Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hondo MacLean

Weapons specialist and tactical strategist. Occupation: history teacher.
Hondo MacLean was M.A.S.K.s token black guy. But unlike the common African American stereotypes so prevalent in the 80's, Hondo was not the jive talking background character. He was a quiet mostly under used background character. Hondo was a high school teacher, who taught history (probably some military history as well contributing to his position as team strategist). In a scene from the cartoon Hondo is seen not coaching high school football, but actually playing in full pads, this however can be written off as part of practice I guess.