Animanicast 141: Discussing the First Episode of Freakazoid!

by The Animanicast

It’s time for the Animanicast: Discussing the First Episode of Freakazoid!

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs! Today Joey, Nathan and Kelly talk about the first episode of  Freakazoid and give it a water tower rating! This is cult-classic cartoon show had a big influence of Joey and Nathan growing up and it’s Kelly’s first time watching it! What will the three think of the show today? Listen to find out!

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, Pinky and the Brain, or Freakazoid! Today, your hosts talk about the premiere episode of Freakazoid which can be found on DVD as well as streaming on VRV! The three reflect talk briefly about the background of Freakazoid and their memories of watching it on Kids’ WB. Then they summarize and review each freaky segment!

Five Day Forecast

Our episode starts off with one word: Terror. But don’t worry! Freakazoid shows us that gray skies are gonna clear up!

The Dance of Doom

Students at Dexter Douglass’ high school are celebrating Daylight Savings Time but their good time is ruined when Cave Guy comes in and turns the event into a Dance of Doom! It’s up to Freakazoid to save the day and through some singing, fawning over girls, and slapstick! But what about the mysterious stranger who turns beavers into gold? What will he have to do with our narrative? Not much! This first main segment is bound to amuse and possibly confuse you!


Freakazoid has a new sidekick: Handman! Or is it just his hand? This hilarious segment starts off with some action and adventure and ends with an intimate love scene! There’s something for everyone with this cartoon, including multiple times where the cartoon could end… but decides to keep going anyway.

Phoenix Fan Fusion!

Nathan and Joey are scheduled to host an Animaniacs panel at Phoenix Fan Fusion on May 25th, 2019 at 10:30 am! If you’d like to see them, buy your passes now!

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The Animanicast is a podcast dedicated to the classic animated television series Animaniacs. Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly as they revisit each episode in the order in which they were released. They’ll discuss their favorite moments, jokes, characters as well as their memories of first watching the episode. Pop cultural references are also discussed in detail. (You might just learn some cool facts!) In the end, each episode receives a “Water Tower Rating” from the hosts. Cue up an episode of Animaniacs on DVD or Hulu and then listen to the Animanicast to keep the fun going!

Cover art by @jedishua Intro Music performed by Kontra5t

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