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Rick and Morty is a show that came and conquered. It’s episodes and quotes have caused an uproar in the social influence which led to the evergrowing memes, merchandise, and publicity. Season 3 alone broke the record for Adult Swim’s most watched series in history. Since season 3 was so huge, it makes you wonder how much of a wave season 4 will make. This show has a number of amazing episodes, but Cartoon Buzz managed to narrow it down to the top 5 episodes that have aired so far. Not to worry for those who haven’t caught up on this series yet, there are no spoilers in this listicle. These episodes were ranked based on ratings, social influence, and how well it helped pushed the show in the right direction. Here are the top 5 Rick and Morty episodes (so far):
1) The Rickshank Rickdemption (S03E01)
Rick creates a plan to escape galactic prison and the earth is being run by the galactic federation that is affecting the Smith family’s life. Yes, this is the “Szechuan sauce episode”, but of course this episode is #1 mainly for its outstanding plot and reference to Stephen King’s novel & film The Shawshank Redemption (1994). This episode premiered on April Fool’s Day as a surprise to many.
2) Pickle Rick (S03E03)
When it comes to social influence, I don’t think there’s any other episode that caused more of a trend than Pickle Rick. The episode surrounds Rick turning himself into a pickle to get out of family therapy. Pickle Rick inspired many merchandising items, memes, and a public appraisal overall.
3) Rixty Minutes (S01E08)
Rick shows the family an entirely different way of watching television by replacing the normal cable box with a device that allows them to watch shows from different realities. Meanwhile, Jerry, Beth, and Summer are viewed their alternate lives from a pair of Inter-Dimensional Goggles. Rixty Minutes is one of the best episodes of all time due to its unique format that is truly entertaining.
4) Rick Potion #1 (S01E06)
This episode was stunningly tragic. Trying to help Morty win over the girl of his dreams, Rick gives him a love serum, but things soon become chaotic and Morty’s life is at stake. Meanwhile, an insecure Jerry suspects that Beth is messing around when she’s called for a late shift at work. The ending of this episode will for sure cause you to question everything around you.
5) Meeseeks and Destroy (S01E05)
In order to solve everyone’s problems to go on an adventure with Morty, Rick introduced the family to the Meeseeks box that contains a blue character with an upbeat introduction “I’m Mr. Meeseeks!”. Jerry’s life is soon put on the line when he gives a task to the Meeseeks that they cannot achieve. Meanwhile, Rick and Morty head to a fantasy land that ends up not being as cheery as it seems. This episode made it to this list due to the realization of that Rick will protect his grandson Morty at all costs. It also introduced us to the memorable character Mr. Meeseeks that is quoted by many.