Rick and Morty is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Cartoon Network's late-night programming block Adult Swim. The series follows the misadventures of the cynical mad scientist, Rick Sanchez, and his fretful and easily influenced grandson, Morty Smith, who split their time between domestic family life and interdimensional adventures. Roiland voices the series' eponymous characters, with the voice talent of Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, and Sarah Chalke providing the rest of the family. It premiered on December 2, 2013.
The series originated from an animated short parody film of Back to the Future, titled The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti and created by Roiland for the short film festival Channel 101, which happened to be co-founded by Harmon. When Adult Swim approached Harmon for television show ideas, he and Roiland decided to develop a program based on the short, while making a few alterations.
In January 2014, the series was renewed for a second season which premiered on July 26, 2015, and ended on October 4, 2015. In August 2015, Adult Swim renewed the series for a third season, which will consist of 10 episodes. It premiered unannounced on April 1, 2017, while the rest of the season began airing on July 30, 2017.
PhantomStrider personally considers this the best cartoon on Adult Swim for its atmosphere, jokes and enjoyable main characters. He personally said Jerry (Morty's father) was his least favorite character because of how self-centered he tends to be and how his arguments with Beth (Morty's mother) are all too cringeworthy, but is relieved when they officially divorced in season 3.
Lists Strider Includes Rick and Morty
- He made Best Rick and Morty Episodes, which shows his absolute favorite episodes of the show (December 6, 2015).
- It made it to Best Cartoon Network Shows at #4 (December 17, 2015).
- It made it to Best Modern Cartoons at #6 (June 10, 2016).
- Jerry made it to Worst Characters from Good Cartoons at #6 (July 21, 2017).
- Auto Erotic Assimilation made it to Darkest Adult Cartoon Episodes at #7. Rick Potion #9 also made it as an honorable mention (December 5, 2018).
- Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate made it to Worst Adult Cartoon Episodes at #7 (March 23, 2019).