Why was ATHF so good?

Logan Sanchez
Logan Sanchez

Stiff, recycled animation, annoying characters and stupid plot lines

and yet it still…fucking…WORKS!

Isaiah Powell
Isaiah Powell

It's the Adult Swim way: NGAF

Charles Howard
Charles Howard

TONIGHT

YOU

Easton Price
Easton Price

It was funny for the most part, and I think the characters were more likable than annoying. In my opinion, none of that matters if it's funny.

Charles Carter
Charles Carter

It was just funny. That's all you need to make a show entertaining.

Angel Wright
Angel Wright

It was funny when they could go without shoving gratuitous violence and gore in for no good reason

Blake Cooper
Blake Cooper

I thought that too when it was airing, but looking back I can see where it helps calibrate the tone. Shock value isn't especially funny but it keeps you from building the kind of audience that pulls the show down a shitty direction over time

Leo Lee
Leo Lee

They had characters you could relate too in real life. Their simplified persona meant anyone could poke out and say "oh that's totally Jim from work". Plus, while other shows focus on the success of their characters this show focused on the exact opposite. The characters in ATHF are ultimate failures. The villains are awful at being villains, and the good guys are literally lazy assholes. Yet at the end of the day the main cast is surrounded by friends and familiar faces which is, in a way, an obscure sense of reassurance for the audience.

The humor, although low-brow, deals with familiar situations just exploded to a comical degree. Take Viral Marketing for example, everyone's had that job they took because they were desperate.

All-in-all, ATHF remains in my top 5 humorous shows, standing alongside Sifl and Olly, Ren and Stimpy, and Wonder Showzen.

Jonathan Murphy
Jonathan Murphy

eat shit

Carter Perry
Carter Perry

the MC Pee Pants episodes are hilarious.

John Nguyen
John Nguyen

Meatwad is likable. Shake is a lovable asshole. Carl is a lovable sleazy asshole. Frylock's kind of a boring straight man, but he's fine, and a necessary part of the show, I guess.

Jaxson Johnson
Jaxson Johnson

Wasn't it mostly imrov?

Cooper James
Cooper James

This came out at the end of my edgy phase, so I hated it just because everybody else liked it. Worth a second look?

Gabriel Jenkins
Gabriel Jenkins

It just works

Asher Gomez
Asher Gomez

An easy solution to this episode would have been to grind up Meatwad into tiny pieces to the point of just being particles, and then trapping him in a Jar.

Hunter Rogers
Hunter Rogers

Shake is far too stupid to think of such a simple solution to his problem.

All the better, I always liked the Fry-man. Shake is just a weight dragging down the rest of the show.

Isaac Smith
Isaac Smith

Shake is just a weight dragging down the rest of the show
Shake is just a weight…
Shake…weight..
shake
weight

Camden Gray
Camden Gray

Except it doesn't. Just look at R&M. What actually stops that is having some fucking temperance.

Elijah Allen
Elijah Allen

R&M is safe, that's exactly its problem. It doesn't actually cross any lines that would make an average viewer (within its demographics) uncomfortable, but the fact that it sort of comes close pulls in the reddit crowd.

Easton Perry
Easton Perry

Aqua Teen had really fun dialogue and absurd storylines that just hit this sweet spot of goofy surrealism that's hard to achieve. Most importantly Aqua Teen never tried to have any deeper meaning, it never took itself too seriously like so many other animations do.

Liam Morales
Liam Morales

It felt like a show made in a 90's wiggers basement. And I love it for that.

Wyatt Clark
Wyatt Clark

I'd really like to see the creative process for this show back in the day.

Jacob Cox
Jacob Cox

Oog lives the way I feel.

Charles Bell
Charles Bell

I can stop if you want me to.

Jack Mitchell
Jack Mitchell

Super Trivia was season 2? I thought it was much later. I don't know why.

Angel Reed
Angel Reed

Every episode beginning with SUPER or THE (most of them anyway) is in season 2.

Ian Walker
Ian Walker

Yeah, just whenever I catch that episode I feel like it's from a later season.

Leo Ward
Leo Ward

(Checked)
Man season 2 was so fucking golden.

Leo Cruz
Leo Cruz

Well, well, well looks who's caught out, IN THE DRIZZLE!
Where's your poncho now!

Christian Cooper
Christian Cooper

I haven't seen the later seasons, does anyone have a complete torrent so I can do a full rewatch? I've found a couple but they had shit seeds. And yes, I checked the gitgud.

Luke Carter
Luke Carter

Can we take a moment to appreciate just how many "series finales" ATHF had.

Ryder Walker
Ryder Walker

Go the fuck back to /4chan/index.html already.

John Cook
John Cook

What crawled up your butt?

Kevin Baker
Kevin Baker

Here you go, S1-11, DVD RIP. Not sure if it has the extras, as I'm too lazy to open the torrent to check the files.
magnet:?xt=urn:btih:5f18b0a50da6c6154e180b4e16bb46368530a7f7

Also, for the sake of completion, as I don't think this is on the DVD extras, here's ATHF on Space Ghost Coast to Coast:
magnet:?xt=urn:btih:dc0924948da2ce92b4a4609b283158a0611e9396

Jose Sanders
Jose Sanders

That Jinkies girl.

Not the same user but thanks for the link.

Christopher Anderson
Christopher Anderson

It wasn't even that edgy during the first 3-4 seasons, I don't know what happened after that, it got the family guy curse, where we need to throw blood and guts in to make things interesting

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