Was Rick And Morty’s “Bushworld Adventures” A Slap In The Face To Dan Harmon?

Fantasy Merchant

maxresdefault.jpg “Bushworld Adventures” Rick

To recap: on April Fool’s Day, Adult Swim aired a “fake” episode of Rick & Morty called “Bushworld Adventures.” It featured the same characters, but placed in an Australian setting and animated by Michael Cusack. As far as I know, the actual Rick & Morty creators/showrunners, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, had NOTHING to do with this 10-minute short (and they very noticeably didn’t tweet about it either).

This is all very significant because as I explain in this post, Season 4 of Rick & Morty has not been greenlit by Adult Swim yet. In fact…it’s kinda late at this point; with new episodes for the show (if arriving at all) not expected until 2019 or even 2020.

rick-and-morty-specials-episode-1-bushworld-adventures.jpg from “Bushworld Adventures”

So in one sense…it’s understandable that Adult Swim would hire a completely different animator to make a “parody” episode of R&M…just to…

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Channel Awesome Controversy And The JewWario Thing

Fantasy Merchant


“I tried to think of the most harmless thing. Something I loved from my childhood. Something that could never ever possibly destroy us.”
–Ray Stanz, “Ghostbusters”

I really have been putting off writing this post because just contemplating all this makes me really fucking mad. And it’s as triggering as FUCK and it makes me wish I never went down this rabbit hole, much less ever heard of any of the entities involved. It’s dredged up shit for me personally regarding a different fandom/industry—comics—and I’ve just had to process a lot of shit the last couple weeks.

But I felt like I couldn’t “end” the coverage of the Channel Awesome implosion without at least briefly (and fuck it, it won’t be briefly; how could it?) addressing this topic.

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