Q: Do you know anything about the movie “O.C. and Stiggs”? I know ABC distributed it, but I can not find it anywhere. Also, in which issues did the O.C. and Stiggs appear?
A: The O.C. and Stiggs movie, written by NatLamp editors Ted Mann and Tod Caroll and directed by Robert Altman was released in 1985. It was not produced as a National Lampoon movie even though it was based on articles that appeared in the magazine. NatLamp publisher Matty Simmons was not interested in it as a movie and allowed Mann and Caroll to try to get it produced on their own, which they did.
O.C. and Stiggs first appeared in the July ’81 (Endless, Mindless Summer Sex) issue in two articles, “Summer Fun with O.C. and Stiggs” and “Some Real Stupid Guys That O.C. and Stiggs Know Go to the Beach.” They also appeared in “The O.C. and Stiggs Annual Gash Report 1981” in the February ’82 (The Sexy Issue), “The O.C. and Stiggs Guaranteed Method of Porking the Vice-President’s Wife” in the June ’82 (Do It Yourself) issue, and, finally, there was a special “O.C. and Stiggs” issue in October ’82 (The Utterly Monstrous, Mind-Roasting Summer of O.C. and Stiggs).