Sean "The Hype-Man' Kelly
Rylan "The Lawyer" Goch
Jimmy "The Engineer" Dunne
The Pickle Rick
Mates for longer than passport collection at home affairs, these four once upon a time were teenage schoolmates and have linked up from across Southern Africa like a lyric from a Johnny Clegg song. Frothing at the thought of being reunited, these four men from entirely different walks of the modern man's economic pursuit are ready to put it all on the line and talk a ridiculous amount of shit along the way.
Jimmy Dunne - The Engineer
Cross a gecko, a motherboard and a set of steel-toed work boots, drown it in sunblock and you got Jim " Jimbo Slaaaace" Dunne. By day he goes as a mechanical engineer, by night he drops mouse clicks, dredging rookies online and castling the Lites out at his local pub. He dances so kiff it has been rumoured all the ‘Step Up's’ were based on his exploits. How does he serve the team? Well let's just say if the culinary sciences were similar to engineering he would be the Iron Chef of welding. He engineers so good he makes the Eiffel tower look like a game of Jenga in the 11th round. In short (this has nothing to do with his height), Jimmy is the prosthetic leg of the team.
Nadeem Ahmed - The Driver
You know that guy you can always hear laughing in the background of a viral video where some dude gets fuuuuuu*#ed up? Well, that's Nadeem. Instead of having a normal hobby he would rather go around knocking ice-creams out of toddlers hands and telling them he's gonna make the Panda an endangered species. Thing is, the man can drive and he's sharp. The homie executes audits on the daily making him legit under pressure, never sweating, inspiring antiperspirant commercials along the way. His honesty is refreshing, making people feel good about themselves 50% of the time, every time. You need a guy like that, Ricky-Bobby-like. His only concern about the race - "Please don't make shorts part of our team kit".
Sean Kelly - The Hype-Man
Jack Johnson recorded his chart-topping hit 'Banana Pancakes' after eating this guy’s banana pancakes. He's so casual his middle name is a type of informal dress code in the Caribbean. When he's not teaching sharks sign language or getting barrelled, the dude’s doing journalist type things about surfing around the world. His spirit animal would probably be Chicken Joe from Surf’s Up. Always making a point of having a good time, his motivation behind being involved is, “Saturdays are for the boys!". He’ll be able to keep the party going both on and off the track, he is our hype-man, full of gees.
Rylan Goch - The Lawyer
The only man to ever punch his best mate in the face and then ask that very best mate, while crying, if he needed a hug. Fearlessly loyal, the police keep asking him to be a part of the K9 unit. Always pulling paper in ching-chong-cha as he feels paper is a good metaphor for his life; useful when needed. He’s known to some as, “Rylando Bloom” after the famous Hollywood actor ‘cause he’s as slick as they come with words during after-work drinks. Any problem, big or small he's, with you. Except if there are seagulls. Then he's just like fu*#k this. He's the kinda guy who will ask his mother-in-law for more of her shitty beef stroganoff, smash it and then lie to her face as he tells you and her it was the bomb.com even though you know it was just the shit.shit. Defending the needy behind a pressed suit and auburn tie, this man of the law is here to make sure we cross those I's and dot them T's as we forge ahead with team 'Pickle Rick'. Every team needs one, the eternal optimist. "I think we will all witness a ballet come race day, a ballet of raw emotion" - Rylan Goch
For the uncultured few who don’t understand the above phrase and are not immediately picturing a murderous pickle/rat hybrid running around a secure compound engaging in a brutal duel with a long haired assassin, shame on you. But, because we are required to convince you of the unadulterated awesome-ness and genius of our idea, we will take pity on you and give you a little background to the critically acclaimed animated series “Rick and Morty”. “Rick and Morty” follows the story of a crazy, alcoholic, genius scientist (Rick) and his sweet, unassuming grandson (Morty). Rick takes Morty on a series of crazy adventures that, in a nutshell, involve time travel, aliens, the importance of family, robots, clones, McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce and heartbreak (yup, you read that right).
In Episode 3 of Season 3, Rick decides to make himself into a pickle (gherkin for us Saffas). His motivation: because he can. Whilst his little experiment initially seems to be a horribly misguided decision, he overcomes all odds (the burning hot sun, rain, cockroaches, and murderous rats) and eventually fashions himself a pickle/rat hybrid body that is fully functioning and even capable of holding off a murderous assassin.
Right now, if you haven’t watched Rick and Morty before, you are either thinking one of two things: 1) Holy shit I need to watch Rick and Morty; or 2) These guys are morons, a pickle is a stupid idea and this motivation should be shredded. If you’re number 2, then hold off on that shredder for just a second.
The inspiration behind “The Pickle Rick” is one that goes deeper than just a vegetable pickled in vinegar. Pickle Rick embodies the pursuit of excitement at the risk of exposing oneself to danger and self-destruction. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE DOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We ARE Pickle Rick.