Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY
(USA Today)—Picture Scooby-Doo and the gang, but replace Shaggy with Mike Tyson, and Scooby with an alcoholic pigeon. That’s basically the premise of Adult Swim’s new animated series, Mike Tyson Mysteries (Monday, 10:30 p.m. ET/PT), a nod to theHanna-Barbera cartoon.
“We took over the whole Scooby-Doo façade, but Scooby-Doo’s crew’s not it in,” Tyson explains. The former heavyweight champion of the world, ex-convict, stage star and now, TV actor, lends his voice to his animated likeness.
Joining Tyson in the fact-finding Mystery Mobile (a riff on Scooby’s Mystery Machine), are Tyson’s adopted Korean daughter Yung Hee, voiced by Rachel Ramras; the foul-mouthed Pigeon, inspired by Tyson’s love of the bird (“I have around 2,500 pigeons. They’re pedigree birds,” he says) and voiced by comedian Norm MacDonald; and Marquess of Queensbury, an 18th-century ghost with the voice of Community‘s Jim Rash.