Creators of Rick and Morty address viral theories on Reddit about season four’s talking cat

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Creators Rick and Morty tackled a viral Reddit theory involving a talking cat in season four of the hit sci-fi animated series.

The recent episode “Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim’s Morty” featured Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) as a mysterious talking cat, sparking much speculation from fans.

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Popular theories posted on the Rick and Morty Reddit forums suggest that the cat may in fact be another incarnation of Morty, an evil cosmic entity, or “a victim of unspeakable violence.” .”
However, series creator Dan Harmon poured cold water over most of the theories, emphasizing that the cat was simply a joke.

Harmon told Decider: “The cat plot is an attempt just for fun. “The cat plays that voice in your head in the script room that you’ve been overthinking.”

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Rick and Morty writer Jeff Loveness insists that the idea of ​​the cat originated in movies like Oliver and Company.

“They don’t really explain why cats can talk,” he commented.

However, Chris Parnell, the actor who voices Jerry in the film, speculates that the cat may have a more sinister backstory.

Speaking to Digital Spy about why Jerry and Rick are so terrified of the cat’s mind, he said: “I guess it would be [the cat] just hiding from other people, or maybe some kind of authority Some of Hitler’s tracked the deaths of millions of people. . , or – I don’t know – perform horrible sexual acts”.