Someone at comedy streaming service Adult Swim really wasn’t keen on season 7 of Game of Thrones.
At the end of the most recent episode of Rick and Morty on Sunday night, a joke “in memoriam” card appeared marking the supposed ‘death’ of the Game of Thrones writing in 2016.
Way harsh, guys. While this sounds like exactly the kind of biting pop culture reference you might expect from Rick and Morty co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, they have since come out on Twitter to say they had nothing to do with the cutting jibe, assuring fans that they are “pro ice and fire”.
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.
The Game of Thrones season seven finale aired a couple of hours before the latest episode of Rick and Morty; Adult Swim confirmed to Polygon that it was an individual at the network who added the bumper, much to the delight of eagle-eyed fans on Twitter who caught it live.