A bag of French fries, a milkshake and a chunk of hamburger meat may not be your average everyday crimefighting, but that's the best we can do on the wildly iconoclastic animated series Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Our first glimpse of Frylock (the fries), Master Shake (the shake) and Meatwad (the 'burger) is in the series' pilot (actually its second pilot, though it was filmed first, understand?), wherein the fast-food trio arouse themselves from their suburban-New-Jersey swimming pool headquarters to do battle against their perennially drunken archenemy Dr. Weird and his giant mechanical "Rabbot." Season One propers serves up 17 quarter-hour episodes, each one a shade more insane and incomprehensible than the last. In the course of events, the Aqua Teen Hunger Force thwart a gang of shoe-stealing leprechans, rescue Greater New Jersey from the scourge of the "Mothmonsterman" (which is attracted to every light bulb in its path), survive their first close encounter with the gang-banging, two-dimensional Mooninites, shield the earth from a takeover by the terminally stupid aliens Emory and Oglethorpe, take on the morphing radio rapper MC Pee Pants (Is it a spider? Is it a cow?), and fight amongst themselves over a variety of piddly issues (How in all good conscience could Meatwad stay mad at Master Shake for selling him to a circus?) Season One ends with the "very special" "Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future", a not-so-merry yuletide adventure for Carl, the overweight homeowner in whose swimming pool the Aqua Teen Hunger Force resides.
~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide