The newest Rick and Morty season 3 preview has finally arrived… sort of? Okay, not really. In fact, not at all. Once again, Adult Swim has decided to play off their fans’ eagerness for a hint of the show’s next season. The network posted a sneak peek of the “Rick and Morty season 3 opening scene” on Monday, driving up fans’ excitement levels, only to crush them moments later.
The video starts off innocently enough, with clips of the eponymous Rick and Morty, along with Summer, Beth, and various characters from all across Seasons 1 and 2. The clips are mixed together to form sentences that, with time, suddenly become more familiar as lyrics.
A Different Rick
By the time the characters have gotten to, “Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down,” the cruel joke is already apparent. The “Rick and Morty season 3 opening scene” preview has turned out to be one huge Rick Roll.
As if to punctuate their own version of mad genius, this was the network’s description on the video:
It’s finally here!
Coming to you straight from the vaults of Adult Swim
Kick off your shoes and sit back for a peek of Season 3
Rejoin all your favourite characters for new adventures
Old faces return for hilarious cameos
Laugh, cry, emote through your sixth sensory organ!
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Just in case it didn’t feel like the video had enough snark, Adult Swim also pinned a comment of their own in the comments section. “Our sincerest apologies,” it read, “there appears to have been a technical issue with out editing program, we will attend to this as quickly as possible.”
Funnily enough, getting Rick Rolled in the Sanchez style, rather than the classic Astley, seems to have been taken by fans in stride. As of this time, one day after posting, the video has amassed 55,000 likes as opposed to just 2,000 dislikes – despite encouraging everyone to “down vote excessively”.
Perhaps fans have simply picked up on the show’s own dry sense of humor, after two years and two seasons. The show first premiered in 2014 and has since received critical acclaim, scoring 100% approval from 6 critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Despite his eccentric, often nihilistic behavior, Rick has somehow garnered affection from viewers. In turn, the clamoring for season 3 has only grown louder.
Perhaps the Rick Roll video was the network’s way to telling fans to relax and wait a little patiently. “Keep telling me to release season 3,” creator Dan Harmon tweeted, “It accomplishes nothing, it makes you seem 15 and dumb, which is fine. See you soon!”
15. Okay that's it. Keep telling me to release season 3. It accomplishes nothing, It makes you seem 15 and dumb which is fine. See ya soon!
— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) January 25, 2017
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