Grownup Swim’s Rick and Morty April Fools’ Day parody upped the bizarre issue because it transplanted the time-traveling duo in the course of Australia. However now an Australian mayor is defending her metropolis after it was depicted in a less-than-flattering gentle within the brief.

All through the parody, which was written and directed by Australian creator Michael Cusack, “Reek” stored telling “Mordi” that he wished to go to Bendigo to get a inexperienced dice; they even killed to try to get there. However as soon as they arrived in Bendigo—portrayed as a barren wasteland—they not solely didn’t discover a inexperienced dice, Reek mentioned he by no means wished to go there within the first place.

“I see timber, scrubs, nothing actually,” Mordi replied.

Bendigo, an inland metropolis positioned in Victoria (Australia’s southeastern state), does exist and is rather more populated than it’s proven within the brief; it’s the third most-populated metropolis within the state. However for a lot of followers exterior of Australia, it’s probably the primary time they’ve heard of Bendigo, so after seeing the brief, they began to do some digging.

The namedrop additionally caught the eye of Bendigo mayor Margaret O’Rourke, who defended the town after listening to about the way it was depicted within the brief.

“Clearly there are completely different tastes for everybody,” O’Rourke instructed the Guardian. “However I consider the Google searches have soared ever because it was launched, and folks would know by these searches that Bendigo is nothing like what’s within the parody.”

However even whereas Cusack could not have portrayed Bendigo in a optimistic gentle, O’Rourke noticed the intense aspect of getting been talked about in any respect.

“In some methods, I suppose any publicity is nice publicity,” O’Rourke added. “Bendigo is a really vibrant and exquisite place and nothing like what has been displayed.”

Cusack, alternatively, has by no means been to Bendigo himself and had a a lot easier purpose for making the town the main focus of his brief, even when it wasn’t fully correct.

“For some purpose, Bendigo sounded humorous to me. I don’t know what it’s, nevertheless it’s one thing behind that title that it appeared proper to make use of, so I went with it,” Cusack instructed Australian broadcaster ABC.

H/T AV Membership

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