There’s no concrete timeline as to when we can expect season 5 of Rick and Morty to debut on Cartoon Network, but most outlets are in agreement that “sometime in 2021” is likely. All we know is Cartoon Network ordered 70 more episodes, and creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have so far delivered only ten, with season 4 having ended in May 2020.
Until season 5 has an announced date, the only logical thing left to do is rewatch the first four seasons again and again. And again and again and again, until we form opinions on the best episodes. It probably goes without saying that all 41 existing episodes are amazing, but if we had to narrow it down, it might look something like this…
10. The Wedding Squanchers
Season 2, Episode 10. Birdperson and Tammy’s wedding turns out to be a front for a Federation takedown. It’s one of the most dramatic wedding episodes in TV history, right up there with Game of Thrones’ famous “red wedding” episode. The family is forced to live on a tiny planet or risk arrest upon return to Earth.
9. Mortynight Run
Season 2, Episode 2. Rick and Morty have an adventure involving a gaseous cloud named Fart, which includes a hypnotic song and animation sequence. But the real highlight of the episode is Jerry staying at the Jerry daycare.
8. The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy
Season 3, Episode 5. The Jerry episodes are on a nice run to start the list! Jerry is talked into helping kill Rick by luring him onto an amusement park ride while at an injury-free intergalactic bar.
7. The Vat of Acid Episode
Season 4, Episode 8. It’s the only Season 4 episode to crack our list. Morty’s “save point” button allows him to relive moments of his life until he gets them right. It leads him to a harrowing tale of survival and true love.
6. The ABCs of Beth
Season 3, Episode 9. Rick takes Beth back to her childhood hangout, a perfectly safe universe for kids Rick created called Froopyland. Beth had accidentally left behind her childhood playmate Tommy, who years later still resides there. Back on Earth, Tommy is thought to have been murdered by his father.
5. Anatomy Park
Season 1, Episode 3. This episode has it all—a hilarious secondary story involving Jerry’s parents’ odd sex life, and Rick sending Morty into the body of a homeless man to save his life, and inside lies a microscopic amusement park.
4. Pickle Rick
Season 3, Episode 3. Perhaps the most popular and well-known episode of the series, Rick turns himself into a pickle to avoid attending a family therapy session. But when the serum to turn himself back into a human is taken away, Rick falls to the sewer and improvises.
3. The Ricks Must Be Crazy
Season 2, Episode 6. Which part of the episode is more hilarious? The part where Rick and Morty travel inside of the spaceship’s car battery and visit the universe within the battery that doesn’t realize its civilization’s entire purpose is to power Rick’s car battery? Or the secondary storyline with Summer left behind in an intergalactic parking lot alone, and the spaceship left in charge of her safety?
2. Meeseeks & Destroy
Season 1, Episode 5. Rick leaves Jerry, Beth and Summer a Meeseeks box to tend to their problems while he and Morty visit a “Jack and the Beanstalk” world. The Meeseeks are unable to take two strokes off Jerry’s golf game, leading to mass chaos and the hilarious restaurant standoff.
1. Total Rickall
Season 2, Episode 4. Total Rickall begins with a never-before-seen family member at the breakfast table. It turns out to be a parasite alien which had planted fake memories into the family’s minds. No one can remember who is real and who is fake as the episode goes on, culminating in Beth wounding Mr. Poopy Butthole.
Naturally, everyone is going to have their own opinions as to the best episodes of the series. No two fans will rank their top ten the same! Good as the episodes were, this list doesn’t even include hit episodes like “Get Schwifty”, “Look Who’s Purging Now”, and “Edge of Tomorty”.
What do you think, Rick and Morty fans? Does this list resonate with you or did we totally miss the mark? Let us know what you think!