Freakazoid!

Season 1 Episode 7

The Chip (Act IV) / Freakazoid is History

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Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Nov 11, 1995 on The WB
9.9
out of 10
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28 votes
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The Chip (Act IV): Jack Valenti acts as host for the action-packed story of Freakazoid's origins, which includes a flawed microchip, and a villain who wears an eye-patch named Guitierrez, a Scottish computer expert, an animal psychologist, a Tibetan Monk who won't stop raking, and the MPAA's fascinating rating system. Freakazoid is History: When Freakazoid is assigned to rescue the president from a storm, he finds himself sucked into a vortex that sends him back in time; Pearl Harbor, 1941, just hours before the secret Japanese attack on the naval base. Freakazoid has to decide if he'll meddle in the affairs of history and save the day despite the fact that he may be altering the future.moreless

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  • Conclusion of the previous and Freakzoid messes with time.

    10
    The second part of this episode Freakazoid is History (also know as Quantum Freak) is by far one of my favorite (Hula girls!) segements.



    The entire time travel bit is (hula girls!) hilarious. Love the looking through the binoculars and constantly coming back to the hula girls. The sketch isn't so much a Quantum Leap joke as it is a general time travel gag. What really sells the episode for me is when Freakazoid gets back. The little changes to '90s culture are hilarious. Loved the Sharon Stone can finally act and Rush Limbaugh becomes a bleeding heart liberal. Priceless. That and the now dated joke about Euro Disney are still funny.



    Just a great episode.moreless
  • A great parody, an even better cameo!

    9.9
    This ep is one of my faves. It has everything a TV show needs: a daring sky rescue, a swirly time vortex thingy, a history-altering climax, and hula girls! Lots and lots of hula girls!



    Yeah, the plot is silly, aren't they all? It's why I love it. The point where it moves into a parody of one of my other fave shows (I can't say it or I'll be sued!lol) is great, and there are so many fast background jokes in this episode, you can watch it over and over again and keep getting new things! A classic.



    However, and I won't give this away, the highlight for me is a certain cameo appearence by another fave character of mine - we've been wanting to see that for years (at least, I have!)



    As always, Paul Rugg is excellent as our red-underpanted hero, and his 'Quantum Freak' monologue is fantastic!



    I think I'll go watch it again, now!!moreless
Edward Asner

Edward Asner

Sgt. Mike Cosgrove

David Kaufman

David Kaufman

Dexter Douglas

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris

Professor Jones (Second season) (voice)

Googy Gress

Googy Gress

Duncan Douglas (voice)

Paul Rugg

Paul Rugg

Freakazoid (voice)

Tracy Rowe

Tracy Rowe

Steff (voice)

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

President

Guest Star

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Debbie Douglas (voice)

Recurring Role

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Mr. Chubbikins

Recurring Role

Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett

Al

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Cosgrove: You know what you should do with your powers?
      Freakazoid: What?
      Cosgrove: I'd become a superhero, but that's me.
      Freakazoid: Nah.
      Cosgrove: You could fight crime.
      Freakazoid: Nah.
      Cosgrove: Uphold the truth.
      Freakazoid: Nah.
      Cosgrove: Impress the ladies.
      Freakazoid: Okay, I'll do it!

    • Freakazoid: *flys up into the sky with a jetpack* Hello destiny! I was just talking with your friend duty and he had some very bad things to say about you!

    • Guitierrez (after failing to get information from Mr. Chubakins): Bring in the animal psychologist.
      (The psychologist enters the room)
      Psychologist (to Mr. Chubakins): Meow, meow, meow?
      Mr. Chubakins: Meow. Meow.
      Psychologist: Meow, meow?
      Mr. Chubakins: Meow.
      Psychologist: He says he's very sad.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • During the Quantum Freak parody, several films are also parodied, including Chariots of Fire, 2001: a Space Odyssey, Saturday Night Fever, The Graduate, The Sound of Music, and Jaws.

    • The opening scene of "Freakazoid is History" is a parody of the opening scene of the tv show Gargoyles.

    • Gutierrez: Kirk...oh friend. I...oh, sorry.

      Gutierrez, voiced by Ricardo Montalban, begins to channel Khan from the original Star Trek...a more well -nown Montalban role.

    • A very obvious reference to the TV show Quantum Leap is made. Quantum Leap was a television show that premiered in 1989. It followed the adventures of Dr Sam Beckett as he travelled through time 'leaping' into the bodies of different people and living their lives for a short amount of time until he put right a mistake, before 'leaping' on to the next person. It starred Scott Bakula as Sam, and Dean Stockwell as his holographic friend Al, and ran until 1993.

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