Rick and Morty: “The Ricks Must Be Crazy” Season 2 Episode 6 Review

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I love in “The Ricks Must Be Crazy” that Rick never questions whether he’s been created by a much smarter, vaguer force to start another society’s car battery. It would take a lot of hoop jumping to get the audience to believe that. Rick spends too much time crossing dimensions and doing other complicated things, that his “creator” would have to anticipate all the downfalls of the various societies Rick and Morty witness in this episode.

It’s not impossible, of course, and it’d sure make an interesting take on The Matrix, but sometimes this doesn’t need to be that show. Instead, we get a mostly hilarious 22 minutes that highlights the most fun things to watch about both Rick and Morty’s personalities.

The show wouldn’t work if their dynamic was subpar. But these two need each other in more ways than one. Rick is a man searching for morals, which Morty and provide. Morty is a naive, good-hearted kid with lapses in judgement, which, when dealing with interdimensional travel, offers solutions that Rick can provide.

But the show also relies on the fact that they don’t fix deal with each others’ problems in a way that eliminates them. So Rick never fully realizes how unethical his miniverses are, while Morty never realizes just what kind of life he’s about to start living until he’s already living it. It’s all part of the comedy. Otherwise, we wouldn’t get Rick’s fight with Zeep Xanflorp (Stephen Colbert) or Morty complaining about the primitive nature of his new society.

It’s that relationship, as ridiculous as the situations they get in are, that keeps this show above the rest of Adult Swim’s programming.

Pair it with a great B-story featuring the computer in Rick’s spaceship continually finding more peaceful, and more hilariously dark ways to “keep Summer safe,” and you’ve got another great episode out of season two.

“The Ricks Must Be Crazy” doesn’t quite hit the highs of “Total Rickall,” but so few episodes do. This one might be the closest out of the rest of season two, which certainly puts it in the running as an instant classic. Grade: A-

By Matt Dougherty

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