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The Aqua Teens
Shake zula, the mike rul-a, the old school-a, you want a trip? I'll bring it to ya.
A giant, talking milkshake. Yes, you read that right. He likes to think he's the boss, but is just a stupid jerk. Voiced by Dana Snyder.
- Anti-Hero: Master Shake is one of the most vile, lazy, obnoxious "heroes" to ever walk the face of the Earth... and he's supposedly team leader. You won't find him leading anything, that's for sure.
- Asshole Victim: When he meets his end, it's usually well-deserved. Except for his Heroic Sacrifice Final Death.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: Well, he's just a talking cup.
- Blatant Lies: Shake is very fond of telling these, even when it is of no profit for him to do so.
- The Blind Leading the Blind: Shake will frequently attempt to impart knowledge to Meatwad, in spite of being equally (and sometimes even more) dumb.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: Got completely wasted from one bottle of beer in "Frat Aliens".
- Cloudcuckoolander: Prone to coming up with crazy ideas out of the blue.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: There are times when Shake's Insane Troll Logic turns out to be true.
- Control Freak: He is a leader in name only, however he still acts as if he's in control of everything.
- Deadpan Snarker: Fluent in the art of sarcasm.
- Didn't Think This Through: Another major flaw of his, he never thinks his plans through. These include: using and advertising the e-helmet and its peripherals when cell phones are smaller and require none, making a new birthday song and expecting people will accept it and pay royalties so he can pay Zak Wylde for singing it, setting off nuclear missiles to make a wasteland instead of use Frylock's time machine to visit the stone age, etc.
- Dirty Coward: Not one to be relied upon in times of crisis.
- Even Evil Has Standards:
- He may be a selfish, greedy bastard with no remorse for his often absentminded actions, but even he draws the line at certain things, such as poisoning small children with chemical filled balloons at their own birthday parties.
- He also looked genuinely horrified when Meatwad implied he was molested in "Deleted Scenes".
- Floating Limbs: Occasionally.
- For the Evulz: Master Shake physically and psychologically tormenting Meatwad for no reason other than his own amusement.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine
- Genius Ditz: Despite his characteristic stupidity, Shake is surprisingly skilled at cooking Italian food, especially lasagna.
- Good Powers, Bad People: Frylock often uses his Eye Beams to save the day. The one time Shake has them, he uses them For the Evulz.
- Heroic Sacrifice: This being Shake, it's also partially a Senseless Sacrifice, but this time it is well and truly with mostly good intentions. He willingly goes with Meatwad to a planet of clams to get Frylock a new jewel, and later throws himself into harm's way to save Meatwad while meeting his own demise at the hands of his shellfish allergy and a desire to die with glory.
- Implausible Deniability: Shake is the kind of guy who'll suddenly reject an idea he previously clung to with his life.
- In-Name-Only: Frylock's the real leader. Shake calls himself "Master" because it sounds cool.
- Insane Troll Logic: His second most prominent trait after being a jerkass.Frylock: In order to transmit data from human nerve endings, I had to suspend the RAM in a collodial fluid so it wouldn't overheat when the hard drive spun at the speed of time.
Shake: Because you're a witch and you made it disappear with your evil magic!
Meatwad: He's a witch?
Frylock: I'm not a witch.
Shake: Oh yeah. Don't look at him wrong, he'll shrink your head to the size of a pea, I've seen it!
Frylock: Look, the hard drive spun so fast, it sent the computer back in time.
Shake: To the time of witches, where you once lived! Bring forth the stakes! You shall burn for your beliefs, witch!
- It's All About Me
- Jerkass: Unrepentantly lazy, rude, selfish, greedy and, particularly in the earlier seasons, downright abusive towards Meatwad. "Video Ouija" demonstrates that Shake is even willing to commit suicide just to abuse Meatwad further.
- Karma Houdini: Occasionally.
- Kick the Dog: Does this a lot, mainly towards Meatwad. Supposedly, he did most of it in a series of misguided events intended to toughen him up.
- Killed Off for Real: In the series finale. And then again in the post-finale episode.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: He insists he is right on everything, especially when Frylock gives a simpler and more rational explanation. This is probably due to him being a Cloudcuckoolander and a complete jerkass at the same time.
- Lack of Empathy: Especially towards Meatwad.
- Large Ham: Shake gets overly dramatic when he starts accusing people, usually Frylock, of outlandish things.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Shake's immoral actions usually come back to bite him in the ass.
- Man Child: If Shake doesn't get his way, he will break things, even his own property.
- The McCoy: Impulsive beyond all reason.
- Never My Fault: At times, Master Shake can take this trope to extreme levels. He's written a self-help book that teaches readers to live this way to succeed in life. It obviously didn't sell, although Shake says it's Frylock's fault because he shut down the website, rather than his advice clearly isn't helpful.
- No Indoor Voice
- Nominal Hero: If any character is a "hero in name only" it's Shake.
- Pet the Dog: The two times Shake did something nice for someone was when he found out Frylock was supposedly dying of cancer, and then when he really was dying, and later during the mission to save him sacrifices himself to protect Meatwad from the clams.
- Pretty Fly For A Milkshake: Shake's a big fan of rap music. He wants to be like Jay-Z, believes Egypt is boring and doesn't exist anymore because DMX never wrote a song about it, tried (and failed) to get MF Doom to do a collaboration album with him, and tried making a Christmas album while impersonating Flava Flav (complete with grill).
- Redemption Equals Death: He spends a surprising amount of time during the series finale being kind, sacrificing himself to save Meatwad after the two are attacked on the planet they travelled to in order to find Frylock a new jewel and save his life. Beforehand, he tells Meatwad that most of his abuse was in the form of Tough Love in his eyes.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Shake's entire existence revolves around getting people to think he's the best thing since sliced bread. It never works, 'cause he's a moron.
- The Sociopath: Explicitly described this way in "Freda".
- Staying Alive: Thanks to Negative Continuity, he always comes back from his deaths, even within episodes.
- Stuff Blowing Up: He seems to have the power to make things explode whenever he tosses them out of frustration or anger.
- Suicide Is Painless: Once killed himself just to mess with Meatwad.
- Supreme Chef: While usually incapable of doing anything, Shake has been shown to be really good at cooking, making four-cheese lasagna, cheese-injected fried beef and cakes. Downplayed, since Shake will cook only for 'special occasions' like screwing up Meatwad's diet or torturing Carl. At other times he wouldn't even mind eating cat food.
- They Killed Kenny Again: Most of his deaths are his own fault.
- The Reveal: The series finale reveal he has a jewel exactly like Frylock's underneath him.
- Token Evil Teammate
- Too Dumb to Live: Indeed, Shake repeatedly dies in many episodes (continuity is non-existent on the show), usually by his own stupidity. He has sliced himself in half with a katana, eaten a sandwich that he knew would send him to a hell dimension where an axe-wielding cyclops awaited to slice his head open, and has gone as far as committing suicide just to ruin Meatwad's Ouija video game.
- Took a Level in Kindness: In "Shake Like Me", Master Shake gets bitten by a radioactive black man, turns black and becomes much friendlier compared to his original self.
- Ungrateful Bastard
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist
- Villain Protagonist: The Aqua Teens are only really detectives during the first three episodes. After that concept was dropped, Shake committed many atrocities that would land him in the clink... and actually did on a few occasions.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Frylock can fire laser beams from his eye and can shoot fry-like projectiles, Meatwad can shapeshift into virtually anything, and Shake... can excrete ice cream.
- Actually subverted, as he also has the questionable power that anything he drops or throws will explode. This seems quite random, but considering he was created by Dr. Weird, it's somewhat understandable.
- Yellow Eyesof Sneakiness: Has a light yellow sclera, and it pretty much fits his jerkass attitude.
Frylock, and I'm on top, rock you like a cop.
A floating, super-intelligent box of french fries with various powers. Voiced by Carey Means.
- Adaptational Badass: Compared to his original "Baffler Meal" appearance where he was arguably more like Meatwad.
- Anti-Hero: Even Frylock, who's normally the voice of reason, has his morally ambiguous moments.
- Badass Beard
- Badass Bookworm: Frylock's eye lasers and smarts are the only things keeping Shake and Meatwad alive. Well, sometimes.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's the nicest Aqua Teen next to Meatwad. Press his buttons though, and that changes right quick.
- Bifauxnen: According to the movie.
- Bungling Inventor: Among the failures were a robotic babysitter that terrorized Meatwad, an experimental toilet that destroyed Carl's body from the neck down when he used it, and a cloning machine that produced unstable copies of the original that would explode/spew blood/gain sentience. Like the examples above, those that aren't outright failures usually end up causing problems because he doesn't seem to get that his immature/irresponsible roommates can't be trusted with them.
- Can't Stand Them, Can't Live Without Them: Subverted, whenever episode has Frylock abandon Aqua Teens for one reason or another, he ends up having a much better life and barely regrets the decision.
- Characterization Marches On: In the Pilot, he was robotic and subservient to Shake. This quickly changed.
- Chubby Chaser: All of his love interests (except for a woman from "Carl") were women of size.
- Complete Immortality: Thanks to a magic shampoo he used in the very last episode of the series, Frylock has this. Any injury he sustains is little more than a temporary inconvenience, which he exploits to make extreme gore videos with Carl. Unfortunately, after being imprisoned for murder of a Highlander star, he can't serve out his life sentences because he doesn't age.
- The Conscience: Though he's a debatable one at times.
- Control Freak: He is usually the straight man and voice of reason, but some of his more pathetic moments approach a Control Freak (especially when he's trying to entertain anyone).
- Deadpan Snarker
- Eye Beams: Frylock wears contact lenses that shoot just about anything from electricity to fire-retardant foam.
- For Science!: Frylock falls into this trope on occasion — the toilet that destroyed Carl's body springs to mind.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic
- In-Series Nickname: "Fryman", used by friends and enemies alike.
- Jerkass Ball: Picks this up every now and then.
- Killed Off for Real: In the series finale. Though he's alive and well again in the post-finale episode.
- Midair Bobbing
- Naughty Tentacles: He also has Barbie Doll Anatomy, but unlike Shake, the series never hangs a lantern on this.
- Nice Guy: Compared to other characters, but even he has moments:[Frylock kills MC Pee Pants, then rationalizes it]
- No Respect Guy: Nobody ever listens to Frylock's advice. They usually suffer for it.
- Not So Above It All: Every now and then, Frylock acts as greedy and mean as Shake. One episode shows him cloning (i.e., counterfeiting) money, even after he told Shake not to.Frylock': (After taking out a resurrected George Washington that tried to lecture them on their misdeeds) Eh, we should have cloned Twenty [dollar bills]. Jackson wouldn't have given a shit.
- Only Sane Man: He's basically the only one of the trio who's capable of...anything, really. Meatwad and Shake are too stupid to take care of themselves in Frylock's absence.
- Parental Substitute: To Meatwad.
- Perpetual Frowner: Most of the time.
- Power Floats
- The Spock: He's a bit of a wet blanket, but when your roommates are as dumb as Meatwad and Shake, it's forgivable.
- The Stoic
- The Straight Man: Carey Means, who plays Frylock, has the added privilege of playing the Straight Man to lines that usually don't even make sense spoken by anthropomorphic food items and stoned two-dimensional aliens.
- Surrounded by Idiots
- Token Good Teammate: He's the only person on the Force, and really on the show, who has a semi-functioning moral compass, though he's been known to have his moments of extreme depravity that shock even Shake.
- Token Religious Teammate: He seems to take his faith very seriously. Shake doesn't buy it, though.Shake: (referring to Meatwad) Look at him and tell me there's a God.Meatwad: He made me in His own image.Shake: Oh, yeah, that's right. God's a big meatball! I forgot!
- When He Smiles: He has corrective braces.
- Yandere: When Frylock develops a crush on a girl - there will be blood.
Meatwad make the money, see? Meatwad get the honeys, G. Drivin' in my car, livin' like a star, ice on my finger, and my toes, and I'm a Taurus.
A wad of meat. Pretty slow-witted, but he has a good heart. Voiced by Dave Willis.
- Achievements in Ignorance: In the finale it's revealed he used to have a jewel like Frylock and Shake, but traded it away. Since he didn't know he needed it to live, he stayed alive.
- Asteroids Monster: As revealed in "Multiple Meats".
- Back from the Dead
- Beware the Nice Ones: Whilst generally kindhearted and frequently abused by his roommate Shake, when he does get his revenge on the "Master"...ho boy!
- Big Eater: When trying to enter the pool, Frylock notes Meatwad ate 40 hot dogs. Meatwad denies this then proudly corrects him with 48.
- Bumbling Sidekick: He's Frylock's lab assistant. He may not be bright, but he's more stable than Shake.
- Classical Anti-Hero: He usually means well, but is often too dumb to be of any real use.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Meatwad's perception is...special, all right.
- Deadpan Snarker: In his more lucid moments, and even then, unintentionally.
- The Ditz: Let's put it this way. Shake, who accidentally kills himself on a regular basis, outsmarts and manipulates Meatwad just as often.
- Drunk with Power: Twice.
- Dumb Is Good: For him, at least, making it more like Dumbest Is Good.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: After over a decade of constant abuse from Master Shake, the series finale reveals that after Shake and Frylock's deaths, Meatwad gets married, starts a family, and overall finally leads a happy, normal life.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic
- Happily Married: In the Distant Finale.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch/Pay Evil unto Evil: Anytime he gets his revenge on Shake. Which trope applies depends on how oblivious Meatwad is to Shake's dickery at the time.
- Kid Hero: At least mentally, anyway.
- The Kirk: He tries to be the mediator between Shake and Frylock, but he's just too laid back to make much of an impact.
- Living Toys: They're not really toys, but he can still talk to them. The others can talk to them in "Shake Like Me". In "Dumber Dolls", Frylock buys him an actual living toy, which turns out to be The Eeyore.
- Made of Bologna: Well, hamburger meat, but still.
- Made of Iron: He's surprisingly difficult to injure, as he has shrugged off land mines exploding beneath him, and cutting him in half merely splits him into two smaller meatwads.
- Man Child: He and Frylock basically have a father-son relationship, since Meatwad can't think for himself. By the end of the series, he's grown out of this immensely.
- Manipulative Bastard: To Shake. Pretty much the only intelligent things he does is subtle, psychological revenge on Shake.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Just look at his "dolls". He even says that he can relate to a Darker and Edgier Sesame Street telling him, "You're gonna die."
- Nixon Mask: In "The Shaving".
- Pictorial Speech Bubble: His letters and notes to other characters always consist of crudely sketched figures, objects, and scribbles (most having barely any relevance to what he intended to write), accompanied by a voice-over of him reading "it" aloud.
- Rant-Inducing Slight: In "Gee Whiz".
- Shock and Awe: In "Balloonenstein", after Shake puts him in the dryer for a week.
- Sole Survivor: With Chicken Bittle killed prior to the series and Frylock and Shake both permanently dying in the series finale Meatwad is the only member of the Aqua Teens left alive.
- Too Dumb to Live: Although he's not nearly as self-destructive as Shake, he still has his moments. In one episode in which Shake covers the floor with land mines to deal with their rat infestation, Meatwad ends up setting off more mines than the rats do.
- Took a Level in Badass: In Last Dance For Napkin Lad, and in the series finale when it's revealed that he eventually ends up as a mature person with a loving family.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Whenever he acquires any form of superiority over someone else, he becomes almost as bad as Shake.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: He usually only limits himself to turning into a hotdog or an igloo, since those are the only forms he can usually remember.
"It don't matter. None of this matters."
Their fat, bald, middle-aged neighbor. Voiced by Dave Willis.
- Anti-Hero: An example of Unscrupulous Hero.
- Berserk Button: Gets easily angered when the Aqua Teens use his pool.
- Butt Monkey: Carl has it just as bad as Kenny McCormick.
- Carpet of Virility: The man is a very hairy individual.
- Casanova Wannabe: Despite his claims, most of the women he gets on his own are ugly hookers.
- The Chew Toy: His most noticeable trait is that he gets shafted all the time, just for living next door to the Aqua Teens.
- Complete Immortality: He uses the magic shampoo Frylock has and becomes this. He also gets imprisoned and is consistently electrocuted in an attempt to execute him. He just laughs at the effort.
- Cool Loser: A balding, impotent, chauvinistic loser...with a pretty sweet ride and killer taste in classic rock.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: When he does get killed, it's almost always in this manner.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Fat Idiot
- Fat Slob
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric
- Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Carl was a Butt Monkey even as a child; his father's Christmas gift to him was carpet squares. To eat.
- Idiot Savant: Although contemptuously ignorant in most everything else, Carl's solo webisodes show that, being a dedicated blue-collar tailgater, he's very knowledgeable about football, even if his locks have a spotty accuracy rate and tend to favor his beloved "New York Football Giants".
- Image Song: "I Don't Need No Instructions To Know How To Rock!"
- Jerkass: Though not as much as Shake, but that's probably not possible.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Carl's case is also understandable given how he bears the brunt of the Aqua Teen's antics.
- Loser Protagonist: Perpetually poor, unemployed, starving, unlucky in love, and generally unlucky in life.
- Noodle Incident: Mostly centered around his friend, Terry, who's been in jail for crimes too gruesome to mention.
- Only Sane Man: Carl's an ignorant, sex-crazed, crude, lazy bum. On any other show, he'd be the wacky next-door neighbor. However, since he's the neighbour of the Aqua Teens, he's the sane one by default.
- They Killed Kenny Again: Carl dies ridiculously often, usually because of something the Aqua Teens did.
- This Loser Is You: A balding, impotent, chauvinistic loser.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Carl became really prone to commiting crimes and even murder in latest seasons.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Maybe to combat the above, he also begins to openly associate himself with the Aqua Teens more often, rather than going to great lengths to distance himself from them.
- Token Human
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Depending on the episode.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: While the Aqua Teens' stories are wrapped up in the series finale, it's never explicitly stated what happened to Carl, though it can be inferred that he finally moved out at some point.
The Mooninites (Ignignokt and Err)
"Some might say the Earth is our moon."
"We're the moon."
"But that would belittle the name of our moon. Which is: The Moon."
Aliens from the moon that look like they'd be better off in an Atari game.Voiced by Dave Willis(Ignignokt) and Matt Maiellaro(Err).
- Anti-Villains: They're more of a nuisance to the Aqua Teen's than an actual threat...for the most part.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Their lasers can vaporize anything, but they shoot a...
- Painfully Slow Projectile: Which Carl still manages to get hit by.
- Big Guy, Little Guy: They're both short compared to most of the characters, but Ignignokt is much larger than Err.
- Cold Ham: Ignignokt has a monotone voice, but really loves to deliver arrogant speeches, like he's a top-notch evil mastermind, despite Mooninites' actions being nothing more than rowdyism. Made even funnier, that sometimes Ignignokt will just cut his speech, when he runs out of words to say.
- Dirty Coward: When confronted for their actions their first instinct is to high tail it and run.
- Expy: Ignignokt and Err have the voices and personalities of Baffler Meal Master Shake and Frylock respectively.
- Flipping the Bird: Mooninites' signature gesture, and also the running gag for first three episodes centered around them.Ignignokt I hope they can see this, because I'm doing it as hard as I can.
- Freudian Excuse: Played for Laughs in "Moonahujana" when Err tells a sob story about his past (parental issues included), and how everything he does is just a cry for attention.
- Green and Mean: Ignignokt.
- Hot-Blooded: Err will attack anything that bothers him, and a lot of things bother him. But he's really small, so it's no big deal. Don't underestimate him, though.
- Humans Are Morons: This is the opinion held by Igignokt and Err, believing that they are superior to all life on Earth in every possible way. Unfortunately, they themselves are not all that smart and are always ultimately shown to be dumber than just about everyone they ever meet on Earth—human, food product, or otherwise.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: Both of them are dumb, but Err sometimes shows more signs of intelligence than Ignignokt, despite his follower status.
- Insufficiently Advanced Alien
- Leitmotif: Though the full version never plays outside of the credits (and even then, each episode gets a different verse), the Mooninites do have a theme song, a few riffs from which always appear in episodes where they feature.
- Mighty Glacier: Their blaster can vaporize stuff, but the bullets are painfully slow.
- Out of Focus: They appeared much less frequently as the show went on.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: Err is barely bigger than Meatwad, but easily supports his partner's entire mass during Quad Laser attack (not so much during Quad Glacier though), and can knock out Carl like no problem.
- The Power of Rock: In one episode, they get their hands on the Foreigner Belt—a belt that gives the wearer superpowers based on the band's songs. For example, setting the belt to Cold As Ice gives freezing powers.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The serene and haughty Ignignokt is blue, while the hyper and aggressive Err is red.
- Retr Aux: All moon people are designed to look like 8-bit video game characters. The original plan was to portray them as refugees from a failed Atari game.
- Rogues Gallery: They're the most recurring "villains" of the show. Their only real ambition is to rob stores.
- Sarcastic Devotee: Err often agrees with Ignignokt's words and actions, doesn't stop him from pulling a occassional pranks on his friend though.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Ignignokt and Err are always rambling on about how the moon is superior to Earth, but when challenged on it, they can't even explain why.
- Smoking Is Cool: The Mooninites think so.Err: We smoke as we shoot the bird!
- Sophisticated as Hell: Ignignokt's manner of speech is slightly this. He also owns a stencil with "fart" written in italics.
- The Stoic: Ignignokt, doesn't stop him from being stupid though.
- The Stoner: Implied.Err: You guys got any eggs? 'cause I'm totally gonna mess someone's house up!Ignignokt: Yes, eggs or pot. Either one.
- Stupid CrooksIgnignokt...as we commit first degree Grand Theft Coffee Table!
- Tareme Eyes/Tsurime Eyes: Not their eyes themselves, but their eyebrows. Ignignokt, the calm, cool-headed one has tareme eyebrows, while Err, the excitable, hot-headed one has tsurime eyebrows.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: They are not as dysfunctional as Aqua Teens or Plutonians, but still.Err: Look man. I'm here for you, it's Ok. Now, what I want you to do, is drink this. [handles a bottle to Ignignokt]
Ignignokt: [takes the bottle and drinks] Thank you, Err. What was that thick shake?
Err: Well, I'll tell you what it is. It's a mayonnaise i found in a trash can.
Err: And it had hair on it! And you drank it! Because I'm your doctor. Do what I say!
The Plutonians (Emory and Oglethorpe)
Pointy aliens from Pluto.
- Achievements in Ignorance: They manage to create someone with a vague resemblance to Shake just handing him a photo of Shake, tossing him in a pizza oven, and telling him to wing it.
- Aliens Steal Cable: Literally. They use the Fargate to tap into the Aqua Teens' cable.
- Anti-Villains: Despite their efforts, they are simply too dumb to make use of them.
- The Ditzes: Whilst the Mooninites aren't the brightest of beings themselves, it says something that the Plutonians (especially Oglethorpe) easily fall for their pranks in "Spacecataz" and are hardly able to top them.
- Easily Thwarted Alien Invasion: In their first appearance, they have no real plan. In the second, they intend to "de-terraform" earth, but again lack a proper plan. In the third, they are literally only stealing the Aqua Teens' cable.
- Even Stupid Evil Has Standards: They may be idiots, but they cannot comprehend how weird and dumb Master Shake is.
- Eye Scream: Played for Laughs when Oglethorpe tries to activate a retinal scan:Oglethorpe: "Retinal scan, ON!" (the laser instead vaporizes his eyes, smoke coming out of their sockets) "AYE! DAMMIT! WRONG LASER, WRONG LASER! Why didn't you label them?"
- Feet of Clay: Oglethorpe is initially described as having invented the Insane-O-Flex in the movie, but this is later disproved.
- Foreign Cuss Word: Oglethorpe knows a German one.
- Harmless Villain: They plan to conquer the world, but in Frylock's words, they're too incompetent to "take over a damn bowl of Jell-O."
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Emory is a lot smarter than Oglethorpe, and is much more in tune with reality than he is. Either due to a weak personality, or just not caring enough to say no, he still goes along with what Oglethorpe says.
- Insufficiently Advanced Alien: While their ship is sufficiently advanced, they (mainly Oglethorpe) are unbelievably stupid and clearly know nothing about how it works. It's even been shown that they don't even know how a simple reading lamp works.
- Only Sane Man: Emory is a lot more grounded in reality than Oglethorpe.
- Poirot Speak: For some reason, Oglethorpe has a German accent.
- Put on a Bus: Only made a few cameos after The Movie, but they're scheduled to reappear in the Season 10 finale.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: It has to be seen to be believed.Oglethorpe: We have successfully traveled beyond both space and time through the Fargate...to get free cable!
Emory: I think it's a star...gate?
Oglethorpe: It's the Fargate. F. It's different from that movie which I have never seen, so how would I copy it?
Emory: Chill, man. It's all right, let's just turn it on.
Oglethorpe: I just want to make sure we are clear that it's the Fargate. Goes far, get it? And there is no way it came from that movie or that syndicated series based on the movie.
Emory: But...it sure was a good movie.
Oglethorpe: Yah, yes it was.
- Theme Naming: Oglethorpe and Emory are colleges in Atlanta, Georgia (home of Williams Street Productions).
- Too Dumb to Live: The only characters in the entire series that are dumber than the Mooninites. Well, Master Shake is actually right beside them in this case.Oglethorpe: [After "trapping" Shake in some circular floating laser rings, he brings down a disco ball, believing it to be a god.] Orbnoticus, we seek wisdom; to what evil plan do we put our new slave to use? [No reply]
Emory: ...Maybe he's sleeping.
Oglethorpe: DO NOT INSULT ORBNOTICUS OR YOU SHALL BE DAMNED FOREVER TO THE FORBIDDEN ZONE!!
Emory: I'm just saying, maybe we should call the installer. He's the same one who installed the laser rings.
Oglethorpe: [Looks over and sees Shake is no longer in the rings.] THE PRISONER! HE'S ESCAAAAAPED!!
Shake: (Standing right next to the rings) Um... I'm right here. Hey, cool disco ball.
Oglethorpe: No, this is Orbnoticus, our leader.
Shake: Then why ain't he saying Jack crap? [In the background, we see the spaceship they're in suddenly begin hurdling down toward Earth.]
Emory: Yeah, man. How come?
Oglethorpe: That is his wisdom. Obviously he's busy navigating us through the stars and— [Suddenly notices they're about to crash.] OH MY GOODNESS!! [Spaceship crashes, Emory and Oglethorpe, carrying the disco ball rush out of a hole in their ship and run away.] Go, go!
Emory: I'm going!
Oglethorpe: Do not look back, just go!
The Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past From the Future
Read his name again if you're having trouble with this one.
Shake's son, or is he?
- Exit, Pursued by a Bear:Shake: You mean there are two talking milkshake people?Ezekial is carried away by an engraged Chess DragonFrylock: Well, there were.
- Genius Ditz: Despite his child-like mind, he still manages to thoroughly defeat Chess Dragon at a game of chess.
- Man Child: He has the appearance and behavioral patterns of a child, but according to Frylock he's older than Shake.
- Meaningful Name: Meatwad names him Jesus Ezekial Jesus, so he'll sound like he's from The Bible.
- Really Four Thousand Years Old: So he says. Then again, he has the mind of a child, and says a number of ridiculous things throughout the episode, so this may or may not be true.
- Too Dumb to Live: "I'm going on an adventure!"
Dr. Wong Burger and Associates
Dr. Wong BurgerA dick with a coat full of mouths.
- Freudian Excuse: In "Hands on a Hamburger".Wong Burger: "'My son isn't a Cheeseburger,' they cried! 'Your son IS A CHEESEBURGER!', I cried BACK!"
- Large Ham
- Mad Scientist
- Meaningful Name
- Running Gag: He always wants to return to his home planet, whether it's Dick Planet, Tooth Planet, or Burger Planet.
- You're Insane!: And by "Creature From Plaque Lagoon", he's fully aware of it.Frylock: You're a madman, Wong Burger!Wong Burger: Eyeah, I KNOW THAT!
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: In each of his appearances after "Dickesode", he's modified himself with a different body, changing from a "dick with balls of rage", to a tooth, and then a giant hamburger. He always keeps his face and glasses, though.
Wong Burger EmployeesHis stereotypically Asian Boo-like employees.
MC Pee Pants
Whatever form he's in, he has a Batman Gambit to take over the world, but he really wants to be free from Satan. He still has a diaper, yellow eyes, and a shower cap, though.
- Broken Pedestal: He loses Meatwad's loyalty as Sir Loin when it turns out he wasn't gathering food for "da shorteez", but for the ridiculous plan he had at the time to pay for his patio furniture.
- Cosmic Plaything: In all of the Space Ghost Coast to Coast Universe, he's literally the only character to be affected by Continuity.
- Insane Troll Logic: ALL of his plans.MC Pee Pants: We take these monsters, right? We start a haunted house! Yeah? Yeah, you feel me? And we invite everyone to the haunted house, and they come thinking it's gonna be all scary and shit, but in fact, the house is also for sale 'cause it's a condo, get it? Like in "Hilton Head." And people are gonna pay big-ass cash money to buy this, right? And then we take all that money and buy MORE psychedelic mushrooms, YOU FEEL ME?!
- That's supposed to be a plan to "defeat" the Aqua Teens. And "Defeat," in this case, is very ill-defined.
- Involuntary Shapeshifting: Satan keep bringing him back as random things, apparently for his own amusement. A cow, a worm, an old man and a fly.
- Meaningful Name: His Sir Loin persona was a cow and Little Brittle is a brittle old man.
- Motor Mouth: He talks like he's out of Speed Racer.
The Aqua Teens landlord. His presence makes there be Continuity.
A mad scientist who works out of an abandoned insane asylum in Jersey.
- Ax-Crazy: He's called Dr. Weird for a reason.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: The Movie explains one of the teaser jokes from an episode of season 1 as this.
- Blatant Lies: When he tells Steve that the second batch of corn shall be different.Steve: Yeah, I dunno man. I mean, after last time...Dr. Weird: This time...SHALL BE DIFFERENT! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAAASteve: Well all right, cause I am hungry again.(corn attacks Steve exactly the same way as last time)Dr. Weird: It's not different at all, is it Steve? AHAHAHAHAHAHA
- Catch Phrase: "Gentlemen, BEHOLD!!!"
- Chekhov's Skill: In the movie: "I AM A MASTER OF DISGUISE!!!"
- Disproportionate Retribution: Several times. He once spliced his roommate Randal's DNA with a fried pork chop for not paying his half of the utilities. Another time, he sent spiders through the phone line to attack a telemarketer. Then there was the time that he pulled his brain out of his head and started firing lasers at Steve because Steve didn't bring him lunch. There was also the time that he fired several exploding tacos from his mouth at the janitor for picking up his medallion.
- Does Not Like Shoes: He tends to go barefoot for some reason.
- Evil Laugh: Often. It's a sure sign that something bad is about to happen to Steve. It also has shades of Laughing Mad.
- For Science!: Subverted. Steve thinks this is why he had sex with a lawn mower. Turns out he did it because it was free, and the lawn mower was drunk.
- High-Pressure Blood: He believes he has enough blood to launch himself from New Jersey to Arizona on decapitation.Dr. Weird: GENTLEMEN!!! Chop off my head with such velocity, and my blood will rocket through my neck, and propel my lifeless body, ALL THE WAY TO PHOENIX!!!Steve: Wow, what's in Pheonix?
- I Am Your Father: Revealed to be the creator of the Hunger Force in The Movie.
- Turns out to be a zigzagging trope as Dr Weird then insists Fry is his father, then Walter Melon shows up and says he's all their fathers. By the time their mother, a seven layer burrito, shows up, nobody except Meatwad even cares and the movie goes straight to credits.
- Jerkass: When his antics aren't outright insane, they're usually intentionally harmful to Steve.
- Jump Scare: Played for Laughs in one episode, where he interrupts the shot of South Jersey Island by popping up in front of the island and shouting "BULLSH(bleep)!"
- Large Ham
- Mad Scientist: Emphasis on mad.
- Meaningful Name: Everything that he does is weird, though this could be explained by him living in what once was an insane asylum. His antics include teaching his ass to eat his hand, making love to (and impregnating) a lawn mower, sending spiders through the phone lines to telemarketers, tricking Steve into allowing corn to mate with him...twice, using a chain saw to cut off his flesh in order to lose weight, injecting himself with large amounts of barbecue sauce, cutting off his own head so that the blood spraying out of his neck will propel him all the way to Phoenix, asking Steve to agitate a snake coiled up inside his helmet, and much, MUCH more.
- No Indoor Voice: He only has one volume: shouting at the top of his lungs.
- Robosexual: Has a child with a lawn mower.
- Tempting Fate: GENTLEMEN, BEHOLD! MY TIME-SPACE CONTI-
- They Killed Kenny Again: He and Steve die on a semi-regular basis.
Dr. Weird's exasperated and much-abused assistant.
- Beleaguered Assistant
- The Chew Toy
- Only Sane Man
- Servile Snarker: When Dr. Weird isn't looking.Steve: (immitating Dr. Weird) Gentlemen, fill me with Barbecue sauce because I'm dumb as hell!
- Tempting Fate: See above. His head gets bitten off by a giant Dr. Weird head for imitating him.
- Too Dumb to Live: Falls for Dr. Weird's blatant lies about the second batch of corn being different than the last time.