Rick and Morty “The New Jared” Subway Commercials (lost series of cancelled Subway commercials; 2010s)

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Status: Lost

Rick and Morty is an animated adult sitcom by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, currently airing on the Cartoon Network programming block Adult Swim.

Backstory

Sometime after Rick and Morty premiered, Justin Roiland was asked by the fast food chain Subway to make a series of commercials featuring the titular characters, Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith. The commercials featured Rick and Morty exclaiming that they were “the New Jared”, and promoting the product afterwards. "The New Jared" refers to Jared Fogle, Subway’s main spokesperson at the time. However, shortly before the commercials were set to premiere, Subway cut ties with Jared Fogle due to his arrest on July 7, 2015. Due to the fact that the main subject of the commercials was Jared Fogle, they were cancelled. There were 4 commercials made before Jared's arrest.

Availability

Justin Roiland stated he's not allowed to leak the commercials, but he put the commercials on eight different thumb-drives and littered them in random places. Four out of the eight thumb-drives aren't currently known, as their whereabouts are unknown. Whether or not someone found one of the thumb-drives is not currently certain.

Videos

An interview with Justin Roiland and Ryan Ridley, in which Justin talks about the commercials. (Starts at 1:10:44)
A Rick and Morty-themed episode of Did You Know Movies. (Starts at 5:35)

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