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Freakazoid! 

Washington, D.C. has a new defender: Freakazoid. The comedy and insanity never stop when he's around, and he's only one of the weird heroes of the series. It's better than a nice tub of good things.

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Tom Ruegger
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Series cast summary:
Paul Rugg ...  Freakazoid / ... 24 episodes, 1995-1997
Joe Leahy ...  Our Narrator / ... 21 episodes, 1995-1997
Tress MacNeille ...  Debbie Douglas / ... 21 episodes, 1995-1997
Edward Asner ...  Sgt. Mike Cosgrove 17 episodes, 1995-1997
Jeff Bennett ...  Additional Voices / ... 17 episodes, 1995-1997
Frank Welker ...  Additional Voices / ... 13 episodes, 1995-1996
John P. McCann John P. McCann ...  Douglas Douglas / ... 12 episodes, 1995-1997
Maurice LaMarche ...  Longhorn / ... 10 episodes, 1995-1997
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Storyline

Computer Geek Dexter Douglas turns into an uncontrollable, unpredictable superhero donning red long underwear, blue skin and weird hair. The transformation occurs while Dexter surfs on the Internet. As a superhero, he fights crime whenever he sees it perpetrated by goofy villains with his friends Stephanie and Cosgrove. Written by Ondre Lombard <piero@cyberverse.com>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

9 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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Freakazoid! See more »

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Runtime:

(24 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In nearly every episode, an odd-looking character called Emmitt Nervend makes small cameo appearances. The character was based on a sketch by producer Mitch Schauer. Tom Ruegger saw the sketch and asked Schauer if he could use it in the show. See more »

Quotes

Cosgrove: How come you don't say anything useful?
Professor Jones: How come you have the IQ of a biscuit?
Cosgrove: [raising his fist] How would you like me to twist your body into funny balloon animal shapes?
Professor Jones: [laughs nervous] Perhaps I misspoke.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, Freakazoid appears for about 2 seconds. In every episode, he says something different. See more »

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Comedy in its highest form.
5 February 2002 | by louisa_animaniacSee all my reviews

"Freakazoid" is perhaps the most under-appreciated comedy series ever! Of course, aiming something like this to a Sunday morning audience of children will doom it from the start. Sadly, it lasted only 24 episodes before getting canned. On the upside, it did win an Emmy for its theme song! That's a good thing! Anyway, there are several types of humor. Slapstick (i.e. "The Three Stooges'), dry and sarcastic (i.e. "Daria"), that old Warner Brotherish humor that I'm still trying to put a name to.... and then there's "What?!?!?!? Why?!?!?" humor that comes out of no where and strikes us as funny because it doesn't make sense and yet it does make sense... does that make sense? Freakazoid is a delightful mixture of this kind of humor, the most obscure movie/historical/cultural references you could possibly imagine, and (lets face it) utter childishness. This is the only show you would be able to hear big-name actors like David Warner behave like a child throwing a tantrum, or hear deadpan Ed Asner say things like "Poo-gas", or even hear the world famous carpenter Norm Abram say something like, "You're and evil man!" All of this is brought to us by the comic genius of Paul Rugg (who not only writes but does the voice of Freakazoid himself because the part was too weird for anyone else to handle) and his partner in crime, John P. McCann. These guys wrote all the good, memorable episodes of the hit series "Animaniacs". I'm not sure if my rant is making much sense, so I'll stop. I cannot recommend "Freakazoid" to you enough. I'll put it this way: If you enjoy humor similar to "The Tick" comic book (the show is much tamer than what I'm talking about), the "Earthworm Jim" video game, or "Space Ghost: Coast to Coast", this is for you! ENJOY!!!


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