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Over the years, there have been parodies of the National Geographic Magazine. I am including 4 samples (cover photos). These are the only parodies that I have so far:

1]  MAD Magazine, May 1958 - "National OSOGRAPHIC", features 5 mock pages which were but one article in that months issue.

2]  National Press Club "Inaugural Issue", January 1966 - this one was also produced in tight collaboration with the NGM and Melville Bell Grosvenor, to "celebrate" Society staff member Windsor P. Booth's promotion to the Presidency of the National Press Club; 20 pages.


3]  National Lampoon, December 1972 - the Lampoon's 3-page take on Nat Geo. Again, this is only one article within that months issue.

If anyone else has any information regarding parodies and/or photos of these or other parodies (there are more out there!), please do share!


Scott T. Shier

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38] Waterworld, 1995.  Five movie prop NGM covers from the 1995 movie courtesy of Jeff Persons.  The fake covers, backs, and spines were attached to old NGM's that had their covers removed.

39] Postcard, no date.  This postcard from Panama has an Indian reading a "National Geographic Magazine".  Its 'cover' is hand drawn.  It probably would have been easier to use a real issue.

Spanish satirical magazine "El Jueves" (The Thursday). The cover says "Beaches full of crap", and shows former president José María Aznar.


41] Fruitfly Geographic, March 19, 2004.  This book of poetry has an homage to the National Geographic as a cover:



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