Even though “Rick and Morty” is still a well-liked and favoured programme, the intervals between seasons can be annoying. Despite the fact that season 7 has already been written, it appears that fans won’t get to see season 6 until sometime in October of this year. Netflix’s animated sitcom “Inside Job” might be worth watching if you’re tired of watching your favourite “Rick and Morty” episodes over and over but are still looking for something to satisfy that same itch.
“Inside Job” is a workplace comedy centred on the inept workers of the Deep State, who are in charge of keeping all of the world’s conspiracies hidden from the general public. Alex Hirsh and Shion Takeuchi, both recognised for their work on the acclaimed “Gravity Falls,” created the film. This show, which has been well-received and has been renewed for a second season, has a lot to offer “Rick and Morty” fans looking for a fresh animated comedy.
Inside Job shares the same sense of nihilism
The nihilistic streak of “Rick and Morty” is one of its more enduring qualities.
Tragic events occur at every turn of the show, but the writers find ways to make them funny. In “Rick Potion #9,” when Rick unintentionally wipes out the entire planet, he and Morty simply travel to another dimension and resume their regular lives. When Morty sees Roy through his entire life and death, he dismisses it and quickly forgets about it. The messed up stuff that occurs on “Rick and Morty” is typically absurdly quick and treated with disregard.
Inside Job’s Reagan could (almost) give Rick a run for his money
The same is true for “Inside Job.” As a quick joke, people are brutally murdered on this show. In this one, every well-known conspiracy theory from our world is proven to be accurate, and none of the characters are alarmed. The fact that the world is actually controlled by a Deep State should be horrifying, but the main characters of “Inside Job” don’t seem to care about that fact at all. They treat their role as the puppet master of the entire world with the same gravity as they would any boring nine-to-five job. If you enjoy accepting the humour of meaninglessness, “Inside Job” is the show for you.
Rick Sanchez is a cranky, anti-social, immensely intelligent, and world-weary old guy. The lead character in “Inside Job,” Reagan Ridley (Lizzy Caplan), is a grumpy, antisocial young woman with similar characteristics. Even if Reagan never quite achieves the title of universe’s wisest person, she comes pretty darn close. She develops a robot clone of the President in just the first episode, demonstrating what is considered a mastery of artificial intelligence. (Although the robot soon breaks down and attempts to destroy the planet, it was amusing while it lasted.)
Brett is a less mean-spirited Jerry
One significant distinction between the two leads is that Reagan has certain objectives, whilst Rick just wants to be left alone and go on enjoyable, independent excursions. While Reagan desperately wants to control her department and be accountable for everything that occurs at work, Rick avoids responsibility like the plague. Reagan feels like a new character because of the disparity in the characters’ goals, which enables the drama to explore uncharted territory.
Jerry Smith, played by Chris Parnell, is one of “Rick and Morty’s” most polarising characters and serves as its target for much of the first few seasons. He is not respected by his wife, his children, or even Rick himself, who appears to dislike everything about the man. Despite this, the programme maintains that Jerry’s routinely dull and uninspired life is superior to Rick’s haughtiness and disdain for convention.
This is further demonstrated in the Season 3 finale when Beth (Sarah Chalke) decides against Rick’s wishes to get back together with Jerry. Despite how cool Rick may seem, Jerry’s basic goodness and genuineness are what endear him to the family. While Jerry is still the focus of many jokes on the show, “Rick and Morty” has recently embraced the notion that having simple interests and being a simple person are admirable in their own right and that Beth and Rick, who frequently make fun of this, aren’t exactly role models.
Aliens and monsters are real and normal
This is one of the reasons Brett Hand from “Inside Job” (Clark Duke) is such a humorous character. He is a boring, ineffective individual who only wants to be liked, much like Jerry. The characters on “Inside Job” actually like him, unlike Jerry. Even while Ridley is annoyed by his lack of intelligence, she comes to value his plain, caring personality. Brett offers some much-needed catharsis for “Rick and Morty” fans who wish Jerry could have been treated a little more compassionately.
How little “Rick and Morty” holds the audience’s hand when it comes to the sci-fi components is one amusing part of the programme. Even though they have little to do with Rick’s cosmic exploits, aliens do exist in their world, and all the other human characters seem to be okay with that. Aliens and other supernatural beings frequently stroll through public places without incident. It adds to the appeal of the programme.
Inside Job has the same lightning-fast pace
In “Inside Job,” non-human characters are treated similarly to human ones. Characters that are not human include the psychic mushroom Magic Myk (Brett Gelman) and the human-dolphin hybrid soldier Glenn Dolphin (John DiMaggio). There is no sequence in which new man Brent is surprised or confused by their existence, and there is never any indication that the show is worried about the audience’s ability to suspend disbelief. There is no need for explanations because these individuals are simply written and handled like everyday people.
Siobhan Thompson, a staff writer for “Rick and Morty,” noted in an interview how unusually fast-paced the show was, adding, “I feel like you burn five to 10 premises in every episode.” Every episode of “Rick and Morty” feels like it’s tossing a dozen distinct sci-fi notions at you at once, in contrast to most sitcoms, which are only willing to centre their episodes around one or two premises at most. Part of what has made the show so popular is its ability to balance all these distinct concepts while maintaining the arcs of its primary characters.
Similar to this, but with a greater emphasis on researching and parodying well-known conspiracy theories than on sci-fi ideas. Every episode feels like there is a lot happening at once, but there is never a sense that the show is near to running out of concepts.