It was on the 2nd of December, 2013, that Rick and Morty the show that would go on to become one of the most-loved animation sci-fi TV show ever, aired its first episode on Adult Swim. Since then, until October 1, 2017 when the last episode of the third season aired, Rick and Morty took the world by storm. The show, to describe in short, is about the crazy, philosophical, and often dangerous inter-galactic, inter-dimensional (mis)adventures of grandpa Rick, and his 14-year-old grandson Morty. But, do not be fooled by the show’s sci-fi nature that is often mistaken for being ‘childish’ or suitable for young adults. Rick and Morty delves deep into the meaning of life, what our purpose as humans is, and why conventional education is unnecessary. These are the five instances when Rick and Morty proved that along with being the wisest show on TV, it was also the funniest.
1. “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. We’re all going to die. Come watch TV.”
This is what Morty tells his sister Summer who’s upset because she finds out that she was an unwanted pregnancy. This is when Morty shows her the two graves outside the house that contain bodies of Rick and Morty who died in another reality. This quote explains the meaninglessness of existence as we all have wondered in our stages of existential crisis.
2. “Having a family doesn’t mean you stop being an individual.”
In episode 5 of the first season, Rick gives his family a Meeseeks Box: A device that is capable of creating creatures that complete a given task and vanish. This quote is when a Meeseek tells Beth that just because she has a family, she can’t give up on her dreams, as Beth’s task for her Meeseek was to help her become a complete woman. This hold true for all of us as in the process of settling down, we voluntarily or involuntarily give up on our dreams.
3. “Grandpa Rick, can you help me with my science homework?” “Yeah, just don’t do it.”
In the same episode, Meeseeks and Destroy, Summer comes into Rick’s garage laboratory and asks him if he can help her with her science homework. To her surprise, Rick replies, “Yeah, just don’t do it.” It is not unusual for Rick to say this, as he is a person who dislikes academia. This is not just in the show, but even in the real world, more and more people are becoming aware of our education system’s emphasis on theoretical approach rather than practical.
These instances, along with some other few prove that Rick and Morty is indeed a show for smart people. Three seasons are already done, and we’re now eagerly waiting for the 4th to arrive anytime soon. Till then, if you’re a fan of Rick and Morty, head to Voxpop and discover an amazing collection of t-shirts for men exclusively from Rick and Morty. Place your order online, and get it delivered to your doorstep!