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27

Nov
2013

In Press & News

By SBI

Watch Dan Harmon’s Rick And Morty: First Episode Debuts Online Ahead Of Adult Swim Premiere

On 27, Nov 2013 | In Press & News | By SBI

Dan Harmon fans may have to wait until January for the new season of Community, but the series creator’s Adult Swim animated comedy Rick and Morty is headed to the small screen in less than a week. Rick and Morty is scheduled to premiere on Adult Swim on Monday, December 2, however Adult Swim has been gracious enough to drop the full first episode of the series online. Check it out above to see what kind of whacky adventures Harmon’s animated characters get up to.

Based on the first episode, Rick and Morty almost looks like Doctor Who andAdventure Time collided and then got cranked through Adult Swim’s machine to add a bit of PG-13 humor. The Adventure Time connection may not be so far off the mark either, when we factor in voice-actor Justin Roiland’s involvement in co-creating this series alongside Harmon. From what THR posted, it sounds like Roiland hopes this series will be like “The Simpsons of Adult Swim.” It’s a lofty endeavor, especially assuming he’s referring to the Fox series’ devoted fan base and longevity, but there may be other connections, as it looks like there’s certainly a family element worked into this new series, which centers primarily on mad scientist Rick (Justin Roiland) and his grandson Morty (also voiced by Roiland).

You may have recognized some of the other voices in the episode. Chris Parnell voices Jeff, Morty’s father. While Sarah Chalke voices Morty’s mother Beth. Meanwhile, Spencer Grammer (Greek, daughter to Kelsey) voices Morty’s older sister Summer.

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