Kicking off with a non-canon entry, and because of that this can’t be put on the same level as the others. In a couch gag for The Simpsons, Rick and Morty crash their spaceship into 742 Evergreen Terrace, turning the family to yellow goo.
Rick, usually apathetic towards death, berates Morty for killing an animated classic while his grandson freaks out. Rick however comes up with a plan. Gather the splattered remains into a beaker and take it to a cloning facility to get them rebuilt. As usual, he tasks Morty with doing the bulk of the work, while he just sits and relaxes at home.
For being a very short guest spot on another show, Morty’s mini-adventure feels very true to the usual escapades he gets up to on Adult Swim. Rick on the other hand, stays in Springfield, drinks Homer’s beer and blasts Flanders with a freeze ray. When Morty returns, Rick remembers he washed the beaker out with spit, and the Simpsons are turned into weird Rick hybrids.
Arguably the worst part of this though is having Bart end with ‘No more guest animators, man!’. Bart Simpson saying ‘man’? That is so 1991.
Stacey Henley is a published author, avid gamer and all-round nerd. She can most often be found roaming through vivid expansive spaces and discovering the world around her, but only in video games. In real life, she mostly stays home.