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By Matt Springer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Manic superhero comedy offers nonstop laughs for all ages.

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age 7+

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age 10+

A show before it's time

Unfrountely cut short, likely due to the internet and computers, at the time, being a niche idea, the show itself captures the feel and attitude of the internet in the internet incarnate, Freakazoid. The feel and attitude of the modern era internet, that is, without resorting to nothing but memes and references, though both of that era are there, somewhat. What references and ancient memes that do pop up are carefully placed and well-made, though sometimes excessive amounts can be a turnoff, such as a episode where some jokes were merely making current celebrities appear without doing anything with them. A for-warning, the show, while carefully placing these references, they are to the current time, and a few have fallen out of the public eye, despite many of the even once obscure coming into full light and attention due to the resurgence of interest in the retro among most frequenters of the web. So, you might find yourself wondering ,and the kids will too, "What was that about?" with no real laugh to be had. Thankfully, another joke or reference will hit perfectly and you'll be back to enjoying the experience. Defiantly recommended for the kids and adults alike, though it's best served to the internet-experienced, given how it really makes the character all the more lovable as an expression of the SFW side of the web. If your kids ask you what a codebook is, please tell them. It's just waiting to end up being a interesting tale of ancient tech.

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In many ways, Freakazoid! was a cartoon ahead of its time. Airing only for two seasons between 1995 and 1997, its frantic comedic style and parody of superhero and action cliches could be seen to influence such diverse animated series as Family Guy, The Venture Bros., and Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

If you're an animation historian, the show's pretty important. If you're just looking for an offbeat, unique series to enjoy with your kids, the show's pretty entertaining, too. It's hard to overestimate just how fast and furious the jokes fly; if you don't like one, wait a few seconds and another will take its place. The oddball sensibility and overall tone of anarchy is perfect for kids, but the show also demonstrates intelligence and wit. In other words, it's the kind of chaos you may want to introduce to your children, especially if they've been subsisting on a standard diet of Transformers, Clone Wars, Young Justice and other deadly serious animated shows. Freakazoid! is the perfect antidote, and teaches an important lesson: Sometimes it's OK to laugh and not take everything so seriously.

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