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Lambda

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« Reply #280 on: 09-01-2015 12:25 »
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Fantastic season indeed. And interesting that Alan Tudyk's cameo in a science fiction series was as a cop.

...in the sense that there were no references.
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« Reply #281 on: 09-01-2015 12:36 »

Rick and Morty is more Sci-fi Parody than Futurama could have ever hoped to be.
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« Reply #282 on: 09-01-2015 19:45 »

...It kinda felt like it's been done before (The whole universe in a universe thing reminded me heavily of Lawnmower's Dogs' Inception aspect)...

I thought the same thing. Also, the way they kept re-using dialogue segments upon each tour of the smaller universe, only with the name of the fictional device changing each time to become more ridiculous, felt very much like the phone/couch/pizza runner from season 1.

It also reminded me of the simulation inside a simulation inside a simulation thing from "M. Night Shaym-Aliens!"
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #283 on: 09-02-2015 12:50 »

Actually, the pilot is still the episode with the most jokes that make me laugh out loud, and the one I find myself quoting most (Rixty Minutes is a close second).
Really? The pilot is the one episode I don't particularly like. Everything else has been utter gold.
I think the pilot is quite strong in comparison to most other pilots, but if we're looking at it simply as another episode of Rick and Morty, then it's not a particularly memorable outing. I've seen it a good 5-6 times and the only things that really stick with me are the cold opening and Rick's speech at the end. Don't get me wrong, I still laugh the whole way through, and I certainly wouldn't call it the show's weakest episode (I think that title would likely go to Raising Gazorpazorp, and even that's not a "bad" episode of television by any means), but it just can't compete with most of what followed it.

I think pilot holds up well and it's very funny being an expositional pilot episode, which is probably because it really focuses on Rick and Morty. The humor mostly comes from dialogue and interaction of those two characters.
Lambda

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« Reply #284 on: 09-14-2015 18:50 »

I think it's great that we have had seven episodes and only one of the scenes from the intro has played out. I never know what to expect from this show.


Also, Jim Rash.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #285 on: 09-14-2015 19:04 »

This show is impossibly good. I mean, for fuck's sake.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #286 on: 09-14-2015 19:36 »

I think that was the weakest episode of the season so far, for me.

I enjoyed Beth & Jerry's plot more than Rick, Morty & Summer's. Tiny Rick was okay. Next week it's the second improv ep! big grin
Beamer

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« Reply #287 on: 09-15-2015 02:28 »

I liked it. It's not going to crack any "best episodes" lists, but the fact that even this show's weaker episodes are still wonderfully insane and consistently funny speaks wonders to its overall quality. I also preferred the Beth & Jerry plot to the Rick, Morty & Summer plot, if only for how fucking hilarious Beth's perception of Jerry was.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #288 on: 09-15-2015 06:13 »

I was gonna post everything I dislike about this show but I keep getting this message:



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Woo, Tiny Rick!
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #289 on: 09-15-2015 12:12 »

I agree that it was one of season 2's weaker efforts, but it was still absolutely great.
Beamer

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« Reply #290 on: 09-15-2015 14:56 »

Though I must say, as great as the Beth & Jerry plot was this time, the writers really need to stop going to well of their shitty marriage so often. I'd like to see them brought more into the adventures of Rick, Morty & Summer (and I definitely think we need a deeper exploration of the Rick/Beth relationship soon).
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« Reply #291 on: 09-15-2015 20:17 »

It wasn't one of the better ones, but it was still good with Tiny Rick plot being better than I expected.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #292 on: 09-16-2015 08:17 »
« Last Edit on: 09-16-2015 08:20 »

Let me out! Let me out! This is not a dance!

After this week's episode, I'm very curious about Beth's mom/Rick's wife and what that family's life was like before Rick abandoned them. What was Rick even like at that point?

See now everyone else on the AVClub and Beamer are finally vocalizing their interest in the Beth/Rick relationship, even though I've been wondering about this for weeks now.
Beamer

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« Reply #293 on: 09-16-2015 08:39 »

I assumed they were planning on getting around to it eventually, given all the little hints they've been dropping about it, but at this point, I'm hoping it's much sooner rather than later, because Beth's essentially just at a dead end otherwise.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #294 on: 09-17-2015 07:55 »

I just realised that Rick sounds a hell of a lot like Trevor Philips (from GTA V).

I'm not sure I've mentioned it yet but I love the way the characters stutter and stumble on their words. It gives the dialogue a very unique feel to it.
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« Reply #295 on: 09-17-2015 08:04 »

I just realised that Rick sounds a hell of a lot like Trevor Philips (from GTA V).

Funny, I just started playing Vanquish recently and was thinking how much the main character in that game also sounds like Rick. tongue
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« Reply #296 on: 09-21-2015 07:30 »

"This JANuary, itís time to Michael down all your Vincents!"

I was a little dubious about the notion of a sequel to Rixty Minutes, but that was a really fucking funny episode.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #297 on: 09-21-2015 07:36 »

I thought Rixty Minutes was much better, but a lot of shit made me laugh. Michael and Pichael were the best. Also, Morty getting irrationally mad at Summer for not liking the violence. tongue
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« Reply #298 on: 09-21-2015 08:17 »

Rixty Minutes was definitely better, if only for the fact that it was so fucking audacious and surprising the first time around. I remember marveling at how inspired that episode was when I originally watched it, so obviously any attempt at recapturing its glory is going to be a case of diminished returns, but all this show ever needs to do is make me laugh consistently for 20 minutes, and it definitely succeeded there.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #299 on: 09-21-2015 10:45 »

After digging around a bit on the internet, it seems like a lot of people think this is the worst episode yet. I can kind of see where that point of view comes from but I feel like the show's on a roll if the obligatory "worst episode evar" is still relatively solid.

Rixty Minutes was definitely better, if only for the fact that it was so fucking audacious and surprising the first time around.

The main difference, I feel, is that the sub-plots were much stronger in Rixty Minutes and were very seamlessly interwoven with the ridiculous TV segments. In this episode we had a comparatively dull adventure about Jerry's penis.
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« Reply #300 on: 09-21-2015 17:14 »
« Last Edit on: 09-21-2015 17:26 »

Justin Roiland himself said episode 8 isn't that good.

Source. Another source.

I thought it was decent. Slightly lower in quality than Rixty Minutes, but still good. smile
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« Reply #301 on: 09-21-2015 17:27 »

"We pretty much nailed it the first time."

Second one of these wasn't necessary, but it was still pretty good, crazy and funny. It also didn't help that it wasn't as relevant and connected to show's other themes as Rixty Minutes was.


Justin Roiland himself said episode 8 isn't that good.

That's kind of reassuring, at least.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #302 on: 09-21-2015 17:34 »

Danny: This tweet begs to differ.
Beamer

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« Reply #303 on: 09-22-2015 02:05 »

Yeah, from what I understand, Roiland's comments have been more in the name of clarifying that this episode was primarily his own doing, rather than the other writers, as he knew it would have a rather polarizing response (and a good episode can still be a "bad point of entry" for any show).

I'd still say Raising Gazorpazorp is the show's weakest outing - and even that's not a bad episode by any means, I just find its humour to be too reliant on tired gender stereotypes for a show that's usually so creative. This episode, on the other hand, I'd rank somewhere in the middle.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #304 on: 09-22-2015 14:18 »

It seems like every episode for the last few weeks has been met with "worst episode ever" responses.

For me, the pilot remains the weakest episode by a mile. Everything that's come since has been utter gold to some kind of ultra-platinum.
Lambda

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« Reply #305 on: 09-22-2015 20:24 »

I'm not at all surprised people on the internet thinks it's "the worst" episode.
With Rixty Minutes they (or maybe he) hit a perfect balance of creativity and awkward improvisation that this didn't quite live up to.

My guess is that without the previous episode to compare to, this would have passed by pretty unnoticed.

Once again, this is so far a great season. I'm just wondering if the episodes won't feel as connected to an overall story upon rewatching as the first season did.
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« Reply #306 on: 09-22-2015 21:47 »


Having seen only one ep, the title of which escapes me, I stopped channel surfing when I came across the show last night, roughly five minutes into the episode*.

I enjoyed it.  They seemed to be stretching out the material a bit but I was amused smile


*S2Ep8 "Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate"

Beamer

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« Reply #307 on: 09-23-2015 02:10 »

I enjoyed it.  They seemed to be stretching out the material a bit but I was amused smile

Well, the dialogue was mostly improvised (at least as far as the A plot goes), so it's naturally not going to feel as tight as your usual scripted comedy. Glad to hear you enjoyed it, though. smile

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if they do one of these episodes every year (kind of like the Rick & Morty equivalent of Treehouse of Horror).
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #308 on: 09-23-2015 06:28 »

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if they do one of these episodes every year (kind of like the Rick & Morty equivalent of Treehouse of Horror).

After the general reception of this episode, I doubt that very much.

If they can pull it off though, I wouldn't mind that at all.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #309 on: 09-23-2015 19:10 »
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I wouldn't mind that at all.

I would. The first was funny, the second wasn't quite as funny, and extrapolating a little, the third would just be annoying. Ramming the same joke in people's faces over and over isn't really what I'm hoping for from an episode of Rick and Morty.

But I'm usually in a minority when it comes to this sort of thing. So I guess that they'll probably crap out another one next season and it'll be universally adored.

Rick and Morty is more Sci-fi Parody than Futurama could have ever hoped to be.

To be fair, Futurama was originally intended as a popularisation of the genre via intelligent satirisation and/or deconstructiuon of the various tropes associated with it (or at least, that's what Matt Groening said. Or at least, he said it was an attempt to do for sci-fi what The Simpsons did for sitcoms and the American family). It only descended into outright parody as the writers lost steam toward the end.
Jezzem

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« Reply #310 on: 09-24-2015 06:08 »

Stop being such a buzzkill, tnuk. I really liked Interdimensional Cable 2 even though it wasn't as good as Rixty Minutes (surely nobody actually expected it to be as good as Rixty Minutes, though, right?). I want to be indignant over the idea that people think it's the "worst episode ever" but then I realise I can't really think of an episode that I don't like so I can't really argue that it should be something else.

Anyway, I think it's an overreaction to say that they should never do another episode like this just because this one wasn't the best thing ever like the previous one. Even if they did a third one and it was a legitimately bad episode, I can't see that bringing down the quality of the show considering that it would really be the first ever "bad" episode.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #311 on: 09-24-2015 07:17 »

I wouldn't mind that at all.

I would. The first was funny, the second wasn't quite as funny, and extrapolating a little, the third would just be annoying. Ramming the same joke in people's faces over and over isn't really what I'm hoping for from an episode of Rick and Morty.

But I'm usually in a minority when it comes to this sort of thing. So I guess that they'll probably crap out another one next season and it'll be universally adored.

I did say "if they pull it off", which is a big if. The first one worked because the improvisations were funny and they blended into the B-plot flawlessly. Interdimensional Cable 2 had too much awkward improvisation and a really stupid B-plot. If they can make another in the same league as Rixty Minutes I wouldn't mind, however I doubt they will, so they shouldn't.

A better thing to do would be to put an occasional ridiculous TV segment in a regular episode every now and then. It's not really a big deal if it falls flat in that case.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #312 on: 09-24-2015 12:27 »

Yeah, it might work better if they treated it as more of a "golden turd saga" than a "Treehouse of Horror".
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #313 on: 09-24-2015 13:36 »

Stop being such a buzzkill, tnuk.

So... you're asking me to cease to exist? Fuck that.
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« Reply #314 on: 09-24-2015 13:56 »

This episode definitely wasn't nearly as good as Rixty Minutes. It actually took me a while to fully enjoy and appreciate that one.

I did like the Jerry subplot, I found that to be hilarious. But the rest.... Not so much. You could just tell they were trying too hard with this one. I think it's perhaps the worst episode of the series? Is that going too far? I mean, this show's always spewed out great content, but this wasn't great.

The Jerry subplot wasn't enough to save it from the title, sorry. I still liked it, though.
Beamer

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« Reply #315 on: 09-24-2015 15:21 »

I thought the idea of the Jerry subplot was really funny, but I don't feel as though it quite warranted as much screen time as it took up. I'd much rather have an extra minute or so of Justin Roiland's frenetic gibberish.
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« Reply #316 on: 09-24-2015 16:46 »

Best parts of the episode for me were the Lil' Bits commercial and Rick's reaction to the personal space guy tearing his skin off. ("Ahaha, what an asshole!")
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« Reply #317 on: 09-24-2015 22:36 »


I enjoyed the timing of the Beth/catalogue joke.  The basic reaction obviously wasn't a surprise, but the timing was done really well and brought out the max potential.

UnrealLegend

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« Reply #318 on: 09-25-2015 00:42 »

Best parts of the episode for me were the Lil' Bits commercial and Rick's reaction to the personal space guy tearing his skin off. ("Ahaha, what an asshole!")

That made me laugh as well since it was such a Rick thing to say.
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« Reply #319 on: 09-28-2015 17:35 »

A decent episode, the Summer & Jerry scenes felt completely pointless, though.

Interesting that Morty is slowly becoming more violent and unstable.
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