‘Rick and Morty’ is expected to return for season 5 by the end of the year. But can this be the sci-fi comedy’s final series?
Rick and Morty is about a grandfather and grandson duo who travel throughout the multiverse getting up to no good. The Adult Swim comedy has been a hit since it launched on the network in 2013. However, there are now calls for Rick and Morty to be taken off air for good.
‘Rick and Morty’ is about a grandson and grandfather duo who travel throughout the multiverse getting up to no good. The Adult Swim comedy has been a hit since it launched on the network in 2013. However, there are now calls for Rick and Morty to be taken off air for good.
Introducing the video, Harmon said: “Hi I’m Dan Harmon. You’re about to watch my controversial new pilot, Daryl.
“Now I have to warn you, I originally made it with Showtime for their audience because it’s a little groundbreaking for normal people to handle.
“But maybe you’ll surprise me. Good luck.”
In the parody, the main character Daryl is seen simulating the rape of a baby doll.
While the video was created in 2009, it was unearthed by fans in 2018 which led to Harmon publicly apologising.
The Rick and Morty co-creator said: “In 2009, I made a ‘pilot’ which strove to parody the series ‘Dexter’ and only succeeded in offending.
“I quickly realised the content was way too distasteful and took the video down immediately.
“Nobody should ever have to see what you saw and for that, I sincerely apologise.”
Two years later and the video has cropped up again on Twitter with Rick and Morty fans now calling for the show’s cancellation.
Taking to Twitter, one fan said: “It is completely disgusting, and not a joke.
“If you think raping babies is a hilarious thing to watch, you are completely vile. It’s not dark humour, it’s again, vile.”
Another commented: “I watched that video. Who wants to burn my Rick and Morty shirt with me?”
While a third outraged fan added: “Cancel Rick and Morty! BAN THIS SHOW! FIRE THE CREATORS!”
The fifth season of Rick and Morty is already in the works as the show’s creators had been finishing the new episodes off during lockdown.
Adult Swim gave Rick and Morty the green light for 70 more episodes back in 2018.
So, if the show does continue the 10 episodes per series following season four, there will be at least 60 more instalments of the animated comedy.
nevertheless, this doesn’t mean the show won’t be cancelled if fans continue to rage against Rick and Morty.
This isn’t the first time fans have called for its cancellation this year.
Back in May, many viewers were left appalled by a 9/11 and Pearl Harbor joke featured in season four.
In Promortyus, Rick and Morty are seen flying towards two skyscrapers which are clearly referencing the World Trade Centre.
Having avoided the buildings, Rick says: “Honestly, I’m proud of us for not.”
But he then continues: ”Pearl Harbour on the other hand…” and blows up an alien harbour.
Later in the episode, Morty is proudly seen saying to mum Beth: “Almost did a 9/11. We went with a Pearl Harbour. “We’re pretty classy.”
With jokes continuing to offend fans, could it soon be time for Rick and Morty to be cancelled for good?