"The Granite Family" is the 5th episode of Season 9 and the 115th overall of Aqua Something You Know Whatever.


Shake goes on a tour to the White House, however, he wanders off into the president's office and launches an apocalyptic missile strike on the Earth because he wanted to remake a show he just watched called The Granite Family.

The Aqua Teens require safety, so they go with Carl to his bomb shelter, after walking in on him making out with a blowup doll as a final act of passion. The power then goes out in the bomb shelter and Carl uses a generator to give them light, though it will only be effective for two and a half hours. Frylock tries to assign certain duties on everyone, and Shake is the one to go up to the surface to dispose of the poop bag.

Shake notices that the Earth is destroyed and not at all like in The Granite Family. Then a man named Time Warner comes from the future but is late to warn Shake not to recreate the show. Shake begins to knock on the bomb shelter for Carl to let him back in which he, Meatwad, and Frylock completely ignore him. Frylock, Meatwad and Carl then put on time thongs to prevent Shake from recreating the episode. However, Time Warner then teleports with Shake in his arm down with him to the shelter to put a stop to his shenanigans. Frylock then travels back in time with Meatwad and Carl. Time Warner begins stuttering more and more which begins to annoy Shake and in return, punches Time Warner in the chest. Shake travels back to beat down the Shake trying to re-create The Granite Family and Frylock locks out the one stopping the one trying to re-create the show. This creates a paradox that ends up giving Shake presidency. The Shake that stopped the Shake trying to-recreate the Granite Family then mocks Frylock while he bangs on the door, much like in the opening of The Granite Family.

During the credits its revealed that Time Warner was watching the whole episode as a network executive. At first he did not find it believable, but decided he liked it after receiving suggestions from the fox.


  1. Billions of people and animals are killed during the nuclear war.


  • A promotional image from this episode was used in the "two weeks until premiere" bumper.
  • The Granite Family is an obvious parody of The Flintstones.
  • Like in The and Jumpy George, Err's voice is much deeper and he speaks with a slur, however, this may be because Matt Maiellaro had a cold, which has affected Err's voice in the past.
  • This is the first episode since Allen Part 1 to not start with the opening theme song, and the second episode in the history of the show to not start with any opening theme song, the first being "The Last One".
  • The episode poked fun at the planned Flintstones reboot by Seth MacFarlane at the time (which was rejected), as the fox represents the Fox network (owner of flagship station WNYW) the show was going to be on, with a Matt Groening-like design and a Homer Simpson voice.
  • Time Warner is a representation of the actual Time Warner Company (later WarnerMedia, now Warner Bros. Discovery) that owned the Turner Broadcasting System, which in turn owned Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, etc.
  • Its unknown where Carl and Meatwad went after they traveled back in time.
  • After the earth is destroyed, the background uses the same animation from Global Grilling.
  • When the gang arrives at Carl's house during the nuclear holocaust, the television was shown playing with woman's breasts, however, the program would have been destroyed due to the devastation of the war.
  • The fox says "Sundays at nine!" in Homer's voice. However, Family Guy airs at nine and The Simpsons airs at eight.
  • In the uncensored version, Shake’s use of the word “ass” is still censored.