A rounded piece of unwanted beef, Meatwad is arguably the youngest of the Aqua Teens, though his true age is thrown into question at times. One thing is certain: Meatwad definitely is the most immature of the three. With the mind of a child, he is easily manipulated into anything by anyone, with the exception of Frylock's attempts to give him moral fiber. Meatwad has the ability to mold himself like clay into different shapes, most notably a hot dog and an igloo, though he has taken on other forms like Samurai Lincoln, or what he says is the hockey player "Wayne Gretzky." He has a liking for playing with dolls, but since the Aqua Teens live on a tight budget he improvises by making his own out of the materials around him. He lives in the Aqua Teens' house, occupying one of its two bedrooms.
Meatwad is a very gullible character whose child-like innocence is often the target of ridicule and bullying by Master Shake and The Mooninites. Meatwad's only protection from this is Frylock who often treats him as a father and tries to instill moral fiber in him. Meatwad is arguably the youngest of the Aqua Teens, although his true age is thrown into question at times. Since all of the Aqua Teens seemed to have been created at the same time, they may all be the same age. However, in the episode "Super Trivia", Frylock states that Meatwad is "not old enough to drink." Since Frylock and Shake both have many adult responsibilities (as well as facial hair, in Frylock's case), Meatwad may be younger than them.
Meatwad has the ability to mold himself like clay into different shapes, most notably a hot dog and an igloo. He has also morphed into other shapes like Wayne Gretzky and what Meatwad calls Dick Nixon, (both of which bear a striking resemblance to Samurai Lincoln, such as the one in "Dickesode"), including a fist, a bridge, and even Master Shake. Meatwad can also separate and reform, and has enhanced strength. Cutting him into pieces allows for those pieces to become sentient, having the same personality and intellectual characteristics of Meatwad, himself, although some of those pieces have different voice pitches. He has a liking for playing with dolls, but since the Aqua Teens live on a tight budget, he improvises by making dolls out of the materials around him. Notable dolls he has is Dewey (a cardboard tube), Vanessa (an apple), and Boxy Brown (a box). He lives in the Aqua Teens' house, occupying one of its bedrooms, usually sleeping on a grill or a bed of hot coals. Meatwad is also used for pulling Frylock and Shake in the "Danger Cart", a wooden cart for transportation because they are unable to afford a car.
Meatwad has also stated that he cannot defecate, urinate, or vomit. He compares this to the Thunderdome, except "Two men enter; no man leaves."
In the live-action episode, Last Last One Forever and Ever, Meatwad is played by an exercise ball, but he still has Dave Willis's voice.
- Frylock: Meatwad and Frylock Share a Father-Son type of relationship. Meatwad first calls him "dad" in Dumber says. When he is not playing with dolls he is interested in his experiments.
- Master Shake: Occasional friend; frequent enemy to Master Shake. Meatwad likes him and Shake does have somewhat a sense of care towards Meatwad, even though he does his best to not show it and the fact that some of the times he hates Master Shake. Although Meatwad truly likes Shake, he has stated that he does dislike his tricks. In Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 Meatwad is shown to care for him a lot, as shown in Allen Part 2 where Meatwad wants to find him.
- Carl: Carl generally hates Meatwad but hangs out with him more so than Frylock and Shake.
- Ignignokt and Err: Meatwad's "Runnin' Crew." Meatwad views the other two as his friends, when they actually do not care for Meatwad. They use him only for personal gain, i.e, Shoplifting.
- Meatwad, along with the other Aqua Teens, originally made his debut in the Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode "Baffler Meal". He was very similar as he is today; he still looked similar, sounded the same, but was gloomy and depressed. He was also voiced by Dave Willis then.
- Meatwad made a non-speaking cameo in The Brak Show episode "Brak Street".
- Like the other characters, Meatwad has also died in the series. In the episode Grim Reaper Gutters Meatwad's first death occurs were he shoots himself in the end stating there are no bridges in New York. In the movie ATHFCMFFT his second death occurs when Shake pulls out a gun and kills him, but is brought back to life from the drum solo of life by Neil Peart. He faces his third death in the episode She Creature, near the end he reveals that he had sex with the creature which backfires resulting in him exploding out the eggs he was filled with, thus killing him. In episode The Creditor, He could have been killed by The Creditor who was trying to rip his spine out but didn't have one. In The Cloning episode the television shows Frylock shooting him with a candycane gun, but was not real. In the episode Super Birthday Snake, Meatwad and Shake were both eaten by the snake that Shake brought home for him instead of a pet bunny rabbit he wanted. Frylock attempted to rescue them by blasting the snake open, but instead accidently killed them both. In the end it was just a simulation by Frylock showing Meatwad he's not responsible for any pets.
- He is the only aqua teen to be jewish.
Meatwad is occasionally shown playing with dolls and other toys made out of household items, which he considers his "friends". He is fiercely loyal to these and all other imaginary friends.
- Vanessa is an apple, sometimes shown with a moustache. According to Meatwad, she is an investment banker married to Dewey.
- Dewey is a spent paper towel tube. According to Meatwad, he is an engineer on the Supertrain that is supposed to run straight through Jupiter, although the description constantly changes. It should also be noted that Shake had used it as a telescope before Meatwad turned it into a doll.
- Boxy Brown is a cardboard box sprouting an afro. He may be more than imaginary in that unlike Dewey and Vanessa, he speaks to Meatwad and sometimes seems to know things that Meatwad doesn't. He is a send-up of blaxploitation heroes, most notably John Shaft. His name is a play on Foxy Brown. Whenever Boxy speaks, a funky 1970s beat plays in the background. He has been called "Duke of New York, A #1", a reference to Escape from New York. Meatwad is often intimidated by Boxy, whom he thinks threatens him with a knife. While Boxy seems to speak, only Meatwad can hear what he says, with the exception of the episode "Shake Like Me", where Shake and Frylock speak to him directly.
- Squirrley is a stiff squirrel. Meatwad smokes him with his static electricity power in "Balloonenstein". Squirrely is also seen at the beginning of the episode "The Dressing", where it appears as though Squirrely is kept inside of Meatwad's body.
- Jeffy is a green garden hose. He only appears in the episode "Boost Mobile." Shake claims to kill him with his mind. Meatwad seems to be aware of the fact that Jeffy is only a garden hose.
- Happy Time Harry was one of Meatwad's dolls for one episode (Dumber Dolls). He is a balding man with poor posture dressed in boxers, and red high heels, and has a switchblade where his hand should be. Happy Time Harry is a suicidal, drug-addicted nihilist (but cheaply-priced) who eventually drags Meatwad down into depression until the very end of the episode. Harry even frightens Shake into submission, and is more than willing to call Frylock out when Frylock threatens to shoot him. Happy Time Harry is voiced by comedian David Cross in all his appearances.
- Jiggle Billy (voiced by Dave Willis) is an action doll appearing in the episode Dumber Dolls. Selling points for Jiggle Billy are his expensive night vision goggles (for night jigglin'), a "sniper rifle" as said by himself and Meatwad which only appears to be an authentic rifle, and bottle of moon shine, running his price up to $149.95. He is a happy-go-lucky fella until his spirit is broken by Happy Time Harry.
Unlike Boxy, whom only Meatwad (and the audience) can hear, Happy Time Harry and Jiggle Billy can both speak for themselves and be heard by everyone. Both are capable of independent motion of their arms and heads; in Harry's case, he is fully capable of walking on his own, as he is not secured to a platform, though due to ill health caused by his drug and alcohol addictions, he frequently vomits and passes out, resulting in his becoming non-ambulatory.
Meatwad's most commonly seen shapes are the hot dog and the igloo, though he has also been seen as a star, a hammer, a bridge, a fist — which extends its middle finger, "Samurai Lincoln" (or Wayne Gretzky, depending on the observers point of view), a large office building, a "meat monster", and a potted flower (while under the influence of prescription medication). He may have turned into an arachnid-like creature in the episode "Hypno-Germ", though this could also have simply been the "hypno-germs" altering Frylock's perception of reality. Meatwad can also use sections of his body to form arms, and has been shown with up to four simultaneously. In Interfection, he turns into a giant rectangle so Frylock can found out about the ad. Here's the list:
- Hot dog
- Igloo (this and the hot dog are his more commonly known shapes)
- A samurai Abraham Lincoln, which he identifies as Wayne Gretzky and Dick Nixon as seen in the episodes "Circus" and "Dickesode".
- In one episode he turns into a hammer for Master Shake
- A brick wall of meat, as seen in Interfection and The Movie
- A huge monster creature that had missiles, more commenly reffered to as "The Meat monster". as seen in The Movie
- A large office building, as seen in The Movie
- A Meatnet used to capture the Insanoflex in the movie. Although, It was later replaced with the Meat Monster.
- On the fifth DVD volume of ATHF Meatwad turns into a giant number 5.
- A meat bridge (in the pilot episode Rabbot)
- A hand giving people the finger (this was taught to Meatwad by Master Shake in Carl Wash)
- After mistaking Carl's medicine cabinet pills for jelly beans, Meatwad takes the shape of a sunflower in a pot and talks about enlightenment
- A meat-spider (though this was only seen by Frylock infected by Hypno-beans.)
- A Christmas Tree on the cover of the ATHF Xmas album Have Yourself A Meaty Little Christmas
- In the episode Rabbot Redux, while playing rock-paper-scissors with Master Shake, Meatwad turned into a large piece of notebook paper and a tornado, the latter actually causing a storm in Meatwad's room. Presumably he can also take the shape of scissors, as he was playing "rock paper scissors" when he became the Paper.
- In Der Inflatable Fueher, while trying to break into Frylock's room he created a shotgun out of meat and used it by imitating the sound of a laser until the doorknob exploded.
- He will on occasion pull out a pistol (it bears a resemblance to a Tanfoglio model) to emphasize his point, or return fire, or shoot first.
- Master Shake in Allen Part 2.
- Meatwad has no brain and instead uses a plastic brain-shaped squeaky toy as a substitute. The reason for this is that when Dr. Weird created him, he only gave him spray cheese to compensate for a brain.
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