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Watching, researching, discussing, and celebrating Aqua Teen Hunger Force one episode at a time. Forever!

Join life-long fan of (and one-time voice actor in) ATHF, Ronnie Neeley, as he deep dives into the weird and wonderful world of Aqua Teen.

When not deep diving through the show, Ronnie chats with ATHF’s cast and crew, asking them all the deep and dirty questions they didn’t think anybody cared about... but they were Dead Wrong! ...Starring Rob Schneider.

So if you’re an Aqua Teen fan, listen to this podcast! Or don’t, whatevah. It don’t matter. None of this matters.

Dancing Is Forbidden: An Aqua Teen Hunger Force Exploration Ronnie Neeley

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

Watching, researching, discussing, and celebrating Aqua Teen Hunger Force one episode at a time. Forever!

Join life-long fan of (and one-time voice actor in) ATHF, Ronnie Neeley, as he deep dives into the weird and wonderful world of Aqua Teen.

When not deep diving through the show, Ronnie chats with ATHF’s cast and crew, asking them all the deep and dirty questions they didn’t think anybody cared about... but they were Dead Wrong! ...Starring Rob Schneider.

So if you’re an Aqua Teen fan, listen to this podcast! Or don’t, whatevah. It don’t matter. None of this matters.

    Carl Wash | Aqua Teen Hunger Force Deep Dive

    Carl Wash | Aqua Teen Hunger Force Deep Dive

    Meatwad's a workin' man in this episode... and work sucks. Well, like, it's not the job itself, ya know, but really the bosses. He doesn't mind dancing on the side of the road, it's the whole "remove your friend's brain" thing that makes him wanna quit. We've all been there. It's the final episode of Season 4 and we're getting our car(l)s washed with all sorts of ATHF factoids! Bob Pettitt gives us the full-res vending machines so we can see what the hell they say, Dave Willis is cluing us in on the inspiration for Carl Brain's voice, and comments from forums past give us insight into the storied history of this great Aqua Teen episode. Other topics discussed include Fergie and Will. I. Am leaving the other (nameless) peas in the pod & making their own smash hit album, getting spammed with Indeed job notifications, and getting credit for Jim Fortier's work.
     
    References:
    • Six Things that Writers Can Learn from the Creators of Aqua Teen Hunger Force: https://medium.com/@rmthewriter/six-things-that-writers-can-learn-from-the-creators-of-aqua-teen-hunger-force-c4276cdb032d
    ♫ Daughtry - It's Not Over: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ92eyxnxmQ
    ♫ Fergie - Glamorous: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0SyUgw98tE
    ♫ Three Days Grace - Pain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud4HuAzHEUc
    ♫ Hard Work Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKW2gW2hdDQ
    ♫ Chiller 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4-e8rTn2H0
    ♫ Drama Link 36: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRgb-pWRhvo
    • Orson Welles Outtakes - Frozen Peas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol5RpDEzLzY
    ♫ Invaders From Space: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWOdxjQqRZo
    • 2007 Toonzone Thread on Carl Wash: https://animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/c-c-aqua-teen-hunger-force-carl-wash-3-23.4312681/
     
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    Timestamps:
    [00:00:00] Intro
    [00:05:10] March 25, 2007 Pop Culture
    [00:24:53] Carl Wash Deep Dive
     
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ezekiel | Aqua Teen Hunger Force Deep Dive

    Ezekiel | Aqua Teen Hunger Force Deep Dive

    If you found out you suddenly had a son, how would you handle the situation? If you answered "force him to become the best athlete of all time or else kill myself," you're clearly in the Master Shake school of thought. In this iconic Aqua Teen episode Patton Oswalt returns as yet another memorable character, proving age has nothing to do with innocence. We dive into Carl's shiny new black shotgun, Shake's actually correct baby handling advice, and why Aqua Teen's grounded writing approach keeps the show relatable despite being crazy as hell. Other topics discussed include stupid liquor laws, Willy Smith being the best actor of all time forever (for real!), and Incubus' Xavier Renegade Angel-esque album naming conventions.
     
    References:
    • Matt Jenkins' Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthewijenkins
    ♫ Incubus - Anna Molly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA_xjBaXor0
    ♫ Native American Flute Main: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVjYarxm17s&ab_channel=Born2Beats
    ♫ Beyoncé - Irreplaceable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EwViQxSJJQ&ab_channel=Beyonc%C3%A9VEVO
    • Reddit Thread about Carl's Shotgun: https://www.reddit.com/r/HelpMeFind/comments/15b83vw/help_me_find_this_specific_stock_photo_of_a/
    • AquaDonk Side Pieces: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQl8zBB7bPvJAB_ak87ztVoPiKUxZr47x
    ♫ Aqua Teen Hunger Force/SGC2C Production Music - Home Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ieo8CGsPFA&ab_channel=VideoKilledTheRadioStar
    • Bob Pettitt on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pettitt_art
    • Bob Pettitt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pettitt_art
    • 2006 RPG.net thread on Ezekiel: https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/ezekial-possibly-the-best-aqua-teen-hunger-force-ever.301924/
    • 2006 Toonzone Thread on Ezekiel: https://animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/c-c-aqua-teen-hunger-force-ezekial-12-15.4256391/
     
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    Timestamps:
    [00:00:00] Intro
    [00:06:56] December 17th, 2006 Pop Culture
    [00:23:48] Ezekiel Deep Dive
     
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Antenna | Aqua Teen Hunger Force Deep Dive

    Antenna | Aqua Teen Hunger Force Deep Dive

    Would you put a giant tower over your house for 40 yorlocks? Cuz Carl sure did. In a return to the classic Aqua Teen formula, Frylock is solving the case of the menacing antenna... sort of. Kinda. Not really. We're diving into George Lowe's glorious 2 minutes in this episode, gushing over Mike Judge, and marvelling at the framing device on this episode. Other topics discussed include projection TVs, Jay-Z's short lived retirement, and the influence of Beavis and Butthead on Aqua Teen. 
     
    References:
    • Dave, Dana, Carey, and mc chris panel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac_bO-y_bK0&ab_channel=GalaxyCon
    • Jay Wade Edwards on Effectively Wild Podcast: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/effectively-wild-episode-2133-eternal-rest-day/
    ♫ JAY-Z - Show Me What You Got: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS4U-HAHwps&ab_channel=JayZVEVO
    ♫ Touring Ammos/Kane Music: https://touring-aimlessly-nowhere94.bandcamp.com/album/soulful-homunculus-blues-beat-tape
    • HeadOn Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_SwD7RveNE&ab_channel=KyleLC
    • Mike Judge on Space Ghost Coast to Coast: https://www.adultswim.com/videos/space-ghost-coast-to-coast/sphinx
    • George Lowe 2007 Folk Art FOX NEWS piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f16q_jVj6O0&ab_channel=ClydeMcCain
    • George Lowe 2021 Folk Art FOX NEWS piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPJfyXXSnm4&ab_channel=FOX13TampaBay
    • Projection Screen TV: https://i.redd.it/lvn1mqgerdi61.jpg
    • 2006 Forum Thread on Antenna: https://animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/c-c-aqua-teen-hunger-force-antenna-12-8.4252481/
     
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    Timestamps:
    [00:00:00] Intro
    [00:05:53] December 10th, 2006 Pop Culture
    [00:22:15] Antenna Deep Dive
     
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Bart Oates | Aqua Teen Hunger Force Deep Dive

    Bart Oates | Aqua Teen Hunger Force Deep Dive

    Huddle up, running crew! We’re going long and deep into the end zone this week with a full-on blitz about Bart Oates, the gridiron great… and the Aqua Teen episode, too! Dave Willis, Bob Pettitt, and Jay Wade Edwards are bringing their A-game (via e-mail) to the podcast, tackling this story-heavy episode of ATHF like a quarterback sack.
    We’re going to break down the play-by-play of the working title of this episode, an audible that’s easy to miss if you’re not listening for the snap count-- and don’t forget about the background artwork that didn’t quite make it past the goal line.
    Other topics on the scrimmage line include how other games are pulling an offsides by ripping off Garry’s Mod, some Hail Mary attempts to deal with your rap set being cut 15 minutes short, and in a matchup as mismatched as a linebacker versus a kicker, we’re comparing Carl and Maya Angelou. 
    So strap on your helmets and cinch up your chinstraps, because we’re about to kick off this discussion. Hut, hut, hike!
     
    References:
    ♫ (Carey Means Cameo) DrxQuinnx - Initial 頭​文​字 Q: https://bittaperecords.bandcamp.com/album/initial-q
    ♫ The Game - It's Okay (One Blood) ft. Junior Reid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0ZUbFVgZpc
    ♫ Akon - I Wanna Love You (ft. Snoop Dogg): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_g8yLOMpG4&ab_channel=SuperrRickie
    • Adult Swim commercials from December 3rd, 2006: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxigO08eY2o&ab_channel=CBZVHS
    • Bob Pettitt on Instagram: https://instagram.com/pettitt_art
    • Bob Pettitt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pettitt_Art
    ♫ Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A3HZvGN0qs
    ♫ The Paladins - Daddy Yar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jWhQTOFmQA• 2006 Forum Thread on Bart Oates: https://animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/c-c-aqua-teen-hunger-force-bart-oates-12-1.4248051/
     
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    Timestamps: (coming soon)
    [00:00:00] Intro
    [00:07:03] December 3rd, 2006 Pop Culture
    [00:28:21] Bart Oates Deep Dive
     
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Moonajuana | Aqua Teen Hunger Force Deep Dive

    Moonajuana | Aqua Teen Hunger Force Deep Dive

    Open your lungs and inhale the most premium moonajuana money can buy... from the dump. It was free, but you can't put a price tag on the unbeatable high you will attain. Better yet, while you're floating away on a consciousness of bliss, 2D aliens from space will rid you of your worldly possessions. You just can't beat that convenience. We're diving into Moonajuana, the last proper Mooninites episode. Is this yet another successful entry in the Mooninites saga? Man, I'm too high on moony jane, I couldn't tell ya. Other topics discussed include Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, Now That's What I Call Music's dwindling variety, and how Assy McGee gets a bad wrap. 
     
    References (well, Reference):
    • Bob Pettitt Cable Spool Table Post: https://twitter.com/Pettitt_Art/status/1645585020550086657?t=Oewim-VzwPYa2rhM3fZVqg&s=19
     
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    Timestamps:
    [00:00:00] Intro
    [00:07:39] November 26th, 2006 Pop Culture
    [00:23:22] Moonajuana Deep Dive
     
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Grim Reaper Gutters | Aqua Teen Hunger Force Deep Dive

    Grim Reaper Gutters | Aqua Teen Hunger Force Deep Dive

    Dan at Grim Reaper Gutters won't leave until he makes a sale... just like I can't leave til I tell you all about this episode. The ATHF clip-show parody turned dadaist nonsense, this is a supremely unique episode. Meatwad and Shake reminisce... Frylock made a movie... Tera Patrick enjoys hanging out with the Aqua Teens... and Carl dies but I mean, that always happens. Are you surprised? We're also critiquing Frylock's film to see how much he actually saved Shake and Meatwad's asses. Other topics discussed include the Wii coming out in 2006, how Tera Patrick can save you from a corndog, and how talking food products convey the human experience better than most other shows.
     
    References:
    • Bob Pettitt on Instagram: https://instagram.com/pettitt_art
    • Final Deployment 4 Queen Battle Walkthrough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKjmDPGJI-4&ab_channel=AdultSwim
    • Adult Swim commercials from November 19th, 2006: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT2A1-HesT0&t=2309s&ab_channel=CBZVHS
    • Lear Bunda on IG: https://www.instagram.com/learshow/
    • Tera Patrick Eats a Hot Dog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcT0ir9Ny48&ab_channel=AdultSwim
    • 2006 Forum Thread on Grim Reaper Gutters: https://animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/c-c-aqua-teen-hunger-force-grim-reaper-gutters-11-17.4240031/
     
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    Timestamps:
    [00:00:00] Intro
    [00:07:39] November 19th, 2006 Pop Culture
    [00:23:22] Grim Reaper Gutters Deep Dive
     
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    Leave a voice message: speakpipe.com/dancingisforbidden
    Discord: https://discord.gg/NpjSXPECw6
    Instagram: @AquaTeenPod
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    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9yseLj27npIZlEnM8ooBaQ
    Listen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe5gFb5eAYH3nyF3DZ5jwhQ
    Website: dancingisforbidden.com
    Twitch: twitch.tv/ronnieneeley

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Yareendotes ,

God Tier Podcasting

A must-listen for all Aqua Teen heads. Ronnie takes a deep dive into each episode and leaves nothing untouched. He points out little tidbits that I’ve never even noticed when watching the show (minor animation errors, new visual assets, etc.) and fills you in with loads of interesting information about everyone involved in the creation of each episode! Also lots of intriguing interviews with said individuals which include the likes of Dave Willis, Matt Maiellaro, Carey Means, MC Chris and many more!

jp_norris ,

The best ATHF podcast out there!

Ronnie’s deep dives into the ATHF series are not only very informative but very fun! His interviews with actual team members of the original bring this podcast to the next level! Highly recommend for ATHF fans!

ShintsukiWithALaptop ,

Exactly what I needed

Ronnie is da man and this community that I’ve discovered through this podcast is the best!

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