The Official Episode Descriptions For ‘Rick And Morty’ Are A Sliver Of Hidden Comedy Gold

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10.19.15 6 Comments
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Rick and Morty wrapped up its excellent second season recently, which is worth mentioning because Rick and Morty is great and everyone should watch it and talk about it more. As much as possible, preferably. You could make a pretty good argument that it’s the best animated comedy on TV right now. At the very least, it’s on a very short list of programs that all feature a famous alcoholic horse or voice work by Chris Parnell and/or H. Jon Benjamin. Illustrious company, indeed.

Anyway, in clearing the last few episodes of Rick and Morty off my DVR after season two, I stumbled across something I hadn’t noticed before that absolutely tickled me: The official descriptions they send out to cable companies for the on-screen guides are total nonsense, in the best way. Actually, they kind of progressed into nonsense as the series went on, starting with the very helpful and accurate “Rick moves in with his daughter’s family and establishes himself as a bad influence on his grandson Morty” for the pilot episode, to the less helpful (but still technically accurate!), “Things go ham in this one, broh. They all don mussed up this time. The whole family mussed up, broh” for the season two finale, “The Wedding Squanchers.”

Below, please find the episode descriptions for all 21 episodes, in order. You can actually see the transition happening, firstly slowly in season one, the careening toward madness in season two. Things go ham, broh.

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