Careercow Dan Harmon - Creator of Community, co-creator of Rick and Morty, and barely functional alcoholic

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The only hope Rick and Morty has at this point is if Harmon fucks off entirely and takes his diversity hires with him. Other than that, I can only see it spiraling further into irrelevance and at some point even the die-hards are gonna give up on it and that's when boozebag Dan is gonna rope some other poor schmuck to produce his next show where the main character is a sarcastic misanthrope who's smarter than everyone else but occasionally learns "lessons" as a substitute for character growth.
 

tantric_depressive

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lol @ Harmon's "owning the alphas by being annoying while servicing them" cope.
Also, his mind's so steeped in cuckoldry that he even staged his podcast similar to the porn scenes he watches, even as he humblebrags about the pornography makers not understanding the underlying psychology in performance 'crafts', lmao

He has been this way for a long time, if anything he would just drink more and do less. He has fits of wanting to get into shape and isn't really particularly adverse to working out, he just has so many other unhealthy habits that he looks like crap all the time. If you listened to him rant about this shit all the time you would feel a lot less sympathetic, especially when he gets upset about being told shower.
Yeah, it's crazy to me when someone with so much money, and every thing that could make self-improvement as easy as possible, delivered right to them, just won't give it enough of a chance. They're fucking themselves over so hard, when they could be enjoying all their fortune and wealth in even more pleasurable and decadent ways if they were healthy.
Shit, Harmon could even be the alpha fuckin hot chicks, instead of consigning himself to eternal cuckdom, if he got to a healthy enough weight to throw his dick around. He'd rather stay in the corner watching tho, I guess

Damn Venture Bros. is so fucking good. It's the show Rick and Morty wishes it was instead of the rapidly declining shit-show that it actually is.
Speaking of Venture Brothers, when was the last season? I forgot to keep track of it after awhile
 

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He's a "professional" writer and he gets pissed off when people tell him to take a shower?

That fact alone is enough proof that he deserves a thread here, if nothing else.
Oh boy, you don't know the half of it. There is actually a bit to unpack just about his bathing habits. This is all from what I remember from the podcast, so I might get some details wrong.

First off, he claims that taking showers hurts/are uncomfortable because he has some vague idea that he may be autistic/aspergers and has some sensory issues or whatever. He has no idea and just took some online tests, but it's a convenient reason for him to avoid them. He takes baths infrequently, mostly because they are inconvenient I'd assume. (an aside he aslo gets really salty whenever he gets a write up and they use a shitty pic of his, saying something like "If they did this to a women they would be sexist!" or whatever.)

Now this next part I kinda gotta dig deep for, but the basics are: When he was a kid there was a bus bully who would roast people. Harmon wasn't the only target. but his shabby appearance was brought up. One day he decides to do a morning routine, shower, hair and what not. The same bully then notices when he gets on and just sorta goes on and on saying stuff like "hey you cleaned up." and "Everybody get a load of this dude. He's gonna score!" or shit like that. Which pissed off dan to such a psychotic extent that he decided to not only neglect general hygiene but also hate anyone who "tells him what to do." This goes for friendly advice, constructive criticism, helpful suggestions, or anything he wasn't going to do already.

To Harmons credit that guy was definitely fucking with him all the way through, even when he was going "good job man you cleaned up!". But he clearly has never gotten over it.
 

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Now this next part I kinda gotta dig deep for, but the basics are: When he was a kid there was a bus bully who would roast people. Harmon wasn't the only target. but his shabby appearance was brought up. One day he decides to do a morning routine, shower, hair and what not. The same bully then notices when he gets on and just sorta goes on and on saying stuff like "hey you cleaned up." and "Everybody get a load of this dude. He's gonna score!" or shit like that. Which pissed off dan to such a psychotic extent that he decided to not only neglect general hygiene but also hate anyone who "tells him what to do." This goes for friendly advice, constructive criticism, helpful suggestions, or anything he wasn't going to do already.
That makes sense. Deep down, Dan "at least I'm not Schneider" Harmon is a terminally offended child, raging at bullies and authority figures, while being a bully and an authority figure at least for some 'tists he might be one himself.
"I'm gonna eat all the chocolate and drink all the coke I can, that'll show mom and dad!"
"I'm gonna do exactly the opposite what you tell me, you nasty poopyhead bully!"
 

Shokew

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He has been this way for a long time, if anything he would just drink more and do less. He has fits of wanting to get into shape and isn't really particularly adverse to working out, he just has so many other unhealthy habits that he looks like crap all the time. If you listened to him rant about this shit all the time you would feel a lot less sympathetic, especially when he gets upset about being told shower.

I ain't being sympathetic to him, honestly. He really does need to start dieting and exercising properly (3-4, 4-5 times a week in his case, of 90-120 min. Minimum gym sessions, is what I mean. He won't do it, though, sad fat ass that he is, too.).
 

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The only hope Rick and Morty has at this point is if Harmon fucks off entirely and takes his diversity hires with him. Other than that, I can only see it spiraling further into irrelevance and at some point even the die-hards are gonna give up on it and that's when boozebag Dan is gonna rope some other poor schmuck to produce his next show where the main character is a sarcastic misanthrope who's smarter than everyone else but occasionally learns "lessons" as a substitute for character growth.
Nah, Rick and Morty has a major publicity problem after the Pickle Rick, Schezuan Sauce, and big IQ memes dominated the internet in the two years it took for season 4 to get made. The ratings were abysmal.
Also, getting renewed for 70 episodes is unheard of in adult animation. Especially when those 70 episodes were confirmed to be split up into seven seasons. not even the Simpsons in its prime could get that deal. Adult swim shot itself in the foot by agreed to keep an already dwindling show alive for 7 more years minimum regardless of outcome.

And think of what that says to the fans? Part of what made Robot Chicken a long term success was that every season ended with the show being “canceled.” This was an in-joke because Seth Green literally didn’t know if they would get a new season or not, so every season had to be a series finale. Not only did this allow for grand season openings, it also let fans know that they had to keep impressing with their seasons or risk actual cancellation because they couldn’t use the “we need to end it” excuse with the network. Rick and Morty has the position of not having to do anything to be renewed for another 6 seasons. That’s 6 seasons of plot points being dragged out too long, 6 seasons of jumping the shark constantly, and 6 seasons where the writers don’t have to care.

but that also implies that adult swim doesn’t plan to have any worthwhile programming for those 6 seasons and is going all in on Rick and Morty. This move could be the biggest disaster for the network if it backfires
 

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Nah, Rick and Morty has a major publicity problem after the Pickle Rick, Schezuan Sauce, and big IQ memes dominated the internet in the two years it took for season 4 to get made. The ratings were abysmal.
Also, getting renewed for 70 episodes is unheard of in adult animation. Especially when those 70 episodes were confirmed to be split up into seven seasons. not even the Simpsons in its prime could get that deal. Adult swim shot itself in the foot by agreed to keep an already dwindling show alive for 7 more years minimum regardless of outcome.

And think of what that says to the fans? Part of what made Robot Chicken a long term success was that every season ended with the show being “canceled.” This was an in-joke because Seth Green literally didn’t know if they would get a new season or not, so every season had to be a series finale. Not only did this allow for grand season openings, it also let fans know that they had to keep impressing with their seasons or risk actual cancellation because they couldn’t use the “we need to end it” excuse with the network. Rick and Morty has the position of not having to do anything to be renewed for another 6 seasons. That’s 6 seasons of plot points being dragged out too long, 6 seasons of jumping the shark constantly, and 6 seasons where the writers don’t have to care.

but that also implies that adult swim doesn’t plan to have any worthwhile programming for those 6 seasons and is going all in on Rick and Morty. This move could be the biggest disaster for the network if it backfires

One question though, can Adult Swim cancel their contract? Some of the major plot points, well, plot point could be solved within two seasons if they play it carefully. Even I'm like "Just do the Evil Morty throwdown" shit already, As much as I like the show, I don't think they can do much more with it.
 
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One question though, can Adult Swim cancel their contract? Some of the major plot points, well, plot point could be solved within two seasons if they play it carefully. Even I'm like "Just do the Evil Morty throwdown" shit already, As much as I like the show, I don't think they can do much more with it.
I haven’t seen the contract obviously, so I can’t answer that 100% accurately. Usually usually the loops holes involve controversies. Like, if Justin did something exceptional and they had to cut ties with him, that could be one of the only major bounds for contract termination since he’s basically the only way you can do the show.
I’m sure there’s something, but at this point they’ll likely keep pushing the show to survive to avoid paying the millions it could take to terminate this large of a contract
 
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I'm usually fine for a stupid stunt, but ruining the day of some poor McDonalds worker for the Schezuan sauce bullshit. Shameful.

Edit: While yes, most of the fault is with the McD administration, I'm sure Dan Harmon And Justin Roiland as they were writing the script were laughing imagining the fallout of puting in as Rick's motivation a VERY specific McDonalds old product. I can imagin fat ass Harmon saying while laughing "They are going to go to every Mcdonalds and trash the place when they find no sauce. Ha-ha, I love my audience."
 
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Shokew

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One question though, can Adult Swim cancel their contract? Some of the major plot points, well, plot point could be solved within two seasons if they play it carefully. Even I'm like "Just do the Evil Morty throwdown" shit already, As much as I like the show, I don't think they can do much more with it.

THAT would be the smart thing to do, as it would give closure to one of the few interesting things this show has tried. I don't trust these writers to follow through on it, but whatever.
 

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I'm usually fine for a stupid stunt, but ruining the day of some poor McDonalds worker for the Schezuan sauce bullshit. Shameful.

Edit: While yes, most of the fault is with the McD administration, I'm sure Dan Harmon And Justin Roiland as they were writing the script were laughing imagining the fallout of puting in as Rick's motivation a VERY specific McDonalds old product. I can imagin fat ass Harmon saying while laughing "They are going to go to every Mcdonalds and trash the place when they find no sauce. Ha-ha, I love my audience."

Believe it or not, from what I heard or read, Harmon was actually PISSED about people going crazy about looking for a artificially made Chinese sauce-y goodness. Looking for it was one thing, but going fucking crazy over it?
 

LiquidKid

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Believe it or not, from what I heard or read, Harmon was actually PISSED about people going crazy about looking for a artificially made Chinese sauce-y goodness. Looking for it was one thing, but going fucking crazy over it?
I don’t blame him. It makes him liable for the damage, and like I said, it severely hurt the show’s image and made the fans an international laughing stock.
But then he flipped the script to “they owe me royalties”
 

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Nah, Rick and Morty has a major publicity problem after the Pickle Rick, Schezuan Sauce, and big IQ memes dominated the internet in the two years it took for season 4 to get made. The ratings were abysmal.
Also, getting renewed for 70 episodes is unheard of in adult animation. Especially when those 70 episodes were confirmed to be split up into seven seasons. not even the Simpsons in its prime could get that deal. Adult swim shot itself in the foot by agreed to keep an already dwindling show alive for 7 more years minimum regardless of outcome.

And think of what that says to the fans? Part of what made Robot Chicken a long term success was that every season ended with the show being “canceled.” This was an in-joke because Seth Green literally didn’t know if they would get a new season or not, so every season had to be a series finale. Not only did this allow for grand season openings, it also let fans know that they had to keep impressing with their seasons or risk actual cancellation because they couldn’t use the “we need to end it” excuse with the network. Rick and Morty has the position of not having to do anything to be renewed for another 6 seasons. That’s 6 seasons of plot points being dragged out too long, 6 seasons of jumping the shark constantly, and 6 seasons where the writers don’t have to care.

but that also implies that adult swim doesn’t plan to have any worthwhile programming for those 6 seasons and is going all in on Rick and Morty. This move could be the biggest disaster for the network if it backfires

It is going to backfire on them, and it's going to be hilarious to watch it as it does. I really have no idea what the fuck Adult Swim was thinking giving this stupid show that kind of contract.

The only conclusion I can possibly think of is that there is an executive involved who for some reason wants Adult Swim off the air. So now, much like Trump and the USFL, he is trying to deliberately kill his product by setting up a decision that will ultimately be horrendous in the long run.
 

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It is going to backfire on them, and it's going to be hilarious to watch it as it does. I really have no idea what the fuck Adult Swim was thinking giving this stupid show that kind of contract.

The only conclusion I can possibly think of is that there is an executive involved who for some reason wants Adult Swim off the air. So now, much like Trump and the USFL, he is trying to deliberately kill his product by setting up a decision that will ultimately be horrendous in the long run.
Here’s my honest theory.
Rick and Morty has a higher budget than the average adult swim show, but it’s also currently popular and adult swim never lets a popular show end gracefully. But they couldn’t just drag it out because every year Justin would be a bigger flight risk and without him there is no show. He’s already expressed interest in making other shows and moving on, so as a reactionary measure to lock him down at a consistent rate instead of going into a bidding war every year, they ordered an insane amount of episodes to air over the 7 years,
Let’s remember that Dan was pulling a “the show isn’t renewed yet” for well over a year before this announcement. If I had to guess, AS wanted the show faster, and he wanted more job security. Justin wanted to leave, but couldn’t say no to an unheard of guaranteed 7 years of consistent work. So to appease them, and guarantee their show can come out at a faster rate, adult swim jumped the gun and paid out big time
 

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It is going to backfire on them, and it's going to be hilarious to watch it as it does. I really have no idea what the fuck Adult Swim was thinking giving this stupid show that kind of contract.

The only conclusion I can possibly think of is that there is an executive involved who for some reason wants Adult Swim off the air. So now, much like Trump and the USFL, he is trying to deliberately kill his product by setting up a decision that will ultimately be horrendous in the long run.

USFL == US Football league, right?

I don't know.....
Still sounds a lot more fun to dig into / learn about than most of what's in R&M (that doesn't involve the violent scenes), anyway.

All I know is R&M is doomed to get much worse than it already is, and it didn't start out all that good (especially good looking) to begin with. 7 years of mediocrity / garbage TV is not something to look forward to if it happens, neither.

After a while, you begin to crave something actually good (and furthermore, good for you, at least for the mind, anyway.). R&M is just junk food to ween yourself off of, at this point - when the show should have been consistently good from the beginning like your actual favorite whatever-the-fuck-it-happens-to-be you tend to talk up a storm about and feel encouraged to do because that's the right effect something should have on you.

Harmony's blown it - and so has his contractors. Sorry to see Roiland roped into this, however (it's always been clear he wanted better for this show, too.).
 
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USFL == US Football league, right?

I don't know.....
Still sounds a lot more fun to dig into / learn about than most of what's in R&M (that doesn't involve the violent scenes), anyway.

All I know is R&M is doomed to get much worse than it already is, and it didn't start out all that good (especially good looking) to begin with. 7 years of mediocrity / garbage TV is not something to look forward to if it happens, neither.

After a while, you begin to crave something actually good (and furthermore, good for you, at least for the mind, anyway.). R&M is just junk food to I HAVE AUTISM PLEASE LAUGH AT ME yourself off of, at this point - when the show should have been consistently good from the beginning like your actual favorite whatever-the-fuck-it-happens-to-be you tend to talk up a storm about and feel encouraged to do because that's the right effect something should have on you.

Harmony's blown it - and so has his contractors. Sorry to see Roiland roped into this, however (it's always been clear he wanted better for this show, too.).

Makes you wonder Roiland would actually do something to let him out of his contract. He has to something really, REALLY fucked up to do so.

Or do the fucking sensible thing and give Harmony's the whole enchilada and let him trash it. We all know Harmony is a okay writer but nothing noteworthy. Yeah, I know he created Community, but his writers, the actually talented ones, made the show. He probably just sat and fuck around.
 

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Makes you wonder Roiland would actually do something to let him out of his contract. He has to something really, REALLY fucked up to do so.

Or do the fucking sensible thing and give Harmony's the whole enchilada and let him trash it. We all know Harmony is a okay writer but nothing noteworthy. Yeah, I know he created Community, but his writers made the show. Probably just sat and fuck around.

Are you suggesting he's going to make a Wacky Deli to purposely flop?
 

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