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19 Things You Should Definitely Know If You Watch "Rick And Morty"

Warning: If you're a Jerry, this post will be too squanchy for you.

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1. Rick and Morty are inspired by the characters Doc and Marty McFly.

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2. In fact, Justin Roiland, co-creator of the series, made a very crass parody of Back to the Future years ago called Doc and Mharti.

In the dark world of Roiland, Mharti has to perform oral sex at Doc's slightest provocation.
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In the dark world of Roiland, Mharti has to perform oral sex at Doc's slightest provocation.

3. Dan Harmon, the other creator of the animated series, is responsible for Community.

One of the most innovative sitcoms in television history. The series focuses on a group of misfit characters who, for various reasons, end up studying together in the same college. The show was canceled and renewed over and over until Yahoo bought the rights to the show for its final season.
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One of the most innovative sitcoms in television history. The series focuses on a group of misfit characters who, for various reasons, end up studying together in the same college. The show was canceled and renewed over and over until Yahoo bought the rights to the show for its final season.

4. In several episodes of the series, Harmon flirted with the notion of ~dimensions~.

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The most notable one was “Remedial Chaos Theory,” in which a perfectly normal situation, like a group of friends waiting for a delivery pizza to arrive, becomes a carousel of opportunities, from the darkest to the most irrational ones. All this with “Roxanne” by The Police playing in the background.

5. In fact, Community is parodied in the second season episode “Unity.”

It's the show that Unity gives to Rick. <3
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It's the show that Unity gives to Rick. <3

6. In one of their first interviews about the show, Dan Harmon referred to Rick and Morty as a mix between The Simpsons and Futurama — real life meets science fiction.

That&#x27;s not the only similarity. Rick and Morty also makes movie and pop culture references similar to the style of Groening. From The Purge and Total Recall to the plot of Bedazzled (but much more entertaining).
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That's not the only similarity. Rick and Morty also makes movie and pop culture references similar to the style of Groening. From The Purge and Total Recall to the plot of Bedazzled (but much more entertaining).

7. There's the couch gag reinterpreted by Rick and Morty.

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And it also includes a reference to Futurama!

That Slurm machine isn&#x27;t there for nothing.
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That Slurm machine isn't there for nothing.

8. And of course, one of the biggest influences on the show is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

9. The show is also a pretext to include a good dose of existentialism in the comedy world.

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10. All the voices from the first episode of Interdimensional Cable ("Rixty Minutes") were improvised.

They were done by Justin Roiland, who also had the task of doing the voices of Rick and Morty at the same time.
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They were done by Justin Roiland, who also had the task of doing the voices of Rick and Morty at the same time.

11. You can download the stupid balloon game that Jerry is obsessed with.

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It's called Jerry's Game and it's available in the App Store.

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12. Speaking of games, there's a version of Pokémon that exists with Mortys.

It&#x27;s called Pocket Mortys and is also available for free in the App Store.
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It's called Pocket Mortys and is also available for free in the App Store.

13. And also a Mr. Meeseeks' Box O' Fun.

A little gem from this franchise...
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A little gem from this franchise...

14. There's a huge resemblance between the theme songs of Rick and Morty and Dr. Who.

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15. In order to do Rick's burps, Justin Roiland drinks water.

(And sometimes beer.)Watch all of Rick&#x27;s burps in this amazing video.
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(And sometimes beer.)

Watch all of Rick's burps in this amazing video.

16. Rick NEVER uses a seatbelt.

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17. If you haven't had enough, there's a comic book series with more adventures featuring the pair.

It&#x27;s impossible to read them without hearing their voices.
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It's impossible to read them without hearing their voices.

18. The show's creators are obsessed with continuity.

You can see this various times, like when Rick throws the memory parasites in the trash, or for example, the end of the first season. The house is transported to another dimension, which causes a crack in the ground. You can see this crack in the episodes in the second season.
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You can see this various times, like when Rick throws the memory parasites in the trash, or for example, the end of the first season. The house is transported to another dimension, which causes a crack in the ground. You can see this crack in the episodes in the second season.

19. The third season is on its way, and will be longer than the rest, with 14 episodes.

This post was translated from Spanish.

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