History WesternAnimation / Freakazoid

10th Oct '17 7:45:26 PM DoctorFluffy
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Almost every adventure, Freakazoid would encounter his deadpan policeman buddy, Sgt. Mike Cosgrove, who would offer to take him to some unrelated event or activity ("Hey, Freakazoid! Wanna go out for a mint?" "DO I!") [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Freak would then drop the adventure, often mid peril, and go off to someplace fun. He'd resume it shortly thereafter, as if nothing had happened.]]

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Almost every adventure, Freakazoid would encounter his deadpan policeman buddy, Sgt. Mike Cosgrove, who would offer to take him to some bizarre unrelated event or activity ("Hey, Freakazoid! Wanna go out for a mint?" "DO I!") [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Freak would then drop the adventure, often mid peril, and go off to someplace fun. He'd resume it shortly thereafter, as if nothing had happened.]]
27th Sep '17 7:10:26 PM Phred
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* ContrivedCoincidence: A flaw in the pinnacle chip would cause a user connected to the internet that types a specific series of key strokes followed by delete to be sucked into the internet. Dexter gets this chip for Christmas, installs it to his computer and connects to the internet, then his cat starts playing on the keyboard, happening to type out the exact sequence, and Dexter's reaction to seeing his screen filled with gibberish, is of course to try and delete it.
27th Sep '17 12:04:13 PM evilwillhunting
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* {Infodump}: Fanboy rambles on about Walt Disney Pictures' financially disastrous 80s run in SciFi movies, to the point where Freakazoid [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment begs to be locked up in Internet Prison to escape.]]

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* {Infodump}: {{Infodump}}: Fanboy rambles on about Walt Disney Pictures' financially disastrous 80s run in SciFi movies, to the point where Freakazoid [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment begs to be locked up in Internet Prison to escape.]]
27th Sep '17 12:03:22 PM evilwillhunting
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* {Infodump}: Fanboy rambles on about Walt Disney Pictures' financially disastrous 80s run in SciFi movies, to the point where Freakazoid [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment begs to be locked up in Internet Prison to escape.]]
27th Sep '17 11:58:47 AM evilwillhunting
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* LiteralMetaphor: When Freakazoid said he brought his partnership with Foamy to "an end," he turns and we see Foamy angrily biting Freakazoid on his rear end.


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** During the music number finale, Roddy Macstew, and later Douglas Douglas, burst into tears and flee the stage in an emotional fit.
27th Sep '17 11:49:13 AM evilwillhunting
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* ManChild: Duncan Douglas may only be a teenager, but he already shows signs of an arrested adolescence. In fact, his mother speculates he's probably going to be still living with them in his forties, being immature and lifting weights. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint He seems happily on board with this plan.]]
16th Sep '17 3:43:50 AM jayharrison
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-->'''Freakazoid''': Of course, it all adds up! I've somehow landed in UsefulNotes/{{Norway}}!

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-->'''Freakazoid''': -->'''Freakazoid:''' Of course, it all adds up! I've somehow landed in UsefulNotes/{{Norway}}!



-->'''Joe''': ''(sounding stilted)'' Oh no, Freakazoid. What are we going to do?
-->'''Freakazoid''': We are gonna get you some acting lessons, mister!

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-->'''Joe''': -->'''Joe:''' ''(sounding stilted)'' Oh no, Freakazoid. What are we going to do?
-->'''Freakazoid''':
do?\\
'''Freakazoid:'''
We are gonna get you some acting lessons, mister!



-->'''Anton''': They will entertain us with cute pantomime until we perish!

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-->'''Anton''': -->'''Anton:''' They will entertain us with cute pantomime until we perish!



** In "Virtual Freak", the Lobe complains that falling for a really long time was almost as stupid as the Handman episode. Steff also tells the Lobe she remembers that he tied her to a rocket, which he did back in season 1's "Relax-O Vision."

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** In "Virtual Freak", the Lobe complains that falling for a really long time was almost as stupid as the Handman episode. Steff Steph also tells the Lobe she remembers that he tied her to a rocket, which he did back in season 1's "Relax-O Vision."



** In one episode, MPAA President Jack Valenti ([[RunningGag and his cheeks!]]) explains [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications the various movie ratings]]:

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** In one episode, [[AsHimself MPAA President Jack Valenti Valenti]] ([[RunningGag and his cheeks!]]) explains [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications the various movie ratings]]:



-->'''Freakazoid:''' "A couple of weirdos like Jeepers and Vorn should be pretty easy to spot around here!"
-->'''Cosgrove:''' "I don't think so."
-->(shot of the various hippies and weirdos living in Venice Beach)
-->'''Freakazoid:''' "Good point. Am I overdressed?"

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-->'''Freakazoid:''' "A couple of weirdos like Jeepers and Vorn should be pretty easy to spot around here!"
-->'''Cosgrove:'''
here!"\\
'''Cosgrove:'''
"I don't think so."
-->(shot
"\\
(shot
of the various hippies and weirdos living in Venice Beach)
-->'''Freakazoid:'''
Beach)\\
'''Freakazoid:'''
"Good point. Am I overdressed?"



--->'''Cosgrove''': "Throw in some 'Huggbees' too! Huggbees! Huggbees!"

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--->'''Cosgrove''': -->'''Cosgrove:''' "Throw in some 'Huggbees' too! Huggbees! Huggbees!"



--> '''Candle Jack''': I love that bit.

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--> '''Candle Jack''': Jack:''' I love that bit.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: When Jeepers tries to turn Freakazoid into stone, Steff pushes him out of the way and becomes stone instead. She gets better.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: When Jeepers tries to turn Freakazoid into stone, Steff Steph pushes him out of the way and becomes stone instead. She gets better.]]



-->'''Cosgrove''': What do they call poo gas in Scotland?
-->'''Roddy''': Crud vapors.

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-->'''Cosgrove''': -->'''Cosgrove:''' What do they call poo gas in Scotland?
-->'''Roddy''': -->'''Roddy:''' Crud vapors.



--> '''Janos Ivnovels''': Only America could produce idiot of your calibre.\\
'''Freakazoid''': That's because we make lots of things better than other people!

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--> '''Janos Ivnovels''': Ivnovels:''' Only America could produce idiot of your calibre.\\
'''Freakazoid''': '''Freakazoid:''' That's because we make lots of things better than other people!



--> '''Freakazoid''': "Dumb, dumb, dumb! Never tell the villain how to trap you in a cage!"
--> '''Gutierrez''': "You probably shouldn't have helped us build it, either."
--> '''Freakazoid''': "I know! Dumb!"

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--> '''Freakazoid''': -->'''Freakazoid:''' "Dumb, dumb, dumb! Never tell the villain how to trap you in a cage!"
--> '''Gutierrez''':
cage!"\\
'''Gutierrez:'''
"You probably shouldn't have helped us build it, either."
--> '''Freakazoid''':
"\\
'''Freakazoid:'''
"I know! Dumb!"



--> '''Lobe''': The perfect plan! Everyone loves a clown! There's a knock on the door, it's a clown! You let it in. The next thing you know, they've taken over for me!

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--> '''Lobe''': '''Lobe:''' The perfect plan! Everyone loves a clown! There's a knock on the door, it's a clown! You let it in. The next thing you know, they've taken over for me!



** The voice of Candle Jack is based off Jack Palance.



** Freakazoid/Steff. Oddly, Dexter/Steff, though named in the 'Freakazoid and Friends' song, does not apply as Steff doesn't find out about Freakazoid's secret identity until later.

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** Freakazoid/Steff. Freakazoid/Steph. Oddly, Dexter/Steff, Dexter/Steph, though named in the 'Freakazoid and Friends' song, does not apply as Steff Steph doesn't find out about Freakazoid's secret identity until later.



* OffscreenRealityWarp: Most of the action cut off by RelaxOVision in the episode of the same name isn't too hard to imagine, but Freakazoid defeating Lobe is [[RuleOfFunny blatantly nonsensical]]: Lobe laughs as Steff is tied to a launching rocket, [[RelaxOVision cut away]], then cut back to Lobe in Steff's place, which he ''fails to notice'' [[BehindTheBlack until he's on-screen]].
* OldShame: In-universe with Professor Jones, who doesn't want to hear anything about [[Series/LostInSpace "that show with the robot."]] [[note]] Not so in real life, as Johnathan Harris apparently kept offering to ham it up even more like Professor Jones if necessary.[[/note]]

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* OffscreenRealityWarp: Most of the action cut off by RelaxOVision in the episode of the same name isn't too hard to imagine, but Freakazoid defeating Lobe is [[RuleOfFunny blatantly nonsensical]]: Lobe laughs as Steff Steph is tied to a launching rocket, [[RelaxOVision cut away]], then cut back to Lobe in Steff's Steph's place, which he ''fails to notice'' [[BehindTheBlack until he's on-screen]].
* OldShame: In-universe with Professor Jones, who doesn't want to hear anything about [[Series/LostInSpace "that show with the robot."]] [[note]] Not [[note]]Not so in real life, as Johnathan Harris apparently kept offering to ham it up even more like Professor Jones if necessary.[[/note]]



---> ''Lobe:'' Freakazoid! Why do we keep falling for so long in this episode?
---> ''Freakazoid:'' [[RuleOfFunny Because it's funny!]]
---> ''Lobe:'' [[LampshadeHanging No it's not! It's stupid!]]
* {{Parody}}: Of the superhero genre, but other shorts delved into other areas of parody as well. "Toby Danger In The Doomsday Bet", the third short of the second episode, parodied the poor writing, hammy, over-the-top acting, nonsensical TechnoBabble and choppy animation of action cartoons from UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation like ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''. The fourth and final short of the very first episode, called "Hand Man", featured a surprise crossover with the Warner Brothers (and sister} from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' performing a theme song that had similar-sounding lyrics and tune to their own, but tailored in a way that not only fit the ''Freakazoid!'' universe, but also seemed to gleefully mock the original tune.
* PerpetualExpression: Emmitt Nervend's [[TheUnsmile Unsmile.]]

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---> ''Lobe:'' --->''Lobe:'' Freakazoid! Why do we keep falling for so long in this episode?
--->
episode?\\
''Freakazoid:'' [[RuleOfFunny Because it's funny!]]
--->
funny!]]\\
''Lobe:'' [[LampshadeHanging No it's not! It's stupid!]]
* {{Parody}}: Of the superhero genre, but other shorts delved into other areas of parody as well. "Toby Danger In The Doomsday Bet", in ''Doomsday Bet''", the third short of the second episode, parodied the poor writing, hammy, over-the-top acting, nonsensical TechnoBabble and choppy animation of action cartoons from UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation like ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''. The fourth and final short of the very first episode, called "Hand Man", featured a surprise crossover with the Warner Brothers (and sister} from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' performing a theme song that had similar-sounding lyrics and tune to their own, but tailored in a way that not only fit the ''Freakazoid!'' universe, but also seemed to gleefully mock the original tune.
* PerpetualExpression: Emmitt Nervend's [[TheUnsmile Unsmile.]]Unsmile]].



* PowerPerversionPotential: Implied in "Next Time, Phone Ahead" when Freakazoid demonstrates to Mo-Ron (or Bo-Ron, as he is renamed in the episode) that eating carrots gives you X-ray vision. Freakazoid and Bo-Ron are only shown using their newfound X-ray vision to see the bone structure of their hands, but Steff briefly appears in the background before looking worried and then running away before they have a chance to use their X-ray vision to see through her clothes.

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* PowerPerversionPotential: Implied in "Next Time, Phone Ahead" when Freakazoid demonstrates to Mo-Ron (or Bo-Ron, as he is renamed in the episode) that eating carrots gives you X-ray vision. Freakazoid and Bo-Ron are only shown using their newfound X-ray vision to see the bone structure of their hands, but Steff Steph briefly appears in the background before looking worried and then running away before they have a chance to use their X-ray vision to see through her clothes.



* PutOnABus: Ingmar the Mute Butler for Season 2 (in favor of Professor Jones)

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* PutOnABus: Ingmar the Mute Butler for Season 2 (in favor of Professor Jones)Jones).
** Every character associated with Toby Danger as well.



--> '''Cosgrove''': "Hey, Freakazoid. Wanna go to the (insert odd place name here)?"
--> '''Freakazoid''': "Do I?!?!"

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--> '''Cosgrove''': -->'''Cosgrove:''' "Hey, Freakazoid. Wanna go to the (insert odd place name here)?"
--> '''Freakazoid''':
here)?"\\
'''Freakazoid:'''
"Do I?!?!"



---> '''Dexter's Mom''': (from the car) Have a good time now!

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---> '''Dexter's Mom''': Mom:''' (from the car) Have a good time now!



---> '''Lobe's Henchman''': That is one happy man.

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---> '''Lobe's Henchman''': Henchman:''' That is one happy man.



* SecretKeeper: Roddy for Dexter/Freakazoid. "Mission: Freakazoid" established that Cosgrove also knew. (He just didn't know it was a secret from Steff and subsequently blew it.)

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* SecretKeeper: Roddy for Dexter/Freakazoid. "Mission: Freakazoid" established that Cosgrove also knew. (He just didn't know it was a secret from Steff Steph and subsequently blew it.)



-->'''Neighbor''': It was awful! Awful! JUST AWFUL!
-->'''Freakazoid''': Could you be more specific?
-->'''Neighbor''': It was like having to watch ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' for a month!

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-->'''Neighbor''': -->'''Neighbor:''' It was awful! Awful! JUST AWFUL!
-->'''Freakazoid''':
AWFUL!\\
'''Freakazoid:'''
Could you be more specific?
-->'''Neighbor''':
specific?\\
'''Neighbor:'''
It was like having to watch ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' for a month!



* TakingTheBullet: Non-fatal version, Steff pushes Freakazoid out of the way of Jeepers's Medusa watch, [[TakenForGranite getting turned into stone.]]

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* TakingTheBullet: Non-fatal version, Steff Steph pushes Freakazoid out of the way of Jeepers's Medusa watch, [[TakenForGranite getting turned into stone.]]



* VillainsOutShopping: The Lobe does this literally in "In Arms Way" and "Virtual Freak," doing last minute Christmas shopping in the former and buying a new hat in the latter. "Dexter's Date" also has him go to the same restaurant Dexter and Steff are at their date, where he is on friendly terms with the waiters and even engages in a song and dance number wth them.

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* VillainsOutShopping: The Lobe does this literally in "In Arms Way" and "Virtual Freak," doing last minute Christmas shopping in the former and buying a new hat in the latter. "Dexter's Date" also has him go to the same restaurant Dexter and Steff Steph are at their date, where he is on friendly terms with the waiters and even engages in a song and dance number wth them.



-->'''Steph''': This sure is a gory movie.\\
'''Cosgrove''': Yeah, but that's one mighty cute pig.\\
'''Freakazoid''': I hope he recieves some kind of cute pig award.

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-->'''Steph''': -->'''Steph:''' This sure is a gory movie.\\
'''Cosgrove''': '''Cosgrove:''' Yeah, but that's one mighty cute pig.\\
'''Freakazoid''': '''Freakazoid:''' I hope he recieves some kind of cute pig award.
31st Aug '17 2:28:54 AM Silverblade2
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*** Takei's voice was impersonated and Ellison had no lines, but Hamill is a cameo in his own right. He was available to appear because he was already voicing [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker a character]] for [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries another WB Animation show.]]

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*** Takei's voice was impersonated and Ellison had no lines, but Hamill is a cameo in his own right. He was available to appear because he was already voicing [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker a character]] for [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries another WB Animation show.]]
29th Jul '17 2:02:48 PM nombretomado
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: [[InUniverse One episode]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_54h0l_4u8w ends with Freak, Cosgrove, and Steph watching]] ''[[XMeetsY Babeheart,]]'' about "[[Film/{{Babe}} a cute little pig]] [[Film/{{Braveheart}} who slaughters the English]]" {{Invoked|Trope}}.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: [[InUniverse One episode]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_54h0l_4u8w ends with Freak, Cosgrove, and Steph watching]] ''[[XMeetsY ''[[JustForFun/XMeetsY Babeheart,]]'' about "[[Film/{{Babe}} a cute little pig]] [[Film/{{Braveheart}} who slaughters the English]]" {{Invoked|Trope}}.
10th Jun '17 8:42:29 AM HighCrate
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* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: The show is so GenreSavvy that Roddy can't even get half of the sentence out of his mouth before receiving the ILied, as though they're just going through the motions.
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