Freakazoid! is an animated television series created by Steven Spielberg, Bruce Timm, and Paul Dini for the Kids' WB! programming block of The WB. The series chronicles the adventures of the title character, Freakazoid, a manic, insane superhero who battles with an array of super villains. The show also features mini-episodes of adventures of other bizarre superheroes. The show, like Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain, was produced by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation.
References to Freakazoid! on Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain
|"This Pun for Hire"||Freakazoid shows up early on, asking if he's on the right set. Dot tells him that the Freakazoid! set is elsewhere.|
|"The Big Wrap Party Tonight"||Freakazoid is among the guests who appears at the Warners' party.|
|"One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock"||Freakazoid is shown on the cover of a TV Guide issue that Slappy is reading.|
|"Hooray for North Hollywood"||A poster of an oddly-colored Freakazoid can be seen outside Plotz's office.|
|Pinky and the Brain|
|"Star Warners"||Freakazoid, Fanboy, and Mo-Ron can be seen performing as the band at the bar in Mos Eisner.|
References to Animaniacs on Freakazoid!
|"Freakazoid and Friends"||The Warners appear to sing a song, sung to the tune of the Animaniacs theme, about Freakazoid and his numerous allies and enemies. During the song, Freakazoid, Steff, Douglas Douglas, Sergeant Cosgrove, Emmitt Nervend, and the Lawn Gnomes are shown mimicking the "We have pay-or-plays contracts" shot from the Animaniacs intro.|
|"Freakazoid is History!"||In the altered timeline shown as a result of Freakazoid saving Pearl Harbor in 1941, it is revealed that Brain is now president, and Pinky is flying Air Force One.|
|"Next Time, Phone Ahead"||The writers tell Steven Spielberg that they decided to end the show early this week and show some more Animaniacs reruns instead. Spielberg initially agrees to this and they briefly cut to the Animaniacs intro, but Spielberg changes his mind and continues with the story.|
|"Sewer or Later"||Freakazoid insists that there is no way he will go into the sewers. The camera cuts to the sewers, expecting to show him having gone down there, but he is instead at home, watching Animaniacs.|
|"The Freakazoid"||The Lobe's present for Freakazoid is wrapped in Animaniacs-themed wrapping paper.
Later in the episode, when one of Freakazoid's neighbors calls him "wacko" for not trying to stop the Lobe's crime spree, Wakko suddenly shows up and starts singing "Wakko's America", telling Freakazoid that Steven Spielberg loves these sort of things because Animaniacs is his favorite of their shows. Freakazoid begs to differ, insisting that his show is Spielberg's favorite, but then Brain appears, saying that Pinky and the Brain is Spielberg's favorite. The three of them take their argument to Spielberg himself and ask him which one of them is his favorite, but he only responds, "Who are you people?"