Rick and Morty

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  1. Pembers

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    Do we have any Rick and Morty fans? I've been watching it recently on Netflix and I'm a big fan.

    It's about a mad scientist and his grandson who go on several adventures across time and space.

    It has a LOT of Red Dwarf style plots, from the more general space exploration and dimension hopping, creating several different versions of the main characters, to talking kitchen appliances and planting false memories in people's minds.

    It also has some VERY similar plot devices such as bodyswaps, a better than life type game and drunk Rick making a video for sober Rick (amongst others in fairness).

    Doofus Rick (A version of him from another dimension) also shares a physical resemblance with Dwayne Dibbley.

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    I wonder if these are all coincidences or are the creators fans of the show?
     
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    Yes I really like it as well. I been watching since the first season, the wait in between is brutal. But yes I am a big fan of them. I really like the interdimensional Cable episodes since its just one of the creators Justin Roland in a booth saying whatever comes to mind and they animate to it.

    Also really like the show community which is another one by the other creator Dan Harmon.
     
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  3. BozBoo

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    Pickle Rick!!
     
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    Rick and Morty is excellent. As is Community. I have the privilege of having Shirley from Community follow me on Twitter. But then again, so is Kerry Katona.

    You can't win them all.
     
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    Rick and Morty kinda bothers me. I'm still going to give it a watch, but the main community for the show is really obnoxious and Pickle Rick is the dumbest catchphrase anybody's ever picked up.

    That said, from what I can tell it's mostly a good show on its own.
     
  6. Pembers

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    I’d rather be a pickle than a clam.

    PICKLE RICK!!!!
     
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    I wholeheartedly approve of your avatar pic pembers
     
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    Luuuuuv Rick and Morty!
     
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    Every Rick needs a Morty.
     
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    I enjoy watching Rick and Morty. Reminds me very much of Red Dwarf except more dark and crude.
     
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    I like Rick and Morty because of how it takes common science fiction themes to their ultimate conclusions. This is especially obvious in the 'infinite versions' interpretation of quantum theory. When other science fiction shows make it obvious there are infinite versions of their universes in which every possibility is played out (an infinite number of times), I lose interest a bit in the stakes for the characters I've been watching. It doesn't seen important how our version of the Stargate team or Enterprise crew succeed when infinite versions of them have failed and all died horrible deaths, and infinite other versions have succeeded in various ways. Rick and Morty tackle these things head on.
     
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    Very late to the party, but I think this is the best new show I've seen in a long time. I raced through all three seasons, laughing a lot at some scenes and having a lump in my throat at others.

    Favourite moment: Rick's near-suicide. Not just the unexpected emotion of it; the crying little creature is a quintessential Rick and Morty moment, insofar as it's just a random, unexplained sci-fi detail and you wonder how they came up with it.

    I was stunned to learn that the dad is played by Randy off South Park and the mum is played by Elliot off Scrubs. I'm really bad at recognising voices.

    There's not much in it, and the quality has been high throughout, but I actually rank the series 1, 2, 3 (from best to least bestest). Here's a spoiler that I'll obfuscate in the style of Dolly Parton: I didn't like the "dee, ah, vee, oh, ar, cee, ee" arc from season three. I think the occasional lovey-dovey bits with Morty's parents give the show some real heart, which is a good counterbalance for the general bleakness. That was missing in season three, and I think the show was slightly weaker for it.

    A very rare grumble: I thought the second "interdimensional cable" episode was a lot weaker. The improv the first time had passion and energy. When it went off the rails it was hilarious, because it seemed like they were trying not to. Like when the voiceover guy seems genuinely surprised and dissolves into laughter at the anticlimax of "Two Brothers" at the end of an otherwise bravura performance. The second time round, it was more self-aware, like they knew it was funnier when they were floundering. But then it came across like they weren't even trying not to flounder. They were just shrugging and saying nonsense in a bored voice. Worst examples: the eye-hole man and the song about the accountant. EDIT: Also, the end of the first one was a lovely moment, and a great example of the lovey-dovey stuff.
     
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    Randy from South park is voiced by Trey Parker one of the creators. The Dad Jerry is played by Chris Parnell

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    I am stunned to hear this.
     
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    Thats all well and good. But the only opinion we care about is of course that of @Bluey
     
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    You're right, I must have dreamed this! I double-checked Elliott off Scrubs and you can bank that one at least.
     
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    You spelled @GuffyGuy wrong.
     
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    Get the HELL out of this thread!!

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