Master Shake (also known as Shake or Don Shake) is a fictional animated character on Adult Swim's popular TV series, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Just like the other main charters in the show, Meatwad and Frylock, Master Shake made his first original appearance in the Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode Baffler Meal, and then made his first official appearance in the shows first episode, Rabbot. Although Master Shake was voiced by Dave Willis in Baffler Meal and prefromed as a live action person by Jon Benjamin in the episode Last Last One Forever and Ever, voice actor Dana Snyder provided/provides Shake's voice throughout the entire series, and every other official appearance Shake has every made. Although his full name is Master Shake, he is mainly called just "Shake" and in the live action episode he is known to as "Don Shake".
Master Shake appears as a giant white drinking cup, with a big pink bendy straw. Although Master Shake does not have a nose, arms, or legs, he does have two yellow hands with only four fingers connected to both sides of him, and he does not wear any cloths.
Shake is always scene this way, although in his is original Baffler Meal appearance shake has the same basic look only he has the logo for the "burger chrench" no hands and appears shorter, and more square shaped. In the episode Shake Like Me shake gets bitten by a "radio active black man", and his straw gets less straight and longer and he acquires lips, an afro, a amulet of himself, and his teeth get letter diamonds in them that read "Thugs Life". In The Live action episode, live action Shake, who was played by Jon Benjamin, appears as a man dressed in white shirt, pants and shoes and wearing a plan pink cap backwards and to yellow dish gloves.
It's not completely clear what's inside of shake, many episodes give different seniors about the subject. In Rabbot shake appears to be filled with a green shake that comes out of his straw, in the episode Carl, he gets his skin ripped off and appears to have muscles, in the episode Dusty Gozongas shake appears to be full of blood when all of it is vacuumed out of him, and in The Movie he appears to have ribs and others bones when his insides are briefly scene with Frylock's X-Ray. In Baffler Meal when he tips over his insides appear to be a chocolate shake.
Master Shake lives next door to Carl Brutananadilewski in a suburban neighborhood in New Jersey with his roommates, Meatwad and Frylock. He spends most of his time watching TV, causing mischief, talking about women, sex, breasts, and porn, and saying random things for attention, but mainly playing cruel pranks on Meatwad. His behavior is highly irregular, blaming others for his numerous mistakes, antagonizing Meatwad for pleasure, complacent of material goods over necessities and an overall lack of empathy and regard for safety of others. His personality is consistent with several sociopathic characteristics.
Just like Meatwad and Frylock, Shake does not have an official gender but he is strongly depicted as a male. In the episode Mail Order Bride he along with Carl were both briefly married to a mail-order bride from Chechnya named Svetlana, other then that Shake appears not to have a family, but in The Movie it is claimed that he, along with Meatwad and Frylock, are creations of Dr. Weird, The Movie also claims there father is a watermelon and there mother is a 9 layer bean burrito.
In season 5 Shake claims that he is thirty to forty years old, but in the Zombie Ninja Pro-Am video game Frylock revivals that Shake was actually "pushing forty". Shake does not scene as being religious but in the episode Der Inflatable Fuhrer it is implied that Shake is a Scientologist.
Unlike Meatwad and Frylock, Shake does not really have his own bedroom in the house, the only mention of this in the show was at the end of the Handbanana episode, although he does not have a room it is implied throughout the show he simply sleeps on the chair in the living room in front of the TV.
Aside from his appearances in everything related to ATHF and Baffler Meal, Master Shake has appeared in different episodes on Sealab 2021, Robot Chicken, and The Brak Show. In all of his other appearances he was always voiced by Dana Snyder. Shake also has a very small cameo as a gold statue in AdultSwim.com's online video games, Five Minutes to Kill (yourself) and its sequel.
Christy Lemire writes that in the film, Master Shake is "voiced, as always, with wonderful snarkiness by Dave Snyder." Concerning a DVD release, Chris Gaerig describes Master Shake as "easily the funniest character".
- ↑ Christy Lemire, "Review: Absurd Aqua Teen for Fans Only," The San Francisco Chronicle (April 9, 2007).
- ↑ Chris Gaerig, "U. Michigan: DVD REVIEW: 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' still defying convention," The America's Intelligence Wire (January 06, 2006).
- "Songs to 'Toon' Out: Master Shake's all-time worst tacks -- The Aqua Teen Hunger Force character tells us what songs drive him crazy," Entertainment Weekly 929 (Apr 13, 2009).