I cannot wait for Mike Tyson Mysteries

Mike Tyson Mysteries is an Adult Swim series where Mike Tyson, a ghost and a talking pigeon solve crimes. In a Scooby Doo van. This is everything I’ve ever wanted.

Coming this Fall, Mike Tyson Mysteries is a brand new half-hour long animated series. It appears to be made of magic.

The official description:

Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets … by solving mysteries! Aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team – the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, Mike’s adopted Korean daughter, and a pigeon who was once a man – Mike Tyson will answer any plea sent to him. 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 team gear up for weekly adventures as they put unsolved mysteries down for the count. The series stars Mike Tyson, Norm Macdonald (Saturday Night Live), Rachel Ramras (MAD), and Jim Rash (The Way Way Back, Community). 

Incredible. Mike Tyson is probably the most terrifyingly hilarious person to ever step in front of a camera. I love him. I know I don’t need to tell you who Iron Mike Tyson is, but I’m going to anyway because he’s fun as hell to write about. Mike Tyson is like a real life superhero/villain with a completely broken set of morals, logic and reasoning. He won the entire sport of boxing through a string of legendarily savage beatings. We probably could have ended the very idea of boxing right then and there. The dude was a force of nature.

Then he went to prison (for less-than-awesome reasons, so let’s skip over that part for this post), bit a man’s ear off, got a huge face tattoo, bought a tiger—look the man is an unhinged lunatic. But he’s kinda the best unhinged lunatic. This next video has been posted and reposted for years, but here’s a brief example of how unintentionally amusing Iron Mike is:

You can’t even make that up. Tyson is the clown prince of blunt-force trauma. His mind takes nothing but left turns. Mike Tyson is clearly some kind of entertainment god.

For years, I’ve wished that someone might make a reality show that accurately captured the day-to-day madness that is Tyson’s normal life. I never dreamed that someone would make a cartoon where he hangs out with ghosts and fights dinosaurs. I mean, holy crap… look at this:

Mike tyson punches t-rex

Now look at this:

Now ignore those first two images because here comes Tyson riding a pterodactyl… and wielding a rocket launcher.

Mike Rocket launcher

This had better be the best show ever.