Rick and Morty Creator’s Prank Call To Joel Osteen’s Prayer-Line Is Priceless
Wubalubadubdub, bitches! It must come as no surprise, but it seems that Justin Roiland, writer, director, animator, producer and co-creator of Rick and Morty – not to mention, the voice of dimension-hopping nihilistic alcoholic grandpa Rick Sanchez – can be quite the troll.
In a prank phone call that couldn’t possibly have gone better, Roiland jumped on the blower to try to call under-fire televangelist Joel Osteen whilst in character as Rick.
Osteen, one of the richest pastors in the States made news when he delayed opening his church up to flood victims because he ‘hadn’t been asked to open it by the state’ and recently told flood victims they shouldn’t have a ‘poor me’ attitude.
As a result, he’s been the subject of some pretty mint memes, news stories and jokes. As part of the H3 podcast, Roiland couldn’t resist the challenge to call his prayer line and try to have a bit of a yarn with the man.
It starts off fairly innocuously. But pretty soon, it’ll start to tickle your pickle-rick. Roiland’s chatting away to the lady on the other end who seems to realise not all is as it seems and tries to give him the cold shoulder.
That’s when Roiland (Rick) lays the bait. “I have over $87,000 and I’m ready—sorry, I have $83,897 dollars, right now, for Joel Osteen,” he says. “And I’m ready to… pray.”
Now, if anything’s going to get the attention of a man like Osteen it’s that kind of claim. So it’s a shame that the woman on the other end of the blower doesn’t ask for his credit card details then and there.
Instead, she tells him to call back tomorrow. Now this is purely supposition, but I’m guessing this was a nice way of saying, ‘yeah, nah, you do not, but the boss won’t be real happy if I just blow you off right now, cobber.’
Of course, the real fun starts after this when the woman starts speaking in tongues. Obviously you don’t want the whole thing spoiled, but it’s worth a watch – even if it is just to see Roiland do his Rick voice. It’s just a shame there was no burps and no Szechuan sauce.
H/T: Bro Bible.