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Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 3:05PM EDT
Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd would like to lend his voice to Rick and Morty
"I've seen a few episodes and I gotta tell you, I think it's a lot of fun," Lloyd said in an interview with the Phoenix New Times. "I know it's some kind of parody of Doc and Marty." The origins of Rick and Morty do indeed trace back to a short film by series co-creator Justin Roiland that spoofed Lloyd's Doc Brown character and Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly.
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
Jeopardy! writer was allowed to devote a category to Rick and Morty
Staff writer Mark Gaberman was able to get his Rick and Morty category even though the head writer has never seen the Adult Swim hit.
Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 3:57AM EDT
Adult Swim is editing stock footage into short films
Watch the unintentional humor of stitching stock footage together.
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Rick and Morty perfume!?
Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon weigh in on the best, weirdest and rejected Rick and Morty merchandise. "They were talking about perfume, and I was just like,'What? What the f*ck is that gonna be?”"
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 12:35PM EDT
Rick and Morty is back to work, and co-creator Justin Roiland promises no more big gaps between seasons
“We‘re super excited that, for the first time ever, we’re locked in, we know what the future is, we have job security,” Roiland said of Adult Swim's recent 70-episode renewal. He added that co-creator Dan Harmon "is in great spirits, we have a great writer’s room. We want the episodes to stay good, but we do also want to try to turn them around a little quicker now that we have this big order, I think it gives us the ability to be faster. We’re not going to do these long breaks, these chasms in between seasons anymore. We’re going to schedule vacation time and just keep the machine going. It’s going to be really cool.”
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Justin Roiland wrote a custom Rick and Morty song for Kanye West's 41st birthday
Kim Kardashian tweeted the song for her husband's birthday today. Last month, Kanye West reacted to the Rick and Morty renewal news by tweeting: "This is the greatest news...This is my favorite show...I’ve seen every episode at least 5 times each." ALSO: Check out Rick and Morty portal bookends.
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 10:48PM EDT
Why did Elon Musk wear a Rick and Morty shirt to a Tesla shareholders meeting?
The billionaire mogul, who has expressed his fandom for the Adult Swim series before, apparently tried to show how big a fan he was on Tuesday by wearing a shirt depicting the "Butter Robot," a minor character that appeared only once in a Season 1 episode.
Posted Thursday 5/31/18 at 1:46PM EDT
Rick and Morty creators held out until Adult Swim gave them "many, many, many more seasons"
In a GQ profile of co-creator Dan Harmon, he and fellow co-creator Justin Roiland explain why the renewal took so long. Roiland said they held out for up to seven seasons' worth of episodes for their own state of mind -- so that Harmon “doesn't have to take 12 other jobs while we're working on season four." That way, Harmon could give the show the attention it deserves. ALSO: Roiland says Harmon and Rick are starting to merge in his mind.
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 10:33AM EDT
Rick and Morty co-creator is making good on a Season 2 joke by selling a special edition Legend of Zelda game for $1,000.
Will Justin Roiland's plan become the next Szechuan Sauce?
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
What Rick and Morty's DVD commentaries reveal about Season 3
Blu-ray/DVD commentaries reveal that "Pickle Rick" was inspired by Ratatouille, Breaking Bad inspired two Season 3 episodes and co-creator Dan Harmon worried about the show's continuity based on his Community experience.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law is coming back to Adult Swim for an animated special
Stephen Colbert and Gary Cole will reprise their voice roles this fall in Harvey Birdman, Attorney General.
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 12:41AM EDT
Why Rick and Morty's 70-episode renewal is a bad idea
The Adult Swim series could go on for as long as 10 seasons. But how many shows are still good in Season 10?
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Rick and Morty's Blu-ray release offers commentary from Courtney Love with Marilyn Manson
The pair discuss "sexual shenanigans" multiple times, according to Beckett Mufson, who adds: "It’s old pals Courtney and Marilyn who truly shine in a surreal, free-flowing, NC-17 rated convo that, at times, sounds as though the two forgot they were being recorded. It’s a racy, madcap, and ultimately thrilling romp through their psyches." ALSO: Kanye West is psyched for the Rick and Morty renewal news, calling it "my favorite show .... I've seen episode at least 5 times each."
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 1:22PM EDT
Adult Swim gives Rick and Morty a massive 70-episode renewal
The 70-episode pickup is more than double the 31 episodes Rick and Morty has produced in three seasons. The renewal is part of a long-term overall deal with creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland. "Rick and Morty is truly what a modern day hit looks like across multiple screens and multiple touchpoints,” says Cartoon Network president Christina Miller. The 70-episode order will bring Rick and Morty to 101 episodes, one past the magic number for syndication. According to The Hollywood Reporter, " Rick and Morty renewal was given, but the extent of this new pact is quite unexpected. Should Roiland and Harmon maintain anything close to their current production schedule, this will keep the show on the air for as long as another decade." ALSO: The question now is, when will Rick and Morty return?
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 1:23PM EDT
Adult Swim orders Three Busy Debras comedy pilot from Amy Poehler
The comedy trio of Mitra Jouhari, Sandy Honig, and Alyssa Stonoha, known as "Three Busy Debras," will star in the "absurdist half-hour comedy that follows three disturbed housewives and their fellow residents of an affluent Connecticut suburb that exists outside of reality as we know it."