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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The ending of the "Fatman and Boy Blubber" sketch can be interpreted as either [[{{Hypocrite}} Fatman and Boy Blubber bullying Louis for his food right after defending him from bullies picking on him for his obesity]] or [[WellIntentionedExtremist forcibly trying to confiscate Louis' sweet buns so that he has a better chance at being physically healthy]].
* BaseBreakingCharacter: Stephanie. Some fans like her, others ''can't '''stand''' her'' (mainly because of her BitchInSheepsClothing and LovesMyAlterEgo attitude).
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment:
** In a show this nutty, there's bound to be some. Most notably, any CutawayGag cutting to some live-action StockFootage.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehw5YH9wEDY "The Chip, Part 2" ended with a video of a man wrestling a bear for no reason]], if only because [[AsHimself Dr. Jack Valenti]] said it would be featured in the story's prologue.
** Whenever Cosgrove appears, it's usually so he can invite Freakazoid out to random activities mid-adventure, and then [[ContinueYourMissionDammit remind Freakazoid to get back to the plot]].
* BrokenBase: Which were funnier: the stream-of-consciousness skit-based episodes or the more structured, story-driven 20-minute episodes? In general, most fans like both, but there's some debate over whether or not the story ones have the same charm as the skit ones.
* CrazyAwesome: Freakazoid. He's such a lunatic, even his theme song feels the need to warn you. He's no less awesome for it.
* CultClassic: The show was not immensely popular on its original run, but was VindicatedByReruns and has a ''pretty damn massive'' fanbase for a cartoon its age in the modern day.
* DiscreditedMeme: Candle Jack is [[SubvertedTrope discre--]]
* EarWorm:
** ''Where did he go, that Invisibo...''
** Hunt, hunt, hunt, he's The Huntsman!
** The theme song.
** ''You're a mean one nasty Looobe!''
** ''His grip is firm, never quavery / Britannia's superhero, he's Lord Bravery!''
* EndingFatigue: As noted on the audio commentary, there are several points where "Handman" could've ended, but the short kept going anyway. Tom Ruegger (who wrote it) copped to this trope, but Paul Rugg sincerely believed it made the short funny and that it freed them up to be as silly as possible in later episodes.
-->'''Paul Rugg:''' If [[Creator/StevenSpielberg Steven]] said this was okay, we were golden.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** The great Sergeant Mike Cosgrove's underplaying ''everything'' is as funny (if not more) than LargeHam Freakazoid.
** JustForFun/CandleJack made a big enough impact to spawn his own me
* FoeYay: It's heavily implied the only reason The Lobe commits crime is so Freakazoid will chase him.
* FridgeBrilliance: Why is stone-serious, emotionally blank Sgt. Cosgrove friends with someone as off-the-wall nutty as Freakazoid? Because Freakaoid has [[LargeHam enough personality for the both of them]]!
* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
** The end line "He's here to save the nation/So stay tuned to this station/If not, we'll be unemployed..." (and the shot of the cast members in [[BankruptcyBarrel barrels]] to illustrate this) stops being funny when you realize that this show was canceled before its time due to low ratings.
** Not only is there a skit with Princess Diana, in the skit she hits on Freakazoid.
* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: [[Funny/{{Freakazoid}} Has its own page.]]
* GrowingTheBeard: Episode six, when the show dropped the skits and starting focusing on episodes with real stories in them that developed Freakazoid's main cast.
* HarsherInHindsight:
** The opening credits sequence described in FunnyAneurysmMoment above.
** Similarly, Roddy and Freakazoid have the following exchange in "Two Against Freak":
-->'''Roddy:''' [[MindOverMatter Strength and speed will only take you so far, lad.]]\\
'''Freakazoid:''' [[SmugSuper It got me a second season!]]\\
'''Roddy:''' [[SuddenlyShouting You can't count on that!!]] [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Networks are fickle!]] [[TemptingFate They can drop you like a man with big oak fingers!]]
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Creator/BobChipman [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/6335-The-Prophesy-of-Freakazoid revisited the show in one of his Big Picture segments]], and found it an incredible source of ValuesResonance. 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 [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman]] can save the day... unfortunately, his show was on another network (Creator/FoxKids) as opposed to Creator/KidsWB. 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 Creator/StanLee and then both dismissing him as someone they never heard of. Fan Boy only leaves Freakazoid when he finds Creator/MarkHamill signing autographs. Now, when you think about it, the routine was funny in and of itself in the 90's because Stan Lee created Creator/MarvelComics, the biggest rival of Warner Brothers owned Creator/DCComics, and Franchise/StarWars movies were distributed by Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, one of Warner Brother's oldest rivals. However, by 2012, both Marvel AND Star Wars were acquired by [[Creator/{{Disney}} 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, [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse BUT...]]
** JustForFun/CandleJack: Unexplained entity that kidnaps people who [[HeKnowsTooMuch know too much]], especially children? [[WebOriginal/SlenderManMythos Didn't something else like that crop up]]?
* JerkassWoobie: The Lobe. He's thoroughly, unrepentantly evil, and kind of pathetically adorable.
* MemeticBadass:
** 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 [[http://majorspoilers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Ani4.jpg comic crossover]] with ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', which was recognized as no small feat.
** And let us not forget, JustForFun/CandleJack can kidnap ''anyone'' who says... [[OhCrap DANG IT!]]
* MemeticMutation:
** [[JustForFun/CandleJack Candle Jack]] [[InterruptingMeme is well kn--]]
--->"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 WebAnimation/{{YouTube Poop}}s lately.
** "That's so very very sad."
* MisaimedMarketing: 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 Creator/TheWB to market it as such [[ScrewedByTheNetwork were completely ignored]] and the show was canceled as a result.
* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: [[Awesome/{{Freakazoid}} Has its own page.]]
* MST3KMantra: "Just keep telling yourself: ''it's only a TV show.''"
%%* NightmareFuel: Emmitt Nervend.
* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Creator/CraigFerguson Roddy MacStew]] later became the host of ''Series/TheLateLateShow''.
* SecondSeasonDownfall: And depressingly so. See MisaimedMarketing above.
* SpiritualAdaptation: While he has made appearances in animated shows, this is probably the closest we'll get to an AnimatedAdaptation of ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}.
* TearJerker: 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. [[spoiler: She gets better, but still.]]
** The ending of ''A Matter of Love'' has Cosgrove silently lamenting the ashes of his [[spoiler: 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.
--->'''Freakazoid:''' [[ManlyTears That made water come out my eyes.]]
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/kidswb/images/9/92/Freakazette.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20080731180923 Freakazette]]. A DistaffCounterpart 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.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: 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.
* WeirdAlEffect: How many kids recognized the "Sneaking Song" from "The Island of Doctor Mystico" as "Carefully on Tiptoe Stealing" from ''Theatre/HMSPinafore''? Humorously enough, Paul Rugg would later direct an ammeter production of it!