“Wubba lubba dub dub!”
It’s a popular vocal sample that has for years been used all across the dance music spectrum, especially in the dubstep sector. Now Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, the creators behind Cartoon Network’s flagship series Rick and Morty, have teamed up with Teenage Engineering. Why? Because the Swedish company and manufacturer wants to create a mini synthesizer for Rick’s iconic phrase, “Wubba lubba dub dub,” which translates to “please help me, I am in great pain” in Birdperson’s native tongue. Dark comedy at its finest.
A synthesizer, often referred to as a synth, is an electronic instrument that creates audio signals to be converted to sounds. This one will be called the PO-137 because it’s one of their “Pocket Operators.” Just some of the features that this one of a kind synth will have are: a liquid-crystal display screen, two minutes of sample memory, and the infamous “Wubba lubba dub dub.” Other voice samples and catch phrases from the show will be found on it as well. It’s anticipated to sell out very quickly.
Its wide public knowledge that Rick and Morty has been signed on for 70 more episodes, with the season four premiere coming this November. Creators Harmon and Roiland have asked Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe and Kayne West to guest star on the show. Past guest star spot shave included John Oliver, DAvid Cross, Stephen Colbert, and more.