Rick and Morty

  • Title: Rick and Morty – The Vat of Acid Episode
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Rick and Morty - The Vat of Acid Episode television review

Not that fans of the show need any further confirmation, but “The Vat of Acid Episode” certainly highlights was a ginormous prick Rick Sanchez (Justin Roiland) is. The entire episode centers around Rick inventing a device Morty (Roiland) has been constantly bugging him about, not as a favor to his grandson but as revenge for Morty slamming Rick’s (rather lame) plan in the episode’s opening that involves the pair hiding in a vat of fake acid from intergalactic gangsters to make it appear they have died. Along with Rick’s legendary dickishness, the other theme the episode plays on is introducing an in-depth, soul-crushing, plot thread for Morty that the show may or may not ever return to. For an episode based on a simple bit, this one really does have it all as events come full circle to reinforce Morty’s understanding of just what a bastard his grandfather truly is.

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Rick and Morty – Promortyus

by Alan Rapp on June 3, 2020

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  • Title: Rick and Morty – Promortyus
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Rick and Morty - Promortyus television review

Remember that episode where Rick (Justin Roiland) and Morty (Roiland) made out and shat on the carpet? “Promortyus” opens with both characters controlled by facehugger aliens before breaking free, pretending to be still under the thrall of the collective (not all that convincingly), and blasting their way out doing as much guilt-free carnage as possible to the planet’s civilization as possible (except for choosing not to go 9/11 on them). On after returning home to the pair realize they left Summer (Spencer Grammer) back on the Glorzos homeworld.

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  • Title: Rick and Morty – Never Ricking Morty
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Rick and Morty - Never Ricking Morty television review

“Never Ricking Morty” offers an anthology-style story strung together by the idea of Rick (Justin Roiland) and Morty (Roiland) being trapped on a train full of passengers all of whom have various Rick and Morty stories to tell. Pushing the limits of meta, Rick and Morty discover the train is controlled by Story Lord (Paul Giamatti) who hopes to use the imaginations of the pair to break through the fifth wall (but it turns out the entire episode takes place within Morty’s new trainset). As with previous anthology-style episodes, some of the bits (quick look at the futuristic war between cats and dogs, Biblesaurus and his veggie pals) work better than others (Rick’s musical numbers, a Christmas saving vignette without a punchline, or the constant abs jokes).

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  • Title: Rick and Morty – Rattlestar Ricklactica
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Rick and Morty - Rattlestar Ricklactica television review

“Rattlestar Ricklactica” dials up the crazy when events to fix something go horribly wrong. In the main story, Morty (Justin Roiland) is bitten by a space snake when ignoring his grandfather’s orders to stay in the car. Realizing the snake astronaut’s death will have repurcussions on a world of snakes (that produces some pretty good Snake Jazz) leads Morty to dress up an Earth snake and return him to the planet starting a series of events leading to time traveling snakes, snake Terminators, and all kinds of carnage. The episode’s B-story centers around Jerry getting into trouble when Rick (Roiland) decides to help by decreasing Jerry‘s (Chris Parnell) mass so he can put up Christmas lights without killing himself. The result? Jerry almost kills himself.

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  • Title: Rick and Morty – One Crew Over the Crewcoo’s Morty
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Heists are the the theme of “One Crew Over the Crewcoo’s Morty” in what starts out as a Morty (Justin Roiland) adventure where he and Rick (Roiland) rob a tomb only to find out that a they have been beaten by a heist artist known as Miles Knightly. Rick’s bruised ego leads to a trip to HeistCon, putting a crew together, mind-control on an epic scale, the destruction of HeistCon, putting more crews together, robots who take Rick’s programming way too literally, and the destruction of an entire planet. Oh, and the destruction of Morty’s dreams.

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