Another live-action Rick and Morty clip has been released by Adult Swim, containing a tribute to Pickle Rick and the return of Christopher Lloyd and Jaeden Martell. The cartoon comedy, created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, follows Rick Sanchez, an alcoholic scientist who takes his grandson, Morty, on all kinds of wacky escapades while living with his daughter, Morty’s mother. Roiland provides the voices for the main characters, with Sarah Chalke portraying Rick’s daughter alongside Chris Parnell as Morty’s father and Spencer Grammer as Morty’s daughter Summer.
Adult Swim has just released a new live-action clip in advance of the season finale. Martell and Lloyd reprise their roles as Morty and Rick, with a reference to Pickle Rick in the clip. Rick approaches his grandson and takes up the pickle, taking a large bite out of it, when Morty wonders whether Rick “learned anything from last time” while staring at a pickle on a desk. Rick then continues to spit out his pickle taste and say. “Are you kidding? Never!” check out the clip below.
The sitcom has been a big sensation because of Rick and Morty’s combination of irreverent comedy and universe traveling hijinks; fans can be seen sporting apparel printed with all types of imagery from the series. Adult Swim renewed the series with a 70-episode order after its popularity, which included two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Series. The first batch of them, Rick and Morty season 5, premiered earlier this summer. Adult Swim has published a live-action Rick and Morty commercial starring Llody and Martell in advance of the season 5 finale today.
Lloyd continues to make a strong case for himself as a live-action Morty in the latest live-action video. In the extremely brief live-action films, the actor, well known for his role as Doc in Back to the Future, wonderfully embodies Rick’s demeanor. As Rick and Morty’s fame has grown, fans have demanded that the source material be adapted into a live-action film. Still, it’s unclear whether these snippets hint at a bigger role for Lloyd and Martell, or whether they’re just amusing pranks to promote the season’s final episodes.