The Good

A very enjoyable fourth volume filled with a fun assortment of extra materials.

The Bad

There are a lot of commentary tracks but sadly they have not been recorded that well.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Volume 4, though not for everybody, is awesome. The people who like this show are going to be very pleased with the offerings layered on this disc. Featuring the exploits of Meatwad, Frylock and Master Shake, this show is truly amazing in it’s ability to parody the events of the world while also making interesting statements about them. Simple animation is utilized to create what can only be described as one of the most refreshing animated TV shows in recent memory. This is in no way a slag on shows like The Simpsons or South Park (both of which seem to be getting better and better, actually), but there is just something uncannily “on” about the writing and execution of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Whether they are attempting save the world, battling MC Pee Pants or just loafing around their house making funny comments, there is something about this show that innately connects with it’s audience. Sometimes, the humor goes a little overboard, but so much of this show is so clever that I am willing to forgive any lapses in the writing. The people behind Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Volume 4 really know their audience, and when their feature length movie finally debuts, these folks should find themselves elevated to the status of superheroes. Ironic, huh?


Funny Pete Stuff; San Diego Must Be Destroyed 2004 and Spacecataz

Funny Pete Steve is an assortment of TV spots featuring characters from the show. Personally, my favorite commercials (and some of my favorite moments in this show) are when Carl is on the screen. It isn’t because of how he talks or acts, although that is fun to watch, but more importantly I really like the way he is drawn. I wish more animators created characters that looked like this because he’s so fully realized. San Diego Must Be Destroyed 2004 is footage that aired as a preview at Comic-Con in San Diego. Honestly, I enjoyed this but since I am not that familiar with all the characters and shows that these people have done, I found myself to be a bit confused during this. Spacecataz is a short, feature length version of all the battles that open Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but they have all been cut together here. My biggest problem is that other than seeing this show at my friends how, I don’t really watch it. So, when I was watching this, I kept waiting for an episode to start, and it wasn’t until this was almost over that I realized it wasn’t going to.

Raydon; F-Art and The Faces In Front Of The Throats That Make The Voices That Speak Into The Microphone

Raydon is a very entertaining and surprisingly well acted short film done by the creators of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Essentially, a guy sees cracks in his walls and an inspector thinks this is because of a volcano, and from there this short piece really gets out of hand. I was surprised at how good this was just because due to the type of comedy employed, one could certainly see this type of short devolve in it’s presentation.