TV scripts often go through many drastic changes as they evolve in a writers room.
But there’s something uniquely hilarious about watching this happen to Rick and Morty, as co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland deliberate — with all the seriousness and anxiety in the world — over how best to use the “ISIS werewolves.”
What the fuck are ISIS werewolves, you ask? We don’t know and never will, because the concept didn’t make it into the final form of ‘The Rickchurian Mortydate.’
But boy, that phrase really gets the imagination going.
The recently released Adult Swim video shows a rare, candid glimpse at just how much hard work goes into crafting a show like Rick and Morty. Comedy is serious business. And the early plot to the Season 3 finale titled sounds almost unrecognizable. You can also see use of Harmon’s famed Story Embryo format, which applies the “hero’s journey” act structure to TV writing.
We’re kinda still mourning the loss of President Werewolf Hunter though.