AnimatedSeries about a luckless pirate and his anthropomorphic rat sidekick, Snuk. A wildly selfish jerk, Jack would probably be unsympathetic if not for the fact that he is absolutely the universe's ButtMonkey. Imagine Creator/BruceCampbell playing ''Series/BlackAdder'', but as a SaturdayMorningCartoon, and you'll have an idea of what it's like.

Produced by Creator/SabanEntertainment, written by Bill Kopp of ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' and directed by Jeff [=DeGrandis=], fresh off their run on ''WesternAnimation/{{Toonsylvania}}''. Aired on Creator/FoxKids, was canceled after a short run, and now can't really be found in reruns, as there are no [=DVD=]s (except for Romania.... strange, isn't it?) available but YouTube DOES show episodes (and in English too).

!!This series provides examples of:

* TheAce: [[MeaningfulName Flash Dashing]].
* AmazonBrigade: Flash Dashing's crew consist out of very attractive young ladies.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: After having met dragons and witches in the past, you'd think Mad Jack would know better than to claim that vampires don't exist.
* BrainWithAManualControl: In the episode "Mad Jack and the Beanstalk", Mad Jack and Snuk try to steal a treasure from a giant's castle. When the giant gets knocked out, they enter his brain through his nose, and then use the control room found inside to lead the giant to the treasure.
* BuryMeNotOnTheLonePrairie: Mad Jack's Uncle Mortimer wished to be buried at the Island of Hanna-Barbarian.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Mad Jack tends to say "This is the worst nightmare I ever experienced" (or a variation of it) quite often.
* DueToTheDead: Mad Jack's Uncle Mortimer wished to be buried at the Island of Hanna-Barbarian.
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: The entire premise of the flashback episode.
* {{Expy}}: The Mayor of the Island of [[Creator/HannaBarbera Hanna-Barbarian]] is one to [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Barney Rubble]].
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: If Mad Jack ever gets a treasure, don't expect him to be able to keep it.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One of the biggest offenders yet seen in the twilight years of Saturday morning cartoons. Case in point, one scene involves a [[DirtyOldMan magician]] who is tempted by Snuk, who by the way is dressed as a [[FanDisservice temptress belly-dancer]], grabbing his sock, sniffing it, and smiling.
** This chunk from episode 2:
--> ''(fade to reality from hallucination; unconscious Jack puckers at Snuck; Snuck applies CPR)''
--> ''(Jack grabs Snuck and kisses him deeply before realizing he's done so and doing the obligatory tongue wipe)''
--> '''Snuck:''' ''*blushes, smitten*'' "Oooh, that's lovely, Cap'n. Tell me again about our love enduring."
--> '''Jack:''' ''*panics and looks about wildly*'' "Did anyone see that?!"
--> '''Snuck:''' ''*puts arm around Jack*'' "No, I don't think so. Uh, shall we wait until someone walks by?"
** What really pushes it is the fact that Mad Jack [[DrivenToSuicide intentionally hit his head and tried to drown himself to get out of paying the rent on the boat]].
** In "Happy Birthday to Who," Mad Jack thinks Snuk is taking him to a place called "Demon Dan's Den of Iniquity" (which is heavily implied to be a strip club or, at the very least, a burlesque house[[note]]since that is what a "den of iniquity" can best be described as[[/note]]), but Snuk doesn't understand the appeal of seeing beautiful women dancing and writhing about on a stage (to which Mad Jack replies to the audience, "Boy, this really is a kids' show, isn't it?")
* UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy: A parodic take on the subject.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Flash Dashing is able to turn Jack's sword into splinters by waving it around because of RuleOfFunny
* IShallTauntYou: Used as part of a plan to slay a dragon. The dragon was more bemused than anything until the taunts started to go onto the subject of his mother.
%%* LampshadeHanging: Everywhere.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: One episode features a well-suited man called "Mr. D'eath". Jack remarks that his name sounds French until seeing the man upon which he realises the man is, in fact, Death.
* NegativeContinuity: Mad Jack meets Snuck in the first episode for the first time ever. In a later episode all the characters [[EveryOneWentToSchoolTogether went to school together]].
* NonHumanSidekick: Snuk.
* OnOneCondition: Mad Jack inherits a treasure from his Uncle Mortimer. However, the will stipulates that Uncle Mortimer's body and his dog must be taken to the Island of Hanna-Barbarian. The condition is fulfilled but, because StatusQuoIsGod, the treasure consists of a chest full of dog biscuits.
* PirateGirl: The entire crew of ''Flash Dashing'' consists of (attractive) women.
* RuleOfFunny: This show is from the makers of WesternAnimation/EekTheCat. Most of everything in this show runs on this rule.
* {{Short Runner|s}}: Only 13 episodes.
* ShoutOut: There are many celebrity caricatures, a few cultural gags, and one island is even called the "[[Series/ILoveLucy Isle of Lucy]]".
* {{Snowlems}}: The eponymous snow trolls in "The Alarming Snow Troll Encounter".
* SugarBowl: In an episode, Mad Jack and Snuk go search for a treasure in The Island of Pink and Fuzzy: A place where almost everything is pink, trees are candy canes, and where flying talking pink poodles, strong peppermint smelling sprites, and [[GrotesqueCute horrible all-devouring teddy bears with knife-sharp teeth]] live. Mad Jack isn't amused.
* TalkingWeapon: In one episode, Jack goes in search of a Singeing Sword. Turns out, it's actually a Singing Sword...
* UnexplainedRecovery: Hilariously [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]:
-->'''Mad Jack:''' Didn't you die a while back?\\
'''Angus Dagnabbit:''' Aye. I got better.\\
'''Mad Jack:''' You were DEAD! How do you get better from being DEAD, you Scottish twit?!?!
* UnmovingPlaid: Stereotypically Scottish Angus Dagnabbit wears such a kilt.
* VileVillainLaughableLackey: Jack is a VillainProtagonist, and is generally more threatening than his dense FunnyAnimal first mate, Snuk.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the early episodes, Jack seemed to have an entire crew of pirates, including an anthropomorphic crow who manned the crow's nest. Later episodes show that the captain and Snuk are the only two aboard the whole ship. What happened to his men? Died? Deserted?
* WhoEvenNeedsABrain: In one of the episodes, Jack gets a deadly disease that can only be cured by eating specific berries from an island of unknown location. Once they arrive there, Jack quickly starts eating the first berries they come across as soon as Snuk reads from the medical book that it should be these ones. However, as Snuk reads further into the book, it turns out that these particular berries actually cause the eater's eyes and brain to explode. Cue Jack spitting all the berries immediately, but still having both his brain and his eyes literally shoot out of his head. In the next scene, he holds both in a mug filled with water, but is otherwise fine.