We Could All Use a Little More ARRARGH WAMP BLAMP OOF YUG in Our Lives

28 Superhero-Inspired Sound Effects by MAD’s Don Martin

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A cheery shout-out to Don Martin, who died on this date in 2000 at the age of 68. Dubbed “MAD’s maddest artist,” Martin’s hinge-footed characters and  absurd sense of humor — National Gorilla Suit Day (celebrated every Jan. 31) was started by his fans after he made up the holiday for a series of strips — have helped him stand out from “the usual gang of idiots,” but he’s probably most fondly remembered for his strips’ inventive sound effects.

So, in honor of the guy, here are some of the great sound effects he came up with while poking fun at our favorite superheroes. Your mission: Match the sound effect to the action that created it.

Credit Where It’s Due Department: I started this list by researching some of my old copies of MAD, and then I found this list of Don Martin sound effects online as part of Doug Gilford’s Mad Cover Site. And I thought I was obsessed!

Annnnnnnnd… go!

1. AHH- AHH- AHHH… THOONOONN

2. ARRARGH WAMP BLAMP OOF YUG

3. ARRARGHNNARRGH

4. ARRARGLE!

5. BEEYOOP

6. DING DING DING DING DING

7. FWEEEEE

8. GEEEN

9. KKKSSH

10. KLOMP

11. KLOOBADA DOOBADA KLOOBADA DOOBADA

12. McPWAF

13. PLABLABLABLAB

14. SHPLEP

15. SITZ SITTZLE SIZZOTZ KRAKLE

16. SKLISHITTY SKLOSHITTY SKLISHITTY SKLOSHITTY

17. SKREEK SKREEK

18. SKROIK

19. SKROINCH

20. SKWAPPO

21. SNAP PLOOBADOOF

22. SPA-ZUNCH

23. SPITZ SPOPPLE SPATZ

24. SPRIZZITZ

25. THHLORP

26. ThiZ ZiZ ZiZ Ziz …

27. THOOM THOOM

28. THWOP

a. Clark Kent changing to Superman in a washing machine

b. Spider-Man getting web fluid at a gas pump

c. The Batmobile with a flat tire

d. Thor demanding service in a restaurant

e. Spider-Man’s web fluid backfiring

f. Spider-Man shooting out web

g. Iron Man sneezing inside his mask

h. Spider-Man’s web shooting out

i. An entire dialogue script for the Hulk

j. Spider-Man being sprayed with bug spray

k. Wonder Woman releasing her Amazon brassiere

l. Spider-Man snagging Superman and being quickly lifted into the sky

m. The Hulk calling a waiter

n. Superman trying to open a stuck window

o. Superman swatting a fly on Lois’s back

p. Spider-Man being hit by window washers

q. Spider-Man crashing into a building

r. The Hulk turning back into Banner

s. Superman trying to catch a safe filled with kryptonite

t. Plastic Man giving a guy on the 32nd floor the finger

u. Spider-Man sending web into soup to retrieve a fly

v. Aquaman walking around in a squishy suit

w. The Human Torch hugging his girlfriend

x. A woman and the Hulk having sex in the dark

y. Superman crashing through a wall

z. Spider-Man’s web not coming out properly

aa. The Silver Surfer wiping out on a meteor

bb. Superman opening a window and lifting the entire house

Answers:
1. (g) 2. (x) 3. (i) 4. (m) 5. (r) 6. (b) 7. (l) 8. (t) 9. (y) 10. (q) 11. (a) 12. (s) 13. (c) 14. (h) 15. (w) 16. (v) 17. (n) 18. (bb) 19. (p) 20. (aa) 21. (k) 22. (o) 23. (z) 24. (j) 25. (u) 26. (e) 27. (d) 28. (f)

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