Credit: Gene Page/AMC Photo: Rick Grimes Stares Into the Distance in The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 15: “Us”

Poor Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln). Even his own creator knocks him down.

Still, you can’t take The Walking Dead comic book writer Robert Kirkman too seriously, especially when he’s on show like Doug Loves Movies. RK was a guest on comedian Doug Benson’s show on May 7, along with Jon Favreau, Nick Thune and Bryan Bishop. You can listen to the 53-minute podcast on iTunes, and it does include a little bit of Walking Dead (trash) talk.

Robert was asked if he had seen Love Actually before casting Andrew Lincoln as Rick on TWD. He said yes. Doug teased, "And you thought that py, that piece of st from that movie could play a stand-up guy like Rick Grimes?" RK replied, "Well, I mean, I don't know if you watch the show, but Rick Grimes is kind of a py." The response, which we back 100 percent: "How dare you?!" Robert: "He screws up a lot. He gets his ass kicked..."
 

Credit: Gene Page/AMC Photo: Carl Grimes Examines Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 9: “After”

Yeah, he has these weird bouts with sanity, Doug agreed, but added that Andrew's a really good actor. He was surprised to learn the guy from Love Actually was also Rick.

"You have a few of those sneaky people with foreign accents pretending to be American on the show," he said. Robert added, "There's a few of those. There's a few bad actors, too, I mean, let's be honest." Who are the bad actors, he was asked. He just said, "I'm kidding."

RK dropped a lot of (loving?) trash-talk on the podcast, including a shot at Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee), and a declaration that the show is “bullst” because in a real zombie apocalypse everyone would be dropping f-bombs all the time.

That’s probably true, and we know Rick’s last line of Season 4 was supposed to have an f-bomb, as in the comics. But someone needs to stand up for Rick as a badass leader. He may not always make the best decisions, but at least he’s not passive. And he’s right more often than he’s wrong — he sleuthed out the truth about Carol, he killed himself free of the “Claimed” house, and check out that neck bite in the Season 4 finale. And now he’s the Terminus group’s best hope of getting free in Season 5. They’re screwing (or effing) with the wrong people!

Robert is screwing with the wrong guy, too — you don’t want to diss The Ricktator when he’s in beast mode. Or do you agree that Rick is kind of a py at times? He’s not exactly Shane, The Governor, or Negan. Even Carl thinks he can be weak sometimes.

The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October 2014 on AMC.

SourcesTheWalkingDead.comDoug Loves Movies