‘Game Of Thrones’ Creators Don’t Want To Ruin ‘Rick And Morty’ Season 4

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Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner (aka Arya and Sansa Stark) put Game of Thrones creators/writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss on the hotseat at SXSW, moderating a Q&A that diligently avoided Game of Thrones Season 7 spoilers, but wallowed in gossip (and we here at iDigitalTimes love wallowing). We also love Rick and Morty. And wouldn’t you know it, David Benioff loves it too. In fact, he seems a little obsessed, name-dropping the Adult Swim sci-fi wonder several times during the Q&A. But, Benioff and Weiss emphasize, they really, really don’t want to ruin it. So, if you’re reading Dan Harmon or Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty’s co-creators)... DON’T HIRE THEM.

Asked by Maisie and Sophie which current show they’d love to write for, other than Game of Thrones of course, Benioff didn’t hesitate for a tic. “Rick and Morty,” he said. “Assuming I could do a good job, Rick and Morty.”

It’s actually not as crazy as it seems — they’ve got some surprising comedy chops. Benioff and Weiss wrote the Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 9 episode “Flowers for Charlie.” Even if you’re not a fan of Always Sunny’s signature trashiness, “Flowers for Charlie,” a riff on the sci-fi novel about the nature of intelligence and human value, is a stone-cold classic. Plus, it’s one of the best Charlie episodes.

But Benioff and Weiss don’t think they can capture Rick and Morty’s intricate blend of comedy and sci-fi. They brought it up again later in the Q&A, when asked about their favorite shows. Weiss named Atlanta and Adventure Time, both named Always Sunny and Benioff named Rick and Morty. “We only watch cartoons,” Weiss joked.

Told that Harmon was at SXSW, that this was there chance to get on the writing team, Benioff deferred. “We’re not funny enough to write for Rick and Morty,” Benioff said.

Weiss agreed, “we don’t want to ruin Rick and Morty.”

There goes that crossover.

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