August 30, 2006

Horse 622 - Number One In The Hood G

You really have to wonder what went through the minds of the people at Cartoon Network when they originally comissioned 2 episodes of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Esentially the show is about 3 bits of food who do stuff... literally 3 bits of food that do stuff. The 3 main protagonists are Frylock who is a packet of French Fries, Master Shake who is some sort of milkshake and Meatwad, a meatball.

Actually the whole name Aqua Teen Hunger Force doesn't really fit the show either. They don't really have much to do with the water other than hanging out in their neighbour's pool. None of them are teenagers, though Meatwad is decidedly childish and does have a doll made out of a toilet roll. Ok, so they may in fact be food but they're sentinet. Lastly, they don't actually appear to be any real kind of force.

Given this, it makes you wonder why Cartoon Network made the first two episodes with that kind of sales pitch. Thankfully they did, and 4 series later their bizarre antics are a staple as part of the Adult Swim lineup along with Sealab 2021 and Space Ghost.

Imagine my joy therefore when I learnt that a feature film is in production. 87 minutes of absolute absurdity with the equally daft name Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Movie or The Aqua Teen Hunger Force Movie For Theatres. I kid thee not!

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