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Adult Swim released an Australian version of Rick and Morty for April Fool's Day and it's weirder than you could ever imagine

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Apr 2, 2018

Last year, Adult Swim drummed up a huge amount of publicity by releasing the first episode of Rick and Morty's third season on April Fool's Day. "The Rickshank Redemption" ran on a loop the evening ahead of the official Season 3 premiere in the summer of 2017. This year, the network got a little avant-garde with the show and released an Australian version of Rick and Morty called Bushworld Adventures, which puts a whole new emphasis on parental supervision.

The 11-minute and expletive-filled short from cartoonist Michael Cusack is what would happen if you gave a rough outline of the series to an alien invader, forced them to drop acid, and then asked them to animate an episode of Rick and Morty. Resembling Adult Swim's own Squidbillies, the result is a scary, strange, perverted, and often funny take on the popular sci-fi cartoon from Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Since the concept of infinite universes has already been established on the show, these Australian counterparts to our favorite grandfather-grandson team probably exist somewhere out there. Maybe they'll get a cameo in Season 4

Check out the short below, which involves Rick recruiting Morty for a trip to the city of Bendigo to search for his "green cube." Along the way, Rick alters his portal gun to a real gun and kills a gas station clerk, a snake bites Morty in a private place, Jerry (pretty much useless on the main show) opens a portal to another dimension, and a dude's soul inhabits a car. Like we said, this is really, really weird. 

In addition to Bushworld Adventures, Adult Swim surprised viewers by stealthily premiering FLCL: Alternative.