Moving away from the idea of structured topics, this week we’re improvising with whatever comes to mind in episode 3 of the Secret Cave podcast.
In this off-the-cuff conversation, we debate everything from Rick & Morty’s philosophy to the reason skeletons aren’t as widely represented as zombies.
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? in this episode, we discuss:
- Is Rick & Morty just a shoddy rip off of Futurama?
- Cliched characterization in Rick & Morty
- Rick & Morty’s portrayal of family
- Infidelity as a tired plot line
- Laughing out loud when watching something alone
- Is Rick & Morty philosophical fiction?
- Lee’s first impressions of Futurama episode 1
- Is it possible to enjoy something on the surface level without analyzing it?
- The philosophy of Futurama
- Looking at the past through a nostalgic filter
- Why is Rick & Morty listed as philosophical fiction?
- On Planet Earth 2’s portrayal of newly hatched iguanas
- Animal cruelty in Jackass 3
- Tommy Chong’s representation of cannabis culture
- The Mandlebrot Set as an analogy for the universe
- Subtle smoking in The Life Aquatic
- Is it vital to watch classics like Ghostbusters?
- What’s the definition of a classic?
- Watching Alien on TV at Christmas in the 90s
- Blade Runner’s stunning opening visuals
- Buying Radio Times at Christmas and highlighting the films you’re going to watch
- The impact of Netflix on traditional TV viewing
- Why Jason and the Argonauts was a pre-meme meme
- Top skeleton films
- Why aren’t skeletons as popular as zombies?
- Why Trap Door is one of the best kid’s shows of all time
- Arthur’s rendition of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis
- Movies filmed through the eyes of the characters
? links mentioned:
- Rick & Morty
- Family Guy
- Bob’s Burgers
- BoJack Horseman
- Blackadder II
- Space Pilot 3000, Futurama
- Rick & Morty’s philosophy
- Billy West
- Cartoon Wars, South Park
- American Humane’s report on Jackass 3
- Tommy Chong
- The Life Aquatic
- Bill Murray’s divorce
- Wes Anderson
- Toy Story
- Blade Runner
- Ridley Scott
- Radio Times
- Jason and the Argonauts
- All Dogs Go to Heaven
- The Mummy
- Jurassic Park
- The Trap Door
- Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
- Being John Malkovich
Interactive Mandelbrot Set:
Music credit: Nuclear Winter — Baby Mawson