Well, this is unexpected. Rick & Morty wrapped up its fervently dissected third season earlier in the week (the final episode is due to arrive on Australian Netflix tomorrow, October 7th *HYPE*) and if there was ever a question of what’s to become of Rick Sanchez in the intervening period, apparently the answer to that question is “bantering about theoretical physics with Elon Musk on Twitter.”
The show’s official Twitter account has fulfilled all its season three-related duties and thus dutifully announced an inglorious return to the water-treading shitposting that helped bridge the gap between seasons.
There you go- season three is done. Shitposting shall commence in 5…4…3……..2……..1…………..— Rick (((and Morty))) (@RickandMorty) October 3, 2017
It’s kind of the social media-equivalent of making idle fart noises while trying to figure out how to un-pickle yourself.
For whatever reason, one can only assume it’s because he’s a big freakin’ nerd, Elon Musk decided to out himself as a massive Rick & Morty fan by smashing the show’s account with a red-hot @. And from there, it got extremely physic-al in a quantum hurry.
Final episode was disgustingly good— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 5, 2017
Thanks, E. Just riding this out until the singularity hits, you know?— Rick (((and Morty))) (@RickandMorty) October 5, 2017
The singularity for this level of the simulation is coming soon. I wonder what the levels above us look like.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 5, 2017
Good chance they are less interesting and deeper levels are better. So far, even our primitive sims are often more entertaining than reality itself.
I hope they don’t change developers for the next one- I’m used to the physics in this reality.— Rick (((and Morty))) (@RickandMorty) October 5, 2017
I know that closet is nice and warm, but it's time you admitted you are one of the creators of the next one. Everyone already knows and we will still love you just as much (almost).— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 5, 2017
I’ll get you a key for next life’s beta so you can get a head start like last time.— Rick (((and Morty))) (@RickandMorty) October 5, 2017
We should definitely get a room …— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 5, 2017
I’ll call Kurzweil, you call Frey – we can plan the next couple hundred years and get fucked up. Hawking might be down too.— Rick (((and Morty))) (@RickandMorty) October 5, 2017
Hell yeah, with that crew, we will party like Escobar and Cobain wish they could've partied!!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 5, 2017
Not that we imagine Rick would be stupid enough to publicly out his location by having a bog-standard Twitter account, but there’s not a chance in hell a Morty could pull of that kind of back-and-forth with the Tesla founder.
‘Course we are also dealing with an infinite number of universes, so it’s a certainty one exists where the Ricks are Mortys and the Mortys are Ricks, and there’s every chance that universe is this one.
But, y’know, that seems unlikely. Right?