Rick and Morty: Mortyplicity
June 29, 2021 8:13 AM - Season 5, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Who's even real, broh? Are you real? Broh? Doppelgängerrific!
posted by Halloween Jack (13 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
It's decoys all the way down.
posted by Pendragon at 9:32 AM on June 29, 2021

This episode was breakneck speed, no pause for breath. I loved it.
posted by cosmic owl at 10:29 AM on June 29, 2021

So if each decoy family goes to war after noticing their own decoy family is killed, who killed the first decoy family?
posted by pwnguin at 10:48 AM on June 29, 2021 [1 favorite]

An instagram post from two years ago proves that Rob Schrab came up with the When-Wolf idea. So, maybe look forward to Morty buying a boat.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 11:37 AM on June 29, 2021

So if each decoy family goes to war after noticing their own decoy family is killed, who killed the first decoy family?

Real squids... or inter dimensional beings... or something else. You need only one push for the dominoes to fall.
posted by Pendragon at 12:44 PM on June 29, 2021 [2 favorites]

I nominate Space Beth as first-domino-pusher. She's got some sensors on Earth hooked up to space radio, figured out what was happening with the decoys, and was pissed off enough at her maybe-dad to get the ball rolling.
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:48 PM on June 29, 2021

Space Beth seems unlikely, feels out of character to kill alternate versions of herself as revenge. And she seemed as surprised as the rest of the family when Rick mentioned the decoy family.
posted by pwnguin at 3:37 PM on June 29, 2021 [2 favorites]

I live, I die, I live again.
posted by Marticus at 7:27 PM on June 29, 2021 [3 favorites]


but the BEAVERS! not meh at all.
posted by lalochezia at 8:21 PM on July 1, 2021 [1 favorite]

This was good.
posted by Nelson at 2:35 PM on July 3, 2021

Are we at two time gods now?
I'm not sure if wooden Jerry counts, because
a) didn't loop back
b) made of wood / is a decoy; and
c) Jerry
But it's definitely looking like a theme
posted by Acari at 10:13 AM on July 6, 2021

Feels like there wasn't much new here that really progressed beyond the alternate-universe copies so thoroughly explored previously. The gradually degrading copying process was a good idea, but they didn't really explore the interesting effects -- on their mental faculties or personalities -- while the visuals were cute but not particularly interesting. There didn't seem to be much structure or progression once the premise was established in minute 2, and resolving with a random melee wasn't even particularly bleak.

Also, it all seemed a bit too close to a metaphor for a show running out of ideas...
posted by chortly at 10:25 PM on July 6, 2021

A shout out to the wooden flying saucer with a barrel to contain the fuel and a pagoda roof.
posted by rongorongo at 4:22 AM on March 30, 2022

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