Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Dickesode
(S04E04) (This is an early review courtesy of the Adult Swim Fix) After months of waiting, Aqua Teen Hunger Force has finally returned to finish out the tail end of it's fourth season which started last December. Only three episodes (Dirtfoot, Boost Mobile, and Deleted Scenes) aired at the time and the season then went on hiatus until now. It was assumed that the time in between was dedicated to finishing up the ATHF movie (it exists!), but it's nice to see the show back on the small screen.
If doesn't take a genius to figure out what this episode was about. Just look at the title. No joke, the word "dick" had to have been used over a hundred times in the eleven minutes. Of course, now you're asking yourself what would prompt Carl, Meatwad, Shake, and Frylock to say dick over and over again? Quite simple really. The foursome got lunch at their local Wong Burger (great slogan by the way, "At Wong Burger, when it's right, it's Wong!") and while everyone else got food discounts from their "Rip N' Win" game, Carl received an ominous fortune: you will get your dick ripped off tonight.
Delightful huh? And sure enough, later that day two little Chinese dumplings with feet and big toothy grins showed up with sharp hooks looking to cut off Carl's pride and joy. They had necklaces made of severed penises! Funny though, that whenever we saw a dick, be it alone or in a pile with others, it was blurred out with standard color bars. Almost like a nod from Maiellaro and Willis, acknowledging that the word dick is being used copiously so there's no need to see them too. Coincidentally, I feel weird that I keep saying "dick" over and over now... although I suppose it's all in context here.
So it turns out that the owner of Wong Burger, Mr. Wong Burger, is building his own rocket... made of dicks. It's actually The Dickship Model X72-T to be precise. That's why he needs tons of, you know. The Aqua Teens were pretty proactive in this episode though. Frylock ended up cutting off Carl's hoo-hah (I'm trying switch it up...) and turned him into a woman. Then the team even did some investigating. That never happens. But they found Mr. Wong Burger (he looked just like a dick if you want a visual) and attempted to thwart his plans. He flew away, but ended up crashing his Dickship into his dick headquarters.
Other stuff that I found amusing?
- After Frylock performed the sex change on Carl, Shake ate Carl's dick. When he found it? Priceless. (A perfectly good hotdog in the trash! And it's sitting right on top of two soggy walnuts!)
- Anyone else see the TV? After the Wong Burger commercial, Space Ghost came on.
- The end credits were funny too. Everyone's first name was, you guessed it. Dick.
Now I don't know about everyone else, but I thought this one was spectacular. One of the best Aqua Teen episodes, easily makes my top ten. What did everyone else think?