Monday, April 17, 2006

aqua teen hunger force

Stoner cartoons are such a boon for me.
They're like a micro dose of insanity to help a person get through the day.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is one such cartoon.
It's three antagonistic protagonists are: Frylock, an intelligent box of french fries
with the power to shoot beams out of his eyes; Master Shake, a stupid and selfish milk shake; and Meatwad, a meat pattie with personality plus and a penchant for hip hop.
Episodes run for about ten minutes and involve some of the most absurd situations and characters imaginable.

For example:
There's Carl. Carl's the trio's hideous next door neighbour. They annoy him by using his pool all the time, burning down his house, stealing his porn collection, blowing off his foot and destroying his car to name just a few;

There are the Mooninites. Two two bit hell raisers from the Moon without any moral scruples at all. They make Atari 2600 sound effects when they move;

The Plutonians, Oglethorpe and Emory. These spiky inept aliens are constantly trying to destroy Earth. Oglethorpe is constantly angry and speaks with a German accent and Emory is his stoner subaltern. Their plans to destroy Earth are half-arsed and never end well.

Of course, there are other characters but not many more and I don't want to give it all away. Although if you're interested in more info just go to Wickipedia. There's an extensive entry on the show there, replete with detailed character descriptions and all episodes' precis'.
But it gets better!
There's a character
in a few episodes called MC Pee Pants who is voiced by real life MC Chris, the only MC with an extremely high-pitched voice that I've ever heard.
You can download his oeuvre for free if you follow this link. And it's great, if really misogynistic and homophobic. I think that's supposed to be part of the humour of it. He keeps it real as he spins lyrical frills about Boba Fett from Star Wars and
how much he wants candy and robitussin. Quality trash.
For the Class A stuff however, look no further than DangerDoom. This duo is comprised of MF Doom and Danger Mouse and they've collaborated to bring you some of the best hip hop you'll ever hear with some help from the Adult Swim back catalogue including ATHF, Harvery Birdman: Attorney at Law and Sealab 2021. Tight.
Just thought I'd chronically name drop...


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