Justin Roiland looking at 7 years in prison for domestic violence.

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  1. Awesome Possum

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    From what I’ve read Roiland has little to do with the show beyond voice work since season 3. It’s possible that he knew something but it’s also possible that he just dismissed it as the general low level sexism that a lot of men joke about. A lot of it is baked into the show itself and Roiland had openly talked about being attracted to characters on the show, Summer in particular.
     
  2. Nerys Myk

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    Just hire Fox and Lloyd.. ;)
     
  3. JoseNoodles

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    There was always a kind of natural misanthropy to Roiland's portrayal of Rick Sanchez which I think contributed to the character's popularity, but maybe also said a lot about the person voicing him.
     
  4. the G-man

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    Yep, and unfortunately for the show (and the other people who work on it), I suspect a Roiland-less R&M will be about as successful as a post John K Ren and Stimpy. (Note: That's not a defense of either Roiland or Krisfaluci, just a prediction as to the show's probability of continued success).
     
  5. Awesome Possum

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    He's just a voice actor at this point on the show, he hasn't written an episode since season 3 and that episode is one of the clip episodes. He can be replaced and given that most of the contributions to the show seems to be shots of a teenage girl's ass and her describing peeing her pants, we might be better off without him.

    As for John K, they gave him back Ren and Stimpy and he made Ren and Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon, the worst piece of shit in animation history.
     
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  6. JoseNoodles

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    Tell me about it...
     
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    It'll be nice to have an actor voicing Rick who will just act drunk instead of actually getting drunk and then doing their recording like an asshole.
     
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    I mean, the original pilot for Rick and Morty, written by Roiland, had Doc Brown attempting to molest his grandson.

    The signs were there.
     
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  9. Tuskin38

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    I believe he also adlibs a lot of shit. Though the General story ideas probably aren't his yeah.
     
  10. Nightowl1701

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    Yeah. Give the dual role to one/two of those dead-on fan impressionists, and the show should be able to keep on truckin'.
     
  11. Guy Gardener

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    That was what John Mulaney was hinting towards in the original bit, but he kept it classy.
     
  12. Rich Watson

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    People are speaking up now and confirm he had no involvement in writing the show since Season 3 and would record his dialogue from home and send it in, which suited everyone else just fine.
     
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    To be fair, that's exactly the narrative Adult Swim and others with a vested interest in keeping their jobs would be pushing either way.
     
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    Wow, I never knew that about him, that's really disturbing.
    Sounds like he's even worse than I thought.
    It's so frustrating how many of these people who have created such great shows, books, ect. are total creeps. I've joked in the past about creative people always being a bit different from other people, but a now a lot of them are turning out to be different in a bad way.