Island of dr mystico

"Island of Dr. Mystico" is Episode 21 of Freakazoid! It aired on February 7, 1997, as the eighth episode of season 2. It was written by Jed Spingarn and directed by Rich Arons and Dave Marshall. The episode was beloved by critics, but they turned on it when they learned that it wasn't European.

Synopsis Edit

Freakazoid, with the help of Steff, Cosgrove and Prof. Jones, is transporting his greatest enemies via plane to the remote country of France, Europe. The plane crashes on an island where the sinister Dr. Mystico is carrying out his bizarre experiments.


Other Edit

Main Title Version: hand-wringing chimp; free kazoo

Gag Credit: The part of “The Island” was played by our mixing supervisor, Richard Freeman

Tag: Steff says, “That was quite a jolt, Freak”

Trivia Edit

  • The episode parodies H. G. Wells's The Island of Dr. Moreau, and in particular the 1996 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando (who is caricatured in the episode).
  • "Carefully on Tiptoe Stealing" is quoted nearly verbatim from the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta H.M.S. Pinafore, which also provided the tune for the Lord Bravery Intro and was a parody source for the Paul Rugg-scripted Animaniacs short "H.M.S. Yakko." One of the few changes is to add a reference to the Disney film That Darn Cat!
  • The opening premise of this episode, criminals being transported en masse via airplane, may have been derived from the Nicolas Cage movie Con Air, which was released four months after this episode aired.
  • This is the only Freakazoid! episode written by Jed Spingarn. He went on to become a series writer on the third season of Pinky and the Brain.
  • The Freakazoid! team's caricature of Henry Kissinger first appeared in the intro to "Mission: Freakazoid."
  • "That was quite a jolt, Freak," parodies a line reading by Norma McCarty in Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space: "It was quite a jolt, Jeff!"

Voice Credits Edit

Paul Rugg as Freakazoid

Edward Asner as Sgt. Cosgrove

Jonathan Harris as Professor Jones

Tracy Rowe as Steff

David Warner as The Lobe

Jeff Glen Bennett as Cave Guy

Maurice LaMarche as Longhorn

Tress MacNeille as Cobra Queen

Tim Curry as Dr. Mystico

Leonard Maltin as Himself

Jim Cummings as Ape Monster

Joe Leahy as Our Announcer

References Edit

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