Daily Cartoon: Aqua Teen Hunger Force S02E15 “The Shaving”

Welcome to another Halloween episode recap! Crazy to think that this is already the 18th installment in the series this month, but here we are. Keeping this week going with another adult-centric cartoon comes a huge hit from the early 2000s: Cartoon Network’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force. It’s crazy how long ago that already is, but what’s even crazier is the fact that this show actually pushed out 11 seasons and didn’t finish airing until 2015! I must have stopped watching after like Season 4 because there is a whole fuckton there that I just have no memory of.

In case you forgot or were too young to remember, Cartoon Network fell into a whole bunch of hits in the early 2000s with their Adult Swim lineup. In addition to ATHF, you had other shows like Harvey Birdman: Attorney At LawThe Brak Show and Sealab 2021 which were all blocked together and marketed towards adults that went on to create it’s own niche in the pop culture landscape for a period. I don’t have any facts or data to back up anything, but I can tell you that it certainly felt like Aqua Teen was the most popular. It spawned a ton of merch and, as someone who was spending a lot of time in a lot of bars during that period, it was quoted by a lot of people.

Like everything, it eventually ran its course which is why I was shocked today to discover that it only stopped airing new episodes four years ago when it honestly feels as if it was closer to fourteen. Hey, these things happen. Regardless, the early seasons of ATHF were must-TiVo (yes, TiVo) programming for those few years and this Halloween episode is a standout. Continue reading

Daily Cartoon: The Venture Bros. S05E01 “A Very Venture Halloween”

Welcome to another week of Halloween cartoon episode recaps and I couldn’t be more excited than I am to be kicking it off with an absolute favorite show of mine: The Venture Bros!

I was kind of late to the party when this show starting airing in 2003, but once I got on board I was hooked and there was no turning back. Even now, it’s one of those shows that I’ll put on and rewatch when I can’t figure out what I want to do.

For all I know, it could be still running. In the past sixteen years, there’s only been seven seasons with the latest coming just last year so who’s to say it won’t be back three years from now? Regardless, today we’ll be taking a look at the Season 5 premiere which really wasn’t that at all since the rest of Season 5 didn’t come out for like another eight months after this. This was just a one-off special for Halloween that fits in as Episode 1. OK, semantics, who cares? But it’s good, so fire up those Hulu machines and hit play.

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Gadget’s Got It!

On the most recent episode, Gomez brought up a bit from Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken where The Rescue Rangers all lose their minds when Gadget shows up without pants. Because I’m a good guy, I went and found it for everybody to enjoy. Not like it was too hard to find, but isn’t it nice when we go the extra mile to ensure that you have easy access to all the best stuff? Continue reading

Ep. 55: Rick And Morty

A new episode is upon you! This week, we’re talking Rick And Morty everything. It’s one of our favorite shows and it should be one of your’s too! We’re also trying the new flavors of Lay’s Potato Chips: Spicy Taco, Fried Green Tomato and Everything Bagel With Cream Cheese. Of course the usual banter and stories fills things out as well. Make sure to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Podbean, Overcast or wherever you get your podcasts!

Daily Cartoon! RICK & MORTY S.2,E.4: “Total Rickall”

Welcome to another special cartoon recap! Keeping things a bit more recent than normal today with one of my favorite current shows: Adult Swim’s RICK AND MORTY. I was admittedly late to the party on this show. I don’t watch a lot of “new” TV anymore unless a bunch of people tell me I need to jump on a bandwagon and this show certainly fell into that category. Once I got into it, though, I was fucking hooked. It’s terrific. And since I’m in the middle of rewatching Season 2 to get ready for the show’s big comeback next week, here I am writing about it.

If you’ve never seen it, the show is about Rick Sanchez, and old, drunk inventor/man of science and his grandson, Morty as they go on adventures throughout the galaxy and timelines and fucking whatever your mind can imagine. The two are also supplemented by the rest of the family, Morty’s parents Jerry (voiced by Chris Parnell) and Beth (Rick’s daughter (voiced by Sarah Chalke)) and his sister, Summer. Continue reading