“RICK AND MORTY” SELL OUT…AGAIN
RICK PROVIDES SHAMELESS PRODUCT PLACEMENT FOR OLD SPICE, MIMICKING CARL’S JR/HARDEE’S PLUG
Rick and Morty continues to cement its place as a cult-classic on top of breaking fourth walls and creating its own monster of breaking meta theories. While most news covering the hit Adult Swim show revolved around Rick’s past obsession with McDonald’s szechuan sauce, the show has done it again with blatant advertising.
Earlier this week, a goofy promo piece for Rick and Morty was released in an attempt to capitalize on a successful third season (albeit a shorter one) as well as try to appease producers who ruined the show’s reputation by rioting over said szechuan sauce when McDonald’s ran out of it earlier than expected.
This blatant ad was for Old Spice and its invisible deodorant sprays which pokes fun at commercials by having Rick read the entire dialogue of the commercial straight from the paper on top of showing him counting the money he made from the product placement (he banked minimum $4,000). Sadly the money came at a price as the beloved Butter Bot died during the commercial. Fans would know that the Butter Bot was created by Rick solely to pass butter to people while eating. Butter Bot wanted to die as well considering passing butter was its only purpose; perhaps it’s for the best.
Rick must be strapped for cash as he previously did this stunt in 2015 with a blatant promo for Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s burgers. Granted the burgers were alive and started terrorizing Morty throughout the night.
This isn’t the first (or second) time Rick and Morty has either broken meta or acted as a shameless plug for something. In an episode of The Simpsons, Rick and Morty were featured in the famous couch scene (killing the Simpson family) as well as promoting the Alien: Covenant film by coming into contact with a Xenomorph. Rick and Morty even parodied a controversial court case by reciting the actual dialogue that took place in the State of Georgia vs Denver Fenton Allen case.
All the meta breaking videos are listed below: