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POPsessions: 'Rick and Morty' Stars Sarah Chalke and Spencer Grammer Pit Marvel vs. Harry Potter

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POPsessions: 'Rick and Morty' Stars Sarah Chalke and Spencer Grammer Pit Marvel vs. Harry Potter

"Rick and Morty" — co-created by the prickly genius behind "Community," Dan Harmon, and voice actor and animator Justin Roiland — is a warped take on the scientist/young protégé dynamic of Doc Brown and Marty from "Back to the Future." Sarah Chalke plays Beth, the daughter of Rick, and Spencer Grammer plays her daughter, Summer — voices of sanity against Morty's hormones and Rick's "mad sciencing."

How do the television mother and daughter match up in the real world? Well, it turns out Chalke is pretty Canadian and Grammer is pretty L.A., so not much; though they can both agree that "Homeland" is must-see TV and Pixar makes the best movies to cry to.

1. Have you ever dressed as a celeb for Halloween?

Sarah Chalke: This [past] year; Ziggy Stardust. I had to go to a Halloween party that night and had not gotten a costume together. I had a mullet from a Guns N' Roses party, so I Googled mullet costumes and when Ziggy Stardust came up, I looked no further.

Spencer Grammer: Marilyn Monroe. It wasn't a slutty version though, so I was the most dressed person at the Hollywood Halloween party I went to. That's when I realized Halloween is actually for kids and collecting candy...

2. What article of clothing could you not live without?

Chalke: My favorite hoodie. It's pretty much like my blankie at this point.

Grammer: Shoes. You need them to get places and people look at you funny when you don't wear them.

3. What do you eat or drink while watching a movie in the theater?

Chalke: I am a pretty high-maintenance movie theater watcher. I need at least two hot bevs [that] I will sometimes bring from home, sometimes pick up on the way, sometimes get at the theater. [It's] usually some sort of tea and some sort of coffee. Dark chocolate is mandatory. I will also bring movie socks if it's the summer and I’m wearing flip flops, cause you can’t enjoy a movie with cold toes.

Grammer: Root beer and popcorn no butter. Sometimes red vines... I like to make them into straws and drink my root beer out of them. I grew up in L.A. so that's why the red vines.

4. What was the first movie you saw?

Chalke: "Lady and the Tramp," I think?

Grammer: My dad says [it was] "The Never Ending Story." I can't remember.

5. What song was playing during your first kiss?

Chalke: A song from the Canadian band the Tragically Hip.

Grammer: Oh my God... um... It was in a park, so birds were singing.

6. Did you have a poster of a celeb on your wall when you were a kid or a teen?

Chalke: No, but my parents — I still can’t believe they let me do this — let me have 25 friends over for my 16th birthday and sleep over and paint the walls of my bedroom. Some of my friends were incredible artists, so there was some really beautiful art, some deep thoughts (originals and Jack Handey's) and some, well, not so beautiful art. (I can't draw.)

Grammer: JTT (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) and "The X-Files" poster.

7. What movie makes you cry?

Chalke: "Up."

Grammer: "Finding Nemo." I think that just speaks for itself.

8. What's the guiltiest pleasure currently on your DVR?

Chalke: "Shark Tank" (and the Canadian version, "Dragon's Den").

Grammer: Can't answer that.

9. What movie character do you wish you could be?

Chalke: "Ironman."

Grammer: Annie in "Sleepless in Seattle." I was obsessed with this movie when it came out. There is some kind of magic between Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. But then maybe Hermione Granger. I want to be able to perform magic.

10. What's the TV show you never miss?

Chalke: "Homeland," "Louie," and "Girls."

Grammer: "Homeland" or "Rick and Morty."

11. What TV show would you like to live in?

Chalke: "Gilligan's Island."

Grammer: I mean... um... "I Love Lucy." I like separate twin beds. Cuddling is for p-ssies.

12. Who is your TV crush?

Chalke: Michael J. Fox. My favorite show growing up was "Family Ties." When we were shooting "Scrubs," we found out he was going to guest star in an episode and I was so excited. Then I found out the episode was about an "epiphany toilet" and I had to do my whole scene with him sitting on the toilet with my pants around my ankles.

Grammer: Do athletes count? 'Cause saying I have a crush on someone on TV is kinda creepy because I may meet them one day, and then it would be publicized and then they'd know. What if I met them and then I didn't have a crush on them anymore? Either way, I work on TV and so I respect them all too much to divulge my inner most desires. Now it's probably even creepier that I'm saying this, so I'm passing on this question.

13. What website do you visit when no one is watching?

Chalke: [I'm] obsessed with Pinterest.

Grammer: Oh God... I have an answer and I'm too scared to say it.

14. What phone app do you use the most?

Chalke: Waze and Uber.

Grammer: Pandora.

15. Who is your favorite tweeter?

Chalke: Rob Delaney.

Grammer: Bill Murray.

16. What TV theme song do you still remember the words to?

Chalke: "Cheers" and "The Facts of Life."

Grammer: "Cheers."

17. What is your favorite karaoke song?

Chalke: Limited to rap, as I was not born with the gift of song: "Baby's Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot. Ten of my friends and I did a song and dance to it in grade 12 for grad parent night (a night where students showed a special skill to the parents, i.e. played a musical instrument).

Grammer: "Zombie" by the Cranberries. It's always at the end of the song list and easy to find. Or "Stuck in the Middle With You" by Stealers Wheel when it's available.

18. What is your favorite album?

Chalke: Joshua Radin's "Simple Times."

Grammer: "Takk" by Sigur Ros.

19. What was your first concert?

Chalke: Rick Springfield. I was nine, my sister was 10. We thought we were going to see Bruce Springsteen.

Grammer: Steely Dan. My dad took me.

20. What was on your favorite T-shirt when you were growing up?

Chalke: I had this brown T-shirt when I was six years old that had a hamburger on it. It was my fave.

Grammer: I'm not materialistic, so I don't have one... so I didn't have one.

21. Did you collect anything when you were a kid?

Chalke: Dead lottery tickets. Instead of a sticker book, I had an old binder called the lotto museum.

Grammer: Sure. Mugs, those collectible spoons from different countries and states, and stone critters.

22. What's the best birthday present you ever received?

Chalke: My son.

Grammer: My son Emmett. He was born seven minutes past my birthday. Best present I could've ever had. He is my light.

Watch a clip from "Rick and Morty":

"Rick and Morty" airs Mondays at 10:30 p.m. on Adult Swim.

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