’90s sketch comedy at its finest, MADtv: Season Four is now out on DVD. This season, which ran originally from August of 1998 to May of 1999, stars original cast members Phil LaMarr, Nicole Sullivan, Debra Wilson, Alex Borstein, Will Sasso and Aries Spears. Michael McDonald, who eventually becomes the longest standing actor in the show’s history, makes his first appearance during season four.
MADtv, which aired for 14 seasons, begins using recurring characters for the first time during season four. McDonald and fellow newcomer Mo Collins, for instance, debut Stuart and Doreen, a mother and son duo that becomes a series staple. Along with original characters, the series heavily satirizes pop culture and politics of the day; the season opener features Will Sasso as Bill Clinton alongside Alex Borstein as Monica Lewinsky in nostalgic comedy gold. You can pick up the DVD set here.