Rick and Morty has a penchant for creating some great quotes. They can make you laugh, but they might also make you think.
Due to its surreal sense of humor, colorful cast of characters, and endless narrative possibilities, Adult Swim¡¯s monster hit dimension-hopping sci-fi animated comedy Rick and Morty is one of the most quotable TV shows on the air. The series juggles jokes with philosophies, and sometimes combines the two brilliantly.
The show¡¯s idiosyncratic and loose comedic style is a result of a lot of improvisation done by the voice actors ¨C particularly Justin Roiland, who plays both of the title characters ¨C in the studio while they¡¯re recording their lines. Here are The 10 Best Rick and Morty quotes that¡¯ll leave you laughing.
Updated February 3rd, 2020: Rick and Morty recently aired the first five episodes of its fourth season. This run brought us some classic new episodes, as well as guest performances by such high-profile stars as Taika Waititi, Kathleen Turner, and Sam Neill. The show is just as fresh and inventive as ever, and the latest installments of the series have brought on a whole host of new hysterical lines for fans to quote. So, we¡¯ve updated this list with a few hilarious quotes from season 4.
On Learning Lessons
At the end of the season 4 premiere ¡°Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat,¡± Morty tells Rick that he¡¯s learned his lesson and he¡¯ll start to live in the moment more and focus less on how the present will affect his future. Rick snidely points out that this isn¡¯t the kind of show where the characters learn lessons at the end of each episode: ¡°Oh, boy, so you actually learned something today? What is this, Full House?¡±
Rick gives Morty his own dragon in ¡°Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim¡¯s Morty,¡± and the story takes a sexually graphic turn as the dragon¡¯s private life is explored and it becomes a commentary on slut-shaming. When Rick liberates the dragons, he tells them to enjoy empowerment, and that it pleases most of the people who have it. He¡¯s right; empowered people tend to be pretty happy.
On Disney¡¯s Star Wars
When Rick heads off to the planet where he goes to the bathroom, he announces that he¡¯s going on ¡°a solo adventure,¡± and promises that it won¡¯t be directed by Ron Howard. This is a reference to Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney¡¯s Han Solo origin movie, which was originally slated to be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller before the Mouse House assumed full creative control, replaced them with Ron Howard, and tanked what should¡¯ve been a guaranteed hit.
On App Development
Taika Waititi guest-starred as Glootie in season 4¡¯s second episode, ¡°The Old Man and the Seat.¡± While Rick was keeping an intruder named Tony off his private toilet planet, Morty and Jerry were being pestered by his alien intern, Glootie, to help him develop an app. Everybody wants a million-dollar idea, and now that everybody has a smartphone, one of the most common types of million-dollar idea is app ideas. Glootie represents every moron with a half-baked app idea who ever annoyed people asking for help developing it.
On Familiar Cyborgs
In ¡°Rattlestar Ricklactica,¡± when Morty allows a dying space snake to live, the space snakes become aware of powers bigger than themselves that they can unite against. They build their own Terminator and send it to Earth to kill Morty. It¡¯s a metal cyborg with a really creepy human facade to put humans at ease. Suffice to say, an alien¡¯s attempt at recreating human flesh and the human anatomy does not put anyone at ease.