Rick: EP2 "Full Groan"

Several people have asked about episode one, so here's a link.

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Reader Comments (38)

I didn't expect a new comic due to thinking you were currently getting your tonsils gouged. I got the date wrong, it seems. Hurrah for new comics!

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBenny

nice

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjigga

"When all you ever get is nailed, everything looks like a hammer." That is pure gold, Rick, pure gold. Shine on, you crazy, incontinent monkey!

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThatJeff

It's like looking into my own future.

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNonsensicles

Advice for Rick: you can be successful at incontinence. Win-win.

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjh

Nice! Is there a Episode 1?

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFernando

Panel 2 Scott is prime infinishirt material.

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymoose

Where's episode 1?

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArtahn

Wait! Where's Episode 1? How did I miss that? Did I read it and not remember it? What kind of fan am I???

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

Pure awesome.

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Ha, I like that Panel 2 Scott is looking at us, the audience. As if to say "this is what I put up with on a semi-regular basis."

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

I love you Scott. I love Missy too. But since you two are taken, I'm prepared to love Rick. I live in Seattle, am beautiful, and have a good job. Rick?

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCatBallou

I kinda like the strong, silent Scott. Like Rocket Hat without the hat.

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRaj Chaudhuri

friend's like these?

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpooker

I cannot understand the second episode without reading first episode so please provide me first episode. I am very excited about first episode.

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrisbane Metal Roofing

Oooh, the first "Basic Instructions" without any basic instructions at all!

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKrupuk

Actually, I wasn't surprised at all that you would abuse a friend like that. I think good-natured abuse is one of the surest signs of a good friendship.

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterXenocles

Yesss!!!! It's the smoking jacket. But where's the fez hat??? And what's that creepy looking thing next to you in panel 1? It looks kind of like a dead body. Is that Rick's sense of optimism?

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEric L

Panel 1 is artistic genius. Basic Instructions in 3D. I love it.

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersunit

The return of smoking-jacket-steeple-fingered Scott! I love it!

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

Some people, their jokes just write themselves, eh?

(Panel 3 made me thing of Dr. Horrible for some reason. Could I be -that- much of a geek?)

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRob

There's something different about this strip...
Did the art-style change slightly?
Are those new drawings?
Or is it merely caused by the characters occupying more space in the panels than they normally do?

Still a good strip, like always.

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWilla

Let Rick know that he will be successful at dying. :-)

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNitroDuck

"...like incontinence."

This is true. Now that I'm 45, fewer people point out how often I have to pee.

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersnowdog

The branding is perfect.

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTom

Searching the site for "EP1" finds nothing, searching for "rick" only finds the current strip. Therefore we can assume (knowing Scott is a sci-fi geek like us) that starting with EP2 is a bizarre tribute to George Lucas, who started the original Star Wars trilogy with Episode IV. /nerd detective

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBart

Your facial expressions in response to Rick's speeches are just perfect.

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

I loved the look on panel 2.... it just stare at me and say:

" Do you see what I mean! "

lol

Great as usual!

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmorim

Panel 2 is me :|

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThaily

The Scott face in panel 2 is pure gold. I was waiting an embedded wah-wah-wah to happen.

June 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKevinKunreuther

Here all along I thought the awesomely fatalistic things Rick was always saying were just some ironically-pessimistic side of you, Scott. Turns out Rick rocks, too. No wonder you're friends.

June 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBill

Dear Scott Meyer. Get a really long pipe, y'know, the kind you can hold out about a foot away from your mouth. My father looks -exactly- like you, and I wish to know what he would look like if he owned a fez and lengthy pipe (also, what I'll probably look like in... 20 years? You're 40ish, right?)

June 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRowanthepreacger

has anyone else noticed a link to this strip to the top left of the comic? has it been there before?

June 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwhowantstoknow?

Wow...and I though I was the only one who was incorrigibly depressed. Guess I was wrong again.

June 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLittleGirlBlue23

You're on a roll, comic-maker man.

June 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermarkm

(this may have been said already) Wouldnt it be hilarious if this Rick that Scotts friends with turned out to be Rick Moranis?

June 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCliff_Mystic

I have found Episode 1!

http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2009/7/1/how-to-create-a-spin-off.html

July 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGiondi

I read both episode and according to me second episode is better than first episode.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoofing Northern Beaches

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