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Old 08-07-2017, 08:10 AM
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This episode was funnier than the last two, but I guess rampant and excessive violence is just gonna be a thing now.
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:33 PM
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:43 PM
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This episode was funnier than the last two, but I guess rampant and excessive violence is just gonna be a thing now.
I think they're setting up a theme. One of the things I think fans were chomping at the bit for all last season, was less Beth and Jerry, less domestic B Plots, all Rick all adventure all the time.

Now were going to get them. And they're going to be the darkest years of their adventures! Because Rick is a bad influence.
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Old 08-07-2017, 04:40 PM
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I may or may not have to revisit my thesis about this season not being noticeably darker
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:33 PM
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Now that's more like it. If they keep undermining Rick's brand of teenage nihilism, and keep giving us lines like "Dr. Wong....racist name, by the way", then I'm fully on board.

I do think the only episode gorier than this one might have been the purge episode, or Anatomy Park.
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:08 PM
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I didn't get the Dr. Wong joke. What am I missing?
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:11 PM
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I'm not sure how you explain it, but here goes: Wong sounds like a stereotypical name for an Asian person.
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:23 PM
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The joke was that she was deflecting in a really dumb way.
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:47 AM
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How many episodes before the return of Jaguar?
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:01 AM
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How many episodes before the return of Jaguar?
He's pretty much Machete fanfiction right? I mean, if getting the actual actor to reprise pretty much identical roles counts.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:00 AM
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So I'm all caught up on this more.

I like it more than I liked Bojack Horseman, which I finished largely out of spite, but I really don't think I need more cartoons about depressed self-destructive people in my life.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:08 PM
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:19 PM
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Yet to be a substandard ep this season.
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:29 PM
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I was fairly underwhelmed by this one, but it at least got a few chuckles for sure.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:22 AM
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This was probably one of the funnier episodes this season but still disturbing. Like, dang. Rick is a serial killer now, nbd.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:40 AM
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I agree with Umby. Not a bad episode of television, but not up to the show's very high standard for me.
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:12 PM
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Rick murdering the Guardians of the Galaxy just to prove "both sides do it"-ism is tasteless and vile.
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:44 PM
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I really dug Morty's line "Rick's point is that none of you are special. That's always his point." His exhaustion was perfect.
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Old 08-15-2017, 04:08 PM
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Rick murdering the Guardians of the Galaxy just to prove "both sides do it"-ism is tasteless and vile.
Well Rick didn't really have much of a point to what he did. Look at the solutions to all the rooms: 1. They're all interchangeable jerks, 2. Something something Israel. 3. Shoot some 3 pointers. 4. Newb newb is awesome. . The infighting is something that just happened. Maybe Roiland had a point beyond that, but I think it was more of the Always Sunny brand of "Everyone is terrible" that this show is really ramping up this season.

The current political climate may be coloring things a bit, I suppose.
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Old 08-15-2017, 04:22 PM
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I thought that the point was people who say "everyone is terrible" are actually terrible.
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Old 08-15-2017, 05:21 PM
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The Vindicators actually were terrible. (Except for Noob Noob.) They killed an entire planet just to avoid asking Rick for help, not to mention their murdering of each other and attempted murders of Morty and Rick.

Also, Noob Noob sounds an awful lot like Mr. Poopy Butt-Hole. In fact, they look similar too except for eye placement. Might they be related?
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Old 08-15-2017, 05:56 PM
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I liked the first two seasons quite a bit, but this one hasn't impressed me very much so far. They aren't really delivering at the high bar they set for themselves at the end of the last season, and I feel like they needed more time to workshop better plot and character development ideas. I suppose the breathless hype for this show and instant t-shirtification of every joke hasn't really helped my opinion either.

Also, why no Jerry stories? He's my favorite character, and I feel like a pathetic, divorced dad is very ripe territory for a show with this outlook to explore.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:57 PM
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Next week is a Rick and Jerry episode.

I have come to the conclusion that Rick & Morty and Venture Bros. are TV's secret biggest Prestige Shows. They get as much time as they need to get done, and both have astronomical expectations heaped on them. Meanwhile, Game of Thrones gets an A on AV Club or wherever if it doesn't shit in it's hand and eat it.
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:22 PM
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Game of Thrones is a soap opera and very good at what it does. It's not prestige television.

Glad to see Harmon put his Marvel antipathy to work again. Gr8 episode, like all episodes. This didn't serve as an endorsementvindication of Rick's toxicity.
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:24 PM
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That was a funny episode. This show is funny. Rick is always a horrible person, even when he's trying to make some kind of good point.
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:43 AM
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I liked this episode a lot.
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:57 AM
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The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy is an all-time Rick and Morty great episode for me. It's Rick and Morty at its best, nothing drags it down.
Not even the obligatory callback to this season's running gag, which seems to be literally shit.
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:38 PM
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After the gore and nihlism of the last episode I'm glad to have something that went down a lot more easy. Also, more Chris Parnell!
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:12 PM
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Also, Clancy Brown's beautiful, beautiful voice.

Morty's arc has been a long one, but I wonder if his bit with Ethan isn't more of a definitive turn towards Rick's fucked up worldview.
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:11 PM
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So many good gags in that episode. Shaping up to be my favorite season of the show so far.
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