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Bruce Campbell As A Chicken Nugget!! "Fucks!", "Shits!", And "Bleeps" Ahoy!! It's AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE: THE MOVIE!!

Merrick here...

A reader sent this in after a test screening of the AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE movie.

I'm really in no position to comment on any of this; the series freaks the crap out of me and I now feel guilty consuming fast food -- fearing some sort of latent, vengeful sentience.

Here's a report from the screening...

Hey, didn't see any reports on this yet. Lots of huge spoilers here.

Last night at the Mall of Georgia just outside of Atlanta they held what we were told was the first ever screening of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie. They told us some of the music and animation were temporary, and it was lacking opening and closing credits, but otherwise it looked mostly complete.

As for the movie itself, I really enjoyed it. I was worried going in that the fast pace of the 15 minute episodes wouldn't be able to sustain itself through a 90 minute movie, but they managed to pull it off.

As reported before, the story revolves around the origin of the Aqua Teens, which somehow involves an exercise machine, Neil Pert from Rush, and a slice of talking watermelon voiced by Chris Kattan.

As a fan of the show, I got just about everything I could want out of a movie version. All of the regular characters make an appearance, with the Cybernetic Ghost and the Plutonians featured heavily, but Time Lincoln (as seen in the closing credits), the Mooninites, and MC Pee Pants all have parts as well.

Also showing up briefly is the missing 4th member of the Aqua Teens, a chicken nugget going by the name of Chicken Bittle played by none other Bruce Campbell himself.

As with most of the episodes, the ending is completely ridiculous and comes out of nowhere with the last scene finally revealing the mother of the Aqua Teens as a talking burrito with huge breasts, followed immediately by the closing credits.

The humor seemed a little bit more adult than the show, and "fuck" and "shit" were uttered a few times, but they kept it subtle.

Oddly, some of the cursing was bleeped out while other instances were left in (which I must say was more entertaining), so it's really hard to say how it will end up in the final version.

Overall, it delivered pretty much everything I could have wanted from an ATHF movie and I think fans of the show will really love it. They didn't tell us when it would finally be released, but with everything looking as good as it did, hopefully the wait won't be too much longer.


Thanks for the write-up!

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  • Aug. 3, 2006, 9:07 a.m. CST

    I don't know

    by Engineer_at_peac

    I don't possibly see how this could be a movie. I like about 3/4 of the episodes of the show, but a movie just seems like it would be pushing it.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Where's my running crew? Yoo-hoo, running crew?

    by sheltrk

    Meatwad, Shake, and Fry-guy on the big screen? What more could you ask for?

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 9:09 a.m. CST

    sounds fucked

    by RealDoubleJ

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Fuck Yeah!!

    by JuggFuckler

    Bruce Cambell + Meatwad= Greatness. Throw in some Confederate Soldier Zombie robots and this could be the best project ever.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Neil Pert? Where's Geddy Lee?

    by tripp5

    Of Saaalesmen....of SALES-meen!

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell--that's what!

    by sheltrk

    Good points JF.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 9:17 a.m. CST

    and the Cybernetic Ghost of is awesome, too

    by tripp5

    Carl: "Didn't you say you're the ghost of christmas past?" Ghost: "Yes" Carl: "Well, you know its February, right?" Ghost:"I...uh....I'll see you in December!"

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Jesus Christ in a Dumb Truck!

    by FordPerfect

    That is Fucking Amazing!

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 9:32 a.m. CST

    When's it come out?

    by Mechasheeva

    That's all I need to know.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 9:49 a.m. CST


    by Everett Robert

    this sounds awesome...i love the Moonites, and the Bruce as a Chicken Nugget, GENUIS! anyways, can't wait

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Am I the only one who doesn't know what this is?!?

    by Acappellaman

    I've never heard about Aqua Teen Hunger Force. I really must be getting out of touch with things. *sigh* Is it any good? What's the premise? Honestly, this entire article made no sense to me whatsoever. How weird.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 9:59 a.m. CST

    dumb cartoon - can't imagine a good movie

    by Hate_Speech

    not really. World Trade Center is the bad movie, Oliver Stoned is the debil.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 10 a.m. CST

    I had no idea this was being made.

    by Eaglet1138

    And it's almost finished? Jeez. Count me stoked.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 10:03 a.m. CST

    The Broodwich

    by Garbageman33

    Best episode ever. Discuss.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 10:33 a.m. CST

    I'd agree with that

    by Mechasheeva

    But I'd say Space Conflict From Beyond Pluto gets close if only because of the line "Oh yes, won't you please, save us, from all of zee money?"

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Reading with a posh british accent....

    by BendersShinyAss

    I CALL PLANT!! But I do love ATHF :)

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 11:02 a.m. CST

    TOO SOON!!!

    by Riggy469

    Someone had to say it...

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Moonites rock!!

    by BendersShinyAss

    Ignignot: We are Mooninites from the inner core of the Moon. Ur: You said it right! Ignignot: Our race is hundreds of years beyond yours. Ur: Man, you hear what he's sayin'? Ignignot: Some would say that the Earth is *our* moon. Ur: *We're* the Moon! Ignignot: But that would belittle the name of our Moon, which is the Moon.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 11:04 a.m. CST

    danger doom

    by reckni

    They're pretty funny on the Danger Doom CD, easily one of my favorite music releases in recent years. When I gave it to a couple friends who are big fans they loved it.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Kidney Car

    by MCVamp

    "That was no Gramma, boy that was a grocery bag." "But you just a box--" "I just a WHAT, bitch?" "Y-you're the duke of New York! A-number one!" "You say it LOUDER, boy!" "DUKE OF NEW YORK!!! A-NUMBER ONE!!!" "Ha ha haaa, yeahhh!" Can't wait.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 11:25 a.m. CST

    by foreignerbelt

    well I couldnt read this because of spoiler warning. but I felt I owed it to my moniker to post in this thread. you can thank me later.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 11:32 a.m. CST


    by Flat610

    I'm a Brit and an American friend recommended this to me so i managed to find an episode and... i don't get it, i'm not saying i thought it was good or bad, i found the concept quite interesting but is it something i need to stick with. Is there a point where it suddenly clicks?

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 11:36 a.m. CST

    If I'm wasted enough, I'll go see this thing.

    by R.C. the "Wise"

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 11:39 a.m. CST

    "The vampire IS the bus!"

    by earl of sandwich

    Drives my wife crazy every time I say it. Shake kicks ass.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 11:40 a.m. CST

    ooooof SALESMEN!

    by stlfilmwire


  • Aug. 3, 2006, 11:41 a.m. CST

    If at first...

    by Flat610

    I am a fan of all that is mean, gross and silly! I'll start my quest to find more episodes, cheers YackBacker.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 11:45 a.m. CST

    The first season isn't at all...

    by Childe Roland

    ...representative of the hilarity to be had from this series (and, it appears, the movie). "Hello Cleveland!" "I am...people person." "I am lawyer, bitch!" "I rule you!" "But...motion pictures cost 10 dollars. And what about popped corn?" One of my favorite eppys ever, and I can't even recall if it was season two or three. And who could possibly forget: "I am...sofa king...we...todd...ed." Oh, and foreignerbelt, everyone knows that Loverboy has always sucked. "I don't NEED no instructions to know how to ROCK!" I could amuse myself just htinking about this show all day.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Gentlemen Behold!

    by Baron Karza

    I have grafted a deer antler to my groin!

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Look good in dress.

    by Mechasheeva

    Look better on floor. Mummy . . . HUUUUUUG!

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 12:01 p.m. CST

    by foreignerbelt

    "Widdlee-wah! Widdlee-Widdlee-Widdlee-Wah! I wanna rock your body, baby."

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 12:10 p.m. CST

    where you at, dog?

    by mocky_puppet

    let's make--and RECEIVE--cellular phone calls!

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Foreignerbelt, you're forgetting one important thing...

    by DarthSnoogans

    ...and in parentheses, it says "'til the break of dawn". Followed by the most disturbing imagery ever seen on the show, namely Carl pouncing on top of a disgusting hooker and making his sex sounds..."Nyaaaghh, nyaaaaghh, nyaaaghhh". Genius.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 12:37 p.m. CST

    You call this a vacation?

    by DarthSnoogans

    No! I call it...TACO ISLAND!!

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 12:39 p.m. CST

    If this is as bad as the last season was, FORGET IT.

    by Darth Bauer

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 1:13 p.m. CST

    THANK YOU JESUS!!! that show rocks

    by Spiderhulk

    Meatwad is the best!! MEATWAD!!!!!!! the humour is unbelievable... i laugh everytime i watch that show. the bunny/snake... the counterfeit machine, the posessed sandwich, eyeball carl, great show

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Arise chicken! Arise!!! Arise Chicken! Arise!!!

    by Spiderhulk

    hehehehe best episode ever.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 1:20 p.m. CST

    and the episode with the internet pop up adds everywher

    by Spiderhulk

    tha is gold. I think people are just haters about the animation of the show, and dont think that something with even lamer animation than south park can be any good...but it is.... fuckin 100 times better.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Everybody hates me cuz they die or get hurt!

    by Rant Breath

    Poor Meatwad.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 1:56 p.m. CST

    by The Dum Guy

    Inignot: "Our god is an Indian who can turn into a wolf and..." Err: "Man, that's Wolfen, man." Inignot: "Yes, well Wolfen will come after you, with his razor" First Simpsons, then Reno-911, and now this. I guess we should be glad to be able to get these, since next year we'll have to endure 'Little Man 2 - Back in the Hood'.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 2:37 p.m. CST

    It's PEART you morons...

    by Little Beavis

    ...and that's how it's pronounced, too, with an EAR, not an ER in the middle...

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Thank you, Little Beavis

    by Total_Kneebiter

    I registered this account SOLELY to address that whole "pert" thing. It's one thing to SAY it wrong (It's pronounced PEARt (like the sweet and delicious fruit. Please, Americans, I know the Canadian language is strange and exotic and frightens us here in Bush's america, but can we TRY and pay the GREATEST LIVING ROCK MUSICIAN just a HAIR (which ALSO rhymes with pear)of respect?

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Carl is the man!

    by digital8

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Carl: Yea, I'll do dat.

    by the Grobe

    "Frylock: Uhh, Carl, are you being sarcastic? Carl(walking away): No... I'm not." This show is genius in its idiocy.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 3:53 p.m. CST

    I thought this was a hoax?

    by evolvingsensblty

    This is really happening?

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Yes, thank you Little Beavis.

    by Det. John Kimble

    The greatest drummer in rock and roll deserves to have his name spelled correctly.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 5:03 p.m. CST


    by plantpage55

    Yeah, we're not gonna do that!

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Vinnie Colaiuta

    by Bachalon

    Is the best rock drummer working. Ian Pace and Virgil Donati aren't bad either. Sure ol' what-is-face does have fine solos, but his work with music leaves a lot to be desired.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 5:12 p.m. CST


    by Bachalon

    Is Danzig going to make an appearance in this?

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 5:16 p.m. CST

    first minute of the film online

    by mocky_puppet

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 5:33 p.m. CST

    The DEA should search everyone seeing this

    by rollermonkey

    Me included. Just going to see this is probable cause you are very, very high.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 5:48 p.m. CST

    1st minute

    by The Dum Guy

    It might be because I'm high right now, but based on one minute of footage I'm really looking foward to this thing.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 6:15 p.m. CST

    We have a future Best Animated Feature in our midst.

    by Zorak5

    I'm so calling it.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Eating Shit > Chris Kattan

    by The Ender

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Killer Ninja Robot Zombie Mercenary Thugs

    by johnnykool

    That's what every movie needs.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 10:36 p.m. CST


    by nemesisdarkside

    ATHF were hilarious on the Dangerdoom album. Meatwad doing the MF Doom verse at the end of the album was too funny!

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 10:56 p.m. CST

    I M Sofa King We Todd Ed

    by cinemaniac06

    ha ha say funny ting. - Billy Witch Doctor dot com. We have many Africa.

  • Aug. 3, 2006, 11:15 p.m. CST

    I bow to this movie.

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    ATHF ni rei!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:10 a.m. CST

    "Who wants to Jiggle?"

    by Oozer3993

    "Shut up bitch! Go get beer for me lawyer!" *** Meatwad: "This creature here wanted to get married, but I had to tell her it just wasn't right" Shake: "Hahaha. That's not a chick. Look, no boobies." *** "You have to close your eyes. That's the only way the hot chicks can see you." I am so stoked for this movie. Adding Bruce Campbell just makes it even better.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Highlander is a documentary ....

    by AshesOfDonnie

    and the events happened in real time! fuck yeah I had wondered what had happened to this film. yess!!Shake is da man. "how would you like it if I went to your country and didn't cash your checks there? you woudn't because you'd be here!"..classic!"Go back to your strip malls were Values are KING!"

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 3:03 a.m. CST

    if u dig bruce campbell/evil dead...

    by Bruno MoReal

    check this out

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Sealab 2021 owns A.T.H.F.'s ASS!!

    by Prague23

    And sadly since that dude playing Cpt. Murphy died there will never be a feature film. Many people think that Aqua Teen is in some way funnier and better than Sealab. You, of course, are wrong. It's just that simple. But we all believe hundreds of things about life that are wrong or can never be proved as correct so don't let it sweat you. Just don't be really vocal about thinking Aqua Teen is better because it's better to say nothing than to open your mouth and condem yourself as a fool. Harry can vouch for me, he was on Sealab weren't you! You konw what I'm talking about. Tourist.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Boy, Bruce Campbell as a Chicken Nugget...

    by Otter

    Well, I guess we can't tease him about "Jack of All Trades", "GoldRush", or the "Love Bug" at conventions anymore...

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Am I the only British fan.....?

    by Costellopalooza

    Cannot get enough of it... A mate of mine from New York got me into it, I managed to collect all the eps and I dont think 2 days have passed since I got them that I aint watched at least on episode. I've tried to convince my cronies to watch it but they aint biting - Am I the only fan of ATHF in the UK? Either way, I am completely over my moon about this movie!! Bruce Campbell being involved makes it almost too good to be true! Now I know a lot of people on this site arent into downloading movies, but I'm gonna zap this one down at the first opportunity - If I am the only fan of ATHF in the UK then I dunno if I can afford to distribute it on DVD myself...

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 11:20 a.m. CST

    I preferred Sealab

    by Mechasheeva

    in the Captain Murphy days, but it's suffered considerably since the loss of that voice actor. Still, I think Venture Bros. and Boondocks are the best things on adult swim. Venture Bros. movie next? Please?

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:46 p.m. CST

    "Where's my whiskey? I'm 'bout to get TORE UP!"

    by SpyGuy

    Cannot wait for the ATHF movie. And yes, THE VENTURE BROS. needs to be a feature film with excessive amounts of the Monarch, Brock, Molotov Cocktease and Doctor Orpheus.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 2:46 p.m. CST

    "You think that's a straight six?"

    by The Goat

    "I think I have a straight six!" "Good one, Ur." "I had one of my kidneys removed, so I'm not supposed to drink, but.....I do."

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 5:33 p.m. CST


    by nemesisdarkside

    London-based ATHF fan here! You are not alone, brother. Heard about it for a while before I actually saw the show. In fact it was the Dangerdoom album that raised my interest in the show. Been catching it on Bravo, but UK is SO behind. Need to import the DVDs. I can't get enough of Venture Bros, Sealab 2021, ATHF and Robot Chicken. The UK deserved AS years ago, and we just got a skimmed down version on Bravo! Ah well, import DVDs and "transatlantic cable" will do.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Rock on NemesisDarkside

    by Costellopalooza

    Rocko ono...

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 10:41 p.m. CST

    "chicken bittle"

    by llephen

    just the name "chicken bittle" as a chicken nugget that is being voiced by bruce campbell makes me laugh. i'm psyched for the movie big time. been waiting for word on this.. i thought it was supposed to be out this summer.

  • Aug. 5, 2006, 12:02 a.m. CST

    by foreignerbelt

    prague23. notice how no one is arguing with you. may Harry Goz RIP.

  • Aug. 5, 2006, 8:47 p.m. CST

    another Uk Fan

    by Vizzini

    Costellopalooza...huge fan of it here too. I watch some ATHF every week, I have a shortcut for the eps on my desktop.

  • Aug. 5, 2006, 8:49 p.m. CST

    ..but that being said...

    by Vizzini

    I think anything "MC pee pant" related sucks. The fact that this is in the movie makes me worried. In fact, although I LOVE the show, because it's so experimental, it can be terrible sometimes. I mainly love the dialogue and shakes reactions to situations, and his bullying of meatwad.