The WB and Amblin’s Freakazoid, from the same team behind Animaniacs, was not a ratings success when it ran for two seasons on the brand-new Kids WB block. But after the reruns began running on Cartoon Network it started attracting a cult following that grew larger every year — but it wasn’t enough to produce new episodes.
Of course, lately WB and Amblin have been resurrecting their 90s hits with a new Animaniacs (coming to Hulu in just ten days) and a new Tiny Toons just announced for 2022. That’s got people wondering…why not Freakazoid as well? And we seemed to get a big hint that it might be possible. Late last year Paul Rugg, the voice of Freakazoid, made a cryptic post on social media where he stated that he just got to play a role “I never thought I’d get to play again.” He ended the post with “whooshes off,” referencing the way Freakazoid would pretend-fly around the city (as he couldn’t actually fly).
Those who noticed the post from Rugg had their hopes up that it meant a Freakazoid reboot, but he has now revealed what the gig actually was — and it’s not that. But it’s good enough. Rugg was hired to reprise The Freak for a special Teen Titans Go episode that will air on Cartoon Network this coming weekend.
“”Last year the folks at Teen Titans Go sent me a script and it was pretty funny,” Rugg said. “They asked me to add a few things. I did and we recorded last December!” Rugg added that “they got the band back together” and that Ed Asner (Sgt. Cosgrove), David Warner (The Lobe) and Joe Leahy (The Announcer) would also be appearing in the episode.
It’ll be awesome to see Freakazoid again, even for just eleven minutes. For those who might still feel let down, a full-fledged Freakazoid reboot is always still possible.