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Watch My Show: Rick and Morty’s Dan Harmon Answers Our Showrunner Survey
On 03, Mar 2014 | In Press & News | By SBI
Rick and Morty is Adult Swim’s stab at making a narrative-driven, grown-up cartoon — if that grown up was a raging, eccentric alcoholic. From the minds ofCommunity creator Dan Harmon and actor/writerJustin Roiland, Rick and Morty follows the relationship between scientist Rick — who also happens to be a drunk sociopath — and his hapless grandson Morty, who are sent on hair-raising journeys through space and time (Roiland voices both characters while Chris Parnell and Sarah Chalke play Morty’s parents). Harmon, who just scored a second-season, explains why we should give Rick and Morty a shot.
TV Guide Magazine: I have time to watch one more show. Why should it be yours?
Dan Harmon: Because really good stuff tends to be made by people that have long since stopped caring what you think.
TV Guide Magazine: Who should be watching?
Harmon: The 15-year-old boy from 1987 that lives in all of us.
TV Guide Magazine: What happens if we don’t watch your show?
Harmon: You end up hearing from five of your friends that it’s good over the next three years and start watching later.
TV Guide Magazine: Give us an equation for Rick and Morty.
Harmon: Doctor Who divided by Parenthood plus Willy Wonka times alcoholism.
TV Guide Magazine: What’s the best thing anyone has said or written about your show?
Harmon: Someone just called it “the Breaking Bad of cartoons” on Reddit.
TV Guide Magazine: What’s the worst thing?
Harmon: I think I once called it my “retirement plan.”
TV Guide Magazine: Who was right?
Harmon: Both. It’s the Breaking Bad of cartoons and it’s my retirement plan.
TV Guide Magazine: What’s an alternate title for your show?
TV Guide Magazine: What credit of yours would you prefer we forget?
Harmon: My only truly shameful work has been uncredited.