brian-mcgee - May 15, 2018
One of the greatest of all pop culture creations is the born and raised Jersey strongman Carl Brutananadilewski, next door neighbor to the titular team on Adult Swim's Aqua Teen Hunger Force. As someone who spent nearly the first twenty years of his life in North Jersey, I can attest that Carl is as close as television's ever come to representing the average North Jersey resident. This guy's a close second, though he's technically not on television.
Carl is back in action in this new promo for Deadpool 2—once again, these guys deserve a Pulitzer for their advertising campaign for this film—getting you hyped for the upcoming sequel by clowning on Cable's haircut and hanging out in a dead pool. Tip of the cap to Carl's creator and voice artist Dave Willis for really nailing the essence of what it means to be North Jersey Strong.
I also love the callback to one of the greatest lines in Aqua Teen history, from arguably its best episode "Mail Order Bride," when Carl busts out his go-to analogy for something being so hot, it's akin to "sizzlin' like fajita meat." But it's all worth it for the button on the whole thing, as Willis' second greatest creation Meatwad makes a cameo. I can't wait for this movie. Thank goodness the wait ends Thursday evening.