It’s time to get even more schwifty than usual. We’ve all been loving season three of Rick and Morty, the Adult Swim cartoon that follows the interdimensional adventures of a feckless mad scientist (Rick) and his gullible grandson (Morty). And now one of the show’s most memorable moments has received a makeover, thanks to one fast-fingered fan on Reddit.
You might remember ‘Get Schwifty’, a particularly great episode from season two of the grown-up cartoon. An alien demands that the hapless duo perform a song, so they enlist the help of Ice T (obviously) to create the track from which the episode takes its title. It’s a light funk number in which Rick implores the listener to “take off your pants and your panties” and “take a shit on the floor” because it’s “time to get schwifty in here”.
If you though that song banged, which you obviously did, here’s even more good news: a YouTuber named Michael Mac has laid a live guitar track over the top, turning the song into a buzzing electro-clash behemoth, the likes of which we’ve not seen since The Rapture hung up their cowbells. One YouTuber user was even moved to comment: “This is amazing! just shared it on the rick and morty subreddit.” Fame at last!
Season three has been such a smash that has even impacted the biggest fast-food franchise in the world. In one new episode, Rick explained that he longed to convince McDonald’s to bring back Szechuan sauce, which the franchise briefly released as a promotion for the 1998 movie Mulan. In response, Ronald McDonald and co. sent the show’s creator, Justin Roiland, a great big jug of Szechuan sauce.
We like to think that, right now, Justin is pouring out a little of the sauce while enjoying this batshit remix guitar remix of Get Schwifty. Bottoms up!