For no reason I can identify, I had the sudden thought,
and felt obliged to see what the interwebs had to say about it.
The find that prompted this OP was this one at Wikipedia and it was among maybe a dozen hits that I have yet to investigate.
The idea of this thread is to dredge up favorite things from MAD’s glory days and share them with other fans of that magazine and its offshoots.
An old thread that had The Far Side and MAD references that might assist in memory-jogging is Favorite “Far Side” Memories (MAD, too) started 06-20-2003.