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Of all the shows premiering a new season in 2017, very few feature a lead character whose existence is seemingly always half-guided by alcohol intake. But one of those shows is the post-cult favorite Rick and Morty, which has really been Cronenberging up our imaginations with its between-seasons hiatus. Thankfully, we have a new look at the upcoming season thanks to a behind-the-scenes video of co-creator Justin Roiland getting drunk as a means of putting forth a proper voice-acting performance. Check -- belch -- it out.
I am so into this video, and it's kind of unfortunate that Adult Swim (or whoever) didn't give fans the Ultimate Experience by letting them play drinking games with Justin Roiland in between him recording each line of dialogue. Sure, it would have made the producers' lives hell and likely would have put Season 3's release somewhere in a new decade, but such fun would be had.
As Roiland's partner in alien slime Dan Harmon explains it in the Facebook video, the fourth episode of Rick and Morty Season 3 will feature our grandfatherly hero Rick getting a little more knackered than usual, which is really saying something. And one can only hope that he faces the toughest challenge in all of his life during that episode. As associate producer Sidney Ryan puts it dryly, it was the messiest record the show has ever had, and it's not hard to see why. Roiland doesn't ever look belligerently plastered, since he is at work, after all, but you can tell just how many sheets he is by listening to his voice, both as Justin and as Rick. Needs more spittle, though.
We all know that it's not a good move to stand between a Rick and his liquor, because you might end up getting puked on. Or vaporized. Or some other non-wonderful fate that may or may not be based on advanced technology. Of course, all of those solutions sound like a weekend vacation compared to soberly entering a conversation with Jerry. Or anything involving Jerry.
Rick and Morty gave fans a shock when the Season 3 premiere aired unannounced on Adult Swim's website (and subsequently the TV block) on April 1, after many months of questions and non-rumors and bits of footage. Which came with the additional announcement that we'd only have to keep waiting until this summer to see what the rest of the season has in store. So we still have time to stock up on tequila and whatever other party refreshments 400 schmeckles can get us. Better bring a lot of Szechuan sauce, too.
Rick and Morty fans have really had D.T.s in recent months, and Season 3 still doesn't have an official release date yet, but we know we're going to -- belch -- be there with bells on. Check out our summer TV schedule to see what other new and returning shows are hitting the small screen in the coming months.