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.