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Aqua TV Show Show

Season 1 Episode 1

Rabbot

2
Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Dec 30, 2000 on Cartoon Network
8.0
out of 10
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172 votes
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Dr. Weird unveils his latest creation, the Rabbot, but when he sprays it with French perfume, it breaks its way out of the laboratory and heads for downtown New Jersey. When Carl comes out of his house the next morning, Shake decides to put the Aqua Teens on the case. While the trio are at the mall, Frylock insists on continuing the investigation after finding some heavy evidence. However, as the Aqua Teens leave the mall, they pass through downtown New Jersey, where the Rabbot has gained the ability to turn anything in its path very hairy...

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  • First episode of ATHF

    10
    Dr. Weird unveils his latest creation, the Rabbot, but when he sprays it with French perfume, it breaks its way out of the laboratory and heads for downtown New Jersey. When Carl comes out of his house the next morning, Shake decides to put the Aqua Teens on the case. While the trio are at the mall, Frylock insists on continuing the investigation after finding some heavy evidence. However, as the Aqua Teens leave the mall, they pass through downtown New Jersey, where the Rabbot has gained the ability to turn anything in its path very hairy... I'm watching the first episode of the show on Netflix. It is a perfect start for a hilarious show. I think everything about it was enjoyable and hilarious. Those moments include the opening, Carl annoyed that his car is crushed (and asked "what's happened to my freakin car?!"), Shake thinking the meteor destroy Carl's car, Frylock using his laser eyes on Carl, Meatwad dancing and Shake destroying the radio (and says dancing is forbidden which is heard during the credits), meat bridge, and the Carl saying "get out of my freakin pool!" Overall this was a perfect episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The show plot in the first episode was different compare to its later episodes since we only saw them as defectives. 10/10moreless
  • Rabbot

    6.0
    "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" is a weird show. The main characters are food items that are detectives - albeit, incompetent ones. This first episode has a few funny moments, but poor character definition may hinder the show's likeability. This is certainly a show for people who enjoy the absurd.

    The Good:

    -"Shut your deformed mouth, Meatwad, before I nail it shut."

    -"You tamed him with your greasy dance of joy."

    -Shake Power. Master Shake announces that he is activating his power, which consists of him swelling up like a Puffer Fish, and then spitting out a small green blob of what is probably milkshake.

    The Bad:

    -Master Shake is the character whose definition is clearest. For whatever reason, he is the leader of the Aqua Teens and he does not like Meatwad. Frylock, while the smartest, does not seem to have a distinct personality. Other than that he likes to dance, there are no obvious qualities that define Meatwad either.moreless
  • Pilot episode of "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" that is original, classic, and funny

    9.0
    I thought that this was a superb pilot episode of "Aqua Teen Hunger Force". You can tell that old episodes are much more different from the new episodes. The new episodes are just all about blood, violence, explosions but the old episodes isn't about blood, violence, or explosions. In fact, there weren't any TV-MA episodes in the old episodes so I think Season 3 or Season 4 start to have TV-MA episodes. Anyways, this pilot episode wasn't exactly my favorite episode. I didn't have any problems with it but my score was a little low because it just could have been better. Carl's line "What happened to my friggin' car?" in the beginning of the episode was hilarious. The Aqua Teen Hunger Force also some super hero stuff because they don't really super stuff in the new episodes and Frylock doesn't really use his lazer eyes in the new episodes. He rarely uses them in the new episodes but he uses them in the old episodes alot. So if you compare new ATHF and to old ATHF, then you can see a huge difference but even though this show is about violence and all that stuff in the new episodes I still love it. Overall, nothing really much I can say about the pilot episode but it wasn't bad and it was original, classic, and funny. 9/10moreless
  • What happened to my friggin´ car?

    9.5
    South Jersey Shore. This is not a safe place. At any given moment science can spawn a giant robot shapped like a bunny that could cause mayhem all over the city. Crime rules the streets. Cars suddenly die under misterious circumstance.

    No, this is not true.

    The cars are murdered.

    And, like in any place floaded with evil, a force raises to stop this senseless massacre of motorized vehicles. Enter the Aqua Teens: a supersized milkshake, a floating pack of french fries and a dancing meatball. Evildoers, beware.

    Of course the detective storyline was soon dropped. And the menace to the South Jersey Shore was quickly danced away into oblivion. But all the little things that make Aqua Teen Hunger Force addictive were there from the beggining: the constant nonsense, the neverending series of bizarre characters, the plots that end in mind air leaving you wondering what exactly happened and why, and, last but not least, a dancing, talking meatball.

    So remember, evildoers, Aqua Teen in da hood, G!moreless
  • One of the best pilot episodes of all-time.

    8.0
    This is a really good episode. I think that the makers of this episode knew what they wanted the characters to develop into personality wise. The show itself sure has changed since this episode, but I actually like this one nad all earlier episodes better anyways. It is alot more of a cleaner comedy and I think that the jokes are better to. These were the glory days of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, In my opinion they keep on getting worse and worse nowadays. I found the parts with Shake all to be funny in this episode, and I don't even care for Shake in the newer episodes.moreless
Dave Willis

Dave Willis

Meatwad, Carl, Various Voices

C. Martin Croker

C. Martin Croker

Dr. Weird, Steve [2000-2003]

Carey Means

Carey Means

Frylock, Various Voices

Dana Snyder

Dana Snyder

Master Shake, Various Voices

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • At the beginning, Shake declares, "Dancing is forbidden," a phrase that is remixed and plays during the end credit music of every episode.

    • When the episodes end, the logo for Williams Street Studios is followed by the image of a skull and crossbones with the Cartoon Network logo as the skull's teeth. Over that is the sound of Matt Maiellaro, the show's co-creator, shouting, "Skull!"

    • In the first shot of the Powerpuff Mall, the outline of the giant hole that Rabbot will make later on is faintly visible.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Shake: Yes, no, I don't know, maybe.

    • Shake: How close are we to avenging the death of Carl's car? And please say soon, because I am bored.

    • (Meatwad has just begun dancing to his jambox, while the Rabbot is still causing chaos throughout the city. Suddenly, however, the Rabbot begins dancing with him)
      Frylock: Good going, Meatwad. You've tamed him with your greasy dance of joy.

    • Frylock: I wonder who killed Carl's car. Shake: A car cannot be killed. It was murdered...by someone who is jealous of Carl's ability to drive.

    • Frylock: Shake, aren't you curious about the hole in the wall...the hairy jeans, the missing hair growth formula? Shake: No, I don't think so. The case is solved. It was meteors. Meteors did it. Frylock: I thought you said a woman did it. Shake: A woman, a meteor, whatever. Carl doesn't know. We're the detectives.

    • Carl: What happened to my frickin' car?! Shake: Good morning, Carl. How's it goin'? Carl: Aw, yeah. Good morning to you there, Mr. Food Monster. This is how it's goin:' Look at my frickin' car. It is crushed to bejesus and back.

    • (Meatwad crawls up to the upright, rabbit-shaped hole in the wall of the mall) Meatwad: Hey, Frylock, look at this. Shake: You get away from that. That's an emergency exit. If you set off the alarm, and get every one of us in trouble...you'll be the one to go to prison, not us!

    • Frylock : (About the rabbit-shaped hole in the wall) That could be a clue.
      Shake: What's the matter with you? That has nothing to do with this.
      Meatwad: I found it.
      Shake: You'll find the back of my hand very displeasing.

  • NOTES (6)

    • Carl's car is in fact the car of co-creator Matt Maiellaro with embellishments added in by the background artists.

    • The opening scene of Dr. Weird's fortress is a shot fromJonny Quest.

    • The shots of the downtown city and its subsequent streets were borrowed fromSwat Kats: The Radical Squadron.

    • The exterior shot of the mall was borrowed fromThe Powerpuff Girls.

    • In the original, December 30 "stealth" broadcast of this episode, there were many differences from the final cut: There was no theme song or opening titles; the segues that cut to another scene were also different; instead of Schooly D narrating over some rap music, an old "outer space zoom" segue from the Hanna-Barbera Superfriends cartoon was shown with the Aqua Teen Hunger Force (instrumental) theme music played over it. In the cold open, after the Rabbot escaped, Dr. Weird said, "Unleash the mechanical frog!" and the giant garage door opened again, showing a huge mechanical frog. There was also a scene with Shake sitting in the hair salon talking about things he hates. After Meatwad says, "everyone likes dancing," it cut to Shake getting his hair done and saying, "...And I HATE dancing. It's one of my LEAST favorite things to do. Other things I hate are work, exercise, people, stupid people..." This stealth broadcast was more refined than the "Rabbot - The Original Cut" found on the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume 1 DVD.

    • The voice of the narrator changes between this episode and the next, though it is not known who played the part in this episode.

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