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Recently I binged this whole show to catch up with the current season now and I first thought it was going to be one of those shows that are just mean for the sake of mean. Without having an actual reason or method to the madness to it all shows like that don’t last very long at times. This was based on some old web cartoon that parodies Doc Brown and Marty from Back to the Future.
This show is about this guy Rick who disappeared 20 years ago and his grandson Morty who goes on these intergalactic adventures. Morty’s parents, Beth, Jerry, and his sister Summer seem to be okay with this and don’t wonder where Rick went those 20 years for some reason. Also, they seem to be fine just letting Rick take his grandson to all these out of this world adventures.
Rick is this amoral mad scientist that’s the smartest man in the universe with enemies lurking around every corner. Rick later explains he takes Morty to all these adventures as a way to mask himself so people don’t find him. Something about since Rick is a Genius and Morty is kind of dumb it masks him even though people say Rick is actually Morty’s future self and that’s why he’s being taken to all these adventures. In the episode where they mention that there’s this citadel of Rick and Morty’s and a council of Ricks but so for they all look the same. By that I mean in shape and size and it might just be an excuse to have the same character design and we don’t even get a robotic Rick and Morty that can only speak in dub step or a Steampunk Rick and Morty. That just seems more imaginative is all to me at times.
There ends up being this bit of plot progression at the end of season 1 and season 2 where Rick’s friend, Birdperson. Mentions Rick’s catchphrase “Wuba lub dub dub” means in Birdperson’s language “I am in great pain, please help me.” but it seems like if someone wants help, they need to want to have help. Since in later seasons, Rick seems to get darker and darker. Rick is kind of mean and cruel not just because he can but because if something really bad happens to the earth, he can just use his portal gun to go to another universe where another Rick and Morty died. Basically, he does this kind of stuff since the multiverse is infinite but I wonder if there will be some kind of episode arc near the end of the show where all of reality is at stake, like in “Crisis on Infinite Earths” event comic, but I doubt it.
The rest of Morty’s family like his parents Beth and Jerry seem to always be arguing all the time and it just feels very annoying at times. Beth is a horse surgeon while Jerry is unemployed and is kinda spineless and wimpy, but I don’t know if it’s him or people just cutting him down to feel better about themselves and it’s getting to him. Morty’s sister Summer grows a little as a character but there are also all these mentions where she pees herself but it kind of feels like someone’s into watersports or something in the behind the scenes of the show.
Rick says also that he doesn’t want to do time travel, but I think it’s so those testicle monsters from the 4th dimension don’t find him. I like to call those testicle monsters “the 4D people” since they live in the 4the dimension. Those 4D people also keep a watch on lifeforms trying to use time travel and they’re immortal so they don’t care about getting killed. There’s also these episodes where Rick and Morty watch inter-dimensional cable and see all these other dimensions and realities. Some just felt kind of dark to me and weren’t really that funny. At the end of season 2 Rick and the family go to Birdpersons homeworld where Birdperson gets married it turns out his wife is some spy for these aliens and she nearly kills everyone. Rick and his family try running away to some different planets but Rick decides to stop running and turns himself in to this empire these aliens had. The aliens also conquer earth and the aliens just keep giving all the humans these reward metals and some kind of pills to always take. Feels like a little jab at the all participation trophies and medications that people are given at time just to either numb themselves from stress and be rewarded for just existing.
Then when season three starts these aliens try to poke into Rick’s head to look into his past and try to get his portal technology. Even though those aliens could just do the portal tech themselves. Since you can into another dimension by trying to find it’s different vibrational plane or something like that. Then there’s this reference to this Szechuan sauce from McDonalds when the movie Mulan came out. In real life the Rick and Morty fan-base went crazy for this sauce even though I heard it’s just soy sauce and teriyaki sauce mixed together. I also heard it wasn’t even that good and now it feels like if you want to try that Szechuan sauce you can just make it yourself.
Then it turns out Rick gets out of his prison and destroys the alien empire and the aliens seemed to be worse than humanity after they’re economy is destroyed. At the end of this episode it feels like Rick still can’t accept the absurd, at least that’s what this YouTube channel called Wisecrack that explains these shows. I’ll link their channel and maybe their Rick and Morty playlist as well.
In the 3rd season it seems that Beth and Jerry go though this trial separation after the empire left. Also there’s this episode about those Marvel Avengers movies which Rick tests them like in Saw but near the end it feels like the lady, Supernova, was broken since Rick got to her. Also fells like a little jab at the Marvel movies since they’re to safe and Rick was just trying to give them challenges to sharpen them. Then at the end of season 3 Rick tells Beth that she can be cloned and see the multiverse if she doesn’t want her life but can still stay on earth. I was also wondering where Beth’s mother is in all of this and why Beth doesn’t tell her mom Rick is back. It’s also just weird since she just seemed to bend the knee to Rick taking Morty to all these adventures and seems to be real cruel when you watch this episode “The ABC’s of Beth”.
Season 4 though I think Rick is starting to lose it with all the adventures he and Morty goes on since Morty is getting tired of these antics he and Rick go on. I’m saying that because I saw these episodes Rattlestar Ricklactica where Morty tries to help out a snake planet after getting bit by a snake in outer space, the end is pretty shocking to me since Rick never went that far into punishing Morty. Also The Vat of Acid episode felt really dark than the usual Rick and Morty stuff and I feel like soon there will be a boiling point to their relationship.
There’s also this so called Evil Morty who seems to be planing something. Maybe changing the balance of powers or preparing the citadel and the other Rick and Mortys for that Crisis I mentioned but I still doubt it. There’s 70 episodes of this show and I wonder if near the end of this series there will be this big climatic ending but maybe not. I also wonder if there will be a crossover between Rick and Morty, and the show Solar Opposites, they’re made by the same creators.
Watching this show it felt pretty mean though maybe because I can’t quite understand dry humor at times. Sometimes the writing or the show was written by teenage trying to be edgy at times but it just gets depressing to always hear “Nothing matters and everybody is going to die.” all the time. Also not to mention the toxic fan-base Rick and Morty has at times and toxic fan-bases worry me since it feels like they need to focus on other things at time. If those people say I’m wrong and go all rabid and troll me it only proves my point.
As much as I bad talk this show it has potential but it also kind of feels like it lacks focus at times. Also because they use so many references and 4th wall breaks it feels like sooner or later they will have to create or make something on their own. Since theirs so many 4th wall breaks until people go “Pointing out your problems won’t make them go away.” and references until you reach the bottom of the barrel.
Here’s Wisecracks YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/thugnotes
Also the Rick and Morty Wisecrack playlist. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLghL9V9QTN0h6LUzveyvWsglmSAi7EjPh