• Published on Sep 10, 2018
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  • David T
    David T Day ago

    I’m always surprised how popular the pickle episode is, like it’s fine but I didn’t think it was the best, like many others do.

  • Andrew Baumann
    Andrew Baumann Day ago

    I already understood that Rick is not a hero because I am a genius.

  • Adamant Forge
    Adamant Forge 9 days ago

    Seeing something I realized in 3 episodes. To me the show was watching Rube Goldberg machines, misery porn, and science based high speed rants/take downs ala His Girl Friday. I loved it but Pickle Rick was my off ramp because the fan base had become too obnoxious and up it's own ass.

  • BlooJay
    BlooJay 10 days ago

    Wait, people want to be Rick?

  • Pointy Noodle
    Pointy Noodle Month ago +1

    Was his accent always this thick?

  • Wishy- Washy
    Wishy- Washy 2 months ago

    The thing about Rick and Morty isn't even really that it's a smart show, most of the science is just cartoon magic anyway. It a funny stupid show where Rick is haunted by being unable to save his wife, which no doubt was one of the reasons he left Beth. His intelligence he views as a curse probably because it wasn't enough to save his wife and it wasn't enough to be a good father, but Morty is his chance to make up for that. There's layers. Even though he wants desperately to be put out of his misery his baser instincts won't allow him to die unless by his own hand. You get a feeling that he's such an ass to Morty because he wants to prepare him for life and the kind of loss that he has been through despite how harsh he can be to him. I think it's more complex than its given credit for.

  • Mafon2
    Mafon2 2 months ago

    I think that the stuff about Rick being a failure was planted in the 3rd season and prior to that he was just an almighty superman.

  • markus jewell
    markus jewell 2 months ago

    I actually missed the isreal joke and started dying

  • ECL28E
    ECL28E 3 months ago

    This is why I love Bojack Horseman. He's a giant refutation of the IDGAF asshole Rick Sanchez has popularized. He's also an asshole who lives mostly outside of society and is vastly rich. However, the show shows us time and time again that he's unhappy. On the other hand, he's also constantly trying to better himself so he can obtain some shred of happiness. He botches it up, horribly but he makes the effort, at least.

  • Jacob
    Jacob 3 months ago

    Great video!

    This is the best moment:

  • Radiotomb
    Radiotomb 3 months ago +7

    "You're watching a miniature epic of pathetic, stubborn, failure."
    So, basically the Trump administration. Got it.

  • Nathan Boatright
    Nathan Boatright 3 months ago

    Rick and morty is one the second best comedy of the decade behind community

  • EvilSandwich
    EvilSandwich 3 months ago +4

    There are people that want to wear, "I'M PICKLE RICK!!" on a t-shirt. I'm the kind of person that wants that entire monologue from that family therapist on a t-shirt. Because that is one of the sickest burns Rick has gotten in the entire series.

  • Computer Help
    Computer Help 3 months ago +2

    I don’t get how someone could hear the therapist monologue at the end and not see the point of that episode. It’s my favorite part other than the rat slaughter.

  • Brian Seiler
    Brian Seiler 3 months ago +1

    I think that there's an aspect of the toxic fandom that you're not touching on, Bob. A lot of them ARE Rick. At least, they think they are. All of their life they've been told that they're smart and exceptional and special, and maybe they even lived that out. They watched the movies from the eighties that told them that one day they'd finally get theirs and these years of repression and abuse they've received would finally be vindicated. And then it didn't happen. They're still incredibly intelligent and talented people that see the truth of the universe that other people just can't handle (in their own minds, anyway), but they're not happy, or contented, or even secure in their own skin. Rick is those things (good and bad), but he manages to look cool doing it a lot of the time. Rick gets what he wants in an immediate sense and the things he doesn't want don't seem to ever really affect him in any permanent way (because the character is exceptionally well-written and has very realistic walls built up specifically to present the illusion of invulnerability to those stimuli). This is the best that these people think they can aspire to, so it shouldn't shock anybody that they view Rick Sanchez as a role model.

    I know these things because I'm one of those people in a lot of ways. I grew up experiencing things that I am only now being shown were both damaging and abnormal, but I'm smart. Everybody agrees that I'm smart. Everybody told me how smart I am and I kicked the living shit out of school whenever I bothered to pay the slightest bit of attention to it (because, let's face it - some of that work was just BENEATH me, right?). I'm successful at all that business shit. I've got a good job and a good paycheck and I know enough about what's going on to explain to people why scoring a one-on-one with a Kim isn't an achievement with some authority. I've also got dissociative identity disorder and a deep and abiding hatred of myself that I may very well never get over. I'm trying really, really hard right now, but it's a steep hill to climb, and regardless of what my therapist seems to think, I'm pretty sure that this ghost is going to haunt me until I die. There is something deeply appealing to a person like me about Rick Sanchez and Walter White and Bojack Horseman and all the rest of these garbage person anti-heroes. It meshes my view of myself with a depiction that I can at least feel for a second is sympathetic.

    So yeah - I get it. It's deeply unhealthy, but I get it. And the thing of it is that those people - my people, I guess - kind of need this. We know we're awful, horrifying, absolutely disgusting wastes of potential that thoroughly deserve the loathing we earn from society. We know we deserve it. Just...just think about that for a minute. To know as an absolute fact that you're the absolute worst and to believe that you deserve every bit of unhappiness and failure that you suffer through. That's not a state of mind that you can solve with logic or reason. The only solution to it is therapeutic, but so help me god if it hadn't been for Greg House, for a while there I strongly suspect that I would have walked into my closet and done my best impersonation of a sport coat somewhere between the end of college and the point that I got into therapy a while back. So I clung to people like Rick because they showed me that I could be the thing that I believed myself doomed to be and still be the hero. Sort of. As much of a hero as I wanted to be, anyway.

    That's the part that I think you miss here, Bob. The sad, pitiful part. At this point I only know that some non-zero population of the toxic fandom is that person - I don't know how to help them to be better, or even what to do with the fact that some population (and probably a disproportionate amount of the second-tier thought leaders) of the toxic fandom are that guy, but I just figure that it can't hurt to point out that that guy is in there in the hopes that somebody smarter than me knows what the fuck to do about it.

  • Melmon Smith
    Melmon Smith 3 months ago

    R and M audience assumes people don't like the show because they don't get it. This guy says all of them don't get it without assuming there's a third chain in his philosophy. Maybe I don't get the show and am stupid but it hasn't not once made me think it was smart or funny, I just like the animation and action scenes

  • Justin Hall
    Justin Hall 3 months ago

    Hi bob.

  • Adrin Guinn
    Adrin Guinn 3 months ago

    "Ego is not divine intuition"
    This channel needs to place this nugget over their creative department desk and read it daily
    #MakeAmericaSmartAgain #RickAndMortyIsVisualCorn

  • David Townsend
    David Townsend 4 months ago

    Everyone pretty much tryna be zerop

  • Andrew Koy
    Andrew Koy 4 months ago

    I enjoy the show, but you are correct in fans loving Rick too much. It’s just a funny show.

  • TheNewbiedoodle
    TheNewbiedoodle 4 months ago

    Bob, I love your accent. It's genuinely great and I want to hear more of it. I kinda hate that it's been going away in your more recent videos. It doesn't make them any worse, per se, I just miss the smooth Bawstonian drawl.

  • Hugh James-Berry
    Hugh James-Berry 4 months ago +1

    rick's a villain, he treats everyone like shit, gets his son/creation killed just so he can get space drugs and then the writers expect people to feel sympathy just because rick 'is in constant pain'

  • slipperyh
    slipperyh 4 months ago

    Listen at .75x. You're welcome.

  • Tiddies Megaton
    Tiddies Megaton 4 months ago

    I’m genuinely impressed they got away with a joke implying rick is an antisemite.

  • Nolan
    Nolan 4 months ago

    That video of the spaz in McDonalds freaking out about Szechuan sauce was one of the most pathetic and embarrassing things I’ve ever seen.

  • Fuddleton
    Fuddleton 4 months ago

    A smart show in which half the jokes are about poop, and how "poop" is a funny word.

  • Jim Callahan
    Jim Callahan 4 months ago

    Yyyyeahhh except, as Ellis puts it, “Framing and aesthetics supersede the rest of the text. Always, always. Always.”
    To take your example of Tyler Durden, it wasn’t really just the audience’s fault he became the idealised self-image for a generation of douchebags. Intentionally or not, that film’s presentation was massively skewed towards imbuing him with as much style, power and charisma as it could throughout - it never effectively counteracts that, to communicate on a gut level that his personality or worldview should be disavowed.
    Fans aren’t projecting by seeing Rick as a problematic and troubled but essentially righteous antihero - that’s a very strong undercurrent present throughout the show itself. To the extent that it’s a problem, the creators themselves should be held accountable.

  • Rat King Gaming
    Rat King Gaming 4 months ago

    I love how he has to fake his accent at points

  • A stereotypical picture Of a French person

    I’m embarrassed by my fandom because I’m 27 and a massive Five Nights At Freddy’s fan yet I’m embarrassed that I share my love for a genuinely Terrifying game series with 5 year olds and man-children in there early 20s screaming at a screen yet I think these games should be held at a higher standard than this held with the great survival horror games like resident evil and silent hill

  • Zero Warner
    Zero Warner 5 months ago +7

    Wow I don't think I've ever had so much respect for a review

  • The Creeper
    The Creeper 5 months ago

    How is atheism a smart topic?

  • Maxwell Estacado
    Maxwell Estacado 5 months ago

    You may yet have convinced me to try Rick and Morty again.

  • Twilight Gardens presentations

    Just because something is smart and funny doesn’t mean that it should be the basis of a grown mans personality

  • Scotty
    Scotty 5 months ago

    I'm hitting the bell JUST for this. Fucking Rick fans annoy the hell out of me. I tell people all the time that they would HAYE Rick. He's an irredeemable asswipe with no sense of conscience.

  • Vyxel OP
    Vyxel OP 5 months ago

    I think Venture Bros is better. Fight me.

  • Ghost_Dog
    Ghost_Dog 5 months ago

    Jesus you're obnoxious.

  • Dem
    Dem 5 months ago

    I've noticed a change in accent before but I swear the accent in this video is very much detached from the rest

  • bolter39
    bolter39 5 months ago

    ahh, South Park for Pedo's... come on Movie Blob.

  • Tyler B
    Tyler B 5 months ago +1

    Apparently the fan culture around this show is insanely stupid so I'll just keep enjoying it by myself.

  • AlucardaLaCarte
    AlucardaLaCarte 5 months ago +1

    That Council of Ricks/Morty Election episode is one of the greatest single episodes of TV. Animated or otherwise, it's SUCH good sci-fi.

  • Katherine Graham
    Katherine Graham 5 months ago

    THANK YOU. I swear I thought this show was for know nothing know it alls and I wouldn't tolerate hearing about it from anyone. Now, maybe I'll give it a shot. I'll think about it.

  • Josh Reitze
    Josh Reitze 5 months ago

    Wow I never liked this show specifically cause every time I’d watch it with (not actually my)friends they’d go on and on about how awesome rick was and I wa slept sitting there thinking “awesome? Dude is just a drunk loser who looks like doc brown. I now see with clearer eyes. Thank you Bob.

  • Weather Vein Films
    Weather Vein Films 5 months ago

    Everything you're saying is basic stuff, you aren't even going into implications or subtext, you're literally just explaining the plot and acting like you're the only person that understood it. I got no insight from this whatsoever.

  • botyears
    botyears 5 months ago +1


  • Armando E. Torre Puerto

    I don't think you discovered much here. It's pretty evident that he does the pickle Rick thing to escape his reality.

  • J M
    J M 5 months ago +6

    Ricks incessant fandom cemented for me, that even if i enjoy a show, to just stay away from fandoms in general. Its just too toxic.

  • Vincent Gonzalez
    Vincent Gonzalez 5 months ago +1

    if you ever want a dark joke
    just say
    "this can only go well"

  • Jonah Falcon
    Jonah Falcon 5 months ago

    Sorry, Frasier is a far better show about smart people, and written much smarter.
    "Out With Dad", "Dinner Party", "The Matchmaker", etc are funnier than any episode of Rick and Morty.

  • Ajax
    Ajax 6 months ago +1

    Can't we just enjoy a show?

  • tsartomato
    tsartomato 6 months ago

    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they're not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Rick & Morty truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Rick's existential catchphrase "Wubba Lubba Dub Dub," which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Dan Harmon's genius wit unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂
    And yes, by the way, i DO have a Rick & Morty tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid

  • kakarroto007
    kakarroto007 7 months ago

    I never saw Rick and Morty. To each their own, though.

  • Philip Schorr
    Philip Schorr 7 months ago +30

    I think my buddy travis said it best, "Rick and Morty is a smart show with dumb fans."

  • Jon Stephenson
    Jon Stephenson 7 months ago

    Also I think the main thing that makes Rick compelling and makes people want to quote him, is because while much of what he says is screwed up nonsense, some of it at least feels very real at least to some..

  • Jon Stephenson
    Jon Stephenson 7 months ago

    I think it was best put by Justin Rolland himself via Morty in S3E1 when he says Rick shouldn’t be anyone’s hero, he’s “more like a demon or a really fucked up god”. He spends almost the entire episode explaining to Summer the many, many reasons why Rick is definitely not the good guy

  • Alcoholic Goat
    Alcoholic Goat 7 months ago

    Of course you like Rick and Morty.

  • bsmarsch
    bsmarsch 7 months ago

    Well done

  • SpookyRoseV
    SpookyRoseV 8 months ago +2

    The same can kind of apply to BoJack Horseman which Season 5 acknowledges. Albeit the fanboys didn’t go as extreme as vandalizing a fast food place

  • David Anderson
    David Anderson 8 months ago

    That was a massively pretentious rant

  • Kean Giledaks
    Kean Giledaks 8 months ago

    True how many idolise and overestimate Rick, but you are missing the real big picture. The inventions of Rick are all baloney cartoon magic and inconsistent with any scientific mumbo jumbo he rants about. He is usually just spouting lines from the handbook on how to sound like an intellectual asshole. The only difference between Rick and most anybody is that he wears his assholeness on his sleeves, in a narrative where that is OK because he is actually more important than other people not only in his own mind. Some idiots may quote him or shout Pickle Rick as a tribute to his awesomeness, but I think most fans of the character Rick are like myself fans of how he portrays the asshole that most people have inside.
    Look at any statistics. Most people think they are more intelligent than average. Most people think they are better drivers than average, make better conclusions than average, understand and know more than average. Most people will display asshole behavior if to believe there will be no consequences.
    Most people are Rick.

  • Louis Duarte
    Louis Duarte 8 months ago

    Glad there's no insanity like this from the Venture Brothers fandom.