Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have indisputably created one of the most popular shows currently with Rick and Morty. The show is an amalgamation of existential nihilism, comedic takes on the endless possibilities of certain scientific theories, the observational cynicism of contemporary culture and society as we know it, and of course, Mr. Poopy Butthole.
It has been announced that Harmon and Roiland are bringing Rick and Morty back on July 30, 2017 at 11:30 EST on Adult Swim, and with everyone anticipating it’s arrival I guarantee its going to be a humongous hit, one that you don’t want to miss out on.
As we look forward to the new release, we rank the top ten episodes of Rick and Morty in remembrance of how great of a series we have been given so far.
1. Rixty Minutes (Season 1, Episode 8)
Having had enough with watching The Bachelorette (or whatever spin-off), Rick jacks up the family’s cable box so that they can watch inter-dimensional television from every conceivable reality, giving them infinite TV channels broadcasting some peculiar sh*t, but it’s all still better than the bachelorette. However, by changing channel they quickly discover that, in the realities where Jerry didn’t marry Beth, he became a huge movie star/writer/director.
While Rick and Morty just want to watch TV from other dimensions, Jerry, Beth, and Summer get obsessed with discovering the endless possibilities and “what-ifs” of their alternate lives. Rick gives them goggles that let them see into parallel timelines to keep them occupied, while he and Morty spend the rest of the episode watching television. Conflicts arise from there on, broh.
2. Look Who’s Purging Now (Season 2, Episode 9)
Rick and Morty arrive on an alien planet with dog-people like characters. They primarily arrived to fix their ship, but upon finding out that the planet holds an annual purge festival, Rick wants to check it out regardless of Morty’s opposition.
Jerry and Summer work on their father-daughter relationship, but his lack of employment keeps coming up. Jerry be like, “what about that disposable income tho, fam”, Summer be like “don’t worry ’bout it”.
Morty ends up getting hit in the feels, falling for one of the natives of the alien planet. After a crap situation, Rick and Morty are forced to participate in the purge.
3. Interdimensional Cable 2, Tempting Fate (Season 2, Episode 8)
This episode is a continuation of the same interdimensional television premise of “Rixty Minutes”, which means even more ridiculous TV programming that sounds.. oddly improvised.
Jerry is faced with the difficult decision of losing his manhood in order to save an alien leader from imminent death. Meanwhile, Rick, Morty and Summer explore the possibilities of interdimensional television.
4. Lawnmower Dog (Season 1, Episode 2)
This episode is hilarious, after Rick creates a device that gives dogs the ability to communicate with humans, there is a shift in power as Snowball wants to know where his testicles are. Jerry learns a valuable lesson, but still can’t make good references (especially about Old Yeller). They also incept Goldenfold.
5. Total Rickall (Season 2, Episode 4)
Rick discovers that there are parasites that have crossed over into the Smith home. These parasites have the capability of taking over the world by multiplying through inducing falsely fabricated flashbacks, so they need to be stopped by any means necessary.
6. Auto Erotic Assimilation (Season 2, Episode 3)
Rick, Morty and Summer go to a seemingly abandoned alien spaceship to loot the place. When they find survivors, the survivors tell them that an entity took over their planet by “assimilation”. Turns out the entity is an old girlfriend of Ricks. They decide to catch up but them catching up affects the entire planet. Jerry and Beth investigate a gargling noise coming from under the garage. What they find brings their problems in themselves and each other out.
7. Meeseeks & Destroy (Season 1, Episode 5)
Rick provides the family with Meeseeks, which are selfless beings that pose as a solution to their problems. By introducing the Meeseeks, Rick is freed up to go on an adventure led by Morty.
8. Get Schwifty (Season 2, Episode 5)
Rick and Morty must aid Earth after a giant head wants our planet to show him what we gottttt! This disrupts the planet, demanding to see a hit song performed and the Smith family finds themselves caught up in a new religion that is manifested due to circumstance.
9. Morty Night Run (Season 2, Episode 2)
Rick and Morty try to save a gas life form while Jerry resides in a daycare made for Jerrys.
This episode also includes one of the coolest theoretical arcade games that would be a trip to play.
10. Something Ricked This Way Comes (Season 1, Episode 9)
Summer gets a job at a pawn shop owned by the devil. Jerry helps Morty with his science fair project.
This episode is a play on the title of Ray Bradbury’s novel “Something Wicked This Way Comes”, which was later adapted into two different films, one in 1972 and one in 1983.
See trailers for the upcoming season below: