Reminder: A bumper at the end of the most recent episode of Rick & Morty threw some shade at the writing on Game of Thrones, which created some blowback (and probably some applause) on social media Sunday night: Shots fired, etc. etc.
Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and the Rick and Morty twitter account quickly jumped in to say, Hey! We didn’t have anything to do with that! “Stop writing think pieces about it, you maniacs. We are pro Ice and Fire.”
In other words, don’t be mistaken: There is no feud between Rick & Morty and Game of Thrones. In fact, the show’s other co-creator, Dan Harmon, sounded off on Instagram to that effect and in the process, rambled into insulting whatever Adult Swim intern came up with that bumper. It’s the Dan Harmon way.
I don’t want to start anything here, and I love Dan Harmon, and I love Rick and Morty, but Adult Swim: You’re on notice. This is how it begins. One day, it’s a sly dig at an intern, and two years later, there’s an all-out feud between a network and the showrunner for its most popular show. Tread carefully.