XIXAX Film Forum

Aqua Teen Hunger Force

tpfkabi · 12 · 3009

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
    • Posts: 2685
    • twitter deed, twitter dead. in the heart or in the head?
on: August 24, 2005, 10:57:27 PM
my cable company added Cartoon Network not too long ago, so i'm behind on Adult Swim. i've just now "discovered" ATHF and it cracks me up. the episode, The Cloning, is what did it for me.

in the business of kicking your ass

and business is booming.

Balloonenstein cracked me up too.
Carl tricking out his pool.
meatwad shocking shake
etc, etc.
I am Torgo. I take care of the place while the Master is away.


  • Child of Myth
  • Admin
  • *****
    • Posts: 7278
Reply #1 on: August 24, 2005, 11:35:44 PM
Keep an eye open for the Thanksgiving episode with the robot-turkey from the future.  That's my favorite of the few I've seen.

It's definitely a funny show, with very absurdist humor.  Making it in 15-minute chunks instead of half-hours was a wise choice.  It goes well with "Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law", or possibly a nice Pinot Noir.


  • Admin
  • *****
    • Posts: 12170
  • on the not-face of it
Reply #2 on: August 24, 2005, 11:44:50 PM
least rewatchable show ever. i've looked at dog turds on the street more times than this, really, dog turds!
under the paving stones.


  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
    • Posts: 3292
  • deeply superficial
Reply #3 on: August 24, 2005, 11:47:38 PM
hahaha ! this is so cosmic, i was about to start a thread about this , or an adult swim thread, cos today i finally got the first two seasons off the web.  
today i saw five episodes with a cousin, along with some harvey birdman's and -shit, those space ghost writers can be pretty good, even smart when they want to.

i like how fast and crappy the animation is on both shows,which i don't dig in south park or the brak show. i feel nostalgia for those crappy 3d designs they use for most of the houses and electrodomestics on the background, like meatwad's stereo,  and also the design of the mooninites is really cool.

i also like how the creators describe master shake as an asshole.
context, context, context.


  • Child of Myth
  • Admin
  • *****
    • Posts: 7278
Reply #4 on: August 25, 2005, 01:57:08 AM
Quote from: Pubrick
least rewatchable show ever. i've looked at dog turds on the street more times than this, really, dog turds!

I swear, I'll never understand Australian entertainment.


  • The Meeting with the Goddess
  • ***
    • Posts: 359
Reply #5 on: August 25, 2005, 03:08:00 PM
Aqua Teen Hunger Force has been providing Genius Concentrate since 2001.  I'm a fan of:

Ol' Drippy (with the voice of Todd Field)
MC Pee Pants

and then Mayhem of the Mooninites made me a fan for LIFE.  Foreigner plus late night cartoon = awesome.


  • Admin
  • *****
    • Posts: 22985
Reply #6 on: February 01, 2007, 02:54:08 AM

Boston publicity ploy leads to 2 arrests

Several illuminated electronic devices planted at bridges and other spots in Boston threw a scare into the city Wednesday in what turned out to be a publicity campaign for a late-night cable cartoon. Most of the devices depict a character giving the finger.

Peter Berdovsky, 27, of Arlington, and Sean Stevens, 28, of Charlestown, were each charged Wednesday night with one count of placing a hoax device and one count of disorderly conduct, state Attorney General Martha Coakley said.

The two men worked together to place the devices, Coakley said in a news release announcing Stevens' arrest.

Highways, bridges and a section of the Charles River were shut down and bomb squads were sent in before authorities declared the devices were harmless.

Turner Broadcasting, a division of Time Warner Inc. and parent of Cartoon Network, said the devices were part of a promotion for the TV show "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," a surreal series about a talking milkshake, a box of fries and a meatball.

Authorities are investigating whether Turner and any other companies should be criminally charged, Coakley said.

Berdovsky and Stevens were scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Charlestown District Court, Coakley said.

"We're not going to let this go without looking at the further roots of how this happened to cause the panic in this city," Coakley said at a news conference.

Those conducting the campaign should have known the devices could cause panic because they were placed in sensitive areas, she said. Turner did not notify officials of the publicity campaign until around 5 p.m., nearly four hours after the first calls came in about the devices, she and others said.

Berdovsky was arrested at 8:15 p.m. at his lawyer's office. His lawyer's name wasn't available, and phone number believed to be Berdovsky's did not accept messages.

Stevens was arrested at his home in Charlestown at about 11:30 p.m., Coakley said. It could not immediately be determined if Stevens had legal counsel.

Berdovsky and Stevens were to be arraigned Thursday in Charlestown District Court, Coakley said.

Berdovsky told The Boston Globe earlier Wednesday that he was an artist and installed the devices for an advertising company hired by Turner. He described himself as "a little kind of freaked out," the Globe reported.

The law under which the two men were charged allows the state to pursue restitution. Mayor Thomas Menino said the security scare may have cost the city more than $500,000.

At least 14 of the devices were found, and at least 24 more are still around the city, officials said.

"The packages in question are magnetic lights that pose no danger," Turner said in a statement.

It said the devices have been in place for two to three weeks in 10 cities: Boston; New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; Atlanta; Seattle; Portland, Ore.; Austin, Texas; San Francisco; and Philadelphia.

"We regret that they were mistakenly thought to pose any danger," the company said. As soon as the company realized the problem, it said, law enforcement officials were told of their locations in all 10 cities.

The marketing firm that put them up, Interference Inc., has been ordered to remove them immediately, said Phil Kent, Turner chairman.

"We apologize to the citizens of Boston that part of a marketing campaign was mistaken for a public danger," Kent said. "We appreciate the gravity of this situation and, like any responsible company would, are putting all necessary resources toward understanding the facts surrounding it as quickly as possible."

Interference Inc. had no immediate comment. A woman who answered the phone at the New York-based firm's offices Wednesday afternoon said the firm's CEO was out of town and would not be able to comment until Thursday.

There were no reports from police Wednesday of residents in the other nine cities spotting similar devices.

Homeland Security Department spokesman Russ Knocke praised Boston authorities for sharing their knowledge quickly with Washington officials and the public.

"Hoaxes are a tremendous burden on local law enforcement and counter-terrorism resources and there's absolutely no place for them in a post-9/11 world," Knocke said.

Authorities said some of the objects looked like circuit boards or had wires hanging from them.

The first device was found at a subway and bus station underneath Interstate 93, forcing the shutdown of the station and the highway.

Later, police said four calls, all around 1 p.m., reported devices at the Boston University Bridge, which spans the Charles River, and at a Boston street corner.

A similar device was found Wednesday evening just north of Fenway Park, police spokesman Eddy Chrispin said.

The scare caused some subway service to be suspended and closed a road.

Wanda Higgins, a 47-year-old Weymouth resident and a nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital, heard about the threat as she watched television news coverage while preparing to leave work at 4 p.m.

"I saw the bomb squad guys carrying a paper bag with their bare hands," Higgins said. "I knew it couldn't be too serious."

Messages seeking additional comment from the Atlanta-based Cartoon Network were left with several publicists.

"Aqua Teen Hunger Force" is a cartoon with a cultish following that airs as part of the Adult Swim late-night block of programs for adults on the Cartoon Network. A feature length film based on the show is slated for release March 23.

The cartoon also includes two trouble-making, 1980s-graphic-like characters called "mooninites," named Ignignokt and Err — who were pictured on the suspicious devices. They are known for making the obscene hand gesture depicted on the devices.
“Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” - Andy Warhol

Skeleton FilmWorks


  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
    • Posts: 3465
Reply #7 on: February 04, 2007, 06:37:37 PM


  • The Vision Quest
  • **
    • Posts: 121
    • http://www.homestarrunner.com
Reply #8 on: March 26, 2007, 01:10:58 AM
Hey yall

Just watching adult swim and according to one of the bumps they are showing the athf movie next Sunday in its entirety.
Guess that means i'm back on zigzag!
Movies before 1930 suck


  • Admin
  • *****
    • Posts: 6056
    • http://www.livejournal.com/users/regularkarate/
Reply #9 on: March 26, 2007, 05:56:08 PM
Hey yall

Just watching adult swim and according to one of the bumps they are showing the athf movie next Sunday in its entirety.

Saw that too (During Tim and Eric)... it should be noted that next sunday is April Fools Day.

grand theft sparrow

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
    • Posts: 2038
Reply #10 on: March 27, 2007, 01:53:38 PM
I bet they do show the whole movie in super fast-forward so that it runs about literally 1-2 seconds.


  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
    • Posts: 5894
  • :boxing:
Reply #11 on: April 15, 2007, 01:32:26 AM
I don't know if the movie will get enough talk, so I'm just posting this here for now, but I really liked the movie.  The only complaint I had is it felt like they were forcing all their favorite characters together into one scenario, but at the same time, that was probably the point in trying to confuse audiences even more about the real origin of all the random characters.

I especially love that Mastodon did that song during the "Let's All Go To The Lobby" intro.
"As a matter of fact I only work with the feeling of something magical, something seemingly significant. And to keep it magical I don't want to know the story involved, I just want the hypnotic effect of it somehow seeming significant without knowing why." - Len Lye