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Old 12/17/2004, 11:56 PM
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Default Marvin Tikvah

  • Mo Collins ... Shelly Meyer (3 Appearances)


    Michael McDonald ... Marvin Tikvah (21 appearances)



    Biography

    Michael McDonald plays Marvin Tikvah, an overweight, obnoxious Jewish filmmaker. Marvin is divorced and is the father of three children. Ike Barinholtz played his nerdy, high school-aged son, Sheldon "Shelly" Tikvah, in the sketch "Marvin Tikvah: Father and Son Talk" in episode 807; and Nicole Sullivan played Mindy Tikvah, his grown-up daughter, in the sketch "Marvin Tikvah: Father Daughter Dance" in episode 825. Alex Borstein played Marvin Tikvah's wife in the sketch "Marvin Tikvah: Secretary's Day" in episode 617. Alex Borstein also played Marvin Tikvah's 16-year-old daughter, Michelle Tikvah, in the sketch "Marvin Tikvah: Miata" in episode 708.


    Sketches

    402 Marvin Tikvah's Workout (Without Shelly) (Debra- Shelly)
    We are introduced to Marvin Tikvah as he works out in a gym and frustrates Shelly, his instructor.

    425 Vancome Lady: MADtv Misadventure (Without Shelly) (Mo, Nicole- Vancome Lady: Kathy Wajanowski)
    Vancome Lady insults some girl scouts and then insults the MADtv cast, with the help of Marvin Tikvah.

    513 Marvin Tikvah at Yoga (Without Shelly) (Mo)
    Marvin Tikvah takes a yoga class and frustrates his instructor.

    525 Marvin Takes a Pitch (Debra- Danielle)
    A woman named Danielle pitches a movie idea to Marvin Tikvah, but his lack of interest in it frustrate her and cause her to take it to another movie studio.

    601 Marvin Tikvah Nude (Without Shelly) (Mo- Dr. Shelly O'Leary)
    Marvin Tikvah goes to the doctor's office for a check-up and ends up naked.

    617 Marvin Tikvah: Secretary's Day (Nelson, Alex- Ruth Tikvah)
    Marvin Tikvah takes his secretary, Shelly, to lunch for Secretary's Day, and tries to make a move on her, only to be caught by his wife when she enters the restaurant.

    623 Marvin Tikvah: House For Sale (Without Shelly) (Christian- Dan, Stephnie- Amy)
    Marvin Tikvah attempts to sell his house to a married couple.

    708 Marvin Tikvah: Miata (Without Shelly) (Alex- Michelle Tikvah, Andrew- Gary)
    Marvin Tikvah shops for a new car for his daughter, Michelle Tikvah.

    725 Marvin Tikvah: E! True Hollywood Story (Method Man, RZA, Teri Garr, Eve Plumb)
    People that Marvin Tikvah has worked with over the years tell their horrible stories on Marvin Tikvah: The E! True Hollywood Story.

    807 Marvin Tikvah: Father and Son Talk (Without Shelly) (Bobby- Chang, Ike- Sheldon "Shelly" Tikvah)
    Marvin Tikvah has a discussion with his nerdy son, Sheldon.

    814 People's Court - Fightin' Ron vs. Marvin Tikvah (Without Shelly) (Frank, Mo- Kathy O'Leary Rodriguez Washington Miller Arozco, Michael- Fightin' Ron Frasier, Stephnie- Judge Marilyn Milian)
    Marvin Tikvah has a court cases against Fightin' Ron Frasier.

    825 Marvin Tikvah: Father-Daughter Dance (Without Shelly) (Nicole Sullivan- Mindy Tikvah, Stephnie- Betsy, Ike, Josh)
    Marvin Tikvah dances with his daughter, Mindy Tikvah, at a father-daughter dance.

    901 Marvin Tikvah Takes Advantage of Young Hollywood Hopefuls (Without Shelly) (Ron, Stephnie- Krista, Daniele- Veronica)
    While he hangs out in a bar, Marvin Tikvah takes advantage of Krista and Veronica, two young girls who wish to make it big in Hollywood.

    906 Music Video: Orlando Jones "Hey MAD" (Without Shelly) (Orlando Jones- himself, Frank- John Madden, Bobby- Connie Chung, Aries- Dollar Bill Montgomery, Stephnie- Penelope "Dot" Goddard / Mrs. Leona Campbell)
    Former MADtv castmember Orlando Jones returns for the show's 200th episode to parody Outkast's song "Hey Ya" with some of the show's recurring characters.

    911 A Marvin Tikvah Christmas (Without Shelly) (Daniele- Mrs. Reynolds, Melissa)
    Marvin Tikvah dresses as Santa for a group of disadvantaged children.

    922 Marvin Tikvah: Chubby Chaser (Without Shelly) (Paul- Brandon, Stephnie- Cassie)
    While he hangs out in the park, Marvin Tikvah meets a woman who loves overweight men.

    1010 Marvin Tikvah: Swimming Lesson (Without Shelly) (Bobby- Chang, Stephnie- Amanda, Daniele- Bethany)
    Marvin gets a swimming lesson from two 18-year old girls, who discover his servant, Chang, videotaping them while they are giving the lesson.

    1018 Marvin Tikvah Goes to Rehab (Without Shelly) (Ron- Bill, Nicole- Debbie, Paul- Tiffany, Daniele)
    Marvin blacks out and wakes up in rehab.

    1107 Marvin Tikvah: Search For A Star (Without Shelly)
    Marvin searches for new clients in the MADtv audience.

    1113 Marvin Tikvah: Search For A Star II (Without Shelly)
    Marvin continues his search for new clients.

    1115 Marvin Tikvah's Search For A Star: Winner Revealed (Without Shelly) (Moses Zemiah)
    Marvin chooses a winner for his talent search.


    Catchphrases
  • "Come on!"


    Trivia
  • Marvin has lived next door to celebrities like Tara Reid, and Gwen Stefani.

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Old 12/22/2004, 8:52 PM
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Trying to help you out as much as I can..

Should say three children (Sheldon, Michelle, and Mindy).

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Default Shelly.

He knows alot of people named Shelly. Thinking of some off the bat, his son, His daughter (Michelle), his assistant, his fitness instructor, his dog and theres probebly some others too! Wow!

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Marvin is hillarious, I never knew such a funny perv. lol. He always says the funniest things. He's great. Another great Michael McDonald character.

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Random Info: Season 12 was the only season...so far that Michael did not perform as Marvin.....

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^YAY! I hate Marvin. Hope he stays gone (though he'll probably turn up for the 300th.)

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I like him. He's my 2nd favorite Mike character, behind Special Patrick.
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he's ok...usually his sketches are hit or miss with me....I love the Vancome Sketch w/ him, and I like the one in the bar with Stephanie, ron, and Danielle.

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-"Tcha...ya know what? Huh-uh!" - The Vancome Lady
-"You're so sexy!" - 2-Litre Beth
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525 Marvin Takes a Pitch (Debra- Danielle)
A woman named Danielle pitches a movie idea to Marvin Tikvah, but his lack of interest in it frustrate her and cause her to take it to another movie studio.

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