Rikki Tikki Tavi! Rick and Morty have some new non-canonical adventures

(image via YouTube (c) Adult Swim)


Rick and Morty is, hands, and other sundry body parts, down, one of the most fabulously weird, gloriously and delightfully over the top cartoons on anywhere.

There is nothing I don’t like about it – it’s witty, clever, gleefully crass, spectacularly imaginative (the world-building and characters are nothing short of gobsmackingly good), laugh-out hilarious and packed from start to finish with captivating storytelling, brilliant sight gags and a willingness to sacrifice everything on the bonfire of technicolour intelligent parody.

And while we still have some way to go before we can sample the delights of season 3 – which, happily, looks suitably, wonderfully nutty as hell – we do have some super-quick claymation shorts to tide us over.

They reflect, as io9 rightfully observed, Rick and Morty‘s willingness to soak up everything up in the pursuit of great madcap storytelling:

“Rick and Morty’s willingness to blatantly riff on and make fun of narrative tropes seen in scifi/pop culture is a large part of what makes the show so fun … These are the latest series of claymation Rick and Morty shorts that reenact a number of iconic scenes from Aliens, Blade Runner, and Re-Animator.”

They are a joy to watch, and given they’re collectively over in just under a minute, you’ll have plenty of reasons to hit “replay” till Mr. Meeseeks comes home.




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