Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force has been an active cult phenomenon for 13 seasons, but alas, even this teenage force cannot continue forever. Sunday August 23 will see the milkshake known as Master Shake, the box of fries known as Frylock and the ground beef-ball known as Meatwad sharing the screen for the last time. To honor this sad occasion, the show has enlisted Patti Smith to sing a dirge for “The Last One Forever and Ever (For Real This Time) (We ****ing Mean It),” aka the Series Finale.
The song, which will play at the episode’s close, doesn’t skirt the issue. Rather, it confronts the loss head-on, with Smith melancholically singing, “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.'”