Carl and the Annoying Ghost

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A funny thing happens in this episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

While the main plot itself is funny, which ironically has Master Shake and Frylock working together for a change, obsessed with a video game, all while their house is blown up by an idiotic ghost, Carl ends up stealing the show in two minutes and makes the show a memorable one.

At the start however, Meatwad is his charming self until he realizes his friends are ignoring him and eventually teams up with a ghost haunting the house to get their attention. When they finally do, the ghost realizes he wants some pizza and a benefit for his lost friends, where Meat Loaf, of all people,would headline.

All right, so this doesn’t make any sense at all and even with the “Fallout” scene by Frylock, the episode is just a little bit funny. However, in an attempt to help the ghost out of their hair, the guys contemplate their next course of action when Carl, as nosy as ever, hears the guys talking about Meat Loaf and chimes in about how his sister once pleasured the rock legend.

The next two minutes is classic Carl and is easily the best reason to watch the episode.

When Carl utters “I believe it, you are a whore…it’s not about you, it’s about respect for you… and Meat Loaf,” you will lose it. The rest of the conversation as well is the one thing the show has missed this season.

Carl, going on a rant.

Glad to have ya back big guy.

That, followed by the repeated death of the ghost, caused by Carl’s cell phone signal and Shake’s crankiness that his video gaming days are over make this another quality episode in what is turning out to be one of the best seasons in the show’s history.

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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of and is the author of the book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.

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