The Freakazoid

Season 2, Ep 2, Aired 9/14/96
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  • Episode Description
  • It’s Freakazoid’s birthday, but instead of receiving presents, the Superhero Codebook claims he has to do favors for everyone who asks him; though when the Lobe shows up and makes Freakazoid promise to leave him alone, Freakazoid becomes concerned. All of the other local superheroes are on a conference on some moon in the middle of space, how can Freakazoid stop the Lobe’s scheme without breaking his promise?

  • Cast & Crew
  • Frank Welker

    Mr. Chubbikins

  • Edward Asner

    Sgt. Mike Cosgrove

  • David Kaufman

    Dexter Douglas

  • Jonathan Harris

    Professor Jones (Second season) (voice)

  • Googy Gress

    Duncan Douglas (voice)

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Freak's really in a pickle this time.

    By Garfieldo, May 24, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Announcer: Oh no! What are we going to do? Freakazoid: You're going to get some acting lessons, mister!

    • Neighbor: Hey! What are you doing!? Freakazoid: I'm fulfilling your request; I'm mowing your lawn. Neighbor: While the Lobe's attacking everybody?! Go get him already! What are you, wacko? Wakko: No, I'm Wakko! (starts singing) Baton Rouge, Lousiana / Indianapolis, Indiana, / And Columbus is the capitol of Ohio-- Freakazoid: HEY! Wakko, what are you doing here? We're kind of in the middle of something. Wakko: Oh, it's OK! Steven loves it when we do this stuff. After all, Animaniacs is his favorite. Freakazoid: Uh, sorry to break this to you, Wakko, but if I'm not mistaken, Freakazoid! is Steven's favorite show. We got a memo. Brain: *Ahem* I believe you're both mistaken. It is the sophisticated wit and charm of Pinky and the Brain that has captured Steven's heart, as well as making it the breakaway hit of the WB's schedule. Freakazoid: Well, why don't we just go find out?! (Later, at the Amblin Entertainment building, they continue to argue.) Steven Spielberg: QUIET!! Now what's this about? Freakazoid: First of all, Steven, thank you very much for taking the time to meet with us. We realize you're very busy, and-- Brain: Oh, just ask him! Freakazoid: We were just wondering... who's your favorite? Steven Spielberg: Who are you people?

    • When You Cannot Show Your Face Singer: Freakazoid, you wander A teen without a home Everywhere, they hate you You've been cast out; you're alone. Your deeds have been forgotten The world's a cold, cruel place It's tough to go on living When you cannot show your face.

    • Freakazoid: Oh, we've been at this all day! I hate this. Cosgrove: I know, kid, but it's tradition. No superhero can refuse any request on their birthday. (Subtitle: Important Plot Point) Freakazoid: Cosgrove, are you certain that's a superhero tradition? Cosgrove: What, ya think I'm fibbing? I'm a fibby-boy? I heard it somewhere. Talk to the other superheroes if you don't believe me. Freakazoid: I can't. They're all away at some conference. (Subtitle: Another Important Plot Point) Cosgrove: I'm wearing blue socks. (Subtitle: Not Important) Freakazoid: If you mix vinegar and baking soda, you can make a little volcano! (Subtitle: Not Important... But Interesting)

    Notes (5)

    • Tiny Toon Adventures, the first of Steven Spielberg's Warner Bros. Television Animation productions, is not represented in the argument in the middle of this episode as it was on Nickelodeon at the time this episode aired.

    • You're a Meany, Nasty Lobe (Parody of You're a Mean One, Mister Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas) Singer: You're a meany Nasty Lobe You're as bad as villains get. Your head is really mushy 'Cause you haven't got a skull Nasty Lo-obe. Why, I wouldn't sit next to you on an airplane if... If there was a seat next to you on an airplane. Such a bad guy Nasty Lobe You're as cruel as cruel can be. You're vicious; you're malicious You're despicable and more Nasty Lo-obe. If you invited me to go to the movies with you, I... Probably wouldn't go.

    • When Freakazoid needed someone to stop the Lobe for him, he could have asked The Huntsman because he didn't go to the moon conference, though Freakazoid didn't bother asking him for one reason or another.

    • Upon his appearance, Wakko sings a few lines of "Wakko's America."

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

    Allusions (2)

    • One of the guests that is in line to see Freakazoid resembles "The Mask", another crazy superhero.

    • The title of this episode is a parody of The Godfather, which is supported by this episode’s title card. This episode also parodies the movie’s concept of the Don honoring requests on the day of his daughter’s wedding.

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