Thursday, 31 July 2014

Mike Tyson Launches Own Cartoon Series


According to the Dailybeast, Mike Tyson Mysteries, a new cartoon series airing this fall, might be the weirdest.

On the show, Tyson is recast as a kinder, gentler, and funnier version of himself—only this time, he’s a detective tasked with solving mysteries. He’s joined on his quests by Yung Hee, an adopted Korean teenage daughter (Rachel Ramras), who acts as the brains of the bunch, i.e. Velma; the ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury (Community’s Jim Rash), a 19th-century nobleman who developed the rules of boxing; and last but not least, a foul-mouthed, alcoholic talking pigeon (voiced by Norm Macdonald). Tyson is, of course, a fan of our feathered friends, owning an army of 2,000 pigeons.

Mike Tyson Mysteries was Tyson’s idea. The 48-year-old ex-pugilist with the unfortunate face tattoo grew up on Hanna-Barbera cartoons and kung-fu flicks, and the wacky show is being billed as a cross between Scooby Doo and The A-Team, though Ramras says it more closely resembles a Brady Bunch-style sitcom rather than Saturday morning cartoons.

The episodes revolve around solving mysteries (or not) brought in by Tyson’s fleet of carrier pigeons. In one episode, Yung Hee is kidnapped by ruthless gangsters because of the pigeon’s gambling debts. Another sees the gang help author Cormack McCarthy—a play on the author of The RoadBlood Meridian, and countless other novels—finish a novel after the author is struck by a crippling case of writer’s block. And yet another sees Tyson pay a visit to IBM, only to find the man who enlisted his help trapped inside a computer.

Culled From The Dailybeast

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