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->"''...In ''Freaked'', there's a scene where they throw a mutant kid out of an airplane and he falls thousands of feet to smack into the ground. And every time I'm about to trick myself into thinking I have a sophisticated sense of humor, I catch myself rewinding that scene five hundred times.''"
-->-- '''Creator/{{Seanbaby}}'''

''Freaked'' is a 1993 cult comedy movie co-written by, co-directed by, and starring [[Film/BillAndTed Alex]] [[Film/TheLostBoys Winter]].

The film centers around Ricky Coogan (Winter), an arrogant blockbuster actor and spokesperson for a company that produces toxic chemicals, who travels to South America to get a first-hand look at the chemical's effects. He finds himself at a mutant freak farm run by MadScientist Elijah C. Skuggs ([[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Randy Quaid]]), who eagerly turns Ricky into another subject for his freak machine.

It was originally pitched as a low-budget vehicle for the Music/ButtholeSurfers, but went through a number of rewrites, eventually developing into a BlackComedy set within a sideshow.

Also starring Creator/WilliamSadler, Brooke Shields, Creator/MrT as the bearded lady and an uncredited Creator/KeanuReeves as Ortiz the dogboy.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AlienGeometries: The freaks are all kept inside an outhouse, which...is much bigger from the inside.
--> '''Ricky''': ''Great use of the space.''\\
'''Skuggs''': ''Yeah, yeah. I learned it all from Bob Villa.''
* AnimatedCreditsOpening: In creepy Claymation.
* AnticlimaxCut: Pretty much the signature of Socko, who tells the story of his mutation by going straight from meeting Skuggs to having a sock for a head. [[spoiler: He even manages to pull this off later about his own death.]]
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Zygrot-24.
* BandageMummy: Ricky disguises himself as one to try and seduce Julie when it's apparent she vehemently opposes his sponsorship of Zygrot-24.
* BodyHorror: 80% of the cast.
* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler:Happens to Socko after he gets shot by the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot evil Rastafarian eyeballs with machine guns]]. Even though he has a sock puppet covering a human hand instead of a head.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The formula Skuggs gives to Ricky is meant to turn him into a hulking rage beast. However, because Skuggs ran out halfway through, Ricky is able to keep his wits about him... until the climax, when Skuggs finishes the procedure.
* BrickJoke: Early in the film, Ortiz chases after a squirrel, and in doing so, is pursued by the Rastafarian eyeballs. [[spoiler: He appears at the very end, having survived, and finally catches the squirrel!]]
** Ricky fails to complete an important operation, but it's okay, because he nabbed some tasty macaroons! Everyone's happy, save the Worm, who doesn't like them. [[spoiler: Turns out those macaroons contained the antidote for the transformation. Everyone turns back to normal...except the Worm, who didn't eat any.]]
* TheCameo: Ernie & Julie briefly turn into WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}} and Pokey during their mutation sequence. Gumby-Julie [[ADateWithRosiePalms starts pulling his pud]] and flips off Skuggs.
** Larry 'Bud' Melman inexplicably appears for a couple of random scenes at the freak show.
** Music/ButtholeSurfers vocalist Gibby Haynes is the audience member with the third eye tattoo who points out Socko has a hand under his sock.
** Creator/SamRaimi plays one of the cops on the cheesy TV show that Skuggs watches.
** Director Catherine Hardwicke (who served as production designer) appears as a freak show patron.
* ChekhovsGun: The macaroons. [[spoiler: They contain the cure for Zygrot-induced mutations.]]
* CompanionCube: One of the freaks is a hammer. [[spoiler: It used to be wrench.]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The CEO of the EES Corporation.
* CrazyPrepared: Skuggs has a little something just in case of "doublecrossing corporate greaseballs" but it probably doesn't count, since he ''is'' working with a company of double-crossing corporate greaseballs.
* TheDragon: Toad.
* EvilLaugh: Parodied. Turns out Elijah C. Skuggs just can't get enough of ''The Family Circus''.
** There's also "codename: Laughing Man", secretly [[spoiler:the CEO of EES]], whose dialogue over the phone is nothing but this.
--->'''Skuggs:''' ''I'm sorry, can you spell that for me?''\\
'''Laughing Man:''' ''Ha. Hoo. Hee. Heh. Hah.''\\
'''Skuggs:''' ''Okay, I got it.''
* EvilutionaryBiologist: [[spoiler:The EES Corporation]] proposes a deal with Skuggs to use his Zygrot-24-powered freak creator to mutate the working class into brainless drones. "It's a whole new master race! And we own the copyright!"
* FakeShemp: Creator/MrT walked off the set a few days before shooting wrapped, so they had to use a stand-in for the Bearded Lady in several scenes, and Lee Arenberg (The Human Flame) had to dub some of his lines.
* FormerChildStar: Ricky.
* TheFreakshow: The setting for the film.
* FunetikAksent: Everything Skuggs writes is spelled like it sounds. He calls his freak show 'Freek Land', featuring the 'Humin Werm' and 'Dawg Boy.' Even the 'enter' button on his keyboard is labeled 'ENTUR.'
* GenderBender: The Bearded Lady, played by Creator/MrT.
** [[spoiler: And Skuggs, who turns into Skye Daley.]]
* GranolaGirl: Julie.
* AHandfulForAnEye: Stuey takes out the [=RastafarEyes=] by tossing a handful of dirt at them, which works pretty well for a creature that's [[{{Oculothorax}} 90% naked eyeball]].
* TheHyena: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Laughing Man.]]
* HypocriticalHumor: Skuggs, the guy using dangerous fertilizer to make mutagenic compounds, makes sure to always pick up styrofoam cups from the ground. They're bad for the environment, you see.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: The climactic showdown between Ricky (dosed with the rage monster mutagen Skuggs came up with) and Stuey (dosed with the "good guy" monster mutagen the freaks came up with) involves Stuey trying to get Ricky to back down without fighting to the death.
* IronButtMonkey: Nothing can [literally] break Stuey Gluck, and an awful lot of things try to.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Ricky.
* {{Jerkass}}: Ricky.
* KarmicTransformation: [[spoiler:Skuggs mutates the EES executives into a giant shoe. A giant, moaning flesh shoe.]]
--> "''[[ShoutOut Now that's a really big shoooe!]]''"
* LargeHam: Keanu Reeves (yes, seriously) as Ortiz.
* TheLastStraw: When the freaks concoct their plan to use the Zygrot to make their own super-freak to defeat Skuggs once and for all, they constantly struggle with the amount of noise they make, but Skuggs seems to not notice any of it. Until someone accidentally knocks over an empty styrofoam cup.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: During the ATeamMontage.
* MadeOfPlasticine: In one scene, an enraged Rick pulls off a man's head like it's a wine cork, even with the appropriate accompanying sound.
* MayContainEvil: Zygrot-24.
* MegaCorp: The Everything Except Shoes Corporation (EES).
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Having their [[MultipleHeadCase bodies fused]] causes Ernie and Julie to take on mannerisms of the other, with Ernie at one point going through menstrual mood swings.
* MoralityPet: Stuey tries to be this for Ricky, but he's just too much of a {{Jerkass}}. [[spoiler: Until he finally lets the little troll into his heart.]]
* MultipleHeadCase: Julie and Ernie get turned into one of these.
* MysteriousMiddleInitial: Elijah C. Skuggs.
* {{Oculothorax}}: The Rastafareyes are literally walking eyeballs. Their pupils act as their mouths.
* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter: Played with, in that Skuggs needs time to actually get sufficient quantities of Zygrot-24. In fact, he runs out halfway through transforming Ricky, which is why he's TwoFaced through much of the film.
* OhCrap: Take a look at The Worm's face when [[spoiler:everyone else is cheering that the macaroons they ate but he refused held the cure for their mutations]].
* PaperThinDisguise: All of the freaks attempt to escape by dressing in milkman uniforms. At the same time.
* ProfaneLastWords: Toad, the BigBad's [[TheDragon right-hand (toad)man]], is silent for the whole movie but mutters "Aw shit" when the heroes blow him up by putting a lit dynamite stick on his prehensile tongue.
* {{Pun}}:
** The 'Hideous Frog Man' is just a guy in a scuba outfit. Who happens to be French.
** In a somewhat more obscure pun, there's a pair of Jamaican-accented {{faceless eye}}s named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rastafarian_vocabulary#I_words Eye and N. Eye]].
* RuleOfFunny: Pretty much what the entire film is running on.
* RunningGag:
** The clueless protester with a "I like Ike" sign shows up a few times, and in the last one he's ''impaled'' with the sign.
** The Oxford professor that appears during Beast Boy's theatre performance and gets injured a few times. Every time subtitles appear showing his name and occupation.
* SeverelySpecializedStore: Everything Except Shoes, of course.
* ShoutOut:
** ''Ghost Dude'' (''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey]]'').
** The head of the famous [[Film/The7thVoyageOfSinbad horned cyclops]] appears for a moment during Ernie and Julie's transformation.
** Stuey has at home a cardboard cutout of ''[=RoboDude=]'', that is essentially Coogan's face pasted on Franchise/RoboCop's body.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''The Idiot Box'', a short-lived sketch comedy show on Creator/{{MTV}}. The joke at the beginning about the Flying Gimp being destroyed is a reference to a recurring sketch called "Eddie the Flying Gimp from Outer Space."
* StylisticSuck: The laughably inept crayon drawing of Ricky's mutated form that Stuey tries to get various news organizations to run. [[spoiler: Which still somehow works.]]
* SurrealHumor
* TabloidMelodrama: When Stuey tries to get the info out on what happened to Ricky, Magazine/WeeklyWorldNews is the only one who takes him seriously and doesn't throw him out of the window (so Stuey throws ''himself'' out the window). [[spoiler: Somehow, it works, although the police apparently investigated three other stories in the ''WWN'' first.]]
* TakeThat:
** When Skuggs decides to mutate Ricky, Julie and Ernie into freaks, one of the settings on his computer is "Creator/MichaelJackson".
** [[spoiler:The fact that Skuggs' fate is to be mutated into Brooke Shields may also count.]]
* TestosteronePoisoning: "Macheesmo! ''Real'' cheese for ''real'' men! Now in a handy aluminum dispenser."
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: One trailer shows [[spoiler:Ricky and Stuey's final grotesque forms and the EES board being sprayed with Zygrot 24.]]
* TwoFaced: Ricky Coogan, after being mutated.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Ortiz is counting on this to get most of the freaks snuck out, but thinks that Ricky dressing like a milkman is just one milkman too many, and a knife fight ensues. Skuggs looks out and does note the unusual number of milkmen -- and decides that the knife fight is just because it's a really competitive route.
* VerbedTitle
* VisualPun: Skuggs' computer has a mouse that is an actual stuffed mouse.
* TheVoiceless: Toad. He gets one line after [[spoiler:accidentally eating a lit stick of dynamite]]: "[[OhCrap Aw,]] ''[[PrecisionFStrike shit!]]''"
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Ernie projectile vomits after seeing Ricky's hideous appearance. Julie tries not to throw up, but couldn't manage.
* WhatTheHellHero: Stuey, Julie, and many protesters call out Ricky for sponsoring the evil, toxic Zygrot-24.
* WithCatlikeTread: The comical version, where the freaks make plenty of noise when enacting Ricky's plan to stop Skuggs but he fails to notice them. And then someone [[SoMuchForStealth drops a styrofoam cup]].
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