Mega Dan Harmon interview, part 3: ’Rick and Morty’ – Sometimes those are tools. You can break off a little piece of “Die Hard” and use it to open a lid. Sometimes you’re breaking off such a big piece of “Die Hard” and talking about it at so many different points in your story that you realize that you’re really citing “Die Hard” and you really owe it to bring “Die Hard” into the writer’s room and ask questions about “Die Hard” while you’re breaking the story and let “Die Hard” answer your questions. And then when the wardrobe supervisor says, “What should Jeff be wearing?,” maybe you say, “Well, a dirty wife beater, because why not?” And so in their best versions these things are just organic. They just happen because it’s an honest way to do what we always do, which is be incredibly derivative when we’re breaking stories. I don’t mountain climb on the weekends. I don’t go to roller rinks. I watch TV and I watch movies. And I didn’t have real experiences in my childhood. I watched TV and movies.