Jul 22, 2010 10:07 PM GMT
I finally get how brilliant this show is. The three characters represent the 3 major archetypes of modern American society.
"Frylock" represents the ivory-tower, powerful-yet-overly-passive, liberal elitist do-gooder, who clings to the naive belief that the others can eventually become as enlightened as him.
"Master Shake" represents the utterly narcissistic, irresponsible, short-sighted, bossy, self-destructive, anti-liberal whacko, who always takes advantage of Frylock's tolerant, patient nature.
"Meatwad" represents everyone else -- the fickle, almost child-like John Q. Public, whose allegiance shifts whenever he sees something shiny. He is easily manipulated by the other two.
This can also be viewed in Freudian terms. Frylock is the Superego, Shake is the Id, and Meatwad is the Ego.