The Worst Episodes of Rick and Morty: When the Show Misses the Mark

“Get ready to buckle up and prepare for interdimensional disappointment as we dive into the worst episodes of one of TV’s most beloved animated series – Rick and Morty. As a self-proclaimed fanatic of all things film and television, I’ve been a die-hard fan of the show since its inception, but let’s face it, not every episode can be a winner. Whether it’s a lackluster plotline, cringe-worthy humor, or just an overall letdown, we’re here to break down the episodes that missed the mark. So grab a portal gun and join me as we explore the episodes of Rick and Morty that were so bad, they might just make you question your love for the show.”
Rickdependence Spray

Rickdependence Spray

Release Date: 2021-07-11

Rick and Morty Season 5 – Episode 4 is a hot mess that deserves a spot on the list of worst episodes of the show. The episode starts with Rick conducting a failed experiment that creates monsters that threaten the country. The episode is filled with awkward moments, weak plotlines, and uninteresting characters that fail to capture the audience’s attention. The humor falls flat, and the jokes are predictable and boring. Overall, the episode feels like a filler episode with no real purpose or substance. As Rick himself says in the episode, “This is not a classic Rick and Morty adventure, but it’s worth your time.” Unfortunately, it’s not worth anyone’s time.

Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion

Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion

Release Date: 2021-08-01

Rick and Morty’s Season 5 Episode 7, “Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion,” is a disappointing addition to the show’s already lackluster fifth season. The episode revolves around Rick’s obsession with collecting giant robots, which turns the entire family into a dysfunctional team of pilots. The plot is uninspired, the humor falls flat, and the animation lacks the usual creativity that fans have come to expect from the show. The episode’s only redeeming quality is a clever nod to the popular anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion, but even that feels forced and out of place. Overall, “Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion” is a forgettable episode that fails to capture the essence of what makes Rick and Morty so great. As Rick himself would say, “Morty, this was a waste of time.”

Full Meta Jackrick

Full Meta Jackrick

Release Date: 2022-11-20

As a die-hard Rick and Morty fan, it pains me to say that Season 6, Episode 7 is a complete dud. The episode starts off promisingly enough, with Rick and Morty trying to piece together their memories of past adventures. However, the plot quickly devolves into a confusing mess, culminating in a lackluster showdown with an old enemy. Even the show’s trademark humor falls flat in this episode, with jokes that feel forced and uninspired. Perhaps the only redeeming quality of this episode is the brief appearance of fan-favorite character Mr. Poopybutthole, but even he can’t save it from being one of the worst episodes in the series. As Rick himself might say, “Wubba lubba dub dub, this episode sucks.”

A Rick in King Mortur's Mort

A Rick in King Mortur’s Mort

Release Date: 2022-12-04

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Amortycan Grickfitti

Amortycan Grickfitti

Release Date: 2021-07-18

“Rick and Morty” Season 5, Episode 5, “Amortycan Grickfitti,” is undoubtedly one of the worst episodes of the series. The plot revolves around Summer and Morty stealing Rick’s car to impress a new kid at school. While on their joyride, they come across an alien who’s painting graffiti on a wall. The alien offers to take them on a journey through his mind, but the experience is nothing but a series of unfunny, nonsensical sketches. Meanwhile, Rick and Jerry have a guys’ night from hell, which is equally uninteresting and forgettable. The episode lacks the usual wit and cleverness that fans have come to expect from the show. Even the iconic quotes and memorable moments are few and far between in this lackluster installment. Overall, “Amortycan Grickfitti” is a prime example of the show’s occasional misfires.

Rickternal Friendshine of the Spotless Mort

Rickternal Friendshine of the Spotless Mort

Release Date: 2021-08-08

Rick and Morty Season 5 – Episode 8 is a poorly executed episode that falls flat in terms of storytelling and humor. Rick attempts to save a beloved friend, but the episode lacks the usual wit and charm that fans have come to expect from the show. The plot is convoluted and feels rushed, with little payoff for the audience. The writing is lazy, with jokes that fall flat and dialogue that feels forced. Even the animation is lackluster, with some scenes looking rushed and unfinished. Overall, this episode is a disappointment and deserves a spot on the list of the worst episodes of Rick and Morty. As Rick says in the episode, “This is garbage. Why did we do this?” – a sentiment that many viewers will likely agree with.

A Rickconvenient Mort

A Rickconvenient Mort

Release Date: 2021-07-04

Rick and Morty has been a phenomenal show with its unique blend of science fiction and comedy. However, not all episodes hit the mark, and Season 5, Episode 3, is a prime example. The episode features Morty falling in love with an environmental superhero, leading to a convoluted plot that fails to land any meaningful punchlines. Meanwhile, Rick and Summer’s apocalypse bar crawl comes across as forced and lacking the show’s signature wit. One of the most significant flaws of the episode is the absence of the show’s trademark dark humor. Instead, it relies heavily on generic superhero tropes, making it feel like a missed opportunity. The only redeeming quality of the episode is a small sub-plot involving Jerry, where he gets a job as an app developer, but even that’s not enough to save the overall experience. Overall, Season 5, Episode 3, fails to live up to the show’s standards. It’s a forgettable episode that lacks the clever writing and memorable moments that make Rick and Morty stand out. As Rick himself would say, “This is not my kind of episode, Morty. It’s weak, Morty, it’s got no edge, and it doesn’t have a central thesis. It’s just a bunch of scenes that are only vaguely connected.”

Rick & Morty's Thanksploitation Spectacular

Rick & Morty’s Thanksploitation Spectacular

Release Date: 2021-07-25

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Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim's Morty

Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim’s Morty

Release Date: 2019-12-08

“Rick and Morty” has been a fan-favorite since its debut, but even this beloved show has some duds in its arsenal. Season 4, episode 4, “Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim’s Morty,” is one of those episodes. The episode begins with Rick gifting Morty a dragon after a dangerous adventure. However, things take a weird turn when the dragon becomes sexually attracted to Morty’s cat. The episode is filled with gross-out humor and cringe-worthy moments that leave viewers feeling uncomfortable rather than entertained. One particularly memorable moment is when the dragon asks Morty to help him impregnate the cat, leading to a disturbing and unnecessary plotline. All in all, “Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim’s Morty” is a miss for the show and a prime example of how even the best series can have some weak episodes.

Final DeSmithation

Final DeSmithation

Release Date: 2022-10-02

“Rick and Morty” has had its fair share of incredible episodes, but unfortunately, season 6 episode 5 falls short. The episode centers around the Smith family’s visit to a Chinese restaurant, where they read their fortune cookies aloud. Jerry’s fortune, however, leads the family on a wild goose chase to find a mystical object that will supposedly bring him wealth and success. While the concept may seem intriguing, the execution falls flat, with lackluster jokes and a predictable plotline. The episode lacks the signature wit and creativity that “Rick and Morty” is known for. As Rick says in the episode, “This is like a throwaway episode, but in a bad way.” It’s a disappointment for fans of the show and definitely deserves a spot on the list of worst episodes.

Analyze Piss

Analyze Piss

Release Date: 2022-11-27

As a die-hard Rick and Morty fan, it pains me to say that Season 6, Episode 8 is undoubtedly one of the worst episodes of the entire series. The plot revolves around Rick being bombarded by a slew of bizarre and nonsensical characters, causing him to become increasingly exhausted and frustrated. The episode is riddled with filler content, and the humor falls flat with forced jokes and uninspired gags. One of the most cringe-worthy moments is when Rick exclaims, “I’m so tired of this show’s bullshit,” breaking the fourth wall and seemingly speaking for the audience as well. Unfortunately, this episode misses the mark and fails to deliver the clever writing and engaging storylines that Rick and Morty fans have come to expect.

Forgetting Sarick Mortshall

Forgetting Sarick Mortshall

Release Date: 2021-09-05

Rick and Morty Season 5 – Episode 9 is a cringe-worthy mess that left viewers scratching their heads and questioning if the writers had lost their touch. Rick, who usually dominates the show with his witty quips and unpredictable antics, gets sidelined by a group of new sidekicks who are painfully unfunny and lack any real purpose. Meanwhile, Morty makes a new friend who is equally uninteresting and fails to add any real depth to the episode. The plot is thin and the humor falls flat, leaving audiences bored and disappointed. As Rick himself says, “This is a waste of time. Let’s just do a regular episode.” And he couldn’t be more right. This episode deserves a spot on the list of worst Rick and Morty episodes due to its lack of creativity, humor, and overall entertainment value.

Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate

Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate

Release Date: 2015-09-20

“Rick and Morty” is a beloved animated series with a cult following, but not every episode hits the mark. Season 2, Episode 8, “Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate,” is one such episode that falls short. The episode follows Jerry getting sick and Rick using an interdimensional cable box to pass the time. While the first “Interdimensional Cable” episode was a fan favorite, this one feels like a lackluster attempt to recreate the magic. The random sketches and commercials lack the creativity and humor of the previous episode, and the plot feels forced and disjointed. The only redeeming quality of the episode is the iconic line from Rick, “Don’t break an arm jerking yourself off, Morty.” Overall, “Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate” fails to deliver the wit and charm that fans have come to expect from the show, earning it a spot on the list of the worst episodes of “Rick and Morty.”

Childrick of Mort

Childrick of Mort

Release Date: 2020-05-24

Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode 9 is a prime example of how even the best shows can have a misfire. The episode starts off with a promising premise, as Rick, Morty, Beth, Summer, and Jerry embark on a galactic adventure. However, it quickly devolves into a series of disjointed and nonsensical scenes that lack the wit and humor that the show is known for. One particularly cringe-worthy moment involves Morty getting impregnated by an alien and giving birth to a sentient planet. The episode feels like a series of half-baked ideas that were thrown together without much thought or effort. As Rick himself would say, “It’s a rough ride, Morty. If you want to see where it goes, strap in.” Unfortunately, this episode is a ride that’s not worth taking.

Ricktional Mortpoon's Rickmas Mortcation

Ricktional Mortpoon’s Rickmas Mortcation

Release Date: 2022-12-11

Rick and Morty is a beloved animated series that has made a name for itself with its absurdity and dark humor. However, even the most die-hard fans of the show can agree that Season 6, Episode 10, “Rick and Morty’s Thanksploitation Spectacular,” falls short. In this episode, Morty’s Christmas wish goes unfulfilled year after year, leading him to a deep depression. Meanwhile, Rick and Summer embark on a Thanksgiving adventure that involves a bizarre alien race and a series of over-the-top action sequences. The episode’s attempt at humor falls flat, with jokes that feel forced and uninspired. The plot feels disjointed and rushed, leaving little room for character development or emotional depth. Even the show’s trademark shock value feels lacking, as the violence and gore come across as gratuitous rather than impactful. One of the most memorable moments in the episode is when Rick exclaims, “You want me to believe in some magic sleigh that flies around the world delivering presents? You might as well tell me that a fat man in a red suit is breaking into everyone’s homes once a year.” This quote highlights the show’s tendency to subvert traditional holiday tropes, but unfortunately, it’s not enough to save this lackluster episode. Overall, “Rick and Morty’s Thanksploitation Spectacular” is a forgettable installment that falls short of the show’s usual high standards.

Promortyus

Promortyus

Release Date: 2020-05-10

“Rick and Morty Season 4 – Episode 7” is a prime example of how even a great show can have a bad episode. The duo finds themselves in a fight against face-hugging aliens who have taken over a convenient store filled with M&Ms. While the premise sounds promising, the execution falls flat with unfunny jokes and a lackluster plot. The episode’s attempt at humor relies heavily on gross-out gags and cheap shots at popular culture, making it feel like a lazy attempt at humor. Overall, “Rick and Morty Season 4 – Episode 7” is forgettable and not worth revisiting. As Rick would say, “Wubba Lubba Dub Dub,” meaning “I am in great pain, please help me.” That’s how we felt while watching this episode.

Pilot

Pilot

Release Date: 2013-12-02

“Rick and Morty” is an acclaimed show that has a huge fan base, but the first episode of season 1 falls flat. The episode introduces the titular characters, Rick and Morty, and shows Rick moving in with his daughter’s family, where he becomes a bad influence on Morty. The episode lacks the show’s signature humor and clever storytelling, and instead relies heavily on crass jokes and shock value. The animation is also subpar compared to later seasons. Overall, it’s a disappointing start to an otherwise fantastic show. As Rick himself would say, “Wubba lubba dub dub,” or “I am in great pain, please help me.”

Raising Gazorpazorp

Raising Gazorpazorp

Release Date: 2014-03-10

“Rick and Morty” is a show with a reputation for pushing the boundaries of good taste, but “Rick and Morty Season 1 – Episode 7” is particularly bad. The episode follows Morty as he convinces Rick to buy him a sexy robot, which is already a red flag. The robot, who Morty names “Gwendolyn,” is treated as a sex object and Morty’s love interest, which is gross and uncomfortable to watch. Later in the episode, Rick and Summer spend some “quality time” together, which is also incredibly uncomfortable to watch. The episode is filled with sexist and objectifying humor that misses the mark entirely, making it one of the worst episodes of the series. As Rick says in the episode, “I don’t like it Morty. I don’t like anything about it.” And neither do we.

Never Ricking Morty

Never Ricking Morty

Release Date: 2020-05-03

“Rick and Morty” has been known for its wildly creative and hilarious episodes, but unfortunately, not all of them can be winners. Season 4’s “Never Ricking Morty” is a prime example of a confusing and lackluster episode. The entire plot revolves around Rick and Morty being stuck on a space train that serves as a contrived narrative device. The episode tries to be meta by poking fun at the show’s own structure and fan theories, but it ultimately falls flat. The constant interruptions by the “Story Lord” character only add to the confusion and frustration of the viewer. While there are a few funny moments and references to previous episodes, “Never Ricking Morty” fails to deliver a coherent and satisfying story. As Rick himself says in the episode, “I don’t know what’s going on, Morty. I’m just as confused as you are.” And unfortunately, that sentiment applies to the audience as well.

Bethic Twinstinct

Bethic Twinstinct

Release Date: 2022-09-18

As a die-hard fan of Rick and Morty, I have to say that the third episode of the sixth season was a major disappointment. Titled “Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion,” the episode sees Summer and Morty getting locked into a video game console, which sounds like it could be fun, but ends up being a tedious and drawn-out experience. The concept of the game, which involves giant robots fighting each other, is interesting enough, but the execution is lacking. The episode feels like it’s trying too hard to be clever and meta, with references to other anime shows and a convoluted plot that doesn’t really go anywhere. Overall, “Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion” is a forgettable episode that doesn’t live up to the high standards set by previous seasons of Rick and Morty. As Rick himself might say, “It’s just a bunch of meaningless jibber-jabber.”