Comic-Con 2020: Will 'Rick and Morty' meet 'BoJack Horseman'? Here are 5 reasons why the crazy idea might work
While the idea is pretty out-there, it's not the most impossible thing in the world
During [email protected] 2020, the creators of popular sci-fi adult animated series 'Rick and Morty' joked about the big-name properties they would like to crossover with. And the most interesting one on the list is none other than the hit Netflix series 'BoJack Horseman'.
'Rick and Morty' co-creator Dan Harmon talked about how 'BoJack Horseman' is the show that he would most like to crossover with during Adult Swim Con, which ran concurrently with [email protected] Justin Roiland, the other half of the 'Rick and Morty' creative duo, also talked about crossovers during the [email protected] panel for 'Solar Opposites' saying, "You’ve gotta ask these giant, lumbering mega-corporations that have merged together like water droplets, just growing into a giant ocean-sized whatever. Maybe if they just merge together into one giant thing it’ll happen.”
While the idea is pretty out-there, it's not the most impossible thing in the world. In fact, here are five reasons why a 'Rick and Morty' - 'BoJack Horseman' crossover could work:
To start off, both shows have a very dark, existential sense of humor, joking about the meaninglessness of life and the ridiculousness of our attempts to make sense of a senseless universe. While 'Rick and Morty' does this through sci-fi and 'BoJack' does it through a slightly more realistic approach, the end result is very much the same.
As we mentioned, 'BoJack' is a lot more grounded, even though it's set in a world with sentient animal-human hybrids. However, 'Rick and Morty' takes trips through dimensions and parallel realities on the regular so in terms of narrative, there's no reason why we couldn't see Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith (both voiced by Justin Roiland) meet up with BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett).
Another important reason why this crossover makes sense is that both shows have massive fan followings that are quite intersectional. Most 'Rick and Morty' fans are also fans of 'BoJack Horseman' and vice-versa. Granted, the fact that 'BoJack Horseman' has ended might throw a spanner into the works but once again, the fans really wouldn't say no to more 'BoJack' content, especially if it also involves 'Rick and Morty'.
There's a pretty good reason why these two shows are so popular. They are without a doubt the most influential adult animated series of the past decade and probably of all time. A crossover between the two is like a 'Justice League' meets 'The Avengers' situation: they're both so huge independently that they can only get bigger if brought together.
And that brings us to what's probably the most important reason to pursue this crossover: the revenue. With such huge fanbases and their status as pop culture icons, anything that combines 'Rick and Morty' with 'BoJack Horseman' would generate mountains of cash for all the people involved. While 'Rick and Morty' is an Adult Swim series and 'BoJack Horseman' is a Netflix show, the two companies do collaborate in terms of global distribution, and considering the amount of money at stake, there's no reason why they wouldn't want to pursue this golden opportunity.
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