Aqua Teen Hunger Force (season 7)
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force (season 7)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Original network||Adult Swim|
|Original release||Episode six sneak peek:
December 13, 2009
February 7, 2010 –
May 2, 2010
The seventh 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 seven officially started with "Rabbot Redux" on February 7, 2010, and ended on May 2, 2010 with "One Hundred", with a total of twelve episodes. Aqua Teen Hunger Force 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 in South New Jersey.
Season seven is notable for being the final season of the series to premiere as an Aqua Teen Hunger Force season, as the series started using alternative titles in 2011. Episodes in season seven 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 made available on DVD, and other forms of home media, including on demand streaming on Hulu Plus.
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. This is the final season branded under the Aqua Teen Hunger Force title before Willis and Maiellaro started using a different alternative title for each season in 2011. As with most seasons, several episodes originally aired outside of their production order.
Season seven officially began with "Rabbot Redux" on February 7, 2010. "Rabbot Redux" is the conclusion of the season six finale, "Last Last One Forever and Ever", and features multiple references to the series' first episode, "Rabbot" and many other episodes as well. "Rabbot Redux" also featured a new intro and credits song, which was only used for that episode, performed by Schoolly D. "Rabbot Redux" marks Schoolly D's first appearance on Aqua Teen Hunger Force since season one, as well as Rabbot's first appearance since "The Last One". Also in "Rabbot Redux", it is revealed that Frylock has legs that simply retract into his body, which was never mentioned before.
Season seven also features the series' 100th episode, "One Hundred". The episode marks Dr Weird's first appearance since Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters, as well as Handbanana's second appearance.
In season seven the main cast consisted of Dana Snyder who provided the voice of Master Shake, Carey Means who provided the voice of Frylock, and series co-creator Dave Willis who provided the voice of both Meatwad and Carl Brutananadilewski.
Season seven also featured many guest appearances. Don Kennedy who had previously worked with Willis and Maiellaro on Space Ghost Coast to Coast as the voice of Tansit and The Brak Show, provided the voice of Lance in "Rubberman". Todd Barry voiced the birds in "Eggball". Musicians Michael Kohler and Chuck D voiced themselves in "A PE Christmas". Larry Miller voiced himself in the lead role and Gillian Jacobs voiced Carl's wife in "Larry Miller Hair System". Bill Hader of Saturday Night Live voiced the pod and the band Chickenfoot voiced themselves in "IAMAPOD". In "Hands On a Hamburger" Craig Hartin provided the voice of Phil Samson. Paul F. Tompkins voiced the angel of the man Master Shake killed and Insane Clown Posse made a cameo as themselves in "Juggalo". Brooks Braselman played the main role of the ghost, as well its clones, in "Kangarilla and the Magic Tarantula". In "One Hundred" Robert Smigel voiced the One Hundred monster, Nick Weidenfeld voiced a television executive, Tom Savini voiced an unnamed cop, and Amber Nash voiced Master Shake's girlfriend Tabitha during the "The Bayou Boo-Ya" segment.
Season seven features "A PE Christmas", the first Aqua Teen Hunger Force Christmas episode since the season four episode, "T-Shirt of the Living Dead". "A PE Christmas" originally aired off-season as a Christmas special only twice on December 13, 2009. The episode was never rebroadcast again until it made its official premiere on March 14, 2010, where it aired as the fifth episode of the season in the television order. The official premiere featured the full ending that was not featured on either of the December 13, 2009 airings. The full ending has been featured in reruns of the episode ever since the March 14, 2010 debut.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.
|89||1||"Rubberman"||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||February 14, 2010||701|
Carl starts raking used condoms on the Aqua Teens' yard. It gives Frylock the idea to make a duck out of the used condoms to promote safe sex. Meatwad puts Carl's lamp on the duck to bring him to life, despite Frylock's protest. He names him Lance and the two bond, but their friendship becomes questionable when Lance has him help commit crimes.
Guest appearances: Don Kennedy as RubbermanNotes: This is the final episode to be rated TV-MA-V.
|90||2||"Eggball"||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||February 21, 2010||702|
Master Shake builds a pinball machine designed after himself. He runs out of pinballs, and the Aqua Teens travel to Death Island to collect pinball eggs from a flightless bird he met that one time.Guest appearance: Todd Barry as the birds.
|91||3||"Multiple Meat"||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||April 11, 2010||703|
|Master Shake is in the back yard of his house using a sword to cut Meatwad in half. After Meatwad was cut into two pieces, both pieces get up and both have the same personality as Meatwad, and the two start talking. Later in Frylock's room, Frylock explains to Shake that every time Meatwad is cut up he will multiply, like a worm. The two halves of Meatwad both attempt to enter the house, after realizing they both can't fit in at once, they both get into a long discussion, which lasts several months, on who should go first, until Frylock eventually tricks them both into coming inside. Soon after, Shake cuts Meatwad up seven more times, thus creating a total of eight Meatwads. Carl later attempts to scam the eight different Meatwads in a game of Texas hold 'em, by playing with flashcards. Carl wins the game but storms out of the room treating revenge from his cousin, when he found out he was only playing for play money, a backscratcher, and two of Meatwad's dolls. Master Shake then continues to cut up Meatwad, till the point were there is enough Meatwads to fill up the entire living room, all of which attempt to form a group. After seeing this Frylock decides to leave home, after telling the Meatwads to sing "3 million bottles of beer on the wall", which they can not sing correctly, which annoys Master Shake. Twenty-seven years after leaving Master Shake and the Meatwads alone, Frylock returns to give Master Shake to give him a bug bomb, where he finds the house is in ruins, Master Shake has punctured his eyes and ears out, and the Meatwads still sing the same song incorrectly. Frylock tells Master Shake that after leaving home he wrote a successful book, which turned into a franchise of movies, television shows, and series of self-help discs; and that he also married Cheryl Tiegs, then her grand daughter, then explains he also bought a small island and the New York Giants. The Meatwads finally finish the song, and soon start over, which leads to Master Shake's off air gunshot suicide. The episode ends with Frylock leaving the house in a white limousine.|
|92||4||"Monster"||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||February 28, 2010||704|
|Meatwad believes there's a monster in his closet. Scared, he refuses to sleep in his own room by any means necessary, going as far as stealing Frylock's credit card to stay in a high class hotel and spending enormously in the process. Not willing to put up with the trouble, Frylock does everything he can to convince Meatwad that there is no monster in his closet, while Shake tries to horseshoe himself into the situation just to take advantage of whatever he wants.|
|93||5||"Rabbot Redux"||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||February 7, 2010||705|
The episode starts where "Last Last One Forever and Ever" left off, with the Aqua Teens moving into a new house on the other side of Carl's house to start a new life, much to Carl's dismay. The Rabbot makes a brief appearance in the end. In general, this episode is what the title says it to be; a rehashing of the original pilot episode, as some of the original dialogue is used here, with major tweaks.Notes: This is the first episode to have a new theme song; the original theme song was subsequently reinstated after this episode. Schoolly D appears as himself.
|94||6||"A PE Christmas"||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||December 13, 2009[N]||706|
The day before Christmas, Master Shake nearly embarrasses the Aqua Teens at church with his crude behavior. Back home, Frylock announces that the year has been rough and they won't receive as much presents as expected. Shake says that he had some sort of epiphany during the service, and decides to do things "differently." Having stolen the identities of Flavor Flav and Chuck D, he plans to make and release an album under their names for the holiday season. With Meatwad on his side and Frylock dismissing from the plan, the duo try to record the songs before Christmas, which naturally doesn't work out.Dave Willis can be seen in the church scene, in the beginning of this episode. This is the third Aqua Teen Hunger Force Christmas episode.
|95||7||"Larry Miller Hair System"||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||April 25, 2010||707|
Larry Miller shows Carl what his life would be like if he had a full head of hair so Carl would buy the Larry Miller Hair System for Men. Later on Larry leaves to gamble, while Carl decides to ruin the Hair Carl's life. It works so well that the Hair Carl kills himself. After that Larry returns to give Carl the system which Frylock thinks is affecting him. The Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future thinks Carl is a robot, but one of his robots points out that only his hair is metal. At the end, the Cybernetic Ghost enters a fake time chamber which ruins his plans.Guest appearances: Larry Miller as himself and Gillian Jacobs as Carl's wife.
|96||8||"IAMAPOD"||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||March 28, 2010||708|
A pod attempts to replicate Master Shake and then follow Chickenfoot on the road.Guest appearances: Chickenfoot and Bill Hader as the Pod.
|97||9||"Hands On a Hamburger"||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||March 21, 2010||709|
The Aqua Teens compete in a contest at a suspiciously-familiar burger chain, unaware that they are pawns in Dr. Wongburger's latest scheme.Guest appearance: Phil Samson as himself.
|98||10||"Juggalo"||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||April 4, 2010||710|
Master Shake kills a guy (with the help of Meatwad) in the process of creating a diversion so that he can streak nude through town. He shows up as a vengeful angel who makes Shake change his ways by temporarily sending him to hell as a threat unless he obeys to perform good deeds. Annoyed, Shake turns to a Clown Posse fan, whom he believes holds the powers of darkness to rid him of his angel.Guest appearances: Insane Clown Posse and Paul F. Tompkins as the angel
|99||11||"Kangarilla and the Magic Tarantula"||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||April 18, 2010||711|
Frylock is with Meatwad, in Carl's back yard, Meatwad is doing the backstroke in Carl's pool, and trying to get Frylock's attention by doing so. Frylock has been playing a game on his cell phone the whole time. Meatwad starts drowning, which Frylock ignores, Meatwad eventually gets out of the pool, and starts yelling at Frylock ignoring him. Meatwad then tries to get Frylock's attention by calling him, which Frylock ignores. After this attempt Master Shake comes over to criticize Frylock for ignoring Meatwad. Master Shake then notices Frylock's game and starts watching him play. Master Shake tries to play the game, but messes up, forcing Frylock to start over, meanwhile Meatwad the notices a series of floating objects, after Meatwad tells Master Shake and Frylock about this, and they continue to ignore him, and play the game. Hours later Master Shake and Frylock are still outside playing the game, until the battery wears, out, and the two go inside, and plug it in. Inside the house, once again, Meatwad is trying to the Master Shake's and Frylock's attention, by wearing shoes, and pointing out a series of floating objects in the house, which they continue to ignore. Soon after, blood writes "Smiley Junction" on the wall, and a series of plates break, doors slam, and objects fly around, which Master Shake and Frylock still ignore. Then blood starts flowing from Frylock's phone, which they do not notice, and then a mouth appears on the phone, and bites Shake's fingers, which he blames on sticky buttons, and soon forgets about it, and continues to play. Soon after a ghost appears, asking Meatwad to get Shake and Frylock's attention, Meatwad tells him that he often threatens suicide, for attention. Meatwad then tells Shake and Frylock that he's going to kill himself, and pulls out a gun, which they ignore, and then goes on to shoot himself three times in the head, which doesn't hurt him, and Frylock and Shake continue to ignore him. Meatwad then tells the ghost to blow up the house, which destroys the phone, and effectively get Shake and Frylock's attention. Outside Frylock finally meets the ghost. The ghost tells Frylock's he's from Smiley Junction, Meatwad then asks what Smiley Junction is. Frylock then explains that Smiley Junction was an old community, which was accidentally bombed, then block off from the rest of the world, which led to the deaths of all the residents. The ghost then explains to Frylock, that he was in their house to get away from cell phone signals, which kill ghosts. The ghost also tells Frylock he just wanted pizza and Chinese take-out, but could not order any. The ghost then tells Frylock to organize a benefit, with Meat Loaf, to put an end to cell phones, Frylock suggests that the ghost open his own pizza place to solve his problem, the ghost decides to go with the idea. Meatwad then asks about his Meat Loaf concert idea, which Carl overhears. Carl then tells Master Shake, Frylock, Meatwad, and the ghost, about the time his second cousin, Denese, gave Meat Loaf a handjob. Carl then pulls out his cell phone to call Denese to tell the story, while the signals from his phone kills the ghost. On the phone Carl starts arguing with Denese, while the ghost of the ghost shows, up and is instantly dies, from the cell phone signals. Shake and Meatwad then demand that Carl gives them the phone, while he's arguing with Denese. Another ghost shows up, and dies, Carl calls Denese back, while another ghost shows up and dies. The episode ends with Meatwad killing ghosts with a cell phone, while Shake and Frylock watch.Guest appearance: Brooks Braselman as the ghosts.
|100||12||"One Hundred"||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro||May 2, 2010||712|
|Tom Savini as policemen, Robert Smigel as One Hundred and mc chris as singing puppet.|
Ramsey Isler of IGN gave "Rubberman" an 8 out of 10, which is considered "Great" comparing the episode to a Horror Show, but also saying it was entertaining to watch. "Eggball" was given a 6.3 out of 10 which is considered "Okay", by Isler who thought the pinball themed episode had real potential but gave it a negative review calling it a "dud" and an incoherent mess and followed it up with "ATHF—it's always going to be random, and it's always going to be hit or miss". Isler appreciated "Multiple Meats" for being Meatwad centric and for not using dark humor or shock value comedy during the majority of the episode and ultimately gave the episode a 7.8 out of 10, which is considered "Good". Isler gave "Moster" a generally positive review but gave the ending some criticism for not being "as strong as it could have been" and ultimate gave the episode an 8.6 which is considered "Great". "Rabbot Redux" was given a 7 which is considered "Good" by Isler who found to be random, and gave the episode a neural review, and claimed it was better than the Super Bowl XLIV half time show, which had aired earlier that night on CBS. Jonah Krakow of IGN, who reviewed the sneak peek version of "A PE Christmas" that aired on December 13, 2009, gave the episode an 8.5 which is considered "Great", he called it a good come back for the series after "Last Last One Forever and Ever" and compared it to several other Adult Swim Christmas specials that aired that month.
Five episodes from season seven were released on the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume DVD set in Region 1 on June 1, 2010, along with six episodes from season six. The remaining episodes were released on the Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1: Season 1 DVD set on October 11, 2011, along with the entire eighth season. Both sets were released by Adult Swim and distributed by Warner Home Video. Both sets feature completely uncensored audio, with Volume Seven marking the first time episodes were released uncensored. Both sets also feature special features. Both sets were later released in Region 4 by Madman Entertainment on June 16, 2010 and November 30, 2011 respectively.
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume Seven|
|Set details||Special features|
|Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|June 1, 2010||N/A||June 16, 2010|
|Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1: Season 1|
|Set details||Special features|
|Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|October 11, 2011||N/A||November 30, 2011|
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- Eason, Jonas. "Master Shake's character page". Adult Swim. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
- Eason, Jonas. "Frylock's character page". Adult Swim. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
- Eason, Jonas. "Meatwad's character page". Adult Swim. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
- Eason, Jonas. "Carl's character page". Adult Swim. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
- Credits found at the end of Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "Rubberman".
- Credits found at the end of Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "Eggball".
- Credits found at the end of Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "A PE Christmas".
- Credits found at the end of Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "Larry Miller Hair System".
- Credits found at the end of Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "iAmaPod".
- Credits found at the end of Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "Hands On a Hamburger".
- Credits found at the end of Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "Juggalo".
- Credits found at the end of Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "Kangarilla and the Magic Tarantula".
- Credits found at the end of Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "One Hundred".
- Isler, Ramsey (15 February 2010). "Aqua Teen Hunger Force: "Rubberman" Review It's dark, morbid, gross, violent...and entertaining.". IGN. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
- Isler, Ramsey (22 February 2010). "Aqua Teen Hunger Force: "Eggball" Review Shake's a pinball wizard, and there certainly is a twist.". IGN. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
- Isler, Ramsey (12 April 2010). "Aqua Teen Hunger Force: "Multiple Meat" Review What's more fun that one Meatwad? A room full of them.". IGN. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
- Isler, Ramsey (1 March 2010). "Aqua Teen Hunger Force: "Monster" Review Meatwad's got a problem in his closet.". IGN. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
- Isler, Ramsey (8 February 2010). "Aqua Teen Hunger Force: "Rabbot Redux" Review Needs more Rabbot.". IGN. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
- Krakow, Jonah (14 December 2009). "Aqua Teen Hunger Force: "A PE Christmas" Review Shake and Meatwad sniff out easy money and record a Christmas album.". IGN. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Vol. 7 at Amazon.com. Retrieved October 8, 2011
- "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume 07". Madman Entertainment. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
- "Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 Volume 1 (Aqua Teen Season 8)". Madman Entertainment. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force Season 8 at iTunes.
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force Season 8 at the Xbox Live Marketplace.
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume 8 at Amazon Video.
- AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE: EPISODES at Hulu.
- Spangler, Todd. "Hulu Pacts With Turner for Exclusive Rights to Cartoon, Adult Swim, TNT, TBS Shows". Variety. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- "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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