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‘Rick and Morty’ Prank Call Joel Osteen’s Prayer Line

Rick and Morty might be the best show on television. If it is, it’s in large part due to co-creator Justin Roiland who has a real gift for mixing utter nonsense with introspective human drama. He put this gift on full display during a recent appearance on the H3 Podcast when he prank called Joel Osteen’s prayer line. Osteen had been in the news because he didn’t open his church to people displaced by the hurricane until he was shamed on social media, despite the church’s capacity of over 15,000 people.

I almost want to feel bad for the woman who answers the phone here, but then she starts “speaking in tongues” and I lose all sympathy. When the Bible refers to someone speaking in tongues, it means that anyone listening could understand regardless of what languages they speak, not that they started going “wubba-lubba-dub-dub!” like Rick Sanchez in Rick and Morty season one.

The call goes from funny to amazing when Roiland starts speaking in tongues back and the woman who answered the phone breaks and starts hysterically laughing, which is the proper response when someone does that speaking in tongues schtick and then asks you to send them money.

You can see Rick and Morty Sundays at 11:30 PM on Adult Swim. Joel Osteen has a syndicated TV show, but why not watch some Rick and Morty episodes on Hulu instead? It’s a much more constructive use of your time.

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