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  • In The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy why does giant Summer's voice become masculine? In other shows, when a character gets huge and the body proportions remain the same their voices remain the same as well (besides becoming louder), unless it's a short joke. There are real life women with gigantism and manly voices, but their body proportions including their vocal boxes are different from most women. Also, Summer didn't have any trouble moving, if gravity wasn't affecting her movements it shouldn't affect her vocal cords either.
  • If Million Ants is male but his individual ants are female...is he a trans man?
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    • I would say no, since humans are technically made of up millions of asexual cells, yet the collective product is male or female. No matter what he's composed of, the collective result is apparently male.
    • Million Ants is a sentient colony made up of both male and female ants. The bulk of ants in an ant colony are female and sterile (fertile male ants are usually born on a seasonal basis) and apparently Million Ants' sentience is connected to the cosmic queen, which is obviously female. So if one wants to get technical, than yes, Million Ants could be considered trans (though "man" is arguable)
  • Why did Birdperson put dirt in a bowl instead of throwing it in a trashcan(or the alien equivalent of one)?
    • He does not know what humans eat. He probably assumed they eat random debris like wild birds.
  • According to Rick in "Rick Potion #9" only a few dozen of all the Ricks in the multiverse managed to solve the Cronenberg problem. What about all of those Ricks that didn't do what C-137 do and find a perfect reality to take refuge in?
    • They could end up surviving on their own in the Cronenberg reality, reunite with the rest of their family, be torn to pieces by the Cronenbergs, relocate to another planet, find another dimension vaguely similar to their own (even if not entirely perfect to the one the C-137 pair found), murder and replace the Rick and Morty of a reality with non-ideal conditions (in that the murdered pair could have found a way to fix the Cronenberg problem but didn't die shortly afterwards) or find a dimension with a deceased Rick and Morty pair without the Cronenberg situation, find some method of time travel (even if heavily inferred by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland to not be going to occur), amongst other possibilities.
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    • I get the impression the Cronenberg Virus didn't hit most Earths, but in those same Earths, Rick and Morty are alive and well. They can't just take their places. They needed a reality where the Cronenberg Virus didn't exist as well as one where Rick and Morty died somewhat recently so they could go back to their lives without missing a beat.
    • Speaking of which, considering most Ricks are at this point aware of the multiverse and there wouldn’t be any issue if they saw another Rick, why didn’t our Rick just go into one of the dimensions where he cures the Cronenberg virus and ask him how he did it?
      • For the same reason he went back for Summer and Morty when they were in the post apocalyptic Earth, and the same reason he decided to go to the new dimension in the first place. He's lazy and it would take too much effort to fix the dimension he was in, or find a new Summer and Morty, so he just decided not to do it at all.
  • Also in "Rick Potion #9," why didn't Rick select a universe where the whole family died and not just him and Morty so that they could rescue the rest of the family too? If there are infinite universes and therefore infinite possibilities, one would definitely need to exist.
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    • Maybe it's better this way. Jerry and Beth's marriage has never been this good!
  • In A Rickle in Time, Beth and Jerry run over a deer and tries to save it. Why is Beth so hell-bent on saving the deer's life, despite the fact that she's a horse surgeon and therefore cannot help it? What causes her aggression?
    • Half personal responsibility, half spite. Doctors take an oath to help any patient that needs it, and by the time Beth got really fervent she had many people telling her she couldn't save the deer. She had something to prove.
    • Beth also has a tremendous ego (She is Rick's daughter after all) so not being able to save the deer would make her lose face.
    • Actually, if you rewatch the episode, you'll notice it isn't about the deer at all. She even begins to say they would just have to let it die, but Jerry interrupts to her to ask her what she, as a horse surgeon, could do for a deer anyway. THAT was what set her off. Jerry himself even realized this mistake, as when she escalates he immediately responds with a despondent 'Oh god...'
  • Dr. Xenon Bloom is...what, exactly? Are all members of his species sentient cells or was he genetically engineered by Rick? Or...didn't the creators of the show even think about giving him a backstory?
    • I assumed that he was a white blood cell living in Reuben's body or something. Albeit an intelligent one...him being so unusual could probably be chalked up to the same fictional magic that made the diseases solitary giant monsters instead of simply a whole lot of tiny bacteria/viruses. The weirdest part was how he acted like he would be growing to normal size and leaving Reuben's body like the others. How would that work?
      • He said "I wanted to sacrifice myself anyway!", so...
      • I'm pretty sure he said he DIDN'T want to sacrifice himself anyways; it was right after he discovered there really WAS an autopilot and was begging the train not to leave without him.
      • No, he tried to sacrifice himself, realized he didn't need to, realized it was too late, and said (possibly as a bit of self-consolation) that he wanted to do it anyway.
    • I thought he was a scientist who transformed himself into a white blood cell to better function in a human body, and to have a level of comfort that the others did not.
  • When Rick knocked out the little girl and went in her dream how did he come to the to conclusion that Scary Terry can transport through dreams? They ended up in the exact same place.
    • The little girl's dream happened to be the same place. Then Terry said, "Nothin but FEAR from here on out BITCH." Meaning he'd follow them wherever they went. This let Rick in on the fact that he could travel through dreams.
    • Besides, Rick's a genius. As seen later in the episode (and several times in future episodes) he can easily figure out exactly what's going on from a quick glance.
  • What happens if you tell Mr. Meeseeks to explode?
    • …He'll use dynamite. And then what remains of his guts will vanish.
      • Or he... explodes. They're fine with that.
    • If you're looking for things to not end well, tell him to draw a four-sided triangle. Well, explaining why it's impossible might be enough for it to be considered completed (whereas their inability to improve Jerry's golf game cannot be explained away).
      • They fail and go insane. They're not gods, just somewhat superhumanly competent and utterly dedicated.
      • CAaaANNNNN DoOOoOO!! Poof.
      • Shenanigans, tetrahedron=/=triangle.
      • It's also possible that Mr. Meeseeks can deny requests that he deem outside of his scope and ask for another request.
  • Speeking of Meeseeks, they all disappeared when Jerry's golf game improved, but what about the one(s) summoned to kill another Meeseeks? Just because they all disappeared doesn't mean that task was accomplished.
    • Their tasks were to kill other Meeseeks. They disappeared, and were therefore dead, which was their task, meaning they could die too. How is that a problem?
    • In order for a Meeseeks to die, they must complete their task. Therefore, the Meeseeks summoned to kill the other Meeseeks would disappear last. If anything, this raises the question why there was only one Meeseeks left that cared about Jerry's swing instead of it and a chain of Meeseeks ordered to kill.
      • The Meeseeks may be able to end their existence at will after completing their task, but tend to vanish immediately due to the apparent, "pain," they experience through existence. The Stickler Meeseeks may have just been such a stickler that he was willing to experience extreme pain just to sate his petty need to seek perfection.
  • On the topic of Meeseeks, what happens if you tell a Meeseeks to live a full life of seventy years or so?
    • It'll probably do it, but it will more than likely be in extreme pain by the end of it.
    • Depends on how much of a Rules Lawyer. It could decide to go by Mercury years. Or invent a new calendar. Of course, if you really just wanted to torture a Meeseeks, and specify earth years, then yeah, it'll just have to wait. Though considering that one Meeseeks that lived two days looked like it had liver spots, they might not even live that long.
    • Mr. Meeseeks responds to a command with "can do!". Maybe that's a signal that the command is one that his programming will allow him to accept. I suspect that he may be programmed to only accept assignments that he can achieve in a short time, a couple of days at most. The trouble starts when he accepts an assignment that takes longer than he thought.
  • Is Beth's mother still alive? Everyone assumed she was dead from Rick's egg comment in the pilot, but it's revealed in "Rick Potion #9" that Rick left her. Has there been any other comments in any episode that would indicate she's not dead but instead alive but divorced?
    • To be honest, she could be dead. Maybe the divorce happened before she died. One thing doesn't exclude the other. No character said a thing that confirms her being alive.
    • Given that Beth teared up after Rick made that comment about the eggs, I always assumed that Beth's mother is dead. Also, her death could explain why Beth is so determined to keep Rick living with her despite the chaos he invokes; she already lost one parent and doesn't want to lose the other.
      • That seems more of a Daddy's Girl moment though. Beth loves her father dearly and wants approval from him since he was so wayward throughout her life.
    • Of course with the ending of "Rick Potion #9" they could now be in a universe where she is still alive. The show does seem to like episode foreshadowing, maybe we'll have a flashback (if she's dead) or an appearence by her (if she's alive) in the future.
      • The alternate realities are likely the same up to the point of the accident, otherwise Rick could just find a reality where there he didn't make any love potion at all. He states he found one where he fixed everything after the accident despite the poor odds of doing so.
    • It's possible that she's alive as it is never said that she is dead. She could just not come around much.
  • If Rick can travel to a universe where he cured the cronenbergs, why didn't he just steal the cure from his dead alternate self and go back and save everyone?
    • Because it's easier for him to just take the other Rick's place. He doesn't give a shit about fixing the previous universe.
    • Alternatively, the cure might be finicky enough to not work in another reality, or just very time dependent. Or the whole thing was just done to introduce Morty to the concept.
    • One wonders how many times Rick has done this in the past, probably one of the thoughts that has Morty freaked out at the end.
      • Not more than three or four times. This isn't something that can be done every week.
    • When is it ever stated that he cured the cronenbergs in any reality?
      • The imminently dead Rick and Morty that Original Rick and Morty replace talk about their Rick's unspecified "crazy solution" right before blowing themselves up. Then Original Rick explains to Original Morty that they're taking the place of a Rick and Morty that fixed everything somehow, and also just happened to die at a convenient moment. This implies multiple realities where Rick came up with a cure. The projected number of such realities depends on the likelihood of any given Rick and Morty meeting a sudden end during their wacky adventures.
  • Why would a race of men hating women make a cartoon about a civilized man and his male cat?
    • You mean the cartoon whose only episode we see consists of him being brutally insulted by said cat?
    • The show was from an alternate universe. Who knows what Gazorpazorp was like there?
    • It could have been made by anyone who's aware of their race. They are also clearly from a different evolutionary timeline.
  • So what's the deal with Doofus Rick? It's clear that he doesn't have the same level of intelligence as the other Ricks but he doesn't seem to be an idiot.
    • Well, considering that almost all Ricks are assholes the fact that Doofus Rick is simply of above-average intelligence and comes from the shit-eating reality still makes him a loser in their eyes.
      • It was never actually confirmed whether or not Doofus Rick is from the shit-eating reality. The other Ricks might just say that to taunt Doofus Rick.
      • While there surely is a Shit Eating Reality, it hasn't been mentioned in the show besides in reference to Doofus Rick. They do feature a commercial for a movie about a guy who eats shit, however, why would he have to stop if it was normal? "This is a court order, they say you have to stop eating shit" I'm assuming the Other Ricks would be implying a shit eating reality meant they ate it for sustenance, which surely wouldn't be illegal.
  • Is Dimension C-137 the one the show's Rick and Morty come from, or the one they live in now?
    • Reddit discussion on this topic.
    • Further clarified in Mortynight Run. Note that Jerry is "N/A". Dimension C-137 is the dimension that Rick accidentally Cronenberg'd in Rick Potion #9. Where they live in now is irrelevant and even the Council of Ricks classify him by his home dimension and not his adopted dimension.
      • The Council of Ricks didn't know Rick's home dimension, they just assumed he was from the one they found him in.
  • So Beth and Jerry had Summer when they were both 17 years old. The pregnancy was an accident, and the abortion was apparently avoided thanks to a stroke of fate when they blew a tire on the way to the clinic, which made them either reconsider the abortion or closed off Beth's window to have it performed. Considering all that, why exactly did they decide to have Morty three years later? 20 years old is still young to have your first child, let alone your second one, and Beth was most likely still in veterinary school at the time.
    • I think Morty was yet another accident and after him they learned their lesson.
    • I don't think Morty was an accident. They probably figured that after having one kid and deciding to get married, they might as well have another within a few years as opposed to waiting and having their second kid 15 years after the first. Better to "get it out of the way". Jerry probably wanted a son.
  • Exactly what is a dozen out of infinity? Seriously, the wording of that is quite possibly the only Plot Hole in the series thus far.
    • That's not exactly what Rick meant when he said that line. 12/x is an irrelevant variable. The issue is that all the Rick and Morty in these realities would also want to do the exact same thing, and they would need far more than a few dozen to accomplish this. "There are a infinite realities, and in a few dozen of them I got lucky." No problem with the 12/x, considering infinity has nothing to do with the few dozen realities. Broken down, be basically said, about 36, after simply explaining the nature of the multiverse.
  • Why is Morty consistently called an idiot? Sure, he doesn't do well in school, but apart from that, he's honestly no dumber than the average 14 year old... so, what? Calling him outright stupid just seems a bit extreme for a little book dumbness.
    • Because almost everyone on this show is an asshole, and Morty is implied to have a learning disability.
  • In Rick Potion #9, why didn't Rick just spy on the other Rick and Morty, take notes on how to make the antidote, and then just avoid what got them killed in that timeline? It would have probably saved Morty a lot of mental anguish if he just cured everyone in their universe of being Cronenberged and then just made sure not to adjust that highly unstable device afterwards.
    • Rick isn't exactly known for common sense.
    • Or for giving a shit.
    • The alternate timelines are nonetheless parallel, so presumably Rick missed the time window where that would be possible or simply couldn't be bothered looking for a timeline where a successful cure was yet to be made
  • Why does Morty only call Rick by his first name and never "Grandpa" or "Grandpa Rick?"
    • He has been confirmed to not be the most paternal guy in the world. He almost certainly became a grandfather when he was in his 40's. It's not particularly uncommon in Real Life for younger grandparents to decide to not go by "grandpa/ma" because it makes them feel old.
    • Actually, if "Big Trouble in Little Sanchez" is correct and Rick is 80 years old, he would have had to become a father at 46. Still, he has a youthful spirit and a fear of growing old, so he might have insisted on having others drop the "Grandpa" address.
      • Though, to be fair, his current age might have more to do with his shenanigans than his actual age from Beth's perspective. Case in point, Rick knows how to freeze time and what to do in such situation, meaning he has done this a couple times already; they stay frozen a couple of months, but outside, couple seconds have passed, at worst. Now imagine how many times Rick has done that. Related to that, considering the time he's spent frozen and then in the Teeny Verse, Morty is technically 15 now.
    • Morty does use "Grandpa Rick" at one point.
    • It's an indicator of their relationship. They are more like best friends than grandfather and grandson. Summer calls Rick "Grandpa" because she is more distant from Rick than Morty.
    • Rick has also spent time in dimensions where time moves differently. In the pilot, Morty broke his legs, Rick left and came back in a few seconds from Morty/our perspectives, but then says he's been gone for months in the dimension where he got the 'unbreak legs' cure.
  • Exactly when did Rick come back into Beth's life? Some of the first episode implies that it hasn't been particularly long since he returned, but "Close Encounters of the Rick Kind" explicitly shows that Rick first saw Morty when he was baby.
    • Rick may have left her life sometime after Morty's birth, meaning he was gone for 13-14 years. Alternatively, the Rick we follow now might not actually be Beth's father or Morty's grandfather, but one from an alternative universe who was involved in their lives, but was forced to jump realities for some reason and start over with a new version of his family. This may actually explain Rick's drinking, his poor mental state, why he doesn't seem to mind stealing the lives of other Rick's, and his obsession with 'his' grandchildren.
  • So...what would happen to a Meeseeks if you were able to completely destroy its entire body? It's said that they can't die until they complete their task... But they're also not shown to have any form of regenerative capabilities. Would complete destruction of their entire being before they can complete said task be able to put them down for good? Or would they still be alive...just without a body?
  • Just want to see if I'm missing anything with the start of "Close Rick-counters". It starts with Beth promising Rick she'll make him flying saucer-shaped pancakes tomorrow to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his return. Then a bunch of Ricks raid the place. After the title sequence, it's definitely the next day, ("oh, I get it, pancakes are already shaped like flying saucers", so it's not a recap of what happened before the title), and... a bunch of Ricks raid the place as if this is the first time they did so. Is there something more to this, or is it just a parodic take on Viewers Are Goldfish?
    • You seem to be forgetting it was Evil!Rick the first time, and he killed that other Rick. The bit after the title sequence is our Rick in a different reality which runs closely parallel to the one Evil!Rick attacked.
  • For the life on me, I can't figure out the last scene of "Mortynight Run" (in my defense, it's 4:30 AM right now); the other Rick and Morty asks for Jerry 4126, 4126 was "our" Rick and Morty's Jerry, so does that mean they got the right one or the wrong one?
    • It's implied they each picked up the wrong Jerry, which is why they switched them around.
    • I think the other Rick and Morty were asking if our (C-137) Rick and Morty had the *ticket* with 4126 on it, implying that other R&M had the *Jerry* with 4126 and realized they had grabbed the wrong Jerry.
    • I took it as "Rick doesn't really care which Jerry he gets" - so they just swapped because "whatever, close enough." Technically neither of the Jerries is "their" Jerry anyway since this episode is after "Rick Potion #9."
    • Alternatively, the Rick who asks for the '4126 Jerry' is our usual C-137 Rick. Meaning that the Rick and Morty we have been watching all episode are actually from an alternate reality.
      • It gets better: Toward the end of this episode, you can see Rick loading up the car with fluorescent green rocks with purple pods in them. Fast-forward to 'Total Rickall', and Rick can be seen tossing the same rocks in the bin. Maybe the real reason that we (the viewers) don't remember Mr Poopybutthole is because 'Total Rickall' takes place in a different reality to C-137 - namely, the same reality we followed in 'Mortynight Run'.
  • I remember reading somewhere that a softball-sized ball of antimatter can level a city. How powerful is an antimatter bullet?
    • About 817.2 terajoules, or the equivalent of about 195 thousand tons of TNT.
      • Maybe a better question would have been; "How little antimatter would the pistol Rick sold Krombopulos Michael need to shoot to keep from vaporizing the planet it's on, yet still kill Fart"?
      • Fart doesn't seem to 'explode' from the anti-matter so much as just dissolve around the area of impact. We're probably talking about a downright minuscule quantity of anti-matter, with the "beam" that comes out of the pistol being an energy field to keep the anti-matter from interacting with anything before it hits the target.
  • So... does real (non-simulated) Morty actually appear in M. Night Shaym-aliens at all? If not (as is implied by the ending), why is he so confused about the simulations in the first scenes, and what's with the bonding moment between Rick and Morty with the crystals? Are the aliens actually much better at simulation than they're given credit for - considering they were able to simulate a very realistic Morty?
    • No, he doesn't. The only "real" characters that appear in the episode are Rick and Jerry. Sim!Morty is so confused about the simulation in the first scenes because Real!Morty would be confused as well, and the Zigerions are trying to trick Rick into thinking that he's trapped in a single simulation with Real!Morty, not two simulations with Sim!Morty. As for their skill at simulations, remember that the initial simulation was supposed to fall apart - by making Rick think he had outsmarted the program, he would drop his guard in the second simulation and fail in his hubris. At least, that was the plan...
  • If Mister Poopy-Butthole isn't one of the parasites... Then what IS he? And why is he living with the family?
    • Considering that Rick and Morty regularly visit alien planets and alternate dimensions and have a penchant for bringing back companions with them, it's not that surprising.
    • And how longs has he been living with them that he would be considered as good a friend as all the parasite!characters? No one mentions his appearance as being recent. Has he been part of the show in-universe since the very start and we just haven't seen him?
      • There is a character on Ball Fondlers who resembles Mr. Poopy-Butthole.
      • They wouldn't consider his appearance as being recent if he's filled their heads with memories going back many years.
      • It can also be said that Mr. Poopy-Butthole is a prime example of evolving to ensure to continuation of his species. Before they were incapable of creating a bad memory, however now that that cat is out of the bag, he has learned that bad memories must now be created along with the good. The first bad memory he decides to create? Beth nearly killing him. Remember what the nurse said? "He told me to tell you he's 'sorry you don't have any bad memories of him'". Well now they do have a bad memory.
    • Or does this episode take place in an alternate universe than the one we've been following, one where Poopy-Butthole has been part of the cast the entire time? Based on the opening including him in every scene, this would seem to be the case.
      • What makes this a supreme headscratcher (or Mind Screw) is that Poopy appears in the opening scene with the fake butler, but does not appear in the same flashback in the episode itself. Huh?
      • The addition of him in the opening sequence is a joke.
    • We can assume Mister Poopy-Butthole is a friend of Rick's, as he's the most outright friendly person, followed by the rest of the family (Jerry and the kids freak out as he bleeds out and calls him a 'family friend') the only person who doubts his existence is Beth, as she raises the suspicion he isn't real, and Poopy-Butthole does the same, which leads to the end of the episode. So we can assume that the rest of the family definitely knows him, just he and Beth don't really know each other, which is the punchline. The Viewer assumes Mr. Poopy-Butthole is fake because he was introduced to us in the episode about fake quirky characters, but there's no reason they could not have met previously and he came to stay with them that day.
  • So Rick kills the first parasite, Jerry's brother. Writes down the fact that there's six of them. At this point the viewer is assuming Mr Poopy-Butthole is a parasite and starts replicating to create the other ones. Except Mr Poopy-Butthole isn't a parasite as seen by the ending. So where did all the other characters come from? Was there some unseen parasite replicating them and is it still there?
    • The parasites could've just been hiding and used their flashback to create the Cousin Nicky persona and then continued to take form until there were enough of them to convince the family to turn on Rick. By the end, they probably had all taken shape and were killed in the shootout.
      • Mr. Poopy-Butthole created Cousin Nicky. (HE'S WALKIN' HERE!)
    • That still doesn't explain what he is. In the hospital, the physical therapist doesn't consider his biology to be out of the ordinary. In fact, the therapist even has a walking rail made exactly for his height. Is Mister Poopy Butthole's species common on Earth? Does the hospital regularly admit strange creatures like him?
      • That walking rail could be used for children or people with dwarfism. The biology could be very similar as he only appears to be hairless and have a elongated head.
      • The humans in the setting seem to have a very large Weirdness Censor, such as during "Ricksy Business" where the human party guests don't seem to question the presence of the alien ones.
  • For that matter, Mr. Beauregard has technically showed up in the Season 2 title sequences before Total Rickall. However, he turns out in the end to be a parasite, even though Mr. Poopybutthole is real and has had cameos in the previous episodes as well. What's different about him/it?
    • The difference with Mr. Poopybutthole is he's real. That's it. Mr. Beauregard showing up in the opening is just an example of the opening showing weird stuff that may or may not happen in the show, like in Season 1 when a part of Anatomy Park was seen.
    • It was also probably a deliberate ploy on the part of the showrunners to mislead sharp eyed viewers.
  • How does Rick know what Annie's vagina looks like?
    • According to the creators it's a rumor circulating in the break room.
  • If the alien hospital can heal Jerry of 57 bullet wounds (Including one that exited out his forehead and likely destroyed his BRAIN) "Like it's removing a splinter", why is there any dilemma whatsoever in removing Jerry's penis to make a new heart for an alien diplomat? Regenerating a penis that's been carefully surgically removed seems way less complicated than healing 57 random bullet wounds and a human brain. And why in the world(s) didn't they just go for the artificial heart option to begin with rather than shaming Jerry into surrendering his genitalia?
    • Probably just Rule of Funny.
    • Possible that a human penis transplant is probably cheaper and more convenient than having to make an artificial heart.
    • The artificial heart was presumably extremely expensive, since it required donations from aliens all over the galaxy in order to fund the operation. Jerry also Lampshades this when he asks why they didn't go for that alternative in the first place.
  • Why does Rick suddenly decide he wants to join the purge, leaves his guard entirely down, without the slightest sense of suspicion in a intergalactic stranger he's picked up on Morty's request, despite having been around the universe more than anybody else within his immediate family, doesn't even decide to turn on the autopilot when he leaves Morty alone in the Ship to follow said intergalactic stranger, decides he doesn't want to join the purge after receiving an injury considered rather minimal, given the circumstances he's been in, then decides he wants to join the purge anyway, then decides to intervene in intergalactic politics, which is something his character is explicitly stated to be against?
    • Letting his guard down can be put down to Rick's arrogance given that he is much better armed, not activating the autopilot would be because he was expecting a quick retrieval, he was forced by necessity to join the purge to save his and Morty's lives, and he probably decided to intervene with the local government because Morty had gone rage crazy and Rick felt like he had to maintain some semblance of morality.
    • Considering what we learned about Rick in the Season 2 Finale, him being a freedom fighter who set up attacks against the intergalactic Federation it would appear his motive for not interfering with other planets has more to do with either not getting caught or not wanting to be like the Federation. If the former, then the fact that it happened during the planet's yearly purge essentially excused him of all wrongdoing and thus ensured it wouldn't be on anyone's radar. It's entirely possible he stays out of other planet's conflicts only because it's safer that way, but he actually feels compelled to act quite often. It could speak to his bitterness that he has the power to do a lot, what with his technology and intelligence, but not the freedom of mobility to do so without causing himself and his family more trouble. This might not have just been a purge for Morty to release his rage but also for Rick to exercise his compassion and fervor for social change.
  • ...Did the security checkpoint Rick breaks into never receive any news or mugshot of one of the most wanted criminals?
    • A classic case of humans all look the same to aliens just as all the bug aliens manning the checkpoint look the same to the human viewers. Rick describes it best in Auto Erotic Assimilation: "Cops are racist"
  • If the planet Unity assimilated has been made totally efficient and all its citizens including drug addicts and sex offenders are now contributing members of society why is there that homeless person with the guitar?
    • Unity wants her planet to be accepted into the Galactic Federation to absorb more planets. Having an a perfect planet with no poverty or crime might look suspicious in a chaotic place like the universe. So in short they are there as camouflage to fool on-lookers and tourists until it is to late.
    • It could also just be Unity's way of doing things. Compare the people of its planet to the Beta-7 ambassadors. They're all identical and act simultaneously; despite being a hivemind Unity seems to enjoy giving "themselves" some kind of individuality, like a kid playing house with her dolls on a planetary scale.
  • Can someone explain to me what was horrifying about the planet where everything was on a cob? I figured the joke was that the planet itself was on a cob and they were going to be eaten, but I'm thinking I misunderstood that.
    • I believe the implications are that the world was a normal planet before some horrific cob-themed Eldritch Horror turned everything on the planet into things on cobs. The ants and birds on a cob looked unnatural, as if they were somehow assimilated into the cob. Rick seems to have dealt with this before, and I think it's implied that if they stayed on the planet they would wind up grafted to their own cobs, forced to live as a person-on-a-cob forever.
    • The joke is that it's not explained. Simple as that.
      • ^This. It's even lampshaded by Jerry's line immediately after the scene where he expresses confusion as to why everything-on-the-cob is a problem.
    • Could just be Rick being a lunatic.
    • Rick's reaction to it is the joke. We've seen some really weird things before in the series but I don't think we've ever seen Rick with such an "oh crap we're in trouble" face.
    • One Youtube commenter said that they would quickly get sick of everything on a cob.
    • There is a scientific explanation: If everything native to the planet is on a cob down to the molecular level, that means that those molecules aren't compatible with the human body. Oxygen molecules could bond to the molecules in the lungs, but wouldn't be able to be processed, in much the same way that carbon monoxide kills people. The same issue would be present with cobbed food molecules.
    • Rick is aware that he is on a TV show. He does things, like inventing catch phrases, to make the show more popular, because cancellation would be like death for him. He can't afford to let the jokes become too corny.
  • If the parasites can only create pleasant memories, then why do half of Sleepy Gary's memories involve him barging in and telling everyone to shut up so he can sleep?
    • Because that's only 'bad' in a wacky sitcom hijinks sense, not actual bad like Summer getting clubbed in the head with a wine bottle by her mom. It's not him being human, it's just him doing his shtick.
  • In "Total Rickall," why does it never occur to anyone to simply prick their fingers to check the color of their blood.
    • At that point, the family could easily be ruled out as the parasites. With a hundred parasites with purple blood and only 6 real people with red blood, they would be the minority and then all of them are in danger as opposed to just Rick.
    • They could beat that by implanting a memory to make them 'remember' that time Rick made needles that could turn people into monsters for an April Fool's Day prank. They got past the written-down number of real people in a similar fashion.
    • Also, not all of the parasites disguised themselves as humans. Several of them claimed to be monsters or aliens.
  • For that matter, what do the "Total Rickall" parasites even DO? They're posed as some sort of imminent threat, but aside from mass confusion and a house that became massively overcrowded, they showed no real ill effects.
    • All that's mentioned there is that they live in your house and eat your food. But if you think about the fact that they reproduce so quickly, rapidly becoming a huge crowd, all of whom are people you have been tricked into thinking you have to feed and provide accommodations for, you start to see how it's a problem.
  • If the parasites can overwrite existing memories (displayed best when the try to convince Rick he wrote down "6" for no reason), why didn't they just make Rick forget about all of them being parasites?
    • I think that's because they can't make someone forget about something, the parasites can only fool someone into thinking that the reasons behind certain actions are stupid. Now, Rick has already killed one parasite in front of his whole family, that's something that must be really hard to forget or to replace with another memory.
  • In "The Ricks Must be Crazy", how can the car's AI do all those crazy program-fulfilling things—like committing murder, severing a spinal cord, and gestating a melting human child—while its battery is dead?
    • It might have more than one power source. The amount of energy it would take to run the engines on a single-stage-to-orbit flying saucer is psychotic, and the pocket dimension battery might be entirely dedicated to powering those engines. Other ship systems might be run on less exotic power sources.
    • Speaking of less exotic power sources, why bother with populated miniverses at all? Wouldn't it be more efficient and less of a hassle to just build a miniverse with a Dyson-sphered star or two? Plenty of power for minimal effort.
      • Why in another episode create a tiny sentient robot only to pass him butter? Because Rick does what he must because he can, that's why.
  • In "Total Rickall", how is being held captive aboard a nazi submarine a positive memory?
    • Because it was a wacky adventure.
    • The positive memories tend to ignore the situation and instead focus the positivity on a parasite's supposed reaction to it. Mr. Beauregard saving the family is considered the positive memory. Same goes for Beth's memory of having a compatible kidney with the mobster bear parasite- losing a kidney or going into renal failure isn't positive, but the act of giving to save a life or receiving one is considered a positive memory.
  • In "Big Trouble in Little Sanchez", how come Teenage Rick still has his gray hair and gravelly voice?
    • Why shouldn't he? Maybe you are but I'm personally not familiar with the anti aging technology they use.
    • Rick made the clones that way on purpose to retain his trademark style.
    • Additionally, he also could have accidentally caused irreparable damage or mutations to the genes controlling the pigment in his hair sometime throughout his life, probably through all the experiments he's performed, exposure to chemicals or from visiting significantly diverse dimensions and planets to his own. This would explain why even as a baby, his clone is shown to have silver hair- he might not have been born that way, but because his current DNA would be programmed and overwritten to not produce any hair colour, his clone would inherit the mutated genes as opposed to his original, natural hair colour (for which a genetic combination to produce may no longer even exist in his genes due to the aforementioned factors).
      • Actually, we see considerably younger Rick in a band with bird person. Even if he's middle-aged, that's still pretty early to go gray. It might be save to assume he's just always been that way. Some people can go grey as early as twenty. Maybe Rick was just born like that.
  • What is up with the Jerry Daycare Center? While I understand the premise... Why are so many Ricks there? Wouldn't they have their own daycare and NOT have to travel to a different dimension?
    • The episode implied that it was omni-dimensional, if you pay attention to the clues.
    • Exactly. And it's noted that a single Rick came up with it as well as monopolized the concept and not the Council. Think of the harassment the Jerries would get if Jerryboree Inc was run by other Ricks. Jerryboree Rick gets more Flerbos and less of a headache by leaving all the Jerries with his competent employees.
  • Soooo... Is Inter-Galactic government just the worst thing ever? Bird Person said the guest list included only 17 people on Government's watchlist... and Temmy just decides to start a freaking shoot-out at the reception, where there are innocent women, children, and people who don't even know that the government exists. On that note, why did she shoot Bird Person? He wasn't showing any threat, yet Rick was readying his Portal gun to escape, so shooting Rick in the arm would've been justifiable. But other than that... yeah. The Government allows shoot-outs where innocent people are involved. No wonder Rick hates them. They are the real criminals.
    • Rick and his friends are intergalactic terrorists and war criminals. Imagine if the USA learned that there was a wedding where the top 20 real life terrorists were guaranteed to attend - of course they would send in soldiers to kill everyone.
  • Sure, he was doing a musical number at the time, but if Fart is telepathic, why didn't he catch that Morty was going to shoot and kill him? Does Fart's telepathy just not work when he's doing a musical sequence?
    • Fart says something along the lines of how he senses that Morty believes that all life is sacred. "You said yourself that life must be protected, even though sacrifice. You haven't changed your mind about that. I can sense your thoughts." The part that Fart misses is where Morty realized he needs to kill Fart to protect all Carbon-based life. Morty sacrifices one life that he valued because it means protecting the rest of his universe.
  • Interdimensional Cable II starts with Rick taking a very sick Jerry to see a doctor named Dr Glip-glop. But, isn't that the horribly offensive term from Ricksy Business?
    • It is mentioned to be offensive in the language of a Traflorician. So the doctor unfortunately has a last name that would be considered extremely vulgar to Trafloricians but is otherwise considered fine in every (or most) other alien languages.
  • What about Inter-dimensional Customs from the pilot? In the new season premier they claim the Galactic Federation needs to steal the secret to interdimensional travel from Rick, yet they were running an interdimensional travel center in the pilot.
    • The Federation might know how to perform interdimensional travel, but Rick can do it on an entirely different scale. The Federation has facilities that can travel to different dimensions, but it probably requires so much power it needs to be in a fixed position because it has a generator the size of a schoolbus. Rick can travel to any dimension he wants using a gun that fits in his pocket.
    • Why is it even a secret they need to steal in the first place? Why doesn't Rick just publish the blueprints for the portal gun if people want it so badly? I know he only cares about himself and wouldn't be motivated by others being able to benefit from the technology, but doing so would surely be much easier than dealing with everyone trying to get the information from him by force.
      • Because Rick is still a criminal. The Federation isn't only after him for his tech, he's apparently committed 'everything', and his portal gun is how he avoids them.
    • The dimension with the megatrees was Dimension 35-C. The most likely case is that the Galactic Federation of 35-C has access to and knowledge of inter-dimensional travel, whereas the Galactic Federation of the Replacement Dimension did not.
      • Unlikely cosidering the Citadel of Ricks were worried about the Galactic Federation getting inter-dimensional capabilities.
  • If Rick wants his Szechuan Sauce so bad, couldn't he just travel to a universe where Mcdonald's still sells it? Surely there must be one?
    • Rick seems to be claiming he was motivated to invent the portal gun for this purpose. The three possibilities are 1)Rule of Funny 2) Probing different universes for such specific details is extremely difficult and he hasn't been able to locate one yet, and 3) It was just an excuse and he actually has a different motivation. Given that Rick was able to quickly locate a perfect universe to flee to in Rick Potion No. 9, The answer is most likely 1 or 3.
  • Is "Hungry for Apples?" really that bad a slogan?
    • On a site released to promote season 3 and to provide backstory to the gap between 'The Wedding Squanchers' and 'The Rickshaw Redemption', it is revealed that the advertising company who rejected 'Hungry for Apples?' was taken over by a alien businessman, who then realized that the campaign Jerry had failed to promote was so bad it would appeal to a galactic audience. He then used it to make apples one of the most popular galactic commodities. In fact, he might be responsible for the 6 promotions Jerry recieved by doing nothing at all.
  • In "The Wedding Squanchers", when Rick was looking for a new Earth, he only found three, all of which had some major problem. Why didn't he look in other dimensions as well? If they find a dimension where the Galactic Federation doesn't exist or isn't looking for Rick, they wouldn't even need to find a planet like Earth; they could just live on that dimension's version of Earth. It wouldn't even be the first time they've done it.
    • If for some reason they couldn't live in another dimension, why not look in another galaxy? It's the Galactic Federation, not the Intergalactic Federation.
    • Rick blew up his portal gun to prevent the Federation from getting it, so they couldn't hop dimensions unless he could build a new one from scratch. Also, from episode 1.10: "As you know, Morty, I've got a lot of enemies in the universe that consider my genius a threat. Galactic terrorists, a few sub-galactic dictators, most of the entire intergalactic government." So apparently, their reach may extend past the Milky Way, or Rick has plenty of enemies in nearby galaxies as well. Also, so far the show hasn't really said much about intergalactic travel, but it's probably safe to say it takes a lot longer and uses a lot more fuel than travel within the galaxy. Rick most likely needed a closer place to hide for a while in order to figure out what to do next.
  • Where did the 7,000 fed credits that Jerry owes come from?
    • My guess is that he was (still) unemployed.
    • It was implied that the pills he took worked out to be worth 7000 fed credits. It's sort of a play on how you get screwed over by people and corporations that put on the guise of helping you and then come around later asking for a favour. Or payment.
  • When we learned that Tammy Gueterman is really a deep cover agent from the Galactic Federation, this left me wondering about her true origins; She appears to be a normal looking teenage girl from earth, but she's actually a member an alien government and her parents were robots used to cover her identity, which means she may not be from earth at all. Oddly, we never see any other Human Aliens throughout the whole series.
  • Why are there so many Mortys? It's implied there is a Morty in every reality or at least close to it. Early in the series, we learn that there are very few Summers in the multiverse because in most realities, Jerry and Beth had an abortion and never got married. With Summer being the oldest child, it stands to reason that in those realities, Morty would not exist either. How can there be more Mortys than Summers?
    • This troper assumed that a Morty could have been created in the alternate realities where Jerry and Beth got together later (i.e., like in Interdimensional Cable where AU!Jerry declares that the abortion that eliminated Summer was a terrible idea and he always loved Beth). If they got together then and decided to have a kid, it stands to reason that they'd have a Morty. And given that there are more dysfunctional Beth and Jerrys than functional ones...
    • It's never said that there are less Summers overall, just that their lives tend to be boring. Doofus Rick states he was assigned a Morty because he never had children, so the omnipresence of Mortys is probably Rick council intervention.
      • Summer saw darkness inmost of her alternate realities. Granted, the ones she did find were boring, but she directly mentions there are very few versions of her, so she asks her parents why that is, which resulted in them confessing they almost had an abortion with the implication being that she isn't alive in most realities. The idea of Mortys being regulated by the Council of Ricks seems like a strong possibility, though.
    • Because a new universe with a new Rick and Morty is created every time rick makes a decision, and he makes a lot of decisions.
  • Why did the Citadel of Ricks decide to put every last button needed to teleport the station on one control panel? Rick C-137 says it's a really dumb design idea, and all the other Ricks are literally him.
    • Ah, but while they are him they're not exactly him. Our Rick expresses annoyance more than once about the Citadel of Ricks and has said that they're effectively less Rick than him because they formed a Government. We've also seen that there's a sliding scale of Ricks, and that our Rick was just evil enough to only be one Rick away from 'Evil Rick'. It could be possible that due to their lack of 'Rickness' they aren't quite as intelligent as him anymore. Or maybe they never were in the first place, since Doofus Rick is a thing.
    • To paraphrase Agent K, A Rick is smart. Ricks are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals.
  • Where the hell did Mr. Needful come from? (...phrasing...) The Devil seems so out of place in the Rick and Morty multiverse, but not only does he exist, Rick is the one to recognize him, and he doesn't seem at all fazed.
    • He isn't really out of place, the Earth of Rick and Morty also has vampires and other supernatural/psudosupernatural weirdness unrelated to the titular duo. Rick is unfazed by most things, some guy selling cursed items calling himself The Devil isn't something that would flip his world upside down.
  • On Gazorpazorp, Rick, after being strangled, asks "what's the opposite of wubba-lubba-dub-dub?" The fact that "wubba-lubba-dub-dub" means "I am in great pain" can be incorporated into most of Rick's uses of the phrase one way or another, but Rick's explicit invocation of its meaning in this instance makes it difficult.
  • Most likely of no other cartoon would I ask this, but given Rick and Morty's history of following up on elements other shows might discard (cf. the destruction of C-137, the Jerry switcheroo vis-à-vis Mr. Poopybutthole) what happened to Summer and Rick's muscles after their rampage at the end of "Something Ricked This Way Comes"?
    • The show does occasionally have Negative Continuity gags. The very first scene ended with a world-demolishing bomb about to go off, for example.
      • It wasn't a world-destroying bomb, it was a neutrino bomb. Neutrinos are harmless.
      • The Neutrinos aren't being exploded out like shrapnel; they're likely used as an energy source for the bomb. In the same way that a Hydrogen Bomb uses Hydrogen to power the explosion.
    • Possibly the injections they give each other were some serum Rick made that would wear off after a short time, instead of actual steroids.
  • Didn't all the dogs on Earth leave at the end of "Lawnmower Dog?" I'm pretty sure they've been fairly consistent with not depicting dogs since then, but at the end of the newest episode Jerry is confronted by a wild dog.
    • It might have been a coyote, although a dog is also seen in the credits scene of 'Something Ricked This Way Comes'.
      • It was just the dogs that were in a shelter. There's no reason to believe Snowball took every dog.
      • "Lawnmower Dog" is episode 2 in the series, "Something Ricked This Way Comes" is episode 9. My point? "Rick Potion #9" occurs between those two episodes, ending with Rick and Morty leaving the dimension in which Snuffles/Snowball gained higher thinking and transported dogs off-world.
  • So, Healthy Rick wants to merge with back with his toxic self, and wants to force Morty to do that too, because he considers them persons and believe it's wrong to just lock them away... but then his plan to defeat Toxic Rick it's based on risking Toxic Morty's life. Which is something regular Rick would do, but since Toxic Rick was shown as the cynic one, Healthy Rick shouldn't have had the cynicism left to follow that strategy, just like Toxic Rick had no sense of humor in him.
    • Healthy Rick has two chief assets in this situation, empathy and pragmatism; he can get a good read on what Toxic Rick wants and feels, and is also cold blooded enough to follow through. Toxic Rick got everything Whole Rick considers "bad", including his excessive attachment to Morty, and knows that if he puts Toxic Morty in imminent (but reversible) fatal peril, Toxic Rick would back down first. He's also pragmatic enough to know that Whole Rick has better overall survival chances than either Toxic or Healthy Rick does alone, and essentially volunteers to destroy his existence as a unique individual. Healthy Morty, meanwhile, is effectively a very high functioning sociopath, doesn't give a shit about Toxic Morty or Whole Morty, and bails before Whole Rick can re-merge them.
  • Why does the Citadel of Ricks even have blue-collar jobs for Ricks to fulfill? Ricks have the intellect and going by the size of the Citadel definitly the resources to simply automate factory drudgework. Or alternatively they could make the Morties or some other kind of cultivated lifeform slaves do it.
    • Some of them (such as Cop Rick) clearly prefer that job, while they all share intelligence, it's made clear not all Ricks have the exactly the same personality and outlook in life. Some are going to be better soldiers, salesmen, farmers etc. For others, it entirely possible the jobs exist simply so the more ruthless Ricks (such as made up the shadow council) can keep the rest of them in line. A society composed of all Ricks, where they are all equals, would probably be something they didn't want.
    • It could be that there's a requirement that Ricks have to work in order to be allowed to live in the Citadel (maybe not a bad idea considering that our unemployed Rick spends a lot of his time getting drunk and building world ending Neutrino Bombs). There aren't enough intellectually challenging jobs around (and even though jobs like President might be considered intellectually challenging for most people, they're going to quickly bore a Rick anyway) so the Citadel can only provide enough jobs for Ricks by requiring them to undertake other types of jobs. Even if a Rick could easily automate their menial job (and even non-menial jobs) if it ultimately meant they lost the job and have to leave the Citadel then they probably wouldn't.
  • Why did Evil Morty do what he promised to do as President, that is creating a society that improves the lives of common Rick and Mortys alike? It doesn't seem like he lied about that, given we saw the Mortys in school getting a new curriculum and fruit, and Cop Rick getting a break after his Trauma Conga Line. We don't know his endgame, but he essentially is doing more good than the Morty and Rick we know, but he's supposed to be the evil one? Mind Screw here.
    • Dictators often run on appearance of helping the people, it's what cements their powerbase before they go for the real changes, and it's a lot easier to rule by having the people love you than to rule by forcing them to do what you want, hence Bread and Circuses. Second, as we don't know the actual details of his changes yet, we have no reason to assume that his changes are actually making regular Rick and Morty's lives better, or if they just seem to on the surface. The fruit the Mortys are getting is forcibly confiscated from that farmer Rick, Cop Rick hasn't just got a break, he's had the legal structure over turned so he's absolved etc.
    • Because his main motivation is that he hates Rick because, in his words, "Ricks don't care about Mortys"
  • Why is the Inter-Galactic government agreed to be villanous after "The Rickshack Redempton"? Rick is a guy who creates and enslaves universes for the lowest Mundane Utility, creates and destroys life without a second thought, sold at least anti-matter weapon for no real profit (since he isn't interested in money), turned unwilling people into guinea pigs, destroyed planets by accidents, and it's a bad night from committing mass murder, or genocide, if not worse, and that's when he's not malicious, so we can only immagine what he could have been capable when actively trying to hurt the federation. Hijacking a wedding is, as pointed out, it was to catch him and sixteen terrorists of similar magnitude, and not different from what real-life governments would do, and even keeping prisoners in a And I Must Scream situation, that would make it at most a Grey and Gray Morality between to horrible sides, and yet it seems to be agreed that the federation is the wrong side. Is there any reason for this, other than Rick being the main character?
    • Almost everyone inverse would agree Rick is a terrible person (even his best friend more or less admitted it), and he does cause incredible amounts of destruction, but that is mostly through a combination of unintended side effects and apathy rather than any malice. The galactic federation on the other hand turned out to be an imperialistic empire which had conquered most of the galaxy, and was blatantly abusing the native populations. While no one is arguing that Rick is a hero for bringing them down, he still comes across as A Lighter Shade of Black, the only people who declared Rick and his friends terrorists was said Galactic Federation (Birdperson only said they considered them terrorists, not whether they had ever done anything to deserve it). To put in perspective, Rick enslaved an entire universe by posing as a benevolent entity and giving them the means to improve their lives, while secretly siphoning off the majority of the power for himself. The galactic federation forcibly overthrew the native governments, keep the population in line through a combination of drugs, debt and executions, as well as casually experimented on the natives just for their own viewing pleasure.
  • Rick created a childproof pocket dimension for his daughter so that she wouldn't devastate the neighborhood. This was actually all good and practical, considering what we learn about Beth, but the only food in the world he developed was a honey swamp? That Tommy never used as a food source because he didn't think of it or he was too traumatized after Beth tried to drown him Or even worse, that because Rick proved that you can't drown in the rainbow river that if Tommy couldn't drown, then he couldn't eat the honey when he got hungry?
    • The honey might be real, but it's mostly just sugar. It will provide energy in the short term, but after a time malnutrition will set in. Without essential amino acids, a human will eventually die. Tommy needed to eat his Froopy-human-hybrid children to consume protein.
    • Of course the human body needs more than protein. If we examine this too closely we get questions like "why didn't he die of scurvy?"
      • It's a myth that humans need plants to avoid scurvy. It's been proven that humans can live on a purely carnivorous diet and not get scurvy. The myth is rooted in sailors being given nothing but hardtack(basically crackers) to eat. Lime was one of the cheapest ways to get them vitamin C, but a carnivorous diet would have technically worked just as well, for a much higher price.
  • A Meseeks is designed to complete a relatively simple task, and then explode when it's finished. What would happen if you asked a Meseeks to have sex with you? Is a Meseeks capable of having sex of any kind? How would it work?
    • I don't see why not. Personally, though, I think a better request would be "give me an orgasm", as then the Meeseeks will stop at nothing until you're completely satisfied, in any way that works. Just asking for sex is unspecied how good it should be to you. Alternatively, if they were incapable, Rick would have made sure they were, but then again, why would he?
  • A question on censorship. On Netflix in Australia the show is censored so that 'fuck' is bleeped, 'shit' is usually not bleeped and other swearwords (ass, piss, dick etc) are allowed to run free. (Dicks themselves are pixelated.) Is that the same for other countries?
    • Yeah. Same thing in the US.
  • So, considering how the Citadel was thrown into chaos at the end of The Rickshank Redemption, how did they manage to get themselves untangled from being stuck in the galactic federation prison without most senior leadership? And the citadel clearly managed to stabilize itself with atmosphere, political reinvention, etc. So how did they manage to escape without being destroyed like the federation did?
    • Rick intentionally destroyed the federation by ruining their economy, and as they were such a greedy empire they could no longer function, at least in their present form. For the Citadel they mostly just suffered massive structural damage and population causalities, making them weaker but not necessarily dead. All it would take is enough Rick's and Morty's surviving, or even simply escaping the battle, for them to rebuild. Likewise despite the physical Citadel taking such a beating, the idea behind it is still pretty strong. It was created as a safe haven for Rick's, to keep them safe from their many enemies, there are an infinite number of Rick's so no matter how many join, there are always more ready to join up. How they rebuilt so fast, simply Ricks are just that brilliant. Also don't forget it was revealed that the main council was just a front and the shadow council who really ran things behind the scenes, apparently got through the battle undamaged. As final note there is the implication the federation isn't as destroyed as Rick believes, with a still powerful fraction of it being led by Tammy.
  • How come there aren't any Beths, Jerrys or Summers living on the Citadel?
    • Maybe the Ricks help the Beths and Summers get home? Or find new homes? But they need the Morty's. On Jerry's end, at least, it seems most of them get left off at the Jerry Daycare. A Jerry that happened to find his way to the Citadel would probably end up there or killed in general.
  • Rick gave Beth the option of letting a clone take her place while she went off to explore the universe/multiverse, plus he said that may have had to clone some of Beth's victims in her early childhood. So, when he divorced his wife, why didn't he clone himself? Why didn't he leave Beth a perfect clone of her "perfect" father behind to spend time with her.
    • As much as Rick denies it, its clear his break up with his wife and abandoning his daughter did leave some emotional scars. As such its difficult to tell what his emotional state was at the time. Its entirely possible he simply just wanted to get as far away from them as he could, and only thought about what he could have done after he calmed down when it was to late. Also Rick really hates himself, the idea of creating another Rick, one who could succeed where he could not, might be something he simply wasn't capable of.All his previous clones are implied to just be blank slates, whose body his mind would possess.
  • If someone requests something of a Mr. Meeseeks, and that person dies, what happens to the Mr. Meeseeks? Does it become Author Existence Failure, or are they doomed to live forever?
    • It dies. Remember that was the whole point of them trying to kill Jerry in the series ("We'll take ALL the strokes off his game by killing Jerry!"). I'd imagine Stalinism (remove the man, remove the problem) is a failsafe in a Mee Seeks so they're not alive forever.
  • I can't believe I didn't see this the first time, but in Rick Potion #9 Rick takes Morty to a new universe that had, up until the point that the Rick and Morty of that universe died, been exactly the same as their own. Or at least, we're led to assume it is. However, in C-137 Beth and Jerry reconcile and are insanely attracted to one another before the Cronenbergs show up. Then in the new universe the first thing we see Beth and Jerry doing is arguing over something likely tedious. And Summer is just watching tv. And none of them ever mention it. Did the new Universe's Rick also erase everyone's memories of the event? If so, what happened to the death and destruction? And why wouldn't Beth, Summer, and Jerry question looking like they just got out of a cannibal's basement? If all that is the case why not just go to a universe where there was no end-of-the-world Cronenberg event at all, since the event had no effect on the rest of the world? Why was it so important that Rick find one that had gone through the same events?
    • This troper doesn't remember Beth and Jerry reconciling until after Jerry saves her from the mantised Devin and there's no guarantee that in the new universe the situation got as bad before Rick fixed it. As for finding a universe with a near identical history it's probably laziness on the point of Rick since he doesn't want to worry about slipping up and mentioning events that never happened or having to bother to put in the effort to remember new events.
      • OP here; When the 'new day' starts there's a newspaper thrown onto a porch that says "Genetic Epidemic Averted" with a picture of a Cronenberg on it. That makes it look like the world was Cronenberged, but even if it wasn't it was clear that the Praying Mantis event at least occurred. Even if the fix came before their reconciliation, and before he saves her from Devin, Summer and Jerry still would have seen the Mantis monsters, right? I suppose it's not solid to know exactly when they fixed things, but still...
  • How is coming to the cronenberged world a happy ending for cronenberg Rick and Morty? Sure, everyone looks like them, but the inhabitants are insane and cannibalistic. Since cronenberg Rick and Morty appear to be pretty normal, wouldn't this be like coming to a world infected with the Rage Virus for them? That is to say, a world of physically normal berzerk psychopaths?
    • There isn't any evidence that the cronenberg are still cannibalistic or in love with Morty after Rick removed the praying mantis DNA. The real question is why cronenberg Morty said the disaster was turning their world into regular normal people when cronenberg should be his normal.
      • That's likely an example of the exposition-dialogue parody the show engages in periodically. Most stories have at least some dialogue that is slightly unnatural because it contains exposition, but there is usually an effort to at least make that unnaturalness as subtle as possible. The show likes to parody that by having some bits of dialogue be utterly unsubtle examples of exposition dialogue.
  • Beth is implied to know that this isn't her Rick and Morty, so why isn't she angry or grieving about the death of her son?
    • This assumes she cares any more about the infinite sons than Rick does. Or Morty, for that matter. He accepts this version of the family as his own, and seems to show no remorse what-so-ever for the family he left in the Cronenberg world when he sees them again. He was even prepared to just leave with the new Summer, giving the old family just a "well it was good to see you." Beth is very much like Rick, so if even MORTY is aware of and doesn't care for which family he's with it's safe to say Beth doesn't care, either.
  • In 'Vindicators 3', it turns out the final puzzle is to put Noob Noob on the panel, only it still activates when Morty is placed. Is it just for the joke, or was drunk Rick savy enough to still hide his true feelings?
    • It could be argued that Morty and Noob Noob are about the same weight, so it could have been based on that.
    • It was based on their weight; the line explaining that was cut.
    • It's probably that Rick designed the whole thing for Morty, but realised afterwards that he'd never live it down, so he recorded the Noob Noob speech to avoid admitting it. Adding weight to that, everything else in the episode is filmed in the lab area, but the Noob Noob speech is filmed in a cave, implying that it was hurriedly done after the fact.
  • Why is Rick scared of the squirrels when it's been well established that he has pretty much crossed over Clarke's third law?
  • If Rick was capable of devaluing the galactic currency by simply getting into their database and changing one number, why didn't someone high up in the Federation's chain simply reverse it? "Level 9" clearance pretty obviously isn't just some hypothetical "emergency powers" clearance, considering they have a bathroom on a prison, so there must be someone in the entire galaxy smart enough to realize that it was just one number.
  • What was Mr Needful paying Summer with if everything in his shop was free?
  • How did they plan to make money off of Anatomy Park even if things hadn't been sabotaged? The place is grotesque, and expecting entire lines of people to hold their breath during the shrinking process day after day is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Sooner or later, and probably sooner, someone, probably a child, is going to forget to do it, and die horribly.
  • In "The Ricks Must Be Crazy", why does Rick need to wear a disguise to look like an alien, when he already has a drastically alien appearance compared to the native inhabitants?
  • In the pilot, how exactly do Beth and Jerry intend to enforce their decision to send Rick to an old folks home if they had not changed their minds? Talk about mugging the monster. That would be more like mugging Godzilla.
  • In The Wedding Squanchers, why not just build two homes on the screaming sun world, and live on the dark side? They've got a ship, so they can travel to the dark side every 42 hours, after all.
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