Aqua Teen Hunger Force (season 6)

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Season 6
ATHF volume sevenDVD.jpg
Volume Seven DVD cover art, which features episodes 5-10 from season six. Episodes were previously released on the Volume Six set prior to their television debuts.
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 10
Broadcast
Original channel Adult Swim
Original run March 29, 2009 –
May 31, 2009
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 Volume Six:
December 16, 2008
Volume Seven:
June 1, 2010
Region 4 Volume Six:
February 10, 2010
Volume Seven:
June 16, 2010
Season chronology
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Season 5
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Season 7
List of Aqua Teen Hunger Force episodes

The sixth season of the animated television series, Aqua Teen Hunger Force originally aired in the United States on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. Season six started on March 29, 2009 with "Gene E" and ended with "Last Last One Forever and Ever" on May 31, 2009, with a total of ten episodes. This season continues to focus on the surreal adventures and antics of three anthropomorphic fast food items: Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad, who live next door to Carl Brutananadilewski in a suburban neighborhood in New Jersey.

The season six finale, "Last Last One Forever and Ever", was made as a special "live action" episode. The episode features David Long Jr., who had won a contest though Burger King in order to perform the role of a live action Carl. Episodes in season six were written and directed by Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, and have either a TV-MA TV-14 parental rating. Almost every episode in this season features a special guest appearance, which continues a practice used in past seasons.

This season makes several pop culture references, including a full episode based on the Star Wars series entitled "2-And-a-Half-Star Wars Out Of Five". Jonah Krakow of IGN has given episodes from this season a range of both positive and negative reviews. Kraków criticized "Last Last One Forever and Ever" and went on to call it "over-hyped". Willis and Maiellaro initially believed that "Last Last One Forever and Ever" would be the final episode of the series, which would make season six the final season, however, the series was ultimately renewed for a seventh season. This season has been made available on DVD, and other forms of home media.

Production[edit]

The sixth season was written and directed by series creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, who write and direct every episode of the series. This season originally aired in the United States on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim were the series has aired sine its official debut on September 9, 2001. This season was one of the original seasons produced under the Aqua Teen Hunger Force title before Willis and Maiellaro started using alternative titles for each season in 2011.[1]

Cast[edit]

In season six the main cast consisted of Dana Snyder who provided the voice of Master Shake,[2] Carey Means who provided the voice of Frylock,[3] and series co-creator Dave Willis who provided the voice of both Meatwad and Carl Brutananadilewski; and recurring character Ignignokt.[4][5][6] Season six also featured appearances from recurring voice cast members such as C. Martin Croker who voiced Dr. Weird in "Last Last One Forever and Ever", Matt Maiellaro who voiced Err, George Lowe who voiced himself as various characters, and Tommy Blacha voiced Dr. Wongburger.

Season six features guest many appearances. In "She Creature" Dana Swanson voices She Creature, Vincent Pastore voiced Terry, Steve Schirripa voiced Terry's assistant,[7] Jon Schnepp voiced Gary the Dairy Fairy in "Creature from Plague Lagoon",[8] Scott Adsit voiced Drewbecca and Scott Fry as the Pawn Store Clerk in "2-And-a-Half-Star Wars Out of Five",[9] Bill Hader voiced a balloon version of Adolf Hitler in "Der Inflatable Fuhrer".[10] In "Last Last One Forever and Ever" H. Jon Benjamin played a live action version of Master Shake, T-Pain played a live-action version of Frylock, and David Long Jr played a live action version of Carl Brutananadilewski, and Drake E. Stephens played an unnamed child.[11] David Long was selected after a casting call that started at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International.

Episodes[edit]

# Total Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
Television
order
1 79 "Gene E." Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro March 29, 2009 (2009-03-29) 601[12] S06E01
Master Shake discovers a genie at the dump who promises to grant wishes, but instead turns the Aqua Teens invisible. After inadvertently killing him, they discover a shrunken Carl. Meatwad and Frylock try to restore their visibility, while Carl and Master Shake use their cursed states to spy on women. 
2 80 "Shake Like Me" Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro April 5, 2009 (2009-04-05) 602[12] S06E02
Master Shake is bitten by a radioactive black man and becomes black. Boxy Brown tries to make him a super star. Rated TV-MA. 
3 81 "She Creature" Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro April 12, 2009 (2009-04-12) 603[12] S06E03

A strange monster is inhabiting Carl's pool, and the Aqua Teens attempt to get to the bottom of the mystery. It turns out to be a mermaid, who has sex with Carl, Frylock, and Meatwad, who all explode as a result of being impregnated by the mermaid. Master Shake, meanwhile, does not explode, despite describing his supposed sexual encounter with the mermaid to no one, as they have exploded.

Guest appearances: Vincent Pastore and Steve Schirripa provides the voice of Terry and his associate (both of which are uncredited). Dana Swanson also stars as the She Creature. 
4 82 "Chick Magnet" Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro April 19, 2009 (2009-04-19) 604[12] S06E04
Master Shake buys a magnet to attract women, but it merely brings out the feminine side of the Aqua Teens. 
5 83 "The Creature from Plaque Lagoon" Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro April 26, 2009 (2009-04-26) 605[12] S06E05

Meatwad and Master Shake try to capture the Tooth Fairy. The Aqua Teens lose their teeth. This is a sequel to the episode "Dickesode". Dr. Wongburger returns.

Guest appearance: Tommy Blacha as Dr. Wongburger and Jon Schnepp voices Gary the dairy fairy. 
6 84 "Time Machine" Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro May 3, 2009 (2009-05-03) 606[12] S06E06
Frylock builds a time machine, but only goes to Carl's house. 
7 85 "2-And-a-Half-Star Wars Out of Five"
"Pink Man"
Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro May 10, 2009 (2009-05-10) 607[12] S06E07

When a pink man tries to blow up the moon, Frylock realizes the attacker is a shaved Wookiee from a local Star Trek tribute band named "Drewbacca". The Mooninites making a brief appearance in the end. Features a full-fledged orchestral score.

Guest appearances: Scott Adsit as Drewbecca and Scott Fry as the Pawn Store Clerk. 
8 86 "Fry Legs" Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro May 17, 2009 (2009-05-17) 608[12] S06E08
Frylock begins acting strangely after falling in love with a girl. He then murders her boyfriend and takes his body in an attempt to win her until he finds out she is actually a C.H.U.D.-like alien. 
9 87 "Der Inflatable Fuhrer" Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro May 24, 2009 (2009-05-24) 609[12] S06E09

Frylock agrees to synthesize a virus for a balloon that is Adolf Hitler.

Guest appearances: Bill Hader as Balloon Hitler. 
10 88 "Last Last One Forever and Ever" (Part 1)
"Live Action"
Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro May 31, 2009 (2009-05-31) 610[12] S06E10

The Aqua Teens discover that water in the area is flammable. The episode begins and ends in animation, with live-action between. The story line concludes in "Rabbot Redux".

Guest appearances: Dave Long Jr. as Carl, T-Pain as Frylock and H. Jon Benjamin as Master "Don" Shake 

Cultural references[edit]

The title of "Shake Like Me" is a spoof of the 1961 book Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin. "Shake Like Me" also makes reference to Fox animated series, The Simpsons.[13] "She Creature" is named after, and is strongly based on the 2001 film of the same name.[14] The song I Like Your Booty, But I'm Not Gay, which was featured in Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters, can be heard in "Chick Magnet".[15] "2-And-a-Half-Star Wars Out Of Five" strongly parodies the Star Wars film series.[16] "Last Last One Forever and Ever" makes reference to the animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

Reception[edit]

Jonah Krakow of IGN gave "The Creature from Plaque Lagoon" a 7 out of 10, which is considered "Good", calling the episode "straight forward" and comparing it to the season four episode "Dickesode".[17] Kraków gave "Time Machine" a negative score of 6.7, as well as a negative review, saying Master Shake's "Safety Fart" song was the only amusing part of the episode.[18] "2-And-a-Half-Star Wars Out of Five" aka ("Pink Man") was given a 7.5 by Kraków, found several jokes throughout the episode amusing, but found the scene with Carl throwing batteries at Drew funny, he also stated "ATHF is all about the journey, not the destination".[19] Kraków found Frylock's actions in "Fry Legs", a little strange and out-of-character for Frylock, who usually seen as the voice of reason. Kraków also found parts of "Fry Legs" humorous saying "yet another enjoyable episode that delivered its share of laughs, awkwardness and bloody chunks of flesh", and giving the episode a 7.9.[20] Kraków found "Der Inflatable Fuhrer", easy to follow and was surprised with the direction the episode went in saying "The jokes were funny, the ideas were fresh and the outcome was predictable, but fulfilling nonetheless", and giving it a 8.2.[21] Kraków gave "Last Last One Forever and Ever" ("Live Action") a score of 6.0, and a negative review, calling it "over-hyped" and saying "the show lost focus and failed to deliver the one thing that has kept it going for six seasons: jokes".[22]

Home release[edit]

The first four episodes from season six were released on the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume Six DVD on December 16, 2008, months prior to their official television debuts, along with nine episodes from season five. The remaining six episodes were released on the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume Seven June 1, 2010, along with five episodes from season seven. Both sets were distributed by Adult Swim and Warner Home Video and feature various special features, including behind the scenes on "Last Last One Forever and Ever" on the Volume Seven set. The Volume Seven DVD marks the first time episodes were released on DVD with completely uncensored dialogue.[23][24] Both sets were later released in Region 4 by Madman Entertainment on February 10, 2010 and June 16, 2010 respectively.[25][26]

This season was also released under the label "Season 7" in HD and SD on iTunes, the Xbox Live Marketplace, and Amazon Instant Video under the label "Volume 7".[27][28][29]

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume Six
Set details [30] Special features
  • Audio commentary:
    • "Reedickyoulus"
    • "Hoppy Bunny"
    • "The Marines"
  • All episodes from Carl from 2007 and 2008
  • Terror Phone - short film starring Dana Snyder and Carey Means
  • All cut scenes from Zombie Ninja Pro-Am
  • Radical Axis Presents Radical Axis - featurette profiling show animators, Radical Axis
  • More Funny Pete Stuff
Release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
December 16, 2008 N/A February 10, 2010
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume Seven
Set details[31] Special features
  • Live Action Behind the Scenes: The Making of 12 Minutes of Television That Changed Television for 12 Minutes
  • Rubberman Behind the Scenes: Our Mom and Uncle Sing About Condoms
  • Dumb Down Your Smartphone
  • Terror Phone II: The Legend of Rakenstein
  • Live Action Carl: The Dave Long Story: Shave Your Head, Grow a Mustache and Gain 80 lbs for a Shot at Fame
Release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
June 1, 2010 N/A June 16, 2010

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ohanesian, Liz (May 7, 2011). "Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1: Are the Characters from Aqua Teen Hunger Force Really Moving to Seattle?". LAWeekly. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ Eason, Jonas. "Master Shake's character page". Adult Swim. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Eason, Jonas. "Frylock's character page". Adult Swim. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Eason, Jonas. "Meatwad's character page". Adult Swim. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Eason, Jonas. "Carl's character page". Adult Swim. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Ignignokt official character guide from Adult Swim. (archive)
  7. ^ Credits found at the end of Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "She Creature".
  8. ^ Credits found at the end of Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "The Creature from Plaque Lagoon".
  9. ^ Credits found at the end of Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "2-And-a-Half-Star Wars Out of Five".
  10. ^ Credits found at the end of Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "Der Inflatable Fuhrer".
  11. ^ Credits found at the end of Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "Last Last One Forever and Ever".
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Official Aqua Teen Hunger Force Season 6 Episode guide from Adult Swim (archived using The Wayback Machine).
  13. ^ Trivia and Quotes from "Shake Like Me" at TV.com
  14. ^ Trivia and Quotes "She Creature" at TV.com
  15. ^ Trivia and Quotes from "Chick Magnet" at TV.com
  16. ^ Trivia and Quotes from "2-And-a-Half-Star Wars Out Of Five" at TV.com
  17. ^ Krakow, Jonah (27 April 2009). "Aqua Teen Hunger Force: "Creature from Plaque Lagoon" Review That's a lot of messed up teeth.". IGN. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  18. ^ Krakow, Jonah (4 May 2009). "Aqua Teen Hunger Force: "Time Machine" Review Frylock invents the lamest time machine ever". IGN. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  19. ^ Krakow, Jonah (11 ay 2009). "Aqua Teen Hunger Force: "Pink Man" Review Star Wars! Star Trek! Underworld?". IGN. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  20. ^ Krakow, Jonah (18 May 2009). "Aqua Teen Hunger Force: "Fry Legs" Review She's just not that into Frylock.". Aqua Teen Hunger Force: "Fry Legs" Review She's just not that into Frylock. IGN. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  21. ^ Krakow, Jonah (26 May 2009). "Aqua Teen Hunger Force: "Der Inflatable Fuhrer" Review Meatwad speaks Yiddish?". IGN. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  22. ^ Krakow, Jonah (1 June 2009). "Aqua Teen Hunger Force: "Aqua Teen Live Action Episode Spectaculeur!" Review Aqua Teen Hunger Force comes alive!". IGN. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  23. ^ Aqua Teen Hunger Force 6 (2008) at Amazon.com. Retrieved October 8, 2011
  24. ^ Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Vol. 7 at Amazon.com. Retrieved October 8, 2011
  25. ^ "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume 06". Madman Entertainment. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  26. ^ "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume 07". Madman Entertainment. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  27. ^ Aqua Teen Hunger Force Season 7 at iTunes.
  28. ^ Aqua Teen Hunger Force Season 7 at the Xbox Live Marketplace.
  29. ^ Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume 7 at Amazon Instant Video.
  30. ^ "Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Volume 6". TV Shows On DVD.com. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  31. ^ "Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1) - Volume 7 DVD Information". TVShowsOnDVD.com. 2010-01-06. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 

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