Weird dumb question from a dummy who is dumb....does anyone know the voice actor of Rick-Morty (I have heard they are one and the same, is that true?) preps himself for doing Rick's voice by drinking beer or soda or something beforehand? I mean, jeez, I know people who talk just like Rick in reality to a degree, and it's pretty damn convincing.
That's Justin Roiland who co-created the show and yes, he does both voices. He also does Lemongrab from Adventure Time. I doubt he drinks beer before he does his lines though, haha. Thats what I also love about the show, the dialogue and how the characters talk seem real, it's great and hilarious.
I have no life and I watched a bit of the original inspiration for Rick and Morty which was an abominable flash cartoon called "Doc and Marhti" which was a more than obvious ripoff than even Rick and Morty is of Back to the Future. It was hideous animation, and was yet another one of those jokes about Doc being a pedophile for Marty which is why they even hang out so much, and just all I can say is HOW THE HELL DID THIS get looked at, and someone said "Wow, yknow what, with a bit of tweaking, thing could have some really cool animation/has some comedic characters." It just is such a surreal train of thought, but I guess it works....NOT SAFE FOR WORK AT ALL if anyone here is interested in watching it. NOT. SAFE. FOR WORK. It's really jarring too because Rick and Morty's personas are pretty much in there and exactly the same nearly, its just....uncomfortable and bad. Yeah.
I hope Rick and Morty gets an animation bump along their next seasons!!
Didn't Superjail do something similar? I remember the first ones looked all jittery and spastic, and after a while they started to move in loops, and very smoothly. (I kinda like the jittery bumpy movements better for that show tho)
I also like how all of the Pupils in R&M look like asterisks/squiggles (see Morty below)
On a different note, R&M is my new favorite show- the animation kicks ASS. I hope they will go back to the feel of the pilot though and bring a lot more focus back to Rick again, and a bit less on the side characters/family. Rick's the best part of the show, and I feel like after the pilot episode, he's gotten a tiny bit less psychotic and a tiny bit less dialogue than he did originally. The other characters are real funny too, but they aren't as interesting and unique as Morty/Rick's foil to each other is.
Here's my theory: Ep. 1 -- main two character showcase, BIG BANG to start off. Next few eps -- world development. This includes side characters, less-seen aspects of personality, and different settings. Then, the rest -- the part of the show everyone enjoys!! The characters are known, so more creative jokes can be used, things can be quicker paced, and much more variety than if they had left the side characters undeveloped.
I hate to say this, but for once I really HATED that cleaned up smooth look. On the one hand that usually works for most shows but part of the whole charm of Superjail, for me anyway, WAS how unbelievably crass and scribbly and imaginative yet amateur it was. It was like a show drawn by a bunch of imaginative bored high school students during math class, and I loved that raw feeling of it. It was okay for it to look sloppy, because the pacing of the humor was so good and over the top, and because the DETAIL of the show was so lavish and the camera shots were anything but amateur at all. So the juxtaposition I thought was extremely cool and interesting. When they got the animation to be much cleaner looking, it held a lot less humor to me, because this no longer had a feel of a psychotic juvenile imagination gone wild, this had the feel of a typical animation show.
Part of the humor was for me how blunt the dialogue was too originally. It was much more to the point and direct, and Alice was not o wordy and more of a badass who just used her/his fists to get things done. The Warden was still verbose, but he had point to every thing he said, he didn't ramble just to, well, ramble. The humor I think was in tone more surreal, and more juvenile, and more fast paced, and somehow that had an innocent, savage, 6-year old charm to it that you can't appreciate in many shows, not intelligently anyway.
One of my favorite jokes, for example is the part where in "SUPERBAR", Alice has tied up her captive 'date' up with a leash to the bar, before threatening him with the promise of doing body shots, when she returns. The guy, who is supposed to be one of the huger and tougher looking scary prisoners, is TERRIFIED, and the instant she walks away, he somehow chews right THRU HIS OWN NECK, but does this like a little kid playing an imagination game, he does it in like only 3-5 bites, and says "GRA NOM NOM!! ARRRGH I'M FREE!!!! " Then his head topples off onto the bar stand, grinning with freedom, even though he's spewing blood everywhere, and the moment he does, he gets smacked. I mean, that is just as over the top and silly as it gets, but it is done so quickly and so smoothly, and the climax of the floodgate battle scene that swamps everyone right afterward is SO big a punch, it all fits together. Watching Season 1 of Superail brought me the same kind of joy reading absurd poetry by Dr. Seuss, or reading a little 6 year old's dementedly hilarious made up story doodle. You know, there's really imaginative creative cool stuff, alongside things that are just outlandishly stupid, like- "AND THAT SCRIBBLE OVER THERE IS WHEN SONIC FLIES IN WITH A BOMB SO HE CAN RESCUE SANTA ON A HANGGLIDER AND THE GHOSTS ALL ARE SAD NOW BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO MACARONI." That was how Superjail felt. The development of the animation and all the characters was something that in any other show WOULD have helped make it better, but here, it felt like it was stripping part of the magic that made it so silly and weird and so uniquely angry and raw feeling.