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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

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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 season two, episode two, "The Freakazoid," Freakazoid gets into an argument with Wakko Warner (from Animaniacs (1993)) and the Brain (from Pinky and the Brain (1995)) about which of their shows is the favorite of Steven Spielberg. During this argument, Freakazoid claims that he is Steven's favorite, because he got a memo. This joke is based on a real memo that Paul Rugg (Writer and voice of Freakazoid) recieved from Spielberg while working as a writer on Animaniacs (1993). See more »

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[theme song]
Chorus: Super-teen extraordinaire, Freakazoid! Freakazoid! / Runs around in his underwear, Freakazoid! Freakazoid! / Rescues Washington DC, Freakazoid! Freakazoid! / Unless something's better on TV, Freakazoid! Freakazoid! / His brain is overloading, it has a chocolate coating / Textbook case for Sigmund Freud, Freakazoid! Freakazoid!
Chorus: Check out Dexter Douglas, nerd computer ace / Went surfing on the Internet and was zapped in cyberspace / He turned into the Freakazoid! He's strong and ...
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After the end credits, Freakazoid appears for about 2 seconds. In every episode, he says something different. See more »

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5 January 2003 | by Victor FieldSee all my reviews

"Freakazoid!" was a blast from Richard Stone's demented theme music ("Super teen extraordinaire/Freakazoid, Freakazoid/Runs around in underwear/Freakazoid, Freakazoid...") to the credits; probably Steven Spielberg's best TV show not to involve Pinky and the Brain, this was too good to last long. And probably too skewed at serious fans for wide acceptance - but you could hardly call it run-of-the-mill. (The way Dexter Douglas became Freakazoid is better seen than described.)

Freakazoid's adventures, blended with a plethora of supporting cartoons (like "The Huntsman," whose cartoons were an intentional buildup to nothing; and the very British "Lord Bravery" - who in one episode tried to have his name registered but ended up becoming "Lord Smoked Meats And Fishes"... no, I wouldn't want to be rescued by someone with a name like that either!) and a very healthy dose of self-reverence and in-jokes for the fans - you won't find many supposedly kids' cartoons with gags about William Shatner ("They usually disappear AFTER I perform 'Rocket Man'") - were packed with invention, never predictable and filled with more jokes per show than most live-action sitcoms. Though as I said, not the most accessible show in the world... but those who get the gag will love it. I got it, and I do.

"FREAK-OUT!"


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