News

"Pickle Rick" Proved To Be the Rick and Morty Episode of Our Dreams

Fans come up with pickle puns and merchandising ideas, and one of the adventures from the opening titles comes true.

by | August 7, 2017 | Comments

This week’s episode of Rick And Morty had a lot to live up to. This was the long awaited “Pickle Rick” episode. It’s been built up for a year, since creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon showed a clip at San Diego Comic-Con last summer. And who doesn’t want to see a mad scientist turn himself into a pickle, or a sentient pickle under any circumstances, really?

Fans who switched over from HBO said “Pickle Rick” was even better than Sunday night’s epic Game of Thrones.

Even before it started, fans had tasty ideas for a real life Pickle Rick.

Merch ideas kept coming throughout the show.

And these puns were so obvious how did no one else think of them?


But “Pickle Rick” wasn’t just a collection of ridiculous puns. There was actually a plot, and it was pretty awesome. The cat knocked Pickle Rick (Roiland) onto the garage and he rolled out into the rain, washing him into the sewer. In the sewer, Rick killed a cockroach and made a battlesuit out of all his roach legs. Fans finally got to see a fully animated version of this scene that screened in storyboard form a year ago. But then, Pickle Rick fought the sewer rats in an epic battle.


Things only got hairier for Pickle Rick when he emerged from the sewer in the toilet of a foreign agency headquarters. The agents were no match for Pickle Rick. Really, what the James Bond films have been missing is Daniel Craig fighting a pickle. The sight of a triumphant pickle turning the agents into a gory mush of brains and intestines might give you nightmares.

Then the agents brought out their secret weapon. Jaguar (guest voice Danny Trejo), a broken old soul, agreed to fight Pickle Rick in order to have his daughter safely returned. Once Jaguar found out his daughter was already dead, he became Rick’s ally and an instant fan favorite.


Meanwhile, all of this Pickle Rick adventure was just an excuse for Rick to get out of going to family therapy. The therapist (Susan Sarandon) specialized in treating people who like to eat poop, so she may not have been most qualified to diagnose the family issues. Summer (Spencer Grammer) and Morty (Roiland) are clearly acting out from Beth (Sarah Chalke) and Jerry (Chris Parnell)’s divorce, but the unsuccessful therapy session validated Rick’s anti-therapy rant.

That was quick:

Here’s an interesting counterpoint on the therapy subplot:

After the credits, the piano scene from the opening titles pays off. The opening titles is full of new adventures that Rick and Morty may or may not go on this season. The one where they are tied to giant piano wires, waiting for the notes to be played which will crush their heads, was a real scene, but viewers were disappointed this adventure only came in a post-credits gag.

It’s safe to say “Pickle Rick” lived up to the hype, and even blew expectations out of the water with its violent action and unexpected twists.

Dogs loved it too.

The only hiccup was fans trying to watch “Pickle Rick” online had problems with Adult Swim’s app. It was showing Fish Center.

Rick and Morty returns Sunday nights at 11:30 p.m. on Adult Swim.


Tag Cloud

space fast and furious festivals strong female leads independent halloween king kong Bravo book nature robots italian singing competition Turner 20th Century Fox Women's History Month Martial Arts crime golden globes American Society of Cinematographers comics mission: impossible Captain marvel batman Hear Us Out binge Shudder Discovery Channel Pixar Television Critics Association Spring TV australia E! stoner Marathons Film Festival television Nickelodeon canceled festival Fox News Awards screenings rotten Tomatazos CBS All Access superhero christmas movies travel criterion Disney Plus A24 HBO Max RT21 Television Academy Sundance Photos Nat Geo Rock cancelled Writers Guild of America Syfy toronto NYCC The Purge Summer Marvel Television series video Mary Tyler Moore cinemax book adaptation SundanceTV adaptation south america Red Carpet LGBT reviews Animation screen actors guild sequel nfl football The Walt Disney Company unscripted AMC USA Academy Awards Oscars trailers Trophy Talk spider-man what to watch DC Comics deadpool GIFs BBC One Fantasy docuseries Ellie Kemper remakes Quiz blaxploitation universal monsters scorecard Comedy Election Star Trek Hulu Sundance Now comiccon hollywood Apple TV+ Apple BBC Cartoon Network Schedule OneApp hispanic Musicals Set visit Kids & Family boxing DGA Reality Competition See It Skip It based on movie transformers crime thriller Interview MSNBC Drama Vudu Apple TV Plus breaking bad news ITV Binge Guide ABC YA anthology Box Office new star wars movies MTV First Look E3 blockbusters Emmy Nominations Tumblr Paramount Network doctor who ViacomCBS diversity Netflix Christmas movies TV Land Hallmark Christmas movies worst MCU TLC renewed TV shows Showtime jurassic park satire miniseries TV One concert Amazon Studios spinoff Amazon Pet Sematary period drama justice league Family Rocketman Rocky hidden camera SXSW BBC America theme song Song of Ice and Fire die hard TNT latino Pop discovery archives Arrowverse monster movies FX pirates of the caribbean sitcom Brie Larson sag awards stop motion game of thrones 21st Century Fox Walt Disney Pictures Warner Bros. Paramount Plus Trivia rom-coms zombies VICE obituary Dark Horse Comics 007 finale DC Universe HBO best Starz The Arrangement Mudbound Podcast Film zombie adventure Food Network cartoon aliens stand-up comedy Year in Review science fiction Superheroes 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards kids Britbox Hallmark popular GoT LGBTQ Cannes Sundance TV Certified Fresh Nominations Tubi Lifetime Shondaland Endgame dogs comic kaiju thriller 24 frames Heroines ESPN Pirates TCA ratings technology Pride Month 99% franchise crime drama toy story casting Comics on TV Adult Swim spy thriller Biopics Mystery cooking YouTube Premium japanese Masterpiece vampires 2018 cancelled television Spectrum Originals razzies CW Seed Spike game show Ghostbusters political drama Extras The Academy dark women dc scary movies golden globe awards spanish language A&E Netflix rotten movies we love critics Disney streaming service National Geographic documentaries Logo Action comedies medical drama IFC joker Travel Channel parents 2015 Music Countdown worst movies Tarantino Crunchyroll The Walking Dead Valentine's Day versus First Reviews TV FXX animated dramedy ABC Family Sony Pictures telelvision child's play Sci-Fi Mary poppins 2016 romantic comedy Holidays all-time Country talk show black X-Men dceu Marvel Stephen King slashers TCM tv talk BET psycho rt archives TV renewals Classic Film Disney+ Disney Plus VOD El Rey cancelled TV shows NBC Fox Searchlight YouTube 2017 cats FX on Hulu emmy awards halloween tv name the review Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Elton John Black History Month Universal 72 Emmy Awards chucky Chernobyl Opinion History Christmas mutant Lifetime Christmas movies indie Horror anime Black Mirror jamie lee curtis crossover asian-american Marvel Studios Musical Trailer Infographic Mary Poppins Returns nbcuniversal award winner Video Games DirecTV Comic Book Freeform revenge FOX boxoffice BAFTA Character Guide streaming supernatural documentary classics Crackle Turner Classic Movies IFC Films TBS 2021 The Witch heist movie true crime GLAAD WarnerMedia facebook children's TV ABC Signature WGN romance Awards Tour TIFF directors cars Comedy Central 2020 comic books Emmys reboot TCA 2017 PaleyFest movie prank Baby Yoda teaser New York Comic Con Best and Worst james bond 93rd Oscars Esquire San Diego Comic-Con Acorn TV canceled TV shows superman Cosplay spanish Superheroe Watching Series PlayStation 2019 Legendary Disney Epix Lionsgate Exclusive Video Star Wars biography natural history APB Winter TV sports video on demand Super Bowl President disaster CMT harry potter Teen DC streaming service TruTV TCA Awards cancelled TV series a nightmare on elm street Amazon Prime PBS elevated horror venice werewolf Calendar free movies twilight OWN Disney Channel Fall TV Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Columbia Pictures ghosts politics quibi Western Lucasfilm Holiday serial killer 45 Rom-Com police drama Polls and Games Anna Paquin Paramount social media TCA Winter 2020 indiana jones Alien fresh historical drama SDCC french witnail ID mockumentary HBO Go 4/20 spain kong war BET Awards CNN Creative Arts Emmys Funimation sequels CBS cults films Winners Sneak Peek foreign Amazon Prime Video 71st Emmy Awards Grammys composers The CW Ovation blockbuster VH1 Pop TV Premiere Dates Avengers cops RT History Toys movies richard e. Grant Reality Mindy Kaling green book godzilla psychological thriller hist Thanksgiving Peacock YouTube Red laika dragons zero dark thirty Broadway USA Network docudrama