We've reached that point in the week where we begin to transition from discussing last week's episode of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's Rick and Morty and into looking at the next one. But before we get to shine our bright spotlight on our deadly duo's adventures with acid pits in the appropriately-titled "The Vat of Acid Episode", "Promortyus" writer Jeff Loveness, director Bryan Newton, background designer Michelle Rhee, and character designer Kendra Melton took part in this week's Rick and Morty Companion Podcast. Over the course of the hour, the four took questions from callers and offered the behind-the-scenes insights we don't tend to get from other shows. You know what, we're gonna go out on a limb and say that Rick was dead wrong: not all podcasts are boring:
After having been missing for nearly 20 years, Rick Sanchez suddenly arrives at daughter Beth's doorstep to move in with her and her family. Although Beth welcomes Rick into her home, her husband, Jerry, isn't as happy about the family reunion. Jerry is concerned about Rick, a sociopathic scientist, using the garage as his personal laboratory. In the lab, Rick works on a number of sci-fi gadgets, some of which could be considered dangerous. But that's not all Rick does that concerns Jerry. He also goes on adventures across the universe that often involve his grandchildren, Morty and Summer.
Harmon, Roiland, and Adult Swim released an episode titles announcement video that gave a nice "wink-and-a-nod" to The Terminator before revealing the following loaded episode names (with loglines included). Beginning with return episode "Never Ricking Morty," we have "Promortyus" (Get off my face, broth), "The Vat of Acid Episode" (The one with the acid vat, broth), "Childrick of Mort" (Miracle of life, broth. Whole family in this one, broh.), and "Star Mort Rickturn of the Jerri" (Parenting is crazy, broh. Stuff straight disappearin in this one).