This is a spoof news story which I wrote as something which could’ve gone in the next issue of The Stag, but it wasn’t approved by the MAD TV executive committee because it was irreverent to MAD TV. Publishing it here anyway!
The continued absence of MAD TV on the airwaves has been raising some eyebrows on campus, apparently. This itself appears to be a startling fact, since MAD TV broadcasts on YouTube, and not actually via airwaves. A boffin claiming to be David Pugh (science editor of The Stag), although suspiciously not like the real David Pugh in appearance at all, said “We have got top-of-the-line Ghostbusters equipment scanning the airwaves for forced jokes made in a studio, but have been unsuccessful so far”.
Students are questioning why hardly any new episodes have been released over the past few weeks. A source reports to us that just this other day an angry mob congregated outside Rubix wielding pitchforks, demanding real-time Twitter updates on when University of Surrey Student News will be back. Angry Mob Protestor #26 said, “I feel listless these days without any new MAD TV episodes. I might just have to go back to…stalking people on Facebook to bide time”. The mob dispersed when they were given £5 vouchers for Young’s Kitchen (valid on any purchase above £300).
Efforts to reach MAD TV executive producer Mike Frazer for a response were mostly futile, except that one time when we had a brief chat to discuss what MAD TV plans to do with all with funds it has got, now that it is an official society. Mr Frazer mumbled something about a new website being developed, before sauntering off hollering “Assemble…”
In other news, a protester who broke into a Stag committee meeting demanding to know who these ‘sources’ tipping us off on what he called ‘completely cooked up news stories’ were. He was kindly escorted out of the room and given a free issue of The Stag to appreciate his feedback to this newspaper.
– by Mykfrey Zur