Is anybody else watching this? I did a search before posting because with all the love Harmon receives for Community, I thought for sure that somebody would’ve posted about the cartoon he’s producing for Adult Swim. But the search turned up nothing, so I guess either nobody is watching it or they’re being very surreptitious about it.
In either case, I’m going to take the time to cheerlead for it. It’s a half hour animated comedy created and produced by Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (voice of Lemongrab from Adventure Time and creator of a fair amount of animated shorts that are watchable on his website), and it’s the best new show I’ve seen in a very long time. It was developed from a satirical short produced by Roiland awhile back, about the relationship between Doc and Marty in Back to the Future. It moved away from that a little bit once it was picked up by Adult Swim, but it still follows an eccentric scientist and his young friend as they go on adventures and do crazy things with science. Adult Swim has made all the episodes viewable on YouTube, so there’s really no excuse not to watch them, unless…
… you have issues with controversial subject matter. The show isn’t purposefully controversial or edgy like a lot of Adult Swim shows, but it does veer into darker territory now and then. The latest episode for example, has a giant pedophile talking jelly bean. It’s not there just for laughs, though,and outs actually crucial to the episode and an important statement on Rick and Morty’s relationship. Believe it or not, the resolution of the pedophile jelly bean plot makes the show less nihilistic and anarchic than it might otherwise be.
In any case, Dan Harmon. Community. You should watch it.