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Monday, July 28, 2014

'Mike Tyson Mysteries' animated series is Adult Swim at its finest

Posted By on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Imagine Scooby Doo but replace the dog with Mike Tyson, Shaggy with a fornicating pigeon, Velma the nerd with Tyson's adopted Korean daughter, oh, and throw in a friendly ghost for good measure.

In Mike Tyson Mysteries, a new half-hour animated adult comedy series, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets ... by solving mysteries! Aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team - the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, Mike's adopted Korean daughter, and a pigeon who was once a man - Mike Tyson will answer any plea sent to him. 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 team gear up for weekly adventures as they put unsolved mysteries down for the count. The series stars Mike Tyson, Norm Macdonald (Saturday Night Live), Rachel Ramras (MAD), and Jim Rash (The Way Way Back, Community). Mike Tyson Mysteries is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.

Basically, Scooby Doo for grown folks. After all, this is Adult Swim. And they do solve mysteries - the biggest one, hopefully, being how hard is it to match up the animated mouth movements with Tyson's garbled voiceovers. And who the hell is dreaming up all these odd but genius comeback concepts on Tyson's behalf. Not that he couldn't be the mastermind behind it all. But to hear him tell it, over and over again in his rollercoaster 2013 autobiography Undisputed Truth, he's "such a schmuck."

Series starts this fall.

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