mardi 3 octobre 2017

Not something I want for myself

A la faveur d'un épisode présenté comme mémorable, j'ai découvert la série Rick and Morty. Bien sûr, j'en connaissais déjà vaguement les protagonistes principaux (un peu comme pour toutes les séries animées américaines pour adultes. Citons: Family Man, Adventure Time, Daria, Archer ou le tout récent Big Mouth), mais disons, que j'ai regardé pour de bon. La série a pour elle de sortir du cadre convenu de la famille américaine habitant une banlieue sans âme, en ajoutant une dose de science-fiction fantaisiste.

Dans "Pickle Rick", Rick, le grand-père (scientifique frappadingue de génie) s'est transformé en cornichon (!) afin d'échapper à une séance de thérapie familiale (!). Il finira tout de même par s'y rendre...

Therapist : - Why didn't you want to come here ?

Picke Rick : - Because I don't respect therapy. Because I'm a scientist. Because I invent, transform, create and destroy for a living, and when I don't like something about the world, I change it. And I don't think going to a rented office in a strip mall to listen to some agent of averageness explain which words mean which feelings has ever helped anyone do anything. I think it's helped a lot of people get comfortable and stop panicking, which is a state of mind we value in the animals we eat, but it's not something I want for myself. I'm not a cow. I'm a pickle... When I feel like it. So... You asked.

Therapist : - Rick, the only connection between your unquestionable intelligence and the sickness destroying your family is that everyone in your family, you included, use intelligence to justify sickness. You seem to alternate between viewing your own mind as an unstoppable force and as an inescapable curse, and I think its because the only truly unapproachable concept for you is that it's your mind within your control. You chose to come here you chose to talk, to belittle my vocation, just as you chose to become a pickle. You are the master of your universe, and yet you are dripping in rat blood and feces. Your enormous mind literally vegetating by your own hand. I have no doubt that you would be bored senseless by therapy. The same way i'm bored when I brush my teeth and wipe my ass. Because the thing about repairing, maintaining and cleaning is... it's not an adventure. There's no way to do it so wrong you might die. It's just... Work; and the bottom line is some people are OK going to work, and some people... well some people would rather die. Each of us gets to choose.

Rick and Morty (S03E03, "Pickle Rick")
Justin Roiland + Dan Harmon (2016)

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Bonus : le couch gag crossover Simpsons / Rick and Morty

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