Aqua Something You Know Whatever

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Aqua Something You Know Whatever
Aqua Something You Know Whatever.png
The Aqua Something You Know Whatever title card used throughout the ninth season.
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 10
Release
Original network Adult Swim
Original release June 24 –
August 26, 2012
Season chronology
List of Aqua Teen Hunger Force episodes

Aqua Something You Know Whatever (or ASYKW) is the alternative title given to the ninth season of the animated television series Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The ninth season originally aired in the United States on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. This season premiered on June 24, 2012 with "Big Bro" and ended with "Totem Pole" on August 26, 2012, with a total of ten episodes. 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 next-door neighbor, Carl Brutananadilewski in a suburban neighborhood Seattle, New Jersey, a fictional location which is completely identical to their other previous homes seen in past seasons.

Episodes in this season were written and directed by Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro. Almost every episode in this season features a special guest appearance, which continues a practice used in past seasons. This season has been released in various forms of home media, including on demand streaming on Hulu Plus.

Production[edit]

Every episode in this season was written and directed by series creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, who have both written and directed every episode of the series. All episodes originally aired in the United States on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. The theme music for this season was written and performed by Mariachi El Bronx and Schoolly D.[1]

In season nine 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] Recurring cast member George Lowe returned for a prominent role in "Rocket Horse & Jet Chicken", where he voiced Jet Chicken.

Season nine also features several guest appearances. Insult comic Lisa Lampanelli voiced Carl's girlfriend Darlene in "Big Bro". Mastodon band members Brann Dailor, Brent Hinds, and Troy Sanders all voiced three rock devils Uno, Yahtzee, and Boggle, while Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme provided a guest voice of a giant octopus in "Shirt Herpes". Steve Schirripa provided the voice of Terry's partner (whose name turns out to be Dante) in "Bookie". Brett Gelman voiced Rocket Horse in "Rocket Horse & Jet Chicken". Comedian Kyle Kinane voiced a doctor in "Rocket Horse & Jet Chicken" and returned to voice Dr. Balthazar in "Buddy Nugget". Williams Street executive producer Walter Newman voiced himself in "Rocket Horse & Jet Chicken". Kurt Metzger has an uncredited role as a Flavor Flav impersonator in "Buddy Nugget". In "Zucotti Manicotti", Michael Jai White had an uncredited role as Zucotti Manicotti, and Crimson Tightwad was voiced by celebrity chef Kevin Gillespie, while The Boondocks veteran Carl Jones provided the voice of the real Zucotti. German metal band Wolfchant guest-starred as the infamous rock band Totem Pole in the season finale of the same name.

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
111 1 "Big Bro" Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro June 24, 2012 (2012-06-24) 1102 1.246[7]

Carl and Frylock compete for the affections of Darlean, the mother of Frylock's little brother Gerald.

Guest appearance: Lisa Lampanelli as Darlene.
112 2 "Chicken and Beans" Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro July 1, 2012 (2012-07-01) 1101 1.068[8]
Meatwad becomes an internet celebrity after vomiting on stage during a performance of his song "Chicken and Beans." However, internet stardom goes to his head and he's driven into the darkness. Shake tries to become just as famous as him to no avail, while Frylock seeks to bring Meatwad back home and away from his aggressive attitude.
113 3 "Shirt Herpes" Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro July 8, 2012 (2012-07-08) 1103 1.255[9]

Master Shake is tricked by Carl to take on his cursed T-shirt that will never come off unless another agrees to take it. Guest appearances: Brann Dailor as Uno, Brent Hinds as Yahtzee, Troy Sanders as Boggle, Josh Homme as The Giant Octopus

Notes: This is the only episode in the series to be rated TV-MA for explicit sexual content (S) on American television.
114 4 "Rocket Horse & Jet Chicken" Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro July 15, 2012 (2012-07-15) 1105 1.218[10]

Meatwad reads a story he had written about a fictional encounter he had with a "hero" named Jet Chicken, and his sidekick Rocket Horse.

Guest appearances: George Lowe as Jet Chicken, Brett Gelman as Rocket Horse, Kyle Kinane as a doctor (uncredited), and Walter Newman as himself.
115 5 "The Granite Family" Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro July 22, 2012 (2012-07-22) 1106 1.334[11]
Master Shake, Meatwad, Frylock, and Carl barricade themselves in a bomb shelter after Master Shake starts a nuclear war in an attempt to revive an old cartoon series.
116 6 "Bookie" Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro July 29, 2012 (2012-07-29) 1107 1.195[12]

Master Shake starts placing various bets with Carl's friends -- and ends up beaten and threatened with death.

Guest appearance: Steve Schirripa as Dante
117 7 "Fightan Titan" Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro August 5, 2012 (2012-08-05) 1108 1.279[13]
Frylock constructs a giant female robot to stop Paul, previously seen in "Couples Skate", from destroying the city, but needs Master Shake, Meatwad, and Carl to pilot it with him. Their stupidity and aggressiveness, however, nearly compromises the plans.
118 8 "Buddy Nugget" Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro August 12, 2012 (2012-08-12) 1104 1.191[14]

Master Shake takes credit for Frylock's new social media invention the Buddy Nugget.

Guest appearances: Kyle Kinane as Dr. Balthazar and Kurt Metzger as a Flavor Flav impersonator (uncredited).
119 9 "Zucotti Manicotti" Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro August 19, 2012 (2012-08-19) 1110 1.185[15]

Master Shake poses as Meatwad's new favorite TV character Zucotti Manicotti to taunt him, but things get sticky when the real Zucotti shows up in lieu of the situation and tries to prove his existence.

Guest appearances: Carl Jones as The Real Zucotti Manicotti and Kevin Gillespie as Crimson Tightwad
120 10 "Totem Pole" Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro August 26, 2012 (2012-08-26) 1109 1.305[16]

Carl attends a concert at the local high school for a relatively unpopular band called Totem Pole.

Guest appearances: Wolfchant as Totem Pole

Home release[edit]

The entire ninth season was released in HD and SD on iTunes, the Xbox Live Marketplace, and Amazon Video.[17][18][19] In 2016 this season was made available for on-demand streaming on Hulu Plus.[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martins, Chris. "Flying Lotus Writing New 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' Theme Song". Spin. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Eason, Jonas. "Master Shake's character page". Adult Swim. Archived from the original on September 2, 2011. 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. ^ Son of the Bronx. "Adult Swim ratings (June 18-24, 2012)". Son of the Bronx. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  8. ^ Son of the Bronx. "Adult Swim ratings (June 25-July 1, 2012)". Son of the Bronx. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Son of the Bronx". Son of the Bronx. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  10. ^ http://sonofthebronx.blogspot.com/. "Adult Swim ratings (July 9-15, 2012)". http://sonofthebronx.blogspot.com/. Retrieved 22 June 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  11. ^ Pucci, Douglas (July 27, 2012). "Adult Swim Weekly Ratings Scorecard (July 16–22, 2013)". Son of the Bronx. New York City: Blogger. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  12. ^ Pucci, Douglas (August 3, 2012). "Adult Swim Weekly Ratings Scorecard (July 23–29, 2013)". Son of the Bronx. New York City: Blogger. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  13. ^ Pucci, Douglas (August 9, 2012). "Adult Swim Weekly Ratings Scorecard (July 30 – August 5, 2013)". Son of the Bronx. New York City: Blogger. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  14. ^ Pucci, Douglas (August 15, 2012). "Adult Swim Weekly Ratings Scorecard (August 6–12, 2013)". Son of the Bronx. New York City: Blogger. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  15. ^ Pucci, Douglas (August 23, 2012). "Adult Swim Weekly Ratings Scorecard (August 13–19, 2013)". Son of the Bronx. New York City: Blogger. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  16. ^ Pucci, Douglas (August 31, 2012). "Adult Swim Weekly Ratings Scorecard (August 20–26, 2013)". Son of the Bronx. New York City: Blogger. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  17. ^ Aqua Something You Know Whatever at iTunes.
  18. ^ Aqua Something You Know Whatever, Season 1 at the Xbox Live Marketplace.
  19. ^ Aqua Something You Know Whatever Season 1 at Amazon Video.
  20. ^ AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE: EPISODES at Hulu.

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Preceded by
Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1
Aqua Teen Hunger Force seasons Succeeded by
Aqua TV Show Show