Aqua Teen Hunger Force 6

Aqua Teen Hunger Force 6
Television's most bizarre animated household returns after the unexpectedly profitable release of 2007's feature film Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters. Oddly enough, the show's stars - Frylock (French fries), Master Shake (a milkshake) and Meatwad (a wad of hamburger) - are missing from the first few episodes. This leaves their bald, back-haired Jersey perv neighbour Carl holding down their fort, trying to sell their house for the evil and decrepit Marcula, a landlord currently holding the ATHF hostage in his lair because of their complaint over a gas leak. During this time, it's all about Carl, who gets harassed by a devious family of robots, visited by Neko Case in the guise of a spirit who speak-sings through Auto-Tune, and ex-Philadelphia Phillie John Kruk, who unlike most people, can unzip his skin whenever he likes. Once the "food" are freed in episode four, the trio go back to their usual nonsensical chaos: they explode cats in the microwave, Frylock is tricked into a Saw-like torture trap by Jigsaw while fleeing to Canada, Shake becomes African American when bitten by a black zombie and they invite over MySpace friends who turn out to be fruit avatars. If it sounds like it doesn't make much sense it's because it doesn't actually make such sense, which is the beauty of this avant cartoon. Unfortunately, the controversial episode titled "Boston," which Adult Swim originally banned from airing because it made light of the 2007 Boston bomb scare (the result of a marketing campaign to promote the ATHF movie that included LED devices found all over the city initially mistaken for bombs). Why it would be left off the DVD is a mystery and also a disappointment, considering the balls this show's creators have, but no word has been given why. Thankfully, what is included is "I'm Pissed," a series of sports-related shorts that find Carl dressed in a New York Giants jersey and Zubaz pants blabbering on about how the Arizona "Douchebacks" stabbed America in the back and made a bald eagle cry by defeating the Yankees in the 2001 World Series, making fun of Jeff Feagles for being a punter, predicting that Osi Umenyiora will rip Tom Brady's head off and gorge himself on the Aryan rich blood from his Patriot neck and of course, defending Michael Vick's dog fighting charges, going so far as to say it should become an Olympic event. Trailers for a number of the episodes are also included, which are surprisingly worth watching. (Warner)