Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty has returned for its third season and so far, it has been the most absurd so far. The writers behind cult TV show Rick and Morty have shared a list of freaky, unused ideas from a recent episode.
In the episode ‘Morty’s Mind Blowers’, which aired this week, Rick reveals a room full of Morty’s memories. These were memories that his grandson had tried best to forget. Writing on Twitter, the show’s writers revealed they “pitched about a hundred mind blowers, then had to narrow it down and vote, then we still wrote more.”
Writer Dan Guterman revealed on Twitter he “got some things through”. He added most of his ideas were “too weird” to be used. He listed some of them, along with those imagined up by his co-writers, James Siciliano and Mike McMahan.
They included “a memory Morty has of being an old man and helping his granddaughter do her homework”. Other ideas were Rick falling in love with a firetruck. Another whacky premise was a fake Premium Cable style title sequence that Rick had produced for the start of a later Mindblowers.
Guterman concluded his Twitter thread by writing: “Anyway. Maybe we’ll do another Blowers ep. In conclusion: RAM is a pretty great gig. You can open your mouth and say anything and it’s all very seriously & thoughtfully considered.”
Earlier this year, show creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon released a behind-the-scenes look at their writing process. They focused on how the drafted content for the second episode of season two, ‘Mortynight Run’. They explained how in season two they started creating alternative jokes for certain sections of the script. The writers then picked their favorite. The video then showed Roiland recording some of the lines that didn’t quite make it in.