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Title: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Daikun on May 10, 2013, 09:16:41 PM
Adult Swim's 2013 Upfront was announced today, (http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/adult-swim-2013-2014-slate-includes-mike-tyson-mysteries-2-new-aaron-mcgruder-projects-return-of-boondocks-black-dynamite) and a bit of a surprise popped up in their list of original series: A project from WBA!

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MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES - In the new animated comedy series Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets... by solving mysteries! Armed with a magical tattoo on his face and a trusty associate by his side -- a talking pigeon -- if you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. The series incorporates live-action appearances featuring Mighty Mike himself, and the gloves come off as the former heavyweight champ and his fowl-mouthed partner gear up for weekly adventures as they put unsolved mysteries -- like how to defeat a super computer at chess or why a famous author/werewolf can't finish his novel -- down for the count. Animated quarter-hour from Warner Bros Animation.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Dr. Insomniac on May 10, 2013, 09:18:03 PM
It shall be such an avant-garde show that minor minds like ours will be too casual to appreciate.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Peanutbutter on May 10, 2013, 11:42:27 PM
Hopefully this will be good and not random for the sake of random. It being done by WBA means it'll at least be animated well.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: gunswordfist on May 11, 2013, 08:42:09 AM
Chuck Norris and Mr. T are crying tears of approval right now.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Lord Dalek on May 11, 2013, 09:23:27 AM
I don't know, compared to all the other crap they announced, this may be the best show AS has come up with in a while.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Avaitor on May 11, 2013, 03:14:39 PM
Not Zebras in America?

Bah.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Silverstar on May 11, 2013, 05:04:13 PM
As WTF?!-inducing as this idea sounds, it actually sounds like it could be head-and-shoulders above Adult Swim's usual drek. At least with WBA at the helm, it will be animated well, and hopefully the usual Williams Street hacks won't be writing it.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: hobbyfan on May 13, 2013, 09:55:48 AM
As WTF?!-inducing as this idea sounds, it actually sounds like it could be head-and-shoulders above Adult Swim's usual drek. At least with WBA at the helm, it will be animated well, and hopefully the usual Williams Street hacks won't be writing it.

Can I get an AMEN up in here?
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Daikun on May 31, 2013, 10:00:57 PM
First teaser image.

(http://www.cartoonbrew.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Mike-Tyson.jpg)
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: gunswordfist on May 31, 2013, 10:26:59 PM
...Keith.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: LumRanmaYasha on June 01, 2013, 12:15:18 AM
A speed buggy knock off...

You have my interest, [adult swim].
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Daikun on June 01, 2013, 12:53:19 AM
A speed buggy knock off...

...Wow. :zonk: When I first looked at the image, that thought didn't even occur to me.

Now that I think about it, when was the last time AS made a Hanna-Barbera parody series? Those were certainly when AS' originals were at their best. Nice to see that WBA is trying to recapture that.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: The Shadow Gentleman on June 01, 2013, 10:31:16 AM
Well this just sounds stu-

First teaser image.

(http://www.cartoonbrew.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Mike-Tyson.jpg)
(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/35753289.jpg)
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: gunswordfist on June 01, 2013, 02:34:50 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: hobbyfan on June 02, 2013, 11:03:44 AM
Wait. That may not just be a Speed Buggy rip-off. Considering it's Speedy's 40th anniversary, it may be Speedy him/itself. It wouldn't be an [as] project without some kind of back-handed tribute to H-B's past, even if it's WBA.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: LumRanmaYasha on June 02, 2013, 11:19:37 AM
Well, maybe it is a redesigned Speed Buggy, but it looks quite different from the original to be honest, despite their similarities. Either way, if this show treats HB's shows with the humorous treatment Harvey Birdman gave them, then this could be quite a fun show.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Daikun on May 19, 2014, 12:52:10 AM
It's been a while since we've heard anything...

The show is due in the Fall, (http://adultswimcentral.com/2014/05/09/pre-upfront-news-mike-tyson-mego-figure-hints-at-fall-release-of-series) and we have action figures!

(http://i.imgur.com/qOsk0MV.jpg)

(http://i0.wp.com/adultswimcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/1399069046000-BBP28051-MT-PKG-copy-9-.jpeg)
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Peanutbutter on May 19, 2014, 03:18:00 PM
Cool, can't wait. Sort of hoping the pilot will be an intentional parody of Mr. T and the Ts (whatever the crap that was called).
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Avaitor on May 19, 2014, 05:13:10 PM
I hope this does well enough so we can get a Dennis Rodman's peace Squad sequel series.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Lord Il on May 19, 2014, 05:32:07 PM
Cool, can't wait. Sort of hoping the pilot will be an intentional parody of Mr. T and the Ts (whatever the crap that was called).
I have no doubt that'll be the route this will take.  
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Daikun on July 26, 2014, 11:25:37 AM
Trailer! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P58WJ-4PxcU)
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Lord Il on July 26, 2014, 06:26:18 PM
Trailer! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P58WJ-4PxcU)
That was brilliantly ridiculous. Loved it!
Didn't realise Norm Macdonald was to be part of the cast.

I'm thinking this could be a good shot in the arm for [as].
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Peanutbutter on July 28, 2014, 06:23:43 PM
That was funny! Exactly like Harvey Birdman and Sealab, i.e. the exact kind of show AS needs way more of. Pigeon and the Marquess are going to be awesome characters I can tell.



You know what would really rock? An episode that features a parody of Punch-Out.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Daikun on July 28, 2014, 07:18:28 PM
The trailer reminded me of The Venture Bros.

Also, unless I missed something, where was the talking car from the teaser image? I don't think I saw it anywhere in the trailer.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: LumRanmaYasha on July 28, 2014, 07:35:57 PM
I love how the Marquess is a parody of Funky Phantom and the Pigeon is a parody of HB mascot characters.  ;D

I guess they ditched the talking car. Oh well.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: hobbyfan on July 30, 2014, 09:44:43 AM
The teaser has me interested. If Iron Mike actually developed this himself for [as], I'll give him a gold star. Yes, they're tossing parodies of 70's H-B in there at every turn, but as I said, it's not [as] if they weren't making a mockery of those halcyon days.

That said, Ani-Mike looks a bit like Curly Neal (Harlem Globetrotters), but with the tattoo and gap tooth. Didn't know Mike was a toon fan as a kid......
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Daikun on September 10, 2014, 07:45:11 PM
Premiere date: October 27 at 10:30PM.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: LumRanmaYasha on September 10, 2014, 07:55:40 PM
Sweet! Hopefully it's as funny as the trailer suggested it was.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Daikun on October 27, 2014, 03:01:39 AM
It begins tonight at 10:30!

Or you can watch it now (http://www.adultswim.com/videos/mike-tyson-mysteries/the-end) on Adult Swim Video!
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: LumRanmaYasha on October 27, 2014, 03:22:41 AM
The first episode has been up on ASV and youtube for about a week, actually. I've watched it. The first episode had a lot of expository dialogue at the beginning and not  many strong jokes, so I kind of found it dull overall. But I do like the concept of the show, and the characters seem amusing enough, so I think it could improve in future episodes. I'll stick with it for the time being.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Lord Il on October 28, 2014, 07:04:53 PM
Nothing spectacular but it still got some laughs out of me. I think Mike is great portraying himself as a bumbling detective. It works really well.

This show has lots of potential. I'm going to stick with it to see how it goes in future episodes.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: gunswordfist on October 28, 2014, 10:57:47 PM
the episode wasn't much but the pigeon that probably has the voice of lucky the dog is already my favorite character.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Lord Il on October 30, 2014, 02:58:24 PM
the episode wasn't much but the pigeon that probably has the voice of lucky the dog is already my favorite character.
Yep, that was Norm Macdonald. He's quite amusing with most voice work he does.
I enjoyed his role as the first appearance of Death in an old episode of Family Guy - it just stands out to me for some reason.

Mike tends to be my favorite character so far and got the most laughs from me. But the pigeon could easily take Mike as fav if he's wrote into the episodes really well. Time will really tell how this series pans out in quality.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: gunswordfist on October 30, 2014, 07:30:19 PM
yeah, i've been thinking that was the voice of death as well. i went all the way back to lucky for some reason. and mike is my 2nd favorite.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Nel_Annette on November 04, 2014, 01:09:52 AM
I liked tonight's episode way more. Definitely giving it a chance.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Daikun on November 04, 2014, 01:13:49 AM
I'm rather surprised by how this show is so different from what I was expecting. From the trailers and promotional material we've seen before, I thought this would be a comical action/adventure show similar to The Venture Bros. Instead, we got something more low-key and slower-paced than usual for a typical Adult Swim show.

And I like it!
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Daikun on November 12, 2014, 12:49:54 AM
Just watched episode 3 on my DVR.

A plot may have kicked in...
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: hobbyfan on November 18, 2014, 03:38:21 PM
I've missed the last two eps, but can catch up quickly via On Demand. In typical [as] fashion, the joke gets old real fast, in this case, poking fun at Tyson's own shortcomings (i.e. lack of intellect).

Wasn't too thrilled with the chess ep (week 2), as I thought the jokes were a little dated.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Lord Il on November 23, 2014, 02:51:31 PM
Just watched episode 3 on my DVR.

A plot may have kicked in...
This was hilarious-->(http://i.imgur.com/U6uq5a6.gif)
"Aww man, you look like Dionne Warwick." :lol:

It may not be so much of a continuing plot. It could be just a one-off sort of thing.

I continue to be amused by Mike making fun of himself.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: LumRanmaYasha on December 02, 2014, 08:56:13 PM
I caught up on the show last week. Man, every episode just keeps getting better and better. I'm sold. Can't wait to see more when it comes back with new episodes.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: gunswordfist on December 03, 2014, 04:08:18 PM
I missed the last episode and they are not rerunning it. either way, i feel the same. the show is getting better and better.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Lord Il on December 09, 2014, 10:33:36 PM
Adult Swim says that new episodes will be coming this January. (http://www.adultswim.com/videos/mike-tyson-mysteries/)

Can't wait, I miss it already. Bring it on, [AS]. :e_hail:
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: gunswordfist on January 11, 2015, 11:48:05 PM
was the episode where mike goes to the moon foreshadowing for the latest episode?
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Daikun on January 12, 2015, 05:06:42 AM
Just watched episode 3 on my DVR.

A plot may have kicked in...

was the episode where mike goes to the moon foreshadowing for the latest episode?

They do both involve the moon. Not sure how continuity is going to work in this series, but that's where it seems to be leading.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: gunswordfist on January 12, 2015, 04:23:53 PM
i think it'll all lead to something big.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Lord Il on January 12, 2015, 06:55:27 PM
I caught James Hong's voice (and that creepy laugh) almost immediately in episode 6. Nice! 8-)

Not sure about the continuity thing yet.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Daikun on October 02, 2015, 10:35:41 PM
Season 2 starts November 1. (http://www.toonzone.net/2015/10/mike-tyson-mysteries-returns-for-round-two-on-adult-swim-on-november-1-2015)
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: gunswordfist on October 02, 2015, 10:55:35 PM
...I need TV again
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Daikun on March 24, 2016, 08:05:12 PM
And when we thought the second season ended...

New episodes continue on April 17! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRi4RG-W8f8)
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: gunswordfist on March 24, 2016, 09:35:44 PM
 :thinkin: That's right! I missed an entire season. I might have to get on that as soon as today.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Daikun on October 31, 2016, 04:16:02 PM
Season 3 confirmed. (http://ir.timewarner.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=70972&p=irol-suppdata)

(https://i.imgur.com/xXUizXo.png)
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Daikun on May 13, 2017, 05:35:41 PM
Season 3 premieres...tomorrow. (http://www.toonzone.net/clip-help-brother-mike-tyson-mysteries-may-14-2017)

Well, that's pretty sudden.
Title: Re: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Post by: Daikun on February 12, 2018, 10:05:39 PM
Fourth season premiere on March 4.