SDCC 2014: Mike Tyson Mysteries Comes to Adult Swim

SDCC 2014: Mike Tyson Mysteries Comes to Adult Swim

Adult Swim: Because if it's amusing for a few seconds, it'll be hilarious for half an hour... right?

It's been awhile, but this fall cable television's pranksters in chief at Adult Swim will return to their nostalgia-toon parody roots with Mike Tyson Mysteries, with the disgraced onetime heavyweight champ providing his own voice. The first trailer for the series debuted over the weekend at SDCC, and is now online.

The series, a parody of the celebrity-endorsed cartoons of the 70s and 80s (the celebrity-guest episodes of Scooby Doo and the Mr. T series appears to be primary influences), features Iron Mike working as a crime-solver for hire alongside an adopted Korean daughter, a talking pigeon (Norm MacDonald) and the ghost of John Chambers the 9th Marquess of Queensbury (okay, that's funny.)

At one point the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles and a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Tyson's professional career never recovered from legal and personal scandals including a 1992 rape conviction and biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear during a 1997 rematch. Since that time, he has alternated attempts at rehabilitating his image between charity work, an autobiographical one man show produced by Spike Lee and novelty acting/voiceover roles.

Source: Adult Swim

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MovieBob:
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What you don't think Norm MacDonald is funny?

OT: A new series on Adult Swim I want to watch? This hasn't happened since the Venture Bros. was introduced... for me at least. I never saw the appeal of the Tom Goes to the Mayor style and the live action stuff that started to proliferate AS, except Eric Andre and Loiter Squad but even those ran dry for me at some point.

Mike Tyson badly voice acting serious and comedic lines through the whole thing will be the best thing since... well Rick and Morty, which wasn't that long ago, but still.

That ghost sounds like he's voiced by Jim Rash AKA Dean Pelton.

This show looks incredibly amusing to say the least. I just wish there were alternatives for cable... I just can't fathom paying 100+ bucks a month for 6-10 channels I ACTUALLY watch and 400+ ones I NEVER use.

This will either be the greatest thing ever, or the stupidest thing ever. I'm kind of on the fence here.

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No. Just no. Getting a celebrity rapist on your crime fighting show as a hero isn't edgy or funny or whatever. It's a terrible idea.

Uratoh:
This will either be the greatest thing ever, or the stupidest thing ever. I'm kind of on the fence here.

It can be both...

OT Norm Macdonald has a good voice, and i like him... when he is not the one writing the jokes...

While I get it's supposed to recapture the celebrity-endorsed cartoons (Hulk Hogan and Chuck Norris come to my mind) but on the other hand the show feels like a feeble attempt for Mike to regain any glory and fame he has left or to reignite it as a cartoon show.

I don't know, I may watched one episode to see if it could be good or not.

thaluikhain:
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No. Just no. Getting a celebrity rapist on your crime fighting show as a hero isn't edgy or funny or whatever. It's a terrible idea.

which was over 20 years ago. the rape victim also had a previous false accusation of rape. Tyson came across as hostile and defensive during cross examination.

now, had it happened last year or something, or if he was convicted of rape a second time since then, then maybe it would be a terrible idea.

I for one am looking forward to more original shows instead of all the Anime Bullshit people keep wanting to wank off to on Adult Swim.

Now. if only they would bring back Brak.

 

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