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"Super Spore"
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Season 2, Episode 6
Original air date June 29, 2003
Production code 206
Written by Matt Maiellaro
Dave Willis
Directed by Jay Edwards
Guest star(s) Brooks Braselman (Travis of the Cosmos)
Parental Advisory TV-14 L
Aqua Teen Hunger ForceSeason 2
"Super Birthday Snake" · "Super Hero" · "Super Bowl" · "Super Computer" · "Super Model" · "Super Spore" · "Super Sir Loin" · "Super Squatter" · "The Meat Zone" · "Super Trivia" · "Universal Remonster" · "Total Re-Carl" · "Revenge of the Trees" · "Spirit Journey Formation Anniversary" · "The Shaving" · "Broodwich" · "Kidney Car" · "The Cubing" · "Frat Aliens" · "The Clowning" · "The Dressing" · "The" · "The Cloning" · "The Last One"

"Super Spore" is the sixth episode of the second season of Aqua Teen Hunger Force and the 24th episode overall. It originally aired on Sunday June 29th, 2003.

PlotEdit

Cold open: Following his orders, Steve takes off Dr. Weird's head with a baseball bat, then, as he reads in a paper, it says: "Now wait for further instructions from talking hole in neck", but nothing happens and Steve leaves.

The episode begins with the Aqua Teens in Carl's backyard, in his pool. During one of Master Shake's arguments with Frylock, a tentacle comes up and penetrates itself into the back of Shake's skull, rendering him unable to speak. After goading Shake into continuing the argument, he realizes that something's wrong (after Shake starts speaking an alien language which Frylock falesly believes to be Japanese) and follows the tentacle back to near their crawlspace, where they meet an alien spore. The spore introduces himself as Travis of the Cosmos, and see that the tentacle he's using is his way of communicating since he has no mouth and cannot speak through any of the spikes on his body (only being able to urinate out of them, as he shows several times).

Travis has come to Earth looking for a job, preferably with a 401K and health insurance. However, he cannot communicate this need to the Aqua Teens because none of them understand (even Frylock, who claims to know a little Japanese). The group decides to teach him English so he can better communicate. However, it doesn't go smoothly at the beginning, as Meatwad procures an instructional tape from Carl, but unfortunately (and predictably) it is a self-help tape for picking up women at bars rather than learning English. Travis immediately takes the tape to heart and begins communicating in a hodgepodge of broken English and sleazy pickup lines. ("Don't be such a bitch, I'm a lawyer!")

After hearing what Travis has learned, Frylock decides to go in a different direction and teach him normally...although it doesn't work because Travis is still cursing and earns himself a time out (along with Meatwad, who uses a string of obscenities to scold Travis). Shake, meanwhile, after having been Travis' unwilling brain slave for most of the episode, then starts to freak out, realizing that Travis has caused him to lose "long, long tracks of time" and also burned his hand off with acid he shot from his tentacles.

Frylock is finally able to craft a communication portal out of a colander, amplifier wire and a stereo speaker, and Travis is able to communicate without using his tentacle. He finally applies for a job at the mall, but is not hired because he's a disgusting space alien with a colander on his head who is nervously urinating all over the office, plus the manager notes he isn't "hiring animals." Travis leaves with a polite "Thank you, bitch! Suck it dry!", dragging his speaker behind him and starting several fires on the way out.

Featured CharactersEdit

Steve
Dr. Weird
Meatwad
Frylock
Master Shake
Travis of the Cosmos
Voice from self-help seminar
Narrator (Schoolly D)
Carl Employer

NotesEdit

  • The language tape box reads: "Do it all night, every night!" and claims that one will "meet actual women" and "get to first base - then touch them all" with a money back guarantee.
  • In this episode, the rest of Meatwad's room is revealed (in the scene where both Meatwad and Travis are punished and sent to separate corners).[1]
  • When Shake is yelled out of the house by Frylock his left hand was shown burnt off when it was his right

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.aquateencentral.com/epguide/superspore.php

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