With the impressive fourth season of this hit science-fiction cartoon still fresh in our minds, it seems like the perfect time to go back through the history of the show's forty-one episode run and discuss which of them ranks highest in terms of quality.
Rick and Morty as a show teaches us a lot about how adult cartoons can have a significant cultural impact. Colloquialisms from the series have etched their way into the conscious mind of the mainstream, and even after four seasons, every new episode generates an impact.
Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's ambitious series shows that a cartoon can have a mixture of genuine scientific knowledge, crude and abrasive humour and moments of real sadness without feeling contrived.
Thanks to Dan Harmon's adaptation of the heroes journey into what he calls the 'Story Circle', a streamlining of the classic storytelling structure, he generated a show that has a great structure whilst not being formulaic, and due to this will be relevant for a long time.
This list was generated through IMDB ratings, general reception from fans, and this writer's own opinion. It will contain spoilers for the episodes discussed.
Hey, I'm Michael, lover of all things geeky, in games I always play as sneaky, favourite lion king character is Rafiki. In all seriousness, I am a Bristol-born boy, who moved out to Surrey to get his Bachelors degree in Drama and Theatre Studies before moving on to gain a Masters from the Guildford School of Acting. I adore all things pop culture, and will talk your ear off about anything ranging from my favourite wrestler (AJ Styles) to my favourite show (Avatar the Last Airbender)