Justin Roiland, a co-creator of Rick and Morty, has shed light on why we’ve not seen Interdimensional Cable episodes in the series since Season 3 but did admit that it would likely “happen again” sometime in the future, thanks to a story from Gamesradar. The Interdimensional Cable episodes are equally absurd as they are light-hearted and comedic, and focused on Rick and Morty scrolling through a multiverse of cable TV channels.
Some of the best sketches include Jan-Quadrant Vincent, Real Fake Doors, Ants In My Eyes Johnson, How They Do It, Man Vs. Car, and my personal favourite, Lil Bits. Roiland admitted that the team behind the Adult Swim series “took a crack at it in season three, but there was something about it that felt forced.”
Roiland adds that any future concepts for Interdimensional Cable would need “to come from a really happy, silly, unnatural place” for the sketches to come together. Since Rick and Morty launched in 2013, there have been two Interdimensional Cable episodes. The first was ‘Rixty Minutes’ followed by ‘Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate.’
“I think it will happen again,” Roiland admits. “When it works best, you find a really good, emotional B-story to pair with the crazy, absurd comedy. I think with the second one, the B-story is also absurd and crazy. It didn’t quite hit the same level of brilliance as the first one.”
“If we did it again,” he adds, “we’d want to find a story that pairs nicely like that. Like everything with this show, if we feel like it’s being forced or shoehorned in, we kind of back off. It’s always going to be better when it comes naturally.”
Created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, Rick and Morty stars Sarah Chalke, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, and Kari Wahlgren.