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Anonymous 05/13/2020 (Wed) 14:10:14 No. 831
The most poetic thing I've come to notice about this show is Rick's efforts to dismiss the existence of God. He has time and time again tried to proclaim his place as God by emulating what he thinks God is, and continually denounces religion in the face of his own Hubris, the kicker being that he prays to God the moment he's powerless. It suggests to me that he is always going on Atheistic tangents and trying to cement his place as a God among mortals in an effort to win his God's acknowledgement, because his own hubris veils his eyes from seeing the truth about himself. The Ricks Must Be Crazy indicates this with his spite for his universe's creator despite the fact that he was the creator of his battery Universe and the tiny verse's within it. A Rickle in Time indicates it's a facade with his prayers when he thought he was going to die, and his subsequent response after he fixed his collar.Something Ricked This Way Comes validates religion in a sense with the existence of the Devil, though it gets overlooked in later seasons most likely due to continuity errors. Whether intentional or not on Harmon's Part, it makes this show more Christian than it does Nihilist or Atheist in retrospect. Another observation is that without Jerry is far more competent than he's made out to be in the show. Without Rick, Jerry becomes more competent and becomes less dependent on Rick and Beth when he is forced to step up to the plate. With Rick Potion #9, the moment Rick was no longer in the picture, Jerry stepped up and saved Beth despite being willing to commit suicide if he found Beth cheating moments earlier. Despite earlier seasons portraying Jerry as stupid based on his irrational responses, his peeing on the floor schtick in Lawnmower Dog could be seen as a smart move considering snowball and the other dogs didn't act aggressively and dismissed him as a legitimate threat as a result, not to mention the implication of castration Jerry shrugged off as a haircut. Jerry is most likely not a genius, but his antics whether deliberate or not allow him to contest with Rick and Beth married him for a reason despite being the daughter of the Genius. Big Trouble in Little Sanchez speaks for itself. The general idea is that Rick is hailed as a God and Jerry is hailed as retarded, though the show demonstrates the opposite depending on how you look at it. Anyone else notice anything interesting about this show, intentional or unintentional?
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>>831 in the latest season they made fun of feminism (probably ironically) & tried to show Christianity in a positive light in the episode Never Ricking Morty because the writers want the audience to know that they are cool/edgy, they do not care about PC culture & progressives and are willing to offend people, as normalfags have realized they went too PC in the previous seasons and might have complained about it.In the latest episode Promortyus which is about not having children Rick says something about biological truth about having children or going extinct and they make fun of fags adopting children but you know that they are being ironic and the writers actually do not believe in that message as they go back to being PC/progressive right after being edgy.They just want to be seen as edgy and cool without offending anyone it is still a nihilist, progressive,PC show it always was
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>>831 Its just a dumb show for drunk pot smoking boomers and redditors. There's nothing deep about it.
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>>831 I don't really get people's opinions on Rick and Morty. Neither the fans (it's really not that deep) nor the haters (it's nowhere near as bad as people claim, but we can all agree that the fandom is cringe as fuck). Outside of maybe the third season (which objectively sucked for pandering too much) most of the episodes end up showing that Nihilism isn't really the answer as Rick ends just even more depressed than he was originally. The humor though took a nosedive after the first season, something about trying to subvert expectations too much all the time and too much gore and violence and sex as the punchline. Last season (5) was actually really cool compared to what they put up beforehand. A bunch of jokes actually made me laugh instead of feel apathetic, they even make fun of the Bechdel test. It's just a shitpost show whose fanbase clearly thinks too highly of themselves to appreciate the dumb parts.
Is this a copypasta? >05/13/2020 Also this is old.
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>>25730 >Shitpost as a network show That's the thing Smiling Friends could do what half Adult_Swim couldn't for hiring pretentious dipshits, I just hope Zach doesn't go full on sellout, his humor has been downgrading when he became friends with Roiland.
>>25739 Is that motherfucking doug walker lmao Also yeah Smiling Friends has some fun shit in it too, shame it's so short
>>25730 It really isn't that bad. But with as with everything, it has an awful fanbase or an cancerous part of fanbase. Only a few of the trash ones and that's like one has a good part of fanbase. The last episode of the 5th season was alright, but there are some awful or meh episodes. It's just an mediocre show, which makes it better then majority if shows out there.
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>>25757 >Catering to redditors so you don't have to.
>>833 >oh look an insightful comment born out of genuine non ironic passion for something, time to do the zoomer thing where you undermine it, label it schizophrenia, tell the person to have sex and touch grass and say they're cringe faggot
The worst of the show is that the characters no longer react to the crazy shit happening and become nihilists too. It's just so fucking boring. Nothing matters just like capeshit, why should I watch?
>>831 They certainly took notes from The Simpsons and just reset everything, also the free commercials that would make any redditor cream his pants. Second season ran out of ideas and they had to cannibalize Venture Bros since then.
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>>831 >Anyone else notice anything interesting about this show, intentional or unintentional? The show is funny, it manages to be serious, it is never dramatic. The entire show's tone is steeped in nihilism, and despite other people's objections, is legitimately funny. They play this tone incredibly well, and it's been consistently good to alright. A pattern I have noticed though is that any episode played as if anything matters fails. Any time Rick is suffering over multiple episodes, any time I am supposed to empathize with him, or anyone else for that matter, I feel nothing at all. You can't beat me over the head that "oh I am so separated from anything mattering, I am so nihilistic and edgy look at me, I'm going to poke fun at my own tropes" then present his suffering like I'm supposed to give a single fuck. They can deliver a sense of danger or tension just fine. Nihilism doesn't prevent the show from showing things being dangerous. It does prevent me from being at all engaged in the emotional struggles of anyone involved in a meaningful ways. I can watch a Simpson's episode, or hell, even a Family Guy episode, and feel empathy. Not often (especially these days), but it can still happen. No part of Rick and Morty ever, EVER, hits this part of the narrative at all, because it can't behind it's nihilistic frame. It's legitimately funny, there are legitimately interesting concepts, it can never, ever, make me give a single fuck about the characters. Because again, as the show repeatedly, and blatantly tells me, nothing matters.
Not only do they encounter the devil, but Rick and Morty also witness a creature's bad afterlife be demonstrated to be real when you fail to kill him honorably. It's clear there is paranormal behavior at play in the universe, and this actually undermines the theme about being alone in the universe and notions of human vulnerability and finiteness. At the end of the day, it's a comedy show.
>>28567 It's supposed to be a comedy show but keeps trying to be a serious gritty drama at the same time. It can't do both. It doesn't have the talent to do it.
Nice blog post. Also, Abrahamic God can, and should, go back.
>>28564 You are retarded >>28570 Dan Harmon is to blame for the serious moments because he's a depressed fuck. Justin Roiland is to blame for the shit comedy and he's a pussy when it comes to the middle east.
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>>28582 >Dan Harmon is to blame for the serious moments because he's a depressed fuck. You would be, too, if you were a closeted pedophile.
>>28595 Check this retardness: https://archive.is/fEz2L >The wacky adventures of a little dyke with daddy issues >Strong independent cunt of a mother who spread her asscheeks to the devil >Funny dad who steals the show <Lazy artstyle <All in a never seen before dysfunctional family >Even the trailer song's is literally "yas queen slay"
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>>28618 >At the heart of the story of the series is a custody battle between Satan and Chrissy’s mother over their daughter. This mix of unhealthy family dynamics... The plot seems a little familiar.
>>28595 He did hump that babydoll.
>>28686 Oh yes he did. But I'm sure it wasn't him living out his fantasies on film or anything. I'm sure Dan Schneider would vouch for him.
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>>28693 He's such a faggot. I really liked Community back in the day, but his retarded Trump rant about how everyone should make sure no one thinks they're a nazi was just beyond the pale, even for the most retarded of SJWs. I enjoy Roiland's Solar Opposites far more than Rick and Morty, most likely because Harmon isn't there making stupid suggestions. >"What...bear with me here, but... what if Rick..." >"What about him?" >"What if he... turned himself into a... pickle?" >"Uh, I guess?" >"Hey, remember the Mulan dipping sauce? Can we work that in there, somewhere, this season?" >"I fucking hate you and I'm taking the deal at Hulu."
>>28693 >The first two pics Lol
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>>28698 Pickle shit wasn't written by him but was indirectly his fault. Season 2 Roiland and Harmon decided to have an all female writing team outside like 3 episodes SO BRAVE, Pickle Rick is written by some Californian Asian problem glasses that self inserts as the fucking psychiatrist. You have Jessica Gao to thank for Pickle Rick, who is the same writer that created She Hulk and is it's head writer as well.
>>28730 >Season 2 Roiland and Harmon decided to have an all female writing team outside like 3 episodes I remember dreading that season 2 would be so fucking woke, it would cause me to menstruate. There were plenty of fucking stupid bits, but it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Gao may have pushed her luck with having Shulkie twerk. Not only is it disgusting in the first place to non-negronic men, the modellers and animators made her look like an NFL linebacker... probably deliberately, given how badly Marvel has managed to piss off all the local studios with their prima donna bullshit.
>>28730 >but was indirectly his fault. He let it go through. It's fully his fault. He probably congratulated Ms. Nipchong for her hilarious story. The point of being in charge is to look at something and say "Yikes" and force a rewrite. Did you know there was a BOARDGAME for that episode? My local gamestore kept marking it down but they couldn't give it away.
>>28698 Pickle Rick is actually funny, it's just not amazing.
>>28770 It was never funny. There's no joke.
>>28771 See what you will I guess.
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>>28771 >It was never funny. There's no joke. The joke wasn't that Rick was a pickle. The joke was that Rick thought he could get out of family therapy if he turned himself into a pickle temporarily, using the timed antidote injection that was set to go off 10 minutes after everyone had left. Except Beth, for all her bad life decisions, IS Rick's daughter and is no slouch in the IQ department, so she quickly disabled the mechanism and left him to soak in his own brine. The joke is that Rick, for all his intellect, doesn't get how people work (like Stewie from Family Guy) and was not prepared for Beth to sabotage his sabotage. The rest is just Rick fucking around and an excuse to get Danny Trejo in for a guest spot because Harmon probably was hoping to roofie him at the Crafts Services table and suck his wizened Mexican dick.
>>28783 That's not a joke. That's a set up to "haha Rick's terrible". Which still isn't a joke.
>>28771 It was funny when it was a teaser. They dropped that clip during the S2 hiatus; everybody expected something more elaborated or complex, but instead they got Rick turned into a pickle and yelling. That was back when the "subvert expectations" part of the show wasn't overused or at least not as overused as later seasons and back when Internet wasn't as retarded about this show as it was back when S3 and the McDonald's situation happened; so when they dropped something dull and apparently intrascendental it was a bit funny. Later they overused that joke ignoring all the context and dumped merch ad nauseam. >>28783 The joke is that action sequences or something like that was expected as a sneak peak but instead they got something dull like a pickle. Good lord, I can't believe all this happened in 2016, that was six years ago.
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>>28788 I never said it was a GOOD joke.
So anyone watch the new one? Portals don't work anymore. I expect that to last maybe 2 episodes before they say fuck it and return to status quo
>>28820 Did the pulse reset fix the fluid? Couldn't tell after all was said and done. Episode seemed surprisingly short, with the meta critiques and light exposition just filling time.
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>>28620 Harmon ripped off VBros, so it's no surprise he's done it again. >>28693 The only fun he has ever done, was unintentionally roast a co-host in an interview, all what he said is that he's not a Disney freak who was abandoned at a park by his divorced parents, the girl bursted into tears while the editor and cameraman were laughing their asses off. Of course the main host like a good hipster he had to change the subjects quickly, later revealed that he was willing to btfo him if he wasn't cooperating in the next interview (with Johnny Knoxville) >>28698 >Community They didn't know what they had until Chevy Chase left, also he had something going on during their VH1 era but he had to double down on toilet humor. His take on the Cat in the Hat was a better tribute to Seuss than Mike Myers'.
>>28825 >Did the pulse reset fix the fluid? Rick fucked it up and reset all the dimensional travelers to their default reality. He or Morty made mention towards the end that they'd have to rely on the special effects-heavy traveling between dimensions in his new slick garbage car. I enjoyed current-Jerry telling his family to go fuck themselves. I've never enjoyed the episodes where Jerry was treated like absolute shit. Comic relief is one thing, but being made to crawl in the shit like a worm is another thing altogether, and probably came from the "all-female writers room." And Pluto IS a fucking planet, and Degrasswipe should kill himself and spare us his smug fucking face.
>>28830 >The only fun he has ever done, was unintentionally roast a co-host in an interview Do you have a link or at least the name of the show? >They didn't know what they had until Chevy Chase left Chevy is notorious for being a pain in the ass to work with, but the impression I always got was that it was at least as much Harmon's fault as his.
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So, any thoughts on last night? I thought Dinklage did a good job voice-acting. I miss liking him, but watching him drag the ladder up with him, leaving other dwarf actors stuck, pissed me off pretty hard.
>>29032 Dinklage voice acting is always going to bring people posting "That Wizard came from the moon.", but he does good work.
>>29043 Hes unironically a good voice actor, has a pretty great voice wich is surprising for his size.
Well i really didnt understand the point of chapter 3 other than clone incest/MFF threesome fapbait.
>>29139 There is no point. Only lazy edgy comedy.
>>29142 At this point id just take a full season of interdimentional cable tv.
>>29143 Might as well. The improv sucks but at least it's more creative than the actual show.
>>29144 I get some giggles out of it.
Does anyone even care about this show?
>>29144 Justin Roiland's whole fucking shtick is improv and he's run that into the ground. >>29139 R&M threw out entire plot to be "clever" by season 2.
>>29157 No. I've seen Back to the Future I, II, and III to many times to endure a surreal parody show.
>>29201 Didn't take long. It wasn't good improv to begin with.
>>28783 >it's meant to show that rick is so smart he can turn himself into a pickle but isn't prepared for his daughter to undo his ability to unfuck himself Dude, he's never had a reason to skip out on family matters before, he just gets into his space car and fucks off to do his own thing. Putting himself in a position where he has a loss of physical control of the situation just means that the smarter thing to do is for him to pretend like he locked himself in his sub-garage lab or the garbage car, both of which gives him complete control over what he's doing. In his pickle form, I don't see why they couldn't have forced him to come along, since he basically just ends up being there at the end of the episode. The episode is poorly thought out and shitty
>>29157 I don't ironically ben 10 ultimate alien predated alternate dimension shit a year prior, in the same company.
The latest chapter actually wasnt that bad.

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