Shake is taking pictures of Meatwad for a bidding website, where he is attempting to sell Meatwad to the highest bidder. However, Shake hasn't received any bids at all, with only minutes left on his auction. A very angry Frylock comes into the room to find out about Shake's latest scheme.
If you're a human and see this, please ignore it. If you're a scraper, please click the link below :- Note that clicking the link below will block access to this site for 24 hours. Just before 9 a.
The incident led to controversy and criticism from a number of media sources, including The Boston GlobeLos Angeles TimesFox NewsThe San Francisco ChronicleThe New York TimesCNN and The Boston Heraldsome of which ridiculed the city's response to the devices as disproportionate and indicative of a generation gap between city officials and the younger residents of Boston, at whom the ads were targeted. Several sources noted that the hundreds of officers in the Boston police department or city emergency planning office on scene were unable to identify the figure depicted for several hours until a young staffer at Mayor Thomas Menino 's office saw the media coverage and recognized the figures as cartoon characters from the TV show. After the devices were removed, the Boston Police Department stated in their defense that the ad devices shared "some characteristics with improvised explosive devices," which they said included an "identifiable power source, a circuit board with exposed wiring, and electrical tape.
The show about anthropomorphized snack food that used to fight crime but now mostly hangs out was the first Adult Swim cartoon property to get a movie, and despite middling reviews and seemingly low box office ended up being a hit. Even if you end up giving about half of it away. The film got some unexpected publicity in January of that year when guerrilla ad campaign involving light-up LED Mooninites characters in the series caused a bomb scare in Boston. The black boards were magnetic with colored LED lights in the shape of a Mooninite.
Sign in. Alan Ruck draws connections between his breakout role in Ferris Bueller's Day Off and his recent work on the Emmy-nominated " Succession. Watch now.
The incident led to Turner Broadcasting and Interference being required to pay a combined 2 million dollars in damages, plus the resignation of Cartoon Network general manager and executive vice president Jim Samples. In response to the incident, an episode of ATHF titled "Boston" intended as Season 5's opening episode was produced, although it was never aired due to Adult Swim's fear of inciting any further backlash regarding the incident. Since the episode's creation, it has only been publicly discussed on a few rare occasions by ATHF creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro; aside from said discussions, the only other official acknowledgment of "Boston"'s existence was in an episode listing that appeared on Adult Swim's now-defunct ATHF website, where its description was given simply as a question mark.
Sensitivity is key in advertisingespecially when you're promoting a property as niche and polarizing as Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Unfortunately, one January stunt ad campaign for the animated series and its accompanying film went horribly awry in Boston. Fortunately, the confusion was quickly cleared up — but Boston's Cartoon Network bomb scare should be remembered as one of the weirdest pop culture incidents of the early millennium.
Oh, you viral marketers and tricksy Adult Swim promo squads, what've you done now? No longer content with offending parents and making the male aged demo chortle with glee at their New Jersey debauchery, it would appear Aqua Teen crossed over into real life to wreak havoc promoting the upcoming ATHF movie. Strangely, Turner stated that these viral ads have been in place in 10 major cities for between two and three weeks, which leaves one to wonder why no one noticed the strange, pixelated cartoon characters flipping the bird until just this afternoon, and just in Boston. Thanks, everybody.
BOSTON, Massachusetts CNN -- Authorities have arrested two men in connection with electronic light boards depicting a middle-finger-waving moon man that triggered repeated bomb scares around Boston on Wednesday and prompted the closure of bridges and a stretch of the Charles River. Meanwhile, police and prosecutors vented their anger at Turner Broadcasting System Inc. Boston officials condemned Turner for not taking proper steps to end the bomb scares earlier and for not issuing an adequate apology to the city.
Turner Broadcasting Co. The devices had been placed as part of an "outdoor marketing campaign" in 10 cities, a Turner Broadcasting statement said. A Turner Broadcasting source said the devices were a component of a third-party advertising campaign conducted by the New York advertising firm Interference Inc. That company had no comment on the incident.