Now here’s a marriage made in cutting-edge pop culture heaven.
Rick and Morty, the gleefully subversive animation sensation birthed in the twisted-in-all-the-best-ways minds of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, whose second season is due to land in the US summer on Adult Swim, and Eminem, one of rap’s enfant terribles, joined together in a brilliant mash-up.
While to the best of my knowledge there is no actual link between Eminem’s song “Rap God” and Rick and Morty, they do share a certain sensibility which makes their merging something which makes complete and unquestionable sense.
Helping the insane rightness of it all is the fact the man behind this union, Benjamin Roberts, who describes himself as a “passionate maker of digital things”, has invested an amazing amount of time, something like 100 hours in fact, getting the syncing between the song and the animation just right.
And it shows in every gloriously wonderful, perfectly-matched frame.
So well done is it that you could well believe that Harmon, Roiland and Roberts all got together over a couple of weeks of beer, pretzels and creative brainstorming, and made the whole thing happen as some sort of brilliant promo for the upcoming second season of the show.
If like me you’ve been missing, and missing mightily, the wacky adventures through space, time, and dysfunctional family dynamics of irascible, alcoholic scientist Rick Sanchez (Justin Roiland) and his grandson Morty Smith’s (Justin Roiland), and are finding the wait for more excursions into the richly-detailed, deliciously over the top world, or rather worlds, they inhabit almost too much to bear, then you’ll love this brief, brilliantly-realised dip into Rick and Morty …
Now with added Eminem!
And as a extra piece of Rick and Morty-ness, here’s the NYCC Animatic presented to fans at last year’s event showcasing season 2 …
And if you’re needing some more Rick and Morty animation loving before the second season premieres on Adult Swim on 26 July, then you might want to check out the latest couch gag from The Simpsons which features everyone’s favourite alcoholic scientific grandfather and his anxious befuddle nephew causing quite a commotion in Springfield.
Let’s just say it involves Rick’s spaceship crashing onto the gag, a botched attempt at alien-sourced DNA cloning and lots and lots of Duff beer being drunk.
(source: Topless Robot)