Rick And Morty co-creator Dan Harmon has responded to a fan who labelled him a “lazy alcoholic” over the show’s slow production by saying new episodes of the animated series haven’t even been ordered by a network.
After being criticised for a lack of progress on the show’s fourth season – especially since Rick And Morty animators managed to throw together a new music video for Run The Jewels in the interim– Harmon said it’s hard to find the motivation to pen a show which doesn’t yet have network support.
Oh, he also insinuated the commenter was a bit of a dick for his grumpy message.
I hear ya, tough spot. On one hand, it can be challenging, especially with crippling lazy alcoholism, to write a show that hasn’t been ordered by a network. On the other hand, the thought that fans like you pay the price…I mean…I’m gonna grab a drink https://t.co/mvn9nthxCE— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) March 17, 2018
Harmon also issued another comment regarding some particularly rancid corners of the Rick And Morty fandom.
like, Community fans would “yell at me” if the wrong couple kissed, I could take it as a compliment. I can’t find the flattery in this shit, it’s like being a NASCAR driver and you come out of Denny’s and your station wagon is smashed by a kid that “prefers your race car.”— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) March 18, 2018
All three existing seasons of the show have been hosted by Adult Swim.
In January, Rick And Morty writer Ryan Ridley told a podcast he had concerns about the show’s turnaround.
“I never understood why everybody — all parties, Dan, Justin [Roiland], and Adult Swim — didn’t get their shit together, and make the show fast,” Ridley said.
He also said there was no production schedule for the upcoming season.
Months later, it looks like that may still be the case. Perhaps it’s best not to harangue the show’s creator over admitted substance abuse issues, though.