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Opinion | What ‘Rick and Morty’ can tell us about American masculinity

Opinion | What ‘Rick and Morty’ can tell us about American masculinity

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist

May 19, 2020

The showrunners, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, have 70 episodes left. They should use them to change their philosophical tune.

“Rick and Morty” fan base flourishes as millennials continue to embrace dark humor

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor

September 4, 2017

“Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody’s going to die. Come watch TV.” Morty Smith says this to his sister Summer in season one, episode eight of “Rick and Morty,” referencing the show itself along with its nihilistic and existential premise. “Rick and Morty” ...

Adult animation brings more approachable culture to traditional TV

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By Tim Murdoch | For The Pitt News

April 19, 2017

Almost one million adults between the ages of 18 and 49 tuned into the unexpected season three premiere of “Rick and Morty” earlier this month. The animated series follows the adventures of an alcoholic mad scientist and his unintelligent, awkward grandson. It aired on Adult Swim, the late nigh...

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