Rick and Morty are reenacting the news, brah. Screening at Comic-Con, Justin Roiland voiced the two characters to breathe life into a bizarre court transcript. Last month, a Georgia judge made headlines over an extraordinary courtroom exchange with a defendant accused of murder. Denver Fenton Allen wanted a different public defender for his trial.
When Judge Bryant Durham Jr denied this request the trial descended into pandemonium. Allen repeatedly shouted obscenities at Durham and threatened to kill his family. The Judge reacted to his provocations in an undignified manner, saying that he ‘looked like a queer’ and ordering him to masturbate in the courtroom.
Hearing an exasperated Morty try to reason with a goading Rick is comedy gold. The audience is understandably in stitches. It’s worth remembering how darkly comic this skit is. AJC reported on the details of Allen’s alleged offence: “The extraordinary hearing, first reported by the Rome News-Tribune, occurred June 17 and lasted about 11 minutes. Allen is accused of beating fellow inmate Stephen Rudolph Nalley to death at the Floyd County Jail in August 2015.”
This art-piece and the panel videos will have to tide you over until next month. Watch them below.
Read the full transcript of the Georgia trial by clicking here.