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Rick and Morty



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,214 ✭✭✭✭ Penn

    From what I've read, Roiland hasn't really written on the show since season 1, it's mostly been Harmon and the other writers with Roiland just doing voices and whatever bits of improv he throws in. Roiland's writing has more been focused on Solar Opposites and the video games. So at the very least most of the writing shouldn't change, but that gas leak will probably cause a few sore throats and voice changes for a hell of a lot of characters.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,395 ✭✭✭✭ Tony EH

    Roiland is Rick and Morty though. Without his voice it's a completely different show.

    Can't see this as anything other than the end of it.

  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 34,682 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AlmightyCushion

    They will just get someone who sounds like him for Rick and Morty.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,395 ✭✭✭✭ Tony EH

    They're pretty unique character voices though. At best you might get a mimic to do a broad approximation. But it won't be the same. It would be grand if it was a secondary character and I don't think it would matter that much. But these are the characters that we spend the most time with in the show.

    It'll probably try and grind on for a couple more series, but it's hard to see it continuing in the long term.

  • Registered Users Posts: 27,271 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy

    Didn't they sign a contract before this season for multiple seasons?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 31,214 ✭✭✭✭ Penn

    Yeah I think they're contracted up to Season 10. Though if the quality/viewership dropped enough I'm sure the channel has a get-out clause to just drop them.

    As for Roiland's voice, I actually saw some clips this morning of a guy doing not just Rick & Morty, but also Mr.Meeseeks and Mr.Poopybutthole. He was pretty bang on. Let's face it, there wasn't really that huge a range to Roiland's voice when compared to the likes of Seth MacFarlane. A lot of side characters that might show up for one episode would have slight variations of the same voice (same goes for the characters Dan Harmon would voice). But there'll definitely be a noticeable difference regardless, if not through voice then just the actual performance and how the lines are delivered, not to mention the loss of the improvisation stuff they'd usually incorporate. And given what's happened, people will be actively looking for the differences in the voice too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,243 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk

    I am guessing solar opposites might be in trouble too...

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,867 ✭✭✭ Homelander

    The guy Sean who mimics the characters is indeed very good, but a big difference between mimicry and actually acting a role out with all the nuances that come with that.

    I'm not too worried about the improv - they can write that into the show to replicate what was probably largely ad-lib by Roiland.

    Very interested to see what happens.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,495 ✭✭✭ timmyntc

    Has replacing ad-libs with fake ad-libs ever worked?

    From now on Rick and Morty will forever be divided into the pre and post-Roiland eras, and have a clearly distinct feel about episodes from each of the respective eras.

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,214 ✭✭✭✭ Penn

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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,952 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985

    It's pretty likely alright. Although I think the show already has already had distinct changes.

    It could turn out to be even better but the chances of that are pretty slim. It's not very often a show gets better after someone that big leaving.

  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 17,902 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ixoy

    At least it's the sort of show that can easily work a voice change into the plot. Plenty of shows can handle people leaving - Doctor Who has done it for decades and often improved. Not quite sure how common it is for voice acting.

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,243 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,988 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo

    that sort of stuff was a very small part of the show though.

    I mean I think I'll be ok without Ants In My Eyes Johnson for example.

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,243 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,214 ✭✭✭✭ Penn

    Yeah, a pretty damning account of what he's been like for quite some time.

    Also, just to save other people having to Google it, when they say that the pornstar Riley Reid visited the writers room and "gifted the room a succulent", it's a type of plant.

    Now I have to erase my search history...

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,214 ✭✭✭✭ Penn

    Charges against Roiland have been dismissed.

    Unlikely he'll be returning to Rick & Morty or his other shows anyway, and doesn't seem to negate or deny things like the messages he sent to underage women.

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,243 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk

    So was the above just in relation to the domestic abuse charges?

    Yeah he seems kind of done and rightly so....the messaging underage girls thing...grim

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,214 ✭✭✭✭ Penn

    Yeah, the domestic abuse charges against him were dropped. Not entirely sure if she dropped them, they investigated and found she was lying, or there was just a lack of evidence to bring it forward.

    But he wasn't even let go of most of his shows based on that, but all the stuff about messages he'd sent to possibly underage women as well.

    There's also a joke I've seen a few people make online that going by recent reports, the message in his tweet is the most amount of writing he's done in years.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,952 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985

    Lack of evidence.

    But ya all of this has burst the bubble in terms of how much of his shows were actually him.

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