The Real Guy Behind Rick And Morty's Courtroom Sketch Was Sentenced To Life In Prison

Rick and Morty courtroom sketch

Pretty much anything is possible in the world of Rick and Morty. Over the course of the beloved sci-fi comedy's run on Adult Swim, we have watched Rick Sanchez turn himself into a pickle, we have seen Old Spice characters burst into Morty's bedroom, and we have even seen Mr. Poopybutthole turn his life around. One of the most absurd (and non-canon) moments in the history of the show was that NSFW courtroom reenactment that dropped far ahead of Season 3 last year, and just this week, the real-life defendant in that case was sentenced to life in prison.

According to a new report from The New York Post, Denver Fenton Allen, who achieved minor Internet fame for that transcribed courtroom rant that eventually got adapted by the folks behind Rick and Morty -- has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his cellmate in jail. The murder was allegedly an attempt to boost his reputation within the prison, but as Allen reportedly suffers from delusions and schizophrenia, he was also incredibly prone to erratic behavior and outbursts, such as the one that Rick and Morty turned into animated madness. Allen ultimately pled guilty to the charges leveled against him, which in turn allowed him to receive a maximum sentence of life in prison.

If any of you need a good laugh after this somewhat downer reveal, you can always look back on the original Rick and Morty courtroom video for a reminder of how hilarious it was when it first dropped. Check it out below.

Following the sentencing of Denver Fenton Allen, we're interested to see if Rick and Morty chooses to acknowledge it. The show very clearly doesn't exist inside of a bubble, and it's regular fourth-wall breaks have made it abundantly clear that creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon are willing to engage in profanity-infused conversations about real life topics. The sentencing of Allen naturally veers into very serious and troubling territory, but that is also a realm in which the Adult Swim series has never really shied away from in the past.

Thankfully, Rick and Morty doesn't look like it shows any signs of slowing down anytime in the near future, so we will have to wait and see if the road to Season 4 gives us anything quite as insane as this particular courtroom drama. Until we get more information on Rick and Morty's eventual fourth season, make sure to check out CinemaBlend's comprehensive fall TV premiere guide and 2018 midseason premiere guide to stay up-to-date on more imminent debuts. As for the show's that have sadly left us this year, take a glance at the CinemaBlend 2017 cancellation guide.

Conner Schwerdtfeger

Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.