Aqua TV Show Show

Season 1 Episode 18

Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future

Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Dec 29, 2002 on Cartoon Network
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Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future

Carl is visited by the Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future and learns that his house is built on an elfin graveyard, thus causing his pool to fill with blood. Carl attempts to sell his house to someone who is thrilled about the blood, but problems arise for the Aqua Teens when their new neighbor's blood supply runs low.


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  • Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future

    The Good:

    -The Dr. Weird introduction is hysterical. "Run, fatboy, run."

    -"Now, in the future, the past has occurred."

    -The Ghost of Christmas Past shows up in February.

    -Carl is asked to have sex with the Great Red Ape in space, but refuses and instead sells his house for a million dollars.

    -To convince Danzig that their house is haunted, Meatwad hides under a sheet and he and Master Shake blink the lights in the kitchen.

  • Cybernetic Ghost of the Christmas Past From the Future fills Carl's pool with blood (and later on, Carl's house) and he tells a long story of the first Christmas

    I thought that this was an excellent episode of "Aqua Teen Hunger Force". The plot was original and very funny. I literally couldn't stop laughing at this episode... it was just pure genius. Carl was sleeping and the Cybernetic Ghost of the Christmas Past From the Future visited Carl to tell him about his past. We seeing Carl's childhood past was very funny but it also made me feel bad for Carl because his dad seemed very tough and he went to Army Camp with his dad on Christmas. Now we all experienced what Carl's dad was like now that we saw Carl's childhood past in the very beginning of the episode. Carl telling the Cybernetic Ghost that it's February was very funny. The Cybernetic Ghost flooding Carl's pool with blood was very funny and Carl freaking out about it made me laugh harder. The Cybernetic Ghost also flooding Carl's house with blood later on in the episode was good. The Cybernetic Ghost of the Christmas Past From the Future telling Frylock, Shake, Meatwad, and Carl a long story of the first Christmas and how it was recounting was very funny. The very ending of the episode with that shirtless after that Cybernetic Ghost and the Aqua Teens telling him that he has never seen it was good. The Cybernetic Ghost's line "Thank god, I thought he never leave.... he's annoying, he's scary, and he's always shirtless" at the very end of the episode made me laugh hard. Overall, definitely an excellent episode of "Aqua Teen Hunger Force". 10/10moreless
  • this is one of the best episodes of aqua teen forever probaly the best I dunno the best yet but this is extremely funny

    this is the funnyist episode ever this episode made me love Aqua teen it is so funny extremely funny I almost died by laughing but the funnyist part in this episode well really the funnyist part in the hole show is when we see carl as a kid and his dad I never stop laughing this is one of the best episodes of aqua teen forever probaly the best I dunno the best yet but this is extremely funny 10 out of 10.moreless
  • Nice Christmas adventure with memorable and funny moments.

    The episode doesn't have a very well developed plot, but hey it is "Aqua Teen"; most of the episodes are completely random and without main plot. The particular case here is that the episode wastes most of the time with the Ghost telling the true story of Christmas.

    Even so, the episode deserves a watch mostly about the Ghost. His "true story" of the Christmas is so non-sense and full of plotholes that turns into something really hilarious, and the lack of plot is forgot at all.moreless
  • Carl wakes up to a ghost in his house and finds out that his abode once belonged to a Santa Ape.

    Easily, one of the best episodes created at the time. This was, in fact, the first episode I saw, and from that moment, I knew I had to watch more episodes. The Cybernetic Ghost was a very clever character. His stories are far fetched and makes you question the validity of what he is saying. The randomness of bringing singer Danzig into the story line was brilliant and even more questionable, but they tied his character in very well. The script was very well written. Each character played a vital role. This episode is still very entertaining to watch to this day.moreless
C. Martin Croker

C. Martin Croker

Dr. Weird, Steve (2001-2003)

Carey Means

Carey Means

Frylock, Various Voices

Dave Willis

Dave Willis

Meatwad, Carl, Various Voices

Dana Snyder

Dana Snyder

Master Shake, Various Voices

Schoolly D

Schoolly D


Glenn Danzig

Glenn Danzig


Guest Star

Matt Maiellaro

Matt Maiellaro

Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past

Recurring Role

Chris Ward

Chris Ward

Young Carl

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • In Carl's past, it is implied that his mother is dead, as he hopes that his dad's Christmas present to him is a "new mommy". However, later episodes of the series show Carl talking to his mother on the phone.

    • When Meatwad and Carl go inside for snacks and beer, Carl returns with the organ cooler from Dumber Days.

    • Little Carl wears the same clothes and sandals as the current Carl, minus the gold chain. He also is already starting to go bald.

    • When the robot ghost wakes Carl up, he has his gold necklace on, but the necklace disappears after a few seconds.

    • The robot's hands swap over. He has a clawed one as his right and shears on his left when he is talking in Carl's bedroom. Outside later, the hands are reversed. Then, inside the Aqua Teens' house, the hands are back as they were.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future: You don't remember because back then there was only a prophecy; but now in the future, the past has occurred.

    • Meatwad: Boy, this is a long story you know...maybe I will go get somethin' to eat.
      Carl: Yeah, I think I'm gonna get drunk while I listen to ya.

    • Cybernetic Ghost: And that is where babies come from.....for machines... Meatwad: Boy, that's some story. That kind is kinda different from what I remember, being told about, you know, people loving each other know, physic- Cybernetic Ghost:No! That is very wrong! You cling to your pathetic fable of fluid exchange.

    • Meatwad: And the blood's just gonna keep flowing, unless...
      Cybernetic Ghost: Unless Carl pays tribute to the elfin elders in space.
      Carl: I'll do it. What do I do?
      Cybernetic Ghost: You must give yourself up to the Great Red Ape.
      Carl: Okay, how much?
      Cybernetic Ghost: Sexually.
      Carl: Wonderful.

    • Carl: Now just hang on a sec, okay.
      Cybernetic Ghost: Sure.
      Carl: You're the ghost of Christmas Past, right?
      Cybernetic Ghost: That is correct.
      Carl: Okay well... I mean you know that it's February... right?
      Cybernetic Ghost: (Pause) I am a robot.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The voice effects used for the Cybernetic Ghost when this episode originally aired differ from those used in the version of the episode contained on the disc in the volume 2 DVD set.

      The reason for this was because it was debated over by the show's creators on whether the Cybernetic Ghost's lines were understandable or not, given so many effects used to create his robotic vocal range.

    • This was voted as the best episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force during the Best of [adult swim]" marathon. Ironically, it was one of the lowest rated episodes of the season.


    • A Christmas Carol
      The title of this episode and the character for which it is named are a play on the names of the three ghosts in Charles Dickens' novel.