Rick and Morty Is Struggling With Its Own History (& That Makes Me Worried About Season 8)

Although Rick and Morty season 7 was a lot of fun, I could see some of the problems that plagued other adult animated hits in the outing. Rick and Morty borrows inspiration from a lot of sources, but the shows success is unique. Most earlier animated comedies followed entirely different routes to their cult classic status. The Simpsons

was a massive pop culture phenomenon from early on, while Family Guy was canceled before it could gain a foothold, only to be revived and endlessly renewed in the decades that followed. Futurama was never a huge ratings hit, but still merited two revivals.

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