"Bart Oates" is the tenth episode of the fourth season of Aqua Teen Hunger Force and the 65th episode overall.


Meatwad and Master Shake call Frylock late at night, having been thrown in jail for a D.U.I. while driving Carl's car. The next morning, Carl discovers his car missing, finds a post-it note on the curb saying "Thanks for car, M.S.", and tries to peddle shoddy Giants uniforms he commissioned to be made to Frylock. Later in Carl's room, Bart Oates appears, much to Carl's excitement. Carl recounts his stats and the many games of Oates' he watched, then reveals how he had hoped Oates would become injured after he transferred to the 49ers. Oates reveals that it was because of this that he had to get knee surgery and retire.

Bart reappears several more times, giving Carl advice on how to be a better person and improve his life. He tutors him on being polite to Frylock, convinces him to bail Shake and Meatwad out of jail, and forces him to apologize to the grave of an elderly man he ran over, and to the band Chicago, who he swindled by selling counterfeit Chicago shirts (they weren't even good counterfeits, as they said "Chicano" instead of "Chicago"). Oates finally leads Carl to Linda Hamilton's house, and instructs Carl to kill her, so she won't give birth to John Connor, who will lead the resistance to the rise of the machines. Bart claims he's been sent by them, and reveals how when he got his surgery, he was implanted with computers. Bart then rips apart his skin, revealing his insides, and Carl notes that most of his interior work is just old garbage, a discovery that dismays Bart Oates. Alarms go off at the house and Carl flees.

Sometime later, Frylock picks a BB pellet out of Carl's brain, wondering how it got there. In a flashback, we see that Bart Oates convinced Shake to shoot Carl from outside his house. The episode ends with Meatwad says he need to smuggle a daiquiri up his butt.


  1. Carl is killed after Master Shake shoots a pellet into the inside of his brain.


  • On HBO Max, this episode is misspelled "Bart Oats".
  • When Carl was younger, he had the same hair as his wig from "The Clowning".The hobo from "Spirit Journey Formation Anniversary" and "Gee Whiz" makes a third appearance in this episode, he was also in jail and told Meatwad to smuggle a daiquiri up his butt.
  • Bart Oates' number on his jersey is 6.5 in this episode. His actual number on the Giants was 65.
  • Bart Oates frequently complains throughout the episode about his career being cut short due to a knee injury; in reality he was one of the few football players to never miss a game due to injury and voluntarily retired after 12 seasons to pursue a career in law. The episode was initially written for linebacker Lawrence Taylor who famously broke a quarterback‘s leg and had his own career ended due to multiple injuries.
  • Frylock mentioned that he did not like sports before in Super Bowl.
  • Frylock and Carl are the only characters to have larger roles in this episode.
  • This is the first time a jail is shown. However the police don't appear in this episode at all.
  • Master Shake and Meatwad have smaller roles since they're in jail for the rest of this episode.
  • This isn't the first time Shake got a D.U.I.