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How Rick and Morty Killed the Simpsons

Remember the couch gag where Rick and Morty killed The Simpsons? Actually, the gag had a deeper symbolism and proved prophetic—the Smiths are the Simpsons of our era, ready to become the new “bad role model” American TV family. In this video, we look at how Rick and Morty has updated the irreverent cartoon-sitcom family unit for a new generation, and comparing the two shows reveals how much our culture has changed since The Simpsons first aired in 1989.