Rick and Morty is an adult animated comedy that first graced our TV screens in 2013. It’s hilarious, dark, and what Back to The Future would’ve been in some different and twisted reality. One the aspects of the show that fans enjoy most are the dark Rick and Morty quotes.
It’s also a show that’s never afraid to poke fun at those burning existential questions. You know, the ones that keep us up at night.
From the uncertainty of the universe to our purpose here on Earth, Rick and Morty is a show that helps us find humor in the randomness that is our existence. Here at the Top 5 darkest quotes from Rick and Morty.
Rick and Morty Quote #5 – Slavery With Extra Steps
Though Rick may not believe in God, he definitely has a God complex. In the episode Microverse Battery, we learn that he created a tiny universe, one thriving with sentient beings living in their own unique society, for no other reason than to power his car battery.
After Morty points out the unethical nature of this system and compares it to slavery, Rick gets defensive, arguing that he has created a society where these people fall in love, buy houses, and ultimately work for each other.
Which causes Morty to reply, “That just sounds like slavery with extra steps.”
Rick and Morty Quote #4 – Rick Sanchez On Love
Rick goes on many tangents throughout the course of the show. After Morty expresses his deep affinity for a girl in his class named Jessica, Rick warns him of the bleak reality of falling in love.
“Listen, Morty, I hate to break it to you, but what people call “love” is just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed. It hits hard, Morty, then it slowly fades, leaving you stranded in a failing marriage. I did it. Your parents are gonna do it. Break the cycle, Morty. Rise above. Focus on science.”
It reveals a lot about Rick’s character, and we can tell that his view of the world is a nihilistic and pessimistic one.
#3 – Be Better Than Me
There are two undeniable things we know about Rick Sanchez. He is the smartest man alive. And he is also the most unsympathetic man in the universe, unable to care for anyone except himself.
However, in the episode A Rickle in Time, we see a new side of Rick. One capable of sacrifice. This is apparent in his words and actions after he gives his grandson his time stabilizing collar, risking the possibility of being lost in space forever. He accepts his fate for a short while saying, “Be good Morty. Be better than me.”
But in typical Rick and Morty fashion, they both return home unscathed despite nearly ripping a massive hole in the fabric of time and space.
#2 – Evil Morty
We visit a variety of Ricks and Mortys from different universes living in a society named the Citadel of Ricks in the episode The Ricklantis Mixup. We are also reintroduced to Evil Morty, an insanely smart and criminal mastermind hiding among them. Evil Morty rises to fame and power after he is elected President of the Citadel.
He alludes to what he plans to do with his presidency. And as his name implies, we can conclude that he’s up to no good. He swirls a glass of brandy and looks out towards the Citadel saying,
“This seems like a good time for a drink, and a cold, calculated speech with sinister overtones. A speech about politics, about order, brotherhood, power.But speeches are for campaigning. Now is the time for action.”
It seems like a quote straight out of House of Cards. The episode ends on this major cliffhanger.
#1 – Come Watch TV
In Rick Potion # 9, Rick and Morty create a mess of their universe, by ‘Cronenberg-ing’ all their loved ones after an experiment goes terribly wrong.
They find a dimension that resembles their former one in every way—except the original Rick and Morty have died in a freak accident—allowing them to take their places. But to hide the evidence, they must bury their own corpses in the backyard. The episode ends, and they return to their lives as if nothing happened.
The show moves forward, but in the following episode titled Rixty Minutes, Morty’s sister Summer learns she was an accident. When she tries to run away, Morty reasons with her by telling her the truth.
He is not her actual brother, but a Morty from an alternate world.
He ends his rant with this. “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV.”
Yeah. Dark indeed. It’s also a Rick and Morty quotes fans have found to be quite comforting. If nothing truly matters, then our everyday problems aren’t really as life and death as we make them out to be.