So how did Rick and Morty, your new animated original series, begin?
Justin [Roiland, co-creator] had always been sort of playing around with these very intense, strange characters. They started off as a kind of punk rock, sneering immolation of a relationship we all grew up on, which is the one between Doc Brown and Marty McFly, and they kind of evolved from there. I think there was something about this insane, sociopathic, gruff character who keeps burping while he’s talking and this kid who keeps asking these questions, the answers to which are, “I don’t have time to answer that question.”
Awesome interview with Dan about Rick and Morty and Community
Yvette Nicole Brown, one of the stars of NBC’s cult comedy Community, made an appearance recently on Watch What Happens: Live.
During her visit, she spoke about the departure of fellow cast member, Donald Glover, who is leaving the show after the first five episodes of the upcoming fifth season. Glover is going to write, star in and produce his own show, Atlanta, for the FX network.
"You start the characters and you think they’re one dimension and then they slowly start to crack."
Michael: I know you guys are coming for 13 episodes. I’m not convinced that’s it. You’re so close to 100! I think you’re gonna get more. (x)
Danny Pudi on Donald Glover leaving Community
Michael: Another piece of information was dropped and… brace yourselves… (x)
Yvette: We’re gonna be in syndications you know!
Gillian: Across the nations!
Yvette: September 20th on Comedy Central. (x)
Like how are you gonna handle it? What are you gonna do? You have to acknowledge it and handle it. You have to do one-arm push ups. You have to get a prosthesis.
We’re gonna charge in. We’re gonna make eye contact with the tragedy that is his departure and turn it into a story. We’re gonna feel the feels and laugh the laughs and deal with it. We’re gonna make it part of the canon part of the story but also with the emphasis on making the best use out of his 5 episodes, ugh, it hurts to say it out loud.
We’re gonna do it like a train of pain, no, a train of pleasure with a caboose of pain.
-Dan Harmon on Donald Glover leaving (x)