hey my dude so i know the "you have to be pretty smart to watch rick and morty" thing is sorta a joke now (i know that people actually think that ,don't get me wrong) but is it okay to think, even though it's obviously not the smartest thing anyone's ever seen, that it's not just another family guy/mindless cartoon?
i get what ur trying to ask anon and yes i think that’s OK but like THIS IS WHAT PISSES ME OFF.
everyone’s opinions are so black and white that it’s like they can’t imagine that a show with shit jokes every episode can also have incredibly complex themes and characters
at the same time, a ton of people who watch the show cant take their heads out of their asses enough to realize that sometimes a shit joke or a dumb character… is just a shit joke or a dumb character, not the beginning of conspiracy or a metaphor for the meaning of fucking life.
a wide variety of people watch the show and are ALLOWED to watch the show because of the variety in humor and tone. and creators work hard to make the show both laid back and complex at the same time
so an accurate description of rick and morty is not “a dumb show” or “a smart show” or “a dumb cartoon that’s kind of smart but not that smart” it’s “an incredibly smart and clever show that’s also really fucking stupid” because you don’t need to be serious to be thoughtful, and things that are thoughtful don’t to be serious all the time.