Animanicast 156: Discussing Freakazoid: “And Fanboy is His Name”

by The Animanicast

It’s time for the Animanicast with another discussion of Freakazoid!

Join the hosts of the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs! Today Joey, Nathan and Kelly talk about Freakazoid episode four featuring “And Fanboy is His Name” as well as the first (and only) cartoon featuring the Lawn Gnomes!

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 Freakazoid Episode four featuring the segments “And Fanboy is His Name,” “The Lawn Gnomes” and some silly Freakazoid segments.

Poseidon Adventure Parody

A giant wave… of hair is approaching the Poseidon cruise ship! It’s Freakazoid, and he wants you to watch the show!

And Fanboy is His Name

A fan-favorite segment of Freakazoid, this is our first introduction to Fanboy as he desperately tries to convince Freakazoid to let him be his new sidekick. This segment gives us one of the world’s longest spit takes, and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill! It also has plenty of other things for the hosts to geek out about.

Lawn Gnomes Chapter IV: Fun in the Sun

This is a controversial segment of Freakazoid, in that you either don’t like it or you REALLY don’t like it.  Or maybe you DO like it. The point is, this is your ONLY chance to hear about this one off segment of the Lawn Gnomes.  There are plenty of interesting things to discover about this segment, including the wide variety of famous voice actors as well as the true identity of the mysterious director Turk Flipnutt… maybe?

Frenching with Freakazoid

In the closing segment, Freakazoid teaches some essential French phrases. Namely, how to ask “Who cut the cheese?”

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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!

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