‘Rick and Morty’ Creators Would Love To Work With Kanye West On An Episode–But It Won’t Be For Season 4
Kanye West loves Rick and Morty. He’s posted about the show on several occassions on Twitter. He’s excitedly shared illustrations of him and Kim Kardashian West Rick and Morty-fied. His wife even commissioned co-creator Justin Roiland to record a special birthday song for West in the voices of the characters.
The show’s creators, Dan Harmon and Roiland, were more than pleased to learn they have a fan in West. In an interview they did with The Blast back in May, Harmon and Roiland expressed their intense admiration for the musician and designer, calling him a “genius” and a “visionary.” Harmon believes West is a “kindred spirit.”
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“We f*cking love West,” said Roiland, adding: “If that guy had the support to do all the ideas he has in his head, it would be f**king Elon Musk 2.0.”
So, Harmon made the offer to West to come and do whatever he pleases with an episode of Rick and Morty.
According to Newsweek, Harmon and Roiland initially discussed West coming to “hang out and do a voice.” But Harmon upped the ante.
“I’m giving him an episode, I’m making it official. We have 70, he can have one. Kanye, you can have an episode!” he said.
The publication reported that, ultimately, Harmon and Roiland landed on West joining them in the writer’s room and creating an episode alongside them.
“We’re trying to schedule something. It’s not going to be for this batch coming up. But we love the idea of doing something with him. It’s just a discussion of what exactly that is, and then sitting down and talking with him. He had to reschedule, and then we had to reschedule. We need to sit down and chat about it. But it’s a very sincere and legitimate offer when we threw that out,” said Roiland.
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Though West won’t be making an appearance in the upcoming season, a few other familiar voices will.
In their interview with EW, Roiland shared some of season 4’s guest stars: “We’ve got Paul Giamatti. That’s a hot scoop. We got Sam Neil. Taika Waititi does a voice. Kathleen Turner,” he said.
“Is Sam Neil riffing off Event Horizon, Jurassic Park, or neither?” asked the EW interviewer (a good question).
“Neither,” responded Roiland. “He’s from the same species as Taika’s character, and we wanted a Kiwi flavor to their species.”
The first five episodes of Rick and Morty season 4 will premier Sunday, November 10 at 11:30 p.m. Eastern on Adult Swim.