• Published on Sep 10, 2018
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  • kakarroto007
    kakarroto007 17 hours ago

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

  • Philip Schorr
    Philip Schorr Day ago

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

  • ECL28E
    ECL28E 6 days ago

    This is kinda why I like Bojack Horseman over Rick and Morty. Bojack constantly makes attempts at being a better person, despite deeply botching them, he makes the attempt.
    Rick is just content to drag his family down the same nihilistic muck he's perpetually stuck in.

  • Jon Stephenson
    Jon Stephenson 8 days 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 8 days 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 9 days ago

    Of course you like Rick and Morty.

  • bsmarsch
    bsmarsch 25 days ago

    Well done

  • SpookyRoseV
    SpookyRoseV Month ago +1

    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 Month ago

    That was a massively pretentious rant

  • Kean Giledaks
    Kean Giledaks Month 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 Month ago

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

  • *Manic Pixie Fangirl *

    The trouble is that the main visual focus is slick action beats of Rick successfully coming through. It’s the same problem the first Transformers has. Megan Fox’s character is actually the smartest and most capable, and should technically be the main human protagonist of the movie, but people only remember her as the eye candy because that is what the camera focuses on.

  • Max Thornton
    Max Thornton Month ago

    As far as I am aware, the obnoxious R&M don't think they are smart cause "lul science." They think they are smart because they watch a show that addresses mature themes with matures answers. And it's been a long time since I have heard any obnoxious fans who weren't ironic about their "it takes a high iq to watch rick and morty" thing. Maybe those unironic people are out there, but I don't see them to any capacity that warrants a video like this.

  • New Dystopia
    New Dystopia Month ago

    I am so glad someone was able to understand this episode's nuances in order to explain it to the rest of us.

  • Kiflaam
    Kiflaam Month ago

    The title of this video and the fact it exists screams desperation for attention.

  • Super Jaybles
    Super Jaybles 2 months ago

    I gave up on you years ago when you uploaded a short film so bad it broke the illusion you knew what you were talking about and could back it up, but decided to see if you'd improved and watch this. Sad to say it looks as though you've just been treading water all these years. Come on Bob, give me some character development, become worth watching again.

  • Random NPC
    Random NPC 2 months ago

    Bob you nailed it.

  • Christopher Differ
    Christopher Differ 2 months ago

    I really hope for a great Morty and Beth arks for season 4.

  • jon b
    jon b 2 months ago

    the butter robot was one of the most relatable and best jokes in the series.

  • jon b
    jon b 2 months ago

    Rick is a deadbeat father, who is also a alcoholic. The pain a suffering he causes himself and others is show in the show in a profound way. Its kinda obvious he wasnt to be respected or idolized. And really liked when morty started to grow a spine and show just how weak rick is.

  • Nick Vlahos
    Nick Vlahos 2 months ago

    So many gay intellectuals...

  • Nj Njhjh
    Nj Njhjh 2 months ago

    I can't help but feel that the ones commenting about Bob being a hypocrite are exactly the ones he's talking about

  • Zero Rewind
    Zero Rewind 2 months ago +1

    You should leave the reviews to someone with a brain like Yahtzee

  • Ankyri
    Ankyri 2 months ago

    FUCK YOU RICK&MORTY IS BEST SHOW FUCK YOU *Death threat*, *racism*, *fat shaming*, *Random out-of-context Rick quote*

  • radiofriendlybox
    radiofriendlybox 2 months ago

    i wouldn't say the show is smart. it's just not dumbed down. there's a difference.

  • Javier Lorenzana
    Javier Lorenzana 2 months ago

    I love you

  • Peter Smith
    Peter Smith 2 months ago

    I thought that plot was rather obvious. Maybe the genius of this show is to set up layers of fandom who think they are smarter than other layers of fandom. Kind of like Scientology.

  • Mint Mag
    Mint Mag 3 months ago

    Bob, sometimes I think you overthink these things.

  • Jacen Grey
    Jacen Grey 3 months ago

    Agreed, agreed and agreed. I found R&M a bit later than everyone and saw Pickle Rick ep later than everyone else as well. My overwhelming reaction at the end of the ep was, so he did all that just to get out of counseling?? And whilst I find the show funny and intelligently written, Rick is just a gigantic fucking dick. So I find it hard to be watching and want to be invested in. That's just me though.

  • Sean Brannan
    Sean Brannan 3 months ago +1

    So much anger over personal opinion... ahh Internet, you've done it again.

  • the real thing
    the real thing 3 months ago

    You still should have ended with "and that's the big pickle"... "Rick"...

  • Haha Yes
    Haha Yes 3 months ago


  • 3dg3Z
    3dg3Z 3 months ago

    You're so much like Rick , Bob.

  • Mike Bates
    Mike Bates 3 months ago

    Dude, the Greeks had Gods that became human for the exact same reason. Life is sweeter if it tastes sour sometimes, or whatever.

  • Bunker Boy
    Bunker Boy 3 months ago

    This is another situation of a few things. vocal minority and a outdated "journalist" trying to play catch up. Yeah, the internet collectively decided pickle rick was a mediocre joke that there hoards of fans didn't even get, but you are so fucking late to the party here. This is honestly like going to comicon and going "hey anyone ever see that movie lord of the rings? Remember how gandalf never actually said you shall not pass in the books?" In 2018.

  • Business Raptor
    Business Raptor 3 months ago

    Rick and Morty is like the few students in first year philosophy who actually understand the subject matter but then go on to major in engineering.

    It's like reading crime and punishment and concluding that Raskolnikov was just in his actions.

  • Nathan Christos
    Nathan Christos 3 months ago

    Love the like/dislike ratio. Apparently around 1/4 of people on the internet are an asshole. Funny i thought it would have been more.

  • Norman P. Chesterton
    Norman P. Chesterton 3 months ago +1

    You know what else is funny? Anyone who will complain about the fanbase of a cartoon show will seem just as silly as the people they are criticizing.

    • Prince Marth
      Prince Marth 27 days ago

      Norman P. Chesterton says the guy who uses the NPC meme

  • Heavy Critic
    Heavy Critic 3 months ago +1

    Vance Maximus delivers quite possibly the best deconstruction of Rick in the entire series, in Vindicators 3:
    Morty: "Rick says good and bad are artificial constructs."
    Vance: "Yeah, well, I get the feeling... he kind of needs that to be the case."

  • OzzieBloke
    OzzieBloke 3 months ago

    I gave up halfway through season 2. Rick isn't on any level likeable. Put me off the entire show, which wasn't all that funny to begin with either.

  • Riot Breaker
    Riot Breaker 3 months ago

    Aight, I'm gonna solve everyone's problems in the comment section.
    The show sucks. Unironically. There.

  • Dreamerdoes
    Dreamerdoes 3 months ago

    Okay I'm almost done and you're right a lot of the fans are full of toxic masculinity and suck, but like you and I are fans...correct? Or no?

  • Dreamerdoes
    Dreamerdoes 3 months ago

    I'm guessing the "you are wrong" is actually: "you are right"; cause I came here to hear something i agree with, I heard about you from a comment on a random ass article about Kanye West where someone claimed you break down how it's not meant to justify nerdfuckboys dickishness. Which I agree with, I mean yeah duh, so I wanted to hear what you have to say....but the title is throwing ne off. People just be dumb "smart" assholes. And I'm a fan too, or i was, idk, I still am, just I have mixed feelings on the creators ...#metoo and some other weird shit

    Well anyway, I'll hear you out, let's see what's up

  • markj6700
    markj6700 4 months ago

    Oh said Thanos.

  • Lachlan Lord of All Things Crispy

    That Pickle Ree guy was actually trying to make fun of the Rick and Morty Fandom
    There has got to be a prequel meme for this

  • Joe B
    Joe B 4 months ago +1

    Why do certain fans ruin a fandom so easily? That should be the question not all fans are like what you say but enough of them are to ruin. Solid example with Star Wars. Still I love PICKLE RICK!!!!

  • Hi-Ougi Demon fang
    Hi-Ougi Demon fang 4 months ago

    I’m sorry, can’t he be a bad ass during portions while also being a complete failure. I don’t think the two are necessarily at odds with each other.
    And ultimately the main way he messed up if you still have the goal of skipping counseling was being too confident in himself and not developing redundancy systems. I mean the man has a universe for a car battery, a trap door with a syringe that opens from a voice command is all he would have needed. XD hindsight is 20/20, but overconfidence is blinding. ^.^

  • SpyderDragonDude
    SpyderDragonDude 4 months ago

    The top comment with a thousand likes doesn't even care for the show discussed, is literally just here to shit on Bob. Are you telling me there are thousands of Bob haters because POLITICS just waiting to say some contrived argument just to undermine some obscure Internet personality

  • TheCoper COper
    TheCoper COper 4 months ago

    My god... it's so hilarious you think this show is smart. Hahahahahaha! OMG! It's so funny!

  • Christopher Teters
    Christopher Teters 4 months ago

    Fandom is a thing of reverence, we can see this in observance toward the depths people will go to defend the Star Wars franchise. Rick & Morty is no acceptation to this rule. There is no king of the hill here Bob, ain’t nobody gonna have it just right but Justin and Dan. Stop hating on a bunch of kids for loving on some Adult Swim. It’s freakin’ Adult Swim of all things ...

  • Nubshock
    Nubshock 4 months ago

    Lol this dumbshit literally did the "you dont get it but I do" while bitching about the people who say that

  • Nubshock
    Nubshock 4 months ago

    You're a pretentious prick

  • Sriracha Farts
    Sriracha Farts 4 months ago

    Check out /r/imverysmart over here.

  • Dark Phoenix
    Dark Phoenix 4 months ago

    Oh dear, Bob - I can see what you were aiming at and I get it, but ... alas... you failed to see the trap.
    This subject (fans and varied fan expression in Rick and Morty fandom) is like... that one game from a classic movie - Remember the movie Wargames? This is "would you like to play a game?" you might be the smartest man in the world but you immediately you've made an idiot mistake as soon as you type "yes".
    R&M is an instersting show and it's fandom is equally interesting in that there's lots of ways to appreciate R&M and there isn't really a "wrong way to appreciate"... or a "wrong fan of" any good show. Obviously property damage is not a good way to be a fan of anything except demolition but it's impossible to start saying that people are being too pretentious or too shallow in their apperciation of a thing without immeditely falling into one or both camps yourself, i.e. being a hippocrite. I can tell that's not what you were aiming at, you tried really hard and I'd love to give you a pass on this one... but again, alas... we are judged on what we do and sentiment is only falvouring - you done messed up buddy. - Other than that, nice video A+ for effort.

  • Toby D
    Toby D 4 months ago

    **looks at the comments**
    Spot on, Bob.

  • YoBarett
    YoBarett 4 months ago

    You don't understand the big picture its all just Justin Roiland trying to get enough money to feed himself, that's it

  • Hangar Fry
    Hangar Fry 4 months ago

    Nothing more ironic then a pseudo intellectual lambasting Rick and Morty and it's fans saying how wrong they are and how he's the only one who gets it.

  • Able Reason
    Able Reason 4 months ago

    This is a piece of art.
    Self awareness Level 0.
    Or extremely meta Comedy.

  • 003 7712
    003 7712 4 months ago

    I like it because I like it, and I relate to Rick because I naturally share some of his traits, not because I think it's cool to try to be like him. You definitely shouldn't be like him if you can help it. Remember on the inside he's actually deeply lonely.

  • Lachlan Phillips
    Lachlan Phillips 4 months ago

    Yeah Rick and Morhty is wicked smaht!

  • hawaiidkw
    hawaiidkw 4 months ago

    Never got into Rick and Morty. Based on this video, I haven't missed much.

  • S0nofKrypton
    S0nofKrypton 4 months ago

    Beautifully said, Bob. Two thumbs way up! 😁

  • raizumichin
    raizumichin 4 months ago

    Also, the Pickle Rick episode is a great stealth pun on the phrase "I'm in a bit of a pickle".

  • Northern Perspective
    Northern Perspective 4 months ago +1

    Actually Bob you are just a straight up asshole.
    It's why every since you came back to the Escapist almost every video you've uploaded has thousands of downvotes and struggle to break 100,000 views
    [barring this one because you straight up click-baited Rick & Morty]

  • Distance
    Distance 4 months ago

    You're better now that you're back to keeping the social justice as a vague undercurrent in your videos

  • Dakota Church
    Dakota Church 4 months ago

    I will do what the Pickle Man says. All Hail The PICKLE MAN.

  • Mr B
    Mr B 4 months ago

    One thing that does bother me about any fan base nowadays is you can't just be a passing fan and enjoy something personally without somebody trying to question you about every asset of the show because they spent their entire week watching TheXvid videos on it In order to question your fandom because you don't know what art school the animators went to.
    I remember when buying a shirt was enough to be a fan. Theb seeing somebody with a cool shirt and just say "Hey nice shirt" and that was it. Not screaming "I'm Pickle Rick" throwing yourself on the floor, squealing like a pig and then running out of the store.

  • andres prado garzaro
    andres prado garzaro 4 months ago +54

    No, he’s not trying to say that the show is too clever that only he gets it, he’s trying to say is that the show is clever but SO SIMPLE too understand, that the show over explains itself and everyone can understand it becuse it’s easy, but most part of the fandom don’t get it because they want to feel superior claiming that they understand something beyond the human brain when is actually the opposite.

  • Hanro50
    Hanro50 4 months ago

    Last time I heard someone talk that fast was when JZ absolute ripped a game to shreds in a blind rage of frustration and hatred.

  • Hanro50
    Hanro50 4 months ago

    I'm picking up a Boston accent.

  • Shinigami00Azael
    Shinigami00Azael 4 months ago +2

    How you can be so right and, oh, so wrong in a single video xD I see in the comments that people already tell you how hipocritical you are, but I want you to know, that "toxic masculinity" line was the most stupid thing I heard from R&M video. And I watched Wisecrack take on it xd That was quite a achievment.

  • DarknessCalling
    DarknessCalling 4 months ago

    More Rick and Morty fart huffing. "too smart" okay. It's a comedy dude. Literally everyone has the capacity to understand it. You are not special. You are a twat.

  • Bruno Giambroni
    Bruno Giambroni 4 months ago

    Rick and Morty is smarter than Big Bang Theory?!?!?! PFFFFFFFFT

  • Soxfan 1998
    Soxfan 1998 4 months ago

    You sound smart!!! Wubalubadubdub!!!!!

  • episodenull
    episodenull 4 months ago

    Vindicators was the episode that convinced me Rick needs to become the straight-up villain of the show, no ifs ands buts or nuance about it. Alas that it was another in a long line of episodes that found a way to walk back whatever development had been made towards all the other characters realizing just how bad Rick is for them, and that let Rick off the hook entirely for what he did. You may be right that Rick is a scathing criticism of toxic masculinity, but I am not convinced that the writers know it. They're constantly finding ways to keep Rick at the center of the show's moral universe, like they're too in love with their own creation to push the writing as far as it needs to go. Frankly, I think the fans who idolize Rick are picking up on a real subtext to the show, one that comes from confused writing that doesn't know what point it's trying to make.

  • Malachi Jones
    Malachi Jones 4 months ago

    I am a stupid guy who loves a smart show but it is nice that people like you can help my tiny brain think more deeply about the world

  • Gabriel Schleifer
    Gabriel Schleifer 4 months ago

    Anyone remember when people were able to tell when a TV show was just entertainment first and foremost and didn't treat anything and everything as a form of dogma to accept or declare war on?
    Good times, man.

  • Eli Tripps
    Eli Tripps 4 months ago

    Clap, clap clap.

  • Viktor Reyuss
    Viktor Reyuss 4 months ago

    im not gonna be that guy that comments "roaches are insects, not bugs." cuz that would be lame of me. and im cool, not lame.

  • R Johnson
    R Johnson 4 months ago

    Oh Bob don't confuse the commercial repeaters with the real fans. I think most people are smart enough to understand the show... It's whether or not they pay attention enough to actually understand it.

  • Slacker Engi 2
    Slacker Engi 2 4 months ago +1

    What the hell
    That's not Yahtzee

  • Alklazaris
    Alklazaris 4 months ago

    Rick specifically says in an episode don't be sheep. And then that sauce comes out and thousands of people go nuts over crap they have never even tasted in the first place.

    SOMETHING6223 4 months ago

    holy shit i wish i could get back those precious 503 seconds

  • Alphalug
    Alphalug 4 months ago

    When did Movie Bob get back

  • Jason Bennett
    Jason Bennett 4 months ago

    I don't think you give people enough credit. To enjoy shouting, "Pickle Rick!" as though it were a triumph isn't a sign that you don't get the fact that it was a pathetic attempt to avoid family and personal responsibilities. I think it can be enjoy on the level of someone with clear problems of his own doing, doing something spectacular, despite his true sad motivation.
    How many great accomplishments were done simply because someone wanted to avoid something unpleasant so they threw themselves into something impractical with reckless abandon? "I'm pickle rick!" is this human trait in its ultimate expression. The sheer joy he expresses when he's shouting this is honestly catchy and inspiring. It is escapism at it's finest and I enjoy it because of that not despite it.

  • brad meek
    brad meek 4 months ago

    Failure yes
    But awesome none the less

  • liquidminds
    liquidminds 4 months ago

    Slow down... You could have made that a 20min video without adding any text if you just slowed down a bit. It's not a race, you're trying to make a point. Breathe every once in a while.
    edit: 0.5x and 0.75x speed work though... a lot easier to follow.

  • Max Nyström
    Max Nyström 4 months ago

    2020 the dudebros Jock version the big bang theroy Will come

  • Max Nyström
    Max Nyström 4 months ago

    Same With josh hadley

  • Max Nyström
    Max Nyström 4 months ago

    I want see moviebob die of aids

  • Dohimself
    Dohimself 4 months ago

    I slowed down the speed to x.75...

  • Ran Mckalser
    Ran Mckalser 4 months ago

    watching rick and morty high is a meme, and if you don't, I double dog dare you to.

  • Spin-chan Art
    Spin-chan Art 4 months ago

    That's where you're wrong:
    He's being the usual rick, blowing things up and making amazing sci-fi but in the end he decides to grow some balls and go where he really doesn't want to go.
    *_We all feel sometimes like we'd rather go kill dragons instead of facing our social/emotional obstacles, and that's what this episode is about: showing us how irrational this we're being._*
    It's not trying to tell us that rick is pathetic, but that he's finally facing things he ran away from for decades.

  • John Karavitis
    John Karavitis 4 months ago

    Great video! Look out for my chapter in the upcoming "Rick and Morty and Philosophy"!

  • Nathaniel Whitman
    Nathaniel Whitman 4 months ago

    Here I was thinking that the "Pickle Rick" episode was metaphor after not-so-metaphor for alcoholism.

  • Max Orbit
    Max Orbit 4 months ago


  • William Cozart
    William Cozart 4 months ago

    Mr. Poopy Butthole

  • simenhw
    simenhw 4 months ago

    SLOW DOWN! Otherwise good content.

  • Daniel Johnson
    Daniel Johnson 4 months ago

    So you are saying it means exactly what I thought it meant.

  • Patante
    Patante 4 months ago

    Rick and Morty fans who say Rick and Morty are only for smart people are probably, if not truly, the dumbest low IQ people on this planet.
    It's a freaking cartoon, people. A damn good one. But these so called "people" that go around parading themselves as: "I'm smart cause I understand Rick and Morty" are the same retards that went all batshit crazy over effing szechuan sauce at McDonalds by acting and proving their retardness in public WHILE FILMING THEMSELVES AND POSTING THEIR RAGE OVER THE INTERNET.
    I hate Rick and Morty hardcore fans... almost just as much as I hate hardcore Star Wars fans.
    They're just shows and movies, people. Get over it.