The offbeat NBC sitcom Community is how the world found out Dan Harmon existed. The show took a premise that was deceptively safe for the broadcast-viewing masses (a community college study group) and then piled on Harmon’s brand of nerdy insanity, twisting tropes, and high-concept ideas like a throw of the dice that split one episode into six different timelines. Harmon would expand on this formula with Adult Swim’s Rick And Morty, a much more successful show that finally won him the “Right To Do Whatever I Want In Hollywood” ticket.
Speaking of Joel McHale….After some early years dabbling in cheap Internet Flash-toon comedy, Dan Harmon finally broke into the Network Machine with Community, a sitcom whose premise only seemed simple from the outside. The basic structure was that of a disgraced lawyer heading back to community college and holding study sessions with a gang of eclectic misfits…but it soon become apparent it was more than that.
If you don’t know by now, Rick & Morty creator Dan Harmon has this show where he and his friends play Pathfinder in front of a live audience, and their actions in the game are rendered in Flash animation as they happen. It’s called HarmonQuest and it also stars comedians Erin McGathy and Jeff B. Davis, plus special guests. Season 3 is about to launch, and since it’s been a while since Season 2, here’s a little catch-up:
Friday afternoons don’t get Schwiftier than this. Adult Swim has released a one-minute preview clip from a yet-unaired Rick and Morty episode from the fourth season. It had me laughing pretty much immediately, which is a hard thing to accomplish on my end.
Despite being Adult Swim’s biggest hit, Rick and Morty hasn’t run a new episode since October 2017. Where have that twisted sociopath and his grandson been hiding? No one knows, but they stepped out of the black void today to reveal their date of return.
In these trying times, what we need most is more Rick and Morty. Unfortunately we still haven’t seen much of Season 3, and what we have seen is still in animatic and storyboard form. The following scene is no different, but it is the longest segment released yet.