As of yet, no headline-seeking lawyer has pushed for any senate hearings on whether Rick & Morty is a harmful influence for America. However, lucky convention attendees did get to see the demented duo in court during the show’s panel at Comic Con. More specifically, they saw Morty act as judge and Rick as defendant, with the two arguing heatedly about the logic of representing one’s self in court. Naturally, their animated dialog devolves into a lewd, hilarious discussion of sexual proclivities.
Consider it a “lost episode.” One that’s too profane even for Adult Swim. Give it a watch below.
That is, indeed, series co-creator Justin Roiland in the sketch. He’s reading from an actual court transcript from the great state of Georgia. The whole transcript is online. As you can see from just the brief excerpt below, Roiland is indeed quoting verbatim. This actually happened. People actually said this. In a real court.
Given all the references to fellatio in the transcript, now would be a great moment to point out a lesser-known fact about Rick & Morty‘s origins. The show is actually based on an even-edgier series of shorts, The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti, which Roiland created years ago for the Channel 101 film festival Dan Harmon co-runs. As many viewers might suspect, the duo have been spoofing Back to the Future this whole time. The original toons specifically zeroed in on gross gags about Doc Brown being a dirty old man who insists that oral sex is, in fact, the secret behind time travel. So, perhaps this court dialog isn’t too far of a departure, in the long view?
Should Rick and Morty’s “day in court” become an official, fully-animated episode? Could you ever look at their show the same way after this? Hit the talkback with all your thoughts.
Featured Image Credit: Justin Roiland