Aqua Teen Hunger Force

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Aqua Teen Hunger Force main characters.png
The series' main protagonists. From the left: Master Shake, Meatwad, and Frylock.
Also known as Alternative titles:
Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1
Aqua Something You Know Whatever
Aqua TV Show Show
Genre Non-canon fiction
Alternative comedy
Black comedy
Avant-garde
Surreal humour
Adult slapstick comedy
Satire
Adult animation
Format Animated series
Created by Dave Willis
Matt Maiellaro
Voices of Dana Snyder
Carey Means
Dave Willis
Matt Maiellaro
George Lowe
C. Martin Croker
Narrated by Schoolly D (2001–2003)
Theme music composer Schoolly D (2001–2010)
Josh Homme with
Alain Johannes (2011)
Mariachi El Bronx with
Schoolly D (2012)
Flying Lotus (2013)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 10
No. of episodes 130 (1 unaired)[1] (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Keith Crofford
Mike Lazzo
Producer(s) Dave Willis
Matt Maiellaro
Jay Wade Edwards
Running time 11–12 minutes
Production company(s) Williams Street
Radical Axis
Broadcast
Original channel Cartoon Network (episode 1)
Adult Swim
Picture format 4:3 SDTV (2001–2007)
16:9 HDTV (2008–present)
Original run Episode 1 sneak peek: December 30, 2000 (2000-12-30)
Official:
September 9, 2001 – present
Chronology
Preceded by Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Followed by Carl's Stone Cold Lock of the Century of the Week
Spacecataz
Soul Quest Overdrive
Related shows Squidbillies , Cheyenne Cinnamon and
the Fantabulous Unicorn of
Sugar Town Candy Fudge
External links
Website

Aqua Teen Hunger Force (also known by various alternative titles) is an American animated television series on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. The pilot episode originally aired at 5:00 AM on Cartoon Network unannounced on December 30, 2000 as a special sneak peek; the series later made its official debut on September 9, 2001 on Adult Swim. The show is about the surreal adventures and antics of three anthropomorphic fast food items: Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad, who live together as roommates and frequently interact with their human nextdoor neighbor Carl Brutananadilewski.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force is one of the spin-offs of the show Space Ghost Coast to Coast, and as of 2014, the longest running original series on Adult Swim, as well as one of the top 10 longest-running American animated television series of all time.[2] Each episode is written and directed by series creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, who also provide several voices. Starting in 2011, each season has been given a different alternative title, accompanied by a different opening sequence, as a running gag by the creators. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters, a film adaptation of the series, was released in theaters on April 13, 2007, marking the first time an Adult Swim series was adapted into a movie.

There have been a total of 130 episodes during the show's run. An episode titled "Boston" was scheduled to air during the fifth season, but was pulled to avoid further controversy surrounding the 2007 Boston bomb scare,[1] and has never aired or been released to the public in any format.

Since its release, the series has developed a cult following, and its popularity has resulted in three different spin-offs: Spacecataz, Carl's Stone Cold Lock of the Century of the Week, and Soul Quest Overdrive. Willis has stated that an eleventh season will premiere in early 2015.[3] Maiellaro has stated that there are no plans to end the series at any time in the foreseeable future. The series also airs in syndication outside the United States and has been released on various DVD sets and other forms of home media, including on demand streaming of the first and second season on Netflix.

Premise and setting[edit]

The series revolves around the surreal adventures and antics of three anthropomorphic fast food items: Master Shake, a selfish pathological lying life-sized milkshake; Frylock, a smart protective giant floating box of french fries; and Meatwad, a giant shapeshifting simple minded meatball. They live together as roommates, next door to a human, Carl Brutananadilewski. The main protagonists often interact with various villains or other individuals in each episode; these interactions are often restricted to one episode, as minor characters rarely reappear in following episodes. Some episodes feature the main protagonists interacting with celebrities (such as adult film actress Tera Patrick) and occasionally with historical figures and professional athletes (such as Bart Oates or John Kruk). The Mooninites are two aliens from the Moon who frequently appear, serving as primary antagonists and wreaking havoc through a series of illegal or destructive actions. The Mooninites appear more than most characters outside of the main cast. Other recurring characters have made several appearances, including Oglethorpe and Emory, MC Pee Pants, Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future, and Dr. Wongburger. The series is almost completely non-canon, with episodes that often end with the deaths or injuries of major characters or destruction to their property (both Carl's and the protagonists' homes have been damaged or destroyed in multiple episodes), often restored with no explanation or mention in the following episode.

In the show's first seven seasons, the protagonists' homes were located in a suburban neighborhood in South New Jersey. In 2011, during the eighth season, the location was changed to Seattle, Washington.[4] The Seattle neighborhood appeared identical to the protagonists' neighborhood from the first seven seasons, except that each episode began with the caption "Seattle" on the bottom of the screen. [5] During the ninth season, the same neighborhood was located in the fictional location of Seattle, New Jersey.[6]

History[edit]

Aqua Teen Hunger Force is the longest running series on Adult Swim. The pilot episode "Rabbot" originally aired on Cartoon Network unannounced on December 30, 2000, at 5:00 AM, as part of a special preview of upcoming Adult Swim shows. Other shows in the preview block included Sealab 2021, The Brak Show, and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.[7][8] Aqua Teen Hunger Force later made its official debut on September 9, 2001 on Adult Swim, where the series has since aired exclusively, in the United States.

The series received negative national attention in 2007 because of a publicity stunt that became known as the Boston bomb scare. On January 31, 2007, as part of a national guerrilla marketing campaign for the series, Peter Berdovsky, 27, and Sean Stevens, 28, installed LED displays depicting the Mooninites in eleven different cities: Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Austin, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. In Boston, the authorities considered the LEDs suspicious, prompting the closure of major roads and waterways for investigation. Turner Broadcasting System later admitted placing the LEDs and apologized for the misunderstanding. Berdovsky and Stevens faced charges for "placing a hoax device and disorderly conduct"; in spite of the uproar, the two mocked the media and critics in interviews.[9] Subsequently, all criminal charges were dropped in exchange for Berdovsky and Stevens apologizing during their court date and accepting a plea bargain which consisted of community service at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center.[10] Turner Broadcasting paid the Boston Police Department one million dollars to cover the investigation's cost and an additional million for good will.[11][12] This action was designed to settle criminal and civil claims, while the general manager of Cartoon Network stepped down because of the incident. Of the 10 cities in which the Lite-Brite-like LED displays were placed, only Boston saw them as a matter of concern. The installations had been up for weeks prior to the panic.[11]

Production[edit]

The original versions of the main characters of Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Meatwad, Master Shake, and Frylock, during the original rough-cut debut in the Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode "Baffler Meal," which wasn't produced until after Aqua Teen Hunger Force premiered and aired in 2003. The final versions of the main characters later made their official debuts in the show's first episode, "Rabbot."

Every episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force is written and directed by series creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, animated by Radical Axis, and produced by Williams Street. Much of the dialogue is supplemented with ad libs and improvisation by the voice talent.[13] The show is fully scripted but ad libs are included in the final voice recordings and the shows are animated to include this improvisation. Many, if not all, of the crew and cast members formerly worked on Space Ghost Coast to Coast."[7]

The three main characters—Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad—were originally created for an episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast called "Baffler Meal," where they were the corporate mascots for the fictional fast-food chain "Burger Trench." The original versions of the trio were prototypes which resembled the future characters, but both Master Shake and Frylock differed in appearance, personality, and voice from their ultimate design.[14] The original name "Teen Hunger Force" refers to the squad's mission to conquer hunger in teens.[15]

"Baffler Meal" did not air for several years, and was not even animated or produced until after the series became popular. Instead, the Space Ghost episode was rewritten as "Kentucky Nightmare," while the trio, along with Carl Brutananadilewski, debuted in "Rabbot," the pilot episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force." A full season consisting of sixteen episodes, including "Rabbot", was put into production shortly thereafter. The series is now one of Adult Swim's most popular shows, and is the only show from the original Adult Swim line-up to still be in production.[16]

In early episodes, the trio were identified by Master Shake as the "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," which solved crimes for money. After a few episodes, this premise and the use of the name by the characters were dropped. The premise was a trick that had been added to appease Cartoon Network executives, who "didn't want to air a show about food just going around and doing random things."[16] In the show itself, Frylock mentions that they stopped fighting crime because "that wasn't making us a whole lot of money."[17]

A full length episode satirizing the 2007 Boston bomb scare entitled "Boston" was produced and finished in its entirety. The episode was intended to be aired in 2008 as part of the fifth season, but Adult Swim was forced by Turner Legal to pull the episode to avoid further controversy surrounding the incident. As a result, "Boston" has never aired on television and has never been released to the public in any format. When asked, Dave Willis has stated three alternative versions do exist but indirectly stated that there is no chance of a release at any time in the foreseeable future.[1]

Alternative titles[edit]

List of alternative titles for Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Alternative title Abbreviation Season Season run
Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 AUPS1 Season 8 May 8, 2011 – July 24, 2011
Aqua Something You Know Whatever ASYKW Season 9 June 24, 2012 – August 26, 2012
Aqua TV Show Show ATVSS Season 10 August 11, 2013 – October 20, 2013

In 2011 for the eighth season, the series' official title was changed from Aqua Teen Hunger Force to Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1,[4] Maiellaro later explained that he and Willis were getting bored with the former title and wanted to "come up with a new fresh open and a whole new show, just to try it out."[18]

In 2012 Maiellaro announced that each season from now on will have a different series title, making it a running gag.[19] Willis has stated that an eleventh season will premiere in early 2015.[20] In a 2013 interview, Maiellaro stated that there are no plans to end the series at any time in the foreseeable future.[21]

Voice actors[edit]

The main cast of the series consists of Dana Snyder as Master Shake,[22] Carey Means as Frylock[23] and series co-creator Dave Willis as both Meatwad and Carl, as well as Ignignokt.[24][25][26] In addition to the main cast series co-creator Matt Maiellaro voices Err and Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future.[27][28] Members of the main cast and Matt Maiellaro also voice several minor and one-time characters in addition to their primary roles. All three of the main characters have appeared in almost every episode of the series. They are all completely absent from the season five episode "Sirens" and the season ten episode "Spacecadunce." Additionally in the season five episode "Robots Everywhere" Frylock and Master Shake only make brief unseen speaking cameos, while Meatwad is completely absent from the entire episode.[29][30][31]

Voice over artist George Lowe has made several appearances throughout the series run. Lowe had previously starred as Space Ghost in Space Ghost Coast to Coast and the original incarnation of Cartoon Planet, from which several cast and crew members moved on to work for Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Lowe made his first appearance in Aqua Teen Hunger Force in the season one episode "Mail-order bride" and would go on to make several other cameos. Lowe had a prominent appearance as himself in the season four episode "Antenna," and reprisesed his role as Space Ghost for a quick appearance in Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters. Lowe was later considered a member of the main cast in 2011 during Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1, where he announced the title for each episode and continued to make cameos. Lowe later made another prominent appearance in the Aqua Something You Know Whatever episode "Rocket Horse and Jet Chicken."

Series animator C. Martin Croker, known for his interpretation of Zorak in various shows and specials, provided the voices of both Dr. Weird and Steve during the cold openings for the first two seasons and "Allen Part 1." Croker also voiced several birds in the season seven episode "Eggball." Andy Merrill has portrayed Oglethorpe alongside Mike Schatz as Emory in several episodes. Merrill is also well known for his interpretation of Brak in several shows and specials and provided the voice of Merle in "Escape from Leprechaupolis" and "The Last One." mc chris, who has a history of voicing characters on Adult Swim programs, has provided the voice of MC Pee Pants in several episodes. Chris also provided the voice of eight-year-old Carl in "Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future" and later returned for a musical role in the season seven episode "One Hundred," after a long absence from the series. Tommy Blacha entered into the recurring cast with the introduction of his character Wongburger in the season four episode "Dickesode". With the exception of Tommy Blacha, the entire recurring cast reprised their roles for the 2007 film Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters.

In addition to the main cast, various comedians, athletes and other celebrities have made guest appearances throughout the series.

Cast members
DanaSnyder.jpg Carey Means.jpg Dave Willis.jpg Matt maiellaro in 2010.jpg GeorgeLowe-Painting crop.jpg
Dana Snyder Carey Means Dave Willis Matt Maiellaro George Lowe C. Martin Croker
Master Shake Frylock Meatwad, Carl, Ignignokt, Boxy Brown, Various Err, Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future, Markula, Various Season eight episode announcer, Various, himself Dr. Weird, Steve, Various

Cold openings and theme music[edit]

During the first two seasons, episodes cold-opened with a glimpse into the laboratory of Dr. Weird. He and his assistant Steve use the first several seconds of the show to create monsters, disasters, and various other things. In earlier episodes of the first season, the monsters or creations usually formed the basis for the plot, but as the crime-fighting element of the program disappeared, the Dr. Weird segment became a non sequitur opening gag.

In the third season the Dr. Weird openings were replaced with segments from the pilot episode of Spacecataz, an unaired spin-off created by Willis and Maiellaro. Six episodes were planned for production, but Adult Swim felt that there was little, if anything, that could be made into five more episodes, since all of the characters were destroyed at the end of the pilot, despite the parent series being predominantly non-canon.[32] These segments featured the Mooninites and Plutonians trading insults, gestures, and practical jokes. The full Spacecataz pilot is available as a special feature on the Volume Four DVD box-set.[33] The Mooninites appear to outsmart the Plutonians for much of the series including tagging the Plutonians' ship and reversing a prank that involved 50 million large pizzas.

Cold openings were eliminated completely starting with the fourth season premiere, "Dirtfoot". A one-off cold opening featuring Dr. Weird and Steve was used once again in the season eight premiere "Allen Part 1". Maiellaro stated that the cold opening would mark the final appearance of Dr. Weird.[34]

Rapper Schoolly D performed the Aqua Teen Hunger Force theme song, used for the first seven seasons. An extended remix version of the theme was used in the 2007 film adaption based on the series. After a multi year absence from the series, Schoolly D returned for the season seven episode "Rabbot Redux" where he performed a different theme song used exclusively for that episode. The special intro used in "Rabbot Redux" featured the exact animation used in the regular intro.[35] Each season now features an entirely different theme song from a different artist with a different animated intro. The eighth season under the title was written and performed by Josh Homme and Alain Johannes.[4] Schoolly D returned yet again for the season nine intro for Aqua Something You Know Whatever where he wrote and performed it along with Mariachi El Bronx. In April 2013 it was announced that the season ten theme song was composed by Flying Lotus, an artist whose work has frequently been featured in several bumps for Adult Swim.[36] Every episode features an opening sequence, with the rare exceptions of the season two episode "The Last One", the season nine episode "The Granite Family", and the season ten episode "Spacecadunce".[30][37][38]

In November 2006 Schoolly D and Cartoon Network were sued over the original opening theme music. A drummer by the name of Terence Yerves claimed he had also written the theme music alongside Schoolly D in 1999 while working at the Meat Locker Studio. Yerves was aware the song would be used for a television series but did not approve of it being used for Aqua Teen Hunger Force, however, did not file the copyright to the Library Of Congress until May 2006, after the series' fourth season had already started airing. In the lawsuit Yerves demanded he receive $150,000 for every time the series was aired after the lawsuit was filed, he also demanded that all existing copies of the series' DVDs be impounded and for Aqua Teen Hunger Force to cease broadcast.[39]

Episodes[edit]

Film[edit]

A feature film based on the show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters, was released on April 13, 2007. The movie follows the origins of the Aqua Teens, which includes an exercise machine, Neil Peart of the band Rush, a watermelon slice named Walter Melon, and an appearance by heavy metal band Mastodon in the opening sequence. The film also introduces a fourth Aqua Teen, a chicken nugget named Chicken Bittle (voiced by Bruce Campbell). The Plutonians and the Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future, recurring characters, both make appearances in the movie, as well as the Mooninites, Dr. Weird, and MC Pee Pants.[40]

For April Fools' Day 2007, Cartoon Network aired Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters during the Adult Swim programming block, even though it had not yet been released. The film was displayed shrunken in a very small window in the bottom corner of the screen, directly over the normally scheduled programming, and the audio was broadcast on the seldom-used SAP.

In a 2010 interview staff members of Radical Axis confirmed that a sequel entitled Death Fighter is in production, and mentioned the possibility that the film might be made in 3-D.[41] When asked if the film was designed for a theatrical release, a Radical Axis staff member responded yes, but stated "We're not sure if we have a distributor yet." This was then followed by the statement "Adult Swim will never make another movie ever again."[42]

International broadcast[edit]

In the United States Aqua Teen Hunger Force airs exclusively on Adult Swim. In Canada it aired on Teletoon's Teletoon at Night block and later G4 Canada's ADd block. The series currently airs in Canada on the Canadian version of Adult Swim.[43] It began airing in Australia on SBS2 starting April 2013.

Merchandise[edit]

Several pieces of merchandise have been made for the series, including T-shirts, caps, wristbands, patches, buttons featuring characters in the series. Master Shake and Carl Halloween costumes for adults are also available.[44] There is also a series of collectible action figures and plush toys available along with car decals.[45][46] Several pieces of custom merchandise were available on the Adult Swim Shop before the site quietly shut down in March 2012. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Colon the Soundtrack, the soundtrack to the film, was released in stores on April 10, 2007.[47] On November 3, 2009 a Christmas album sung by characters from the show was released entitled Have Yourself a Meaty Little Christmas was released in stores.[48]

In September 2010, Adult Swim Shop introduced a full scale, functioning hot air balloon in the likeness of Meatwad at a cost of $70,000. The purchase includes a piloted, one-hour ride anywhere in the continental United States, and the buyer got to keep it although a pilot's license would be required to actually fly it. The balloon was the most expensive item on Adult Swim Shop, surpassing the Metalocalypse "Dethklok Fountain" fountain, which was released early in 2010 for $40,000.[49] The hot air balloon is no longer available.

Home releases[edit]

The first eight seasons have been released and distributed on DVD in Volumes by Adult Swim and Warner Home Video. Each set was also released in Region 4 by Madman Entertainment. The movie was released on a DVD set titled Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for DVD, with the season four episode "Deleted Scenes" as a special feature on August 17, 2007. The season five episode "Robots Everywhere" was also released as a special feature on the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am video game on November 5, 2007, months prior to official television debut on January 20, 2008.

With the exception of the season four episode "Deleted Scenes", episodes of Aqua Teen Hunger Force are also available on iTunes, the Xbox Live Marketplace, and Amazon Instant Video, with seasons five and up available in HD on iTunes and the Xbox Live Marketplace, and with seasons six up on Amazon Instant Video.[50][51][52] The entire first season was also made available for on demand viewing on Netflix in 2013.[53] The movie is also available in HD and SD on the Xbox Live Marketplace.[54] The season five episode "Boston" has never been released in any form of home media.[1]

List of DVD releases
DVD title Episodes
featured
Release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
Volume One 1-16 November 18, 2003[55] April 27, 2009[56] April 4, 2007[57]
Volume Two 17-27, 29 & 30 July 20, 2004[58] December 7, 2009[59] November 7, 2007[60]
Volume Three 28, 31-42 November 16, 2004[61] January 25, 2010[62] August 6, 2008[63]
Volume Four 43-55 December 6, 2005[64] July 5, 2010[65] February 4, 2009[66]
Volume Five 56-68 January 29, 2008[67] January 31, 2011[68] April 1, 2009[69]
Volume Six 70-82 December 16, 2008[70] N/A February 10, 2010[71]
Volume Seven 83-93 June 1, 2010[72] N/A June 16, 2010[73]
Aqua Unit Patrol
Squad 1: Season 1
94-110 October 11, 2011[74] N/A November 30, 2011[75]
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon
Movie Film for DVD
August 14, 2007[76] October 1, 2007[77] April 2, 2008[78]

Video games[edit]

There has also been video games created based on the series. Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Destruct-O-Thon, a mobile game based on the series was published and released by Macrospace games in 2004.[79] Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am, a golfing/kart racing/fighting was developed by Creat Studios and published by Midway Games and released for PlayStation 2 on November 5, 2007. An online flash game based on the series entitled The Worst Game Ever was released and made permanently available for free play on Adult Swim Games.[80] Another game entitled Carl's Freaking Strip Poker was also available on Adult Swim Games, but was eventually taken down.

Reception[edit]

In January 2009, IGN listed the series as the 39th best in the Top 100 Best Animated TV Shows.[81] The series was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards in 2007 and 2008.[82] In 2011 Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro received Annie Award nominations for writing in the season eight episode, "The Creditor".[83][84][85] In 2013 IGN placed Aqua Teen Hunger Force as number 19 on their list of Top 25 Animated series for adults.[86]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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