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Aqua Teen Hunger Force

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Premiere December 30, 2000
Airs On hiatus
Creator Dave Willis,
Matt Maiellaro
Network Adult Swim
Style 15-minute animated comedy
Company Williams Street
Wild Hare Studios (seasons 1–2)
Radical Axis (seasons 3–7)
Seasons 10
Episodes 130 (1 unaired) (through season 10)
Status Renewed through season 11 (2015)
Origin USA

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.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Dana Snyder Master Shake 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Carey Means Frylock 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Dave Willis Meatwad 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Carl Brutananadilewski 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Supporting/Recurring Cast
C. Martin Croker Dr. Weird 1 2 8
Steve 1 2 8
mc chris MC Pee Pants (character) 1 2 3
Tommy Blacha Dr. Wongburger 4 6 7


Season Premiere Finale #
Adult Swim
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 2015 10


Title Release Date
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters April 13, 2007
Death Fighter 2012


CD & DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Episode Collections
Volume One November 18, 2003 2 purchase
Volume Two July 20, 2004 2 purchase
Volume Three November 16, 2004 2 purchase
Volume Four December 6, 2005 2 purchase
Volume Five January 29, 2008 2 purchase
Volume Six December 16, 2008 2 purchase
Volume Seven June 1, 2010 2 purchase
Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1, Season One October 11, 2011 2 purchase
Multiple Season Sets
Adult Swim in a Box October 27, 2009 13 purchase
Feature Film
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters for DVD August 14, 2007 2 purchase
Original Soundtracks
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Colon the Soundtrack April 10, 2007 1 purchase

External Sites