I personally never liked "Spy vs. Spy." It made me impatient. I was bothered by the lack of dialogue and even though I read somewhere that kids always picked one spy and always rooted for him or her, I never did. They were the same to me.
But I loved MAD, even though I think I owned more of those paperback book collections than I did actual magazine issues. It always felt so adult and racy and I think I was afraid to buy or ask for the magazine itself.
Starting Sept. 6, MAD has its own show on Cartoon Network. This isn't the first time the show has been on the air, though. Here's part one of a MAD TV special that aired in 1974.