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->'''Jeepers''': ''"Hehehe... do you want to see something strange and mystical?"''
->'''Freakazoid''': ''"'''NO!!''' Get out of here with that watch, [[MakesSenseInContext lay off the poor beavers]], will ya?! SHEEZE! You're a creep! Go away, we were having a good time until you showed up, Jeepers! ARGH! Go have some coffee with cream, or something! Because I'll tell ''you'' something! This is a '''happy place'''!"''

''Freakazoid!'' is a parody of the {{Superhero}} show, produced by the people who brought you ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', and the creators of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', Creator/StevenSpielberg and WarnerBros Animation. It follows the adventures of Freakazoid, an entity created by the addition of [[HilariousInHindsight all the information on the Internet]] [[note]]This was back in 1995, so his head probably didn't explode thanks to the fact that hentai and {{Widget|Series}}s hadn't become synonymous with Japan yet. He probably just went insane from all the Usenet groups.[[/note]] to a mild-mannered computer nerd, along with weird energy-based powers and a goofy sense of humor. [[PostModernism It parodied, lampshaded, or subverted every trope of superheroics at the time.]] MovieBob describes him as [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/6335-The-Prophesy-of-Freakazoid "an anthropomorphic fusion of 4chan, TV Tropes, and I Can Haz Cheezburger years before any of those things existed"]].

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.]]

The excellent voice cast included Paul Rugg as the main character, and EdAsner as Cosgrove.

Created by [[{{DCAU}} Bruce Timm and Paul Dini]] during the Renaissance Age of Warner Bros Animation, ''Freakazoid!'' was initially conceived as an action-adventure show (with a bit of comedy), but [[ExecutiveMeddling at the insistence of Spielberg]], it was [[http://zvbxrpl.blogspot.com/2004/07/freakazoid.html re-tooled into a pure comedy]], at which point Timm, realizing that he wasn't suited for something so unabashedly goofy, stepped aside[[note]]although he and Dini contributed scripts that, as the producers noted, had much more coherent plots than the show's usual anarchy[[/note]] and was replaced by Tom Ruegger as principal showrunner. Although the show attracted a loyal following, the demographic it delivered [[PeripheryDemographic was older than what Kids WB was aiming for]] (the show was marketed toward young children, who not surprisingly didn't quite understand the show's often arcane sense of humor). After a series of baffling [[ScrewedByTheNetwork time-slot changes]] failed to improve ratings, the show was [[ShortRunners canceled after just two seasons]]. Despite this, the show later aired on Creator/CartoonNetwork, and has a [[CultClassic cult following]].

The series is currently available in its entirety on DVD.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* TheAce: Greg, the production assistant. Able to rescue the heroes with more than enough time to pick up their mail.
** Parodied with The Huntsman, who is set up as the most competent hero in the show, that is, until crime completely clears up in his city leaving him with nothing to do. This ultimately winds up having an obvious affect on Huntsman's self-esteem. It was suggested that crime was in a lull in his city ''because'' of the Huntsman's Ace qualities, ''i.e.'' he caught/drove off all the criminals. That, or, as he theorizes, Freakazoid's been stealing his, er, business.
* AchillesHeel: Freakazoid’s weakness is graphite bars charged with negative ions (something of a subversion, as this is rather hard to come by), also "poo gas". However, as Gutierrez points out, "No one likes poo gas".
** As well as cranapple (allergic), and Fanboy's discussions.
*** The latter goes for just about anybody, really.
* AffablyEvil: Several villains refuse to stoop to insults or rude behaviour.
* AirplaneArms: Freakazoid does this in the opening, as well as at various times throughout the series.
* AlliterativeName: The Douglas Family (Dexter, Duncan, Debbie and Douglas. Yes. Douglas Douglas.)
* AllCavemenWereNeanderthals: Cave Guy. Although he's surprisingly erudite and articulate.
** "I subscribe to ''Magazine/TheNewYorker''."
** Cave Guy seems like a pretty savage Hulk [[CaptainErsatz Ersatz]], but his voice and mannerisms are taken straight from [[GilligansIsland Mr. Howell]]
* AlterKocker: The ''Pope'', of all people.
* AnimatedActors: Happens several times during the series, especially the first two episodes.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The Freaka-clone committed tax evasion, mail fraud, and impersonating a shriner.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: An in character example. First read the quote above under HulaAndLuaus. The next line?
--> '''Freakazoid''': Of course, it all adds up! I've somehow landed in Norway!
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In "Freakzoid is History", Freakazoid prevents World War II from happening by diverting a group of Japanese planes that were targeting Pearl Harbor. In reality, World War II had already been going on for ''two years'', with Pearl Harbor being the incident that resulted in the United States finally entering the war.
* ArtShift: Toby Danger, especially its opening sequence.
* AscendedFanboy: [[{{Otaku}} Fan Boy]]. Well...he certainly ''tries''.
* AsYouKnow
* AuctionOfEvil: Parodied
* BadassNormal: [[spoiler: Norm Abram]], of all people, kicking just as much ass as Freakazoid. [[{{Fanboy}} Not that Freakazoid minded.]]
** Cosgrove: it doesn't matter who you are. It doesn't matter what you're doing. When Cosgrove points and tells you to cut it out, ''you cut it the hell out.'' Yes, even [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} the Warner Brothers and their sister Dot]], in a comic book crossover.
* BadBadActing: Parodied in "The Freakazoid," Joe gets to act in the episode and doesn't do a good job (at first).
-->'''Joe:''' ''(sounding stilted)'' Oh no, Freakazoid. What are we going to do?
-->'''Freakazoid:''' We are gonna get you some acting lessons, mister!
* BankruptcyBarrel: "So stay tuned to this station. If not we'll be unemployed."
* BatterUp: [[spoiler: Norm Abram]] did this. Freakazoid was the bat.
* BerserkButton: Guitierrez doesn't like being called a weenie.
** Freakazoid does not like Jeepers. Probably because Jeepers is the only unfunny villain on the show — he's just very creepy.
** Also, DO NOT ask Freakazoid if he wants to see something strange and mystical. Especially if you're Jeepers.
* BigBad: Freakazoid's most recurrent nemesis was the Lobe, who generally worked alone (or with his henchmen, [[GeniusBonus Medulla and Oblongata]]), but occasionally served as a leader to the other villains in their collaborative attempts to outdo Freakazoid. Also Armondo Guitierrez, a nastier but more rarely seen villain with an important role in Freakazoid's backstory.
* BigBrotherBully: Duncan. Dexter can only get back at him through Freakazoid, and "The Blue Guy" makes time repeatedly to do just that.
* BigDamnHeroes: Freakazoid snaps out of his fugue in [=S1E9=] Two Against Freak [[spoiler: when he finds out his friends are in danger.]]
* BilingualBonus: TONS.
** Frenching With Freakazoid!
--> '''Freakazoid:''' "qui a coupé le fromage? qui ... a coupé ... le fromage? Who cut the cheese? Who cut ... the cheese?"
* UsefulNotes/BillClinton: Given that ''Freakazoid'' took place in DC during his administration, it's unsurprising that he (and [[UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton his wife]]) made a couple appearances. (Actually, Hillary made ''more'', if you count Deadpan changing her features to look like her once.)
* BitingTheHandHumor: Creator/StevenSpielberg (voiced by Creator/FrankWelker) would occasionally make appearances as being completely clueless as to what the show's production team is trying to achieve when it was really him who was encouraging the show's anarchic sense of humor. Creator/FrankWelker also gave Spielberg a stammer that made him seem much more indecisive.
** There would occasionally be humorous jabs at the powers that be at Warner Bros. such as by having a limousine full of studio executives coming up alongside a chase scene to tell Freakazoid that they'd prefer if he used the Freakmobile for the scene in order to promote the toy.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: A minor character named Mo-Ron later had his name changed to Bo-Ron, due to the network censors concerns that the use of "moron" was too offensive.
* BraggingThemeTune: [[AffectionateParody Parodying]] the likes of SpiderMan
* BrickJoke: In 'The Island of Dr. Mystico', Leonard Martin, while doing a TV review on said episode, mentions to viewers to watch out for [[LivingProp Emmitt Nervend]] in a walk-on role as a salty dance hall chanteuse. Five minutes into the show, guess who shows up out of nowhere?
** One on the border of this and ContinuityNod: In Cobra Queen's first appearance, Freakazoid recommends that she liven up her sewer lair with Japanese paper lanterns; she remarks that it is a good idea. When her lair appears again near the end of the second season, she has indeed added Japanese paper lanterns (and is annoyed that Cave Guy doesn't comment on them).
*** The same episode also had several [[IncrediblyLamePun jokes about bricks]].
* BrownNote / CoolAndUnusualPunishment: In ''The Chip'', Guiterrez tortures Dexter's family by binding them and forcing them to watch Marty Ingels clips.
** In ''Hot Rods From Heck'', Freakazoid subdues one of the titular hot rods by exposing it to a television launched from the Freakmobile. It airs "7 Hours of Tony Danza", which causes the car to explode almost instantly.
** When Cosgrove asked why Freakazoid didn't go after Gutierrez in ''Hero Boy'', Freakazoid notes that he's getting what he deserves: forced to listen to the singing gas station attendants still in the Freakmobile.
** After defeating the security minister and his aide in ''Mission:Freakazoid'', Freakazoid ties them to a tree and leaves them to their fate: the mime they tortured appeared. [[FromBadToWorse And he brought friends.]]
-->'''Anton:''' They will entertain us with cute pantomime until we perish!
** Not torture ''per se'', but in "Freak-A-Panel", Freakazoid defeats Cave Guy by dressing up and talking to him in Klingon.
--> '''Cave Guy:''' Oh my, you've created a language based on a [[Franchise/StarTrek TV series?]] That's not right!
* [[BroughtToYouByTheLetterS Brought to You by the Letter "F"]]
* BumblingDad: Mr. Douglas, Dexter and Duncan's Dad.
* ButtMonkey: Professor Jones
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: "AWWWWW, Freak Out!"
* CallBack: Pops up occasionally:
** Roddy claimed to be Dexter's driving instructor in ''The Chip Part One'', which was recalled by Dexter's dad in ''House of Freakazoid'' and by Dexter's mom in ''Mission: Freakazoid''.
** 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."
** In an early episode, Freakazoid suggests that Cobra Queen's sewer-based lair is drab and poorly lit, and suggests she dress it up with some Japanese paper lanterns. When we see her lair again in Season 2, she's done just that.
* 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.
** The Brain appears once more in "The Freakazoid, alongside [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Wakko]], and ends up in an argument with Wakko and Freakazoid about which one of them are Creator/StevenSpielberg's favorite. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Steven has no idea who any of them are, as it turns out.]]
** The [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Warner Brothers and their sister Dot]] made several different cameos.
** In one episode, MPAA President Jack Valenti ([[RunningGag and his cheeks!]]) explains [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications the various movie ratings]]:
--> '''Valenti:''' (I)f the movie's rated NC-17, that means kids can't get in; only adults can get in. Mom doesn't want to see adult movies, but Grandpa was in the army and he's not bothered very much so he decides to stay, along with Sgt. Scruffy, who's just a dumb dog anyway. I hope that explains it. Now, back to the cartoon!
** In [=FanBoy=]'s first appearance, he chases off a terrified GeorgeTakei from a comic shop. Later on at a convention, Freakazoid tries to ward him off by offering him "your very own Creator/HarlanEllison!" who had just happened to be nearby. And MarkHamill shows up not two seconds later.***
*** 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.]]
* CapsLockNumLockMissilesLock: One episode of had ex-CorruptCorporateExecutive Gutierrez sitting at a desk. On this desk were only two buttons, "Summon [[TheIgor Jocko]]" and "Vaporize World".
* CaptainErsatz: Freakazoid is noticeably similar to the comic book character Comicbook/{{Madman}}, which the creator has more or less acknowledged.
** He also has many similarities to DC comics ComicBook/TheCreeper, which was one of the original ideas for the show.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Freak out!"
** "Hey, you. Cut it out."
** "LaughWithMe!"
** "Scream."
** "Aw, nutbunnies!"
** "Darn the luck! ''Darn!''"
** "CRUD!"
* ChainOfDeals: Lord Bravery finds out that a bakery has the rights to his name. In return for the rights to his name, the bakery wants the rights of something else's name. And so it goes on.
* ChekhovsGunman: In the first Freakazoid segment ever produced, "Dance of Doom", the character of Waylon Jeepers is introduced and then quickly forgotten about. Much later, in the second season, he would be reintroduced and become the focus of his own episode.
* ChristmasEpisode (of sorts): "In Arms' Way".
** "The Chip Parts I and II" takes place during the Christmas holiday.
* CityOfWeirdos: The creepy, giggling Weylon Jeepers and [[EldritchAbomination Vorn the Unspeakable]] are able to blend in perfectly in Venice Beach.
-->'''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?"
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Cosgrove, BreakingTheFourthWall and telling the kids to clap for Freakazoid. The Public Domain audience doesn't react at first.
--->'''Cosgrove''': "Throw in some 'Huggbees' too! Huggbees! Huggbees!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Freakazoid. A lot of his actions and dialogue are really bizarre.
* TheComicallySerious: Cosgrove's MO, and the entire reason he's so well loved by the fans. Jeepers too.
* CompellingVoice: Cosgrove's ability to get almost anyone to "Cut it out".
* ContrivedClumsiness: Arms Akimbo runs an [[ProtectionRacket "Oops insurance"]] racket, "accidentally" knocking things over with his elbows until the owners give in. The damage gets more and more ridiculous with each scene, until we see StockFootage of a nuclear explosion, followed by Akimbo saying "Oops!"
* CoolCar: Cosgrove's cop car. It follows Freakazoid from D.C. to Switzerland.
** Also, the Freakmobile itself, what with the double-wide rear wheels, two supercharged engines and all the gadgets. It certainly IS {{Toyetic}}.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Armando Guitierrez, the first and arguably most deadly villain that Freakazoid faces.
* CreatorProvincialism: In one episode Freakazoid finds himself traveling back in time. He winds up stopping the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and declares that he prevented WorldWarII, despite the fact that the attack only catalyzed the US entrance into the war, which had been going on for a couple years already by that point.
* CreditsGag: "And Weena Mercator as The Hopping Woman." Almost but not quite OncePerEpisode.
** How many times Emmitt Nervend appeared in the episode.
* {{Crossover}}: With WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} and WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NLrjVnMO7k this clip]].
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Freakazoid may act like the biggest goofball in existence, which he actually is, but as any villain can attest, if he wants to take you down, he'll do it....driving you insane the whole while.
* {{Crunchtastic}}: Or so people thought...
* {{Cthulhumanoid}}: "I am Vorn the Unspeakable. I am the enemy of the enemy of he who summons me. And you are?"
* CutenessProximity: Foamy the Freakadog's effect on Freakazoid. Of course, Foamy is rabid and doesn't like Freakazoid anyway...
* CutLexLuthorACheck: In his return episode, we find out that Jeepers has a closet full of gold beavers [[CallBack because of the watch he used in the first episode]]. Apparently there's not much call for gold beavers, despite them being made of gold.
* {{Cyberspace}}: Where Freakazoid was created.
* {{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.
* DeconstructorFleet
* {{Dedication}}: An episode began with one normal dedication, one to a group of scientists, and one to Mrs. Ashley Huggbees, "because we like saying the word, 'Huggbees.' Go ahead. Try it. Huggbees."
* DemotedToExtra: During the second season, the show switched from a ThreeShorts format to doing full 30-minute stories. The recurring supporting segments were left out, but the characters remained in the opening titles. (The Huntsman did make a cameo appearance in "The Freakazoid," though.) {{Lampshaded}} in "Freak-A-Panel," where the Huntsman, Lord Bravery, Fanboy, and Mo-Ron ("or is it Bo-Ron?") confront Freakazoid over being fired. They're then shown washing the Freakmobile.
-->'''Freakazoid:''' Well, at least they're still on the payroll.
** Dexter Douglas himself and the rest of the family are also absent from most of the second season.
* DistaffCounterpart: Freakazette, whose only appearance is a cameo in "Freakazoid and Friends", would have been this if she'd ever actually appeared.
* DramaticPause: Subverted.
** Also lampshaded with: "We interrupt this program to increase dramatic tension."
* EasterEgg: Emmitt Nervand.
* EndOfSeriesAwareness: OnceAnEpisode in the opening, and again in the "Freakazoid and Friends" song.
* EpisodeTitleCard
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: "Frenching With Freakazoid"
* EvilLaugh: Aside from the standard use of it, Cobra Queen and Cave Guy enjoy having a good EvilLaugh over dinner.
** Armando Guitierrez, who not only enjoys an evil laugh but [[LaughWithMe demands that everyone around him join in too]].
* EvilTastesGood
* ExcitedShowTitle
* ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: Freakazoid explains his AchillesHeel to Gutierrez when asked. He even helps build a cage to contain himself.
* ExpositoryThemeTune
* {{Expy}}: The character of Professor Jones, voiced by Jonathan Harris, is essentially an animated version of Dr. Smith, Harris's character from ''LostInSpace''. The show {{lampshade|Hanging}}d this heavily in his debut episode by having at least 3 different characters asking him if he was on "that show with the robot". [[WordOfGod This was one of the reasons he was hired.]]
* EyepatchOfPower: Guitierrez. Quite ironic, as he has two good eyes.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Cosgrove, though you wouldn't think about it at first glance. There have been three instances where his eyes were open though, in "The Cloud", "The Wrath of Gutierrez," and "The Island of Dr. Mystico".
* FailureHero: Hero Boy, whose strategy for fighting the giant MonsterOfTheWeek is always to just fly up and pound ineffectually on their foot until they brush him off.
* FakeRabies: Subverted by Foamy, who really is rabid but Freakazoid doesn't seem to notice.
* FauxHorrific: The scariest thing in the world would be if they gave Sinbad another TV show.
** What if you reached for something, and it wasn't there... because it turned into wood?
* FanConvention: Fan Boy's natural habitat.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Cave Guy is ''[[{{Squick}} profoundly]]'' distrubed to hear someone speaking Klingon.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Freakazoid can move at the speed of electricity as the plot demands, along with a bit of fourth wall manipulation. How does he normally get around? Sticks his hands up over his head and makes "whoosh"ing noises. Why? RuleOfFunny.
* ForTheFunnyz: Forget the cage made out of wacky electrons. This is Freakazoid's ''real'' weakness.
* ForWantOfANail: Inverted, the world is a better place because of Freakazoid changing things in the Past. Well, maybe not completely better... [[spoiler:[[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain The Brain]] is the President of the United States.]]
** Though on the other hand, that last part might be better. [[spoiler: Brain's motivation for ruling the world is depicted out of a wanting to make it better, so perhaps he's ''why'' it's better.]] That still doesn't explain how half the things resulted from preventing the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
* FriendlyEnemy: Freakazoid and The Lobe... sometimes.
** The Lobe bought Freakazoid a present. He opened it slowly, the suspense building... [[spoiler: It was a food dehydrator, to make the "perfect beef jerky".]]
* FriendOrIdolDecision: Mary Beth offers to share immortality with Cosgrove (at the expense of Freakazoid's life). He's seen pondering while a chorus sings 'What will Cosgrove do?' before he tells them to cut it out and turns her down.
* FreudianExcuse: For Freakazoid, according to the theme song.
* FunPersonified: The title character.
* GagSeries
* GainaxEnding: Parodied in "Next Time Phone Ahead," where Dexter is eaten by an alien monster and "The End" appears on-screen. The scene then cuts to Creator/StevenSpielberg, who questions the writers over this. The writers admit they did it so they could end the episode early and air ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' reruns instead.
* GeniusBruiser: Cave Guy.
* GeniusDitz: Freakazoid, despite being... well, Freakazoid, has apparently sustained his alter ego's ability with computers.
** As well as all the other information on the Internet.
* GenreSavvy: Freakazoid: "If I know my cartoons - and I do! - I'll be back later on to rescue you from something ''really horrible!''"
* GilliganCut: Lampshaded, subverted, and at one point [[BreakingTheFourthWall specifically requested]].
--> '''Candle Jack''': I love that bit.
* TheGlomp: Mo-Ron does this to Freakazoid. It isn't pretty.
* GoKartingWithBowser: In one episode, Freakazoid runs into the Lobe while both of them are Christmas shopping. Instead of fighting each other as usual, they each excitedly try to guess what they're getting for each other.
** The same episode shows a flashback, where the heroes and villains have an annual baseball game.
* GoshDangItToHeck: CRUD!
** There ought to be a counter for how often the Huntsman says 'darn'.
* GrandFinale: While the episode "Normadeus" doesn't stand out from any other episode, it ends with most, if not all of the show's main characters [[TearJerker singing a rendition of Vera Lynne's We'll Meet Again]] to a full house (and the viewer) at the Hollywood Bowl, complete with fireworks. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY45YOaXwVk It's an oddly poignant end to such a wacky show.]]
* HappyPlace: The Freak-A-Zone, where Freakazoid hangs out when Dexter's in charge.
* HairTriggerSoundEffect: Bleeding over heavily into [[MemeticMutation real life]], the villain Candle Jack would kidnap people who mentioned him. In this instance, the silence itself would be the accompanying effect.
* HairTriggerTemper: Roddy.
* Creator/HarlanEllison: Has a cameo when Freakazoid spots him in a comic convention and uses him as a bargaining chip with FanBoy:
--> "How about your very own Harlan Ellison?!"
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Cosgrove's ability to make ANYBODY immediately stop fighting and behave themselves, from common burglars to supervillain mooks. This might not sound too awesome since as a damn good police officer he can command authority...until you find out that he is the only person to have ever made [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} the Warner siblings]] ''[[http://majorspoilers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Ani4.jpg sit down and behave]]''. [[BeyondTheImpossible This should be impossible]] because the premise of their own show was them constantly escaping and misbehaving. %%Please don't remove the previous sentence. Otherwise the wick is nothing but a superlative. %%
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The Hopping Woman, who often is announced in the opening credits but is never seen or heard.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: When Jeepers tries to turn Freakazoid into stone, Steff pushes him out of the way and becomes stone instead. She gets better.]]
* HeroicVow: Why Freakazoid couldn't go after the Lobe [[spoiler: even though it turned out fake later on]]:
-->"Much as it pains me, I have to honor the Lobe's request, the same as everyone else's... Cause it's in the codebook, okay? Cause superheroes always keep their word no matter what, okay?"
* HerrDoktor: Dr. Günther Hunter Hanker (talks with a German accept, in the German dub, he talks with a vaguely Southern German/mildly Swiss German accent), who denies the existence of Candle Jack, only to be abducted, too, since he said his name.
* HighlyVisibleNinja
* TheHitFlash: Subverted.
* {{Homage}}: [[PostModernism To everything and anything.]] Of note is the rewriting of [[WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch"]] to "You're A Meanie, Nasty Lobe".
** Fanboy and MarkHamill doing the famous LukeIAmYourFather scene, with Fanboy as Vader, of course.
* HulaAndLuaus: "Waves, Hula Girls!, Pineapples, Hula Girls!, Surfboards, [[MaleGaze Hula Girls!, Hula Girls!, Hula Girls!]]"
* HypocriticalHumor
* IdiosyncraticWipes: Subverted
* IFellForHours: Much to the Lobe's annoyance.
* TheIgor: Jocko
* ILied: Guiterrez to Roddy
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: The Lobe
* InherentlyFunnyWords: HUGGBEES!
** Also, "Poo gas"
-->'''Cosgrove''': What do they call poo gas in Scotland?
-->'''Roddy''': Crud vapors.
* InkSuitActor: Cosgrove and Guitierrez both look like the men who voice them, Ed Asner and Ricardo Montalban, respectively.
** As do [[TimCurry Dr. Mystico]] and Joe Leahy, the announcer (who essentially plays himself).
** Plus H.A. Futterman (Ben Stein), the man who explains RelaxOVision.
** And Jonathan Harris, which is repeatedly Lampshaded. "Weren't you on a [[LostInSpace show with a robot]]?"
** Professor Beasthead was voiced by, and looked a lot like, actor JohnRhysDavies in the "Tomb of Invisibo" episode.
* InMediasRes: Five episodes were produced and aired before the one about Freakazoid's origin.
* InsultBackfire: From ''Mission: Freakazoid'';
--> '''Janos Ivnovels''': Only America could produce idiot of your calibre.\\
'''Freakazoid''': That's because we make lots of things better than other people!
** Also:
-->'''Freakazoid:''' You really have no life, do you?
-->'''[=FanBoy=]:''' [proudly] No, sir!
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Freakazoid and Cosgrove.
* InvoluntaryShapeshifter: In one episode, an electric jolt made transforming back to Dexter impossible. Instead, he turned into OprahWinfrey, [[GilligansIsland Alan "Skipper" Hale]], Judge Lance Ito, and LouisArmstrong (Just in time for The Lobe's big musical number)
* JerkJock: Duncan
* KryptoniteFactor: Gutierrez tries out several common weaknesses on Freakazoid. His actual KryptoniteFactor is humorously specific and obscure.
--> '''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!"
* LargeHam: The title character. And Gutierrez.
* LargeHamAnnouncer: A given when you have an awesome announcer.
* LaughWithMe: The TropeNamer. See the entry for EvilLaugh on this page.'
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Parodied in "Dance of Doom," with WesternAnimation/{{Batman|TheAnimatedSeries}}. According to Joe the announcer, he could easily stop Cave Guy, "but he's on [[FoxKids another network]]."
* {{Leitmotif}}: Freakazoid, of course, typically the first seven notes of his theme song. Cave Guy and Cobra Queen have them as well, both of which are trumpet based. The full version of the former can be heard in "Two Against Freak" as he heads to Cobra Queen's lair, after which it segues into the latter.
* LemonyNarrator: Most jarring when he actually has an appearance in the show.
* LightningCanDoAnything: Such as create a portal to the past.
* LimitedAnimation: During the Toby Danger sketch. No surprise, since it was a parody of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' (and ''Hanna Barbera'' in general).
* LivingProp: Emmitt Nervend, who never says a word or changes expression, rarely does anything except stand there, and only exists as a RunningGag.
* LoonyFan: Fan Boy.
* LoudOfWar: In one episode, Freakazoid is given the choice of being sentenced to 30 days in prison or 30 minutes of having to listen to Fan Boy talk about ''Tron.'' He chooses the former. Unfortunately, Fanboy is his cellmate.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Steph prefers Freakazoid to Dexter.
* LuxuryPrisonSuite: Gutierrez, who gets a phone line installed so he can connect to the Internet.
* MaleGaze: "Have I got time for another 'gawking at the girls through binoculars' gag? I like those. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGFLDghJ_LA Hula girls]]!"
* ManInAKilt: Roddy [=MacStew=].
* ManlyTears: "That made water come out my eyes."
* MagicFloppyDisk: A VHS tape, and Dexter's brain.
* MediumAwareness The entire show is all sorts of this. Hell, in the "Candle Jack" episode alone, he not only gets captured because, as he explains, he was attempting to mimic a gag from ''FTroop'', but after he's tied up, he stops the episode mid-scene to talk about how excited he is to work with the actors on today's show.
** He doesn't just stop the episode, he ''walks right out of his bonds'' in the middle of it, only to go right back in when he's finished.
* MediumBlending: Used live-action clips from classic Fifties TV/movies in some episodes, and in the title sequence.
* MerchandiseDriven: Parodied with the [[{{Thememobile}} Freakmobile]]). The show's writers actually ask Freakazoid to use the Freakmobile in a chase scene.
** Toyetic: The term was popularized by being defined onscreen during this sequence.
* MickeyMousing: Subverted.
* MonsterClown: One of the Lobe's plans entails turning people into zombie clowns with a mysterious cloud to try and take over the world.
--> '''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!
** Freakazoid claims it's a stupid idea, only to agree that it was a brilliant idea when the Lobe's out of earshot.
* MouthFlaps: Parodied with the [[VisualPun lip-sinking]] scene.
* MrFanservice: Freakzoid in-universe has women throwing themselves at him. Naturally he also has audience fangirls.
** In "Relax-O-Vision" more than two hundred swooning women lined up for his kissing booth at a carnival. Make of that what you will.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Parodied and a RunningGag, where Cosgrove will interrupt whatever Freakazoid's up to to invite him to something far more mundane.
-->'''Freakazoid:''' Nothing will stand in my way!\\
'''Cosgrove:''' Hey, Freakazoid, wanna go out for a mint?\\
'''Freakazoid:''' Okay.
* MrExposition: Roddy [=MacStew=] is ''not'' happy about it.
-->"I feel like [[Franchise/StarWars Obi-Wan cruddy Kenobi]]!"
* MyBrainIsBig: The Lobe.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Cobra Queen and Longhorn are pretty good; as for Candle Jack, well, he is rather tenacious.
* NatureHero: The Huntsman.
* TheNineties
* NoodleIncident: Whatever Jeepers and Vorn did to the lady in the apartment above him. All we know is, "it was like having to watch ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' for a month!"
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Roddy [=MacStew=], after explaining the flaws of Apex's latest computer chip and saying that this potential weapon of mass destruction was only known to him, was promptly pushed off the roof of the building by the CorruptCorporateExecutive. It is Christmas Eve, after all, and goodness forbid they make a recall the day after that!
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Huntsman and Lord Bravery, who were quite blatantly modelled upon Charlton Heston and John Cleese, respectively.
** The "And now you know... the rest of the episode" guy is never named but clearly Paul Harvey.
** Cave Guy was a take-off of Jim Backus, specifically echoing [[Series/GilligansIsland Thurston Howell III]].
* NoFourthWall: Used straight... and subverted.
* 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.
** Cave Guy and Cobra Queen hook up during the second season.
* OffLikeAShot
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: "Relax-O-Vision" is basically a long series of these.
* OldShame: In-universe with Professor Jones, who doesn't want to hear anything about [[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]]
* OldSuperhero: "Legends Who Lunch."
* OnlySaneMan: Well, compared to the ''rest'' of his family, Dexter is this.
* OutOfCharacterAlert: Cosgrove once realized that a rampaging Freakazoid was a clone when Cosgrove asked him to the Yakov Smirnoff film festival... and he said no. When he declares this at an emergency press conference, the clone is instantly discredited.
** CLONE!!
* OverlyLongGag: See SpitTake, below.
** Also, one episode spends half its length parodying the ''entire title number'' of ''Hello, Dolly'' as "Bonjour, Lobey", even going so far as to setting up a major plot point that allows Freakazoid to transform into Louis Armstrong at the appropriate moment.
** Also the Hand-man segment from Season 1, which could have ended about six different times before it finally does; half the commentary for this segment consists of the writers arguing whether this is a good thing.
** Also:
---> ''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 Doomsdau 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.
* PerpetualExpression: Emmitt Nervend's [[TheUnsmile Unsmile.]]
* {{Phlegmings}}: Foamy the Freakadog.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: The Huntsman is ''not'' happy about being a superhero who never manages to do any crime-fighting in his own segments.
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: The Toby Danger sequences; [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers perhaps they came a decade too early.]]
* PostModernism: And how.
* PowerMakesYourHairGrow: Dexter has normal-length and cut, light brown hair. When he turns into Freakazoid it grows into a large crown of long, black AnimeHair, with white ligthing-shaped stripes in it.
* PsychicStatic: Freakazoid, to avoid having his personality fed to his clone.
* PsychopathicManChild: Freakazoid himself.
* PutOnABus: Ingmar the Mute Butler for Season 2 (in favor of Professor Jones)
* RedOniBlueOni: Freakazoid and Cosgrove. In the episode 'Two Against Freak', Roddy is also a Red Oni to Cosgrove's Blue. They're even, albeit unintentionally, wearing the right colors.
* RedShirt: Expendable Lad, though he only appeared once before retiring with a bruised clavicle
* RelaxOVision: The TropeNamer.
** It also featured a variation with Scream-O-Vision, whereupon anything remotely scary, from Candle Jack to kissing and was followed up by the word "Scream" and a small sound clip of people doing just that.
* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation
* RideTheLightning
* RoguesGallery: Freakazoid's consists of [[MyBrainIsBig The Lobe]], Candle Jack, [[ContemporaryCaveman Cave Guy]], Cobra Queen, [[ALoadOfBull Longhorn]], [[MasterOfDisguise Deadpan]] and Arms Akimbo. Actually this gallery appears as a group before each villain does individually, in fact, in the first episode a couple of villains (Eye of Newt and Booger Beast) are mentioned and seen among the group for the first and last time. Also, in the first season, Kid Carrion (a skull-faced, cowboy zombie whose character is never developed) appears various times with the group. Armando Gutierrez plays a large role in three Season 1 episodes and returns in Season 2, though only appears alongside the other villains in the finale. In the second season, Waylon Jeepers and a new villain named Vorn join the crowd, along with Invisibo and his swinging theme song.
** Booger Beast actually appears in the pre-credits sequence of a later episode.
* RunningGag: Quite a few.
--> '''Cosgrove''': "Hey, Freakazoid. Wanna go to the (insert odd place name here)?"
--> '''Freakazoid''': "Do I?!?!"
** From "Dexter's Date":
--> '''Dexter's Mom''': (from the car) Have a good time now!
*** From the same episode:
--> '''Lobe's Henchman''': That is one happy man.
** Such repetition of certain quotes pretty much became a OnceAnEpisode thing, especially during the second season.
*** From "The Island of Dr. Mystico":
--> '''Steph:''' That was quite a jolt, Freak!
* ScienceHero: ''Toby Danger'', seeing as he is an CaptainErsatz of ''JonnyQuest''.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Professor Jones.
* SecondaryCharacterTitle: Not the series as a whole, but the episode ''Heroboy''.
* 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.)
* SeriesContinuityError: "Dance of Doom" (the first episode) established Dexter's age as sixteen, but "The Chip Part One" (Freakazoid's origin story) had it as seventeen.
** Also, Mr. Chubbikins, typically orange, was white in the series finale.
* ShaggyFrogStory: Done hilariously, of course.
-->"I saw this once on an after-school special. Mary and Sally, best friends! They did absolutely everything together. Then one day, Mary fell in with the ''wrong crowd.'' And Mary didn't have time for Sally anymore. Sally would say, 'Wanna go play a game or pretend we're kitties?' and Mary would say 'Uh-uh, I'm in with the ''wrong crowd''.' Sally was so sad she ran home, climbed up a tree and started eating cookies. A ton of cookies. She got huge, HUGE, '''HUGE,''' '''''HUGE!'''''...got any cookies, Mike?"
* ShoutOut: To ''TheAndyGriffithShow'' in the theme song, among others.
** In "And Fan Boy Was His Name", Mike rings the cash register, saying he's [[Film/ItsAWonderfulLife giving angels their wings]].
*** Later, Fanboy's scene with MarkHamill mirrored the "Luke, I am your father" scene from ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
** In "Freak-a-Panel," after Joe gives him attitude, Freakazoid threatens to replace him with the announcer from ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim''.
** The time travel episode features an opening for a fake show called ''[[Series/QuantumLeap Quantum Freak]]'' which also features allusions to films like ''TheGraduate'' & ''TheDefiantOnes''.
** In "Dance Of Doom," Freakazoid segued to a proceeding scene by shouting "PULL DE STREENG!" a la Creator/BelaLugosi in ''GlenOrGlenda''. The cast added on the DVD commentary that it was actually inspired by watching ''Film/EdWood''.
** Freakazoid's costume was based on an early costume worn by ''Comicbook/{{Madman}}''. The creator of Madman was never given credit, however.
** "The Cloud"'s opening few scenes are from ''The Crawling Eye'' - which was also seen on MysteryScienceTheater3000.
** The "AWWWW, Freak out!" Dexter shouts to change is taken from the disco song "Le Freak" by Chic.
** Hero Boy to the 60's American dub of ''Anime/AstroBoy''.
* ShowWithinAShow: "Hero Boy", an ''Anime/AstroBoy'' parody that's Freakazoid's favorite cartoon, and "Real Life Police", a ''Series/{{COPS}}'' parody Cosgrove participates in.
* ShutUpHannibal: No, Jeepers, Freakazoid does not want to see something strange and mystical. He wants you to go away, leave the beavers alone, have a cup of coffee with cream or something and stop being creepy.
* {{Sidekick}}: [=FanBoy=], [[MeaningfulName Expendable Lad]], [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Foamy]] the Freakadog, and many others.
* UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud: Name-checked by the ExpositoryThemeTune.
* SpeakOfTheDevil: In his debut episode, Candle Jack abducts anyone who says his name.
* SpecialEffectFailure: Parodied. [[invoked]]
--> '''Joe:''' The special effects aren't very scary. Please pretend they are. Thank you.
** The scene is then shown with obvious wires holding up Invisibo's floating scepter and a device throwing Dexter to simulate an invisible man throwing him.
--> '''Joe:''' We've succeeded in embarrassing the network into giving us more special effects money! Thank you for pretending! You can stop now.
* SpecialGuest: MPAA president Jack Valenti, Actor MarkHamill, and TV Carpentry Show host Norm Abram all appear as themselves in various episodes.
* SpinningPaper: Played straight, but probably subverted somewhere knowing what we're dealing with.
* SpitTake: Turned into an OverlyLongGag when Fanboy surprises Freakazoid and he spits out far more papaya juice than could possibly be in his mouth or his cup, over the course of about a dozen individual spits.
** Well, he was [[DrowningMySorrows drowning his sorrows]] [[DrunkOnMilk in papaya juice]].
*** "I said bring me another one, CURSE YOUR TINY PAPER HAT!!"
* SssssnakeTalk: Cobra Queen. Cave Guy likes it.
-->'''Cobra Queen:''' Tell me more about my eyesssssssssss.
-->'''Cave Guy:''' I ''love'' the way you say 'eyes'!
* StandardSnippet
* StepfordSmiler: Dexter's mother, Debbie Douglas, smiles continually, no matter what's going on around her or what she's saying. Most likely a Type B, but Type C is hinted at, particularly in commentaries.
* StockFootage
* TheDayTheMusicLied: The Huntsman marches into the police station, ready to fight crime, his theme song blaring loudly away. Turns out it's always a false alarm, leaving the Huntsman with nothing to do.
* TheStoic: Cosgrove. Taken to an extreme in an episode in which Freakazoid and Cosgrove are trapped in a virtual reality game. Freakazoid, looking for a way out, repeatedly finds himself in [[OverlyLongGag very long falls]] back to where they started, and Cosgrove nonchalantly stands completely silent until he lands.
* StrawFan: Fanboy, though he isn't so much a parody of ''Freakazoid'' fans as comic book/sci-fi fans in general.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: Subverted by Mo-Ron and others.
* {{Superhero}}: Yes, subverted.
* TakeOurWordForIt: What Jeepers and Vorn did to the lady upstairs.
-->'''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!
* TakeThat: "The scariest thing in the world would be if they gave Sinbad another TV show!''"
** After averting Pearl Harbor, Freakazoid sees how he's changed things and first is Sharon Stone in ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'': "She's good. She's good. She's real good. Sharon Stone can act!"
*** Same episode also shows how the world is a better place: "No Chevy Chase movies" and "Rush Limbaugh is a bleeding-heart liberal!"
*** 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."
** "Diane Sawyer acts sincere, but she's really faking it."
** 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.
** In ''And Fanboy Was His Name'', Freakazoid is going through a comic convention looking for something he could give to Fanboy to get him to go away, and offeres him an autographed photograph of StanLee. Fanboy doesn't know who that is. (Freakazoid doesn't either.)
* TakingTheBullet: Non-fatal version, Steff pushes Freakazoid out of the way of Jeepers's Medusa watch, [[TakenForGranite getting turned into stone]].
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Freakazoid defeats Cobra Queen by subjecting her SnakeTalk to a tongue-twister. Afterward, he says, "[[LampshadeHanging I wonder why that worked]]?"
** Also, Cosgrove can do this to anybody in the show.
* TheTeaser: Many episodes featured a scene before the opening credits.
* TelephoneTeleport: There was a episode where the eponymous character traveled through a power line. Helped that he supposedly had the power of the entire Internet, which at the time the show was made was connected by phone modems.
* ThereWasADoor: In "Dexter's Date", Freakazoid crashes through a wall full of TV monitors while trying to stop the Lobe. The Lobe immediately scolds him for causing the damage and not using the door instead.
* TheyCalledMeMad: Directly invoked by Dr. Mystico. "They called me mad, insane, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Wendell!]]"
* ThreeShorts: The format used in the first season; in the second season, the show switched to doing full 30-minute stories.
* ThrowABarrelAtIt: TropeNamer shows up in short "Toby Danger in Doomsday Bet".
* TooDumbToLive: When Guitierrez wants to know Freakazoid's weakness.
-->'''Guitierrez:''' Oh, we're wasting time. What is your weakness?
-->'''Freakazoid:''' Well...
-->''(quick cut to Freakazoid in a cage)''
-->'''Freakazoid:''' ''(to self)'' Dumb, dumb, dumb! Never tell the villian how to trap you in a cage!
-->'''Guitierrez:''' You probably shouldn't have helped us build it, either.
-->'''Freakazoid:''' I know. Dumb!
** In one episode he gets arrested on this charge by the Idiotic Police.
* TookALevelInBadass: Freakazoid learns telekinesis. At first he fails utterly and only manages to hit himself in the head with a brick. When he gets angry though, he subconsciously masters the technique and effortlessly thrashes Cave Guy and Cobra Queen in battle. He doesn't use the ability in later episodes, though there were only ''two'' episodes left.
* TookALevelInDumbass: As the second season progresses, Steph seems to become more of [[TheDitz a ditz]] than she was before.
* TotallyRadical: The assistant in 'Virtual Freak'.
* TheUnfavourite: Dexter has shades of this, given that he was yelled at for blowing raspberries, yet Duncan could punch him a lot with little consequence.
* TheUnintelligible: Jocko. ''"Eeeeeeeeee!"''
* {{Unobtainium}}
* UpUpAndAway: Subverted, as Freakazoid doesn't fly.
** Indeed, he throws his arms out as he runs and yells, "WOOOOSSSSSSSHHHHHH".
** Despite being able to just [[TravellingAtTheSpeedOfPlot go anywhere he wants]] [[LightningCanDoAnything in a bolt of lightning]].
* UranusIsShowing : During episode 2, we are greeted to a spaceship zipping through space. Then out of nowhere, Freakazoid pops up, points at a planet, and gleefully states [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMOeV5MLOvc "That's Uranus!"]]
* ViewersAreGeniuses: It is pretty much impossible for any single person to catch every reference and allusion, as some can get exceptionally obscure (such as showcasing Venice Beach regulars circa 1995). Thankfully the show is funny enough that you don't need to get even half of them to enjoy it.
* VillainSong: "Bonjour, Lobey" in "Dexter's Date", a blatant parody of "HelloDolly".
* VillainsOutShopping: The Lobe in "In Arms Way" and "Virtual Freak".
* VillainTeamUp: Happens in "Relax-O-Vision" and "Two Against Freak".
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: [[InUniverse One episode]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_54h0l_4u8w&feature=related ends with Freak, Cosgrove and Steph watching]] ''[[XMeetsY Babeheart]]'', about "[[{{Babe}} a cute little pig]] [[{{Braveheart}} who slaughters the English]]" [[invoked]]
-->'''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.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never did find out who killed Sir Jeffry.
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys
* WholePlotReference: To TheCrawlingEye, of all things. The kid's demographic that the show was marketed to probably didn't get the joke, but [[ParentalBonus the kids' parents (or the kids themselves 10 years later)]] who were fans of early episodes of MST3K did.
** Subverted pretty regularly, though. While shows like WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} commit to their parodies once started, Freakazoid bails on them the second it'd be funnier to do something else. For example [[Film/TheGodfather The Freakazoid]] and [[{{Amadeus}} Normadeus]], where the parody they're doing last only for the first scene of the cartoon in question.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: A rare example of this being applied to a hero.
* 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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