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January 21, 2016 6:46 PM   Subscribe

A complete alphabetical list of all of cartoonist Don Martin's soundwords in Mad Magazine. (from Doug Gilford's Mad Cover Site)
posted by MCMikeNamara (24 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
 
Somehow as a kid I misremembered Wonder Woman Releasing Her Amazon Brassiere as FLABADAP. I don't know how that happened, because it's so obviously SNAP PLOOBADOOF.
posted by queensissy at 6:58 PM on January 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Doug Gilford's Mad Cover Site is the resource that every publication that's been around as long as MAD Magazine deserves. The incredible index of "Usual Gang of Idiots" contributors is awesome by itself.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:06 PM on January 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Not even close to complete, unless by "soundwords" they mean something more specific than the weird onomatopoeia he used all the time. It doesn't, just for instance, seem to include any of the sounds from the strip about cockroaches.

(The sound of a guy stepping on a board with a bunch of cockroaches hiding under it, if anybody wants to know, is "SQUEEDEEBEEDEEBAP".)
posted by Sing Or Swim at 7:08 PM on January 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


Blecch.
posted by roger ackroyd at 7:09 PM on January 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Sorry--it's actually 'squee-bee-dee-bee-dap'. We regret the error.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 7:35 PM on January 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


POIT verified. I dub this compendium complete.
posted by davelog at 7:41 PM on January 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


I love this SO MUCH. I'm getting misty-eyed.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 7:51 PM on January 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Nice work.

Missing: From MAD Special #10, 1973
"Blort"
"Dawk"
"Shtoonk"

Incomplete: The bird call / exotic bird from MAD June 1969 goes "PFFFT-FRACK! POP---SPROiNG-GiNG", not simply "POP---SPROiNG-GiNG".

Not that I would know.
 
posted by Herodios at 8:29 PM on January 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Could it be said that if someone were to post a long, complicated list of what is essentially trivial information, there would be someone here who could point out deficiencies in the list? And they would be right?
posted by njohnson23 at 9:30 PM on January 21, 2016 [5 favorites]


From Don Martin Forges Ahead, a villain's atomic missile explodes in a most disappointing manner. From a site of tropes (no link):
In a Captain Klutz comic by Don Martin, Mad Scientist Dr. Rotten has his home-made missile blow up in his face, but seems more disappointed with the sound effect it produces: "Wango? After all those years of sweat and toil, my Rotten Atomic Missle goes 'Wango'?!"
posted by kurumi at 10:47 PM on January 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Njohnson23, you left "obscure" out of your description.
posted by happyroach at 11:40 PM on January 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: SNAP PLOOBADOOF
posted by JHarris at 1:42 AM on January 22, 2016 [4 favorites]


Came in looking for GEEEN (Plastic Man Giving A Guy On The 32nd Floor The Finger), came away satisfied. A++ would FWABADAP again.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 1:43 AM on January 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


To this day, I remember that the sound of a resounding blow to the head is KLOON.
posted by acb at 4:55 AM on January 22, 2016


BAHOO BAHOO BAHOO / Capt. Kirk Crying
posted by Room 641-A at 5:40 AM on January 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


GLADINK BZZZT KLADWAK SPROINK FWAK KAZIK
posted by bukvich at 6:32 AM on January 22, 2016


This is one of those things that I never knew I needed and yet now find I can't live without. Thanks!
posted by chavenet at 7:28 AM on January 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Could it be said that if someone were to post a long, complicated list of what is essentially trivial information, there would be someone here who could point out deficiencies in the list? And they would be right?

Honestly, the poster who called this list "complete" (based on the source where I received it the link but never claimed by the actual site), I could not be happier to be told I was wrong this way.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:17 AM on January 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


"as the poster"
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:40 AM on January 22, 2016


I confess I am somewhat relieved to know that I am not the only adult human who has permanently committed Don Martin sound effects to long-term memory.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 10:17 AM on January 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Fortune cookie: "A Google search for 'snap ploobadoof' will be rewarded."
posted by JHarris at 11:40 AM on January 22, 2016


I confess I am somewhat relieved to know that I am not the only adult human who has permanently committed Don Martin sound effects to long-term memory.

I can actually visualize myself buying, bringing home, and reading the issue with the "PFFFT-FRACK! POP---SPROiNG-GiNG" bird call in it. The shoes I was wearing. What was on the radio.

I also looked for THWAK DOiP! DIT DIT DIT DIT DIT chugga chugga chugga chugga SKLORK and didn't find it -- until I noticed he'd separated the sequence into its segments.

Could it be said that if someone were to post a long, complicated list of what is essentially trivial information, there would be someone here who could point out deficiencies in the list? And they would be right?

And that they would join me in shouting LEGALIZE POTRZEBIE!
 
posted by Herodios at 11:49 AM on January 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


Roommate is now convinced beyond any doubt that I have completely flipped out, since I am reading these aloud and chortling away at myself. THWACK! Haha haha....
posted by halfbuckaroo at 5:01 PM on January 22, 2016


This excellent cataloging. However, this is also the final data table necessary for Skynet to become sentient.
posted by klarck at 11:28 AM on January 23, 2016


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