Rick and Morty has finally returned to Adult Swim for the final episodes of its sixth season, and the series’ return episode has made a surprising appeal to one of South Parkmost memorable moments! Rick and Morty has plenty of experience taking on all sorts of surprising and wild adventures throughout the series’ six seasons so far, but at the same time, the series has been knowingly overshadowed by other long-running animated juggernauts such as The Simpsons, Futuramaeven South Park. That’s why when it gets an idea that seems close, it’s best to just face it head on.
Rick and Morty has certainly referenced their other animated hits in the past whenever one of his ideas seems close to something that’s been done before, but this was taken to the next level when the titular duo escaped the confines of the fourth wall and ended up in a meta-narrative world where they are soon beaten up by Jesus Christ. It’s here that Morty can’t help but mention the fact that Jesus Christ beat people up South Park already.
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When Rick and Morty ending up in off-series meta-reality space in “Full Meta Jackrick”, the recurring season 4 villain, Story Lord, eventually uses Jesus Christ to beat up the duo. It’s such a weird dodge that Morty can’t help but say, “You’re using Jesus to beat us up? seen South Park?” The real joke here comes soon after though, as Rick declares this as a “good” call and the kind of meta pun he loves because it holds them accountable for it.
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This moment in particular probably refers to the South Park season 16 episode, “A Scause for Applause” where Stan Marsh ends up being such an inspiration that people in town wear wristbands and it’s more about the statement fashion piece than to the original. cause itself. Since it was originally a satire of the Lance Armstrong steroids incident, Jesus Christ ends the episode by taking human growth hormone and destroying the wristband factory in a rage.
It’s a pretty wild call to another wild moment, but it was all in the service of storytelling Rick and Morty’s main narrative critique of their own use of metanarratives in the series thus far. What did you think of the latest episode of Rick and Morty? Let us know all your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even contact me directly about all things animation and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!