Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1: Season 1
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As for the actual episodes included here: First up, you have the seven remaining unreleased episodes of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, though they are included on the disc labeled "AUPS1 S1." Meanwhile, the sparkly, brand-new Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 episodes are included on the disc labeled "ATHF FV" (the "FV" standing for Final Volume). I suppose this is meant to be a little joke about the fact that the two shows are basically indistinguishable. Or a printing error. Either way, insert Nelson-style "haw-haw!" here.
The actual tales included are the usual mix of brilliant absurdist comedy (I particularly love the story about the slovenly Carl actually being a spy who has been doing surveillance work on the gang for nine years), random oddities (Frylock attempting to bring Carl to Jesus by introducing Carl to Jesus' gay hairdresser?), and undercooked half-ideas (the silly, violent business with the triangles). The show isn't running on fumes or anything at this point, but even with its punchy new main title sequence, Aqua Teen H...uh, I mean Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 has fallen into a series of familiar rhythms. Its random violence feels less random, its absurdities more familiar and its unpredictable wildness more predictable. Still, hanging out with these characters (particularly when you're half-awake and have nothing better to do) remains a pleasure.Read more ›
1. Allen Part 1 4/5
2. Allen Part 2 4/5
3. Freedom Cobra 3.5/5
4. Intervention 5/5
5. The Creditor 3/5
6. Vampirus 5/5
7. Last Dance for Napkin Lad 4.5/5
8. Wi-tri 4/5
9. Jumpy Geroge 4/5
10. Lasagna 3/5
1. A PE Christmas 3.5/5
2. Hands on a Hamburger 4/5
3. iAmapod 3/5
4. Juggalo 3/5
5. Kangarilla and the Magic Tarantula 4.5/5
6. The Larry Miller Hair System for Men 2.5/5
7. One Hundred 3.5/5
T3rror Phone: Redialed
Now, the batch of episodes range from superb to okay. Best being "Intervention", worst being "Larry Miller Hair System". There are seventeen episodes overall, and I do believe it is the most an ATHF/AUPS1 DVD has ever gotten. Much better than that one disc volume seven we got last time, though it did have more special features. Sadly, this is the first ATHF/AUPS1 DVD that has...virtually no special features.Read more ›
As far as the extremely arbitrary format-change goes, do not fear, as it makes no significant change to the content of the show. The change itself is only briefly mentioned in the beginning of the first AUPS episode and then never addressed again, and the show is back to its old self before you know it. I can not fathom why the creators would have even pulled such a move, aside from it being a pure word-of-mouth marketing move. But based on the attitudes of Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, as glimpsed in the many previous behind the scenes extras and when I met Dave during their live event in NYC, I can guess it was done simply "for the lulz".
The one downside to this DVD product is the lack of special features. The special features section itself is misleading in that there is only ONE special feature. This one feature, the third installment in the Terror Phone short series, is absolutely hilarious and solid, but it is severely disappointing that it is the only included feature. Since volume 2, the Aqua teen DVDs have always had loads of enjoyable extra and hidden features, but this volume sadly breaks the pattern.
One more small note of praise to this DVD is that the various menu screen music is hilarious and enjoyable, as one would come to expect from an Aqua Teen DVD.
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Needed to get this to complete my ATHF collection. Very happy to own this.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was after this for a long time based on a tidbit I read- "contains 7 unreleased episodes of ATHF". Read morePublished 6 months ago by nougat420
Just another great season of randomness. Miss the old stuff but still jas some of the magic in it.Published 8 months ago by j
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I'm guessing this was done on purpose, but I really don't know for sure. I haven't tried to look up any info about it or anything, but not a big deal or anything.
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