The strangest thing at San Diego Comic-Con was just announced and it’s a new Adult Swim show coming to the Cartoon Network that’s a spoof on Scooby-Doo starring Mike Tyson, Norm MacDonald, Jim Rash and Rachel Ramras. It’s nearly impossible to describe so, please just watch this video.
Still confused? Then let’s try the official description of Mike Tyson Mysteries as posted on YouTube.
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.
If you thought that was strange, then you probably have heard about the Comic-Con panel featuring Tyson, Rash and Ramras along with producer Hugh Davidson. The former boxer went off on several wild tangents according to an AP report that included not realizing that Ramras’s character was Korean and not Chinese until just that moment. He also admitted that he “never adopted a Chinese Girl in real life.”
Tyson later cut off one of his co-stars to point out a fan in the audience that looked like The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and about a documentary he watched on the musician. He then explained why he’s no longer in boxing.
“Listen, I’m glad I don’t have to punch people no more. God, that was stressful,” Tyson told the audience. “That’s why I don’t like doing it. I got punched enough, too. You (get) hit with the lawsuits afterward. You knock the guy out quick (and) you’re so geeked up, you hit somebody else, you’ve got an officer involved and the next thing you know you’ve got a lawyer, you’ve got a jury…. you’ve got a witness involved in your life.”
When asked if Tysone would ever help write for the show, Tyson said, “That’d be beautiful, but you’d have to spell.”
And this all got a standing ovation.
Mike Tyson Mysteries will premiere on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block of late-night adult programming this fall. It’s a ludicrous mash-up of classic Hannah-Barbera animation and insane situations starring crazy people that it is sure to be a hit.
[Image via Mike Tyson Mysteries]