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Rick and Morty 

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An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.
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An animated series on adult-swim about the infinite adventures of Rick, a genius alcoholic and careless scientist, with his grandson Morty, a 14 year-old anxious boy who is not so smart, but always tries to lead his grandfather with his own moral compass. Together, they explore the infinite universes; causing mayhem and running into trouble. Written by Ruben Galaviz

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Science makes sense, family doesn't.


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Trivia

Morty is generally accepted as being based on Marty from Back to the Future (1985). In "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind," one Rick has a Morty who looks like Eric Stoltz. Eric Stoltz was originally cast as Marty in Back to the Future (1985). See more »

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The Gearheads have mouths composed of three interlocked Gears which would seize up instead of being able to rotate. See more »

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Therapist: Oh wow, look at this family go!
[swings a fist]
Therapist: You're talking like a bunch of Pros.
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There is a scene based on what happened earlier is shown at the very end of the credits of most episodes. See more »

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Referenced in Rick and Morty: Comic-Con Panel 2013 (2013) See more »

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Rick and Morty Theme
Written by Ryan Elder
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Very solidly constructed television.
1 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is an extremely solid show. It is *dark*, but there are certainly moments that approach the limits of any sort of television style format.

The ending of "Rick Potion #9" is just amazing. Likewise, the end of "M. Night Shaym Aliens".

The strength of the show is just how amoral Rick may be; but there is a strong attachment to the "many universes" hypothesis within the show. Philosophers have long debated the moral implications of "many universes" ( while realizing it's a bit sophomoric and nerdy ) ; "Rick and Morty" picks at this as its stock in trade. Morty is our avatar, and works in that capacity extremely well.

The essential dyad at the center - the title characters - interact little with the more peripheral characters, who have mainly been used in B plots. This shifts of course, and with these sorts of shows they will always mix this for plot gain. There's a rich enough set of characters to provide ample space. The interaction between Rick and Morty hoists a bit from classic propaganda tropes without actually being propagandist; a heck of a trick. It must be hard to calibrate this.

The entire show is just chock full of nuggets and neither preaches nor deigns to condescend to the audience. Pacing is always even and feels right. The writers know where to push and where not to.

We will see how long this can be maintained. The writers show a gift for twisting & adding-to old plots into new shows. Hopefully that's a stable arrangement.

As an "agent of Chaos", Rick should serve us for many years. There are actual ideas underneath all the humor, and here's to them. This might well be the best thing on television right now.


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