Adult Swim included the announcement in its April Fool’s day programming and, in typical fashion, released an official trailer for the new episodes and the return date of the fan-favorite adult animated series scheduled for May 3.
For all the Rick and Morty stuff that I’ve been writing about, you’d think I’d at least have something on the new season… And I still don’t, but here’s something you didn’t know you needed until right now.
Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!
Be still my still broken heart; Rick and Morty have reappeared in my life with this RICKdiculous Carl’s Jr/Hardee’s commercial.
Adult Swim has put out some really strange shows before, and while Rick and Morty is nothing but strange, it is almost undeniably one of the best shows on TV right now. Rick and Morty was created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon (Community), and maintains a steadily increasing 9.3 rating on IMDB.
The animated brilliance revolves around an always drunk, constantly burping, genius scientist named Rick Sanchez, and his painfully average grandson Morty Smith. Episode to episode they travel through space and time, either saving the world, or putting it and other worlds in danger, usually both. Two seasons and 21 episodes later, the show continues to gain speed and deliver stellar entertainment value. Not only does this show have laugh out loud humor, but it is exceptionally intelligent.
So without further fluffing, here’s our five favorite episodes:
SPOILERS – Obviously…
After two long years, The Venture Bros. return to Adult Swim tonight, June 2nd, at midnight. After a fourth season that in some opinions was a bit lackluster compared to the previous three, anticipation and expectation is high for this fifth season. The show has already been renewed for a sixth season as well but given the production time necessary to bring the series to air, it is not expected to be ready until the fall of 2014 so there’s even greater pressure for this season to be everything fans had ever hoped for and more.
How about we take a nice look back at seasons 1-4 before seeing what season 5 has in store?
That about covers it right? So now that we’ve seen where we’ve been, how about we see where we’re going?
Looks pretty good huh? Out of everything I just hope they address how Dr. Girlfriend manages to keep her well endowed chest region reigned in with very little help from her garment. Of course, as is typical of YouTube, one video led to the next and I came across the promo for the premiere when it was originally slated for May 19th.
So that’s a few things to get you looking forward to tonight’s premiere but what about all those hours to fill between now and then? Well you’ll most certainly want to tune in to Game of Thrones but I’d suggest perhaps you spend a good 40 minutes watching Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer from last year’s San Diego Comic Con. Don’t be discouraged by the sound at first, it does clear up.
That’s all I’ve got. Be sure to tune in to Adult Swim tonight at midnight to catch the season 5 premiere of The Venture Bros.!
If you have watched Adult Swim at all recently, you probably saw an incredibly vague promo for “The Greatest Even in Television History”, much like this one:
Yes you jive ass mother funster’s (toned down to a PG 13 level so no one will be offended!) he’s back!
If you’ve never watched Children’s Hospital during the Adult Swim on Cartoon Network, then you’re missing out but still retain a greater amount of brain cells than me. Children’s Hospital is like Grey’s Anatomy mashed together with…. good God I don’t even know. It pretty much mocks crappy shows like E.R. and Greys Anatomy. Either way it’s hysterical, weird and awkward all at the same time. Will it change your life? No, but it sure makes it funny for about the fifteen minutes each episode runs. So it’s a good thing it’s coming back for a fourth season. Check it out via IGN:
Childrens Hospital is coming back for Season 4. Adult Swim announced today that a new season comprised of 14 episodes will go into production later this year, and will debut in 2012. All the main participants involved in the series are back, including creator/star Rob Corddry and his fellow executive producers Jonathan Stern and David Wain. The press release included some appropriately tongue-in-cheek comments from the EPs…
“I’m very pleased and honored by this announcement,” said Corddry. “I’m also very surprised, given that I write this show when I’m very, very drunk. Season 4 promises to be a cry for help.”
I have no doubt that Rob Corddry really does write Children’s Hospital when he’s drunk. If he wrote it sober the show would be completely unwatchable. You can’t just soberly think up two brothers who are clowns fighting over one of the brothers shooting a porno in the hospital. If you do then you’re completely mental and need help. But you can watch those events unfold on TV without being called mental, plus you can watch it sober and it’s still funny!
Good news everyone! Futurama, Archer and the Venture Bros. have all been renewed! That’s right, some your favorite animated shows will be back to make us laugh, and hopefully offend lots of people.
Futurama is the T.V. show that just wouldn’t die. After Fox canceled the show, it was gone for nearly ten years before being revived with four straight-to-video DVDs, and then an ordering of episodes to be aired on Comedy Central. After thirteen new episodes it has been reported at IGN, that the Sci-Fi Comedy will air 39 new episodes carrying over into 2013.
I thought that when I watched the new episodes it might not have the same feel to it since it had such a long period of silence, but I was wrong. The voice actors hadn’t missed a beat. There were new fresh jokes and the same great animation, along with some new characters. I have to admit, my Futurama DVDs were becoming a bit worn, but now I can shelf them and enjoy the ‘Planet Express Crew’ in all new adventures for the next three years!
Venture Bros has also been renewed for at least two more seasons, and a 60-90 minute special according to the A.V. Club. Venture Bros is the best show currently on Adult Swim, mocking some of our favorite comic book concepts and cartoon shows, while following the exploits of the Venture family and their faithful bodyguard Brock Sampson. This show is one that gets progressively better as it goes on, and I absolutely loved Season One.
And finally the FX masterpiece Archer. This follows the trials and tribulations of one of the world’s most selfish and conceited spys to ever live. Great voice talent and an appealing artistic style combine with some of the best comedic writing on television to make this one of the funniest shows in years. Sterling Archer is my favorite spy in the history of media.
FX has announced that in addition to ordering another season of Justified, Archer will also be back for a 3rd year.
So now here is 3 of the best cartoons of the past 20 years, and they’re all coming back for another go around. Good news for all.