November 15, 2019

This 'Rick & Morty' Script Can Teach You A Lot About Writing

Rick & Morty scripts are inventive, imaginative, and incredible to read. Download the “Meeseeks Box” episode of the show and learn how to set up key moments in your story.

The secret to any screenplay is starting strong.

We’ve talked about how the first ten pages of your feature are the most important and how cold opens set your story up for success.

Today I want to look at the opening scenes of a Rick & Morty episode to show you how the writer uses them to set up the 30-ish pages that come after.

Let’s jump in!

Download a Rock & Morty Script PDF here – Read the “Meeseeks Box” episode.

Rick & Morty is one of the funniest and best-structured shows on TV. They know how to tell a story and how to tell it right.

That’s why I am so excited to present the opening pages of S1E04, aka “The Meeseeks Box,” written by Ryan Ridley. Let’s analyze the opening scenes of the episode to look at how everything after is the product of an excellent opening.

Check out the pages:

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Source: NoFilmSchool