“I refuse to answer a literal call to adventure, Morty. Let it go to voicemail.” The new season brings us Pickle Rick, Morty’s giant arm, some creepy dude smashing heads with a giant piano, and gooey mutants galore in “the darkest year” of their adventures. Episodes kick off 7/30/17.
Rick And Morty
(PG-13: Language) “Do I agree with Rick that nothing means anything? No I do not, because the knowledge that nothing matters, while accurate, gets you nowhere.” Rick & Morty co-creator Dan Harmon talks about the philosophy they espouse in their hit show.
(PG-13: Language) Fans of Rick and Morty are painfully aware of Rick’s problems with the bottle. For an upcoming episode, Rick gets so blackout drunk that Dan Harmon decided that co-creator and actor Justin Roiland should read the part shitfaced. Man, Justin’s a sad drunk.
Wisecrack is back with another deep-dive into the Rick and Morty multiverse. This time they break down the classic episode The Ricks Must Be Crazy, and how Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s use of good story structure makes each episode as satisfying as possible.
(PG-13: Language, SPOILERS) Wisecrack argues that Rick’s obsession with szechuan sauce is no bombshell. Instead, it’s merely another display of the show’s advocacy of Albert Camus’ brand of absurdism: existence is meaningless, and trying to find meaning is a fool’s errand.
Andrew Rea tried three ways to recreate McDonald’s discontinued Szechuan sauce, which plays a pivotal role in Rick and Morty‘s season 3 premiere. There’s the semi-authentic way, the Xeropoint way and the McDonald’s way. Why can’t you just travel to 1998, Rick?!
If you missed the April 1st livestream of season 3, episode 1 of Rick and Morty, (and assuming the lawyers have yanked down any mirrors), trust us when we say it was great. To tide you over, enjoy this trippy 30-second Adult Swim segway done in an awesome pixel art style.
(SPOILERS, PG-13) Rick and Morty‘s Rick and Morty may have the same voice actor, but the colorful cast of characters surrounding them were brought to life by a schiwft-ton of guests, from John Oliver to Werner Herzog. Check them out in Adult Swim Australia’s compilation.
(PG-13: Language) After looking at Rick and Morty’s many references, Wisecrack delves into the show’s exploration of human nature and belief systems peppered throughout Get Schwifty, in which giant heads descend from the heavens with less than altrustic motives.
Artist Stephen Andrade loves to make realistic pulp fiction or Choose Your Own Adventure covers based on popular series such as Rick and Morty, Labyrinth and Seinfeld. Prints of the Get Schwifty cover will be available on Gallery1988’s Rick and Morty exhibit.
Animator Paul Robertson created this awesome pixelated version of the intro from Rick and Morty. We’re hoping there’s a dimension like this and they’ll do a whole episode there. Maybe they can address the whole “it’s not 8-bit, it’s 16/32/64-bit” argument once and for all.
Fans of Rick and Morty know that the show is packed with subtle and not-so-subtle nods to sci-fi, horror, and pop culture. Wisecrack takes a look at some of the many references the cartoon made in its first two seasons, and how it cleverly integrated them into storylines.
Adult Swim enlisted adult claymation god Lee Hardcastle to produce a series of quick segues featuring Rick and Morty showing up in classic horror and sci-fi flicks, from The Thing to Ex Machina, to Honey I Shrunk the Kids. Also, there’s nothing worse than a Rickbrundlefly.
(NSFW) “Well then I hold myself in contempt ’cause you’re trying to pull me up to court without an attorney.” At Comic-Con, Rick and Morty co-creator and voice actor Justin Roiland read the transcript of an actual court case in the voices of Rick and Morty.
DIY Prop Shop shows us how to make an electronic replica of Rick’s portal gun. The replica’s body is made from cheap and readily available materials or objects – styrene, shot glasses, a bubble wand, a whisk handle – but the electronics and tools do complicate things.
(PG-13 Lyrics) Time to get Riggity Riggity Wrecked Son! Mashup master Mylo the Cat perfectly edited together bits of Rick and Morty lip-synced them to the sounds of Kendrick Lamar’s Swimming Pools (Drank). Seriously, this should have been the official music video.