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post #601 of 649
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Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd View Post
 

Oh, you hadn't heard? Not liking Rick and Morty is way better than liking it For The Wrong Reasons!

 

I don't think it was so much liking it for the wrong reasons, so much as expressing it in the wrong way.  Harassing the writing staff online, for example.

post #602 of 649

Old, but damn if this didnt crack me up:

 

 

Someone send this to Michael Bay!

post #603 of 649

McDonald’s in a sticky situation with Saturday’s “Rick and Morty” sauce promotion

The Szechuan sauce debuted when the Disney film Mulan was released in 1998 and was discontinued soon after.

Fans signed a petition demanding that McDonald’s bring the sauce back.

McDonald’s responded. It was only to be available for a very limited time on Saturday, and only in select stores.

The New York Times reports that people were upset because they couldn’t get McDonald’s limited-edition Szechuan sauce and took to social media to excoriate the fast food giant.

But the lines were long and the sauce ran out. Employees were overwhelmed with requests for the sauce. McDonald’s had seriously underestimated just how popular it would be. People took to social media to complain. Videos appeared showing long linesangry chanting and even a small riot.

 

Over a dipping sauce.

 

In a statement Sunday night, McDonald’s acknowledged that its, “super-limited batch, though well-intentioned, clearly wasn’t near enough to meet that demand.”

McDonald’s tweeted that the coveted Szechuan sauce will return again this winter to more places, for a longer time, though the company did not specify exactly when.

post #604 of 649

Between this idiocy and the threatening of the female writing staff...

 

Yeeeeeah, I'm gonna need a portion of the fanbase to fuck off into the Blender Dimension. 

post #605 of 649

What would have been more appropriate was for the creators and McDonald's to have collaborated on this limited time offer of this sauce then NOT have produced any while instructing all their stores to tell everyone they ran out already. Then have Rick comment on how stupid people were for standing in long lines for some meaningless HFCS and nostalgia and move the fuck on with their lives.

 

THAT is the kind of genius I expect from this show.

post #606 of 649

Yeah, the whole "Rick and Morty fans are really smart!" thing was pretty smug and terrible from the get-go. Watching a cartoon (even a funny and well-written one) doesn't validate or signify intelligence. If that's your barometer, then you weren't very intelligent to begin with. And if you direct venom at female writers and/ or stand in line at McDonald's for a sauce that was last used in a Disney film twenty years ago (and get angry when they run out), then you're definitely a moron.

post #607 of 649

Dipping sauce that a majority of the fans never had or weren't born in '98, I might add.

 

 

But yeah, people are fucking stupid. 

post #608 of 649
heheh lookit all that 'free will'
post #609 of 649
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Originally Posted by Mike J View Post

Yeah, the whole "Rick and Morty fans are really smart!" thing was pretty smug and terrible from the get-go. Watching a cartoon (even a funny and well-written one) doesn't validate or signify intelligence. If that's your barometer, then you weren't very intelligent to begin with. And if you direct venom at female writers and/ or stand in line at McDonald's for a sauce that was last used in a Disney film twenty years ago (and get angry when they run out), then you're definitely a moron.


 



What's especially rich about this is that, as Ska intimates, if you were an actually intelligent viewer you'd probably be able to pick up on how the entire joke of the sauce thing is that it's an absurdly stupid thing by which to be motivated to do anything.
post #610 of 649

Besides, all the REAL intelligent people are watching Bojack.

 

;p 

post #611 of 649
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Originally Posted by Codename View Post

Besides, all the REAL intelligent people are watching Bojack.

;p 

Intelligent but also deep and soulful and hung like (cartoon) horses.

(Seriously, Bojack is so great)
post #612 of 649

I will not choose between Bojack and Rick & Morty.  THEY'RE BOTH GREAT GODDAMN YOU!!!

 

 

I like R&M because it's constantly finding ways to push its basic premise; that's what makes it an intelligent show. Though, it doesn't make you an intellectual for watching it or even "getting it."

post #613 of 649

Bojack 4 Ever

 

Although I do love R&M too.  Just differently.

 

My wife thinks I'm a fucking idiot for watching cartoons, so that keeps me grounded :)

post #614 of 649
Watching Bojack doesn't make you an idiot. It just means you fetishize your own sadness!

And yeah, it should be obvious that watching Rick and Morty doesn't make you smart. That doesn't mean the show isn't smart. It might be too smart for its own good (much like Community could be from time to time). But this season was the best yet, imo, and I bet there are two half hour vulgar cartoon comedies on my Top Ten List for the year.
post #615 of 649
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Originally Posted by stevehauk View Post
 

McDonald’s in a sticky situation with Saturday’s “Rick and Morty” sauce promotion

The Szechuan sauce debuted when the Disney film Mulan was released in 1998 and was discontinued soon after.

Fans signed a petition demanding that McDonald’s bring the sauce back.

McDonald’s responded. It was only to be available for a very limited time on Saturday, and only in select stores.

The New York Times reports that people were upset because they couldn’t get McDonald’s limited-edition Szechuan sauce and took to social media to excoriate the fast food giant.

But the lines were long and the sauce ran out. Employees were overwhelmed with requests for the sauce. McDonald’s had seriously underestimated just how popular it would be. People took to social media to complain. Videos appeared showing long linesangry chanting and even a small riot.

 

Over a dipping sauce.

 

In a statement Sunday night, McDonald’s acknowledged that its, “super-limited batch, though well-intentioned, clearly wasn’t near enough to meet that demand.”

McDonald’s tweeted that the coveted Szechuan sauce will return again this winter to more places, for a longer time, though the company did not specify exactly when.

If the Golden Arches were Smart - They would Go all In and market a Mr Meeseeks Mystery Box Adult Happy Meal - 20 Piece Chicken Nuggets with 3 of the Szechuan sauces and a random Rick & Morty Toy (Pickle Rick, Tiny Rick, Mr Meeseeks, Squanchy, Phoenixperson.....)  Sell them for $10 and they would sell out instantly.  I bet it would be the first time they ever did an Adult Happy Meal LOL

post #616 of 649

 

No talking Liberace action figure?

post #617 of 649

A more detailed explanation of just how stupid you have to be to think liking a cartoon makes you smart:

 

https://www.polygon.com/2017/10/9/16447460/rick-and-morty-szechuan-sauce-mcdonalds-fans-anger

post #618 of 649
JUST GIMME THAT SAUCE!!!


this whole episode is another perfect storm of various niche cultural forces

jeez oh man
post #619 of 649

FUTURAMA was a cartoon that made me feel smarter after watching it than I might've been before hand. 

It might not have been true, but between the literature, gaming, historical and mathematical humor, it felt like intellectually-elevated viewing.

 

RICK AND MORTY is solid character and narrative puzzlework with fun/knowing sci-fi reference and cut-down humor.  

 

Like 'em both.

 

And on Saturday, I found myself at a McD's and asked about the sauce.  Thing is, I didn't know it was happening that day.  Neither did they, it seemed.  No biggie.  It's just soy and/or teriyaki and ketchup anyway, right?

post #620 of 649
I feel like the Ricky and Marty backlash, which was just about due, may have been thwarted by season three being really good and the fan community swallowing all that energy into itself.

I've enjoyed what I've seen of Harmon's reactions to this last month or so. I should she what's going on in his podcast lately.
post #621 of 649
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What's especially rich [is] if you were an actually intelligent viewer you'd probably be able to pick up on how ....
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Rick and Morty ... might be too smart for its own good ...
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Originally Posted by Ska Oreo View Post
 

I like R&M because it's constantly finding ways to push its basic premise; that's what makes it an intelligent show.

"To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer’s head. There’s also Rick’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterization- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realize that they’re not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Rick & Morty truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the humor in Rick’s existential catchphrase “Wubba Lubba Dub Dub,” which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev’s Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addle-pated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Dan Harmon’s genius wit unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂

 

Nothin personnel kid 😎"

post #622 of 649

Now those smart fans of a smart show have their smart show smart porn parody:

 

post #623 of 649

Jesus.  Every day for the last two years has been about plumbing a new low.  And still we keep digging as a culture.

post #624 of 649
THERE IS NO BOTTOM!

yet we hear a bottom...

(farts)
post #625 of 649

I don't get porn parodies. At all. "Hey, let me jerk off to some bad cosplay and worse acting for a bit."

 

Maybe I'm old fashioned. But I prefer my smut in a more traditional format. 

post #626 of 649
And I read someone traded a car for a packet of that stupid sauce.
post #627 of 649
Jesus.

I'm almost embarrassed to admit I like the show now thanks to these morons.
post #628 of 649
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And I read someone traded a car for a packet of that stupid sauce.
 

You sure it wasn't just this?

post #629 of 649
damn

Simpsons already did it...
post #630 of 649
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 Maybe I'm old fashioned. But I prefer my smut in a more traditional format.
 

a trampoline, some mayonnaise, and a rubber chicken, right?

post #631 of 649

"Yeah, I'm a Rick and Morty fan.

Yeah, I shout "Wubba lubba dub dub" to people wearing Rick and Morty merch.

So what? I do it because they're like me. They see the world for what it really is. When I utter that phrase to a fellow fan, it's with the understanding that we're both in this thing together. We can both understand things at a deeper level.

People make jokes about how Rick and Morty fans pretend to be more intelligent, but it's true. We are. And because of this show, this masterpiece, us like minded intellectuals can interact and communicate without having to acknowledge those lesser people.

Yeah, I'll eat szechuan sauce off the ground. Because that's what Rick would have done, and I think of myself as a Rick, as any intelligent fan would.

Thank you Daniel Harmon. Thank you Justin Roiland. Thank you for giving us a community where we can all move forward to a better tomorrow through science and comedy.

When you step into the Rick and Morty fandom realm, you're not going any old place. You're coming to the underground fight club of intellect. Prepare to be mentally battered. But don't worry, after you've spent your newbie time being cognitively pummeled, you'll have joined the ranks of the mental elite.

Then you'll see the world for what it truly is. All those people going around without a thought in their head. You'll hate it. You'll become just like him. And you'll start loving it. The power of intelligence, of absolute intellectual superiority. It'll become a high you chase, constantly learning and experimenting.

You'll finally be a Rick."

 

Rick and Morty copypastas: the gifts that keep on giving.   

post #632 of 649

I watched the first couple episodes of this show awhile back and it's fine for what it is. As with all things it gets wildly popular and stupid morons take it too far.

post #633 of 649
The distinction here isn’t rocket science.
Rick and Morty is an intelligent show.
Any Rick and Morty fan who thinks the show is actively encouraging them to ‘be a Rick’ is a moron who doesn’t actually get what makes the show intelligent.
It’s basically the cartoon equivalent of Fight Club.
post #634 of 649
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Originally Posted by Headless Fett View Post
 

I watched the first couple episodes of this show awhile back and it's fine for what it is. As with all things it gets wildly popular and stupid morons take it too far.

 

WUBBA LUBBA DUB DUB

post #635 of 649
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The distinction here isn’t rocket science.
Rick and Morty is an intelligent show.
Any Rick and Morty fan who thinks the show is actively encouraging them to ‘be a Rick’ is a moron who doesn’t actually get what makes the show intelligent.
It’s basically the cartoon equivalent of Fight Club.

 

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty.

post #636 of 649
Did The Wire and Deadwood have fanbases jacking themselves off over how much smarter they were? If I saw someone wearing Deadwood merch, should I scream 'Cocksucker!!' at them?
post #637 of 649
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Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd View Post

Did The Wire and Deadwood have fanbases jacking themselves off over how much smarter they were? If I saw someone wearing Deadwood merch, should I scream 'Cocksucker!!' at them?

 

The Rick and Morty fanbase seems unique in regards to its particular brand of obnoxiousness (at least online).  

post #638 of 649
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Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd View Post

Did The Wire and Deadwood have fanbases jacking themselves off over how much smarter they were? If I saw someone wearing Deadwood merch, should I scream 'Cocksucker!!' at them?
The Wire kind of did, in a totally different way than Rick and Morty. I’ve encountered more than a couple of idiots who were obsessed with the show in a pretentiously ‘woke’ kind of way. Like, they would tell people they liked the show to prove they weren’t racist. Sort of an equal and opposite version of the Rick and Morty douchebags.
post #639 of 649
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The Wire kind of did, in a totally different way than Rick and Morty. I’ve encountered more than a couple of idiots who were obsessed with the show in a pretentiously ‘woke’ kind of way. Like, they would tell people they liked the show to prove they weren’t racist. Sort of an equal and opposite version of the Rick and Morty douchebags.

post #640 of 649
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Originally Posted by Overlord View Post
 

 

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty.

 

I assume this is meant to be sarcastic? People say the same thing about the Big Bang Theory and I think they're being sincere.

post #641 of 649
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Originally Posted by Headless Fett View Post

I assume this is meant to be sarcastic? People say the same thing about the Big Bang Theory and I think they're being sincere.

.....copypastas....
post #642 of 649

Are lame. Please don't.

post #643 of 649
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Originally Posted by Overlord View Post
 

 

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty.

 

Case in point:

 

post #644 of 649

so very... PERFORMATIVE

post #645 of 649

Yeah he's doing a bit for the video. But it reminds me of an old web comic (apologies for the language used):

 

post #646 of 649
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post

damn

Simpsons already did it...


TAKING IT BACK TO THE SHOW... That actually reminds me of a neat little joke I caught in the finale the second time around. When they're playing Minecraft, Rick suggests they quit because "South Park already did it," and they immediately head over to a miniature civilisation that's discovered nuclear power, which was the exact premise South Park copied from the Simpsons (which copied it from The Twilight Zone) in their "Simpsons did it" episode.

 

I didn't get it first time around because my IQ is tiny.

post #647 of 649

New short showing us a heartfelt look into the life of Mr. Poopybutthole:

 

 


(Also note that we see that shot of Mr. Poopybutthole "proposing" from the "Morty's Mindblowers" episode, except this time it's the future Mrs. Poopybutthole in front of the fountain instead of Morty.)

post #648 of 649
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Originally Posted by Leto II View Post
 

New short showing us a heartfelt look into the life of Mr. Poopybutthole:

 

I am not ashamed to admit that I shed a few tears during the pets segment.  

post #649 of 649
I definitely cried during the pets segment.

Dammit.
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