Rick and Morty returned for season 3 (other than the April Fool’s Day surprise episode) last weekend with “Rickmancing The Stone,” a dark and Mad Max-themed story. At the end of the episode, besides the post-credits scene (below), they aired the promo above for the next episode, and it seems to contain a not-at-all subliminal message for any gossiping Gerdys reading way too much into things.
In next episode, Rick transforms himself into Pickle Rick and fights rats, while Morty at some point finds out his math teacher eats poop. The promo shows the conversation that ensues when Morty first learns Rick is a pickle now. He asks a lot of the questions we’d ask, and at the end of the clip Rick offers some advice the viewing audience could also heed.
“I’m just trying to figure out why you would do this, why anyone would do this.”
“The reason anyone would do this if they could — which they can’t — would be because they could — which they can’t.”
“Is this the first part of some kind of magic trick?”
“I don’t do magic, Morty. I do science. One takes brains. The other takes dark eyeliner.”
“Do pickles live forever, or–?”
“Morty, Stop digging for hidden layers and just be impressed.” [emphasis ours]
Oh, we’re impressed.
You can also be impressed by this compilation of co-creator Justin Roiland’s favorite scenes from the first two seasons:
Hmm, could’ve used more of Jerry getting kicked while he’s down. As this post-credits scene of the last episode reminded us, Jerry’s suffering is our nourishment.
Don’t act like you’re not impressed when Rick and Morty returns for another episode on Sunday, August 6th at 11:30 pm EST on Adult Swim.