Adult Swim’s longest-running show “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” has lost its “Teen Hunger” after 100 episodes.
The show, coming back May 8, is now going to be called “Aqua Unit Patrol Force 1.”
Why? I spoke with the two creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro today and failed miserably when it came to getting a straight answer about anything.
The show moves its four main characters – Frylock, Master Shake, Meatwad and Carl – from New Jersey to Seattle.
“Now with 20 percent more atittude,” Willis said.
“We got tired of New Jersey,” Maiellaro said.
“All three marry Courtney Love and move to Oklahoma City,” Willis suggested.
“We don’t know anything about Seattle except it rains,” Maiellaro added.
“We’re reintroducing America to what made them buy a TV in the first place,” Willis said.
“We are so stoned, Rodney!” Maiellaro said.
“We are quote machines” Willis said, triumphantly.
The new name reflects the fact they will now fight crime, something the characters in the original version were supposed to do but abandoned early on. Whether they really will fight crime, who knows?
“We were told to keep the show in color,” Willis notes.
Are they still scarred by all the controversy in 2007 when people thought guerrilla ads in Boston were terrorist bombs?
“We miss that a lot,” Maiellaro said. “We feel we can open up and talk about it.”
“Without getting in trouble,” Willis added.
[Then they didn't.]
Willis’ off-the-cuff idea to get more free publicity? “Bring a harpoon gun into a public place and wave it around.”
“Then,”he added, “I can Tweet about it.”
By Rodney Ho, firstname.lastname@example.org, AJCRadioTV blog