The Pilot was Written in Six Hours
Even though the show is an amazing masterpiece, apparently toke to long for the vision of Rick and Morty to actually come true. In fact, it only took around six hours for writers Dan Harmon and Justin Rolland to get the pilot episode ready. The legend tells that the show was actually sold and written within 24 hours. According to Dan Harmon, Justin Rolland told him “if you leave now, we’ll be done in three months. But if you stay, we can finish this today.” Harmon did stay, and got it done in that day, Rolland was right is a bit of an understatement.
In the famous episode “Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind,” one of the Mortys looks just like Eric Stoltz in the movie Mask. But what most of the people don’t know is that Eric Stoltz was originally cast as Marty in Back to the Future, but he was replaced with Michael J. Fox during production.
Doc Smith and Mharti McDonhalds
Justin Roiland decided to create humorous and vulgar Back to the Future parody called The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti, the two characters named Doc Smith and Mharti McDonhalds to avoid a lawsuit from the creators of “Back to the furute. When he started editing the audio for the show, he fell in love with the voices he’d done for the characters, deciding to develop the characters more, eventually shaping them into Rick and Morty that we all know.
The Show is Based on Bi-Polar Disorder
As we already told the dynamic of Rick and Morty based on the Back to the Future trilogy, but the pair is also supposed to be a subtle representation of a mental health issue bi-polar disorder. Apparently, the characters are based on co-creator Justin Roiland’s two halves. Dan Harmon is saying the show is “an accurate personification of bipolar disorder”. That’s makes sense, considering how the two characters are different yet somehow, they manage to maintain a pretty solid grandfather/grandson relationship. Either way, it adds an interesting layer to a show that doesn’t initially appear to have any layers whatsoever. Or in other words mind=blown.
Prince Nebulon uncomfortable with nudity.
In the episode Night Shaym-Aliens! in Season 1, we are introduced to the Zigerions, alien scammers after Rick’s formula for concentrated dark matter. Their leader, Prince Nebulon (Yes, a scamming Zigerion Prince), was voiced by David Cross who played Tobias Fünke in Arrested Development. Both the Zigerions and Tobias Fünke are massively uncomfortable with nudity.
The Crew was Given Real Council of Ricks Badges
“Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind” remains one of the most popular episodes of Rick and Morty, and apparently even the cast and crew feel the same way. The badges that were worn by the members of the Council of Ricks in that episode were actually made into real badges, and given to all of the show’s crew members. It’s not hard to see why someone would want one of these badges for themselves, and they’re actually fairly easy to find online, which speaks volumes for the rapidly increasing popularity of the show. Now if only they can come up with ways to bring some of Ricks inventions to life… I think we all would love to visit Anatomy Park at least once in our lives.