Rick and Morty Throws Shade at Game of Thrones

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Apparently, Rick & Morty thinks Game of Thrones is bad now.

The latest episode of the infamous cartoon Rick and Morty just got bolder. The animated series took a shot at HBO’s hit TV series, Game of Thrones.

In the episode, fans can see a death date of “2016” included in the bumper. Clearly, this death date implies that all of the episodes in GOT’s seventh season were not as good as previous seasons’. It was the fans who caught this “shade” thrown by the series.

Writers of the animated show have already released a statement saying they weren’t responsible. However, many fans believed that Rick and Morty co-creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon were the ones behind it.

As fans already know, both shows have episodes aired every Sunday night in the United States. Both shows seem to be competing.

For those who have not seen the jab yet, allow us to enlighten you. One of Adult Swim’s signatures are the famous bumpers scattered between shows and commercials. It’s the black screens with text featuring jokes and remarks.

These bumpers usually contain remarks on a wide variety of subjects. It just so happens that last night’s bumper included the infamous Game of Thrones jab.The bumper was pretty straight forward, too.

The bumper was pretty straight forward, too. It reads “The Writing of Game of Thrones [2011-2016].” See the photo below.


While it was a harmless joke, the writers, and the team behind Rick and Morty immediately released a statement. It reads:

@RickandMorty via Twitter

The tweet was sent today from the official Rick and Morty Twitter account. While some hardcore fans took offense at the joke others brushed it off.

In fact, some fans of the hit HBO series even agreed. It is no secret that Game of Thrones has faced serious criticism for this season.