Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Dummy Love
(S05E07) "You seen my fingers?" - Carl
Right from the beginning, I was ready to hate this episode. But I just couldn't. At first, it seemed so corny and felt like a rip-off of Chucky merged with a bad R.L. Stine novel. But the character of The Dummy (despite his limited vocabulary) was hilarious and the decision to knock on every horror movie cliché imaginable was well done too. It's always great when a show like ATHF branches out and tries to do something different like mocking an entire genre in ten minutes.
The episode began with a special delivery to Frylock. Someone sent him a homicidal ventriloquist's dummy that could only say, "Kill!" After it was discovered that he had a pocketful of fingers, all the scary movie clichés played out. Cutting power to the telephone, leaving sharp objects (scissors, a battle axe) lying around, suggesting a trip the "the cabin," the anniversary of the day a schoolbus full of children blew up, and on and on. Every line was delivered by Frylock and Shake with such deadpan deliveries and that made it even funnier.
Then it was discovered that Carl had a dummy of his own who could only say, "Die!" Both dummies fell in love (the montage of romance movie clichés was not nearly as good as the horror stuff) and then came to life because Meatwad wished it so. Little bit of a Pinocchio nod there... if Pinocchio were a gay, murderous dummy.
So here's what's on my mind...
- Anyone else notice the picture of Shake and Ezekial? What ever happened to him?
- Which dummy actually cut off Carl's fingers? The black one (Die) or the white one (Kill)?
- I loved that Shake's lounge act with the two dummies was at the same restaurant/bar that was in the episode "Super Trivia." It was even better that the two dummies were eating Carl's "bloody fart" Buffalo wings.
- For those that missed it, the name of the book that Shake was reading to Meatwad was "Skulldilocks and the Seven Scorpions" by Robb Zhombie. Meatwad would have preferred "Jimmy the Jet Engine."
- Not that it really matters, but why does Shake have a battle axe in the first place?
- Anyone else notice the couple from "Robots Everywhere" in the audience at Shake's show? Didn't they get killed?
- Why is it that the dummies couldn't die? Was it actually the same dummy each time? Or were they new ones just arriving to take the place of their departed comrade? And where did they get those fruity melon drinks?
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