Korn. so is the name Hans Brickface (which shows up with some regularity). So is the custom of drawing MAD staffers into the magazine (as Dave Berg does whenever he does the "Office" section in The Lighter Side, and as Sam Viviano does with great frequency - almost always including himself and Dick DeBartolo). They're not great secrets or anything like that. And I doubt Max Korn was named after anything at all, and he was most definitely not named after the band, which started years and years after Max Korn first made his appearance in the magazine.
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It's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide.
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madjoe writes:
yes that is true mort drucker does usually include 'max corn' in his articles, i don't know who it is or why he puts it there. that skinny little creature w/ the wierd face actually is a bird and it has been appearing in mad for a while. it does not only appear in mort drucker's movie spoofs but in other places in the magazine as well. it is a frequently used picture used by mad along with arthur the avacado plant.
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Underbrush writes:
also id like to add that the little birds name is flip.hence he is "flip the bird" also theres the mad zeppelin and duck edwing puts a duck at the end of his cartoons :) i am a mad mag fan so i know lots. i will be posting a whole bunch later on :)
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Meg writes:
Um, doesn't Max Korn mean maximum corneyness, like, when they make fun of each other or themselves or the thing they're drawing about (as they often do)? Just an idea.
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asphodel writes:
Max Korn was a stand-up comedian. I think that he is some kind of "role-model" for the gang of idiots, so they show their admiration for him by putting his name in every issue. [Well, that's only what I think, so don't shoot me if I'm wrong! ;-) ]
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Scott Madden writes:
I have the March '98 issue here (with a spoof of Starship Troopers) and I don't see the bird-thing.
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kidd video writes:
"Max Korn" does not appear in every issue. Just like "Roger Kaputnik," "potzrebie," and "fershlugginer," these are just the editors of MAD slipping little office in-jokes in some, but not all, MAD magazines.
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I must agree with Appolyon(or whatever) and state MAD is a veritable chicken coop
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Disgruntled writes:
What is Chuck the Advocado Plant? Also, I have a bunch of MAD Magazines from the early 90's and can't find "Flip" anywhere in the movie parodys. Can someone give an example of where he appears in an issue?
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curious writes:
Does anyone remember exactly which issues of Mad the Arthur Plant showed up in? I've been searching through some of my old issues from 1960 and haven't come across it. I may have the time period wrong. Thanks
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Jaznath writes:
Max Korn is the name of the grandson of one of MAD Magazine's former editors.
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I had one grunch but the eggplant over there.
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I know....I was lookin through my MAD magazines and I saw max korn everywhere....i was laughing my a** off...that kix so much that they put korn in every issue* *no pun intenid
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Mark Hoppus writes:
Actually, the words 'Max Korn' are in the cartoons drawn by the art director, Sam Viviano.
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Broken writes:
Actually, i don't think MAX KORN is meant after the band KORN (though i'm a fan)...but after a german type of beer called KORN...and MAX KORN i guess is a specific brand of the beer...i first saw MAX KORN in a mad issue with drunk drivers spoof so i drew my conclusions from there...
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As I have met Max Korn, and know of his Grandfather being a former editor of Mad Magazine, I agree completely with Jaznath.
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lwbmop writes:
Also, the "POIUYT" apperars in every magazine. I've found that most of the running jokes died out, though with William Gaines.
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Egghead writes:
who is max korn
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Napo Nappari writes:
max korn is not who, it is what.
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fats writes:
Ever heard of question marks, Egghead? And it's not just you, it's TONS of people on this site! GOD, that pissed me off!
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