Marianne, It was a magazine back in the 50's...I was not an avid reader but I liked the puns and jokes. My mom used to laugh at things in it I was probably too naive to understand. I do remember reading the Spy vs Spy but not specifics.
Okay, so it is still around?? I haven't had one since the 50's. Haven't even looked for it since then. So I am a recluse...not by choice.
Oh, and Marianne, it seems to me I do remember hearing of a television program about MAD some time ago but never watched it.