After 136 episodes spanning several series incarnations, a major motion picture and a cult following spreading over a decade, Adult Swim’s longest running animated series, “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” aired its’ final episode on Aug. 24.
On Sept. 1, 2001, Cartoon Network premiered their new late night programming block called “Adult Swim.” Alongside iconic shows like “Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law,” and “The Brak Show,” one of its’ first original series was a little dark-horse called “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.” With only fifteen minute long episodes, a new format at the time, the series followed the madcap and bizarre adventures of food-based detectives Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad. In fourteen short years, the series became a staple of Adult Swim programming and one of Cartoon Network’s most well known animated series.
The final episode, titled “The Last One Forever and Ever (For Real This Time) (We **** Mean It),” concluded the show’s fourteen year run with a half hour long episode that saw Master Shake and Meatwad travel to a distant planet to retrieve a new gem for Frylock, as we would learn that the gem on his back has a half life of fifteen years, the same amount of time that the series has been on the air.
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