For five seasons now Jerry has been the punchline of the Rick and Morty universe. We’ve seen him lose his job, his wife, his family, his family’s respect, and his dignity. But as sad as this chronic punching bag is, the man behind him is anything but. Decider spoke to Chris Parnell about what it’s been like recording on one of the most popular shows on television during a global pandemic.
While other members of the cast opted to stay at home and record, Parnell went into the studio several times during COVID-19. “Even here in LA it’s been easy to just go into the studio for me. Before you get out of the car you put your mask on. You walk into the booth, you take it off. You don’t have to ever really come into contact with anybody except through glass or on a screen,” Parnell said. “That’s been pretty easy, actually.”
Due to how secretive this show always is, Parnell was hesitant to talk about what’s in store for Jerry this season. But he did reveal his favorite character. Fitting for the pathetic mess that is Jerry, the voice actor didn’t choose himself. “I’d have to say Rick, just because he’s kind of the center of everything and he’s the one that does the craziest adventures. But there’s so many great guest stars too,” Parnell said. “It’s hard to pick a favorite.”
Parnell also teased there would be more family adventures to come in the next couple of seasons. “At the end of Season 5 or it’s coming up in Season 6, there’s more family stuff we get to do. I feel like the more people that are involved from the family in the adventure, the better it is,” Parnell said.
“You won’t be disappointed,” Parnell added.
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