If you know what it means to “Get Schwifty”, then you do not need to read any further because I know you’re already a fan of the show (unless you want to; just saying, here’s your free out now). If you don’t know what it means, then you are in for a real treat and read on.

Rick and Morty, the brainchild of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmond, is an adult humour cartoon series which airs on, you guessed it, Adult Swim. The show teased its third season back on April 1st, 2017 by airing the season premiere. You might not have seen the episode, but there’s a good chance that you have seen its effects considering all of social media blew up about McDonald’s SzeChuan Sauce, which was heavily featured throughout the entire episode. It was garnering so much attention that McDonald’s has even considered bringing the sauce back to market.

“Goodbye Moonmen” performed by Fart (Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords) during the episode “Mortynight Run”. Copyright Rick and Morty, 2015.

The show itself has quickly gone from instant cult classic to a worldwide sensation since it’s release in December 2013. It offers what I would consider Frasier-level intelligence mixed with dark humour and themes that would have made the late George Carlin’s ribs hurt. While much of the show has heavy sci-fi themes, it never comes across as arrogant. The show frequently breaks the fourth wall and even is self-aware as many jokes poke fun at the idea of tv shows as a whole. There’s even celebrity cameos that allow for every episode to really separate themselves from one another while still providing subtle hints of continuity if you’re ready to look close enough.

I can’t really make a stronger case for you to watch the series than this:

  • High quality original humour.
  • Great characters you can relate with.
  • Only 22 episodes with a 22 minute run time (at the time of this article)
  • There’s something for everyone; the show has spawned several good board and mobile games, and just recently a VR game, “Virtual Rick-ality”.
  • This is the only show I’ve ever watched every episode of. Seriously.

I personally have not committed so completely to any tv show or series since The Lord of the Ring Trilogy came out, and I never recommend that anyone spends hours upon hours watching anything. Just the same, I am telling you right now, choosing not to watch Rick and Morty is punishing yourself, and I hope Scary Terry comes to you in your dreams. There’s 100 years of Rick and Morty to come so it’s definitely better to get in early!

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