Rick And Morty Is Crammed With References To Gravity Falls
On the face of it, Gravity Falls and Rick And Morty are as dissimilar as two shows could be. They both revolve about shenanigan-prone duos, but it's hard to really compare when one is for kids and built on a solid foundation of brother/sister love, and the other is an adult series with the soul of garbage swampland shack on which someone has spray-painted the words "child abuse," "nihilism," and "alcohol poisoning."
That said, there is one thing that the shows share: a love of goofy Easter eggs. Before Alex Hirsch created Gravity Falls and Justin Roiland created Rick And Morty, they worked together on the kids show Fish Hooks. This kick-started not only an endearing friendship, but also a long-running game of "spot the reference."
For instance, in the Rick And Morty Season 3 premiere "The Rickshank Rickdemption," Summer and Morty are escorted past a pair of alternate universe Mortys whose headgear matches that of Dipper and Mabel, the main characters of Gravity Falls.
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