Rick and Morty: Star Mort: Rickturn of the Jerri
June 1, 2020 6:08 AM - Season 4, Episode 10 - Subscribe

An adventure with an invisibility belt, but a family that disappears together, must stay together.
posted by adept256 (11 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The song playing during the credits is Don't Look Back (feat. Kotomi & Ryan Elder) (From Rick and Morty: Season 4)
posted by adept256 at 6:09 AM on June 1, 2020 [3 favorites]

Dan Harmon seems to be doing a lot more voicing of bit-parts. Maybe he misses doing Harmontown as much as some of us miss hearing it.
posted by Marticus at 3:05 PM on June 1, 2020 [1 favorite]

Loved this episode! It was firing on all cylinders. I enjoyed the amount of casual meta commentary from all the Smith Family. “That was our arc! It’s not Citizen Kane, but why distract from what’s going on here.” “I killed them offscreen.” Jerry even got to be a hero, in a weird and creepy way.
posted by ejs at 4:41 PM on June 1, 2020 [2 favorites]

Even though it would have been cheesy, I was sort of hoping that we'd get the lightsaber scene between Summer and Tammy from the Story Train. But Space Hero Beth gives me hope that we might yet see the scene from an earlier season title sequence (although we know now that not all of them come from actual episodes... unless Harmon and Roiland plan to eventually circle back to all of them) where there's Summer and Cyber-Summer. Seriously hoping that next season lets the enhanced family have at least a few adventures together before the status quo gets restored.
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:16 PM on June 1, 2020

This is maybe the second episode of this season that I really liked. I dunno, I guess I like metaplot, or rick feeling sad, or something.
posted by gryftir at 9:23 PM on June 1, 2020 [2 favorites]

The appeal for me isn't just that Rick has failed, he's failed in a way that isn't just a Xanatos Gambit [TVTropes] or at the very least a physical problem that he can easily solve. In fact, it's that tendency to redefine problems so that the solution lies within his skill set that got him into the situation at the end; he seemed to think that he'd never have to deal with the fallout from his solution to the Two Beths Problem, even any sort of remorse, thanks to his memory offloading/storage helmet (itself the "solution" to a whole lot of problems, and the cause of yet another problem/solution in putting Summer responsible for rebooting him and Morty when that fails). It's like the concept of cruft in computer programming resulting from patches on patches; at this point, Rick's life may be cruft all the way down.
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:11 AM on June 2, 2020 [8 favorites]

Speaking of cruft, did you see all the science junk that was mixed in with Rick's guts when Phoenix Person disemboweled him?
posted by paper chromatographologist at 9:10 AM on June 2, 2020 [5 favorites]

I want more of invisible garbage truck Jerry. Or maybe a Being John Malkovich tribute episode centered around Jerry’s new puppet hobby.
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 10:06 AM on June 2, 2020

Ricking John Mortyvich
posted by wabbittwax at 8:41 AM on June 5, 2020

"TV gives prizes to British people for baking, Jerry"
posted by lalochezia at 10:00 AM on June 28, 2020

This is a great episode and a great twist.
posted by rebent at 8:10 PM on January 3, 2021

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