History Trivia / Freakazoid

18th Apr '16 2:37:03 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Dexter Douglas is voiced by Creator/DavidKaufman.
** Cosgrove is voiced by [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} Carl Fredricksen]] and Guiterrez is voiced by '''[[SayMyName KHHAAAAAAN!]]'''...I mean...Ricardo Montalban.
** One episode features Creator/TimCurry as a guest voice. In one scene, he [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow sounds VERY similar to a more famous character he played.]] He Also sounds just like [[MightyMax the Skull Master]] and Pretorius from ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' animated TV show.
** Freakazoid has the same voice as Mr. Director from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. Froynlaven!
** On a more obscure note, David Warner plays The Lobe using the same voice he used for [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Ra's Al Ghul]] and [[{{Toonsylvania}} Dr. Vic Frankenstein]], only played more comically.
** Craig Ferguson, host of ''The Late, Late Show'' (and the actor who played Drew's boss on ''The Drew Carey Show''), provided the voice of Roddy [=MacStew=].
** Ben Stein shows up to present us all with Relax-O-Vision.
** Professor Jones is ... [[Series/LostInSpace Dr. Smith]].
** One-shot villain Deadpan was voiced by Bebe Neuwirth, known for playing the [[IncrediblyLamePun very deadpan]] Lilith Sterin on Series/{{Cheers}} & Series/{{Frasier}}.
** Vorn the Unspeakable was played by [[Series/NightCourt Bull Shannon]]
** Mo-Ron is StanFreberg doing his classic Pete Puma voice.
** Fan Boy is [[WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand Booster]].
** The Nerdator is [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Killer Croc.]]
** The villain Invisibo is Creator/CoreyBurton, whose most famous roles include Brainiac in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}, Shockwave and Spike Witwicky in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', and Count Dooku, Cad Bane, and Ziro the Hutt, among others, in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''.
26th Feb '16 11:35:59 PM CaptainTedium
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** Vorn the Unspeakable was played by [[NightCourt Bull Shannon]]

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** Vorn the Unspeakable was played by [[NightCourt [[Series/NightCourt Bull Shannon]]


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** The villain Invisibo is Creator/CoreyBurton, whose most famous roles include Brainiac in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}, Shockwave and Spike Witwicky in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', and Count Dooku, Cad Bane, and Ziro the Hutt, among others, in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''.
6th Feb '16 8:42:10 PM Looneygamemaster
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** The Nerdator is [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Killer Croc.]]
26th Jan '16 7:56:56 PM GrammarNavi
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** One episode features TimCurry as a guest voice. In one scene, he [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow sounds VERY similar to a more famous character he played.]] He Also sounds just like [[MightyMax the Skull Master]] and Pretorius from ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' animated TV show.

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** One episode features TimCurry Creator/TimCurry as a guest voice. In one scene, he [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow sounds VERY similar to a more famous character he played.]] He Also sounds just like [[MightyMax the Skull Master]] and Pretorius from ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' animated TV show.
17th Dec '15 11:27:52 AM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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** Fan Boy is [[WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand Booster]].
14th Dec '15 3:25:41 PM SpideyTerry
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The show suffered from this due to being popular with [[PeripheryDemographic attracting the wrong demographics]] -- at least, in the eyes of the network executives.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The show suffered from this due to being popular with [[PeripheryDemographic attracting the wrong demographics]] -- at least, in the eyes of the network executives. As noted in the first episode's audio commentary:
-->'''Paul Rugg:''' The WB. Can we talk about how supportive they were? No.
16th Oct '15 3:55:27 PM nombretomado
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** The series always skewed towards an older audience and there was serious consideration towards just putting it in prime-time (as was done with ''PinkyAndTheBrain''). This is part of the reason why the second season largely had half-hour episodes instead of ThreeShorts.

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** The series always skewed towards an older audience and there was serious consideration towards just putting it in prime-time (as was done with ''PinkyAndTheBrain'').''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''). This is part of the reason why the second season largely had half-hour episodes instead of ThreeShorts.
30th Jun '15 2:34:16 PM NWolfman
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** Mo-Ron is Music/MichaelJackson (no, really).

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** Mo-Ron is Music/MichaelJackson (no, really).StanFreberg doing his classic Pete Puma voice.
30th Jun '15 2:31:21 PM NWolfman
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* CreatorBacklash: Freakazoid's "low bridge" chant in ''Dance of Doom'' was hastily adlibbed by actor/writer Paul Rugg and was only meant as a place-holder until he and the rest of the crew could think of something better. When it ended up being in the finished episode, he was not pleased, to say the least.

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* CreatorBacklash: Freakazoid's "low bridge" chant in ''Dance of Doom'' was hastily adlibbed by actor/writer Paul Rugg and was only meant as a place-holder until he and the rest of the crew could think of something better. When it ended up being in the finished episode, he was not pleased, to say the least. Not helping is the fact that he's ''constantly'' asked to do it at conventions (although he usually abides).
12th Apr '15 3:05:42 PM Wartzanall
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** Mo-Ron is Music/MichaelJackson.
* NamesTheSame: The entire series and its protagonist have nothing to do with the song "Freak-A-Zoid" by Midnight Star.
* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/DavidWarner is primarily known for playing serious characters but he completely lets loose and plays the Lobe with a manic energy. On the DVD commentaries, the production crew notes that this is one of the few straight comedic roles Warner's taken in a decades long career.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The show suffered from this due to [[PeripheryDemographic attracting the wrong demographics]].

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** Mo-Ron is Music/MichaelJackson.
Music/MichaelJackson (no, really).
* NamesTheSame: The entire series and its protagonist have nothing to do with the song "Freak-A-Zoid" by Midnight Star.
Star (nor was the song used as the show's theme).
* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/DavidWarner is primarily known for playing serious characters but he completely lets loose and plays the Lobe with a manic energy. On the DVD commentaries, the production crew notes that this is one of the few straight comedic roles Warner's taken in a decades long career.
career (the other is on the short-lived series ''{{Toonsylvania}}'').
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The show suffered from this due to being popular with [[PeripheryDemographic attracting the wrong demographics]].demographics]] -- at least, in the eyes of the network executives.



** See that SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome from the first episode? Originally Freakazoid was just supposed to say "No!", but Paul Rugg improvised the rant.
** According to the DVD commentary, it apparently went on for over 10 minutes, becoming increasingly disjointed and profane. It got cut off before the swearing started.

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** See that SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome from the first episode? Originally Freakazoid was just supposed to say "No!", but Paul Rugg improvised the rant.
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rant. According to the DVD commentary, it apparently went on for over 10 minutes, becoming increasingly disjointed and profane. It got cut off before the swearing started.
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