View Full Version : Help ID this Madtv(?) skit

07-02-2009, 01:27 AM
There's this one skit from the mid 90's that's recently popped into my head and I'm trying to find it again. I'm not completely certain, but I'm pretty sure it was a Madtv skit.

The basic premise of the skit is that some politician is talking with a painter in his office. He's berating the painter because, this politician claims, are pornographic (I think he may have even said that they were paintings of little boys). The joke is that the paintings are just ink blots.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

Snowboarder Bo
07-02-2009, 02:03 AM
Mad TV did indeed air a sketch titled Ink Blot in episode #115, aired March 9, 1996. I think Fox might have the show online, but I'm not willing to download their free video player to watch it.

I had season 1 on DVD, too, but I seem to have misplaced it around the time I broke up with my last GF, so I can't watch that and tell you if it's the right skit.


Alan Bird
07-02-2009, 12:47 PM
I'm a little late to this thread but whatever...

I remember the sketch (skit?) David Herman played the pol, I forget the name of the actor who played the artist. The first two seasons of MAD TV were incredible, blew SNL off the map.

07-02-2009, 03:49 PM
I think Orlando Jones was the artist. He was trying to get a grant - his hook was that he painted Rorschach ink blots that DID have pictures in them. The Senator, who IIRC had a southern accent, could see nothing but naked boys in the ink blots. The part I remember:

Artist: This one is called Puppies, Puppies, Puppies.

Senator: Why don't you just call it Naked Boys, Naked Boys, Naked Boys!

07-02-2009, 06:16 PM
Thank you guys, that was the sketch I was thinking of. I wasn't able to find a video of it anywhere, but I was able to find a description. It was Orlando Bloom playing an artist who was trying to get a grant from David Herman, who was playing a senator.

This is one of my favourite memories of the old Mad TV. Of course, it's really gone down hill since, but back then it was hillarious.

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