List of Freakazoid! episodes

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Steven Spielberg Presents Freakazoid is an American animated series that lasted 24 episodes in two seasons from 1995 to 1997. Freakazoid lasted one complete season and part of a second season on its premiere network, Kids' WB, from September 9, 1995, until February 14, 1997, when it was cancelled due to low ratings.[1] However, the show was later picked up by Cartoon Network and was rebroadcast on April 5, 1997 and ends on March 29, 2003.[1]

This list shows both seasons. The episodes here are organized by the air dates in which the episodes were shown with their segments in their originally produced order. (For example, the episode "Statuesque" actually premiered on November 29, 1996, with its respective segments in a different order, but its airdate is given as June 6, 1997, the airdate in which it was shown with its segments in the original order.)[2] Most episodes were written by Paul Rugg and the directors for each cartoon varied.

Seasons[edit]

Season No. of
Eps.
Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1
1 13 September 9, 1995 February 17, 1996 July 29, 2008
2 11 September 7, 1996 June 1, 1997 April 21, 2009

Episodes[edit]

Season 1: 1995–1996[edit]

No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code[3]
1 "Five Day Forecast/The Dance of Doom/Handman" Ronaldo Del Carmen and Jack Heiter John McCann and Tom Ruegger September 9, 1995 (1995-09-09) 001

Five Day Forecast – Freakazoid announces the day's weather, getting more and more overexcited as he mentions more and more dangerous weather. He then comically calms down[4]
The Dance of Doom – Cave Guy invades a school dance and takes hostage, leaving one hero to save the day...unfortunately, that hero is on another network and thus Freakazoid must save the day.[5]

Handman – In an installment of The Sidekick Chronicles, Freakazoid introduces the network to his new "sidekick", Handman, who gets married to Handgirl.[6]
2 "Candle Jack/Toby Danger In Doomsday Bet/The Lobe" Scott Jeralds, Eric Radomski Paul Rugg, Tom Minton, Tom Ruegger September 16, 1995 (1995-09-16) 002

Candle Jack – Presented in Scream-O-Vision, on a camping trip in Camp Wennamigunnagohome with Steff, Freakazoid runs into the ghostly villain Candle Jack, who kidnaps and ties up anyone who says his name.[7]
Toby Danger In Doomsday Bet – A parody of Jonny Quest, the Danger family must stop a mad scientist from using the world's largest semiconductor to take over the world.[8]

The Lobe – The Lobe operates on a captured Freakazoid to figure out "what makes him tick", only to be blown up by a bomb from Freakazoid's head.[9]
3 "Mo-Ron/The Sewer Rescue/The Big Question/The Legends Who Lunch" Dan Riba Tom Ruegger, Paul Rugg September 23, 1995 (1995-09-23) 003

Mo-Ron – A UFO arrives in Washington, DC, proving the existence of 'unintelligent' life on other planets.
The Sewer Rescue – Lord Bravery answers a call for help from a rather unpleasant location.
The Big Question – Another alien arrives on Earth looking for the answer to a crucial question.

The Legends Who Lunch – Several retired superheroes tell stories about their adventures.
4 "And Fan Boy Is His Name/Lawn Gnomes: Chapter IV – Fun in the Sun/Frenching With Freakazoid" Scott Jeralds and Turk Flipnutt Paul Dini and John McCann September 30, 1995 (1995-09-30) 004

And Fanboy Is His Name – Fanboy desires to become Freakazoid's new sidekick... whether he likes it or not.
Lawn Gnomes: Chapter IV - Fun In The Sun – The origins of the prankish Lawn Gnomes are told.

Frenching With Freakazoid – Freakazoid teaches how to say the words in French: "Qui a coupé le fromage?" (Who cut the cheese?)
5 "Foamy The Freakadog/Office Visit/An Ode To Leonard Nimoy/Emergency Broadcast System/Conversational Norwegian" Ronaldo Del Carmen and Eric Radomski Paul Dini and Paul Rugg October 7, 1995 (1995-10-07) 005

Foamy The Freakadog – In an installment of The Sidekick Chronicles, Freakazoid remembers his rabid canine sidekick Foamy.
Office Visit – Lord Bravery struggles with bureaucracy when he learns that his name is already in use by a bakery.
An Ode To Leonard Nimoy – Fanboy shares his prose in obtaining a celebrity autograph.
Emergency Broadcast System – Freakazoid does an EBS test with his voice, and almost passes out in the process.

Conversational Norwegian – Freakazoid goes Scandinavian and teaches how to identify the narwhal in its own language.
6 "The Chip (Part 1)" Dan Riba Paul Rugg November 4, 1995 (1995-11-04) 006
The Chip (Part 1) - Dexter Douglas gets the new Pinnacle Chip for his computer. Dexter's pet cat steps on the keyboard and enters the secret combination of letters and numbers that sucks Dexter into the computer when he hits the "delete" key, turning him into Freakazoid.
7 "The Chip (Part 2) /Freakazoid Is History" Dan Riba Paul Rugg and Alan Burnett November 11, 1995 (1995-11-11) 007

The Chip (Part 2): Continuing from part one, Dexter unleashes Freakazoid for the first time in defeating the evil Guitierrez.

Freakazoid Is History: A strange mishap sends Freakazoid back in time to Pearl Harbor in World War II. Can Freakazoid's sense of justice alter history itself? Can he take his eyes off the hula girls long enough to do so?
8 "Hot Rods From Heck/A Time For Evil/Freakmobile Toy Line" Ronaldo Del Carmen, Jack Heiter John McCann November 18, 1995 (1995-11-18) 008

Hot Rods From Heck: Freakazoid has to stop evil villain Longhorn from stealing a missile using robotic hot rod cars and his super truck. The hero's new Freakmobile- which is featured in a fake in-show ad- helps him save the day, not to mention a special assist from the seventh-inning stretch.
A Time For Evil: The Huntsman arrives looking for some action. Too bad there isn't any.

Freakmobile Toy Line: Freakazod reaps the reward of his prominent use of the Freakmobile in "Hot Rods From Heck."
9 "Relax-O-Vision (Terror On The Midway)/Fatman And Boy Blubber/Limbo Lock-Up/Terror Palace" Scott Jeralds, Eric Radomski, Jack Heiter Paul Dini, Tom Ruegger, John P. McCann November 25, 1995 (1995-11-25) 009

Relax-O-Vision/Terror On The Midway: The Lobe's super-evil plan coincides with Kids' WB's new network standards to reduce the effect of cartoon violence, much to Freakazoid's dismay.
Fatman And Boy Blubber: Rotund superheroes stand up for a kid's right to have his lunch... at least until they realize his lunch is only a fattening sweet bun and go to extremes to prevent him from going too far.
Limbo Lock-Up: Freakazoid's odd jumping about and ranting is interrupted by the Idiot Police. Freakazoid must now choose between 30 days in prison or a fate worse than death...

Terror Palace: A false alarm brings the Huntsman out for nothing.
10 "In Arms Way/The Cloud" Dan Riba, Scott Jeralds Ken Segall, Paul Rugg December 16, 1995 (1995-12-16) 010

In Arms Way – Freakazoid's Christmas shopping is interrupted by Arms Akimbo's crime spree.

The Cloud – Freakazoid must find out why a mysterious cloud is turning people into clowns.
11 "Next Time, Phone Ahead/Nerdator" Eric Radomski, Jack Heiter Tom Ruegger, Paul Dini February 3, 1996 (1996-02-03) 011

Next Time, Phone Ahead – In a parody of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Mo-Ron is found and cared for by Freakazoid, who tries to help him "phone home."

Nerdator – A Predator-like alien abducts Earth nerds (including Dexter) so he can steal their tech savvy.
12 "House of Freakazoid/Sewer Or Later" Scott Jeralds, Ronaldo Del Carmen Paul Dini February 10, 1996 (1996-02-10) 012

House of Freakazoid – A werewolf who somehow knows about Dexter's secret identity visits his home to ask his assistance for a cure. Freakazoid sends him into the internet by exploiting the flaw. The werewolf is cured, but he did not change in any other way.

Sewer Or Later – Cobra Queen makes a getaway through the sewers, and Freakazoid doesn't want to go after her because sewers "smell like poo gas!"
13 "The Wrath of Guitierrez" Scott Jeralds Paul Rugg February 17, 1996 (1996-02-17) 013
The Wrath of Guitierrez - Using his authority in jail, Guitierrez manages to escape into the Internet and become a being similar to Freakazoid (but retains his sanity). He then begins draining power from Freakazoid, prompting him to jump into trap in the Interent to survive. Using a video game, Guiterrez has Freakazoid fighting for his life, but ultimately is thrown off a castle tower and into the digital abyss of the internet.

Season 2: 1996–1997[edit]

No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
14 "Dexter's Date" Jack Heiter Paul Rugg and Alan Burnett September 7, 1996 (1996-09-07) 014
Dexter' Date _ Dexter is on a date with Steph at a fancy restaurant, but is briefly forced to leave so as to deal with The Lobe. Due to an electrical accident, however, Freakazoid is unable to transform back into Dexter and is instead turning into different TV personalities, putting his date at risk. When The Lobe later arrives at the same restaurant (in a rousing parody of Hello Dolly!), Freakazoid is forced to ask him for help.
15 "The Freakazoid" Rich Arons and Jack Heiter Paul Rugg September 14, 1996 (1996-09-14) 015
The Freakazoid - In a parody of The Godfather, Freakazoid has to grant all requests made to him on his birthday. As a result, he cannot stop the Lobe's latest crime spree, since the Lobe requested that he leave him alone. Wakko Warner and The Brain from Animaniacs guest star.
16 "Mission: Freakazoid" Rich Arons and David Marshall John McCann September 28, 1996 (1996-09-28) 016
Mission: Freakazoid _ In a parody of Mission: Impossible, Freakazoid and his friends travel to Vuka Nova, the brutal police state, to rescue the Douglas Family (and the Mime Time mime from Animaniacs) from Chesky Beresch Prison.
17 "Virtual Freak" Peter Shin Melody Fox and John McCann November 2, 1996 (1996-11-02) 017
Virtual Freak - The Lobe traps Freakazoid and Cosgrove in a shoot-'em-up video game, while the characters they were playing as wreak havoc in the real world.
18 "Hero Boy" Jack Heiter and Rich Arons Paul Rugg, Tom Sheppard, and Wendell Morris November 9, 1996 (1996-11-09) 018
Heroboy - Guitierrez returns (though now scarred due to their previous encounter). After many comical misunderstandings on what Freakazoid's weakness is, Guitierrez tricks the heroic moron into making himself a prisoner and sends a "Freaka-Clone" out in his place so as to ruin Freakazoid's reputation.
19 "A Matter of Love" Rich Arons Paul Rugg and Lisa Malone November 16, 1996 (1996-11-16) 019
A Matter of Love Cosgrove begins dating cosmetics queen Mary Beth, ignoring poor Freakazoid in favor of her. As Freakazoid starts filling the hole Cogrove left, he notices Mary Beth revealing herself to be a green-colored monster. Now Mary Beth wants to take Freakazoid's essence to maintain her eternal youth, and Cosgrove is forced to decide between his friend and his monster of a girlfriend.
20 "Statuesque" Peter Shin John McCann November 29, 1996 (1996-11-29) 020
Statuesque - Waylon Jeepers has finally perfected his Medusa Watch, which turns humans and pigeons into stone. When Steph gets petrified, Freakazoid must seek a cure.
21 "Island of Dr. Mystico" Rich Arons and David Marshall Jed Springarn February 7, 1997 (1997-02-07) 021
The Island of Dr. Mystico - While flying a plane of his arch-villains to a new prison, Freakazoid (unsurprisingly) ends up crashing the plane on an island. As Candle Jack scares Prof. Jones and Cobra Queen helps Steph fix the plane, Freakazoid, Cosgrove, and the other villains go out into the jungle to look for provisions but are abducted by the evil Dr. Mystico. Leonard Maltin guests stars as himself.
22 "Two Against Freak" Rich Arons and Jack Heiter Ken Segal February 14, 1997 (1997-02-14) 022
Two Againist Freak - Cave Guy and Cobra Queen have joined forces to obtain the Diamond Hat of the Czars, while Freakazoid tries to learn the art of telekinesis with his mentor. However, due to his mental instability, Freakazoid ends up hitting himself in the face repeatedly with bricks (developing a phobia of them in doing so).
23 "Freak-A-Panel/Tomb of Invisibo" Rich Arons and Peter Shin Mitch Watson May 31, 1997 (1997-05-31) 023

Freak-A-Panel: While pursuing Cave Guy at a TV/comic book convention, Freakazoid takes in the sights, discovers to his disappointment that everyone's more interested in Superman than him, and even learns Klingon.

Tomb of Invisibo: An invisible villain from ancient Egypt has been released, and is causing havoc throughout the world.
24 "Normadeus" Rich Arons and David Marshall Paul Rugg June 1, 1997 (1997-06-01) 024
Normadeus - The Lobe has committed the most heinous crime ever: kidnapping Norm Abram and forcing him to build the ultimate weapon against Freakazoid: a giant wooden horn built to shatter Freakazoid to bits. The show (and the series) ends with the entire cast coming out in a group rendition of "We'll Meet Again". Series Finale.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lenburg, Jeff (1999). "Steven Spielberg Presents Freakazoid [Television Series]". The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons (Second ed.). New York, New York: Checkmark Books. p. 520. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. 
  2. ^ "Freakazoid! episodes". Toon Zone. Retrieved 2007-06-30. 
  3. ^ "Freakazoid! a Titles & Air Dates Guide". epguides.com. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  4. ^ "Five Day Forecast". Freakazoid!. Season 1. Episode 1. 1995-09-09. Kids' WB!.
  5. ^ Writer: John McCann; Director: Ronaldo Del Carmen (1995-09-09). "Dance of Doom". Freakazoid!. Season 1. Episode 1. Kids' WB!.
  6. ^ Writer: Tom Rugger; Director: Jack Heiter (1995-09-09). "Handman". Freakazoid!. Season 1. Episode 1. Kids' WB!.
  7. ^ Writer: Paul Rugg; Director: Scott Jeralds (1995-09-16). "Candle Jack". Freakazoid!. Season 1. Episode 2. Kids' WB!.
  8. ^ Writer: Tom Minton; Director: Scott Jeralds (1995-09-16). "Toby Danger in Doomsday Bet". Freakazoid!. Season 1. Episode 2. Kids' WB!.
  9. ^ Writer: Tom Ruegger; Director: Scott Jeralds (1995-11-16). "The Lobe". Freakazoid!. Season 1. Episode 2. Kids' WB!.