MADtv: Season Seven (2001-2002)

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The Season Seven cast of MADtv. (Standing, Left to Right) Stephnie Weir, Will Sasso, Alex Borstein and Michael McDonald. (Seated) Frank Caliendo, Andrew Daly, Mo Collins, Aries Spears and Debra Wilson.  Not pictured: Kathryn Fiore, Taran Killam, Bobby Lee and Jill Michelle Meleán.
The Season Seven cast of MADtv. (Standing, Left to Right) Stephnie Weir, Will Sasso, Alex Borstein and Michael McDonald. (Seated) Frank Caliendo, Andrew Daly, Mo Collins, Aries Spears and Debra Wilson. Not pictured: Kathryn Fiore, Taran Killam, Bobby Lee and Jill Michelle Meleán.


[edit] Season summary

With Nicole Sullivan gone from the cast, the only cast member to stay on the cast since day one was Debra Wilson. Changes to the cast included Andrew Daly and Stephnie Weir being boosted to repertory status, and new players included Frank Caliendo and Bobby Lee who, like Michael McDonald and Mo Collins, further changed the way MADtv would be seen. Frank Caliendo broke out big as he was called to do impersonations of many celebrities a la Saturday Night Live's Darrell Hammond. His claim to fame would be an offbeat impersonation of FOX football commentator John Madden, but he also impressed with impersonations of Richard Dreyfuss, Al Michaels, Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Rod Roddy, which eventually would make recurring appearances in future episodes.

Meanwhile, Bobby Lee would be the first Asian-American player on MADtv. Aside from delivering breezy slapstick antics, he cemented his fame with a hilarious impersonation of Connie Chung.

The woman's lib of MADtv would also be the main focus when MADtv hired two fresh-faced female players: Kathryn Fiore and Jill Michelle Meleán. Fiore's two characters was neurotic teen Kate Williams and sorority sister Taylor Rosenblatt, but she had a good arsenal of impersonations to go around, including Barbara Pierce Bush amongst others. Meleán, like Bobby Lee, was another new ethnic player who would not appear until late in the season, but she broke out with a dead-on impersonation of Drew Barrymore.

Last year's featured player-turned-repertory player Daly would frequently pop up as Politically Incorrect host Bill Maher, where cast members would play different celebrities.

A new - and soon to be frequent - sketch on MADtv appeared in the form of Real Mother****ing Talk, an urban parody of discussion shows a la Hardball with Chris Matthews and Politically Incorrect. Hosted by Dollar Bill Montgomery (as played by Aries Spears), guests on the show would be played by either rappers (Method Man, Redman) or comedians (Earthquake, Corey Holcumb).

This season was also the end of an era according to many fans. Repertory players Will Sasso and Alex Borstein have entertained audiences since they broke out in season three, but this season would be their last. Sasso was seen most this year as *NSYNC member Lance Bass (who would appear in an early episode), but did not disappoint whenever he portrayed his best impersonations, such as Louie Anderson, Robert De Niro, Kenny Rogers, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Debra Marshall and Steven Seagal. Borstein continued to entertain audiences as Miss Swan, and at the end of the season, she would move on to voice Lois Griffin in the hit animated comedy, Family Guy.

Guest-wise is where MADtv was memorable as well. One of its guests, Michelle Trachtenberg, starred in a parody of her show Buffy the Vampire Slayer with her favorite character, Alex Borstein's Ms. Swan. Trachtenberg's performance nabbed her a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series.

Other guests included *NSYNC members Lance Bass and Joey Fatone, Todd Bridges (who appeared in season 5), wrestlers Triple H and Stone Cold Steve Austin (the WWE asked Will Sasso, who did rock-solid impersonations of wrestlers in the past, to appear in an episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown!, appearing alongside Chris Jericho and Stone Cold Steve Austin), Frankie Muniz, The Man Show hosts Adam Corolla and Jimmy Kimmel, Vivica A. Fox (who appeared on Season 4), the Insane Clown Posse, and a variety of hip-hop artists (including DMX, Ja Rule, Master P., Method Man, Redman, and the RZA).

[edit] Opening montage

The title sequence starts off with a completely black screen, and then, suddenly, the MADtv logo appears across the screen. The theme song, which is performed by the hip-hop group Heavy D & the Boyz, begins and an announcer announces "It's MADtv! Starring...," and then he introduces (alphabetically) the name of each repertory cast member, followed by the featured cast. As he does so, the screen splits into several different screens. Each screen shows a different color live action clip of that particular cast member performing a different character. Then a line cuts across the multiple screens and it turns into a still color photo of the cast member with his/her name appearing in caption over the photo. When the last cast member/guest is introduced, the music stops and the title sequence ends with the phrase "You are now watching MADtv..."

[edit] Cast

[edit] Repertory players

[edit] Featured players

[edit] Episodes

The seventh season of MADtv aired from September 22, 2001 to May 18, 2002. There was a total of 25 episodes produced for that season. They were as follows:

Episode Airing Date Host/Guest(s) Sketches Other notes
#701 September 22, 2001 Dr. Joyce Brothers A parody of "Lady Marmalade" features MADtv's recurring female characters Ms. Swan (Alex Borstein), Lorraine Swanson (Mo Collins), Dot Goddard (Stephnie Weir), and Melina (Debra Wilson). A woman (Mo Collins) goes out on a date with Gary Condit (Michael McDonald) and suffers Chandra Levy's fate after meeting Condit's wife (Stephnie Weir) in an episode of Blind Date. Al Pacino (Frank Caliendo) and Robert De Niro (Will Sasso) add much-needed star power to Mariah Carey's (Debra Wilson) flop movie Glitter. Trina (Mo Collins) goes speed dating, where she runs into former flame Jim (Michael McDonald). Will Sasso and Alex Borstein interview celebrities at the red carpet premiere for Rock Star. On today's episode of Family Feud, depressed host Louie Anderson (Will Sasso) makes fun of the guest's names (Meiger, Migger; Kreiger, Cracker). A bride's (Stephnie Weir) case of "cold feet" in a pre-wedding video is seen more as insanity and desperation. Closing was re-filmed with Mo Collins at a later tape date, paying tribute to September 11th.
#702 September 29, 2001 The low-quality of MTV caused by lack of music videos and abundance of "reality" shows is revealed in a parody of Sugar Ray's "When It's Over". Celebrities such as Chris Tucker (Debra Wilson), Sisqó (Aries Spears), Rosie O'Donnell (Alex Borstein), and Kenny Rogers (Will Sasso) compete in a special Fear Factor. Welcome to a fan club for Craig Kilborn. Mike Tyson (Aries Spears) promotes his own grill. A man (Michael McDonald) hides his cheating ways by claiming that he passes scented gas. Björk (Alex Borstein) becomes the spokeswoman for K-Mart. Whitney Houston (Debra Wilson) and Bobby Brown (Aries Spears) host a celebrity exhaustion telethon with special guests Angelina Jolie (Mo Collins) and Robin Williams (Frank Caliendo).
#703 October 6, 2001 Alien Ant Farm (musical guest) *NSYNCer Lance Bass (Will Sasso) hosts a talk show, where he interviews Rush Hour 2 stars Jackie Chan (Bobby Lee) and Chris Tucker (Debra Wilson). Rusty Miller (Michael McDonald) finds work as a concession stand employee, and accosts moviegoers into seeing the movies he recommends. Former senator Jesse Helms (Andrew Daly) causes problems on the set of a commercial. Tovah (Debra Wilson) doesn't like the fact that her Reality Check co-host Belma (Aries Spears) lost weight. Child prodigy Karen Goddard (Alex Borstein) is interviewed on Good Morning, Phoenix, then Dot (Stephnie Weir) joins in. A man (Michael McDonald) abuses his dim-witted brother, and his girlfriend (Stephnie Weir) is unlucky enough to watch a tape of these events.
#704 October 20, 2001 Lance Bass, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Joey Fatone Denzel Washington (Aries Spears) tries comedy with Huge Mamma Fatso. Depressed Persian tow truck man Mofaz (Michael McDonald) shows his patriotsm to one of his customers (Debra Wilson). Liz Allen (Stephnie Weir) runs into a childhood bully (Mo Collins) who doesn't look to be in the best condition. Alex Borstein interviews the stars of On the Line, with Lance Bass and Will Sasso as the *NSYNCer taking questions. Walter Hemphill (Aries Spears) yearns to fight in the war. A girl (Kathryn Fiore) can't stand her "embarrassing" parents (Mo Collins, Michael McDonald), but it creates a scene. On 20/20 Connie Chung (Bobby Lee) learns from executives and family how shows from legendary TV producer Aaron Spelling (Michael McDonald) become hits.
#705 November 10, 2001 David Carradine, Drew Barrymore, Penny Marshall Morris Chestnut (Aries Spears) and Vivica A. Fox (Debra Wilson) star in another played-out urban romantic comedy, Gonna Git Some. The classic TV series Kung Fu gets remade into a major motion picture starring Steven Seagal (Will Sasso) and show's original lead David Carradine. Oprah Winfrey (Debra Wilson) interviews Kate Hudson (Kathryn Fiore) about the actress' new movie, based on the life of Jeannie Fanucci (Alex Borstein). On This 'N That with Rusty the loveable nerd (Michael McDonald) interviews Riding in Cars with Boys director Penny Marshall and star Drew Barrymore. Bill Clinton (Will Sasso), Tobey Maguire (Taran Killam), Condoleezza Rice (Debra Wilson), and Al Michaels (Frank Caliendo) discuss Michael Jordan's return to basketball on today's Politically Incorrect. A confrontation between Mo Collins and Stephnie Weir evolves into a sketch, much to the former's dismay. Special 150th episode
#706 November 17, 2001 Todd Bridges, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Christopher Titus, Jessica Simpson (musical guest) President George W. Bush (Will Sasso) conducts a manhunt on Chris Kattan after seeing Corky Romano. Mark-Paul Gosselaar reprises his role as Det. John Clark in a spoof of his show NYPD Blue where he learns from Andy (Will Sasso) about the death of a fellow officer. Leona Campbell (Stephnie Weir) questions Miss Cleo (Debra Wilson) if she knew that 9/11 was going to happen. Todd Bridges guest stars alongside Michael Jackson (Aries Spears) in a parody of "You Rock My World", where the pop star claims that he still loves women. Comedian Christopher Titus plays a paranoid TV executive believed to have stolen ideas for reality TV shows from a homeless man interviewed by Jane Pauley (Alex Borstein). Stuart Larkin (Michael McDonald) is jealous over a newborn baby that is getting more attention than him. Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst (Will Sasso) hosts an episode of MTV Spring Break where special guest Jessica Simpson partakes in a spray-paint event and performs "A Little Bit."
#707 November 24, 2001 Michelle Trachtenberg, Blink 182 Osama Bin Laden calls the shots at a game of Bingo. The members of *NSYNC sing about irritable bowel syndrome in a parody of "Gone." Lorraine Swanson (Mo Collins) is a contestant on The Price is Right. On today's Oprah, Oprah Winfrey (Debra Wilson) and Dr. Phil (Michael McDonald) take questions from the audience about what could happen after 9/11. Michelle Trachtenberg reprises her role as Dawn from Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a parody of the show with Ms. Swan (Alex Borstein). John Madden (Frank Caliendo) reports on the events in Iraq. On an episode of The Weakest Link, celebrities Robin Williams (Frank Caliendo), Loni Anderson (Mo Collins), Isabel Sanford (Aries Spears), Vicki the Robot (Stephnie Weir), Jackee (Debra Wilson), and Dustin Diamond (Taran Killam) look to win money for their respective charities. The band members of Blink 182 appear as the sons of the Cleaver family in a parody of Leave It to Beaver. Will Sasso and Alex Borstein interview celebrities at the premiere for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
#708 December 1, 2001 Brian McFayden MTV VJ Brian McFayden hosts the latest Family Values Tour event where Kenny Rogers (Will Sasso) premieres his new band. Reverend Camden (Michael McDonald) hammers down family matters, the dog humps Annie (Mo Collins), and John Hamilton (Aries Spears) appears for a brief time, in a parody of 7th Heaven. Broadway talent Noah Slotnick (Frank Caliendo) and actress/model Amber Valletta (Kathryn Fiore) star in a new sitcom. Marvin Tikvah (Michael McDonald) buys a Miata for his daughter (Alex Borstein). Randy Newman (Will Sasso) records an album of American songs features duets with various singers such as The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb (Michael McDonald), classic R&B singer Chaka Khan (Aries Spears), and R&B trio Destiny's Child. During a serious talk about 9/11, commercials of TV shows are played in the background. A store goes out of business, and the owner (Will Sasso) is broken up about it. A washed-up actress (Stephnie Weir) teaches drama class.
#709 December 8, 2001 Method Man, Redman, Triple H WWE wrestler Triple H must compete against Stone Cold Steve Austin (Will Sasso) to determine who will appear on MADtv in a spoof of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, joins George W. Bush (Will Sasso) in the fight against terrorism, and plays a nebbish heavyweight high school wrestler going against an overconfident lightweight (Bobby Lee). A man (Michael McDonald) is forced to shave and change his clothes because it makes him look like Osama bin Laden. Beyoncé Knowles (Debra Wilson) hogs the spotlight in a parody of Destiny's Child's "Emotion." Michael Jordan (Aries Spears) is frequently hounded by news reporters whenever he messes up. Rappers Method Man and Redman appear on an urban-based discussion show called Real Mother****ing Talk, where guests discuss the war in Iraq and what fast food restaurant offers the best in French fries. Fightin' Ron (Michael McDonald) goes into Anger Management. Dorothy Lanier (Stephnie Weir) goes to ridiculous lengths to prepare for her role in a commercial.
#710 December 15, 2001 President George W. Bush (Will Sasso) and General Colin Powell rap about events in the world in a parody of Jay-Z's "Girls, Girls, Girls." Santa's elves are worrisome that anthrax might be in envelopes, but one elf (Michael McDonald) hopes to prove them wrong. Kenny Rogers (Will Sasso) and his son Benny (Frank Caliendo) wish the audience a Merry Christmas. Trina (Mo Collins) may give birth to a newborn baby in a manger. Pop sensations Destiny's Child and MC Hammer (Aries Spears) send messages to the troops. Will Sasso and Alex Borstein interview celebrities on the red carpet at the VH1 My Music Awards. A woman (Debra Wilson) begs Jesus Christ (Michael McDonald) to spare her husband's life by taking her life instead. Special Christmas episode
#711 January 12, 2002 Ja Rule (musical guest) Reality Check hosts Tovah McQueen (Debra Wilson) and Belma Buttons (Aries Spears) interrupt a speech by United States Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge (Will Sasso). Sidney Bristow (Mo Collins) runs across the screen and quickly narrates her life in a parody of Alias. Shakira (Mo Collins) shakes her rump in a parody of "Whenever, Wherever." Rap artist Ja Rule stars in a sketch as a relative to psychic Miss Cleo (Debra Wilson). The Olsen twins (Kathryn Fiore) star as Hellen Keller in their own movie based on her life. On today's O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly (Michael McDonald) makes fun of Elizabeth Crane (Stephnie Weir), while egotistical remarks about how better O'Reilly is than Larry King scroll across the screen. The life of Andrew Daly as "the unfunny guy on MADtv" is chronicled on an episode of MTV Diary. A student (Stephnie Weir) blames her irresponsibility in class on her ability to become a werewolf.
#712 January 26, 2002 Usher (musical guest) Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. (Aries Spears) further sells out his Oscar nomination with his latest bomb, Snow Dogs. Prisoners can now try dating if they are desperate for sex. An antiques road show held in the year 3005 takes a look at artifacts from the 21st century. Tovah (Debra Wilson) and Belma (Aries Spears) give fitness guru Richard Simmons (Will Sasso) a reality check. Employees bring up the past of a former rapper (Aries Spears). Director Chris Columbus (Michael McDonald) quickly films his sequels to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Laughing scaredy-cat Mickey (Michael McDonald) goes into therapy.
#713 February 2, 2002 Amanda Bynes, Frankie Muniz, Andy Dick, Wu-Tang Clan (musical guest) FOX Sports announcers John Madden (Frank Caliendo) and Pat Summerall (Will Sasso) ring in MADtv's Rockin' Super Bowl Eve Spectacular. William Coors (Michael McDonald) shows how his famous beer Coors Light is made. An episode of Happy Days is filmed in Spanish. Ms. Swan (Alex Borstein) causes a line hold-up at Starbucks. Whitney Houston (Debra Wilson) stars in a commercial for a soft drink in the vein of Pepsi. Big Fat Liar stars Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bynes are interviewed by James Lipton - at his home in all places - on the latest installment of Inside the Actors Studio. Alex Borstein and Andy Dick are the many guests at the Teen Choice Awards, but then get into a confrontation backstage with Daphne Aguilera (also played Andy Dick).
#714 February 9, 2002 Chris Klein, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos Babies can dress up like pop-star whores with new clothing line now available at Baby Gap. A couples episode of Wheel of Fortune has idiot celebrity couples such as Sarah Michelle Gellar (Kathryn Fiore) and Freddie Prinze Jr. (Michael McDonald), Will (Aries Spears) and Jada Pinkett Smith (Debra Wilson), and Kenny Rogers and a waitress (Stephnie Weir). Stuart Larkin (Michael McDonald) makes a creepy video Valentine for his teacher (Stephnie Weir). Chris Klein plays an executive who plugs a non-electric notepad. The Kappa Kappa Kappa girls show highlights of their charity work. Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and Jason Alexander (Frank Caliendo) co-star alongside Arnold Schwarzeneggar (Will Sasso) in a musical adaptation of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. A man (Michael McDonald) accidentally kills his best friend's bird, then accidentally kills anyone who threatens to rat him out. MADtv execs accost the stars of Rollerball to plug a show on FOX.
#715 February 16, 2002 Stone Cold Steve Austin, Martin Short Malcolm X (Aries Spears) plugs a new brand of talcum powder for African-American males of every shade, from high yellow to pitch black. WWE's Stone Cold Steve Austin plays a neighbor of Fightin' Ron (Michael McDonald) neighbor, himself in an episode of Family Feud going up against Mike Tyson's (Aries Spears) family, and hyper spokesperson Tony Little in a commercial for push-up bras. Today's Public Schoolhouse Rock talks about using interjections when dealing with overcrowded classrooms and outdated textbooks. Roseanne Barr (Alex Borstein, Penny Marshall (Mo Collins), Robert De Niro (Will Sasso), and Jiminy Glick (Martin Short) discuss whether or not violence should be allowed in movies after 9/11. Ms. Swan (Alex Borstein) goes inside a gay bar, then belts out a variation of ABBA's "Dancing Queen".
#716 February 23, 2002 Adam Carolla, DMX, Melissa Joan Hart, Jimmy Kimmel New Barbie dolls are modeled after the salacious antics of the Girls Gone Wild videos. Movies Crossroads and A Walk to Remember merge together in a brand new film starring Britney Spears (Melissa Joan Hart), Mandy Moore (Kathryn Fiore), Josh Hartnett (Taran Killam), Richard Dreyfuss (Frank Caliendo), Beyoncé Knowles (Debra Wilson), A.J. McLean (Bobby Lee), and Queen Latifah (Aries Spears). Dot (Stephnie Weir) is a guest on Oprah. Rapper DMX stars in a sketch where he gets advice from his mother (Aries Spears). Stuart Larkin (Michael McDonald) gets a new bicycle for his birthday. The Man Show hosts Adam Corolla and Jimmy Kimmel play figure skating color commentators whose raunchy, tongue-in-cheek language upsets Michelle Kwan (Bobby Lee). A vodka commercial's promise not to glamorize alcohol for teenage audiences is broken with constant drinking from minors and an *NSYNC contest. Melissa Joan Hart and other famous female sorcerers - including I Dream of Jeannie's Jeannie (Kathryn Fiore) and Glinda the Good Witch (Mo Collins) - are summoned by George W. Bush (Will Sasso) to solve world problems.
#717 March 16, 2002 Shakira, Danny Masterson, Wilmer Valderrama A contestant (Mo Collins) is at the mercy of a probing machine on a dangerous game show. Check out a special episode of Friends, where the gang deal with an African American girl (Debra Wilson). The Calling's Alex Band (Taran Killam), Creed's Scott Stapp (Will Sasso), Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder (Michael McDonald), and Ray Charles (Aries Spears) accuse each other of stealing their singing style in a video parody of "Wherever You Will Go." That 70's Show stars Danny Masterson and Wilmer Valderrama play Jon and Ponch respectively in a parody of CHiPs. Public Schoolhouse Rock centers on the usage of nouns in an inner city school setting. Angela Wright (Stephnie Weir) records a documentary on how male construction workers sexually harass female passers-by. Rusty Miller (Michael McDonald) interviews musical guest Shakira. Hot-shot actors Al Pacino (Frank Caliendo) and Robert De Niro (Will Sasso) hold up a line in an ice cream shop.
#718 March 23, 2006 Corey Holcumb, Earthquake, Tara Reid The search for the bling is on in Lord of the Blings, starring hip-hop/R&B artists Lil' Kim (Debra Wilson), Bill Cosby (Aries Spears), Ice Cube (Corey Holcumb), Jay-Z (Earthquake), Sisqo (Aries Spears), Missy Elliott (Aries Spears). A parody of R. Kelly's (Aries Spears) video of "The World's Greatest" focuses on the R&B singer's (Aries Spears) love for underage girls. Comedians Corey Holcumb and Earthquake discuss the events on Enron, as well as potential Oscar nominees on Real Mother****ing Talk. Tara Reid stars as a homeless single mother on a Whose Line Is It Anyway-type game show with celebrities Drew Carey (Will Sasso), Reba McEntire (Stephnie Weir), and Carrot Top (Andrew Daly), then as herself on Inside the Actors Studio, where James Lipton (Will Sasso) gets hit in the head with a stage light. Robert De Niro (Will Sasso) and Joe Pesci (Frank Caliendo) use violence to promote various products.
#719 April 6, 2006 Greg the Bunny, Insane Clown Posse, Master P. The Kappa Kappa Kappa sorority sisters throw a spring festival. Robin Williams (Frank Caliendo) continues his long streak of tearjerker films with his latest film where he plays a dying clown, also co-starring Whoopi Goldberg (Debra Wilson). MADtv becomes a Saturday morning cartoon. Rap metal band Insane Clown Posse and rap artist Master P. join in duets of "Love of My Life" with Michael McLoud (Will Sasso) and Jasmine Wayne-Wayne (Alex Borstein). Greg the Bunny and Dorothy Lanier (Stephnie Weir) audition for a commercial. MC Hammer (Aries Spears) appears in a parody of MTV's Who Knows the Band. Jenny Jones (Mo Collins) offers to makeover a sexy stripper (Kathryn Fiore).
#720 April 13, 2006 New sitcom has an overly long opening theme sequence. Two princesses (Mo Collins, Stephnie Weir) fight for the love of Prince William (Taran Killam) in a UFC-style cage match. Two bald outcasts (Michael McDonald, Stephnie Weir) entertain themselves outside a rowdy party. Dorothy Lanier (Stephnie Weir) goes out on a date with a senior citizen. Wayne Brady (Aries Spears) sings a ditty about cotton. Lorraine (Mo Collins) goes to a Mardi Gras event. A couple (Alex Borstein, Will Sasso) spot MADtv's own Alex Borstein and Will Sasso at a restaurant. Bunifa (Debra Wilson) causes havoc at an airport.
#721 April 20, 2002 Melina Kanakaredes Actress Melina Kanakaredes dreams that she's stuck doing variations of her show Providence, including an urban-themed version on UPN with Jackee (Debra Wilson), a Sex and the City verion with Kim Catrall (Mo Collins), and an improv-heavy version hosted by Drew Carey (Will Sasso). Walter (Aries Spears) and Amber Hemphill (Mo Collins) are contestants on Change of Heart. A man (Will Sasso) thinks his friend (Bobby Lee) can get rid of a stain off his silk because he's Asian. Kate (Kathryn Fiore) whines and complains on her family camping trip. Potheads laugh uncontrollably and discuss news topics for a news show. A defendant (Michael McDonald) uses raunchy words to clear his guilty plate. Following a sketch about a heckling father (Bobby Lee) who berates his son into winning a baseball game, Bobby Lee confirms his entry as a repertory player on MadTV.
#722 April 27, 2002 Preston Lacy, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Wee Man, Tenacious D (musical guest) Britney Spears (Jill Michelle Meleán) irresponsibly embraces her life as an adult in a parody of her hit song, "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman." Joe Namath (Michael McDonald) discusses how kids come clean to their parents about VD in a classic 70's video. Megalomaniacal TV host Oprah Winfrey (Debra Wilson), Frasier's Kelsey Grammer (Frank Caliendo), former president Bill Clinton (Will Sasso), and actress Drew Barrymore (Jill Michelle Meleán) discuss marriage on this week's installment of Politically Incorrect. Dot (Stephnie Weir) looks for her glove in a laundromat. Kenny Rogers (Will Sasso) joins the cast of Jackass in a parody of their show. A quartet from prison (Frank Caliendo, Will Sasso, Aries Spears, Taran Killam) arrive at school to sing a ditty about recycling.
#723 May 4, 2002 Mofaz (Michael McDonald) makes other thearpy patients feel better about themselves. Today's installment of Public Schoolhouse Rock focuses on behavior-modifying drugs for kids. An office worker (Will Sasso) fakes mental retardation to annoy another coworker (Taran Killam). A yoga teacher (Michael McDonald) shows off some creepy techniques. A man (Taran Killam) checks out guitars for sale. During an awards show, James Gandolfini (Will Sasso) goes on a rampage when he is unable to leave the stage. An overweight man (Aries Spears) complains that he passed out from masturbating.
#724 May 11, 2002 Vivica A. Fox, Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles A parody of JAG features unintentional innuendo. Women from the present get transported to the past and fight beasts in a new campy show, Glamazon Huntresses. Bunifa (Debra Wilson) is a contestant on Dismissed fighting against a nicer teen (Jill Michelle Meleán) for the love of a hunk (Taran Killam). Vivica A. Fox plays a former CBS executive hired at UPN who criticizes writers for coming up with a sitcom rife with African American stereotypes. Neighbors square off against each other and record incriminating evidence in a commercial parody for Sony cameras. Jenny Jones (Mo Collins) hosts a less disgraceful show by interviewing first lady Laura Bush (Stephnie Weir), until an audience member (Debra Wilson) talks trash, and her daughters (Kathryn Fiore, Jill Michelle Meleán) come out looking like Latino whores. Two guys (Bobby Lee, Will Sasso) act gay to pick up chicks, but the plan backfires when the girls don't take the bait. The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles bring "gravitas" to the MADtv stage by singing war songs.
#725 May 18, 2002 Method Man, RZA, Teri Garr, Eve Plumb A patient (Will Sasso) suffers from pixelation when he gets naked at the doctor's. Rod Roddy (Frank Caliendo) is the new announcer for The Lance Bass Show. Ms. Campbell (Stephnie Weir) doesn't make anything easier on the woman (Mo Collins) who accidentally ran her over. Wayne Brady (Aries Spears) welcomes actor Richard Dreyfuss (Frank Caliendo) to his show. Actresses Teri Garr and Eve Plumb and Wu Tang Clan members Method Man and RZA talk about the life of Marvin Tikvah (Michael McDonald) on an E! True Hollywood Story. Trina (Mo Collins) is about to marry her fiancě Jim (Michael McDonald) until an uninvited guest (Aries Spears) makes a shocking revelation. Season finale

[edit] Notes

  • This season was a milestone in that at its conclusion, one saw the departures of three significant cast members: Will Sasso, Alex Borstein, and Andrew Daly. Borstein would join the cast of Family Guy. Both Sasso and Borstein would make several guest appearances on the show in later seasons. Daly would go on to become a correspondent for The Showbiz Show with David Spade.
  • This was the first season for Frank Caliendo, who has become one of MADtv's greatest celebrity impressionists.
  • This season also produced its first Asian cast member, Bobby Lee and its first Hispanic woman cast member, Jill Michelle Meleán, both of which were promoted from feature players to repertory status for the following season. The other two featured players, Taran Killam and Kathryn Fiore left at the end of this season. Although Killam's contract was not renewed, Fiore, who was suppose to become a repertory player for the following season, chose not to return and she pursued other career objectives.

[edit] DVD releases

As of March 2007, there have been no video or DVD release of MADtv Season Seven.

[edit] External links

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