The Best Episodes of Rick and Morty

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2018

An animated series that follows the misadventures of an alcoholic scientist Rick and his overly nervous grandson Morty, who split their time between domestic family life and intergalactic travel. Often finding themselves in a heap of trouble that more often than not is created through their own actions.

The Rickshank Rickdemption

#1 - The Rickshank Rickdemption

Season 3 - Episode 1

The Smith family tries to cope without Rick, which is painful enough on its own without taking into consideration the stifling rules put into place by the Federation. Meanwhile Rick's past is finally revealed as he attempts to get out of his prison.

star 8.55
7,652 votes
Directors: Juan Meza-Leon
Writers: Mike McMahan
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Pickle Rick

#2 - Pickle Rick

Season 3 - Episode 3

Rick turns himself into a pickle, on the same day that Beth takes the kids to family therapy.

star 8.49
5,984 votes
Writers: Jessica Gao
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The Ricklantis Mixup

#3 - The Ricklantis Mixup

Season 3 - Episode 7

Rick and Morty head to Atlantis. Meanwhile, the Citadel of Ricks is electing a new leader.

star 8.49
5,424 votes
Writers: Dan Guterman, Ryan Ridley
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The Wedding Squanchers

#4 - The Wedding Squanchers

Season 2 - Episode 10

The whole family goes to the planet Squanch to attend the wedding of Rick's close friend, Bird Person.

star 8.46
5,448 votes
Directors: Wesley Archer
Writers: Tom Kauffman
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Total Rickall

#5 - Total Rickall

Season 2 - Episode 4

Trapped inside the house with an ever-increasing number of parasitic alien shape-shifters capable of altering memories, an uncertain Rick and the Smiths search for a way to determine which of them are real.

star 8.28
5,957 votes
Writers: Mike McMahan
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Morty's Mind Blowers

#6 - Morty's Mind Blowers

Season 3 - Episode 8

Morty experiences some memories that he couldn't handle from past adventures.

star 8.27
5,057 votes
Directors: Bryan Newton
Writers: Mike McMahan, James Siciliano, Ryan Ridley, Dan Guterman, Justin Roiland, Dan Harmon
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The Ricks Must Be Crazy

#7 - The Ricks Must Be Crazy

Season 2 - Episode 6

Rick and Morty travel inside the car's battery, where Morty discovers Rick has created a universe containing sentient life solely to produce power for him. Meanwhile, Summer must deal with being locked in the car with Rick's overzealous security system.

star 8.26
5,593 votes
Writers: Dan Guterman
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The Rickchurian Mortydate

#8 - The Rickchurian Mortydate

Season 3 - Episode 10

Rick goes on a confrontation with the President.

star 8.23
4,562 votes
Directors: Anthony Chun
Writers: Dan Harmon
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Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind

#9 - Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind

Season 1 - Episode 10

Rick and Morty have a falling out when Rick is approached by some familiar associates.

star 8.22
5,737 votes
Writers: Ryan Ridley
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Rest and Ricklaxation

#10 - Rest and Ricklaxation

Season 3 - Episode 6

Rick and Morty need a break, so they head to a spa planet for some much needed rest and relaxation.

star 8.20
5,161 votes
Directors: Anthony Chun
Writers: Tom Kauffman
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A Rickle in Time

#11 - A Rickle in Time

Season 2 - Episode 1

Rick, Morty, and Summer get into trouble when time is fractured by a feedback loop of uncertainty that split reality into more than one equally possible impossibilities. Meanwhile, Beth and Jerry go to extreme lengths to save a deer struck by their vehicle.

star 8.14
5,910 votes
Writers: Matt Roller
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Rickmancing the Stone

#12 - Rickmancing the Stone

Season 3 - Episode 2

Rick, Morty and Summer travel to a post-apocalyptic dimension and meet some dangerous enemies, all the while avoiding a recent family development.

star 8.13
5,738 votes
Writers: Jane Becker
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Ricksy Business

#13 - Ricksy Business

Season 1 - Episode 11

Beth and Jerry go away on a trip, so Rick decides to throw a party.

star 8.12
5,255 votes
Writers: Ryan Ridley, Tom Kauffman
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The ABC's of Beth

#14 - The ABC's of Beth

Season 3 - Episode 9

Jerry is lucky with a lady and Beth recalls her childhood.

star 8.11
4,775 votes
Writers: Mike McMahan
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Big Trouble in Little Sanchez

#15 - Big Trouble in Little Sanchez

Season 2 - Episode 7

Rick undergoes a transformation to combat a local vampire situation. Meanwhile, Beth and Jerry attempt to sort out their relationship through marriage counseling.

star 8.10
5,525 votes
Directors: Bryan Newton
Writers: Alex Rubens
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The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy

#16 - The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy

Season 3 - Episode 5

Rick and Jerry go on an adventure, while Beth fails as a mother and Summer has body issues.

star 8.09
5,194 votes
Writers: Ryan Ridley
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Look Who's Purging Now

#17 - Look Who's Purging Now

Season 2 - Episode 9

Rick and Morty find themselves on a planet where the sentient inhabitants practice a "purge for peace" way of life. Jerry and Summer work on their father-daughter relationship.

star 8.09
5,298 votes
Writers: Dan Harmon, Ryan Ridley, Justin Roiland
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Rick Potion #9

#18 - Rick Potion #9

Season 1 - Episode 6

Rick provides Morty with a love potion to get his dream girl, only for the serum to backfire and create a living Cronenberg nightmare.

star 8.09
6,035 votes
Writers: Justin Roiland
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Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender

#19 - Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender

Season 3 - Episode 4

Rick and Morty reunite with a team of intergalactic heroes known as the Vindicators to defeat their arch enemy, Worldender.

star 8.09
5,372 votes
Directors: Bryan Newton
Writers: Sarah Carbiener, Erica Rosbe
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Something Ricked This Way Comes

#20 - Something Ricked This Way Comes

Season 1 - Episode 9

Rick battles the devil and upsets Summer. Meanwhile, Jerry and Morty hang out.

star 8.08
5,773 votes
Directors: John Rice
Writers: Mike McMahan
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Mortynight Run

#21 - Mortynight Run

Season 2 - Episode 2

Rick teaches Morty to drive while leaving Jerry at a popular day care made just for him. Morty's conscience has him hunt down an assassin rather than spending the day at an alien arcade.

star 8.08
5,823 votes
Writers: David Phillips
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Auto Erotic Assimilation

#22 - Auto Erotic Assimilation

Season 2 - Episode 3

Rick gets emotionally invested when meeting an old friend, while Beth and Jerry have a falling out after making a discovery under the garage.

star 8.06
5,604 votes
Writers: Ryan Ridley
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Meeseeks and Destroy

#23 - Meeseeks and Destroy

Season 1 - Episode 5

When Morty thinks Rick's adventures are too dangerous, he challenges Rick to let him lead one instead.

star 8.03
6,397 votes
Directors: Bryan Newton
Writers: Ryan Ridley
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M. Night Shaym-Aliens!

#24 - M. Night Shaym-Aliens!

Season 1 - Episode 4

Rick and Morty try to get to the bottom of a mystery in this M. Night Shyamalan style twistaroony of an episode!

star 8.03
6,442 votes
Directors: Jeff Myers
Writers: Tom Kauffman
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Get Schwifty

#25 - Get Schwifty

Season 2 - Episode 5

When a massive head descends into Earth's atmosphere, Rick and Morty must save the planet by coming up with a new hit song. Meanwhile, Jerry, Beth, and Summer become part of a new religion.

star 7.99
5,543 votes
Directors: Wes Archer
Writers: Tom Kauffman
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