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Freakazoid! 

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Washington, D.C. has a new defender: Freakazoid (Paul Rugg). 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 (David Haufman) turns into uncontrollable, unpredictable superhero Freakazoid (Paul Rugg), who dons 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 Steff (Tracy Rowe) and Sergeant Mike Cosgrove (Edward Asner). Written by Ondre Lombard <piero@cyberverse.com>

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Trivia

Paul Rugg, who had originally been hired as a writer for the show, was brought in to demonstrate what he thought Freakazoid should sound like when a suitable voice actor couldn't be found. The recording of his interpretation was submitted to executive producer Steven Spielberg for approval, and Rugg ended up being cast in the title role. 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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"I must succeed!"
10 September 2003 | by pop1280See all my reviews

Freakazoid! is not as well known as Tiny Toons or Animaniacs, but was at least their equal in laughs and creativity. It was a great show with hilarious characters, a mix of sly, self-referential humor and utter absurdity. The quality of the animation varied wildly from episode to episode, possibly the latter shows were created more cheaply to stretch the budget when they found out they were not being renewed. Whereas the animation did fluctuate, the writing was never less than inspired. Highlights include the Johnny Quest parody, the running "poo gas" joke, and any episode with the Lobe. My favorite is a short piece featuring Freakazoid's new sidekick, a sock puppet. This episode is laugh out loud funny with innuendo I'm amazed got past the censor. Try and catch any episodes if Cartoon Network again reruns them, or if, miraculously, a DVD is released. They are well worth it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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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