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Rick and Morty Special / Extra Episodes 2

Rick and Morty might be the best Back to the Future inspired thing that has ever come out and we know that because of the origin of the show. Before the show was made it started as a Back to the Future parody and it evolved from there. The show also took a lot of inspiration from Justin Roiland’s other animated shorts. I guess technically all these shorts are in continuity with the actual show since there are an infinite number of possibilities in the Rick and Morty universe.

Last time I compiled pretty much all the “extra” Rick and Morty shorts or clips from commercials and what not that the show had. To better unerstand where some of the jokes came from here are almost all the previous shorts that Roiland worked on before Rick and Morty including The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti which ended up being a sort of pilot to the show. But we also see concepts for Dog World and ideas or characters that eventually made it to the show like with House of Cosbys or Mr. Jelly Bean. The quality varies within the shorts and it’s not the best work but you can see where the humor began being constructed after.

Roiland TV – Dog World

Unbelievable Tales
Mr. Jelly Bean rape jelly bean

Roiland TV – Relative Insanity Short #1

Relative Insanity 2

Paloni Pitch

The Unmarketables

Gatorade Commercial


Doc and Mharti Lost Episode – The Origin of Rick & Morty

House of Cosbys

Looking back on.. Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law

Adult Swim has changed a lot through out its life but one thing it has always done is experiment. In the early days their shows definitely had a different style than they do now. I do think some of the original shows had a certain charm though, since back then they really weren’t a big programming block and they were still growing. Following the style of Space Ghost Coast to Coast of using an old Hanna-Barbera character Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law was created.

Harvey Birdman Lawyer Scooby Shaggy

The show follows Harvey Birdman who has now retired from superheroing and became a Lawyer. Unlike Space Ghost the show mostly features original animation and not just stock footage as they had a bigger budget and the stock footage look is mostly done for style than anything else.

Harvey Birdman Girl Surprise
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Rick and Morty Special / Extra Episodes

I haven’t really liked many of the more recent adult animation that has been out there or internet fan favorites like Adventure time so I was quick to dismiss this show as well but I decided to check out an episode and by the second one I was hooked. So I quickly watched everything but also found out that there were “extra” episodes and no real archive of them anywhere, so here is everything I found of extra or special Rick and Morty episodes to scratch our need for more.

You have deleted scenes, two “Mini episodes” which were improvised in a panel for the most part and later animated by fans, the Simpsons couch gag cross-over, some promotional commercials and videos, the Judge Morty: State of Georgia Vs Rick Allen SDCC comic-con special and the animated one, Puppet Rick and Morty answer IGN reader questions, CGI Morty, Steamboat Morty, fake Action Figure commercial, Adult Swim promos, Rick’s time in detention and the clay Gumby extras/ Specials. The great thing about this is they all include the voices and counting that there’s an infinite number of universes all of these shorts are technically in continuity with the show. I’m missing any please let me know
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