Posted on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
After Dan Harmon was canned from Community but before he was re-hired for Community, he went to work on an animated series for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Harmon and Justin Roiland (Fish Hooks, and who also voices Morty) created Rick and Morty, a show about the crazed life of “a sociopathic scientist who drags his unintelligent grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.” All of which sounds, well, pretty great.
The TV premiere is in a few days, but you can watch the first episode online right now.
I like how the first big scene here plays almost as like an animated Drunk History — just a couple people riffing on stuff. But then the opening credits show how whacked this show can get, and it really doesn’t take long for the crazy to start. Looking forward to seeing more.
Rick and Morty premieres Monday, December 2 at 10:30pm on Adult Swim.
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Crash landing on a network near you, Adult Swim announced today the impending invasion of their highly anticipated new series Rick and Morty, from creators and executive producers Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland. The new half-hour animated series about a sociopathic scientist who drags his unintelligent grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe premieres on Monday, December 2nd at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
After missing for nearly 20 years, Rick Sanchez (Justin Roiland) suddenly arrives at his daughter Beth’s (Sarah Chalke) doorstep looking to move in with her and her family. Beth welcomes him with open arms, but her unremarkable husband Jerry (Chris Parnell) isn’t too thrilled about the tearful reunion as Rick’s arrival serves to shake things up quite a bit around the household. Rick converts the garage into his personal laboratory and gets to work on all sorts of dangerous sci-fi gadgets and contraptions. That wouldn’t be so bad if not for the fact that Rick continues to involve his grandchildren Morty (Roiland) and Summer (Spencer Grammer) in his insane adventures. Created and executive produced by Dan Harmon (Community, Channel 101) and Justin Roiland (House of Cosbys), this half-hour, animated comedy series is produced by Starburns Industries.