Freakazoid References Guide
"Nerdator"
NERD: I have tickets for Yo-Yo Ma… wanna go?
Yo-Yo Ma is a highly respected French-born (ohohohohoho YES REALLY S2G) American cellist, a child prodigy who was performing by age 5 and has since received 15 Grammys and a bunch of shiny medals.

"Nerdator"

NERD: I have tickets for Yo-Yo Ma… wanna go?

Yo-Yo Ma is a highly respected French-born (ohohohohoho YES REALLY S2G) American cellist, a child prodigy who was performing by age 5 and has since received 15 Grammys and a bunch of shiny medals.

"Nerdator"
The titular Nerdator’s name and character design are a takeoff on the alien from the Predator franchise. They even used the same font for the title!

"Nerdator"

The titular Nerdator’s name and character design are a takeoff on the alien from the Predator franchise. They even used the same font for the title!

"Next Time, Phone Ahead!"
Although not explicitly mentioned, Bo-Ron clearly chose Sprint as his phone service provider, since he’s shown being thanked in a rather demonstrative fashion by actress Candace Bergen, Sprint’s TV pitchwoman during her starring run on Murphy Brown (1988-1998).

"Next Time, Phone Ahead!"

Although not explicitly mentioned, Bo-Ron clearly chose Sprint as his phone service provider, since he’s shown being thanked in a rather demonstrative fashion by actress Candace Bergen, Sprint’s TV pitchwoman during her starring run on Murphy Brown (1988-1998).

heyantny:

This is most likely a reference to the Herb Alpert album Whipped Cream & Other Delights. Hope this helps.
freakazoid-references:

"Next Time, Phone Ahead!"
Help me out here, guys: an album cover with a spray can and a topless (or nearly topless) woman on it capped off by what appear to be the words “Here Alfred”? Does this have any sort of significance?



Good work, Detective Antny! You are not a weenie!
Original post updated.

heyantny:

This is most likely a reference to the Herb Alpert album Whipped Cream & Other Delights. Hope this helps.

freakazoid-references:

"Next Time, Phone Ahead!"

Help me out here, guys: an album cover with a spray can and a topless (or nearly topless) woman on it capped off by what appear to be the words “Here Alfred”? Does this have any sort of significance?


Good work, Detective Antny! You are not a weenie!

Original post updated.

"Next Time, Phone Ahead!"
DEXTER: Uh, he’s a rare Peruvian spidermonkey.BO-RON: Oo! Oo! Oo! Pretty Amy! Pretty Amy! Good monkey!
Bo-Ron is imitating Amy, the ASL-capable gorilla from Michael Crichton’s Congo (1980), the dull sci-fi “thriller” adapted for the big screen with disastrous results in 1995.

"Next Time, Phone Ahead!"

DEXTER: Uh, he’s a rare Peruvian spidermonkey.
BO-RON: Oo! Oo! Oo! Pretty Amy! Pretty Amy! Good monkey!

Bo-Ron is imitating Amy, the ASL-capable gorilla from Michael Crichton’s Congo (1980), the dull sci-fi “thriller” adapted for the big screen with disastrous results in 1995.

"Next Time, Phone Ahead!"
FREAKAZOID: Diane Sawyer acts sincere, but she’s actually faking it.
Diane Sawyer is a TV journalist who co-anchored ABC’s Primetime Live (currently known merely as Primetime) with Sam Donaldson from 1989 to 1998; she then returned in 2000 and is still there. She’s also the current weekday anchor of ABC World News.

"Next Time, Phone Ahead!"

FREAKAZOID: Diane Sawyer acts sincere, but she’s actually faking it.

Diane Sawyer is a TV journalist who co-anchored ABC’s Primetime Live (currently known merely as Primetime) with Sam Donaldson from 1989 to 1998; she then returned in 2000 and is still there. She’s also the current weekday anchor of ABC World News.

"Next Time, Phone Ahead!"
The bit with the father’s underwear drawer is underscored with the song This Old Man. You know, the one who played nick-nack all the time.

"Next Time, Phone Ahead!"

The bit with the father’s underwear drawer is underscored with the song This Old Man. You know, the one who played nick-nack all the time.

"Next Time, Phone Ahead!"
The Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote clip Freakazoid shows Bo-Ron is from the Chuck Jones-directed Merrie Melodies cartoon Whoa, Be-Gone! (1958).

"Next Time, Phone Ahead!"

The Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote clip Freakazoid shows Bo-Ron is from the Chuck Jones-directed Merrie Melodies cartoon Whoa, Be-Gone! (1958).

"Next Time, Phone Ahead!"
FREAKAZOID: And so, life began with my new friend. He said his name was…BO-RON: Eeeehh, Bo-Ron!FREAKAZOID: And he came from the distant planet…BO-RON: Eeeehh, Barone’s!
More obscure SoCal humor: Barone’s Famous Italian Restaurant in the Valley Glen portion of Los Angeles, founded in 1945 and marketed as “The Original Barone’s”, is a regional institution.

"Next Time, Phone Ahead!"

FREAKAZOID: And so, life began with my new friend. He said his name was…
BO-RON: Eeeehh, Bo-Ron!
FREAKAZOID: And he came from the distant planet…
BO-RON: Eeeehh, Barone’s!

More obscure SoCal humor: Barone’s Famous Italian Restaurant in the Valley Glen portion of Los Angeles, founded in 1945 and marketed as “The Original Barone’s”, is a regional institution.

"Next Time, Phone Ahead!"
FREAKAZOID: Help me! Help me!
Da Freak is imitating the famous line from the first film version of The Fly (1958), delivered by David Hedison as half-human-half-fly Andre Delambre.

"Next Time, Phone Ahead!"

FREAKAZOID: Help me! Help me!

Da Freak is imitating the famous line from the first film version of The Fly (1958), delivered by David Hedison as half-human-half-fly Andre Delambre.