The pilot episode of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty featured members of the metal shock-rockers, GWAR, according to Loudwire. The episode aired in December of 2012 and featured GWAR’s Oderus Urungus and Beefcake the Mighty. The silhouettes of the two intergalactic warriors, shown in a crowd during the episode, were spotted by a GWAR fan, aka a bohab. See the bands twitter post below.
Bohab Scott Denney spotted Oderus and Beefcake in the pilot episode of Rick and Morty. They pop up at 15.52 minutes. See it for yourself at https://t.co/NwUp3oo3aB. #GWAR #GWARPUB #RickAndMorty #tbt @BeefcakeofGwar @RickandMorty pic.twitter.com/W8GOraGcsN
— GWAR (@gwar) September 13, 2018
Formed in the mid-80s, GWAR are a science fiction themed metal band. They are known for their grotesque costumes and violent stage performances where audience members are sprayed with fake blood and other bodily fluids. After the death of GWAR’s original frontman, Dave Brockie, the band has consisted of a rotating group of musicians with a small core of mainstays.
Rick and Morty is an adult animated sitcom centered around scientist Rick Sanchez, his grandson Morty Smith and the rest of the Smith family. The show follows the characters on their misadventures between alternate realities and is part of the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim program. Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, the series premiered on December 2, 2013, also the episode featuring GWAR. As reported in a previous article, Rick and Morty was recently renewed for another 70 episodes.
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