Aqua Teen Hunger Force (season 1)

Aqua Teen Hunger Force (season 1)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Season 1
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Volume One DVD cover, which features episodes 1-16 from season one
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 18
Original channel Cartoon Network
(episode 1)
Adult Swim (episodes 2-18)
Original run December 30, 2000 – December 29, 2002
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 Volume One:
November 18, 2003 (2003-11-18)
Volume Two:
July 20, 2004 (2004-07-20)
Region 4 April 4, 2007
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List of Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 episodes

The first season of the animated television series, Aqua Teen Hunger Force originally aired in the United States. Season one unofficially started on December 30, 2000 with the unannounced stealth airing of "Rabbot" on Cartoon Network. Season one officially began one week after the official launch of Adult Swim, on September 9, 2001 with "Escape from Leprechaupolis", and ended with "Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future" on December 29, 2002, with a total of eighteen episodes.



All episodes in season one were written and directed by series creators Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis. The first episode from this season, "Rabbot" originally aired in the United States on Cartoon Network, unannounced, on December 30, 2000. [1] The remaining episodes from this season originally aired on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. All episodes from this season are rated either TV-14 or TV-PG.

The first three episodes of season one feature Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad as detectives. After three 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 stuff". In the show itself, Frylock mentions that they stopped fighting crime because "that wasn't making us a whole lot of money".[2] This premise was later revisited in the season eight episodes "Allen Part 1" and "Allen Part 2",[3][4] which were the first two episodes to premiere as Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1, after the title was officially changed in 2011.[5]

Season one features guest appearances. Scott Hilley provided the voice of Flargon and Andy Merrill provided the voice of Merle in "Escape from Leprechaupolis". H. Jon Benjamin voiced Mothmonsterman, and Don Kennedy and Mary Kraft made live action cameos in "Bus of the Undead". Ol' Drippy was voiced by Todd Field in "Ol' Drippy". David Cross voiced Happy Time Harry in "Dumber Dolls", and Matt Harrigan voiced Major Shake in "Bad Replicant". Love Mummy was voiced by Tom Clark in "Love Mummy", and Todd Hanson played Wwwyzzerdd in "Interfection". "PDA" featured Todd Barry as Romulox and Vishal Roney an Insurance Adjuster. Rita McGrath voiced Svetlana in "Mail Order Bride", and Glenn Danzig voiced Danzig in "Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future".


Season one marks the first official appearances of Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad, who first made unofficial rough-cut appearances in the Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode, "Baffler Meal". This season also marks the first appearance of their next door neighbor, Carl Brutananadilewski, as well as a number of recurring characters such as Dr. Weird, Steve, Ignignokt, Err, Oglethorpe, Emory, MC Pee Pants, Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future, and George Lowe.

Season one started with "Rabbot", which originally aired on December 30, 2000 unannounced at 5:00 am. There are many differences from the original "stealth" broadcast of this episode and the final cut. There was no theme song or opening titles, the segues that cut to another scene were also different - instead of Schooly D narrating over some rap music, they showed the old "outer space zoom" segue from the Hanna-Barbera Superfriends cartoon, with the Aqua Teen Hunger Force (instrumental) theme music played over it.

In the cold open, after the Rabbot escapes, Dr. Weird says "Unleash the mechanical frog!" and the giant garage door opens again, showing a huge mechanical frog. There was also a scene of Master Shake sitting in the hair salon talking about things he hates. After Meatwad says "everyone likes dancing" it cuts to Shake getting his hair done and saying "..And I HATE dancing. It's one of my LEAST favorite things to do. Other things I hate are work, exercise, people, stupid people—".


# Total Title Original airdate Prod. Code
1 1 "Rabbot" December 30, 2000 (2000-12-30) 101
Dr. Weird builds a titanic robotic rabbit, which spritzes everything it does not smash (such as the Powerpuff Mall and, more importantly, Carl's car) with a hair-growing formula. It is up to the Aqua Teens to stop this menace, though Master Shake is not as enthusiastic about this mission as he first seemed. 
2 2 "Escape from Leprechaupolis" September 9, 2001 (2001-09-09) 102

Master Shake asks Frylock to look up what kinds of acid dissolve meat, to Meatwad's dismay. Frylock then receives an email telling him to go to the park and step into a rainbow to make him rich with gold, and also to forward the email to 20 other people. While Frylock wonders who would be stupid enough to fall for this, we see Carl in the park waiting impatiently for the rainbow.

Three leprechauns, Flargon, Dingle, and Merle, are seen in a nearby forest carrying out a plan to use a rainbow machine to rob people, but it appears the only things they have robbed people of is their shoes and a Bananarama tape, sans case. They spot Carl waiting for the rainbow, and engage the machine, which sucks Carl to the forest, where the leprechauns mug him for his gold chain.

Shake and Frylock are swimming in Carl's pool, when Carl comes out of the sky. Carl tells Frylock what happened, and Frylock insists that they investigate, to which Shake reluctantly agrees to. The rainbow appears, and Shake runs into it. Frylock uses his Frydar to find Shake, and Meatwad immediately claims a pair of roller skates and the Bananarama tape.

Frylock discovers what the Leprechauns are doing, and Shake takes credit for it as he was there first. When the leprechauns try to use the machine on Frylock, he blows it up. With the machine destroyed, the leprechauns flatly deny doing it, which Shake believes after finding Carl's gold chain. Meatwad explains that they don't need a machine to create a rainbow, since rainbows come from "happy thoughts, dreams, chocolate unicorns, gumdrops, licorice sunsets, and fuzzy gumdrop bears in gumdrop land." The leprechauns escape, which Shake blames on Frylock for "trying to frame them".

Shake explains to Carl that the case is unsolved, but is questioned regarding Carl's chain, which is hanging from Shake's straw. Meatwad shushes Shake so he can try to sleep and dream of the rainbow, when a rainbow appears on Carl's house and tears it from its foundation, and bringing it to the leprechauns, crushing them. The episode ends with Carl chasing Master Shake. Rated TV-PG-L.

Guest appearance: Scott Hilley as Flargon 
3 3 "Bus of the Undead" September 30, 2001 (2001-09-30) 103

Mothmonsterman escapes from Dr. Weird's lair and is drawn to the Aqua Teens' house by lights. It turns out the lights are the "Shake Signal" which Master Shake is wearing on his head while watching "Assisted Living Dracula". Mothmonsterman threatens trouble for the Aqua Teens if they don't leave their lights on. Master Shake suspects that the school bus from which Mothmonsterman is calling them is actually possessed by Dracula's ghost. Frylock attempts to discover who is threatening them by putting the flag that Mothmonsterman destroyed in his cloner. Eventually, though, Frylock decides to prove to Master Shake that the bus is not Dracula by taking him to Dracula's grave.

When the Aqua Teens return home they find Mothmonsterman in their house watching "Assisted Living Dracula"; he has encased Carl in a cocoon and laid a thousand eggs in his esophagus, and Carl is "being a real baby about it." Shortly thereafter the house is taken over by cloned monsters created when Shake threw a pan of brownies into the cloner, where they spliced with the moth DNA to form Brownie Monsters. Rated TV-PG-L.

Guest appearance: Jon Benjamin as Mothmonsterman, Don Kennedy as Assisted Living Dracula (live action), Mary Kraft as Assisted Living Dracula's nurse (live action).

Note: "Bus of the Undead" is the first episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force to premiere after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
4 4 "Mayhem of the Mooninites" October 14, 2001 (2001-10-14) 104

A pixellated purple ship lands in the street in front of Carl and the Aqua Teens' houses. Two short, square-shaped, pixellated aliens exit the ship and knock on Carl's door. They identify themselves as Ignignokt and Err, Mooninites from the inner core of the Moon and members of a race hundreds of years advanced from the people of the Earth. Carl slams the door in their face and the Mooninites decide to go next door to the Aqua Teens' house, where a sign on the lawn says there is a room for rent.

In their house, Master Shake explains to Meatwad that he is renting out Meatwad's room in order to make money. Shake answers the door and the Mooninites enter. As references, they spin in place and glow. Shake gives them the room. Shakes asks for a deposit, and Ignignokt offers Meatwad's jambox. Shake accepts.

Meatwad complains to the Mooninites about Shake, and they show him how to shoot the bird and smoke cigarettes. Later, after swimming in Carl's pool, they attempt to dry a wet towel over Frylock's computer. Frylock is unhappy to learn that Shake has rented them Meatwad's room. Frylock suspiciously questions the Mooninites and he is not impressed. When Meatwad rolls out of his room smoking a cigarette and asking for alcohol, Frylock is even more incensed. Shake breaks out an electric guitar and says that the Mooninites gave it to him.

Meatwad goes with the Mooninites to the mall, where Ignignokt and Err spit in Meatwad's face until he steals a rack of DVDs while the Mooninites steal televisions and stereo equipment. Frylock must retrieve Meatwad from mall security, while the Mooninites make it back safely and mention that they have gouged expletives into Carl's car. Carl is angry.

On the way back to their house, Meatwad shows Frylock his tough new clown tattoo. In Carl's pool, Shake and the Mooninites see who can hold their breath underwater the longest. Carl comes outside and complains about the vandalism to his car, and Ignignokt takes out 'Mr. Laser', a pixellated pistol-like gun. He fires a shot at Carl, but it moves extremely slowly. Carl easily moves out of the way and dodges it, but it bounces off his house and hits him in the back, causing him to disappear.

Frylock hovers to the pool, surprising Master Shake. They all go back into the Aqua Teens' house, and while everyone watches a movie on the television about 'Vegetable Man', Frylock tells the Mooninites he wants them to move out. When everyone ignores him, Frylock destroys the television with energy balls from his eyes. The Mooninites are initially impressed by how fast the balls move, but then pretend that the balls were actually primitive.

Frylock and the Mooninites takes their dispute outside, where Frylock uses his fries to plaster their flat two-dimensional bodies against the road. Meatwad rolls outside and shoves Frylock off of them, saying that the Mooninites are his friends. When Err extinguishes a cigarette in Meatwad's eye, Meatwad realizes they may not be his friends after all.

Ignignokt then utters the words 'Mooninites unite', and the smaller Err joins into an Err-shaped slot in the top of Ignignokt, forming the 'Quad Laser', wherein each of their arms holds a pixellated pistol-like gun. After stating that no one can defeat it, the Mooninites fire, shooting an even larger, even slower bullet than before. In response, Frylock shoots them with his energy balls, and the Mooninites quickly flee 'this primitive rock' in their ship.

Back on their ship, the Mooninites raise their middle fingers at the shrinking Earth. At Carl's pool, Shake says he will keep all of the Mooninites' stolen merchandise, because he deserves it. Having landed in a crater on the Moon, the Mooninites find Carl and threaten a 'Moon spanking'. NOTE: First episode to be rated TV-14.

Guest appearance: Don Kennedy as Vegetable Man (live action). 
5 5 "Balloonenstein" December 23, 2001 (2001-12-23) 105

In the opening, Carl is admiring his pool (completely decked out with painted flames and neon lights) and preventing Master Shake from getting anywhere near it because he is weird. Suddenly, a black hole appears in the sky and begins to suck up Carl. Frylock tries to help by tying a garden hose around his waist and having Shake hold on to it, but Shake ties it to a loosely-fitted gutter, and Frylock and Carl are sucked into the vortex.

Inside the house, Shake tricks Meatwad into climbing inside the dryer. When Frylock escapes the vortex (along with Carl, whose hands have grown greatly), he finds Shake inside and berates him for not holding the hose. When the dryer stops and Meatwad exits, he discovers he now has magical static powers (which he promptly uses to send Shake into midair, finally letting him go near the ceiling fan). While mainly using his shots of electricity to torment Shake, he does cause a great deal of harm: he shorts out Frylock's computer, jumps into Carl's pool (while Carl had his hand in it, blasting him across the yard and electrocuting him), and accidentally kills his friend, Squirrely.

Frylock, in a desperate attempt to remove Meatwad's powers, has Meatwad perform a "balloonism," having him take a blown-up balloon (shaped like Squirrely) and rub it over his body. Unfortunately, this doesn't work; the balloon becomes a massive electrified balloon which becomes even larger when Frylock tries to destroy it with electricity from his eyes. Eventually, it floats towards the sea, and the Aqua Teens head towards the beach. Frylock covers Meatwad in shattered glass and throws him in the ocean to pop the balloon; unfortunately, to get him to float, Frylock has to remove Meatwad's brain, causing him to only float around in the water and say "Do what now?" over and over. Eventually, another vortex opens, sucking up both the balloon and Meatwad.

Back home, while Shake and Frylock are in Carl's pool (with Shake claiming he could open the sky at his whim), Meatwad reappears, this time ten times his normal size. Celeste was really scared of him. Meatwad asks Frylock to "get away from the pool," and he then proceeds to jump onto Shake and the pool as the episode ends. 
6 6 "Space Conflict from Beyond Pluto" April 7, 2002 (2002-04-07) 106

Frylock is repeatedly transmitting the first few notes of La Cucaracha through a satellite dish on the roof of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force's house when he receives a response in the form of a house-shaking low bass note. Using his computer, Frylock contacts the aliens and opens a video feed. Two aliens, one green and one orange, both basically just a mass of spikes with heads, are barbecuing watermelon (which has ignited), some type of bird, and meat on a grill. They assure Frylock that the fact that they are barbecuing means they are peaceful.

The Plutonians, Oglethorpe and Emory, argue over whether they have laser eyes, then invite Frylock up to their ship. Although Oglethorpe is unsure whether they possess a transporter device, Emory knows they do and initiates the transport. As Frylock is transporting, Oglethorpe knocks over the barbecue, demanding that the 'gross shanks of meat leave his dominion' and prompting Emory to warn him about burning down the ship. Oglethorpe reveals that he has a plan to betray Frylock - he will melt him, in the 'Meltorium'. Emory objects, thinking they were just going to hang out, but Oglethorpe insists.

Frylock appears with a six-pack of beer. Oglethorpe initially does not recognize Frylock, but then invites him into the Meltorium. Frylock declines. After a bit of conversation about the Plutonians' sweatbands/headbands, Oglethorpe again invites Frylock to the Meltorium, but he again declines. Frylock asks about their spikes, which Oglethorpe says are pointy arms. Emory explains that the spikes eject soap, and when Frylock says it smells like waste, Emory further explains that what is soap to one person is waste to another. Oglethorpe again attempts to lure Frylock into the Meltorium by 'tossing a frisbee' at it, but he only drops it and stomps on it.

Frylock asks if there is a higher brain form with which he could speak, but there isn't. When Oglethorpe states that the Plutonians' plan is to dominate the world, Frylock expresses his doubt that they could succeed and starts hitting random buttons in an effort to beam himself back home. Instead, he beams Master Shake aboard. Frylock finds the correct button and beams himself back to Earth. The Plutonians' stare at Shake open-mouthed, seemingly shocked by his appearance. Oglethorpe finally expresses his desire to blow up the Earth, though he seems unsure if that is actually his plan. Shake does not care and lies down to rest his back, which he says hurts after the transporting. Oglethorpe and Emory drag Shake into the Meltorium.

Back at home, Meatwad shows Frylock how he set a small piece of the carpet ablaze. Frylock chides him about using fire, but Meatwad has already melted the siding off of Carl's house in an effort to 'cut his grass'. Carl, who originally paid Shake to cut his lawn, tells Frylock and Meatwad that he wants to talk to him as soon as possible.

Back on the Plutonians' ship, Emory and Oglethorpe search in vain for the remote control that activates the Meltorium. In an effort to occupy Shake they shove a few magazines through a slot at the bottom of the door, but Shake isn't interested. The Plutonians then activate an 'underwater pizza' scenario, which turns the apparent background of the Meltorium into a looping video of a slice of pizza being pushed through an aquarium.

The 'space phone' starts ringing, and the Plutonians realize that they have left it in the Meltorium. The space phone, a small robot with phone handsets for arms, rolls up to Shake, who answers it. Oglethorpe opens the door to the Meltorium and grabs the phone from Shake, but it's Frylock and he wants to talk to Shake. Frylock tells him Carl wants to talk to him, and Shake says he's unavailable, but Carl can see him on Frylock's computer. Carl expresses his anger at Shake, but Shake states that some things simply carry risk. Carl threatens to slice Shake into pieces. Shake hangs up the phone.

Shake grows bored of the pizza video, so the Plutonians play him "This Horse's Anus". After several minutes, Shake exits the Meltorium, explaining that the video was amazing, while the Plutonians watch in stunned horror. Shake states that he really enjoys the Plutonians' neat stuff, and they lure him out into space with the promise of a $100 bill. Shake, inside a small egg-shaped pod, searches for the money, but the Plutonians fly away.

Shake lands back on Earth in front of Carl's house. Carl, brandishing a tire iron, jumps into the pod so that he can show Shake the finish on it 'up close'. Rated TV-PG-L. 
7 7 "Ol' Drippy" April 21, 2002 (2002-04-21) 107

Shake's laziness leads to an enormous mess in the kitchen. From that mess springs forth a sentient being made of various molds, who is afterward named "Ol' Drippy" by Meatwad. Ol' Drippy is an altruistic character who quickly makes the others forget about Shake's entire existence through his extreme kindness.

Guest appearance: Todd Field as Ol' Drippy 
8 8 "Revenge of the Mooninites" May 5, 2002 (2002-05-05) 108

Meatwad is counting the number of Harvest Time tickets he has, as he's trying to get a ten-speed. He is so keen on the idea of obtaining a ten-speed that he says while he doesn't want to do anything illegal, he would kill someone in front of his or her own mother in furtherance of this goal. The Mooninites show up, but Frylock throws them out. Meatwad asks Ignignokt and Err to help him win the ten-speed. They go to the Harvest Time carnival, where Err cheats on the skee ball machine to get more tickets. Instead of getting a ten-speed, the Mooninites leave with the Foreigner Belt, a belt that bestows upon them the powers of the super group Foreigner.

The Mooninites first use the belt on Carl, freezing him by using the belt with the song "Cold As Ice", then take his pornography and dresser. They then use the song "Dirty White Boy" on Meatwad and make him burn the dresser in the woods, starting a forest fire, and go back to the Aqua Teens' house. They then blur Frylock's vision with the song "Double Vision", so he can't shoot them with his eye blasts. Afterwards, Master Shake asks Ignignokt to use the belt to help him get girls. Err uses the belt on Shake with the songs "Working for the Weekend," "Turn Me Loose," and "Hot Girls In Love", but it has no effect as those are all songs by Loverboy. So they tell him to go stand in the middle of the street with his eyes closed. Meanwhile, Carl thaws himself with his tanning bed set on Jamaican, and steals the belt to use against the Mooninites. With the song "Hot Blooded", he boils the water in his pool where the Mooninites are soaking, causing them to flee. Frylock then shows up clutching Carl's azalea bushes in his fries, thinking they are the Mooninites. Carl asks if there's a reverse on the belt, to which Meatwad replies yes. Carl attempts to reverse the effects of the belt to undo the damage the Mooninites did, only to have the top of his head turn into a Connect Four board, learning that the belt was set on "Head Games". Meatwad tries to make Carl feel better by telling him that with computers, he can talk to people without having to leave the house.

Similar to the earlier episode "Mayhem of the Mooninites," the episode closes on board the Mooninites' spaceship as they retreat from Earth. Ignignokt extends a pixellated middle finger that is substantially longer than the finger displayed in "Mayhem of the Mooninites" and declares that he is doing it harder than he ever has. 
9 9 "MC Pee Pants" May 19, 2002 (2002-05-19) 109

Meatwad is listening to "I Want Candy", a song by an artist named MC Pee Pants, but he is listening to it while Master Shake is trying to play a guitar. He gets fed up and breaks the neck of the guitar, but Frylock intervenes and has a different idea. He tries to get Meatwad to try some different music, like Bach, Beethoven, and Vivaldi, but the moment he leaves the room, Meatwad switches back to I Want Candy. Frylock suggests Meatwad use headphones instead, but he turns it up so loud that it causes hearing damage. Shake threatens Meatwad with the broken guitar neck, but Meatwad escapes through the window.

Shake and Frylock try to use Carl's pool, but he is already in it. He asks about the music, and mentions that he cannot get the song out of his head. He's eating jawbreakers (which apparently is not related to the reason his teeth are blue).

Meatwad goes trick-or-treating (even though it is May) dressed as Elvis. First he visits his own house, and Shake answers the door, but only gives him some soy sauce, plumber's putty and a burning candle. Meatwad goes to Carl's house next, Carl complains about the music. Meatwad says that he does not listen to I Want Candy anymore. MC Pee Pants has a new single called I Need Candy. He then notices that Carl has a pallet of chocolate bunnies, which he apparently got from a dumpster.

Meatwad and Carl are washing Carl's car in the middle of the night listening to and singing the new song. Frylock takes notice of the song lyric, which mentions drilling a hole straight to hell to release ancient demons to run a global diet pill pyramid scheme. Shake says that all he hears in rap is "clicks and whistles". Meatwad and Carl hear the song mention the address "612 Wharf Avenue", which Carl recognizes as being an abandoned warehouse next to "Melon Shakers", a gentlemen's club. They decide to go there, bringing some chocolate bunnies for the road.

When they get there, Meatwad tells Carl to stay low and be quiet, but then turns on the song and runs into the warehouse. He sees a cardboard cut-out of MC Pee Pants up in a spider web, who orders Meatwad and Carl to get in a throne, which is actually a lawn chair and a Christmas tree stand attached to a giant drill. When Carl refuses, MC Pee Pants reveals his true form, a giant 8-foot spider with a diaper and shower cap, and attaches Carl to the drill, but there is not enough power to run it.

Frylock and Shake confront the spider, who says the only reason he is doing this is because he cannot fit in with anyone. Frylock takes him to a boarded-up Pizza Potamus restaurant and tells him to go in for a job interview. When MC Pee Pants goes to the door, the Aqua Teens blow him up, along with the building.

MC Pee Pants ends up in Hell, where Satan informs him that they only listen to speed metal. Rated TV-PG-LV. 
10 10 "Dumber Dolls" November 3, 2002 (2002-11-03) 110

Meatwad is playing with his dolls Vanessa and Dewey on the lawn when Master Shake suddenly pushes a lawnmower over them, shredding them to pieces, then attempts to do the same to Meatwad. Frylock takes Meatwad to the mall to buy a new doll. Meatwad wants Jiggle Billy, with the musket and the night vision goggles, but Frylock thinks he's too expensive so they purchase Happy Time Harry instead, a balding, drug-addicted action figure wearing nothing but shorts and red dancing shoes.

Back at home, Happy Time Harry threatens Meatwad with the knife attachment at the end of his right arm. Meatwad asks him if he likes dancing, to which Harry replies, "Not now, not ever." Harry reveals he doesn't actually dance because of a back injury and shows Meatwad his 'action bills', then lies down to take a nap. Meatwad tells Frylock that Harry is depressed, and Frylock writes out a check for $1,000,000 in 'fun money' on a Post-It. Harry tells Meatwad that what he needs is pills, to make the phone calls stop, so Frylock writes a Post-It prescription for 'jolly sunshine happiness.' Meatwad refuses to take it to Harry, and Frylock confronts Harry and discovers that he has drunk all of the Aqua Teens' root beer and triple sec (although he did not get to the tequila Frylock was going to use for margaritas, and he wasn't happy about hearing that). Periodically, Harry spontaneously vomits on the floor and/or passes out. Master Shake comes into Meatwad's room to torture him, but Happy Time Harry and Meatwad tell Shake to just 'do' (kill) Happy Time Harry. Outside, Shake threatens to kill Harry with a blowtorch, but Harry is so gung-ho about getting killed that Shake becomes unnerved and backs off.

Displeased with Happy Time Harry's attitude, Frylock purchases Jiggle Billy after all, but even his belly jiggling can't cheer up Meatwad and Harry. Outside the house, Meatwad, Jiggle Billy, and Happy Time Harry play, but Happy Time brings Jiggle Billy to such an emotional low that Jiggle Billy blows his own head off with his musket, though he survives. Frylock threatens to kill Happy Time, but Shake instead says they will make Happy Time immortal ('Highlander-style') as a suitable torture for the suicidal doll, by tossing him off a cliff.

The Aqua Teens stand atop a cliff, and after a short argument about whether or not this scenario was even in Highlander at all, Shake tosses Happy Time somewhere far below. Shake then jumps off the cliff, thinking he's immortal, but his straw catches on a branch and he decides he isn't. Some weeks later, Shake comes out of traction, rides up to Frylock and Meatwad in a wheelchair, and is then struck by lightning when he lofts a magical 'Highlander sword' skyward. Rated TV-14.

Guest appearance: David Cross as Happy Time Harry (credited as "Sir Willups Brightslymoore") 
11 11 "Bad Replicant" November 10, 2002 (2002-11-10) 111

The Plutonians hatch another plan, this time involving the abduction of Master Shake. Once they lure Shake aboard their ship, they dispatch a replicant to take his place. Unfortunately, the replicant only slightly resembles Master Shake and cannot dupe Frylock or Meatwad into believing that he is the real Master Shake.

Nearing the end of the episode, their plans were foiled and about 30 second later the Plutonians' ship's engines fail (which is unseen) and begins to fall to Earth. Shortly before the impact, Oglethorpe shouts "OH MY GOODNESS!" due to realizing that the impact was about to occur. Then the ship eventually crashlands.

After the impact, Oglethorpe shouts to Emory "GO!, GO!, GO!, DON'T GO BACK JUST GO!" as the plutonians leave the wrecked ship. Rated TV-PG-L.

Guest appearance: Matt Harrigan as Major Shake 
12 12 "Circus" November 17, 2002 (2002-11-17) 112
In an effort to finally rid himself of Meatwad, Shake manages to find the proprietor of a circus who is willing to buy him to use as an attraction. Soon after, Frylock discovers what truly happened to Meatwad and attends the circus show to see Meatwad's act. Rated TV-PG-DL. 
13 13 "Love Mummy" November 24, 2002 (2002-11-24) 113

The Aqua Teens are disturbed from their slumber in the middle of the night by the howling of something in their crawlspace. The next day, Frylock and Meatwad investigate and soon discover that an ancient Egyptian mummy resides there. Soon after the mummy is released from the confines of the crawlspace, he begins threatening the Teens with a curse unless they buy him lots of expensive gifts and over-priced food. Rated TV-PG-L.

Guest appearance: Tom Clark as the mummy 
14 14 "Dumber Days" December 1, 2002 (2002-12-01) 114

Frylock finds Master Shake and Meatwad in Carl's backyard, and is alarmed to see a bone sticking out of Meatwad, believing it's one of his. Meatwad tells Frylock that he took his brain out to polish it, and forgot where he put it, so he has had to stick a rotisserie chicken in there. Shake has the brain, however, and is using it for "undercover aquatic training." Frylock rips it away from Shake, and discovers the truth... Meatwad's brain is a cat toy!

Upon discovering this, Meatwad suddenly becomes both depressed and unaware of his surroundings. First, Carl throws him out of his window after Meatwad mistakenly thought his bedroom was his, and then he spends the next three days in the doorway of the Aqua Teens' house while ants crawl and build anthills around him. Frylock tries to convince him to come in, but Meatwad says that time and space are a mystery to him because he doesn't have a brain.

Frylock decides that the best way to make Meatwad feel better about himself is to find him a new brain. After Frylock measures the circumference of Carl's skull, Carl catches on and decides to give his friend Terry a call (the same Terry that Dr. Weird called earlier) and get a brain on the black market. Said brain arrives on the Aqua Teens' doorstep in a cooler the next day. Frylock apparently puts the brain into Meatwad's head, and the results are obvious. Meatwad's brain and body slowly grow and grow until they both are ridiculously huge and Meatwad's intellect grows to match.

Things come to a head when an arrogant Meatwad uses his brain to make Carl's car levitate and give kids rides in it for $5. When confronted by Frylock, Meatwad scolds him for getting in the way of his "financial superbrain." Frylock then yanks Meatwad's brain out of his head, revealing that he just stuck his old toy brain in there and left the donor brain in the cooler. Meatwad slowly shrinks back to his normal size, as well as going back to his old dumb self. The child in Carl's car ends up on the roof, and the car falls off the roof and lands in the yard. Also, after Meatwad has lost his intelligence, one of his creations meant to allow matter to pass through walls can no longer function, and was revealed to be just an eggbeater.

Meatwad goes in the cooler and looks at the brain, wondering where they got it from...and it turns out to be Steve's brain. 
15 15 "Interfection" December 8, 2002 (2002-12-08) 115

Master Shake is trying to convince Meatwad that there is no need for him to brush his teeth. He says that dental plaque is a conspiracy invented by toothpaste companies to get people to buy their products. After Meatwad says that Shake wouldn't know because he doesn't have any teeth (which actually isn't true), Shake claims that he got rid of them because he was straight, and that teeth are for gay people -- "that's why fairies come and get them."

They then head into Frylock's room and decide to get to the bottom of this, with Shake searching for "teeth, 'plaque conspiracy', and Metallica" on the Internet. After Meatwad tries to convince Shake to include Justin Timberlake in the search, Shake threatens to stab his mouth shut with skewers and cut him up with an ax, causing Meatwad to cry. After he's calmed down, Meatwad notices a pop-up on the screen, which Shake clicks. This, of course, brings more and more pop-ups onto the screen. Eventually, the problem grows and grows until the room itself is full of real-life pop-up ads, and the computer is destroyed by a pop-up slicing the monitor when it is created. However, the ads keep popping up, and they can't be closed out for whatever reason.

Frylock gets home during this, and finds out just what has happened after Meatwad blows their cover. He goes in his room, pulls the plug and the phone line leading into his computer, but things keep coming in. Finally, after Frylock pulls the fuse out in his room, one final popup comes up, revealing the Internet's ruler, the Wizard (actually spelled After Frylock tries and fails to get him to get rid of all the pop ups, he enters the internet and tries to get the Wizard to stop with the pop ups. The Wizard tries to convince him of the benefits of staying with the Internet service he has now, going as far as to show him what is going on next door at Carl's house. Carl is not pleased with the pop-ups, being unable to breathe because of the space they take up and unable to get to his bathroom because it "is currently being blocked by some stupid ass hit the monkey game". One more pop-up comes down in front of him, severing his fingertips. Frylock finally decides that enough is enough, and tells the Wizard that he's going offline. Frylock is then presented with a pop-up giving him a choice: Yes (where he would be signed up for extremely intrusive services, including the 'Home Invasion Cam'), or No. Naturally, he chooses no, but doesn't read it through—he's been given another 90 days to decide what he wants to do. Defeated, Frylock leaves, and takes Shake and Meatwad to live in the woods for the next three months—only to discover Shake has a wireless computer, and the pop-ups return. Rated TV-14.

Guest appearance: Todd Hanson as Wwwyzzerdd . 
16 16 "PDA" December 15, 2002 (2002-12-15) 116

Master Shake's PDA is missing, and he is furious about it. During a tirade in which he tears apart the house looking for it, Frylock comes across him and asks where he got a PDA in the first place, and then asks where had he last seen it.

The Aqua Teens make a trip up to the Adirondack Mountains, where Shake claimed he was tracking alien footprints with his PDA. This turns out to be a lie, but Frylock does come across some actual alien footprints. While trying to convince Shake and Meatwad that they need to stay, they leave, leaving Frylock to get stomped by a huge alien foot.

A beat-up Frylock returns home and discovers that Shake is torturing Meatwad by drowning him in Carl's pool, asking him where the PDA might have gone. He also discovers that Shake has thrown his DVD burner on the roof when he discovered it didn't work.

Later that night, Shake blows up Carl's pool looking for the PDA, to no avail. Then, in his sleep, he has a revelation. Romulox, leader of the Trenton tar monsters, has the PDA.

The next morning, the Aqua Teens head to the Trenton Tar Pits. After going on a glass-bottom boat ride conducted by a convicted sex offender and finding nothing but garbage stuck in the tar, they return home. There, they find Romulox in their home with a PDA, a hands-free cell phone, and many other state-of-the-art gadgets. Romulux snobbishly brags about his MEPEs (mobile electronic personal enhancers), then makes fun of the Aqua Teens for having no money. Romulox soon gives the PDA to Shake (since it's 'outdated' anyway). Romulox, busy with people more important than the Aqua Teens, leaves the house through the use of a grappling hook and his dislocateable, flexible, 'easy flow elbow', which he claims only he and Bruce Willis possess. Shake then breaks Carl's bedroom window playing Batman with the grappling hook, while Carl is on the phone with an insurance claims office, hopelessly trying to get money for his blown-up swimming pool. After Carl sees the broken window, he loses it, says he's Batman too -- and promptly leaps out the window.

Guest appearances: Todd Barry as Romulox and Vishal Roney ("Vishal") Carl's Insurance Adjuster. 
17 17 "Mail-order bride" December 22, 2002 (2002-12-22) 117

As a Christmas present for themselves, Master Shake and Carl split the cost of a mail-order bride from Chechnya. The bride thinks that they're weird, and things go bad for them. Meanwhile Meatwad and Frylock celebrate Christmas.

Guest appearance: Rita McGrath as Svetlana. 
18 18 "Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future" December 29, 2002 (2002-12-29) 118

Carl is sleeping in his room when he is awakened by a robot that claims to be the Ghost of Christmas Past. He has come to show Carl what Christmas was like for Carl in 1968. A flashback shows a young Carl and his father. Carl opens his "present", which he hopes is "a new mommy", but instead is a piece of berber carpet, which apparently is also his dinner. Carl's dad says that it's time to go to work at the insulation factory, and for Carl to put on his respirator and work boots. Suddenly, a huge robot stomps in the room and shoots lasers everywhere. Carl remembers eating carpet, but not the lasers and the robots. The ghost claims that the reason he doesn't remember is because it was only a prophecy, but in the future, the past has occurred. Carl reminds the robot that it's not Christmas at all, but in fact February. The robot leaves in a cloud of smoke, saying he'll be back in December, "tomorrow". When Carl tries to tell him to lock the door on his way out, the robot smashes through the door.

Master Shake shows up to tell Carl that his pool is full of blood, not that stuff what turns red when you pee in it, admitting he has had to pee in Carl's pool a number of times. Carl comments on how it looks like "someone ran a heard of cows through a juicer or something". Frylock determines it to be elfin blood. When Carl demands to know who had done this, the ghost arrives and informs them all that he is responsible for the blood. Frylock asks him why, and he goes into a long story, explaining how thousands of years ago, an ape named "Sir Santa of Claus" enslaved alien elves to make toys, then became lost during the Ice Age and built his house in the exact spot where Carl's house currently sits. Meatwad is frightened that the whole story is true, but Frylock assures him that it's not. The ghost changes his story, saying Santa is now a machine. Frylock reminds the ghost that he still hasn't explained the elf blood, and he says that it was due to an event called the "great circuiting." He then goes back into another story, and talks all through the night, ending with an explanation of where babies come from--for machines. Everyone else has fallen asleep from boredom, and Carl has passed out drunk, but Meatwad is still engaged in conversation with the "Ghost." When they awaken Frylock, they reveal the answer to the question he asked the Ghost hours before: the blood is in the pool because Carl's house was built on elf graves, and the ghost is haunting it because Carl desecrated the land because he lives there. The only way to end it is for Carl to give himself sexually to the "Great Red Ape."

Carl would much rather just move out, though, so he packs his boxes. He gets ready to take a shower to get ready for some potential buyers for his house, but ends up covered in elfin blood. He ends up showing the house to Glenn Danzig. He explains the features of the house and the shrieking robot that comes with it, and shows him the pool, still filled with blood. Danzig loves all this, since it perfectly fits his (famously) morbid taste. He asks for a price, and accepts Carl's offer of a million. After moving in, he runs sprinklers which spray blood all over the front yard and house, and comes over to the Aqua Teens' house, looking for the robot, which he says he cannot find. Shake says he hasn't seen him, but does show Danzig a "haunted kitchen," which is Meatwad covered in a blanket with the lights flipping on and off, in an attempt to get Danzig to buy their house. Danzig gets angry and leaves, cursing at Shake that if he finds out the robot's in his house, that he will use Shake's skull as a bowl to eat his cereal out of. Meatwad tells the ghost to come out from the hallway. The ghost says that he is freaked out and annoyed by Danzig ("He doesn't wear a shirt"). Shake orders him to make their house bleed.

Guest appearance: Glenn Danzig as Danzig 

DVD release

The first sixteen episodes from season one were released on the Volume One DVD on November 18, 2003. The reaming episodes, "Mail-order bride" and "Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future" were released, along with eleven episodes from season two, on the Volume Two DVD on July 20, 2004. Additionally, the episodes are also available on iTunes and the "Build Your own DVD" feature on the Adult Swim website.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume One
Set details [6] Special features
  • 16 episodes
  • 2-disc set
  • 1.33:1 aspect ratio
  • Languages:
    • English
    • English subtitles
    • Spanish subtitles
    • French subtitles
  • Original cut of "Rabbot"
  • Audio commentary for:
    • "Rabbot"
    • "Mayhem of the Mooninites"
    • "Space Conflict from Beyond Pluto"
Release dates
Region 1 Region 4
November 18, 2003 April 4, 2007

See also


  1. ^ "The Daily Ghost Planet : The Past!". Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  2. ^ Spoken dialogue in Kidney Car
  3. ^ "Allen Part 1" (in English). Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1. Adult Swim. May 8, 2011. No. 1, season 8.
  4. ^ "Allen Part 2" (in English). Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1. Adult Swim. May 15, 2011. No. 2, season 8.
  5. ^ Franich, Darren. "'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' changes title to 'Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1'". Popwatch. Entertainment Weekly. 
  6. ^

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1
Succeeded by
Season 2

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