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WATCH: Great Scott! It finally happened, Christopher Lloyd plays Rick Sanchez in Rick & Morty short UPDATED: New short released!

September 5th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Well now, talk about a bit of a dream come true…

It’s been clear from the beginning that Rick and Morty, apart from being derived from ‘rigor mortis’, was based on Doc and Marty from the Back to the Future franchise and now, well, the whole thing has come full circle.

Ahead of the season 5 double episode finale this weekend, Adult Swim have released a great little short starring Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd as Rick Sanchez and IT’s  Jaeden Martell as his grandson Morty.

The series itself features many alternate realities and versions of Rick and Morty and the ones we see here are the C-132 versions – so not the Rick and Morty we follow throughout the series.

Many are wondering if this is a tease for a live-action episode, movie or something else and I seriously doubt it is as the creator, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, love putting out exciting and inventive teasers and shorts for the series (here and here)… however, if we ever got more of Lloyd as Rick we’d sit up all night watching it.

Anyway, check out the short below:


The official Rick & Morty Twitter account has released a new clip with the duo playing Rick & Morty and it’ll be very familiar to fans who were here from the start:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….