Dancing Is Forbidden: An Aqua Teen Hunger Force Exploration

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Jay Wade Edwards is an Aqua Teen heavy-hitter. Not only was Jay a producer, editor, and voice actor on the show, but he is responsible for many of the in-universe TV shows the Aqua Teens watch, as well as for the special features on the DVDs. Jay still pops in to work on Aqua Teen, such as on the 2021 HBO Max promos, some of the 2022 AquaDonk Side Pieces, and he had a hand in the much anticipated 2022 film Plantasm. Beyond this, Jay has worked for Disney (Gravity Falls, Wander Over Yonder), Netflix (Kid Cosmic), and on other Adult Swim shows (Space Ghost Coast To Coast, Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, Squidbillies, etc.)-- to name a few of his credits. Jay also edited the upcoming Matt Servitto directed film A Town Called Purgatory. When not working on content for pay, Jay spends his time making his own content. With a 2005 feature length film (Stomp! Shout! Scream!), numerous short films (some of which are shot masterfully on iPhone), and even some blogs under his belt, Jay and I had no shortage of things to discuss. Make yourself a tiki drink, put on your skunk ape suit, and enjoy this incredible discussion that I had no business having.    • Jay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JayWadeEdwards • Jay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaywadeedwards/   • Jay's Website: https://www.jaywadeedwards.com/   • Jay's NEW Baseball-In-Pop-Culture Blog Tinker Taylor Soler Spiezio: https://tinkertaylorsolerspiezio.substack.com/ • Jay's 2018 iPhone Film "The Condemned": https://vimeo.com/251085833 • Buy SIGNED Stomp! Shout! Scream! DVD/CD Combo: https://www.etsy.com/in-en/listing/958609746/stomp-shout-scream-dvd-soundtrack-cd • Kino-Edwards Picture Show: https://vimeo.com/channels/kinoedwards   • Jay on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/jaywadeedwards • Jay on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JayWadeEdwards   ★ Support The Show + Get Extra Episodes • Patreon: patreon.com/dancingisforbidden   ★ Amazon Affiliate Links - Support The Podcast At No Extra Cost! • Aqua Teen Forever Plantasm 4K: https://amzn.to/3Svy2ea • Aqua Teen Forever Plantasm BluRay: https://amzn.to/3dLcKKS • Baffler Meal 20 Disc DVD Box Set: https://amzn.to/3fmznWf   References:  • Jay's Awesome Hat - https://ibb.co/gdcMFdv • The Clink Room Hats - https://theclinkroom.com/• Monster Trilogy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ltj5BlDFyI&list=PL8xrRTXz3J2CzmNa4sd2pYe4MgBZkquB7• Stomp! Shout! Scream! Blog (A MUST READ!) - http://sssmovie.blogspot.com/ • Takashi Kokubo - Get At The Wave record: https://www.discogs.com/release/3990307-Takashi-Kokubo-Get-At-The-Wave   Contacts:  Leave a voice message: speakpipe.com/dancingisforbidden Discord: https://discord.gg/NpjSXPECw6 Instagram: @AquaTeenPod Twitter: @AquaTeenPod Email: DancingIsForbiddenPod@gmail.com YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9yseLj27npIZlEnM8ooBaQ Listen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe5gFb5eAYH3nyF3DZ5jwhQ Website: dancingisforbidden.com Twitch: twitch.tv/ronnieneeley

Monday Sep 26, 2022

It's been six months, but we're bustin' out Jiggle Billy and getting our dance on. We weave thru all sorts of Aqua Teen topics-- from the Dressing answers Barry Mills gave, to the Baffler Meal Box Set, to music and video game mods inspired by ATHF. We wrap up with Ronnie blabberin' about TLC reality shows, the upcoming Smashing Pumpkins record, and how his favorite game is going away. And more!   ★ Support The Show + Get Extra Episodes • Patreon: patreon.com/dancingisforbidden   ★ Amazon Affiliate Links - Support The Podcast At No Extra Cost! • Aqua Teen Forever Plantasm 4K: https://amzn.to/3Svy2ea • Aqua Teen Forever Plantasm BluRay: https://amzn.to/3dLcKKS • Baffler Meal 20 Disc DVD Box Set: https://amzn.to/3fmznWf   References:  • Barry Mills Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user8457934 • Glad to be Dead band: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/gladtobedead/the-cutest-bois-in-deathcore • Friday Night Funkin ATHF Mod: https://gamebanana.com/mods/402148 • Friday Night Funkin Base Game: https://ninja-muffin24.itch.io/funkin   Timestamps:  [00:00] Intro / Barry Mills Questions [07:30] Baffler Meal Box Set Information [14:18] Cybernetic Ghost vs The Dressing Poll Results [15:58] Listener ATHF Origin Story / ShintsukiWithALaptop [19:30] TheOtherCow's Kidney Car Info [20:26] Enjoying ATHF Without The References [24:02] Glad to be Dead ATHF-Inspired Band [26:24] Friday Night Funkin - Aqua Team Funkin Force Mod [28:14] Highschool Reunion Part 2 [32:16] What I've Been Watching / Slow Burn of Sister Wives [37:22] What I've Been Listening To / Japanese Breakfast and Smashing Pumpkins [41:51] What I've Been Playing / Overwatch (RIP) [44:32] Next Week's Episode Teaser   Contacts:  Leave a voice message: speakpipe.com/dancingisforbidden Discord: https://discord.gg/NpjSXPECw6 Instagram: @AquaTeenPod Twitter: @AquaTeenPod Email: DancingIsForbiddenPod@gmail.com YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9yseLj27npIZlEnM8ooBaQ Listen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe5gFb5eAYH3nyF3DZ5jwhQ Website: dancingisforbidden.com Twitch: twitch.tv/ronnieneeley

Monday Sep 26, 2022

If your weird neighbors invited you to Thanksgiving dinner (in December), would you go? No? Well what if the food smells good, does that change your mind? It does? BIG MISTAKE, BUSTER! Because a giant metal turkey from the future (but not really) is gonna mess your day up. SUCKS TO SUCK! In this seasonal return of Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future (sort of?), the Teens are celebrating Thanksgiving, despite what was done to the Martians. We dive into why this episode is called "The Dressing," how it compares to the Season 1 episode, why Ben Prisk made Cybernetic Ghost gold in his illustrations, and the religious values of Frylock. Other topics discussed include Deus Ex: Invisible War, Christopher Columbus, welding, and Dave and Matt not being allowed to make eye contact with Seth Green.   ★ Support The Show + Get Extra Episodes • Patreon: patreon.com/dancingisforbidden   ★ Amazon Affiliate Links - Support The Podcast At No Extra Cost! • Aqua Teen Forever Plantasm 4K: https://amzn.to/3Svy2ea • Aqua Teen Forever Plantasm BluRay: https://amzn.to/3dLcKKS • Baffler Meal 20 Disc DVD Box Set: https://amzn.to/3fmznWf   References:  • ATHF Rabbot Rebuilt Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OP5uojMMzg • Broodwich Reanimated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY9JPIqkuQg • SpeedBeatz on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeedBeatz • Dancing Is Forbidden Welding and Fabrication Videos (@lordsquidinkton): https://www.instagram.com/lordsquidinkton/ • Dave Willis on Seth Green's Scrapped Episode: https://web.archive.org/web/20160304031231/http://news.wabe.org/post/aqua-teen-hunger-force-creators-talk-cancellation-weirdness • Ben Prisk on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benpriskart/ • Joey "Meatwad Drinking Beer": https://twitter.com/Joey24128513/status/1564716028935946243 • 2003 Forum Thread on The Dressing: https://animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/c-c-aqua-teen-hunger-force-the-dressing-12-14.3512961/   Contacts:  Leave a voice message: speakpipe.com/dancingisforbidden Discord: https://discord.gg/NpjSXPECw6 Instagram: @AquaTeenPod Twitter: @AquaTeenPod Email: DancingIsForbiddenPod@gmail.com YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9yseLj27npIZlEnM8ooBaQ Listen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe5gFb5eAYH3nyF3DZ5jwhQ Website: dancingisforbidden.com Twitch: twitch.tv/ronnieneeley

Monday Sep 12, 2022

Would you sacrifice your entire identity as a human being for a brief moment of beauty? Carl did, and he paid the ultimate price: he became a clown. In this episode of Aqua Teen, Meatwad's desire for a new termite pet destroys Carl's house and creates easy viewing for the gang to watch Carl get it on. Hayden Ward shows up in this episode voicing the first (English speaking) female character in the show-- however, Hayden has done MUCH MORE for Aqua Teen than this role. Without her the show wouldn't have been as successful as it was. We also touch on the hidden Clown lore of the ATHF world. Other topics discussed include the perspective of "I Want Candy", Britney Spears' face, Runescape 2, and the history of clowns.    References: • Aqua Teen Forever Plantasm Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnYHRG0x1N0 • Ned Hastings on the Thunder Talk Podcast: https://www.thundertalk.org/ • MC Chris "I Want Candy" Interview: https://www.dancingisforbidden.com/e/mcchris/ • [Adult Swim] commercials (December 7, 2003): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44ZSMXzKNI8 • 2003 Forum Thread on The Clowning: https://animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/c-c-aqua-teen-hunger-force-the-clowning-12-7.3507801/   Contacts:  Support the Show: patreon.com/dancingisforbidden Leave a voice message: speakpipe.com/dancingisforbidden Discord: https://discord.gg/NpjSXPECw6 Instagram: @AquaTeenPod Twitter: @AquaTeenPod Email: DancingIsForbiddenPod@gmail.com YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9yseLj27npIZlEnM8ooBaQ Listen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe5gFb5eAYH3nyF3DZ5jwhQ Website: dancingisforbidden.com Twitch: twitch.tv/ronnieneeley  

Monday Aug 29, 2022

Imagine buying a home security system so incredible that it causes aliens to crash land in front of your house. How would you feel? Shocked? Excited? Annoyed? If you choose the last option, you might be Carl. In this episode of Aqua Teen, Carl accidentally summons two incredibly annoying frat bros to Earth, where they inflict a short-lived reign of unwanted sexual advances, vomit, and family braggery. Frylock builds a rocketship, Meatwad defends his sexuality, and Shake watches The Jeffersons in this episode that kicks off the Volume 3 DVD. Ronnie also gets into some ideas ditched from the original script, where "My Dad Owns a Dealership" comes from, and how "Frat Aliens" compares to "The Cubing". Other topics discussed include MySpace's failed server migration, Patton Oswalt's career, and why we use "lbs" for pounds. References: • 2003 Forum Thread on Frat Aliens: https://animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/c-c-aqua-teen-hunger-force-frat-aliens-11-30.3502401/ Contacts:  Support the Show: patreon.com/dancingisforbidden Leave a voice message: speakpipe.com/dancingisforbidden Discord: https://discord.gg/NpjSXPECw6 Instagram: @AquaTeenPod Twitter: @AquaTeenPod Email: DancingIsForbiddenPod@gmail.com YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9yseLj27npIZlEnM8ooBaQ Listen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe5gFb5eAYH3nyF3DZ5jwhQ Website: dancingisforbidden.com Twitch: twitch.tv/ronnieneeley

Monday Aug 22, 2022

We've all met someone like the Wisdom Cube. A guy who just won't. shut. up. He jabbers on about the dumbest stuff you could never care about. Also, he's kind of a douche. Well, in this episode, we get to see the Aqua Teens deal with this paragon of vexation. Witnessing a barrage of "pranks", the Aqua Teens individually get sick of the Wisdom Cube, who turns out to not even be the Wisdom Cube. Jon Schnepp and Brian Posehn bring this "slice-of-life" episode to fruition, all while Carl applies for a restraining order. Other topics discussed include The Radio Dept., Mike Myers allegedly being a diva, and the mystery of Atlanta college band "The Mooninites".   References: • "The Mooninites" Music: https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22The+Mooninites%22 • 2003 Forum Thread on The Cubing: https://animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/c-c-aqua-teen-hunger-force-the-cubing-11-23.3497211/ Contacts:  Support the Show: patreon.com/dancingisforbidden Leave a voice message: speakpipe.com/dancingisforbidden Discord: https://discord.gg/NpjSXPECw6 Instagram: @AquaTeenPod Twitter: @AquaTeenPod Email: DancingIsForbiddenPod@gmail.com YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9yseLj27npIZlEnM8ooBaQ Listen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe5gFb5eAYH3nyF3DZ5jwhQ Website: dancingisforbidden.com Twitch: twitch.tv/ronnieneeley  

Monday Aug 15, 2022

• Check out Booyah 90's Now - loweffortcontent.com   In lieu of a normal episode, this week we listen in while Rob and Joe of Booyah 90's Now react to Ronnie's story about nostalgia, holography, and impulse purchases. 

Monday Aug 08, 2022

The time is upon us! Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm has been announced! Coming to Digital and Blu-Ray on November 8th of this year, and to HBO Max in 2023, get ready to get your Aqua Teen on. We discuss all information available as of today, and take some time to celebrate Dancing Is Forbidden's 1 year birthday! Goo goo ga ga!   References:  • Dave Willis on Popcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-popcast/id1624553254 • Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imwKQaopxYM Contacts:  Support the Show: patreon.com/dancingisforbidden Leave a voice message: speakpipe.com/dancingisforbidden Discord: https://discord.gg/NpjSXPECw6 Instagram: @AquaTeenPod Twitter: @AquaTeenPod Email: DancingIsForbiddenPod@gmail.com YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9yseLj27npIZlEnM8ooBaQ Listen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe5gFb5eAYH3nyF3DZ5jwhQ Website: dancingisforbidden.com Twitch: twitch.tv/ronnieneeley

Monday Aug 01, 2022

Who needs a kidney when you can have a new car? In this slice-of-life episode, the boys attempt to fix up The Hotwad, but it doesn't go to plan... mostly for Carl. One of the very last TV-PG episodes of Aqua Teen, Ronnie gushes about his all-time favorite ATHF episode. Other topics discussed include Will Ferrell maybe kind of almost being in the 2007 ATHF film, egregious auto repair bills, and the continuing mystery of Judith Dray. References:  • Cartoons That Should Have Ended Early: https://www.cbr.com/cartoons-that-should-have-ended-early-when/ • Radio Labyrinth w/ Dave Willis [SNL Will Ferrell/Tina Fey Story]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02ZyL2q22Lk • 2003 Forum Thread on Kidney Car: https://animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/c-c-aqua-teen-hunger-force-kidney-car-11-16.3492001/ Contacts:  Support the Show: patreon.com/dancingisforbidden Leave a voice message: speakpipe.com/dancingisforbidden Discord: https://discord.gg/NpjSXPECw6 Instagram: @AquaTeenPod Twitter: @AquaTeenPod Email: DancingIsForbiddenPod@gmail.com YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9yseLj27npIZlEnM8ooBaQ Listen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe5gFb5eAYH3nyF3DZ5jwhQ Website: dancingisforbidden.com Twitch: twitch.tv/ronnieneeley

Monday Jul 25, 2022

Are you looking to make a quick buck? Can you rap? Are you especially skilled in not developing relationships with the elderly? Then MC P Pants University is for you! Back in his original spider form, MC Pee Pants is here to teach you the ways of the stealth reverse mortgage. Besides covering this, we go through some of the stock footage used in the episode, how the economics of the production lends to the episode, and discuss how this short turns the classic MC Pee Pants formula on its head.  References:  • Catch MC Chris on tour: https://mcchris.com/pages/shows • Old Man in Wheelchair: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/senior-father-wheelchair-young-son-on-1012270453 • Bunny with Money: https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/item/146024105-easter-bunny-holds-fan-dollar-under-rain-dollars-shows-thumb Contacts:  Support the Show: patreon.com/dancingisforbidden Leave a voice message: speakpipe.com/dancingisforbidden Discord: https://discord.gg/NpjSXPECw6 Instagram: @AquaTeenPod Twitter: @AquaTeenPod Email: DancingIsForbiddenPod@gmail.com YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9yseLj27npIZlEnM8ooBaQ Listen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe5gFb5eAYH3nyF3DZ5jwhQ Website: dancingisforbidden.com Twitch: twitch.tv/ronnieneeley

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