Why Did ‘Rick and Morty’ End With Savage ‘Game of Thrones’ Burn?

Evidently, not everyone loved the HBO series’ latest season

Last Updated: August 28, 2017 @ 1:04 PM

The team behind “Rick and Morty” doesn’t want you to get the wrong idea about their feelings toward “Game of Thrones.”

Eagle-eyed viewers of the popular Adult Swim series who kept watching this Sunday’s episode past the credits were a bit puzzled by a dig at another much-loved Sunday series.

“The Writing on ‘Game of Thrones’ [2011-2016],” read a message that ran onscreen after the “Rick and Morty” episode.

This led some fans of the time-traveling animated comedy to wonder if the show’s staff were not big fans of the recently concluded seventh season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” which consistently set series highs in ratings. As it turns out, the “Rick and Morty” staff claims they weren’t involved with the barb.

“We had nothing to do with that game of thrones bumper after last night’s ep,” the show tweeted Monday. “We hadn’t seen it, that was all @adultswim. We [heart] Thrones.”

Although “Game of Thrones” clearly has legions of devoted fans, it’s indeed possible that some of them may agree with Adult Swim’s harsh assessment, given that the Season 7 “Thrones” finale is the show’s worst-reviewed season-ender thus far, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

A spokesperson for Adult Swim declined to comment.

Check out the diss and subsequent response below.

“Rick and Morty” airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on Adult Swim.