The title characters of the Adult Swim original animated series Rick and Morty are headed to Springfield for this Sunday’s season finale of The Simpsons. The longest-running scripted series in television, The Simpsons was recently renewed for its 27th season (this time without key cast-member Harry Shearer).
When you’re on the air that long, you’ve got to keep things interesting. In recent years, The Simpsons has brought in guest animators to have fun with the couch gag, and for this weekend’s episode Rick and Morty creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland‘s shot.The alcoholic mad scientist (Rick) and his sidekick grandson (Morty) are bringing their inter-dimensional shenanigans to Springfield and you can watch the 2-minute crossover below.
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“This couch gag plays like a full-fledged mini-episode,” said The Simpsons creator and executive producer Matt Groening. “It’s going to be a real treat for fans of The Simpsons, fans of Rick and Morty, and fans of animated belching.”
“We are honored and blown away to be a part of The Simpsons,” said Rick and Morty co-creator and executive producer Justin Roiland. “If I could go back in time and tell myself that this would happen, I’d be like ‘No way, Jose!’ I simply can’t believe it. I think we might all be living in some kind of massive computer simulation to be honest. Look up simulation theory. That would explain how this happened.”
Rick and Morty returns this summer. Here’s the official synopsis for season 2.
Returning this summer on Adult Swim, Rick and Morty are back with more sci-fi adventures and family squabbles! Rick Sanchez (Justin Roiland) is still living with his daughter Beth’s (Sarah Chalke) family and causing more trouble than ever. This season the rest of the family, his son-in-law Jerry (Chris Parnell), grand-daughter Summer (Spencer Grammer) and grand-son Morty (Roiland) are dragged into Rick’s intergalactic adventures, as he faces new threats and mysteries of his secret past are revealed. Can the family survive Rick’s insanity and all the chaos the universe throws at them?