1995 - 1997
CAST PAUL RUGG, EDWARD ASNER, TRESS MACNEILLE, JOE LEAHY
CREATOR TOM RUEGGER
Cyber nerd and social dweeblestein Dexter Douglas, while surfing the web one fateful night, gets swept into a digital techno-electro smash-up that bites him in the gigabytes and—ZAP!—goes from geek to freak. To Freakazoid, that is, a smart-mouthing, butt-kicking, mega-voltage superhero with things to do (unless there's something really good on TV). Things like battling super baddies Cave Guy and The Lobe, saving the world from zany, sometimes moronic ETs, ditching his tubby self-appointed sidekick Fanboy, snuggling up with girlfriend Steph (who disses Dexter but is loony-swoony for Freakazoid) and getting home in time to scarf down mom's sloppy joes.
The freaking funny misadventures of the 'Zoid were dreamt up by the looney toon minds behind Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs, led by series creator Tom Ruegger and given verbal verve from classic Amblin animation veterans including Paul Rugg, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker and Maurice LaMarche, joined by comedy greats including Edward Asner, Craig Ferguson, Stephen Furst, Jonathan Harris, Stan Freberg and cameos galore.
Freakazoid! ran for two seasons, for a total of 24 episodes, on the Weird Butt Network—er, The WB, from 1995-1997.