Rick and Morty Creators Claim That Dig at Game of Thrones Wasn’t Their Doing
This past Sunday saw Season 7 of Game of Thrones come to an end. Shortly after the finale, a new episode of popular animated show Rick and Morty aired on Adult Swim. All was seemingly right with the world as some sweet justice was served in Westeros and a new adventure following a drunken scientist and his grandson was brought forth. However, after the latter played out, one of Adult Swim’s bumpers appeared on screen. It simply read “The Writing on Game of Thrones [2011 – 2016]”. As one might imagine, this came with a bag of mixed reactions, but the Rick and Morty creators claim they had nothing to do with it.
Just FYI, we had nothing to do with the GOT adult swim bumper from last night. Didn't even notice it.
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) August 28, 2017
The Adult Swim bumper was clearly a dig at Game of Thrones and its most recent season. Fans have expressed their opinions that the pacing has been far more rushed that usual, which has caused a few hiccups along the way. With only six episodes remaining in the series, which won’t be debuting for quite some time, it is sure to be even quicker in the future. As for the response from the Rick and Morty creators, Roiland’s tweet was essentially repeated from the show’s Twitter account.
We had nothing to do with that game of thrones bumper after last night's ep. We hadn't seen it, that was all @adultswim. We ❤️Thrones.
— Rick (((and Morty))) (@RickandMorty) August 28, 2017
While this type of thing totally seems to be in Roiland’s and Harmon’s wheelhouse, it just wasn’t their doing. Adult Swim recently stated that it was a member of their team that created the dig and just happened to place it right after Rick and Morty. The great bumper mystery of 2017 has thus been solved! Stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as more stories like this appear.
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.