Scientifically accurate comedy

By Sanjana.


Political correctness has gone too far.

The modern PC culture has taunted regular people for enjoying or engaging in “offensive” and “politically-incorrect” comedy. The common man has taken to social media, including the SJW-laden Tumblr to express his exasperation for this attitude, with memes based on one genius’s philosophical comment: ‘No one can make a joke these days.’

The infamous Ray Liotta laugh from Goodfellas

Many good satirical TV shows and films have been unfairly bombarded with partly good and partly bad attitudes from the PC cult. Some, however, have managed to slip out of its clutches and maintain their sanctities. Two such examples are South Park and its less vulgar cousin Rick and Morty.

Wiser words have never been spoken.

Adult Swim’s mind-bending hit comedy is a breath of fresh air. Co-created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, Rick and Morty is easily one of the best shows out there.

Shake that ass!

Rick (burp!) Sanchez is a boozy, cynical, ‘wubba lubba dub dub’ and other silly catchphrases-making grandpa from Earth dimension C-137, whose peculiar character could very well make him a male, older and cooler version of Daria Morgendorffer.

His ideal companion,his socially-awkward and kinda dumb grandson M-M-Morty Smith follows Rick on bizarre adventures across different planets in different dimensions.

Summer, Morty’s older sister has some of the personality traits of a typical teenage girl, but stands out as a family-concerned and nimble girl with an idiosyncrasy of peeing her pants.

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Beth, well . . . being Beth.

Morty and Summer’s unfailingly, painfully boring unemployed dad Jerry tries very hard to make it up to his family, and has a strong distaste for Rick. Beth, Jerry’s wife, who has a share of her father Rick’s love for alcohol, is an intelligent, independent and compassionate woman who suffers from her insecurities of being a horse surgeon, which Jerry claims is not equal to being a real surgeon.

Rick and Morty offers viewers insightful, thought-provoking ideas about the universe; family, friends and glip glops alike. And as for the science-y stuff, Rick and Morty is a portal of possibilities, with quirky and clever ideas in each electrifying episode, and characters that one keeps coming back for. I mean, who’s ever thought of a cross between Adolf Hitler and Abraham Lincoln, or what TV programmes from every conceivable reality would look like? Now that’s the kind of quality content I’m looking for.

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Morty, you gotta flip ’em off. I told them it means “peace among worlds”. How hilarious is that.

While written and made in the styles of shows like Adventure Time and Gravity Falls, Rick and Morty falls into a category of its own: the scientifically accurate comedy. The show has two seasons + an episode from the upcoming Season 3; each episode spans a mere twenty-two minutes—episodes so short but so brilliant, you just can’t get enough.

Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn about political correctness.

. . . which is what Rhett Butler would have had to say about today’s unfortunate world, where the original meaning of “political correctness” has been tainted by easily-offended millennials. In a dimension where we are under scrutiny for calling black coffee “black” coffee, Rick and Morty speaks out to us. Rick frankly doesn’t care a damn about PC. Nor do the others. The characters are exactly how they are; they say what they actually feel, regardless of the “consequences”.

Talk about being a rebel without a cause.

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YOU’RE TEARING ME APAAAART!

It is definitely worth your binge. If you haven’t seen it already, *clears throat* * in Shia LaBeouf’s voice*:

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