i'm mr meeseeks look at me rick and morty thread

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i'm mr meeseeks look at me!

Mordy , Monday, 27 January 2014 05:19 (seven years ago) link

i watch each episode multiple times and they only get funnier each time. simulation ep funniest so far but meeseeks is hilarious

Mordy , Monday, 27 January 2014 05:19 (seven years ago) link

this show is the best

Clay, Monday, 27 January 2014 05:43 (seven years ago) link

this show has made me re-identify entirely w/ my name

Mordy , Monday, 27 January 2014 05:52 (seven years ago) link

this show is incredible.

tɹi.ʃɪp (Treeship), Monday, 27 January 2014 06:30 (seven years ago) link

the Mr Meeseeks episode is the first one I've seen that I thought was funny

SHAUN (DJP), Monday, 27 January 2014 13:20 (seven years ago) link

u didn't like the simulation episode? i thought the jerry subplot was hysterical. "yep."

Mordy , Monday, 27 January 2014 16:59 (seven years ago) link

i hate community so i'm surprised i like this show. i wish it was somewhat less southparky/scatological/trollish but there's enough of interest to make it worthwhile

this harmless group of nerds and the women that love them (forksclovetofu), Monday, 27 January 2014 17:00 (seven years ago) link

The pilot left me cold and I haven't really been paying attention to it

SHAUN (DJP), Monday, 27 January 2014 17:01 (seven years ago) link

friend showed me the mr meeseeks episode the other day. it was super funny but did u notice that the characters keep stuttering and going "uhhh"? whats up with that

flopson, Monday, 27 January 2014 17:01 (seven years ago) link

i think the pilot was the weakest ep so far (the m night shmalyalien one was the best) tho i was already really impressed by the art + humor from the beginning

Mordy , Monday, 27 January 2014 17:02 (seven years ago) link

slow down. looking good. my man!

also every single glitch gag was hilarious

Mordy , Monday, 27 January 2014 17:09 (seven years ago) link

Fucking love this show, but yeah, the pilot is easily the weakest episode. The voice actors hadn't really settled in, and their verbal tics were really annoying.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 27 January 2014 17:09 (seven years ago) link

I also kind of can't deal with the slobber/vomit on Rick's chin

SHAUN (DJP), Monday, 27 January 2014 17:10 (seven years ago) link

I really hate the non-Rick and Morty characters, particularly the dad. Are there any episodes where the dad is not in it at all?

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 4 February 2014 18:24 (seven years ago) link

The dad is hilarious in the simulation episode.

Mordy , Tuesday, 4 February 2014 20:58 (seven years ago) link

Watching the pilot, Rick sounds an awful lot like he's based on Dan Harmon's verbal tics and heavy drinking

President Frankenstein (kingfish), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 07:20 (seven years ago) link

i endorse this television

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 07:34 (seven years ago) link

Roiland's original short from 2006 is here: http://vimeo.com/m/49664066

it's pretty bad imo, but the voices are almost all the way there.

Clay, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 07:46 (seven years ago) link

I should mention that video is totally nsfw at all and extremely juvenile

Clay, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 08:49 (seven years ago) link

The guy who does the voices of both Rick and Morty is also Earl of Lemongrab!

Dan I., Sunday, 9 February 2014 05:52 (seven years ago) link


CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Sunday, 9 February 2014 06:10 (seven years ago) link

also House of Cosbys iirc

Simon H., Sunday, 9 February 2014 06:25 (seven years ago) link

HA! of COURSE the guy behind House of Cosbys did this. "Roooooooooo-deeeeeeeeeee! Theeeeeeee-ooooooooooo!"

President Frankenstein (kingfish), Thursday, 13 February 2014 01:08 (seven years ago) link

oh man this show. that meeseeks bit, the way they kept throwing "i'm mr meeseeks! look at me!" in the middle of their speeches, basically anytime a meeseeks was on screen, slayed me. anyone know how any episodes there'll be? also why have so many american tv show taken a break these past two weeks?

Jibe, Friday, 14 February 2014 19:01 (seven years ago) link


an enormous bolus of flatulence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 14 February 2014 19:08 (seven years ago) link

my guess is that the first season will have 10. Moral Orel had 10 in the first season, as did Frankenhole (MO got an expanded second season, Frankenhole just got 10 more). Squidbillies only had 6, and Venture Bros had 13 in the first season.

Mordy , Friday, 14 February 2014 20:13 (seven years ago) link

ah ok thx jvc
mordy, are any of those shows anything like rick & morty? i'm in the mood for smth good. have watched a half ep of venture bros and not really into it tbh.

Jibe, Friday, 14 February 2014 20:15 (seven years ago) link

squidbillies is stupid, but moral orel is alltime classic imho. also try china, il, metalocalypse + frisky dingo (by the guy who does archer now) - none of them are like rick + morty but they're all off-beat stoner friendly cartoons that premiered on adult swim so in that way they're all exactly like rick + morty.

Mordy , Friday, 14 February 2014 20:21 (seven years ago) link

I really should give this another try, the pilot really didn't work for me but I keep hearing it's gotten better.

Venture Bros will always be the ultimate Adult Swim animated thing but the long breaks between seasons drive me nuts.

Simon H., Friday, 14 February 2014 20:35 (seven years ago) link

this probably sounds like an excuse, but venture bros takes patience. i basically hated it at first, but it builds on itself and just keeps getting better as it goes. easily one of the best things adult swim has aired.

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Friday, 14 February 2014 21:06 (seven years ago) link

there's eleven episodes in season one btw, so five still to come.

Clay, Friday, 14 February 2014 21:40 (seven years ago) link

"i really cronenberged up the world today"

Treeship, Saturday, 15 February 2014 02:47 (seven years ago) link

omg mazzy star

Treeship, Saturday, 15 February 2014 02:50 (seven years ago) link

<3 this show

Treeship, Saturday, 15 February 2014 02:50 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, I just caught up with the last two episodes and now I'm a convert.

Simon H., Wednesday, 19 February 2014 00:47 (seven years ago) link

This is Earth Radio. And now, here's...human music:

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 19 February 2014 03:41 (seven years ago) link

Can't get over mr meeseeks

Treeship, Tuesday, 4 March 2014 01:18 (seven years ago) link

this is back for 5 new episodes starting monday btw

Clay, Friday, 7 March 2014 06:38 (seven years ago) link

last episode was every bad thing about harmon's style rolled into one: vapid sentimentality, pointless improvisational teenage blathering heavy on the pop culture references, fourth wall breaking, DEEP MEANING without meaning ("i eat breakfast every morning twenty yards from my rotting corpse")... it's been a mostly good and occasionally very good show until here but man do i hope they hold off on this penny arcade ish in the future

We hugged with no names exchanged (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 20 March 2014 16:04 (seven years ago) link

Oh, I fucking loved this episode. Might be my third favorite, after Meeeseeeks and the alien simulator.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 20 March 2014 16:47 (seven years ago) link

lol i really liked this episode too - not sure i'd put it in my top 3 tho bc cronenberg ep was still better + this seemed more improv/pastiche which is great + hilarious but maybe not quite as masterful as some of the others?

Mordy , Thursday, 20 March 2014 17:19 (seven years ago) link

Is this the one with the sex robot? That one is the first I actually disliked. The Marmaduke writer appearing at the end seemed very "Family Guy" and too many of the jokes relied on tired "battle of the sexes" tropes.

Treeship, Thursday, 20 March 2014 17:23 (seven years ago) link

no, this is the one w/ the tv + alternate reality device. i thought the conclusion was even a little affecting. and the improv commercials + shows were hilarious

Mordy , Thursday, 20 March 2014 17:29 (seven years ago) link

yeah same here, found the ep v entertaining. dunno why but the whole fake doors thing, including r&m's bewilderement at whether it was an ad or a movie or reality tv, really got me.

Jibe, Thursday, 20 March 2014 17:45 (seven years ago) link

I was hoping they'd stick with the spiderweb-pooping teddy bear a little longer.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 20 March 2014 17:45 (seven years ago) link

different strokes i guess? really really disliked this one; "family guy" comparisons felt painfully appropriate.

We hugged with no names exchanged (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 20 March 2014 18:00 (seven years ago) link

definitely too much to absorb in my first viewing. lots of funny gags, though, especially the bechdel test one

sleight return (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 17:05 (one year ago) link

man the bechdel joke one felt very much like chum for its core audience

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 17:11 (one year ago) link

i understand that, but there were plenty of layers of irony in there--it was a shot at critics who think the show doesn't have well-drawn female characters, an in-character joke about a 14-year-old boy's idea about how women communicate with each other, etc.

sleight return (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 17:18 (one year ago) link

for sure, but the show DOESN'T have well-drawn female characters (or any characters really, everybody's a vehicle) and the "is lesbian part of her job description" line in tandem with the suggestion that "hey that DID meet the bechdel test, suck it feminists" all added up to

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 17:22 (one year ago) link

(or any characters really, everybody's a vehicle)

rick is certainly a vehicle for whatever pops into the creators' heads, but come on.

sleight return (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 17:30 (one year ago) link

> season 4 still isn't on UK netflix

second half of season 4 starts on e4 on thursday

koogs, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 18:11 (one year ago) link

VC, beyond the thin veneer of one sentence character (Jerry is a narcissist fuck-up, Summer is the renegade teen who's as smart as she thinks she is), I read ALL the characters as vehicles for whatever pops into the creators' heads! Which is fine, I'm not watching this for dramatic insight, I'm watching it for the yuks. The issue for me is when they get into 'makes u think' social commentary with particular hamhandedness on topics that they not only don't care about but that don't concern them in the slightest. This was one of those.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 18:45 (one year ago) link

best thing about this episode was no jerry, the worst character

wasdnous (abanana), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 19:01 (one year ago) link

Calz they are on channel 4 now

a hoy hoy, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 19:02 (one year ago) link

ffs why am I paying for netflix!

calzino, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 20:00 (one year ago) link

meh still not on My4 player tho

calzino, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 20:09 (one year ago) link

I was in a daft giggly mood this aft and couldn't stop laughing at the ep where he turns himself into a pickle to escape therapy and the vindicators one with the ghost train hero "all aboard!".

― calzino, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 17:34 (three days ago) bookmarkflaglink

The pickle Rick outtakes crack me up, as does them spending time and money animating them


Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Friday, 8 May 2020 11:58 (one year ago) link

hah voice actor totally losing his shit over the whole concept!

calzino, Friday, 8 May 2020 12:33 (one year ago) link

watched one episode of Solar Opposites and i suppose i'll watch the rest in a self-loathing late night blitz but man this is worse than Final Space and Final Space was not good.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 9 May 2020 19:03 (one year ago) link

also jeez did Roiland HAVE to do the lead character with Rick's voice? And personality traits? It's disconcerting.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 9 May 2020 19:04 (one year ago) link

on all4 or whatever it’s called s4 starts with.. episode 6? (and there’s a coronavirus reference!)

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 9 May 2020 22:33 (one year ago) link

"S4" is the extension of the shortened S3

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 9 May 2020 22:35 (one year ago) link

It's the story train one, was on actual TV on Thursday.

koogs, Saturday, 9 May 2020 22:43 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

this show is epic.

Ste, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 14:23 (one year ago) link

I didn't love last week's story, but the finale made up for it.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 16:10 (one year ago) link

Need to watch that one. The vat of acid episode was some dark shit.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 17:32 (one year ago) link

A lot of the past 2-3 years of TV seems like high-concept for the sake of high-concept and that episode was one example imo.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 17:37 (one year ago) link

lol “high concept for its own sake” is the entire usp of this show tbf

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 2 June 2020 17:39 (one year ago) link

Yes but there are usually other things going on that make it fun.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 17:42 (one year ago) link

My mistake, Vat of Acid was good. I was referring to the camping trip episode.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 17:51 (one year ago) link

the second half of this season didn't sit well with me

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 2 June 2020 19:31 (one year ago) link

i haven't actually seen s4 as yet, it's only on Netflix UK in a couple of weeks I believe. I only just watched the first 3 seasons.

Ste, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 10:23 (one year ago) link

the new episodes are on All4 right now

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 10:28 (one year ago) link

the show has a habit of filling harmon's "fun stuff" segment with bland violence.

wasdnous (abanana), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 10:34 (one year ago) link

Has anyone seen Solar Opposites? Because the one (shitty) episode I saw played like a b-story Rick & Morty with none of the stuff that makes R&M good. In case anyone is wondering about Roiland's contributions vs. Harmon. With Solar Opposites in mind, the gross violence in particular I presume is Roiland's contribution.


And indeed, back from a visit to Wikipedia:

At Channel 101, participants submit a short film in the format of a pilot, and a live audience decides which pilots continue as a series. Roiland, then a producer on reality programming, began submitting content to the festival a year after its launch, in 2004. His pilots typically consisted of shock value—"sick and twisted" elements that received a confused reaction from the audience.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 13:17 (one year ago) link

the WACKY SUBVERSIVE CYNICAL world of Roiland is unfortunately getting family guy formulaic imo

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 14:44 (one year ago) link

Yeah it was fresh in the channel 101 days, less so now

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 14:45 (one year ago) link

i enjoyed the solar opposites season but i wouldn't recommend it to ilx

Mordy, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 15:20 (one year ago) link

i'll watch anything with andy daly in it tho tbph i'm even all caught up on bananas for bonanza

Mordy, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 15:21 (one year ago) link

It's def not highbrow enough for ILX.

I'm halfway through the season. The wikipedia says it eventually gets more serialized which is a bummer because I expected a lower stakes outlet for Roiland-style chaos ie House Of Cosbys. Instead it's sci-fi Bob's Burgers with weaker jokes. But otherwise the stories are bizarre and engaging and I'm enjoying it.

billstevejim, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 15:45 (one year ago) link

I found Roiland voicing the lead to be massively distracting, since he plays a scientist who sounds like Rick, right down to the stammer. The first episode I thought had some good jokes in it, but also a lot of not good jokes. So ... totally average.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 15:57 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

Forgive the thread spam, but I wanted to note that this show's 2020 season is nominated in the 2020 ILX TV poll:

ILX's Best Television of 2020 Poll / VOTING AND CAMPAIGNING THREAD / Voting Ends After January 29, 2021

If you like this show and you'd like to see it have a good showing in the poll (running in February) all you need to do is submit a ballot including it and your other favorites (3 minimum, 25 maximum, ranked by your favorite to least favorite) to forksclovetofu at gmail. It'll take five minutes; get to it!

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 21 January 2021 19:40 (six months ago) link

six months pass...

Dunno if anyone has been watching this season, but after a great first episode, the last few have been pretty bad. episode 4 was probably my least favorite episode they've ever done

Vinnie, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 08:03 (one week ago) link

Still some great gags and ideas, but definitely feeling like more of chore this time. I think the unpleasantness of it all is starting to grind me down - kind of feel that now is not the right time for art this deeply cynical.

chap, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 08:17 (one week ago) link

the episode names bear little relation to the contents, and aren't referenced outside the epg. if episode 4 is the cenobite episode then i think i agree.

the decoys episode seemed like a episode-length version of the snake civil-time-war sequence from the previous series and became hard to follow after 5 minutes. i did like the wooden puppets though.

koogs, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 08:22 (one week ago) link

still need to watch the last couple of eps, still love this show, stop watching and shut up if you're not into it

Southgate Serves Imperialism (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 08:22 (one week ago) link

became hard to follow after 5 minutes.

This was part of the joke surely?

I look forward to the fascinating future of this thread, nothing but NV posting unequivocal praise.

chap, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 08:27 (one week ago) link

I remembered this show existed yesterday and caught up to the point of the vat of acid episode which was pretty great tbh, structured kind of like a Stewart Lee shaggy dog story gag

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 08:40 (one week ago) link

Yeah the show's at its best when it's playing with structure.

chap, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 08:42 (one week ago) link

> This was part of the joke surely?

i know, but it's a thin line between writing something clever that loses the viewer and writing something that's nonsense and loses the viewer and if the viewer's lost then how do they know which this is? (and does it matter?)

koogs, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 08:46 (one week ago) link

haven’t watched this week’s, but i thought the first couple eps were top tier, the third was spotty with a few funny moments speckled within way too much wanton violence, and the fourth was just too much

bezos did the dub (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 13:21 (one week ago) link

i loved this week's, didn't mind the cum episode fwiw, even if it was very lowbrow.

the Cenobite ep was pretty hilarious

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 13:31 (one week ago) link

the 4th one seemed… off? I’m not a huge R&M stan but I enjoy it and catch up every now and again. thematically v much in the wheelhouse, but the writing seemed particularly lazy and comic beats seemed forced or something idk. might have been the edible I took. anyway, I’m probably thinking about this way too much

Washington Generals D-League affiliate (will), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 16:23 (one week ago) link

I didn't like the one with Captain Planet, seemed so pat I was waiting for a twist. It's hard to care about characters they've worked so hard to make you dislike or not care about.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 18:15 (one week ago) link

Exactly how I felt about ep 4, will. Most of the jokes fell flat and every element felt like something they'd done better before. I didn't find the most recent episode that funny either but at least it had something new

I did totally love the first episode with the time door and the king of the ocean, instant classic

Vinnie, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 23:19 (one week ago) link

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