"Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody is gonna die. Come watch TV.".
The fact that we are all going to die one day；that the universe is so big and nothing in it matters.
Nobody exists on purpose.Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody is gonna die. Come watch TV.
《苏菲的世界》里有个有趣的比喻，人不过是大兔子绒毛上的一只跳骚。死亡是全宇宙最无需大惊小怪之事，就像《三体》里的枪手对着遥远的木桩打靶一样， everything is so random here. 也正如存在主义戏剧所传达的信息：Life is essensially absurd. 人生本质上是荒诞而无意义的。每一集都在致敬某个或某些科幻作品或概念，故事框架其实不足为奇。然而它有趣就有趣在，它披着科幻的外衣，实则用极为黑色幽默的手法探讨了人性以及人类存在的哲学价值。从某种程度上说，这对于“人生皆苦”的我们来说，真是种宽慰。"I'm in great pain, please help me" 怪诞的口头禅背后其实是对死亡最深的恐惧。形式极滑稽，实则却悲观；笔触极冷，却又暖心。有种“看透了这个fucking damn world，却依然爱它"的感觉。嘲笑人类的渺小，却又深切地悲悯着这种渺小。
Rust: People out here, it's like they don't even know the outside world
exists. Might as well be living in the fucking moon.
Marty: There's all kinds of ghettos in the world.
Rust: It's all one ghetto, man, giant gutter in outer space.
Rust: Look. I consider myself a realist, all right, but in philosophical terms, I'm what's called a pessimist.
Marty: Um. Ok. What's that mean?
Rust: Means I'm bad at parties.
Marty: Let me tell you. You ain't great outside of parties either.
Rust: I think human consciousness was a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself. We are creatures that should not exist by natural law. ...
We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, this accretion of sensory experience and feeling, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody when, in fact, everybody's nobody. ...
I think the honorable thing for species to do is deny our programming, stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction, one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal.
Marty: So what's the point of getting out of bed in the morning?
Rust: I tell myself I bear witness, but the real answer is that it's obviously my programming, and I lack the constitution for suicide.
S1人体公园那集中，配角的死亡都像打了个喷嚏一样平常甚至滑稽。死亡、夫妻不和、男童性侵、婚外性、性癖，所有这些令人难以接受的事件，都在几分钟之内以美式幽默极快地演绎出来，一带而过。足够拍好几部日本伦理片了（笑）太阳底下无鲜事，一切都是惯常。Jerry说“Enjoy being human”，but those are exactly what being human means。黑格尔说，所有事物都必然走向自己的反面。看多了日韩的细腻伦理人性剧，我觉得Rick and Morty这种跳脱讽刺的风格真是让人想要说脏话的那种迷人。以哀表现哀是最浅层的，以无表现哀或许是种深刻，但若能以乐表现哀，真的是种看透的智慧，实属最高一层。引用一个友邻对这部动画的评价"so damn good, and so stupidly smart"。
个人最喜欢的两集：S2E3 (Unity), S3E7 (president Morty). 也喜欢两首插曲：Do you feel it; For the damaged coda。可谓神作。
See, we all got what I call a life trap, this gene-deep certainty that things will be different, that you'll move to another city and meet the people that'll be the friends for the rest of your life, that you'll fall in love and be fulfilled. Fucking fulfillment, and closure, whatever the fuck those two--Fucking empty jars to hold this shit storm, and nothing is ever fulfilled until the very end, and closure. No, No, No. Nothing is ever over.
People incapable of guilt usually do have a good time.
Pick up what you keep, and you leave the rest behind. People get
You start like that. You live with it.(Maggie)
You are not bad. It's not you. There's a weight, and it got its fishhooks in your heart and your soul.……You got one way out, and it's through the grace of God. You're only how the Lord made you. You are not flawed. We, you, me, people, we don't choose our feelings. There's grace in this world, and there's forgiveness for all, but you have to ask for it.（Rust审问犯人，说完，犯人急着confess了）
Im in great pain. Please help me. （S1) ＃死亡
People. I've seen the finale of thousands of lives, man. Young, old. Each one is so sure of their realness, that their sensory experience constituted a unique individual with purpose, meaning…so certain that they were more than a biological puppet. Well, the truth wills out, and everybody sees once the strings are cut, all fall down.
Parents are just kids having kids （S1E7) ＃代际关系
Each stilled body so certain that they were more than the sum of their urges, all the useless spinning, tired mind, collision of desire and ignorance.
The only difference is that you didn’t disappear afterwards. (Beth to Jerry) ＃婚姻
Everybody think they gonna be something they not. Everybody, they got this big plan. （船上的old man）
Letting go of the needs to be popular is what makes people like you. (S1) ＃人际与自我
（看尸体的照片）It's an unmistakable relief, see, because they were afraid and now they saw for the very first time how easy it was to just let go, and they saw--in that last nanosecond, they saw what they were, that you, yourself, this whole big drama, it was never anything but a jerry-rig of presumption and dumb will and you could just let go finally now that you didn't have to hold on so tight…to realize that all your life-- you know, all your love, all your hate, all your memory, all your pain-- it was all the same thing. It was all the same dream, a dream that you had inside a locked room, a dream about being a person…and like a lot of dreams, there's a monster at the end of it.
Yours, and nobody else’s, Unity (S2E3 这句真的完全戳中我的泪点） ＃爱情
Man, you got two ways of looking at it, Tiger. You can die and lose your shit, or you could live, go make some more shit.
任何关于性别平等的政策都是female insecurity的投射 (S1E7 不记得英文原文了，有些政治不正确之嫌，却是有意思的言论，不无道理
Why should I live in history, huh? Fuck, I don't want to know anything anymore. This is a world where nothing is solved. Someone once told me, "Time is a flat circle." Everything we've ever done or will do we're gonna do over and over and over again…and again…and again…forever.
Look. Everybody knows there's something wrong with them. They just don't know what it is. Everybody wants confession. Everybody wants some cathartic narrative for it, the guilty especially…Oh, but everybody is guilty.