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Roy Bluth

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« Reply #80 on: 02-23-2014 22:24 »

These hiatuses are exactly why I watch an obscene amount of television.

I'm glad this show is doing well. I saw a funny bumper a week ago on [AdultSwim] that said something like, "It was an honor to renew such an awesome TV show." Then the bumper went on to also renew Community. Haha. We can only hope.

The dialogue is great, and I'm not sure what everyone's talking about. I think the voice acting is fine. Not sure what the problem is supposed to be there.

Some people have a problem with the drunken belching and the ad-libbed nature of Rick's lines.

Personally, I think that adds to the atmosphere of the show, rather than taking anything away from it. This is without a doubt one of my new favourite things to watch.

Ah, okay. That stuff is actually really funny to me. I don't mind it at all. Oddly enough it was the slobber on Rick's mouth that bothered me a little. But it stopped really being an issue after a few episodes.


WWW DOT RICKANDMORTY DOT COM A HUNDRED TIMES FOREVER RICK AND MORTY *burp* SOMETHING SOMETHING RICK AND MORTY *burrrrrrrrrp* FOREVER AND EVER!
Beamer

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« Reply #81 on: 02-24-2014 02:05 »

We got a 4-week-long break between episode 3 and 4 too, that's the only reason I'm concerned.

Break between episode 3 and 4 = The standard break that occurs around Christmas/New Years period on tv.

Current break = The standard break that occurs during the Olympics on tv.

Plus, given that there are only 11 episodes this season, I definitely don't have a problem with them being spread out a little. The sooner they air, the longer a wait for season 2. smile
SolidSnake

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« Reply #82 on: 03-11-2014 04:07 »

The latest episode was Fan-Freaking-Tastic. Laughed quite a bit, easily one of the best. Hell, it's a good competitor to the last ep.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #83 on: 03-11-2014 09:24 »

That was a fun episode, I think I enjoyed Rick and Summer's plot more than Morty's. big grin
Roy Bluth

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« Reply #84 on: 03-11-2014 13:25 »

I didn't care for this episode that much. Aside from the beginning stuff with the sex robot, which was awesome.

This is probably the weakest episode for me.
Destroyer334545

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« Reply #85 on: 03-11-2014 13:52 »

my grandson wants the sex robot...
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #86 on: 03-11-2014 18:46 »

Not one of the shows better episodes, but still pretty great. Really enjoyed Summer and Ricks plot and Mortys with the alien baby was pretty good too, especially Mortys parenting advice and the ending with the alien as a writer.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #87 on: 03-11-2014 19:31 »

the ending with the alien as a writer.

Maurice LaMarche, yet again. big grin
Roy Bluth

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« Reply #88 on: 03-11-2014 19:32 »

the ending with the alien as a writer.

Maurice LaMarche, yet again. big grin

That was a pretty great tag at the end of the episode.
Beamer

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« Reply #89 on: 03-12-2014 05:04 »

I thought this was the weakest episode yet (which speaks wonders about the quality of this show, seeing as it still gave me quite a few laughs). The plot didn't really do anything for me, and a lot of the gender comedy seemed a little tired. I'm also REALLY beginning to hate Rick breaking the fourth wall for no reason. I didn't mind it the first time, but I really, really hope it doesn't become a running thing, as this episode suggests it might. no no
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #90 on: 03-12-2014 14:47 »

I must mostly agree with Beamer. I didn't like it much, but parenting theme was nice and reminded me of other episode that I don't quite remember. Gender theme wasn't too bad.

That catchphrase, though...
Roy Bluth

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« Reply #91 on: 03-12-2014 16:06 »





JoshTheater

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« Reply #92 on: 03-12-2014 16:08 »

I liked the catchphrase joke, although they might have used it one too many times. I also didn't mind him breaking the fourth wall at the end either, but they have likely reached the limit on those now.

I agree that this wasn't one of the stronger episodes, but I still liked it a lot.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #93 on: 03-12-2014 19:56 »

I guess it's just parodying with breaking the fourth wall endings, but it won't be funny anymore if they'll continue doing them (as little as those two were bearable).

Another thing, which I haven't mentioned yet, is opening theme. I like it very much and it sounds like it would be from some older series.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #94 on: 03-12-2014 21:34 »

Another thing, which I haven't mentioned yet, is opening theme. I like it very much and it sounds like it would be from some older series.

I agree it sounds like the opening theme from a show from around 2003 or something, which I love. It always gets stuck in my head for a few days every time I hear it. big grin
SolidSnake

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« Reply #95 on: 03-13-2014 05:07 »

Huh. I'm surprised people view it as one of the weakest. I thought it was alot better than Meeseeks and Anatomy Park.
Roy Bluth

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« Reply #96 on: 03-14-2014 21:46 »
« Last Edit on: 03-15-2014 03:27 »

So apparently they premiered this Monday's episode of Rick and Morty early on Instagram in 15 second increments. It's been quite the spectacle on Twitter and other social sites, getting some notice.

I chose not to watch it that way, I'll just wait until Monday. But the little response I saw from people who did watch it has been positive so far.

Here it is if anyone's interested:

http://instagram.com/rickandmorty#

Godspeed.

Huh. I'm surprised people view it as one of the weakest. I thought it was alot better than Meeseeks and Anatomy Park.

I personally loved those episodes. With the Meeseeks episode, it was mostly the Meeseeks portion itself that I liked most, but it was still really good.


EDIT: Someone took the Instagram videos and pieced them together and posted it on YouTube. I haven't watched yet, so not sure how seamless it is.



EDIT 2: Okay, that was pretty fucking funny. I can't wait to watch it again on Monday.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #97 on: 03-15-2014 07:30 »

You're still gonna watch it when it airs, with commercials and all, when you could just watch it on YouTube again? Why? Do you have a Nielsen box?
SolidSnake

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« Reply #98 on: 03-15-2014 16:33 »

I just watched most of it, and thought it was just okay. I liked the subplot, but the TV stuff was pretty dumb. It heavily reminded me of the SNL Commercial Parodies. Just, Rick and Morty version.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #99 on: 03-15-2014 18:10 »
« Last Edit on: 03-15-2014 18:11 »

I've always wondered what would be episode just filled with TV parodies/shows in the show? It was funny, but the other plot and how it was done was very good. Even though it was just them watching TV, it was great. I especially liked that reference to earlier episode.
Roy Bluth

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« Reply #100 on: 03-15-2014 21:00 »

You're still gonna watch it when it airs, with commercials and all, when you could just watch it on YouTube again? Why? Do you have a Nielsen box?

You judging me, bro?

I have a DVR box. Not sure if that's counted yet, or even if it can be counted.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #101 on: 03-16-2014 10:45 »

Not judging at all, just honestly curious. If you're DVRing it you can skip commercials, so that answers my question. And no, I'm pretty sure DVRs don't affect ratings at all.
Beamer

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« Reply #102 on: 03-16-2014 13:00 »

I'm pretty sure the Nielsens actually do incorporate DVDr recordings into their measurements nowadays, actually. I remember hearing about 5-6 years back that they were working on it.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #103 on: 03-16-2014 13:28 »

That was a good episode, I liked that they made a call-back to the ending of "Rick Potion #9", plus the reference to "Raising Gazorpazorp" was nice too. smile

A lot of the TV shows seemed very improvised by the voice actors/writers, but I think that's the point Rick and Morty were trying to make ("Huh, seems like TV from other dimensions has a somewhat looser feel to it." & "Yeah, it's got an almost improvisational tone.").
Roy Bluth

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« Reply #104 on: 03-16-2014 17:52 »

Not judging at all, just honestly curious. If you're DVRing it you can skip commercials, so that answers my question. And no, I'm pretty sure DVRs don't affect ratings at all.

Just messing with you about that judging stuff.  wink

I don't really mind commercials that much, and if Beamer's correct, then I'll happily do my part and watch it live.

WWW DOT RICKANDMORTY DOT COM A HUNDRED TIMES FOREVER RICK AND MORTY *burp* SOMETHING SOMETHING RICK AND MORTY *burrrrrrrrrp* FOREVER AND EVER!
Beamer

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« Reply #105 on: 03-17-2014 01:51 »

I don't really mind commercials that much, and if Beamer's correct, then I'll happily do my part and watch it live.

Pretty sure they still only count if you're a Nielsen household, but who knows.

Arguably, unless you're one of the few people who meets this criteria, then the best way to support this show is via official online streaming, purchasing merchandise and buying the DVDs when they come out.

Though it seems to be doing quite well by [adult swim] standards, especially given that it's already been renewed.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #106 on: 03-17-2014 21:04 »

Info about what's still to come in season 1 and what's coming up in season 2:

'Rick and Morty': Morty standing up to Rick could be 'a bad thing'
JoshTheater

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« Reply #107 on: 03-18-2014 18:32 »

I thought the newest episode was one of the best so far. I laughed so hard at all of the TV stuff, even though it was ludicrously stupid and improvised. You could tell they were having a lot of fun recording it, I liked that they left some of the laughing in. And I was really surprised by what they did with the serious storylines at the end. Lots of disparate elements that they made work really well together somehow, especially with the references to previous episodes. Man this show is good.
Beamer

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« Reply #108 on: 03-19-2014 02:05 »

The new episode was ridiculously funny, despite its lack of a plot, and the fact that Justin Roiland's voice is growing increasingly obvious and easy to pick out. Ants in My Eyes Johnson and the dead cat lady had me on the floor in laughter.
Jezzem

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« Reply #109 on: 03-20-2014 06:08 »

Yeah, I wasn't sure how good that episode was going to be at first but it actually ended up being one of the best so far. I loved all of the callbacks (Gazorpazorpfield was probably the thing I laughed at the most and the callback to the ending of Rick Potion #9 was completely unexpected) and I liked that it ended up having a serious story at the end instead of just being a whole episode of alternate timeline TV.
Arrogant cigar jerk

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« Reply #110 on: 03-23-2014 14:25 »

I tried this show out of curiosity, and kind of liked it. "Rixty Minutes" had some funny TV moments, but plot didn't really kick off until the second half of the episode. This has potential, I might check out some earlier episodes soon.
Beamer

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« Reply #111 on: 03-23-2014 14:37 »
« Last Edit on: 03-23-2014 14:39 »

Rixty Minutes really is an anomaly for the show so far, as least in the sense that it pretty much has no storyline, and is largely improvised (they do keep the script rather lose most of the time, but the show's plotting is generally quite rigorous).

Don't get me wrong, it's a very, very funny episode, but it would definitely not be my choice for introducing the show to a first-time viewer... It'd be a bit like starting a Futurama virgin off with Reincarnation. I'd recommend going back and watching one of the first 3 episodes to truly get a feel for what the show's like. smile
SolidSnake

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« Reply #112 on: 03-25-2014 18:26 »

I kinda liked last nights ep. I liked both plots alot, but was still a bit disappointed that they never intertwined like I thought they would. The only thing that killed this episode for me was the ending. It was so freaking stupid, it was even dumber than the Butterjunk Effects ending. I know some may view this as stupid in a good way, but I thought it was just plain retarded.

Maybe it's just me, I don't know.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #113 on: 03-25-2014 18:56 »

Yeah, the ending took down the episode a bit for me. Maybe it was just the idea of Rick and Summer training for months suddenly to kick the devils ass, or just not finding it that funny. Not that far out for the show to do, just kind of dissapointing (also wished they had more to end on with the Plutonians). The rest of the episode was pretty good though. Really loved Rick fucking with the devil and thought the Pluto plot had some good stuff, though not as much as I hoped. Overall, I enjoyed it, despite being the weakest of the shows run so far. And now to wait 2 weeks for the next episode for some reason.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #114 on: 03-25-2014 19:36 »

Yes, the ending wasn't good at all. Not because it was so random, but because it didn't seem relevant to plot and was just... stupid. I liked there wasn't really a conclusion with Pluto, being commentary of our world, but it wasn't so relevant anyway.

The best part was the robot realising its purpose.

Also, I wonder if season 2 will continue with episode titles of puns about Rick.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #115 on: 03-25-2014 20:44 »
« Last Edit on: 03-25-2014 20:45 »

This show makes Adult Swim seem not pointless anymore.

Beyond Venture Bros. I'm glad AS finally got another show worth watching.

Overall, I enjoyed it, despite being the weakest of the shows run so far.
I totally agree.

The wait is b/c.. once the season one finale airs we go right into the new (final) Boondocks season taking over that spot and time, that next week on 4/21.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #116 on: 03-25-2014 22:25 »

Possibly my favourite episode so far, despite the weak ending. This show just keeps getting better and better. Love it! big grin
Roy Bluth

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« Reply #117 on: 03-26-2014 01:43 »

You guys are crazy. That ending was awesome. Probably my favorite part of the episode

X gon' give it to ya!
Beamer

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« Reply #118 on: 03-26-2014 02:37 »

The ending didn't work for me, either.

I'm also not sure how I feel about the idea of the devil being part of the show's universe. Up until now, it's been so sci-fi oriented... I don't like them stepping into the realm of magic so soon in the show's run.

Buuut, the episode was funny enough for it not to bother me too much, so, there's that.

This show makes Adult Swim seem not pointless anymore.

Beyond Venture Bros. I'm glad AS finally got another show worth watching.

If shows no longer in production are eligible, Moral Orel and Frisky Dingo definitely deserve a mention. I also enjoy most of what Tim & Eric do, though won't even try to make a case for them since it's a love-or-hate thing.
M0le

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« Reply #119 on: 03-26-2014 12:13 »
« Last Edit on: 03-26-2014 13:13 »

The ending didn't work for me, either.

I'm also not sure how I feel about the idea of the devil being part of the show's universe. Up until now, it's been so sci-fi oriented... I don't like them stepping into the realm of magic so soon in the show's run.

Buuut, the episode was funny enough for it not to bother me too much, so, there's that.

I grok you, but that didn't bother me too much,  especially when you consider that all of his nefandous wares were easily countered by Rick's science. From there, you could extrapolate that Lucius' whole deal(-io?) could ultimately fit into an empirically naturalistic (by the standards of fiction) universe. It would just require him to be a fairly deluded individual with no clue whatsoever about how his shit worked. Unless you buy into the idea that his goal in this scenario was to bring Rick and Summer together, in which case I'unno, there's no helping some people. Also, they beat him up. There's that. That's a point into the "ultimately empirically naturalistic universe" basket!

That said, I wouldn't mind if there were an episode in which they were contacted by an entity that claimed to be the Judeo-Christian God, which was summarily debunked, and there wasn't a last minute bit about how the fake God was all a part of the real Judeo-Christian God's ineffable plan. This deservedly-dead show called Futurama once did that. What a crock of shit that was!

edit: also, wub-a-lub-dubbers (wub-a-dub-lubbers?): Dan Harmon interview about Rick et Morty. The Beth and Rick stuff is certainly interesting.
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