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Steve Likes to Curse
Writing, comics and random thoughts from really a rather vulgar man
Lord Bravery! 
Friday, May 30th, 2008 | 10:20 am [humor, television, video]
Steve
Watching Freakazoid! Saturday mornings was always a highlight of my TV-viewing week as a teenager. It was the funniest of those Warner Bros. cartoons produced throughout the '90s, which also included Animaniacs and Pinky and The Brain, a reliable source for sharp superhero/comic book satire and, sometimes, downright weird humor, like the segment where Freakazoid gives viewers a brief lesson in conversational Norwegian.

A favorite recurring character was Lord Bravery, who appeared in his own shorts on episodes where the Freakazoid story didn't take up the full half-hour. He was a British superhero, complete with Gilbert and Sullivan-style theme song and stiff upper lip, who carried himself with haughty superiority and got no respect from anyone — not his wife, not his mother-in-law, not the guy who runs the unrelated Lord Bravery Bakery, and certainly not the people he was obliged to attempt to rescue.

My favorite Lord Bravery adventure, which I think was also the first one broadcast, is below, thanks to YouTube user AunTime:

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