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The lyrics to the theme song are by Tom Ruegger, and the music is by Richard Stone. The song won the 1996 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Original Song.

Lyrics Edit

Super teen extraordinaire 

Freakazoid Freakazoid 

Runs around in underwear 

Freakazoid Freakazoid 

Rescues Washington, D.C. 

Freakazoid Freakazoid 

Unless something better's on TV 

Freakazoid Freakazoid 

His brain's overloading

It has chocolate coating

Textbook case for Sigmund Freud

Freakazoid Freakazoid.

Check out Dexter Douglas

Nerd, computer ace

Was surfing on the internet and was zapped to cyberspace

He turned into the Freakazoid

He's strong and super quick

He drives the villains crazy cause he's a lunatic

His home base is thee Freakalair

Freakazoid Fricassee

Floyd the barber cuts his hair

Freakazoid, Chimpanzee.

Rides around in the Freakmobile

Freakazoid, Freakazoo

Hopes to make a movie deal

Freaka me, Freaka you

He's here to save the nation

So stay tuned to this station

If not we'll be unemployed

Freakazoid, Freakazoid

FREAKAZOID!

CharactersEdit

Versions Edit

There are a few variations on the main title.

Chimpanzee Edit

Four different shots are used for the "chimpanzee" line throughout the series:

  • A live action jumping chimp (Episode 1, Episode 8, Episode 10, Episode 11, Episode 13, Episode 15, Episode 16, Episode 22)
  • Two animated chimps (Episode 2, Episode 7, Episode 17)
  • A live action chimp wringing his hands (Episode 3, Episode 6, Episode 9, Episode 18, Episode 21, Episode 23)
  • A live action chimp with a cowboy hat (Episode 4, Episode 5, Episode 12, Episode 14, Episode 19, Episode 20, Episode 24)

Free Kazoo Edit

While most episodes feature a shot of Freakazoid behind bars for the "Freakazoo" line, a shot of the package for a Free Kazoo appears in all of the episodes with the "hand-wringing chimp," with the exception of Episode 3 (i.e., in Episodes 6, 9, 18, 21 and 23).

Other Variations Edit

The main title to Episode 7 has a subliminal Emmitt Nervend cameo spliced in.

Episode 6A features a Spanish-language version of the main title.

Trivia Edit

  • The theme song won the 1996 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Original Song.
  • Floyd the Barber is a character from The Andy Griffith Show.
  • The main title was storyboarded by first season producer Mitch Schauer.[1]
  • Freakazoid playing the villains' heads like a xylophone is very similar to a shot in the Animaniacs main title.
  • In the shot of Freakazoid hitting the villains in the head with mallets, three characters to the far right appear to be gargoyles, poking fun at the rival animated series from Disney. One of the characters seems to have a haircut similar to Goliath on Gargoyles.
  • The shot of the TV features the actual, annoyingly large, opaque and distracting logo that Kids' WB! put in the right hand corner of all broadcasts during the time when Freakazoid! was on the network.
  • In "Freakazoid Is History!" Freakazoid says he wants to cut Dexter out of the main title.

References Edit

  1. Audio Commentary on Episode 11.

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