Freakazoid! - Season 1
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Freakazoid! - Season 1

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As super geek Dexter Douglas (voice of David Kaufman) surfs the web one fateful night, he accidentally triggers a computer bug that sucks him into cyberspace, creating his alter ego, Freakazoid (Paul Rugg). He's a smart- mouthing, butt-kicking, mega-voltage superhero who is out to save the day -- unless there's something good on TV. Produced by Steven Spielberg's

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As super geek Dexter Douglas (voice of David Kaufman) surfs the web one fateful night, he accidentally triggers a computer bug that sucks him into cyberspace, creating his alter ego, Freakazoid (Paul Rugg). He's a smart- mouthing, butt-kicking, mega-voltage superhero who is out to save the day -- unless there's something good on TV. Produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and written by many of the same people who created Animaniacs and Tiny Toon Adventures, 1995-96's Freakzoid! foreshadowed the quirky cartoons to air on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim animation block in later years. Episodes are filled with pop culture, Hollywood in-jokes, and satire, with near stream-of-consciousness scripts. Guest voices were common on the show, including Ed Asner, Ricardo Montalban, Craig Ferguson, Bebe Neuwirth, David Warner, Tim Curry, Jonathan Harris, and Mark Hamill. Even Spielberg himself and legendary MPAA President Jack Valenti took turns behind the microphone. Freakazoid! originally aired on the WB's Saturday morning block of children's programming, and this set collects all 14 episodes of Season 1.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/29/2008
UPC:
0085391171850
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
5:00:00
Sales rank:
43,819

Special Features

Freakazoid: The Original Freak: How what started as a straightforward animated action hero evolved into a chaotically comic cartoon phenom; Freakazoid-less Freakzoid promos: Cruise ship parodies that promoted the series launch; Commentary on 3 key episodes by senior producer Tom Ruegger, voice of Freakazoid Paul Rugg and writer John McCann

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Freakazoid! - Season 1 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though it never achieved the popularity of Batman: the Animated Series or Animaniacs, Freakazoid played like an inspired mash-up of both, combining superheroic action with Pythonesque comedy. Though often compared to Ben Edlund's the Tick, Freakazoid's humor was different. Edlund was making fun of the more ludicrous aspects of comic book heroes and villains, using characters who were incapable of acknowledging how bizarre their lives were. Freakazoid, on the other hand, was in on the joke, and the laughs arose from his repartee with his friends, his enemies, and frequently, even his audience. Freakazoid didn't break the fourth wall as much as he just seemed to be unaware that it existed. The comedic differences between the Tick and Freakazoid are like those between the Office and Duck Soup. Both are very funny, but one has you laughing at the characters, and one has you laughing with them. I am very glad that Freakazoid has finally come to DVD, and hopefully a new group of fans can discover the sharpest, funniest, and most self-aware comedy that ever made a running gag out of the words "poo gas".
Guest More than 1 year ago
OMG finally this is coming to dvd. This has to be one of my all time favorite shows ever from when i was a kid and years later its still funny and it goes to show you're never too old to enjoy the show freakazoid. oh freak out!!!! recommend for any new or old fan. its the 1st season and yeah almost all of the episodes in the season were funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for this to come out on DVD. It is a super hero that can't fly but runs around in his long johns with hands in the air making swishing noises like he is flying. The humor will not be caught by younger children, but my teens think it is pretty stinkin' funny, as do I.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago