List of Rick and Morty episodes

Last updated on 4 November 2017

Rick and Morty is an American animated science fiction television sitcom that premiered on December 2, 2013, on Adult Swim.[1] The series follows Rick, an alcoholic super-scientist, and his easily distressed, chronically underachieving grandson, Morty, on their adventures to alternate dimensions. These adventures commonly cause trouble for Morty's family, who are often caught up in the mayhem.

In August 2015, Adult Swim renewed the series for a third season, which consisted of 10 episodes.[2][3] The first episode of season 3 premiered without any prior announcement on April 1, 2017, with the rest of the season beginning on July 30, 2017.[4] A fourth season was mentioned in a post-credits scene following the third season's finale.

As of October 1, 2017, 31 episodes of Rick and Morty have aired, concluding the third season.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 11 December 2, 2013 April 14, 2014
2 10 July 26, 2015 October 4, 2015
3 10 April 1, 2017 October 1, 2017

Episodes

Season 1 (2013–14)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Pilot" Justin Roiland Dan Harmon & Justin Roiland December 2, 2013 1.10[5]
2 2 "Lawnmower Dog" John Rice Ryan Ridley December 9, 2013 1.51[6]
3 3 "Anatomy Park" John Rice Eric Acosta & Wade Randolph December 16, 2013 1.30[7]
4 4 "M. Night Shaym-Aliens!" Jeff Myers Tom Kauffman January 13, 2014 1.32[8]
5 5 "Meeseeks and Destroy" Bryan Newton Ryan Ridley January 20, 2014 1.61[9]
6 6 "Rick Potion #9" Stephen Sandoval Justin Roiland January 27, 2014 1.75[10]
7 7 "Raising Gazorpazorp" Jeff Myers Eric Acosta & Wade Randolph March 10, 2014 1.76[11]
8 8 "Rixty Minutes" Bryan Newton Tom Kauffman & Justin Roiland March 17, 2014 1.48[12]
9 9 "Something Ricked This Way Comes" John Rice Mike McMahan March 24, 2014 1.54[13]
10 10 "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind" Stephen Sandoval Ryan Ridley April 7, 2014 1.75[14]
11 11 "Ricksy Business" Stephen Sandoval Ryan Ridley & Tom Kauffman April 14, 2014 2.13[15]

Season 2 (2015)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
12 1 "A Rickle in Time" Wes Archer Matt Roller July 26, 2015 2.12[16]
13 2 "Mortynight Run" Dominic Polcino David Phillips August 2, 2015 2.19[17]
14 3 "Auto Erotic Assimilation" Bryan Newton Ryan Ridley August 9, 2015 1.94[18]
15 4 "Total Rickall" Juan Meza-León Mike McMahan August 16, 2015 1.96[19]
16 5 "Get Schwifty" Wes Archer Tom Kauffman August 23, 2015 2.12[20]
17 6 "The Ricks Must Be Crazy" Dominic Polcino Dan Guterman August 30, 2015 1.91[21]
18 7 "Big Trouble in Little Sanchez" Bryan Newton Alex Rubens September 13, 2015 1.97[22]
19 8 "Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate" Juan Meza-León Dan Guterman, Ryan Ridley & Justin Roiland September 20, 2015 1.79[23]
20 9 "Look Who's Purging Now" Dominic Polcino Dan Harmon, Ryan Ridley & Justin Roiland September 27, 2015 1.89[24]
21 10 "The Wedding Squanchers" Wes Archer Tom Kauffman October 4, 2015 1.84[25]

Season 3 (2017)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
22 1 "The Rickshank Rickdemption" Juan Meza-León Mike McMahan April 1, 2017 0.68[26][a]
23 2 "Rickmancing the Stone" Dominic Polcino Jane Becker July 30, 2017 2.86[27]
24 3 "Pickle Rick" Anthony Chun Jessica Gao August 6, 2017 2.31[28]
25 4 "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender" Bryan Newton Sarah Carbiener & Erica Rosbe August 13, 2017 2.66[29]
26 5 "The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy" Juan Meza-León Ryan Ridley August 20, 2017 2.29[30]
27 6 "Rest and Ricklaxation" Anthony Chun Tom Kauffman August 27, 2017 2.47[31]
28 7 "The Ricklantis Mixup"[b] Dominic Polcino Dan Guterman & Ryan Ridley September 10, 2017 2.38[32]
29 8 "Morty's Mind Blowers" Bryan Newton Mike McMahan, James Siciliano, Ryan Ridley,
Dan Guterman, Justin Roiland & Dan Harmon
September 17, 2017 2.51[33]
30 9 "The ABC's of Beth" Juan Meza-León Mike McMahan September 24, 2017 2.49[34]
31 10 "The Rickchurian Mortydate" Anthony Chun Dan Harmon October 1, 2017 2.60[35]

Rick and Morty The Non-Canonical Adventures

On October 26, 2016, Adult Swim began releasing a series of 15–21 second claymation shorts, compiling a web series titled Rick and Morty The Non-Canonical Adventures. The shorts are following Rick and Morty characters into parodies of scenes from various science-fiction and horror films. The title of each short is the same as that of the film the short is parodying.[36]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "The Thing"[37] Lee Hardcastle Lee Hardcastle October 26, 2016
Parodying the 1982 film of the same name, the Smith family, with the exception of Rick, is tied up, with Rick holding a flame thrower. There are four vials on the table containing blood of each member of the family. Rick begins to test everyone's blood with a heated piece of copper wire, starting with Jerry whose blood flees from the hot wire.
2 "The Fly"[38] Lee Hardcastle Lee Hardcastle October 26, 2016
Parodying the 1986 film of the same name, Rick turns on an unknown portal and informs Morty that they will be the "ultimate family". His face then falls off revealing a head resembling that of a fly. Morty screams "No!" as the episode ends.
3 "Honey I Shrunk the Kids"[39] Lee Hardcastle Lee Hardcastle October 26, 2016
Parodying the 1989 film of the same name, a shrunken Morty has fallen into a bowl of milk and cereal. Morty screams at Rick, who is planning to eat the cereal, to not eat. However, Rick doesn't hear Morty, unintentionally eating him while talking to Snuffles, their dog.
4 "Ex Machina"[40] Lee Hardcastle Lee Hardcastle October 27, 2016
Parodying the 2015 film of the same name, Morty inquires as to Rick's location with Jessica. "Drunk Rick" shows up from behind him, and says that although he is wasting his time talking to her, he shouldn't waste his time dancing with her. Rick proceeds to turn on music and lights, and begins dancing with Jessica as Morty watches them. In this episode, Morty Smith replaces Caleb Smith, Rick Sanchez replaces Nathan Bateman and Jessica replaces Kyoko.
5 "Halloween"[41] Lee Hardcastle Lee Hardcastle November 3, 2016
Parodying the 1978 film of the same name, Morty is hiding in a closet from an unspeciied assailant. The person begins making a hole in one of the doors of the closet. When the hole is big enough, the person sticks their head inside, revealing a person wearing a mask of Rick Sanchez. The episode adapts a scene from Halloween wherein Laurie Strode is attacked in identical circumstances by Michael Meyers wearing a painted mask of James T. Kirk.
6 "2001: A Space Odyssey"[42] Lee Hardcastle Lee Hardcastle July 8, 2017
Parodying the 1968 film of the same name, Morty is seen in a space shuttle wearing a space suit. He asks Rick to open the shuttle door. Rick instead says that he can't do that; after Morty asks him as to the problem Rick replies that their conversation can serve no purpose and proceeds to say "Goodbye" to Morty in multiple languages.
7 "Blade Runner"[43] Lee Hardcastle Lee Hardcastle July 11, 2017
Parodying the 1982 film of the same name, Rick attacks Morty and pushes him to a pillar. He grabs him and prepares to kill him, but is suddenly shot in the head. Morty looks at the person who shot Rick to find it to be Jessica. As Morty looks at Jessica, the neon sign to the left lights up, revealing the Adult Swim logo. In this short, adapting a scene from Blade Runner, Morty Smith takes the place of Rick Deckard, Rick Sanchez takes the place of Leon Kowalski and Jessica takes the place of Rachael.
8 "Poltergeist"[44] Lee Hardcastle Lee Hardcastle July 11, 2017
Parodying the 1982 film of the same name, Morty suddenly spots a "Clown Rick" at his door, while lying in his bed. Trying to sleep, but hearing honking, he looks to where Rick was to find him gone. Rick suddenly shows up by his side, grabs Morty and drags him under his bed, laughing hysterically. The episode adapts a scene from Poltergeist when Robbie is attacked in his bedroom by a clown doll.
9 "Re-Animator"[45] Lee Hardcastle Lee Hardcastle July 11, 2017
Parodying the 1985 film of the same name, Rick has Morty's severed head on a table. Connecting it to machinery, he manages to wake him up and attempts to talk with him. Morty, realizing his predicament, angrily yells " You bastard!" and, controlling his body, approaches Rick from behind and knocks him out.
10 "Aliens"[46] Lee Hardcastle Lee Hardcastle July 11, 2017
Parodying the 1986 film of the same name, Morty is about to be attacked by a xenomorph queen. Jerry, robotic in nature as well as legless, is seen to be in agony nearby. Suddenly, the door of the elevator opens, revealing a drunk Rick in a power loader, determined to take on the queen; he instead passes out and falls over, crushing the legless robotic Jerry. The episode parodies the climax of Aliens, with Rick Sanchez taking the role of Ellen Ripley, Morty taking the role of Newt, and Jerry taking the role of Bishop. The Rick and Morty franchise has had multiple canonical connections to the Alien franchise: Rick mentions facehuggers in the episode "Auto Erotic Assimilation", later encountering one with Morty upon travelling to the dimension in which the Alien films are set in Alien: Covenant - Rick and Morty.
11 "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"[47] Lee Hardcastle Lee Hardcastle July 11, 2017
Parodying the 1982 film of the same name, E.T. Rick takes cans of beer from Fridge and drinks them. At the same time, Morty, telepathically connected to E.T. Rick, is seen in a classroom being affected by the alcohol that Rick consumes. Upon trying to leave the Kitchen, E.T. Rick passes out; at the same time Morty vomits upon his desk.
12 "Gremlins"[48] Lee Hardcastle Lee Hardcastle July 11, 2017
Parodying the 1984 film of the same name, an incredibly injured Morty is seen sitting beside Gizmo on a Couch. Rick shows up and places money on the couch, holding up a cage intended for Gizmo as Morty accepts the money. The episode parodies the conclusion of Gremlins, with Rick taking place of Mr. Wing and Morty taking place of Billy.
13 "A Clockwork Orange"[49] Lee Hardcastle Lee Hardcastle July 27, 2017
Parodying the 1971 film of the same name, Rick is drinking with Birdperson, Mr. Meeseeks and Mr. Poopybutthole, surrounded by furniture and statues of Morty.
14 "Body Snatchers"[50] Lee Hardcastle Lee Hardcastle July 27, 2017
Parodying the 1978 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Rick is seen fixing a television as Morty enters the room. A picture of Mr. Poopybutthole is on the wall behind him. Looking at each other, Rick points to Morty and starts emitting a piercing scream, shocking Morty. The screen turns to black then white as the Adult Swim logo hatches from a nearby pod.
15 "The Matrix"[51] Lee Hardcastle Lee Hardcastle July 28, 2017
Parodying the 1999 film of the same name, Morty is on a roof of a building when Rick shows up in front of him. Rick pulls out a weapon and begins to shoot at Morty. Morty successfully avoids most of the bullets in slow-motion until one of them enters Morty's head through his sunglasses, causing Morty to fall off of the roof as it begins to rain. In this episode, a parody of a scene from The Matrix, Morty takes the place of Neo while Rick takes the place of Agent Smith.
16 "Ghostbusters"[52] Lee Hardcastle Lee Hardcastle July 30, 2017
Parodying the 1984 film of the same name, Morty, employed as a Ghostbuster, walks through a hotel corridor and spots a ghost of Rick, who glides quickly towards him. Morty hides his face behind hands as Rick slimes him. Morty takes the place of Ray Stantz in this parody while Rick takes the place of Slimer.

Ratings

Season Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8 Ep. 9 Ep. 10 Ep. 11
1 1.10 1.51 1.30 1.32 1.61 1.75 1.76 1.48 1.54 1.75 2.13
2 2.12 2.19 1.94 1.96 2.12 1.91 1.97 1.79 1.89 1.84 N/A
3 0.68 2.86 2.31 2.66 2.29 2.47 2.38 2.51 2.49 2.60 N/A

Notes

  1. ^ "The Rickshank Rickdemption" premiered unannounced and re-ran for four hours straight with improving ratings. This is the viewership of only the first broadcast of the episode.
  2. ^ An alternate title used for this episode is "Tales from the Citadel".

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