An animated Mike Tyson solving mysteries on Adult Swim

Monday, 27 October 2014 06:00 PM Written by 

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The premise of Adult Swim's "Mike Tyson Mysteries" (10:30 tonight) boils down to this: Take the conventions of 1980s Saturday morning cartoons (think: "Scooby-Doo") and add Mike Tyson, comedy and profanity.

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The first episode is fairly entertaining in an absurdist way. Mike Tyson voices himself and he's the straight-man leader of the group, which also includes his adopted Korean daughter Yung Hee (Rachel Ramras), the fey Ghost of the Marquess of Queensberry (voice of Jim Rash, "Community) and a foul-mouthed pigeon (Norm Macdonald) who was once human.

When Yung Hee wonders about the mystery of why her mother left her on Tyson's doorstep, Pigeon shoots back, "Probably because she didn't want you. There, mystery solved." Yung Hee calls Pigeon a name I can't use.

One of Tyson's homing pigeons delivers a message that appears to be from the author Cormac McCarthy, who cannot find an ending for a book he's writing. So they jump in their Mystery Mobile and rush off to aid McCarthy, eventually coming into contact with a Chupacabra. It's very odd, occasionally funny and probably intended to be watched when under the influence of illegal substances, which would surely make it funnier still.

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