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Mid-90's Cartoon Crossover by Mr-DNA Mid-90's Cartoon Crossover by Mr-DNA
Once again I have juggled my drawing "skillz" and my responsibilities at work to bring you a rendition of comic and/or cartoon characters.

This was a gift for a friend of mine. We were both in high school when Saturdays were awesome because you could watch The Tick and Freakazoid. The Tick was a great superhero parody. I still haven't seen the live-action series, and I'm kinda afraid to, even though Patrick Warburton (David Putty, Brock Samson) is the shit. Freakazoid was another one o' them Spielberg-produced WB cartoons. Paul Dini and Bruce Timm (of Batman: The Animated Series fame) created it. It was a bit like Animaniacs, except without a goddamn song every thirty seconds.

From left to right, we have Arthur, Fanboy, The Tick, and Freakazoid. Arthur is an ex-accountant wearing a moth suit. Not a bunny suit. Fanboy is an annoyance. He felt that Freakazoid needed a sidekick after losing Expendable Lad in a tussle with a supervillain named Milkman. (Expendable Lad only suffered a bruised rib, but Freakazoid took it pretty hard and went on a papaya juice bender.) His powers are the ability to tail Freakazoid and go on long rants about sci-fi movies. I have updated his rants for summer 2006! The Tick is nigh invulnerable. 'Nuff said. Freakazoid's secret identity is Dexter Douglas. He was sucked into the Internet (the net was a bit of a novelty back in the mid-90's) and gained superpowers. He also becamse very silly. It should also be noted that even the creators of the show didn't much care for Dexter, as he was kind of a drag and didn't really need to be in the show once Freakazoid's origins were established. One episode featured Freakazoid speaking into a tape recorder saying, "Note to self: write Dexter out of the opening."

It's not entirely clear whether Dexter actually becomes Freakazoid, or if they are two separate entities that switch, like Billy Batson and Captain Marvel. Think about it. They both activate their powers with a "magic word," be it Freakazoid's "awww, Freak out!" or Capt. Marvel's "SHAZAM!" You know what else isn't entirely clear? That I can have a fiancee, let alone talk to a girl. Comparing Freakazoid and Captain Marvel? Jesus, what happened to me?

EDIT: Here's a [link] to the preview gif. Don't ask.
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:iconmdtartist83:
MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   General Artist
The mid 90s was gold...
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
yes...yes it was.
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:iconwhimsicaltales:
WhimsicalTales Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I love crossovers and this one takes the cake.
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:iconmr-dna:
Mr-DNA Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I love cake.
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:iconruyc:
Ruyc Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
This crossover MUST happen
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:iconbatosai7921:
batosai7921 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved Freakazoid! I always connected to him lol
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:iconallen-mikk:
allen-mikk Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Ah, gotta love the classics!
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:iconkabya19:
kabya19 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What kind of kryptonite is it.
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:iconzarth4:
zarth4 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
awesome.
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:iconcerberus144:
cerberus144 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
They could have breakfast together!

"Spooooon!"
"I have a bowl, good for me!"
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:iconcerberus144:
cerberus144 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Oh My god! My two FAVORITE SHOWS! Hell yeah!

:iconthetickplz: :iconfreakazoidplz:
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:iconringostarr911:
RingoStarr911 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
SPOON!
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:iconmr-dna:
Mr-DNA Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
AWWWWWW FREAKOUT!
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:iconringostarr911:
RingoStarr911 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I like Freakizoid better than the Tick but I just love SPOON!
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:iconsquireltacoz:
squireltacoz Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
lolz The Tick rox so hard!!!!!!!!!!! X3
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:icontheymightbejv:
theymightbejv Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
I just keep thinking about that episode where Arthur had his clone saying "I, Arthur" through most of the show. I just couldn't stop laughing.
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:iconthatwasawsome:
thatwasawsome Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
FREAKAZOID! Hit that fanboy and let him scrub... something that is so hard to scrub that he wont bother u anymore :)
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:iconalpine-dragon-queen:
Alpine-Dragon-Queen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww the poor Tick looks very confused! And Arthur look bored out of his mind, also I never got why they say it's a bunny suit....
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:iconpokirat:
Pokirat Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
*sigh* They don't make um like they used to, huh?
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:icontutysmokeslife:
TutySmokesLife Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
I loved "The Tick" :love:.Nice job :P :clap:.
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:iconlc85:
LC85 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, my only reason for liking Fanboy was watching him drive FREAKAZOID insane! :lmao: This hits his character dead on. I'm surprised he's not giving a rant about Heath Ledger's extraordinary role in "The Dark Knight". At least that would shave a few points off his "get a life!" scale :giggle:

Great job bringing back the cartoon classics! *GLOMPS FREAKAZOID!* :peace:
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Mr-DNA Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Well, this was a summer or two before Dark Knight, hence the Superman Returns reference. But yeah, I almost want to get the DVDs just for the Fanboy episode.

"Expendable Lad, we hardly knew ye."
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Heart-of-a-Villain Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
wow...the Tick...I used to ALWAYS watch that show!
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:iconmr-dna:
Mr-DNA Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Yeah, and I watched a lot of Freakazoid as well. I want to get the DVDs, but I'm afraid that I'll have grown out of it like Animaniacs.
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Heart-of-a-Villain Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
well, if you do that, send them to me! ;)
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intercido-erro Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
silly Freakazoid ^_^ you can launch him at villains to flatten them...or something >_> .....

great pic ^+^
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uber-grunt7 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
OHmygod... 8D so... familiar!

you just made my whole WEEK better.

OhCrapNostalgicTrain XD
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ApolloMasque Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally see Dexter and Freakazoid like Stanley Ipkiss and The Mask. When he becomes Freakazoid, he loses most of his inhibitions along with gaining superpowers. He was an innocent, nice guy to begin with, so that translated into being an off the wall, silly joker. I figure he eventually decided it was more fun being Freakazoid than Dexter and decided not to switch back one day.
I loved Freakazoid when I was a kid. It raised me into the fine, upstanding, schzophrenic young man that I am today.
"Welcome back to the show everyone I'm still fallliiiinnggg!"
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PunkerDog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Dude! You rock! You made the child in me twist and roll!! So i had to review my collection of freakazoid!.... That was so funny!!! And the Tick! I just have no words for that! I remember when the tick was Incognito working in the office, with his glasses, his little white and red tie, and his big blue uniform... that was just the funniest!!!
Thanks for the memories! ^^


P.s: Fanboy's rant it's also soooooooooo true!!! It may be the smartest rant he ever did!!! :P
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AcalaRae Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Wow! That's full of awesome!
*in a fanboy esque voice* Expendable lad was taken out by a bruised clavicle. :B
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RocketQueen13 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Oh. My. God.
That is the greatest idea ever.
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:iconpiratestar:
PirateStar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome, I miss those wonderful Saturdays...
death to fat fanboy! :fork: lol
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2plus2equalsFiSh Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Hahahaha I was just going to write the same thing Zolem ! I remember when the internet was only for smart nerdy people or something and there was a time when Dexter was online..I don't remeber if it was a forum or what but he was like "Am I the only ONE on?!"


Man, I miss both of those shows, I used to watch them all the time...and I can't believe I'm saying this but I agree with Fanboy XD
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Zolem Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
Oh God, it's Fanboy, run!!!! Ah89yfj4FDJAiuyy43ior *presses delete* *zaps into PC*
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Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
I know what Fanboy is ranting about and if I was there i'd kill him XD
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Mr-DNA Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
It's comments like this that make me fear for my life, because I'm the guy that wrote that rant. That said, I really liked Superman Returns. It's fun to rag on things you like.
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Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
LOL Sorry. No offense then. It's just, i've run into alot of people that honestly dislike Superman Returns for that reason and it really annoys me.
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ibrahx Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional Filmographer
this is so fuuunny!!!!! fanboy rules hahaha he is so funny!!! i loveit! fav and comments!!!! hehee congrats~
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Kids-at-heart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
love it :laughing:
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:icontea78isback:
tea78isback Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
omfg i could so imagine terry aka batman beyond meets fanboy!!!!XD
fan:hey your batman of the future
or batman beyond whatever i cant belive bruce let you become batman that is so cool blah blah blah blah blah
yap yap yap yap..
terry:O.O.......shut the hell up!!!!!>.<
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KoyoriTheMighty Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
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 a chocolate coating
Textbook case for Sigmund Freud
Freakazoid! Freakazoid!

Check out Dexter Douglas
Nerd computer ace
Went 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 the 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!!!
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:iconplayfulpuck:
PlayfulPuck Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007  Student General Artist
So much love for both of those guys, awesome how ya put um together! :D
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:iconzippo4k:
Zippo4k Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
Oh, Mr. Spock!:lol:
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EchoWing Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
I miss Freakazoid. The Tick not so much, as it's on TV, but Freakazoid I'd give a kidney to see again.

Seriously, I can get by on one.
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:iconcowprobe:
Cowprobe Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
Great stuff!

All we need is Tazmania's veiled Beatles references and it would be a 90's pile up.
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:iconintercido-erro:
intercido-erro Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
dude, I'd steal a kidney to see Freakazoid again >D>

I was never a Tick fan though=/
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:iconmr-dna:
Mr-DNA Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
Or its Hope/Crosby references.
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:iconmr-dna:
Mr-DNA Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
Or its Hope/Crosby references.
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stardove3 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is hilarious! I never would have thought to cross the two. I remember watching the Tick with my dad when I was still in the single digit age bracket. And I've always loved Freakazoid.
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Labhras Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not that old and i miss those cartoons. *sob*
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