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”.
Stop writing think pieces about it, you maniacs. We are pro Ice and Fire.
— Rick and Morty (@RickandMorty) August 28, 2017
Justin Roiland also spoke out on his personal account…
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 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.
— White Billy Dee (@jonathan_looney) August 28, 2017
Some thought it was savage…
— Nik (@nhimak) August 28, 2017
Quite a few seemed to agree…
SHOTS FIRED (they're right btw) https://t.co/S2E5xiPgaM
— bran flora (@BfFlora) August 28, 2017
Some pointed to issues with the believability of the plot…
Everything is just to clean/coincidental and timelines aren't even remotely believable anymore. HBO should've allowed 20 eps instead of 13.
— Mired in Mediocrity (@Dunt1) August 28, 2017
Rick and Morty season 3 episodes airs weekly on Netflix UK.
Game of Thrones Season 8 will return sometime in 2019, probably