YMMV / Freakazoid!

Roddy: You can't count on that!! Networks are fickle! They can drop you like a man with big oak fingers!
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Bob Chipman revisited the show in one of his Big Picture segments, and found it an incredible source of Values Resonance. He noted that at the time of the show, most people viewed the internet as the future of how we got information, not a completely screwy place as it was implied to be by Freakzoid being well, Freakazoid. Fast-forward and the Internet, while used for information, is a very screwy place indeed.
    • In the very first episode when Cave Guy is going on a rampage a narrator suddenly chimes in that only Batman can save the day... unfortunately, his show was on another network (Fox Kids) as opposed to Kids' WB!. Two years later, the his show was brought back as The New Batman Adventures and wound up airing on Kids' WB.
    • In the episode "And Fan Boy Is His Name", Freakazoid tries to bargain with Fan Boy to leave him alone by offering an autograph picture of Stan Lee and then both dismissing him as someone they never heard of. Fan Boy only leaves Freakazoid when he finds Mark Hamill signing autographs. Now, when you think about it, the routine was funny in and of itself in the 90's because Stan Lee created Marvel Comics, the biggest rival of Warner Brothers owned DC Comics, and Star Wars movies were distributed by 20th Century Fox, one of Warner Brother's oldest rivals. However, by 2012, both Marvel AND Star Wars were acquired by Warner's biggest rival of all!
    • Freakazoid once said that the scariest thing would be if Sinbad had a second TV series. Well, that never exactly happened, BUT...
    • Candle Jack: Unexplained entity that kidnaps people who know too much, especially children? Didn't something else like that crop up?
  • Jerkass Woobie: The Lobe. He's thoroughly, unrepentantly evil, and kind of pathetically adorable.
  • Memetic Badass:
    • Cosgrove is arguably one in-universe. He can stop any hoodlum by pointing at them and saying "Hey! Cut it out." He even got the Warner siblings to settle down in a comic crossover with Animaniacs, which was recognized as no small feat.
    • And let us not forget, Candle Jack can kidnap anyone who says... DANG IT!
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Candle...
      "I'm gonna need more rope!"
    • "Hey. Cut it out."
    • "Laugh with me, Jocko!"
    • The "You wanna see something strange and mystical?" scene has been getting a lot of usage in YouTube Poops lately.
    • "That's so very very sad."
  • Misaimed Marketing: The show's incredibly clever humor proved its downfall. The network promised to deliver the 2-11 demographic to advertisers. It flopped with them, but did well with the 18-34 demographic. Attempts to suggest to The WB to market it as such were completely ignored and the show was canceled as a result.
  • Moment of Awesome: Has its own page.
  • MST3K Mantra: "Just keep telling yourself: it's only a TV show."
  • Retroactive Recognition: Roddy MacStew later became the host of The Late Late Show.
  • Second Season Downfall: And depressingly so. See Misaimed Marketing above.
  • Spiritual Adaptation: While he has made appearances in animated shows, this is probably the closest we'll get to an Animated Adaptation of Deadpool.
  • Tear Jerker: Both in-universe and out. Steph is turned into a statue by a magic watch while saving Freakazoid from suffering the same fate. Immediately after, he falls at her feet and begins weeping, believing her to be dead. She gets better, but still.
    • The ending of A Matter of Love has Cosgrove silently lamenting the ashes of his dead billion-year-old girlfriend. Freakazoid warmly beckons him off and they walk away sadly into the sunset.
    • Roddy's goodbye letter at the end of "The Chip, Part 2" is very eloquent and touching.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Freakazette. A Distaff Counterpart for Freakazoid who not only didn't get a single line, but only appeared for all of three seconds in the entire series, during the "Freakazoid and Friends" song.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The show never focused on the relationship between Dexter and Freakazoid, and it was unclear whether Freakazoid was Dexter unhinged or an entirely separate character (Freakazoid himself acted like Dexter was a different person, but still considered Dexter's family his family). Likewise nothing ever came of Stephanie learning that Dexter and Freakazoid shared the same body.