History WesternAnimation / Freakazoid

6th Feb '16 11:50:35 PM nombretomado
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* {{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 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.
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* {{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 TheDarkAgeOfAnimation 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.
6th Feb '16 12:18:47 AM Acebrock
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** In part three of "The Chip", Armando Gutierrez threatens Dexter's family with "The Best of Creator/MartyIngels" to get him to give him the code to become a freakazoid.
26th Jan '16 7:31:13 AM CaptainTedium
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* LegionOfDoom: Some occasions have Freakazoid fight a whole bunch of his enemies at once. One of the most notable instances is in the show's final episode "Normadeus", where the episode ends with a brawl against the Lobe, Cave Guy, Longhorn, Candle Jack, Guittierez, and Invisibo.

* VillainTeamUp: Happens in "Relax-O-Vision" and "Two Against Freak".
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* TheVillainSucksSong: The Lobe gets one in the episode "The Freakazoid" that parodies "[[WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch]]" and plays during his montage of committing various crimes and atrocities after he's tricked Freakazoid into leaving him alone just because he asked him to do so on his birthday. * VillainTeamUp: Happens in "Relax-O-Vision" between Cave Guy and Cobra Queen in "Two Against Freak".
25th Jan '16 12:58:14 AM CaptainTedium
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** The Lobe complains that falling for a really long time was almost as stupid as the Handman episode. ** In "Virtual Freak", Steff 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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** The In "Virtual Freak", the Lobe complains that falling for a really long time was almost as stupid as the Handman episode. ** In "Virtual Freak", 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."

* TheCameo: WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain in "Freakazoid is History" after Freakazoid changes history. Brain is president of the United States, while Pinky is piloting Air Force One.
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* TheCameo: TheCameo: ** WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain in "Freakazoid is History" after Freakazoid changes history. Brain is president of the United States, while Pinky is piloting Air Force One.

* CapsLockNumLockMissilesLock: One episode had ex-CorruptCorporateExecutive Gutierrez sitting at a desk. On this desk were only two buttons, "Summon [[TheIgor Jocko]]" and "Vaporize World".
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* CapsLockNumLockMissilesLock: One The episode "Hero Boy" had ex-CorruptCorporateExecutive Gutierrez sitting at a desk. On this desk were only two buttons, "Summon [[TheIgor Jocko]]" and "Vaporize World".

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%%* HypocriticalHumor* HypocriticalHumor: In "Two Against Freak", Roddy [=MacStew=] decides he's been awful hard on Freakazoid lately and chooses to stop getting mad at him. Not long after he makes this decision, he yells at a camera man to go away.

* TheIgor: Guiterrez's assistant Jocko.
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* TheIgor: Guiterrez's assistant Jocko.Jocko in "Hero Boy", who is short and only says "Eeeeee".

*** In "Freak-A-Panel", Tom Minton (creator of ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'' and supposed physical inspiration for [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain the Brain]]) is shown holding a sign that reads "WesternAnimation/YogiBear is a robot."
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*** In "Freak-A-Panel", Tom Minton (creator of ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'' and supposed physical inspiration for [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain the Brain]]) is shown holding a sign that reads "WesternAnimation/YogiBear is a robot."made of metal".

* TheUnintelligible: Jocko. ''"Eeeeeeeeee!"''
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* TheUnintelligible: Jocko. ''"Eeeeeeeeee!"''''"Eeeeeeeeee!"'' Is all he ever says.

* VillainsOutShopping: The Lobe in "In Arms Way" and "Virtual Freak".
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* VillainsOutShopping: The Lobe does this literally in "In Arms Way" and "Virtual Freak".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.
22nd Jan '16 5:30:18 AM CaptainTedium
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* DownerEnding: "A Matter of Love".
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* DownerEnding: "A Matter of Love".Love" ends with Cosgrove's girlfriend Mary Beth turning out to be a monster and disintegrating to dust after he breaks up with her.

* IFellForHours: Much to the Lobe's annoyance.
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* IFellForHours: Much Happens to Freakazoid and the Lobe in "Virtual Freak", much to the Lobe's annoyance.

* PsychicStatic: Freakazoid, to avoid having his personality fed to his clone.
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* PsychicStatic: Freakazoid, to avoid Freakazoid avoids having his personality fed to Guitierrez's second clone of him in "Hero Boy" by thinking about his favorite show ''Hero Boy''. As a result, the machine creates a bunch of evil Hero Boy clones that fail miserably in besting Freakazoid instead of an improved Freakazoid clone.

* ShaggyFrogStory: Done hilariously, of course.
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* ShaggyFrogStory: Done hilariously, hilariously in "A Matter of course.Love".
21st Jan '16 8:46:18 AM CaptainTedium
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Articles for works of fiction are not tropes.
* {{DCAU}}: While not explicitly part of the DCAU, it is done using a similar animation and character design style. Bruce Timm and Paul Dini even created the characters and drew up the basic designs (except for Dexter; their "Dex" was a much more handsome teen). ** [[http://www.oafe.net/customs/freak.php Check out the sheer number of DCAU Creeper figures kitbashed into Freakazoid.]] * DeadpanSnarker: Freakazoid,whenever he encounters someone dumber than him.
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* {{DCAU}}: While not explicitly part of the DCAU, it is done using a similar animation and character design style. Bruce Timm and Paul Dini even created the characters and drew up the basic designs (except for Dexter; their "Dex" was a much more handsome teen). ** [[http://www.oafe.net/customs/freak.php Check out the sheer number of DCAU Creeper figures kitbashed into Freakazoid.]] * DeadpanSnarker: Freakazoid,whenever Freakazoid, whenever he encounters someone dumber than him.
20th Jan '16 12:57:06 PM CaptainTedium
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The excellent voice cast included Paul Rugg as the main character and Creator/EdAsner as Cosgrove.
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The excellent voice cast included Paul Rugg as the main character and Creator/EdAsner Creator/EdwardAsner as Cosgrove.

** "In Arms' Way" technically counts because it takes place while Freakazoid is Christmas shopping.
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** "In Arms' Way" technically counts because it takes place while Freakazoid is engaging in last-minute Christmas shopping.

* {{Crossover}}: With WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} and WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NLrjVnMO7k this clip]].
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* {{Crossover}}: With WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} and WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain during a brief scene in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NLrjVnMO7k this clip]]."The Freakazoid".

* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: "Frenching With Freakazoid"
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* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: "Frenching With Freakazoid"Freakazoid" has Freakazoid teach the audience how to say "Who cut the cheese?" in French.

* FreudianExcuse: For Freakazoid, according to the theme song.
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* FreudianExcuse: For Freakazoid, according to the theme song. Apparently, his insanity is a result of Dexter Douglas having all the information on the Internet beamed into his head.

* HighlyVisibleNinja
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* HighlyVisibleNinjaHighlyVisibleNinja: Freakazoid fights some demon ninjas in the "Relax-O-Vision" episode. None of them are seen using stealth in any way.

* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: The Lobe
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* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: The LobeLobe has very low self-esteem, to the point that Freakazoid ruined his plan in "The Cloud" by merely insulting it, resulting in the villain breaking into tears and repeatedly apologizing for coming up with such an ill-conceived plan.

* MouthFlaps: Parodied with the [[VisualPun lip-sinking]] scene.
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* MouthFlaps: Parodied with the [[VisualPun lip-sinking]] scene.scene in "Sewer or Later".

* MyBrainIsBig: The Lobe's brain isn't just big, it's his whole head!
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* MyBrainIsBig: The Lobe's brain isn't just big, it's his whole head!head aside from his eyes, nose, and mouth.

* NatureHero: The Huntsman.
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* NatureHero: The Huntsman.Huntsman has parts of his costume resembling leaves and at one point is seen wrestling a bear.

* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Huntsman and Lord Bravery, who were quite blatantly modelled upon Charlton Heston and John Cleese, respectively.
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: ** The Huntsman and Lord Bravery, who were quite blatantly modelled upon Charlton Heston and John Cleese, respectively.

* OfficialCouple: 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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* OfficialCouple: OfficialCouple: ** 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.

* PsychopathicManChild: Freakazoid himself. He has a childlike playful personality and is also a downright lunatic.
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* PsychopathicManChild: Freakazoid himself. He has a childlike playful personality and is also a downright lunatic.lunatic who enjoys subjecting his enemies to slapstick injuries.

* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: Subverted by Mo-Ron and others.
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* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: Subverted by Mo-Ron and others. Mo-Ron, as his name implies, is an idiot, while another group of aliens visited Earth only to ask for the name of Barbie's younger sister.

** The episode "Lawn Gnomes" is a parody of the first episode of Disney's WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}, with brave and honorable castle grotesques replaced with cowardly and amoral garden gnomes. Another episode has Freakazoid sitting on a high-rise grotesque made to look like Goliath. Not-Goliath is explaining the long and complicated story of his people and would not stop until he was offered a Pez Dispenser.
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** The episode "Lawn Gnomes" is a parody of the first episode of Disney's WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}, ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', with brave and honorable castle grotesques replaced with cowardly and amoral garden gnomes. Another episode has Freakazoid sitting on a high-rise grotesque made to look like Goliath. Not-Goliath is explaining the long and complicated story of his people and would not stop until he was offered a Pez Dispenser.
18th Jan '16 2:23:49 PM CaptainTedium
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18th Jan '16 2:22:38 PM CaptainTedium
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Fixing more zero context examples and blotting out examples I don't have time to correct or don't wish to.
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys
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* %%* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys

* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: A rare example of this being applied to a hero.
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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: A rare example of this being applied to a hero. While Dexter Douglas' alter ego is a powerful hero, he is also a downright lunatic.
18th Jan '16 2:20:39 PM CaptainTedium
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* TheAce: Greg, the production assistant. Able to rescue the heroes with more than enough time to pick up their mail.
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* TheAce: TheAce: ** Greg, the production assistant. Able to rescue the heroes with more than enough time to pick up their mail.

* ArtisticLicenseGeography: An in character example. First read the quote under HulaAndLuaus. The next line?
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: An in character example.example in "Freakazoid is History". First read the quote under HulaAndLuaus. The next line?

* BadassNormal: [[spoiler:Norm Abram]], of all people, kicking just as much ass as Freakazoid. [[{{Fanboy}} Not that Freakazoid minded.]]
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* BadassNormal: BadassNormal: ** [[spoiler:Norm Abram]], of all people, kicking just as much ass as Freakazoid. [[{{Fanboy}} Not that Freakazoid minded.]]

* DeconstructorFleet
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* DeconstructorFleetDeconstructorFleet: Quite a lot of superhero tropes are parodied and subverted on the show.

* GagSeries
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* GagSeriesGagSeries: The show has quite a lot of jokes, mainly due to the different segments of the first season and Freakazoid being downright insane.

* HypocriticalHumor * IdiosyncraticWipes: Subverted
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* %%* HypocriticalHumor * %%* IdiosyncraticWipes: Subverted

* ILied: Guiterrez to Roddy
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* ILied: Guiterrez lies to RoddyRoddy about sparing Dexter's family if he gives him the sequence of keys necessary to activate the Pinnacle chip's flaw in "The Chip".

* JerkJock: Duncan
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* JerkJock: DuncanDuncan spends a lot of his time bodybuilding and constantly bullies his brother Dexter.

* ManlyTears: "That made water come out my eyes."
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* ManlyTears: When Freakazoid reads Roddy's goodbye email at the end of "The Chip". "That made water come out my eyes."

* MickeyMousing: Subverted.
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* %%* MickeyMousing: Subverted.

* TheNineties

* OffLikeAShot * OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: "Relax-O-Vision" is basically a long series of these.
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* OffLikeAShot OffLikeAShot: Freakazoid does a pose like he's ready to hit something whenever he starts speeding off. * OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: "Relax-O-Vision" is basically a long series of these.these, since the Relax-O-Vision cuts away from the scenes of Freakazoid pummeling the bad guys and beating up the man who thought of Relax-O-Vision in the first place..

* {{Phlegmings}}: Foamy the Freakadog.

* PostModernism: And how.
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* %%* PostModernism: And how.

* RelaxOVision: The TropeNamer.
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* RelaxOVision: The TropeNamer. The episode "Relax-O-Vision" had scenes of violence edited by being replaced with footage of fish set to "Theme from a Summer Place".

* RideTheLightning
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* RideTheLightningRideTheLightning: Freakazoid speeds by as a lightning bolt.

* UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud: Name-checked by the ExpositoryThemeTune.

* SpecialEffectFailure: Parodied. [[invoked]]
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* SpecialEffectFailure: Parodied.Parodied in "Invisibo". [[invoked]]

* StandardSnippet
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* StockFootage
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* StockFootageStockFootage: Several gags involve cutting to live-action stock footage.

* {{Superhero}}: Yes, subverted.
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* {{Superhero}}: Yes, subverted.Freakazoid, though the episode "The Chip" establishes that he's mainly in it to impress the girls.

* {{Unobtainium}}
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* %%* {{Unobtainium}}

* VoluntaryShapeshifting
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* VoluntaryShapeshiftingVoluntaryShapeshifting: The one-shot villain Deadpan, who tried to impersonate Freakazoid in her single appearance before the real Freakazoid unknowingly pointed her out.
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