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Frylock
Aqua Teen Hunger Force character
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First appearance "Rabbot"
Last appearance "The Greatest Story Ever Told"
Created by Matt Maiellaro
Dave Willis
Portrayed by Carey Means
Matt Maiellaro ("Baffler Meal")
T-Pain (live action)
Information
Species Box of french fries
Occupation Freelancing scientist
Former detective
Former Slurp-a-Lunch employee
Family Gerald (stepson in "Big Bro")
Unnamed unborn stepson (in "Big Bro")
Spouse(s) Darlene (wife in "Big Bro")
Cheryl Tiegs (future ex-wife in "Multiple Meat")
Cheryl Tiegs' granddaughter (future wife in "Multiple Meat")
Relatives Dr. Weird (creator)
Steve (co-creator)
Master Shake (brother)
Meatwad (brother)
Chicken Bittle (deceased brother)

Frylock is a fictional character on the Adult Swim animated television series Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Frylock is a smart, rational, and responsible giant anthropomorphic floating box of french fries, who serves as a protective father figure to Meatwad, and saves the rest of the main cast from various dangers. His floating ability comes from a blue diamond on his back which also gives him the "Power of a Thousand Suns". Frylock was created and designed by series creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro and voiced by Carey Means.

Like the other main characters, Meatwad and Master Shake, Frylock originally appeared in the Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode "Baffler Meal", and then made his first official appearance in Aqua Teen Hunger Force's first episode, "Rabbot". Frylock was originally voiced by Matt Maiellaro in "Baffler Meal" and was performed as a live-action person by American rapper T-Pain in the season six episode "Last Last One Forever and Ever". Frylock has appeared in several video games and albums relating to the series including the 2007 film Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters. Frylock has also made cameos in promotional material and other media outside of the series.

Role in Aqua Teen Hunger Force

Frylock, along with Master Shake and Meatwad live together as roommates next door to Carl Brutananadilewski in a suburban neighborhood in South New Jersey, which is identified as Seattle, Washington during the eighth season, and later Seattle, New Jersey. Frylock is often seen as calm and tolerant, until something goes wrong. Of all the main characters on the show, Frylock is often depicted as the smartest and most mature. Frylock often acts like a father figure to Meatwad, by protecting him from Master Shake's pranks. Frylock often protects Carl, Shake and Meatwad from doing things that could harm themselves or others as well. This is especially apparent in the two episode, "The", when Frylock leaves Carl, Meatwad and Master Shake alone, and they are unable to live properly alone. Because of this, Frylock is the only Aquateen whom Carl ever shows compassion to, and is not consistently hostile toward. As with other characters in the series he is frequent subject to non-canon injury and/or death.

Similar to Master Shake's "Shake Power" and Meatwad's ability to shape shift, Frylock has "Frydar", a circling fry that protrudes out farther than all the other fries in his container. He uses his Frydar to find scents and brain activity. Frylock has the ability to shoot his fries out of his head that regrow afterwards. This power was never used on the show outside of the opening sequence, however, he eventually uses this power in the movie while first fighting a giant poodle and then Dr. Weird towards the end of the movie.

It is strongly implied that Frylock is responsible for the financial support for himself, Meatwad and Master Shake. Just like Master Shake and Meatwad, Frylock was a detective for the first three episodes of the series, until the concept was dropped. In "Total Re-Carl" it is revealed that Frylock is a scientist, when he receives a letter addressed as "Doctor". In "Der Inflatable Fuhrer" it is implied that Frylock supports himself, Master Shake and Meatwad by doing free-lancing scientific work.

In the series Frylock does not appear to have a family, but in Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters it is claimed that he, along with Meatwad and Master Shake, are creations of Dr. Weird. The movie also claims their father is a watermelon, and their mother is a nine-layer bean burrito. In 2010 during the "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live" tour, series creator Dave Willis confirmed that Dr. Weird is indeed the creator of Master Shake, Frylock, Meatwad, and Chicken Bittle, making them all brothers. During a special New Year's Eve event, on Adult Swim in 2003, it was revealed that Frylock is the creator of Thundercleese, a robot character from The Brak Show.

Frylock's age is never officially determined. In "Rabbot Redux" it is mentioned that Master Shake is "almost forty" and Meatwad is thirty-eight. It is assumed that Frylock is roughly the same age as Master Shake and Meatwad, as they were all created by Dr Weird around the same time. Frylock is depicted as the most religious character, and in the episode "Bad Replicant", he claims to want to join the church up the street while having Meatwad and Master Shake sing hymns with him. Also, in the episode "A PE Christmas" Frylock is seen in church meaning he is a Christian. It is further clarified in the Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 episode "Intervention", that Frylock has a personal faith in Jesus Christ when introducing Christianity to Carl to help him overcome his constant drinking problem.

Character

Frylock was created and designed by series creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro. Frylock, along with Master Shake, Meatwad and Carl Brutananadilewski, made his first official appearance in the pilot episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, "Rabbot," which premiered unannounced on December 30, 2000 and later made its official debut on September 16, 2001. Like the other main characters of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Master Shake and Meatwad, Frylock first made a rough-cut appearances in the Space Ghost Coast to Coast season eight episode "Baffler Meal", which was mean to air in 1999 but was shelved and not produced until after Aqua Teen Hunger Force became popular. It later aired in 2003. Although Frylock was originally voiced by Matt Maiellaro in "Baffler Meal", and was performed as a live action person by T-Pain in the episode "Last Last One Forever and Ever", voice actor Carey Means provides Frylock's voice throughout the entire series, and every other official appearance Frylock has ever made.

Frylock has appeared in almost every episode of the series. He does not appear in the season five episode "Sirens" or the season ten episode "Spacecadunce", and only makes a brief speaking cameo in the season five episode "Robots Everywhere".

Design

Frylock is a floating red box full of french fries with a scar under his left eye. Frylock has a goatee, braces, and a blue gem on his back which gives him "The Power of A Thousand Suns" and contacts which give him the power to shoot lasers out of his eyes, as demonstrated in "Laser Lenses". He is able to use a variety of lasers though, his most commonly used are lightning (which all of the group members were able to use in the episode "Laser Lenses") which are also able to move/transport objects/people a very short distance without initially injuring them, not counting where they land that was only shown in the pilot episode "Rabbot" and "Laser Lenses", two small red bullet like lasers that can stun, blow up, or singe/ignite an object or person they touch.

Both of Frylock's arms are french fries, with no fingers. Frylock does have french fry legs, which appeared only near the end of "Rabbot Redux." However, his normal means of movement is to float in the air with no visible means of support, bobbing gently and slowly up and down when he is stationary.

Frylock had robotic legs attached in the episode "Fry Legs" in an attempt to seduce the computer repair woman. Frylock also does not have ears or hair. Like Meatwad and Master Shake, Frylock occasionally wears clothing, but does not on a regular basis.

In "Last Last One Forever and Ever" Frylock is shown as a live action person by T-Pain, who wears a yellow top hat and a red track suit with a black stripe going down the sleeves, two golden amulets of the mooninites, and a felt version of Frylock's beard on his track suit. In "Baffler Meal," he has no beard, a definitive crinkle-cut arms and legs, and instead of a diamond he wears a chained amulet which he uses to "sense hungry teens". Originally, Frylock was going to be a wizard, but soon that idea was changed. The writers wanted to still have a wizard aspect to his character, and then finally incorporated the laser eyes seen on the modern version. At the end of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters, Frylock appears as a woman, with breasts, a mole, and eyelashes, his fries have been styled to resemble pigtails, his goatee is blonde, and he is wearing lipstick, eyeliner, and does not have a scar.

His powers are heavily influenced by the Marvel hero Psylocke, having similar names and almost identical powers. Some differences remain; Psylocke doesn't have the ability to float unless she uses her psychokinesis.

In other media

Frylock serves as a protagonist in Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters, a 2007 feature film based on the series. Frylock's voice also appears in the 2009 series album Have Yourself a Meaty Little Christmas. Frylock is also a playable figure in the video game Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am.

Aside from his appearances in everything related to Aqua Teen Hunger Force and "Baffler Meal", Frylock, along with Master Shake and Meatwad, made a very brief appearance on "Predator", an episode of Sealab 2021.

In 2011 a brief clip from the series, featuring Frylock, was featured in a commercial for the Samsung Galaxy S II. Frylock has also appeared in promotional video Carl's Jr.


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