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Rick and Morty
« on: December 08, 2014, 05:42:15 PM »
Who is watching it and how much do you freaking love it?

Also, if you're not watching it, go watch it now. You can thank me later. ;D

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Re: Rick and Morty
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 07:39:11 PM »
Oh, is there a new season?
*checks... nope.

Okay! Yes! It is clearly the greatest cartoon that happened in the past 3 years. So good it makes me thankful Dan Harmon got fired from Community for a season (so he could do this).
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Re: Rick and Morty
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2014, 07:57:10 PM »
Season 2 is coming though!

I liked it so much I wrote a spec script for it in my comedy spec class. Even my professor came back and was like "I thought I wouldn't like it, but I have to say it was very, very funny." And this guy has written comedy for decades. So he approved me to write for the show.
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Re: Rick and Morty
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2014, 08:32:53 PM »
Rick and Morty is awesome.  I'd say the worst episodes of the season were in B+ range and the best were truly sublime transcendent television.

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Re: Rick and Morty
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2014, 09:32:58 PM »
I LOVE that show! I pitch it as Dr Who meets Back to the Future.

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Re: Rick and Morty
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2014, 09:43:54 PM »
I LOVE that show! I pitch it as Dr Who meets Back to the Future.

I think it is explicitly that.

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Re: Rick and Morty
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2014, 10:14:50 PM »
Okay! Yes! It is clearly the greatest cartoon that happened in the past 3 years. So good it makes me thankful Dan Harmon got fired from Community for a season (so he could do this).

Whaaaa?  No - not by a long damn shot. 

Its still pretty good tho.  You know, for a back to the future parody.
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Re: Rick and Morty
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2014, 10:42:39 PM »
Okay! Yes! It is clearly the greatest cartoon that happened in the past 3 years. So good it makes me thankful Dan Harmon got fired from Community for a season (so he could do this).

Whaaaa?  No - not by a long damn shot. 

Its still pretty good tho.  You know, for a back to the future parody.
It isn't exactly a BTTF parody though. The characters started as a parody in shorts and then he altered them and their names for a pitch as a network series. At best BTTF was a starting place for the characters and then altered heavily.

BoJack Horseman is pretty good too, but I'm a little hard pressed to think of another animated show as funny as this one in the last few years. I wouldn't even really compare it to most shows, it really gets to stand apart from the bulk of shows.
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Re: Rick and Morty
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2014, 10:43:37 PM »
Okay! Yes! It is clearly the greatest cartoon that happened in the past 3 years. So good it makes me thankful Dan Harmon got fired from Community for a season (so he could do this).

Whaaaa?  No - not by a long damn shot. 

Its still pretty good tho.  You know, for a back to the future parody.

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Re: Rick and Morty
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2014, 11:49:24 AM »
I think of it not so much as a parody but an interpretation.

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Re: Rick and Morty
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2014, 12:17:20 PM »
Korra, Gravity falls, sanjay and Craig? Bojack? Titan?

First off - Adventure Time

but other strong contenders are:
Korra, Gravity Falls, Phineas and Ferb, Archer and Bob's Burgers.  Young Justice?  maybe....

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Re: Rick and Morty
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2014, 01:32:05 PM »
I suppose there are animated shows with more range and potential but this has honestly made me laugh more than any animation (and probably live action) of recent years.
Adventure Time only made me snigger once in the three episodes I watched. Other than the Simpsons crossover I havent laughed at Family Guy in the last 3 years!
Archer is the only thing Ive almost found as funny as Rick and Morty.

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Re: Rick and Morty
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2014, 01:55:58 PM »
Korra, Gravity falls, sanjay and Craig? Bojack? Titan?

First off - Adventure Time

but other strong contenders are:
Korra, Gravity Falls, Phineas and Ferb, Archer and Bob's Burgers.  Young Justice?  maybe....

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Yeah, but most of what you mention has five or more seasons at this point. I mean, humor is definitely a taste thing, and probably the only art form that requires the recipient and the sender to agree that it's humor, but the show makes me laugh out loud alone. Archer does that to me. Almost nothing else does. So I say it's brilliant.  :D
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Re: Rick and Morty
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2014, 02:13:07 PM »
I'll give Korra and Adventure Time top three contender spots.
But yeah, as JC said, I left off shows of a certain age.
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Re: Rick and Morty
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2014, 02:15:19 PM »
I too thoroughly enjoy it.  I also laugh a lot while watching it.  More than while watching Adventure Time, to be sure.  But I have to take points off of Rick and Morty because it is very misanthropic, and I feel their relationship is too abusive.  I know thats just me being myself, but I just can't watch too much of that stuff.  It puts me in a funk.  If there was an outside observer who commented on the inappropriateness of the situation, (ala the Office or Curb) I can normally absorb those shows with less stress.

But yes - it has probably the most laugh per ep after Bob's Burgers

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