The Mike Tyson Mysteries seems poised to be either the best thing to come to Adult Swim in a long time or the biggest train wreck ever animated. I’m leaning towards the former.
Not only is Mike Tyson front and center in the show, leading a team of sleuths and driving a sweet van, but there is also Jim Rash as a Funky Phantom wannabe, Tyson’s adopted daughter Yung Hee, and an alcoholic pigeon voiced by Norm Macdonald.
Tyson joined moderator Rob Cordry, Jim Rash, Rachel Ramras and producer Hugh Davidson for a spirited panel a Comic-Con. One that mostly resulted in Tyson going off the script and saying whatever came to mind. From ABC News:
Ramras voices the character of Tyson’s adopted Korean daughter. When this was brought up on the panel, Tyson interrupted, saying he thought until that moment that she was Chinese. He then commented that he “never adopted a Chinese girl in real life.”
When Rash was answering a question about doing voice work, Tyson interrupted to point out an audience member who resembled Jerry Garcia.
“And that’s the end of my answer,” Rash said with a laugh.
Tyson then went on a tangent about a Garcia documentary he watched.
At another point, he launched into why he’s glad he’s no longer boxing.
“Listen, I’m glad I don’t have to punch people no more. God, that was stressful,” he lamented. “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.”
Absolutely priceless. The show will premiere this fall on Adult Swim and hopefully won’t be a complete train wreck.
(Via Adult Swim)