This tournament in search of the world's worst fan base is really heating up

“Fandom” is starting to sound like a four-letter word these days. Over the last few years, devotees of the world’s most popular properties have taken it upon themselves to harass women, drive down Rotten Tomatoes scores, harass women, spew racist shit, and harass more women. And that’s when they’re not cooking up…

Rick And Morty to get the 37-piece orchestral accompaniment it's always been missing

If there’s one thing that Adult Swim’s wildly inventive Rick And Morty has been missing all these years, it’s a way for the show to tell its more enthusiastic fans to calm the fuck down and just enjoy the jokes. But if there’s two things the Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland-created series has been demanding, that second…

Justin Roiland says Dan Harmon and Rick are starting to merge in his mind

Anyone who has an above-average familiarity with both Rick And Morty and series co-creator Dan Harmon should be able to recognize that there’s a lot of Harmon in Rick, the show’s mad-ish scientist who prefers to live the most interesting life he can rather than slowing things down to the pace of “normal” people. For…

Justin Roiland is selling a signed Nintendo 3DS that explains an obscure Rick And Morty joke

“Total Rickall” is one of the best, strangest episodes of Rick And Morty, in which a parasite begins infecting the family’s memories and playing with the conventions of TV continuity. In one of the episode’s many flashbacks, Rick unveils a crazed plan to load up on limited-edition Legend Of Zelda Nintendo 3DSes and…

Atlanta, Westworld, and the episode-description revolution

There’s always too much good TV to keep up with, but in a packed spring—The Americans, Westworld, The Terror, Legion, sigh—Atlanta’s second season has felt like uniquely essential viewing. Comedies go “dark” all the time, but few manage to delve all the way into horror, as Donald Glover’s has, while still retaining…

Dan Harmon pities McDonald’s for having to deal with Rick And Morty fans

Even though the overblown “controversy” is so 2017, Rick And Morty co-creator Dan Harmon is still being forced to talk about his show’s complicated relationship with McDonald’s Szechuan sauce. What started out as a running joke in the show’s season three premiere turned into a blood feud after the fast food franchise…

Game Of Thrones showrunners recorded the audio commentary for Rick And Morty's "Pickle Rick" episode

Though your personal preference may vary, Szechuan sauce and “I’M PICKLE RICK” are easily in the top five most-circulated bits and quotes from Rick And Morty season three. The former took on risible life outside of the show, while the latter has had its Breaking Bad parallels broken down by co-creator Dan Harmon. The…

Mayor of Australian town insists it’s nothing like that Rick And Morty parody episode

Our big takeaway from that Rick And Morty parody that Adult Swim streamed on April Fool’s Day was that we didn’t have to take away anything from the episode, because it had no real bearing on the series, which is in production limbo. TripTank’s Michael Cusack wrote and produced the special on his own, without any…

Run The Jewels' new music video is a psychedelic odyssey starring Rick and Morty

Today Adult Swim announced their very own festival this October, but they did so in a manner slightly more interesting than watching paint dry, with a full new Run The Jewels music video starring Rick And Morty’s titular duo. Directed by Juan Meza-León, it sets the RTJ3 track “Oh Mama” to a typically fantastical…

Rick And Morty would like you to know about Logic's new mixtape

It’s no surprise that Rick And Morty’s Rick Sanchez is up on his modern music—this is the guy who wrote “Get Schwifty,” after all. Hence, presumably, a new video posted by rapper Logic today, in which Rick (Justin Roiland, yelling at himself as usual) schools his grandson Morty on the differences between “album Logic”…

McDonald’s announces Szechuan sauce’s return and a podcast on how its Rick And Morty promo went wrong

One of the most coveted items of 2017 was, oddly enough, Szechuan sauce. Rick Sanchez was prepared to rip apart the fabric of time for some, and Rick And Morty fans were ready to hand over their life savings for a single packet after McDonald’s got swept up in the sudden fervor around the condiment. The fast food…

The worst things on the internet in 2017

There were many things on the internet in 2017, some of which were very good! Dril is here, for example. Tom Hanks still signs all of his tweets “Hanx.” The internet turned the Babadook into a gay icon, and there was that time Kurt Eichenwald tweeted out some tentacle porn. These were all good things, worth…