Meeting Meatwad: 10 Questions With The Talking Ball of Meat From ‘Aqua Teen’
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Alternate article title: “Brief Interviews With Hideous Meats.” With this week’s DVD release of the first season of Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 from Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, we thought we’d talk to one of the fine folks behind the recently rebranded series. Imagine our surprise when we were offered the chance to talk to one of the stars. No, not simply one of the show’s voice actors, everyone can get an interview with a voice actor. No, instead, we got a chance to throw ten questions out to rapper, film star, and animated character Meatwad about the new season and changing up locations after a full decade.
MTV Geek: How’d you respond when they told you they were changing the name of the show?
Meatwad: I had to send very long and sincere letters of apology to people that got Aqua Teen Hunger Force tattoos.
Geek: Who broke the news to Carl?
Meatwad: We were hoping that they would weed some of the white people out of the show with the changes, so nobody told him. Boy was he surprised when the new scripts started coming to his house!
Geek: Did you ever try to push for something like Meatwad Patrol or Tales from the Meat?
Meantwad: A Meatwad show is everybody’s dream come true, don’t get me wrong. But look what happened to Joey after Friends was over. Or that Kramer spinoff! Things get ugly if you don’t have other characters in the show that say funny things too.
Geek: Did Jersey Shore have anything to do with the move to a new city for this season?
Meatwad: Naw, we ain’t scared of them orange people. We just can’t get no tax break anymore for shooting there. The state of New Jersey spending a lot of money to clean up the hot tub them people was kissing them girls in.
Geek: What do you think about Seattle?
Meatwad: There are a lot less syringes on the beaches in Seattle than in New Jersey. Not going to go on a limb and say if this is a good thing or not, it just is what it is.
Geek: Why’s it so hard for you guys to stick with the mystery investigation thing?
Meatwad: Mysteries can be scary. And being scared sucks. There are more fun things in life, like playing with dolls or pretending to cook a meal in a plastic kitchenette. I hope to do more of that in the upcoming season.
Geek: Have you been getting a cut of the DVD sales?
Meatwad: I rode the bus to the library so I could type up answers to this interview. Let’s just say there’s a lot of red tape when you pay someone that ain’t an American citizen to do an American TV show.
Geek: We haven’t seen Boxy Brown in a while. What’s he been up to?
Meatwad: I’m proud of him. He cleaned up his act, and got himself a job being full of the toys I don’t play with anymore. It’s a quiet life, but full of meaning. And toys.
Geek: What are you looking forward to in the next season?
Meatwad: The first season where all of us are fully clothed.
Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1: Season 1 is on DVD now. You can also catch the show Sunday nights on Adult Swim.
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