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What inspired the Rick and Morty theme song?
Pitchfork: You’re responsible for the show’s over-the-top main theme. How did that come together?
Ryan Elder: It’s interesting, I wrote that theme originally for a different show Justin was pitching, which was called “Dog World.” There’s actually a reference to it in the episode “Lawnmower Dog,” when the super intelligent dogs choose to colonize their own world at the conclusion and Rick says something like, “A [concept] like that could make for a satisfying show, maybe at 11 minutes a pop.” [The theme’s] reference points were obviously “Doctor Who”—a super big influence on me—but also “Farscape” and “Invader Zim.” Justin and I talked about creating this larger-than-life sci-fi adventure score for “Rick and Morty,” and this theme that I had written for “Dog World” just seemed so perfect for it. Early on we were just like, “Let’s just use that and then down the road we’ll come up with something else.” But everyone fell in love with it, so we kept it in and that’s what you hear today. Read more at: https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/rick-and-morty-composer-ryan-elder-on-how-he-writes-joke-songs/
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