Squanch the halls with boughs of holly, is Rick and Morty about to get its own seasonal showstopper? With Chilling Adventures of Sabrina surprising everyone with a Christmas special, Adult Swim’s madcap cartoon could be the latest show to cash in on the holiday hype.
There’s an interdimensional-sized hole left in our hearts since Rick and Morty bowed out its third season in October 2017. Considering the show premiered back in 2013, creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon aren’t exactly quick and churning our the cartoon caper. Thankfully, a new theory hints that Season 4 could be just around the Multiverse.
Rick and Morty fans will remember that Season 3 dropped a surprise premiere on April Fool’s Day, and now, a missed line from the season finale could hold the key to the show’s return. Season 3’s “The Rickchurian Mortydate” came with a post-credits scene that featured the fan-favourite Mr. Poopybutthole and a picturesque family scene.
Like a Marvel Cinematic Universe tease, Mr. Poopybutthole broke the fourth wall and told the audience, “See ya for season four in like … a really long time! I might even have a big, white Santa Claus beard!” We’d almost forgotten about the cryptic message thanks to Rick and Morty‘s growing gap between seasons, but there is something about the reference to St. Nick that stuck out.
It may seem nothing more than some wild ramblings like Rick Sanchez himself, but remember that Mr. Poopybutthole has a knack for predicting the future. At the end of Season 2, Mr. PB was revealed to be alive and well — after being shot by Beth — and teased us all with the promise, “Tune into Rick and Morty season 3, in like, a year and a half – or longer!” Funnily enough, a year and a half later (1 April) is when the madcap duo returned to our screens.