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Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 5:49PM EDT
Rick and Morty make a My Little Pony cameo
The latest episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic featured a blink-if-you-miss cameo from the Adult Swim stars.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 12:48AM EDT
Australian mayor defends her city from Rick and Morty April Fool's Day parody
The April Fool's parody dissed the city of Bendigo, prompting Google searches for the city to soar, which led to the mayor's response.
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:51AM EDT
BBC creates a dog-hosted show for April Fool's Day
BBC children’s channel CBBC celebrated April 1st with the dog-hosted Newshound replacing the regular show Newsround. The prank turned out to be so popular that fans urged BBC to make the show a regular series.
- The Bachelor's Arie Luyekdyk Jr slammed for his April Fool's Day joke announcing that Lauren Burnham was pregnant
- Adult Swim brought back FLCL for April Fool's Day
- Adult Swim also reimagined Rick and Morty in an alternate universe for April Fool's
- Netflix "acquires" Seth Rogen was the worst April Fool's joke
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 1:40PM EDT
Test footage from Donald Glover's Deadpool leaks online
The animation company Titmouse posted its animated footage using Ryan Reynolds' dialogue from his Deadpool movie, which Glover and FX rejected. The Deadpool series was supposed to be animated by the company behind Archer. ALSO: Deadpool's mission was to give Rick and Morty “a run for their money," says writer Stefani Robinson.
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 5:38PM EDT
Why Rick and Morty should stop being worried that Season 4 has not yet been picked up
Adult Swim has a history of doing things its own way and allowing creators to make shows at their own pace, says Kayla Cobb. "I feel safe saying that a Season 4 announcement is coming," she says. "What absurd form that announcement will take? That’s another question entirely." ALSO: Introducing the Rick and Morty Pie.
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 5:26PM EDT
Rick and Morty's future is still in limbo
Dan Harmon explained on Twitter Friday that his writing staff wasn't working on the Adult Swim show because Season 4 hasn't been ordered.
Posted Thursday 3/01/18 at 10:28PM EST
Why did McDonald's release a podcast devoted to its Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce debacle?
The three-part The Sauce podcast was released to coincide with McDonald's re-release of its Szechuan sauce. But why would McDonald's be interested in looking back at the debacle? "Good is fulfilling the promise we made to our guests," says Jano Cabrera, senior vice president of corporate relations at McDonald’s. "Better is doing so by acknowledging and apologizing for our mistake in an open, honest and transparent way. Best? To do all of that in a creative way and hence, podcast."
Posted Thursday 2/22/18 at 2:24PM EST
McDonald's is bringing back Szechuan sauce for Rick and Morty fans
Starting Monday, McDonald's will have a 20-million packet supply of the sauce popular with fans of the Adult Swim series. A one-day promo last October resulted in long lines and disappointment for some Rick and Morty fans.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 9:05PM EST
Rick and Morty writer: We don’t even have scripts for a fourth season
The Adult Swim series is still in flux, as writer Ryan Ridley urges Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland and the cable network to “get their sh*t together” in an interview with Detroit Cast.
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 2:42AM EST
LAPD investigating a deadly threat to Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland
Police were alerted to a 4chan forum member who threatened to attack Roiland at the The Game Awards 2017. Roiland appeared at the event without harm. ALSO: Rick and Morty characters are getting one-shot comic books.
Posted Friday 12/01/17 at 9:24PM EST
Dan Harmon's advice on dealing with depression is surprisingly “beautiful”
The TV mastermind behind Rick and Morty and Community tweeted this week: “We put ourselves under so much pressure to feel good. It’s okay to feel bad. It might be something you’re good at!”
Posted Wednesday 11/22/17 at 10:51PM EST
Rick and Morty’s Thanksgiving gift to fans is a video of Mr. Poopybutthole’s back story
Adult Swim has released a Mr. Poopybutthole back story that proves to be an emotional ride.
Posted Friday 11/03/17 at 2:43AM EDT
The Simpsons gives a Szechuan Sauce shout-out to Rick and Morty
Sunday’s episode will show Maggie jumping on the Szechuan Sauce bandwagon.
Posted Wednesday 10/25/17 at 1:54PM EDT
Old Spice helps kill off a Rick and Morty character
Watch the Adult Swim show’s newest sponsored clip.
Posted Tuesday 10/10/17 at 10:15PM EDT
Rick and Morty fans’ Szechuan sauce meltdown shines a light on toxic fandom
As Aja Romano notes, “one especially vocal subset of the Rick and Morty fan base comprises a perfect storm of insular geek culture and trolling.” Romano adds that as the McDonald’s debacle shows, “it has undeniably gotten more difficult, in recent years, to detangle modern geek culture and fandom from the toxic substrains of nihilism, entitlement, trolling, misogyny, and often a general lack of empathy that fuel its darkest corners.” ALSO: McDonald’s customer sells nuggets dipped in Szechuan sauce for $10 apiece.