Rick and Morty Kick Some Alien Ass in Run the Jewels' New Music Video
It's like if Tarantino directed an episode.
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It's been months since Rick and Morty went off the air, and it will be "a reeeeally long time" until we get some new episodes, but thankfully Run the Jewels swooped in with something to tide us over in the meantime. Their new music video for "Oh, Mama" is sweet, sweet elixir for our snappy sci-fi reference and violence-parched eyeballs.
Rick and Morty face down insectoid Gromflomite mobsters in the three-and-a-half-minute gore-fest, which is kind of like Pulp Fiction without all the developed characters, subplots, time shifts, and BDSM. And it has more aliens. Black tie Rick and Morty—a spitting image of Vincent and Jules—search for a suitcase with mysterious, glowing contents while El-P and Killer Mike's adrenaline-pumped banger from RTJ3 blares in the background. The video is by Juan Meza-León, who directed three of the Adult Swim hit's wildest episodes.
The network dropped the music video to announce that Run the Jewels is headlining the first Adult Swim Festival on October 6 and 7 at the Row DTLA. This isn't the first time the Rickstaverse has broken out of its 30-minute sitcom timeslot. Rick and Morty have starred in Adult Swim interstitials, murdered the Simpsons , wished viewers a happy Thanksgiving, tripped balls, and inadvertently taken over an international fast food chain. And just last week, the diabolical super scientist and his grandson unveiled Logic's new album.
Adult Swim representatives insist that Rick and Morty Season 4 is coming, but there hasn't been an official announcement yet, and by all accounts, the show hasn't even begun production. Still, if branded tidbits like this are all the gloopy Rick and Morty goodness we're getting for now, we'll take it.
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