Cartoon Network previews animated Mike Tyson Mysteries show
Coming to Adult Swim this fall is a new half-hour animated series called “Mike Tyson Mysteries.”
No, I’m not making this up. It actually stars Mike Tyson.
Here’s the clip:
On one hand, Mike Tyson can be funny and if you saw any of the Hangover films, you’ll recognize his brand of humor. On the other hand, it’s Iron Mike. In a cartoon. With children. I just don’t know what to say. It might be just so bizarre that it might work. Or fail miserably. From the Adult Swim conference today at Comic Con, here’s a few more details about the show.
“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.”
You could argue it’s is even more weird than his MGM Grand show in Las Vegas. Here’s some more info about that:
As for this new show, well, who knows. It just seems too strange to be true.
But, I’ll give it a fighter’s chance.