Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force Vols 1-4|
Actors: Dave Willis, Carey Means, Dana Snyder, C. Martin Croker, Matt Maiellaro
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television, Animation
Somewhere in New Jersey, three roommates with superpowers, Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad, unite to solve the neighborhood's unnatural mysteries. When they're not fighting crime or each other, they relax by swimming in ... more »
Will-Wad | Palm Beach Gardens, FL USA | 07/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like funny, then slap some cash down on the table, sit back and enjoy the ride. Don't be greedy and try to watch too many in one sitting. Too much of anything ruins the experience. 2 episodes at a time, when you are not distracted, is perfect. After volume 4, you will be stronger, faster, smarter...probably even better looking. If you think the humor is too sophmoric, go buy the Frasier DVD's and continue to dream about Niles..this is not for the weak hearted or the stiff upper lipped."
Andrew Barton | Livermore California | 07/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This cartoon is not intended for children.
This show fallow the lives of three roommates; sounds boring right? Well not when the roommates are a floating thing of french frys, a wad of meat and a shake. Now this just sounds down right stupid, and to be honest it has it's moments of stupidity, but between those there is much excitement, adventure, and comedy."
ATHF - Best Show Eva!
Chloe | United States | 02/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This gem of a show is on Adult Swim, it airs every Monday through Thursday at 12:00 o'clock midnight, and it usually lasts 15 minutes. What I love most about this show is their abrupt endings, they always leave me ROFL'ing. I love all the characters on this show. The main Characters are Master Shake (A Milk Shake) who is lazy, greedy and mean-spirited, Frylock (French Fries) the most mature character with sense of reason, could be considered the "Paternal Figure", and Meatwad (A Meatball) who is naive and innocent. These 3 live in a house they are renting in Southern New Jersey, and are supposed to be crime fighters, but we barely see them doing any of that. Their next door neighbor is Carl. The only human character on the show, and sometimes we get appearances from The Mooninites named Inignokt and Err who are 2 two-dimensional creatures from the moon, and claim to be more advanced than us. Other Characters are Dr. Weird and Steve, and the Plutonian League. If you enjoy extremely random humor then watch this you won't be disappointed.
Epoisodes that I recommend:
The Cubing (Season 3)
Dumber Dolls (Season 1)
Interfection (Season 1)
Mc Pee Pants (Season 1)
Mayhem of the Mooninites (Season 1)
Mail Order Bride (Season 2)
The Shaving (Season 3)
Ol Drippy (Season 1)
Bad Replicant (Season 1)
Super Trivia (Season 2)
Meat Zone (Season 2)
Super Sirloin (Season 2)
Super Model (Season 2)
Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future (Season 2)
Spacecataz (Special Featured episode in Season 4 DVD.)
ATHF is #1 in the hood G!"
Joseph Barbarie | new haven, CT | 10/22/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Most of the "cartoons for adults" genre leaves me a bit cold. I don't care for "The Simpsons" or "Future-rama". Even "South Park," which has moments of brilliance, has dry, preachy, stretches -- often, if not always, the show ends with an explicit statement of theme, which is always an artistic gaffe. I also have no affection for any kind of Anime -- whose plotlines may or may not be clever. I just can't be bothered to tell.
Not so, however, with this divinely funny little show. I will admit to requiring a bit of a learning curve for "ATHF" -- but immediately, on a first viewing, I realized there was something different about it. It seemed to exist in its own vacuum-universe, where the allusions were to things beyond my ken. Eventually, with a few repeated viewings, I realized the show was a lot more old-fashioned (in a good way) than I originally thought. It was not like "Family Guy", whose humor is almost entirely allusive -- references to obscure (and not so-obscure) pop culture are the rule in both "FG" and "Simpsons".
The humor of "ATHF" is almost entirely self-contained, and that is the source of its strength. The main characters are absolutely worked-out personalities, perfectly etched and realized. Also, none of them is above ridicule, or beneath sympathy. They are (to borrow the familiar phrase from Aristotle) "people just like us." We, at one point or another, have had roommates like Shake (bossy, selfish) or Meatwad (the idiot-savant with the strange aura of 'cool'), or neighbors like Carl (by turns paranoid and inappropriately chummy; desperately lonely).
People like the Frat Aliens (obnoxious, drunk, horny), or the Plutonians (dictatorial, combative) exist. The Mooninites are those pushy friends of yours who can be counted on to get you into trouble (witness Meatwad's brief life of crime at their instigation).
"ATHF", then, is a "commedia" in the old-fashioned sense, like Chaucer, or Dante, where various instances of human nature are examined, placed before the viewer's eye like laboratory specimens.
Finally, the dialogue is, line for line, consistently brilliant. I have watched all of the episodes multiple times, and I am always finding new hidden gems. Sometimes, in the process of laughing at one screamer (particularly some of Carl's better lines, e.g., "Normally, I wouldn't date a fat chick from the flag corps, but this is a new era") I miss several others in its wake.
Let's hope Maiellaro and Willis stick to their original formula -- good old fashioned comedy of matters, sprinkled here and there with scatological humor."