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When it comes to crazy outlandish animations, Rick and Morty is up there with Archer, Southpark, and Brickleberry. And since season 4 is over, now is the perfect time to recall some of Rick and Morty’s best adventures.
So here are The Best Rick and Morty Episodes From Season 1-4.
11. Rixty Minutes (S1Ep8)
Whoever thinks improvised Tv can’t work, has never seen this episode of Rick and Morty.
Frustrated by his family’s watch options, Rick gifts the Smiths with interdimensional TV. And thanks to this gem, we experience fantastic shows like Two Brothers, fake doors, and ants in my eyes, Johnson.
However, asides from the random shows, what I love so much about interdimensional TV is how it improves Morty and Summer’s relationship. And to some extent, it even fixes Beth and Jerry’s marriage.
10. Morty’s Mind Blowers (S3Ep8)
Now we all know Rick and Morty have done some terrible things during their adventures. A quick example is when the duo ditched their reality for a fresh one after transforming everyone on earth into monsters.
However, thanks to this episode, we discover that they’re some mistakes too traumatizing for Morty. And from time to time, Morty has Rick cut out these memories from his mind so he can sleep better at night.
But we soon realize that Rick has abused this device to remove any inconvenient memory Morty has of him. And thanks to Mind Blowers’s records, we get to witness some of the worst deeds and mistakes that Rick and Morty have committed.
9. Look Who’s Purging Now (S2Ep9)
This episode is a favorite for so many reasons. The chapter opens with Rick and Morty landing on a planet that uses a purge-like feast called “The Festival” to maintain peace within their society.
So for one night every year, all crime is legal. And the locals are free to kill each other and commit other heinous crimes.
Despite their best efforts, Rick and Morty eventually join in the murderous rites with Morty even going overboard. However, my favorite part of the episode is when Rick helps the villagers kill all the wealthy aristocrats who created the festival to benefit themselves.
The pair slaughter these rich assholes while dancing to “it feels good.” And boy, was it a sight to behold.
8. The Rickchurian Mortydate (S3Ep10)
Rick Sanchez vs. The President of the United States is one of the best fights from the entire Rick and Morty series. The fight shows what happens when the smartest man alive clashes with the leader of the free world.
This episode also sparks the infamous theory that Beth Smith is a clone. Unfortunately, this mystery isn’t resolved until season four’s finale, when we meet Space Beth.
7. The Ricks Must Be Crazy (S2Ep6)
This episode is very disturbing. But it also that answers an important question that’s been on the mind of every fan, What powers Rick’s Spaceship?
As we later find out, the answer is an entire micro verse filled with alien life forms dedicated to generating power for Rick’s Spaceship.
However, what’s even more disturbing about this episode is its subplot that sees Rick’s ship trying to keep Summer safe at all costs. The Spaceship not only murders anyone who approaches the vehicle but even uses physiological manipulation.
As I said, this is a very disturbing episode.
6. The Vat of Acid Episode (S4Ep8)
The Vat of Acid Episode is easily one of my best episodes from Rick and Morty Season 4. Everything from the fake acid bath to the save point device, really showed how Insane this show can be.
After a deal with alien gangsters goes south, Rick fakes his and Morty’s death with a vat of fake acid. However, when Morty insults the fake acid bath, Rick humbles Morty by teaching him a lesson in the worst possible way.
5. Promortyus (S4Ep7)
Promortyus is another fantastic episode from Rick and Morty Season 4. After Rick and Morty escape alien possession, the duo lay waste to the entire planet, before heading home. However, they soon discover that they left Summer behind and have no choice but to return to the planet they just destroyed.
However, what’s hilarious about this episode is the story Summer tells of what Rick and Morty were up to while possessed. It’s a crazy story that sees Summer becoming the alien’s goddess, while Rick turns into a failed YouTuber.
4. The Rickshank Rickdemption (S3Ep1)
If there was ever doubt about Rick’s intelligence, this episode crushes it. After escaping bonds, Rick single-handedly destroys both the galactic federation and the Council of Ricks. The chapter also Gifts us with one of the best Mexican showdowns I’ve ever seen Between Rick, himself, and his grandkids.
However, what’s crazy about this episode is that Rick reveals that he purposely destroyed his daughter’s marriage because her Husband defied him. And he only reduced his grandkids because he couldn’t steal control of the family without them.
3. Auto Erotic Assimilation (S2Ep3)
This beautiful episode is one of the first hints we get about how lonely Rick Sanchez is. During an Adventure with Morty and Summer, Rick reunites with an old flame of his called Unity, a hive mind that assimilates entire planets.
As the episode progresses, however, Rick and Unity delve into an endless roller coaster of orgies and other debaucheries. And it’s soon apparent that the couple brings the worst out of each other.
Their inevitable crushes Rick, and for a moment, he even considers suicide. It’s a beautiful scene that’s made even better with Chaos’s “do you feel it?” playing in the background.
2. Pickle Rick (S3Ep3)
Pickle Rick is just one of many episodes that separate Rick and Morty from other animations. It is a brilliant example of how innovative the series’ writers are, and it’s one of their best works.
Rick transforms himself into a Pickle to avoid going to family therapy. However, this plan backfires when Pickle Rick gets trapped in a sewer and has to battle an army of rats to survive.
The episode becomes even more bizarre when Pickle Rick arrives at a Russian embassy and faces off against dozens of Russian special forces who refuse to let him leave.
A few dead agents later, and Rick has no choice but to attend the therapy session, in exchange for the serum that can make him human again.
1. Star Mort- Rickturn of the Jerri (S4Ep10)
I think we can all agree that out of all the seasons, Rick and Morty Season 4 had the best finale. In this episode, not only do we find out that Beth is a clone, but we also get an epic Mortal Kombat showdown between Rick and Phoenix person.
However, I love this episode because, for the first time since the series kicked off, Rick finally admits that he’s a terrible father.
I think it’s hilarious that Rick cloned Beth and then wiped his memory so he wouldn’t know which Beth was real. And also so he wouldn’t have to help Beth with her mid-life crisis.
However, the last scene pushes all jokes aside and shows Rick in a vulnerable place. Reminding us that while Rick Sanchez is a terrible person, he wants to be better. And that’s why I think that Rickturn of the Jerri, is one of the best Rick and Morty episodes.
While it’s usually with their lives on the line, Rick and Morty have given us some of the best years of animated television. The series keeps moving from strength to strength, and I can’t wait to see where Rick and Morty’s adventures take them, come season 5. In the meantime, you can watch the complete of Rick and Morty series now, on Amazon.
Do you agree with our list? Let us know in the comments. P.S. What’s your favorite season of Rick and Morty? Because, so far, season 4 is the best for me.