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  • Dexter Douglas is a mild-mannered teenager who, while logged onto the Internet one Christmas, is thrust into a horrible crash on the information superhighway and transformed into an electrifying superhero. He's average, predictable, the middle of the bell curve and the center of the silent majority, which most consider completely dull and boring; the type of person who just blends into the crowd. However, all this changes when he turns into the Freakazoid, a lightening haired superhero who wears red underwear and uses his new abilities to fight evil and do battle with villains such as the Lobe. That is, unless Cosgrove, his best friend and chief of police, can suggest something better to do. With his many trusted sidekicks, his fabulous Freakalair and his girlfriend Steph by his side, he's ready to save the day; that is, unless there's something better on TV. Character Descriptions Freakazoid is the hero of our show, the crazy alter-ego of Dexter Douglas. He draws his amazing powers of super speed and strength from cyberspace, which he obtained after an accident involving a Pinnacle Computer Chip. While he does his best to save the day, he's considered a lunatic and often does the unexpected. Dexter Douglas is the teenage geek alter-ego of Freakazoid, he's quiet, mild mannered and a bit of a nerd; though he does keep his other identity a secret. However, when evil rears its ugly head, Dexter will "Freak Out" to become the mighty Freakazoid. Cosgrove is the chief of police and Freakazoid's best friend. He's always on the hand with good advice for our hero and he typically has a neat idea about how to spend the afternoon. While he's not always useful, he usually does come along to bust the bad guys when Freakazoid managed to defeat the villains. Steph is both Dexter and Freakazoid's love interest; she's considered an attractive character but is romantically interested in Freakazoid, which makes Dexter upset; though it does permit her to be around to help Freakazoid save the day at times. The Lobe is Freakazoid's archenemy; he's always coming up with diabolical schemes that will help him take over the world, though despite his huge brain, he's always running into Freakazoid's opposition at every turn. The Huntsman, formally Marty Feeb, is a super strong, super fast hero who lives in the forest, but will run to the city to fight crime in a jiffy whenever 'The Horn of Urgency' is sounded. Provided it isn't a slow crime day, that is. Lord Bravery is an up and coming British super hero trying to make his name. Things just never seem to go right for him though. The Theme song Super-toon extraordinaire Freakazoid! Freakazoid! Runs around in underwear Freakazoid! Freakazoid! Rescues Washington D.C. Freakazoid! Freakazoid! Unless something better's on TV Freakazoid! Freakazoid! His brain's overloading It has a chocolate coating Textbook case for Sigmund Freud Freakazoid! Freakazoid! Check out Dexter Douglas, Nerd computer ace. Went surfing on the internet And was zapped to cyberspace He turned into the Freakazoid He's strong and super-quick He drives the villains crazy 'Cause he's a lunatic His home base is the Freakalair Freakazoid! Fricassee! Floyd the Barber cuts his hair Freakazoid! Chimpanzee! Rides around in the Freakmobile Freakazoid! Freakazoo! Hopes to make a movie deal Freaka me! Freaka you! He's here to save the nation, So stay tuned to this station. If not, we'll be unemployed Freakazoid! Freakazoid! Freakazoid!!! Freakazoid! is executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The series won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Original Song - Freakazoid! main title theme and Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.moreless

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  • S 2 : Ep 11


    Aired 6/1/97

  • S 2 : Ep 10

    Freak-a-Panel / Tomb of Invisibo

    Aired 5/31/97

  • S 2 : Ep 9

    Two Against Freak

    Aired 2/14/97

  • S 2 : Ep 8

    Island of Dr. Mystico

    Aired 2/7/97

  • S 2 : Ep 7


    Aired 11/29/96

  • Cast & Crew
  • Frank Welker

    Mr. Chubbikins

  • Edward Asner

    Sgt. Mike Cosgrove

  • Tress MacNeille

    Debbie Douglas (voice)

  • Jonathan Harris

    Professor Jones (Second season) (voice)

  • Craig Ferguson (I)

    Roddy MacStew

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  • Quotes (177)

    • (Cave Guy is about to attack Freakazoid, but Freakazoid sticks out his leg, tripping Cave Guy in the process) Freakazoid: Have a nice trip, see you next fall! (Cave Guy falls)

    • Lobe: Oh, just stop!
      Freakazoid: What?
      Lobe: This is stupid.
      Freakazoid: You're calling my sidekick stupid?
      Lobe: That's not a proper sidekick; that's just your hand.
      Freakazoid: No it isn't.
      Lobe: Yes it is!
      Freakazoid: No it isn't!
      Lobe: Yes it is! It's just your hand, you simpleton!

    • Lobe: No one can save you this time, Freakazoid!
      Freakazoid: That's where you're wrong, Lobe! My new sidekick will save me.
      Lobe: Oh yeah? Well, where is he?
      Handman: I'm right here!
      Freakazoid: Handman! You've come in the nick of time!
      Handman: I wouldn't let you down, Freakabazaal! Oh, I'm sorry, it's Freakazee. Uh, Freakabee.
      Freakazoid: No. Freakazoid.
      Handman: Freakazoy.
      Freakazoid: No. Freakazoid.
      Handman: Freakazee! Freeballoo! Meemalar!
      Freakazoid: No. Say it with me. Frea.
      Handman: Frea.
      Freakazoid: Ka.
      Handman: Ka.
      Freakazoid: Zoid.
      Handman: Freakazee. No! Freakazoid! Freakazoid. (kisses up to Freakazoid)
      Freakazoid: Hey, stop it!

    • Steph: Excuse me, do you how long this will take? Cave Guy: Why? Steph: Well, some of us have reservations for a late dinner at the Green Gourd. Cave Guy: Yes, I've dined at the Green Gourd. You're better off as hostages.

    • Freakazoid: Nothing will stand in my way! Sgt. Cosgrove: Hey Freakazoid, wanna go for a mint? Freakazoid: Okay!

    • Freakazoid: (to Jeepers) You're a creep! Go away! We were all having a good time until YOU showed up!! Go have some coffee with cream or something! Because I'll tell you something: this is a HAPPY PLACE!!

    • Freakazoid: Terror. Terror in the night. The whipping, howling unforgiving winds crash into the clouds and rain falls no matter where you turn. There is no escape. No escaping the true horror. (Quiet) A sudden silence (He raises his voice) and then screaming thunder, lightning, floods, tornadoes, vermin, pestilence, fire, earthquake! (He screams, falls backward, and stands up next to a weather forecast board) Giving way to hazy afternoon sunshine. I'll be back with the five day forecast after this.

    • Guy #1: Daylight Savings Times rules! Guy #2: It's rocking! All: (Cheer)

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    Notes (62)

    • Find Emmitt Nervend: Six times in this episode.

    • At the end of the episode "Dance of Doom" they play a song for Freakazoid! that is sung to the Animaniacs theme: "Freakazoid and Friends" It's time for Freakazoid and friends Where the insanity never ends Justice he defends You're sure to get the bends From Freakazoid and friends! When Dexter becomes Freakazoid, he shows his super stuff He battles Lobe and Booger Beast and villains who are tough Like Candle Jack and Cobra Queen Cave Guy can be rough There's Fanboy, Mo-Ron, Eye of Newt And that's about enough! It's Freakazoid and friends It's what your dentist recommends To patients who chew gum This show is really dumb It's Freakazoid and friends! Meet Dexter's girlfriend, Steff And his mentor, named MacStew Lord Bravery and Fanboy The Gnomes are quite a crew Cosgrove and the Huntsman Toby Danger too And don't forget; there's Freakazette A lovely shade of blue! It's Freakazoid and friends A show that no one comprehends Our longevity depends On our demographic trends It's totally freaky Dexter's geeky The plots are weaky We're up the creeky We've sprung a leaky Freakazoid and friends! Now our song ends!

    • Animation Services: Koko Enterprise Co. Ltd., Dong Yang Animation Co, Ltd.

    • Find Emmitt Nervend: Once in this episode.

    • Candla Jack was attempted with Scream-O-Vision.

    • This is the first and only appearance of Toby Danger.

    • This is the first time Freakazoid tries to fly, before realising he can't.

    • The part where Freakazoid steps out of the rope to wander around set and introduce us to the cast and crew, he is naming the actual actors who voice the respective characters. As well as this, many of the characters physically resemble the actors who play them.

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    Trivia (15)

    • Stef never said "Candle Jack" so why is She tied up with the others?

    • There wear a total of four 'Scream's during the Candle Jack episode, excluding the one at the beginning.

    • The kids at Camp Wennamigonnagohome are afraid of wood and Sinbad getting another TV show.

    • Lord Bravery chides his wife and mother-in-law for not walking "the three feet to the kitchen." But if he's British, he should be using the metric system, which measures distance in meters instead of feet.

    • Man In The Hole: Or maybe you could get those turtle fellas with the bandannas! In the segment "Sewer Rescue", the man in the sewer that Lord Bravery is trying to rescue is referring to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. David Warner, the actor who plays The Lobe, (not featured in this episode), was in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The secret of the Ooze as Professor Jordan Perry.

    • The L and R on Mo-Ron's shirt are reminders of which hand is which. Something which he would most likely have a difficult time remembering.

    • In the episode 'The Chip', Mrs. Douglas states that Dexter is seventeen years old. However, in the episode 'Dance of Doom', which takes place after the events in 'The Chip', she said that Dexter is sixteen years old.

    • The code used to create Freakazoid goes as follows: *@[=g3,8d]\&fbb=-q]/hk%fg

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    Allusions (55)

    • The "Toby Danger" character shown during the Freakazoid and Friends song is a pastiche of Johnny Quest.

    • "Pull the string!" is the catchphrase that Bela Lugosi uses in the movie Glen of Glenda by Ed Wood.

    • Valerie and Steff are very similar to the Archie comic characters: Betty and Veronica, in the way they look and act.

    • Cave Guy's voice is similar to the 'millionaire' on Gilligan's Island, Thurston Howell III.

    • Our Narrator: Only one hero can track down Cave Guy. Only one hero has the heart to fight this fiend. That hero is... on another network.
      The "hero on another network" is Batman, who was being played on the Fox network when Freakazoid! premiered on Kids WB.

    • The Backstory Guy is supposed to be Paul Harvey, a guy who told stories on a radio show. He always ended his show with "And now you know...the rest of the story." Paul Rugg does a pretty good imitation of him except Rugg's voice is a little bit higher.

    • Freakazoid! wandering around the set and introducing us to the cast and crew, is obviously a parody of the Jerry Lewis Telethon. Jerry will at the end walk around saying how great the guest are and how much fun they had. This also makes sense since Paul Rugg is a Jerry Lewis fan and often uses Jerry Lewis stuff in his scripts.

    • Candle Jack: Believe it, or not! When he says that he sounds just like Jack Palance who used to host the TV show Ripley's Believe it, or not!

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  • Fan Reviews (29)
  • Please don't hate me on this, but I don't think I find this show interesting at all.

    By bautistakenrick856, May 18, 2015

  • Freakazoid has everything that makes it an instant classic and should be brought back on the air.

    By That_TV_Dude, Jan 03, 2011

  • Review sponsored by Anubis Market.

    By mowub, Jul 03, 2008

  • A bizarre show with bizarre humor and bizarre characters. Nevertheless, those things all mix together for a hilariously insane cartoon.

    By MichelleRosalyn, Feb 27, 2009

  • best cartoon ever

    By RodimusZoro, Nov 09, 2008