Interesting mystery. The french fries look like Frylock from Aqua Teen Hunger Force but the episode (5/99) predates that (pilot 12/00, series 9/01). And when I first saw the pic in the thread, I did not think Transformers as the objects looked nothing like robots and I was sure a tv series wouldn't use another licensed tv/toy/movie-based product without permission and usually they have it because they want it there (e.g. Seinfeld with the Superman statue).
Maybe if I can find some good pics/video, I could present the possible origin of the "death dolphins" from Equinox.