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Rick and Morty Voice Recasting

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Rick and Morty Voice Recasting refers to a series of social media posts about the expected voice actor change for season seven of the animated series Rick and Morty, which followed the announcement that Justin Roiland (the voice actor of both titular characters) was removed from the show after his domestic violence scandal and grooming allegations were raised against him in January 2023. Online, users reacted to the news by suggesting new actors for the role and submitting their own impressions, as well as posting memes and other jokes or parodies.


On January 24th, 2023, the official Twitter[1] account for the Adult Swim animated series Rick and Morty announced that Justin Roiland, the series co-creator and voice actor for the titular duo of characters (including many others), is no longer associated with the project (announcement shown below, left). The announcement followed the domestic violence charges and accusations of grooming brought against the voice actor days earlier. Later that day, the Twitter[2] account Discussing Film tweeted that the voice roles of Rick and Morty would be recast for the future seasons of the show (tweet shown below, right).

Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland Rick and Morty will continue The talented and dedicated crew are hard at work on Season 7 DiscussingFilm @Discussing Film The voice roles of Rick & Morty will be recast for future seasons of 'RICK & MORTY'. Dan Harmon will now be the sole creator. The show will continue until at least Season 10. 5:29 PM Jan 24, 2023 3.7M Views


Immediately following the news, users on Twitter shared humorous posts that imagined how the show would be like in its next season and proposed various actors for the roles of Rick, Morty or both. For example, on January 24th, 2023, Twitter[3] user @iambrodin tweeted a meta-joke from The Simpsons as a reference to the situation, with the post gaining over 690,000 views, 2,000 retweets and 18,800 likes in one day (shown below).

Also that day, Twitter[4] user @TristenMathis suggested Chris Pratt as a voice actor for the show, referencing the Chris Pratt Voices Everyone meme. The post gained over 400 retweets and 15,800 likes in one day (shown below, left). Twitter[5] user @IndieApaca then posted a bait tweet inviting readers to search for Justin Roiland's interactions with minors, with the post garnering over 10,200 retweets and 107,600 likes in one day (shown below, right).

Tristen Mathis @TristenMathis Replying to @Discussing Film Both Rick and Morty's new voice actor 5:31 PM Jan 24, 2023 389.5K Views Indie! @IndieAlpaca Justin Roiland will be hard to recast, though. He didn't just play Rick and Morty, but loads of minor characters. Google "Justin Roiland Minors" for a full list. : ...

Additionally, some users shared their impressions of Rick and Morty. For example, on January 24th, 2023, Twitter[6] user @skatie420 shared an intentionally poor impression of the characters that received over 6.8 million views, 9,300 retweets and 115,000 likes in one day (shown below).

Various Examples

Rick E Langston @radvstheworld Justin Roiland after adult swim fired him from Rick and Morty: From In My Mind Josh Evanoff @JoshEvanoff Replying to @DiscussingFilm "Sir, they've removed Rick and Morty from Rick and Morty" RE MA Cas 7:30 PM Jan 24, 2023 · 194.4K Views : soul nate @MNateShyamalan the rick and morty casting call is going to be like the hunger games for guys who keep a bong that's never been washed on their living room table 365 days a year 7:44 PM Jan 24, 2023 81.4K Views
Rusty Shackleman @RustyShackleman Rick and Morty auditions in a month AUDITION ROOM A AR [adult swim] ... wa very tall bart @TallBart Maya Rudolph has been cast as the new voice of Rick and Morty. FU L W ... 6:30 PM Jan 24, 2023 101.8K Views ΜΗ @DapperSteve Rick and Morty. Make it happen. 7:43 PM Jan 24, 2023 53.2K Views :

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External References

[1] Twitter – @RickandMorty

[2] Twitter – @DiscussingFilm

[3] Twitter – @iambrodin

[4] Twitter – @TristenMathis

[5] Twitter – @IndieAlpaca

[6] Twitter – @skatie420

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