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.
Episode 1, “Pilot” – Rick moves in with his daughter’s family and establishes himself as a bad influence on his grandson Morty.
Episode 2, “Lawnmower Dog” – Rick helps Jerry out with the dog, broh. Don’t even trip about this episode because they also incept Goldenfold.
Episode 3, “Anatomy Park” – On a special Christmas episode, Rick and Morty try to save the life of a homeless man. Meanwhile, Jenny’s parents visit and the family bonds.
Episode 4, “M. Night Shaym-aliens!” – Rick and Morty try to get to the bottom of a mystery in this M. Night Shamyaloin style twistaroony of an episode.
Episode 5, “Meeseeks and Destroy” – Rick provides the family with a solution to their problems, freeing him up to go on a adventure led by Morty. Sounds good, better record this one, broh!
Episode 6, “Rick Potion #9” – Rick helps Morty win over the girl of his dreams in this one, broh. Fist bump me, broh.
Episode 7, “Raising Gazorpzorp” – Morty convinces Rick to buy him a sexy robot. Guess what tho? Trouble happens, dog.
Episode 8, “Rixty Minutes” – Rick hacks the cable box to allow access to TV from multiple realities. But guess what, broh? Jerry, Beth and Summer are focused on one of Rick’s other inventions. They don’t care, broh.
Episode 9, “Something Ricked This Way Comes” – Rick goes to battle with the devil, and Summer gets upset about it, broh. Plus, Jerry and Morty hang out, broh!
Episode 10, “Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind” – Rick has a run in with some old associates, resulting in a fallout with Morty. You got any chips, broh?
Episode 11, “Ricksy Business” – Beth and Jerry head off on a romantic getaway. Rick and Summer throw a huge intergalactic house party, broh.
Episode 1, “A Rickle in Time” – Rick don goofed this time and mussed up the whole time frame broh! Beth and Jerry get romantic!
Episode 2, “Mortynight Run” – Morty don tries to save a life in this one broh! Get strapped in broh!
Episode 3, “Auto Erotic Assimilation” – “Rick don gets straight emotional in this one broh. Beth and Jerry going ham on each other broh.”
Episode 4, “Total Rickall” – We don get to meet all sorts of new friends in this one broh. Morty goes ham in this one broh.
Episode 5, “Get Schwifty” – Rick and Morty don gotta step up and save things in this one broh. A new religion starts up too broh.
Episode 6, “The Ricks Must Be Crazy” – Rick don forgot to check the oil in this one broh. Gotta fix that car in this one broh.
Episode 7, “Big Trouble in Little Sanchez” – Rick don joins in on some hijinks in this one broh. Beth and Jerry sort out their relationship too broh.
Episode 8, “Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate” – Things going ham in this one broh. Jerry gots all sick and Rick sparks up the TV broh.
Episode 9, “Look Who’s Purging Now” – Morty goofs this time broh and now they gotta chill out and wait. Jerry and Summer explore their father daughter relationship too broh.
Episode 10, “The Wedding Squanchers” – Things go ham in this one broh. They all don mussed up this time. The whole family mussed up broh.
What a wonderful television program.