Aqua TV Show Show

Aqua TV Show Show is the alternative title given to the tenth season of the animated television series Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The tenth season aired in the United States on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. The season started on August 11, 2013 with "Muscles" and ended with "Spacecadeuce" on October 20, 2013, with a total of ten episodes. The show is about the surreal adventures and antics of three anthropomorphic fast food items: Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad, who live together as roommates and frequently interact with their human next-door neighbor, Carl Brutananadilewski. In May 2015, this season became available on Hulu Plus.

Aqua TV Show Show
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The Aqua TV Show Show title card used for the tenth season.
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes10
Release
Original networkAdult Swim
Original releaseAugust 11 (2013-08-11) –
October 20, 2013 (2013-10-20)
Season chronology
List of Aqua Teen Hunger Force episodes

Episodes in this season were written and directed by Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro. The theme music was composed by Flying Lotus. Almost every episode in this season featured a special guest appearance, which continues a practice used in past seasons. This season has been released in various forms of home media, including on demand streaming.

ProductionEdit

Every episode in this season was written and directed by series creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, who have both written and directed every episode of the series. All episodes originally aired in the United States on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim.

The opening theme entitled "Aqua Teen 24" and the closing theme entitled "Chasing Apples" were both composed by American alternative hip hop producer Flying Lotus, who has worked with Adult Swim several times over the years. Both songs were formally released on the Ideas+drafts+loops mixtape on December 10, 2013, including the instrumental for "Aqua Teen 24".[1]

CastEdit

In season ten the main cast consisted of Dana Snyder who provided the voice of Master Shake,[2] Carey Means who provided the voice of Frylock,[3] and series co-creator Dave Willis who provided the voice of both Meatwad and Carl Brutananadilewski.[4][5] "Spacecadeuce" features series creators Willis as Ignignokt[6] and Matt Maiellaro as Err, and the return of Andy Merrill as Oglethorpe and Mike Schatz as Emory, after a multi-year absence from the series having been seen previously in Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters. "Spacecadeuce" does not feature any other characters, with the exception of the debut Oglethorpe' father, which marks the second time in the series the Aqua Teens do not appear in an episode, the first being the season five episode "Sirens".

Season ten also features many guest appearances. John DiMaggio (credited as "Johnny Dee") provided the voice of Master Shake's muscles in "Muscles".[7] Phillip Tallman provided the voice of the condo salesman in "The Dudies".[8] In "Merlo Sauvignon Blanco" Henry Zebrowski provided the voice of Merlo and Lavell Crawford voiced Unbelievable Ron.[9] In "Banana Planet" the Chimp Aliens were voiced by Matt Besser (credited as "Matt Bessar"), Lavell Crawford, Curtis Gwinn (credited as "Curjay Gwinn").[10] Jim Florentine voiced the unseen manager in "Working Stiffs", which also features Dana Swanson and Wendy Cross.[11] "Skins" features Josh Warren, Thomas Decoud, Mary Kraft, T.M. Levin, and Rob Kutner.[12] Casey Wilson (credited as "Rose Higdon") voiced Freda, the titular character in "Freda".[13] In "Storage Zeebles" Bobcat Goldthwait voiced Zingo, Mary Mack voiced Zaffy, Bobby Moynihan voiced Zarfonius, Paul Painter voiced the Wise and All-Knowing Bush, and Paul Rust voiced Zorf.[14] Don was voiced by Brian Stack in "Piranha Germs", which also features Rob Poynter.[15]

EpisodesEdit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [16]Directed byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
1211"Muscles"Dave Willis & Matt MaiellaroDave Willis & Matt MaiellaroAugust 11, 2013 (2013-08-11)12051.467[17]

After experiencing a stroke, Master Shake decides to turn his life around by getting in shape. However, Shake's muscles become sentient and commit crimes while he sleeps.

Guest appearance: John DiMaggio as Master Shake's muscles (credited as "Johnny Dee")
1222"The Dudies"Dave Willis & Matt MaiellaroDave Willis & Matt MaiellaroAugust 18, 2013 (2013-08-18)12021.385[18]

Master Shake competes with Meatwad and Carl to win a "Dudie Award", which turns out to be a scam to sell condos.

Guest appearance: Phillip Tallman as the condo salesman
1233"Merlo Sauvignon Blanco"Dave Willis & Matt MaiellaroDave Willis & Matt MaiellaroAugust 25, 2013 (2013-08-25)12041.493[19]

Master Shake's addiction to shellfish begins to take a severe toll on his health, so Frylock convinces him to seek professional (and inexpensive) help from a therapist-cum-magician whose unconventional treatments belie questionable motives.

Guest appearances: Henry Zebrowski as Merlo and Lavell Crawford as Unbelievable Ron
1244"Banana Planet"Dave Willis & Matt MaiellaroDave Willis & Matt MaiellaroSeptember 8, 2013 (2013-09-08)12061.420[20]

The Teens blast off in an illegal rocket to answer a distress signal from the mysterious Banana Planet. Meanwhile, Master Shake is preoccupied with a honeybaked ham.

Guest appearances: Matt Besser (credited as "Matt Bessar"), Lavell Crawford, Curtis Gwinn (credited as "Curjay Gwinn") as the chimp aliens
1255"Working Stiffs"Dave Willis & Matt MaiellaroDave Willis & Matt MaiellaroSeptember 15, 2013 (2013-09-15)12031.523[21]

The Aqua Teens are unable to pay their cable bill due to Master Shake's financial negligence. Concerned that the trio doesn't do anything in life, Frylock has everyone seek jobs. He gains employment at a fast food establishment, while Meatwad and Shake get sucked into the seedy underworld of organized crime.

Guest appearances: Jim Florentine as the manager, Dana Swanson and Wendy Cross
1266"Skins"Dave Willis & Matt MaiellaroDave Willis & Matt MaiellaroSeptember 22, 2013 (2013-09-22)12070.892[22]

Master Shake buys bongos from a hippie in order to join a drum circle. When played, the bongos summon a strange skinless creature with a tragic past.

Guest appearances: Josh Warren, Thomas Decoud, Mary Kraft, T.M. Levin, and Rob Kutner
1277"Freda"Dave Willis & Matt MaiellaroDave Willis & Matt MaiellaroSeptember 29, 2013 (2013-09-29)12091.094[23]

While trying to explode ducks at the local park, Master Shake meets Freda, the woman of his dreams. However, he soon begins to feel the pangs of love, and ultimately, inevitable heartbreak, as the woman is not exactly what she seems.

Guest appearance: Casey Wilson as Freda
1288"Storage Zeebles"Dave Willis & Matt MaiellaroDave Willis & Matt MaiellaroOctober 6, 2013 (2013-10-06)12101.038[24]

Carl acquires a storage unit and discovers the mystical kingdom of the Zeebles. Despite Frylock's ethical concerns about Carl's imperialist attitudes, Carl promptly exploits the fantasy world of its natural resources.

Guest appearances: Bobcat Goldthwait as Zingo, Mary Mack as Zaffy, Bobby Moynihan as Zarfonius, Paul Painter as Wise and All-Knowing Bush, Paul Rust as Zorf, and François Chau (credited as "Dr. Marvin Candle")
1299"Piranha Germs"Dave Willis & Matt MaiellaroDave Willis & Matt MaiellaroOctober 13, 2013 (2013-10-13)12081.239[24]

Master Shake gains employment at a shady company that literally practices viral marketing. Frylock becomes suspicious when Shake returns critically sick.

Guest appearances: Brian Stack as Don, Rob Poynter
13010"Spacecadeuce"Dave Willis & Matt MaiellaroDave Willis & Matt MaiellaroOctober 20, 2013 (2013-10-20)12011.008[25]
Emory and Oglethorpe, the Plutonians, emerge from hypersleep only to learn that the duplicitous Mooninites have enslaved their entire race. In order to ease their boredom, the capricious Ignignokt and Err instruct Emory and Oglethorpe to investigate a living spaceship that is said to be carnivorous.

Home releaseEdit

The entire tenth season was released in HD and SD on December 8th, 2013 iTunes, the Xbox Live Marketplace, and Amazon Video.[26][27][28]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Flying Lotus : Ideas + Drafts + Loops Archived 2015-04-07 at the Wayback Machine. Brainfeeder. Brainfeeder. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  2. ^ Eason, Jonas. "Master Shake's character page". Adult Swim. Archived from the original on 2 September 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  3. ^ Eason, Jonas. "Frylock's character page". Adult Swim. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  4. ^ Eason, Jonas. "Meatwad's character page". Adult Swim. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  5. ^ Eason, Jonas. "Carl's character page". Adult Swim. Retrieved 15 May 2011.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Ignignokt official character guide from Adult Swim. (archive)
  7. ^ Credits found at the end of Aqua TV Show Show episode "Muscles".
  8. ^ Credits found at the end of Aqua TV Show Show episode "The Dudies".
  9. ^ Credits found at the end of Aqua TV Show Show episode "Merlo Sauvignon Blanco".
  10. ^ Credits found at the end of Aqua TV Show Show episode "Banana Planet".
  11. ^ Credits found at the end of Aqua TV Show Show episode "Working Stiffs".
  12. ^ Credits found at the end of Aqua TV Show Show episode "Skins".
  13. ^ Credits found at the end of Aqua TV Show Show episode "Freda".
  14. ^ Credits found at the end of Aqua TV Show Show episode "Storage Zeebles".
  15. ^ Credits found at the end of Aqua TV Show Show episode "Piranha Germs".
  16. ^ Aqua Teen Hunger Force official website, archived by Wayback Machine. Adult Swim. 16 May 2020. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  17. ^ Bibel, Sara. "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Breaking Bad' Wins Night, 'True Blood', 'Low Winter Sun', 'Devious Maids', 'Dexter', 'The Newsroom' & More". TV By the Numbers. Archived from the original on 16 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  18. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Breaking Bad' Wins Night + 'True Blood', 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', NASCAR, 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' & More". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on 22 August 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  19. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'MTV Video Music Awards' Dominates + 'Breaking Bad', 'Real Housewives of NJ', 'Catfish', 'Dexter' & More". TV By the Numbers. Archived from the original on 29 August 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  20. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Breaking Bad' Wins Night + 'NFL Countdown' 'Dexter', 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' & More". TV By the Numbers. Archived from the original on 12 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  21. ^ Bibel, Sara. "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Breaking Bad' Wins Night, 'Real Housewives', 'Dexter, 'Devious Maids', 'Boardwalk Empire', 'The Newsroom' & More". TV By the Numbers. Archived from the original on 20 September 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
  22. ^ Pucci, Douglas (24 September 2013). "Adult Swim Weekly Ratings Scorecard". TV Media Insights. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  23. ^ Pucci, Douglas (1 October 2013). "Adult Swim Weekly Ratings Scorecard". TV Media Insights. Archived from the original on 18 December 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  24. ^ a b Pucci, Douglas (8 October 2013). "Adult Swim Weekly Ratings Scorecard". TV Media Insights. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  25. ^ Pucci, Douglas (22 October 2013). "Adult Swim Weekly Ratings Scorecard". TV Media Insights. Archived from the original on 5 December 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  26. ^ Aqua TV Show Show at iTunes.
  27. ^ Aqua TV Show Show Archived 2015-05-18 at the Wayback Machine at the Xbox Live Marketplace.
  28. ^ Aqua TV Show Show at Amazon Video.

External linksEdit

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Aqua Something You Know Whatever
Aqua Teen Hunger Force seasons Succeeded by
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever