Morty has some troubled moral waters to navigate in Rick and Morty episode S02E02, “Mortynight Run”. Let his grandfather sell weapons to an assassin who just loves killin’, or chill with grandpa over at Blips and Chitz all day playing Roy? What ethos will eventually win out on R&M, Rick’s nihilism or Morty’s naive optimism, and what would…
Morty and Summer’s indecisiveness leads to a very uncertain existence in Rick and Morty episode “A Rickle in Time”. The story is clever, the visuals a feast for the eye, and hearts are warmed by the end. Eh, if not warmed, then at least microwaved. Also, Beth surgically saves a stricken deer’s life to the beat of copyright-safe Enya.
Beth and Jerry take a cruise aboard the doomed steam ship Titanic in this season one finale of Rick and Morty, “Ricksy Business”. You’ll never believe this, but they’re not on the same page about enjoying their time together. Meanwhile Rick and Beth take advantage of the lack of parental oversight by throwing a pan-dimensional rager, despite the penalty for doing so being no more Rick and Morty. That leaves the Mort-man doing damage control, and I’m not saying he’s super successful, but you know, there is a season two in existence. Heck, we’ll start covering it tomorrow!
“Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind” multiplies the inter dimensional possibilities of Rick and Morty by infinity. That’s a lot of Ricks, and a lot of Mortys. By what measure is a Rick the “Rickest?” What does it say about that measure that the only Rick we’ve seen that approaches a decent human being is labeled…
Rick does battle with the Devil in Rick and Morty episode S01E09, “Something Ricked This Way Comes”. As far as we know, Georgia was not involved, thought I do remember seeing a fiddle. Meanwhile, Jerry’s intellectual insecurity entangles him into some sketchy inner-dwarf-planet politics. As always, our initial review and episode discussion are spoiler-free for first time…
Grab a big bowl of Strawberry Smiggles, because it’s time for Inter-dimensional cable! “Rixty Minutes” is another signature Rick and Morty episode. You can’t go wrong with locking some talented improv artists in a recording booth and then having amazing animators bring whatever comes out of their mouth to life. And the B-plot brings a lot of of dark emotional truths to the Smith family.
Rick and Morty has a lot to say about parenting and matriarchy in “Raising Gazorpazorp”. And the crude, repulsive creature that is the teenage boy. We debate the propriety and validity of the comedy built around the feminist utopia depicted here, because we figure the whole world can’t wait to hear what two dudes think about it. Plus, we brush up on our Latin and get Biblical to decipher important texts!
There are many times you’ll watch Rick and Morty and your jaw drops, and what can you say but, “bruh”? “Rick Potion #9” is one of those times! We talk a good deal about how much we love this episode and the ethics and morality of inter-dimensional travel in particular. And what does it say about the Smith family that they thrive in an Armageddon scenario?
S01E05 of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, “Meeseeks and Destroy”, asks if Morty can lead a successful and entertaining adventure. Ooh, he’s tryin’! Also, Rick dispenses street justice, Beth struggles to be a complete woman, Summer struggles to achieve the acceptance of his peers, and Jerry struggles with his golf game. As always, our initial review and episode discussion are spoiler-free for first time fans, but we have plenty of in-depth discussion of spoilers and behind the scenes details when we tune into dimension BM-77 at the end of the podcast!
This episode of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, S01E04, “M. Night Shaym-Aliens!” has us questioning whether we’re living in a simulation. Or even a simulation of a simulation. Will Rick out-scam the scammers? Is Morty even real? Will Jerry cement his status as world’s most pathetic human? Can any of these questions be answered other than “yes”?! As always, our initial review and episode discussion are spoiler-free for first time fans, but we have plenty of in-depth discussion of spoilers and behind the scenes details when we tune into dimension BM-77 at the end of the podcast!