After 13 seasons subverting the airwaves late at night on Adult Swim, Meatwad, Master Shake, Frylock, and their curmudgeonly neighbor Carl Brutananadilewski will call it a day this Sunday with a series-ending episode titled, “The Last One Forever and Ever (For Real This Time) (We ****ing Mean It).” To help pay tribute to show and its characters, the powers that be at Cartoon Network somehow managed to rope punk rock icon, author, and poet Patti Smith to write and record a mournful original song titled “Aqua Teen Dream.”
The lyrics, which don’t lack for brevity, manage to sum things up pretty effectively:
“I never dreamed, I’d be an Aqua Teen
Thirteen seasons, what did it mean?
A Master Shake, Meatwad, a floating head
And now you’re dead, and it’s the end
Of Aqua Teen Hunger Force
It’s the end
Of Aqua Teen Hunger Force”
The Aqua Teen Hunger Force series finale airs this Sunday on Cartoon Network.