Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is a 15-minute animated comedy series about "3 fast food products living in New Jersey [who] claim to be detectives but, in reality, just sit around and do whatever." The series was one of several that founded the basis for Adult Swim on Cartoon Network.
Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad make up the Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Frylock, a hovering box of fries, is the intelligent one in the group, and the only reason they manage to survive; Meatwad is a well-intentioned yet very stupid wad of leftover meat that is somehow sentient; and Master Shake, a cup, is an arrogant egomaniac who makes life miserable for Frylock and especially Meatwad. The three live next door to Carl Brutananadilewski, an everyman who often gets caught in the crossfire.
The Mooninites, a duo of punks who live on the moon, and The Plutonians, dimwitted space aliens presumably from Pluto, also make recurring appearances. At one point, the Mooninites and Plutonians were considered for a spin-off pilot called Spacecataz, but it was eventually decided that there wasn't enough there to support a series and the pilot was cut into openings for the third season of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is written and directed by Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro. It is produced by Williams Street Studios, who also produces other animated shows such as The Brak Show and Sealab 2021. Noted 1980s rapper Schoolly D performs the theme song.
The title of the show is a decided misnomer: The characters have no major affiliation with water (though many episodes involve their neighbor's pool), they aren't teenagers (although their ages are never really established, it has been revealed that Meatwad isn't old enough to smoke or drink), and they are rarely shown as any kind of a force. "Hunger" seems to be the only word that has a bearing on the characters' lives.
Starting with the show's eighth season, it was renamed to Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 and features a new intro and theme song. As of season nine, it will be renamed again, this time as Aqua Something You Know Whatever.
|Dana Snyder||Master Shake||*||*||*||*||*||*||*||*||*||*||*|
|C. Martin Croker||Dr. Weird||*||*||*|
|mc chris||MC Pee Pants||*||*||*|
|Tommy Blacha||Dr. Wongburger||*||*||*|
|Season One||December 20, 2000||December 29, 2002||18|
|Season Two||May 25, 2003||December 31, 2003||24|
|Season Three||April 25, 2004||October 24, 2004||13|
|Season Four||December 4, 2005||December 22, 2006||13|
|Season Five||January 20, 2008||March 23, 2008||10|
|Season Six||March 29, 2009||May 31, 2009||10|
|Season Seven||December 13, 2009||May 2, 2010||12|
|Season Eight: Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1||May 8, 2011||July 24, 2011||10|
|Season Nine: Aqua Something You Know Whatever||June 24, 2012||August 26, 2012||10|
|Season Ten: Aqua TV Show Show||August 11, 2013||October 20, 2013||10|
|Season Eleven: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever||June 21, 2015||August 30, 2015||9|
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters||April 13, 2007|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
- Characters: A listing of characters in the series
CD & DVD Releases
|Episode Collections (Region 1)|
|Volume One||November 18, 2003||purchase||2|
|Volume Two||July 20, 2004||purchase||2|
|Volume Three||November 16, 2004||purchase||2|
|Volume Four||December 6, 2005||purchase||2|
|Volume Five||January 29, 2008||purchase||2|
|Volume Six||December 16, 2008||purchase||2|
|Volume Seven||June 1, 2010||purchase||2|
|Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1, Season One||October 11, 2011||purchase||2|
|Multiple Season Sets (Region 1)|
|Adult Swim in a Box||October 27, 2009||purchase||13|
|Feature Film (Region 1)|
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters for DVD||August 14, 2007||purchase||2|
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Colon the Soundtrack||April 10, 2007||purchase||1|