Sunday, November 2, 2008

Jac Mac & Rad Boy Go! (1985)

In the 1980s, the USA Channel was the spot to watch for the late night, hodge podge on the Stuart Shapiro produced Night Flight program. With content that included music segments, short films and features, Night Flight provided a cornucopia of entertainment from off the beaten path. In a pre-internet and YouTube free world, this show was gold. A syndicated version also existed briefly in the early 1990s.

A cartoon that received many airings on Night Flight, as well as becoming a favorite of mine, was Jac Mac & Rad Boy Go!; created, directed and written by Wesley Archer. A colorful mix of anarchy and wild action, this cartoon rocks and rolls before culminating in a message for the youth. So if you're not careful, you just might learn something. Wesley Archer went on to continue working in animation and illustration with work involving: the films One Crazy Summer (1986) & Idiocracy (2006) and television programs such as - The Tracey Ullman Show, The Simpsons & King of the Hill, amongst other projects. Mike Judge has admitted being a fan; so it's not a stretch to make the connection between this short and the dynamic duo of Beavis and Butthead.

Kick back with a cold brew-haha and check out the animation!


  1. That was pretty cool. Thanks for posting it. I did like a lot of stuff that the cable channels would show back in the 80's.

  2. and it goes mighty good with some cold brew-hahas