Since it’s arrival in 2013, Dan Harmon’s Adult Swim cartoon creation Rick and Morty has become one of the most popular shows on television, alongside one of the best written. While Harmon should certainly receive a lot of the credit, the show wouldn’t be the same without the work of Justin Roiland.
Not only did Roiland co-create the show, he also voices the two titular characters, Rick and Morty. So far a vast majority of the episodes have focused on the Scientist and Grandson’s insane intergalactic adventures, but other characters have at least given Roilands voice a rest. The last episode though, titled “The Ricklantis Mixup”, featured only Ricks and Morty characters (aside from a small tidbit of Beth’s voice).
That means Roiland essentially talked to himself for 22 minutes of the show. That feat was impressive enough in amongst itself, but the fact that Justin was able to do so many varied versions, which was also helped by their distinct looks, of different Rick and Morty characters continued to reinforce just how varied of a voice actor he has become.
The story that took place in this episode was amazing as well, revolving around the life of the different Rick and Morty variations that lived in the Citadel of Ricks. Usually, the show follows the adventures of Rick and Morty Dimension C-137 (or so we are made to believe), so there is a pre-established connection to their individual personalities.
This story though followed different characters on the Citadel, “22 Short Films About Springfield” style, and stood as a metaphor for what a lot of people go through in their own life. The gist of it being that despite literally having the same intelligence level, some Ricks and Morty’s had worse jobs and ended up in worse situations simply by circumstance.
“The Ricklantis Mixup” also featured the return of a key character as well, revealing them in a dastardly fashion.
If you aren’t watching Rick and Morty because you think it is a cartoon or its simply too crass then I implore you to just watch The Ricklantis Mixup simply out of respect to the amazing job done by Justin Roiland.
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