Jeff Mackay: “Tales Of The Gold Monkey”


Tales of the Gold Monkey was one of my favorite shows as a kid.  I don’t quite remember it as vividly so I’m worried about my reaction if I watched it now with my older eyes.  One thing I do remember though was how crazy I got every time Mr. Jeff Mackay showed up on the little screen.  He had those cute round eyes, constant scruffy 6 O’Clock Shadow, and the adorable greasy mechanic overalls (lol, yeah, I said “adorable”).  Here’s a couple of YouTube clips from that classic 80’s show…

2 thoughts on “Jeff Mackay: “Tales Of The Gold Monkey””

  1. “A blog dedicated to “bearish men” & authored by a closeted gay individual. Such “bears” presented here does not imply that they’re gay. It also does not imply that they’re human.”

    I Googled on “Tales of the Gold Monkey” after checking IMDB about Jeff Mackay- to see if he was the same guy I am seeing in reruns of “Black Sheep Squadron” (he is- or was). I got a good guffaw over your description of the blog.

    I was sad to see Mackay passed. He was part of the fun of Gold Monkey (which was just great!). I am reminded of him by the guy that plays “Proby” on “NCIS”. There’s always room for that type sidekick character- the seemingly socially inept type that ultimately has
    the smarts and keeps people grounded.

    I’ll check out your blog more sometime. Thanks!


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