* BaseBreaker:
** Master Shake. Some either love or hate him for his JerkAss tendencies.
** Frylock is either the OnlySaneMan or [[StopHavingFunGuys an irritating prick that needs to get that stick out of his ass]].
** The fandom's pretty divided on Carl too, though he's ''far'' from being TheScrappy. It's generally agreed he can't really carry an episode on his own, though.
* CrazyAwesome: '''Dr. Weird''', with heavy emphasis on "crazy".
* CrossesTheLineTwice: There are few episodes that don't cross the line a few times.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: It has [[Awesome/AquaTeenHungerForce its own Page for it.]] Being an 11 minute show, this alone should count as one.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Subverted constantly almost every episode.
-->'''Carl''': There's something I need to say, ya know. Ever since my son was...never conceived because [[BlackComedyRape I never had consensual sex without money involved]], I always sorta looked at you as...well, kind've a thing that I could, ya know, live next to in accordance with state law.
-->'''Meatwad''': Oh, that's sweet. You're trying to say that you love me!
-->'''Carl''': Eh eh eh, let's not get ahead of ourselves here - (puts on Super Bowl glove) WHO ARE YOU TAKIN' TO THAT FRIGGIN SUPERBOWL!
-->'''Meatwad''': [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Carl, your finger!]]
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Meatwad's solo in the Movie. Doubles as a BigLippedAlligatorMoment but damn is it awesome.
** Also, the song "Cut You with a Linoleum Knife," also in the movie, performed by none other than Music/{{Mastodon}}. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWvt3E5a-AA Behold]].
--> "Do not crinkle your food wrappers loudly! Be considerate to others, or I will bite your torso and give you a disease!!"
** "Meatwad get da money, see..."
** Can't forget ''Spirit Journey Formation Anniversary'' - a prog-metal "alternative" to "Happy Birthday To You," performed by Zakk Wylde and a [[{{Rush}} Geddy Lee]] sound-alike.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSRh0eMND0s ending theme]] to ''Patrol Squad'' definitely qualifies. Listen to that badass guitar!
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CfqIVFYEu4 It's time for Aqua TV Show Show.]] Aqua TV Show Show. Aqua TV Show Show... (Coincidentally the first time the characters actually sing along with the theme).
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkVEoyoT5V4 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever]], going out on a high note. The characters even sing the entirety of the song!
* EarWorm
** "I Like Your Booty (But I'm Not Gay)," from the movie.
** An in-universe example could be MC Pee Pants' "I Need Candy". Even Carl wound up liking it. This was, of course, the plan.
** ''Cuz we are the Aqua Teens! Make the homies say HO and the girlies wanna scream!''
** "Party Party Party," of course!!
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** The Mooninites, easily the most remembered and quoted villains.
** The Plutonians, to a much lesser extent.
** The Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future!
** Jiggle Billy, to the point where his face has reached MemeticMutation status.
** Handbanana.
* FauxSymbolism:
** PlayedForLaughs in the episode with Ezekiel:
-->'''Meatwad:''' I'm gonna name you [[DramaticPause Jesus...Ezekiel...]][[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Jesus]]. And that's from the Bible.
** And again when everyone sees [[strike:Jesus]] Gee whiz on the gun shop billboard. But it turned out to just be Music/TedNugent.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The Boston Bomb Scare in 2007: laugh out loud funny; in 2013, when bombs actually ''did'' go off during the Boston marathon, now the 2007 incident is cringe-inducing.
* HarsherInHindsight: Right when it was announced there were no plans to end the series, it's announced months later it's next season is the last season.
* HilariousInHindsight: In "The Cloning", Master Shake says that Jesus Christ & Santa Claus are the same person, and Meatwad says he doesn't know Santa Christ. Guess [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic who followed up on that idea years later?]]
* HoYay: Shake, to Frylock.
-->"Why don't ''you'' help me SUCK IT? ''([[BeatPanel beat]])'' ...Wait a minute, that backfired."
* JerkassWoobie: Sure, Carl's rude, obnoxious, and hygienically-challenged, but the sheer amount of shit his neighbors have put him through kinda makes one feel sorry for him.
* LoveItOrHateIt: It's one of those shows. It's either hilarious and gloriously insane or the UrExample of nonsensical crude humor.
* MemeticMolester: Handbanana.
** Tonight... '''YOU...'''
** Kinda inevitable, though. He's a rapist ''{{in-universe}}''.
* MemeticMutation: '''GENTLEMEN, ''BEHOLD''!''' THIS IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF [[MemeticMutation MEMETIC MUTATION]], ISN'T IT, STEVE?
** WHAT HAS SCIENCE DONE?!
** There has also been popularity in photoshopping or drawing Carl's face and body into anime and cartoon characters, as evidenced [[https://derpicdn.net/img/view/2014/7/15/675048__safe_equestria+girls_screencap_edit_wat_rainbow+rocks_spoiler-colon-rainbow+rocks_diamond+tiara_granny+smith_background+human.png here]], [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/18633463dcf45144ae520e15d798cade/tumblr_mhob1lfFqs1rop4q2o1_1280.gif here]] and [[http://lolikips.deviantart.com/art/Yokarl-315177549 here]].
** "I get it. It ain't making me laugh, but I get it."
** "Truly, they were a (insert series title here)."
** ARISE CHICKUN! [[note]]While this [[WeirdAlEffect is more associated with]] [[Memes/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the brony fandom]], the line did in fact originate from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.[[/note]]
* NightmareFuel: [[NightmareFuel/AquaTeenHungerForce Now has its own page.]]
* OlderThanTheyThink: Shake's idea on how to remake "The Granite Family" actually has some backing to it. It's a common theory that ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' actually takes place in a post-apocalyptic future, so Shake may have been using that logic. Of course, since this is Master Shake we're talking about, it's probably just InsaneTrollLogic with a side of DidNotThinkThisThrough.
* OvershadowedByControversy: TheMovie will always be more remembered for its ViralMarketing campaign that caused the Boston Bomb Scare.
* RewatchBonus: All the numerous hints at [[spoiler: Frylock being a lesbian trapped in a man's body as a box of fries]] become a lot more noticeable once you've seen TheMovie.
* SeasonalRot: Episodes from season 4 and beyond for the most part haven't been well-received by fans.
** The renamed seasons are either this or WinBackTheCrowd.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The "Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1" intro sequence sounds like Music/JudasPriest's "Breaking the Law".
* {{Tearjerker}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deXk8xuUHWQ "Aqua Teen Dream"]], a small tribute to the series written for the finale, and performed by {{Music/Patti Smith}}.
** In the finale itself, we have [[spoiler:the deaths of Master Shake and Frylock]]
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
** A forgivable example, but the bees in "Sweet C" are worker bees, and therefore, should've all been female. There go chances of seeing Carl being a HaremSeeker.
** Another somewhat forgivable example is the GrandFinale. While good, the only characters to appear are the Aqua Teens, Carl, Carl's friend Dominic, and [[spoiler:Meatwad's family]]. Who else wanted to see characters who were PutOnABus (such as the Mooninites, the Plutonians, the Cybernetic Ghost, and Dr. Weird) come BackForTheFinale? [[spoiler: Then again, "Greatest Story" has a lot of those characters (namely, the Mooninites, Plutonians, Markula, Rabbot, Handbanana, Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past, Mothmonsterman, Zucotti Manicotti, and Romulux) as Shake's 'acolytes'.]]
* UglyCute: Meatwad.
* UncannyValley: Ever wonder what a cup, box of fries, and meatball would look like in RealLife if they each had human faces? The official poster for the film [[http://www.filmonpaper.com/posters/aqua-teen-hunger-force-colon-movie-film-for-theaters-one-sheet-usa/ clears this up]].
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: ''The Greatest Story Ever Told'' as its name implies is filled with religious parodies. It was released on Adult Swim's website 3 days after the show's supposed cancellation, mirroring the death and resurrection of Jesus.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs.
* TheWoobie: Meatwad and Frylock (most of the time).
** Mooninites try to invoke this in 'Moonajuana'. Doesn't work on Frylock, though.
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