"Buddy Nugget" is the 8th episode of Season 9 and 118th overall of Aqua Something You Know Whatever.
The episode starts off with Shake and Meatwad sitting in the chair watching TV. Frylock comes in, telling them that he has made a new invention called the Buddy Nugget that attracts like-minded individuals for the user to be friends with. Meatwad wants to test it, so Frylock zaps him, whereupon he opens the door to find his two old friends, Squirrelly the squirrel and Terrence the cat.
Shake also wants to test it, so Frylock zaps him too, however, nobody comes to see him because he doesn't actually care about anybody but himself ("Hey, I like people!...Well, I like the things I get from them!") and therefore has no ability to make real friends. When asked by Meatwad why he hasn't used it on himself, Frylock stammers that he needs more time to test it, he says to himself quietly, "Dr. Balthazar." Frylock then goes to test the device on Carl.
When Carl tests it, Dominic shows up in a similar car to 2 Wycked named "Born 2 Burn" and sharing a similar love for sweatpants and New York sports teams and a disdain for hygene and non-New York sports teams. However, they almost immediately begin a loud, faux-macho shoving-match. Frylock breaks them up while Shake is standing there, because Dominic hates the New York Giants and says that the New York Jets are better, while Carl hates the Jets and thinks the Giants are better. After a minute another nearly-identical lowbrow South Jerseyite shows up in another similar car , asking if "You two fairies are having a gangbang over here", which prompts a torrent of counter-abuse from both Carl and Dominic, who stops fighting with Carl and threatens to kick the second guy's ass for "standing on my friend's lawn here".
All of the new friends quickly end up in a three-way shouting match, shoving and uttering empty threats to each other. Realizing the stupidity he's now created, Frylock and Shake slowly backs away. Shake asks if he's going to release a pre-release party, but Frylock says he hasn't copyrighted it yet. Shake goes behind Frylock's back and plans a pre-release party, which makes Frylock angry.
At a bar which says "The Pre- Release Party featuring Flavor Flav" too much for Frylock agony, Shake gives him and Meatwad 2 drinking tickets and a VIP pass for the party in order to placate him, Frylock go in, meatwad wants to know if shake wants to go in, but he fakes being lactose intolerance, Meatwad go ins by yelling "V.I.P bitches!". Frylock shows up to the party to explain to Carl and his friends that he a V.I.P., but quickly realizes the VIP on his pass stands for "Very Impotent Penis", he gets mad, Meatwad eats a bottomless cheese tray, and a pissed-off Frylock wants to know where Shake, and it reveals that Master Shake dancing at the real pre-release party which is a dance club with women, strippers, and a DJ next door. Frylock tries to get his attention , but Shake hides inside the "Real Pre-Release Party, featuring Flavor Flav!", but the guard prevents him to go in, he wants revenge on Shake, Shake walks up to him, shoots t-shirts at him, and gives him two drink tickets, but refuses to see that he an M.V.P., so against his better judgment, he walks back in, while he drinking with a woman next to him, he finally uses the Buddy Nugget on himself and summons his friend, a "weird scientist guy who's afraid of sunlight" named Dr. Balthazar.
Balthazar, who is a bald, purple, alligator-like creature confined to a wheelchair, is rather violent and obsessed with finding and punishing the people who abused him in high school gym class. Frylock is clearly embarassed and shocked to be associated with him and hasn't spoken to him in months ( scene he said to kill their pets). Frylock gets Dr. Balthazar to use his "metal teeth" (which is evidently a more powerful teeth-based version of Frylock's "laser eyes") to blow open the walls of the club, which causes Shake to flee by helicopter by yelling " TO THE BOATS" to yet another pre-release party on a yacht in the harbor.
At the boat, Frylock tries to get in, stating that he "invented the damn thing", but the guard refuses since there is only one person on the list, Meatwad ask the guard if he on the list and to put him under Dewey and Vanessa. Carl, Dominic, and the third friend show up together, having evidently resolved their differences for the time being, noting that the party is a "sausage fest". Frylock asks Dr. Balthazar if he can use his metal teeth to "change the guard's mind", to which Balthazar says yes, but he ends up explodes the guard's head instead, saying he "changed his mind to pudding".
Frylock, embarassed by his friend again, gives him 2 drink tickets and a V.I.P. Pass and flees to the boat, telling Balthazar he'll email him, but Balthazar's wheelchair can't follow since he can't fit his wheelchair past the guard's dead body. Frylock enters the boat to confront Shake who was dancing on the disco floor, when he see him and Meatwad, he gets frustrated at him and Meatwad, Frylock angrily scolds him for all this, Meatwad see Flavor Flav, who say he isn't, Shake trying to get him to come back but to see him only flee the event in a limo. Frylock's arrival triumph, and the departure of Flavor Flav evidently ruin the party for Shake, too much for his sadness, who leaves, slipping on the dead guard's bloody remains on the way down the gangplank and wondering "who left this pudding here". Dr. Balthazar shows up to see Flav, Frylock hides in the boat, he said that he a fan of both of him.
At the end of the episode cuts back to the Aqua Teen House, Frylock, evidently unhappy with the one friend the device brought him, hands the Buddy Nugget over to Shake, who says he has secured the copyright to it anyway and that the Buddy Nugget is now his and that he is "winning". "Flavor Flav" shows up at the door and is revealed to be a fat white guy in blackface with a digital clock necklace too much for Shake dismay and Frylock anger.
- A security guard's head explodes after Dr. Balthazar uses his powers.
- The first man who appears when Carl uses the Buddy Nugget originally appeared on an episode Carl's Stone Cold Lock of the Century of the Week' prior months before the episode was aired. He was named Dominic and he worked in a packing store.
- Shake "covers" his ears, which suggests the Buddy Nugget might be extremely loud.
- The song that plays on the boat is a remixed version of Put Some Keys On That - Lil' Wayne.
- Although Squirrley is gray, he is brown in this episode.