Rick and Morty: space and time breakers, dysfunctional family havers, purveyors of Sichaun sauce, and maybe the most realistic physical description of alcoholism on television. They have some sort of claim to making multiverses cool before multiverses were cool. And oh yeah, the show is really, really funny. So it's safe to say that Dan Harmon's first mainstream return to TV since Community has been a success. 

Since the show is so meticulously laid it, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Rick and Morty is a show that knew what it was from the very beginning. But nothing could be farther from the truth. Did you know it started off as a cheap parody of Back to the Future all the way back in 2006? I mean, it is right there in the name, we're not spoiling anything. 

Today we’ll be looking at that and 15 other behind-the-scenes stories from the show:

BEHIND-THE-SCENES FACTS GET SCHWIFTY WASN'T WRITTEN FOR THE SHOW. Rick Mdey Re The fan-favorite song from the fifth episode of season two was originally created for Rick and Morty's Rushed Licensed Adventure - a Flash game Adult Swim put out. The whole team loved the song so much that they wrote

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESP FACTS THE THEME SONG WAS WRITTEN FOR A DIFFERENT SHOW. Rick MoRfY A The beloved theme was actually created for Dog World- an unsuccessful pilot Justin Roiland developed for Cartoon Network. At first, the theme was used as a placeholder but it fit so well with the show that

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES FACTS PICKLE RICK WAS INSPIRED BY AN EPISODE OF BREAKING BAD. Rick Marty A According to Dan Harmon, season three's Pickle Rick' episode was influenced by Breaking Bad's season two episode 4 Days Out. In the episode, Walt and Jesse get stuck in the desert and have to use

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