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Sex & Nudity

  • Rated TV-14 for intensely suggestive dialogue, strong coarse language, intense sexual situations, and intense violence.
  • Rated TV-MA for crude indecent language
  • A lot of sex related humor, most of it will most likely go over younger viewers heads. There are many instances of objects/monsters resembling genitalia (primarily testicles or penises). No nudity (except rear-ends), all instances of characters being naked or revealing are censored by blurring or by other objects in the scene.
  • In the Pilot, Morty has a daydream that a female classmate shows him her breasts and asks him to touch them. No visible nudity, but the sound of Morty touching her breasts is heard.
  • In one episode Beth mentions that they wanted an abortion when Beth was pregnant with Summer, but they got a flat tyre on the way, so they didn't.
  • In one episode Jerry says he has an erection the size of an east coast lighthouse
  • Rick says to an alien that he made the carbon in his mother's ovaries, the alien then says he didn't ask to be born
  • In one episode the phrase 'someone's gonna get laid in college' is used 3 times

Violence & Gore

  • 9.5/10
  • The opening includes a scene from episode 6, Jerry shooting mutants and causing their heads to explode.
  • Episode 1 - Pilot: Morty is shoved against his locker and threatened with a knife by the school bully. Rick appears and freezes the bully solid. Moments later, he is knocked over and shatters. In the next scene, Beth is shown in an operating room performing surgery on a horse. Morty breaks his legs in several places and is shown writhing in pain on the ground. There is also a chase scene in which several background characters are injured and/or killed while Rick and Morty flee from aliens with guns. Morty shoots several of the aliens, killing them. The episode ends with Morty writhing on the ground in pain again.
  • Episode 2 - Lawnmower Dog: Jerry is shown rubbing Morty's dog's face into urine on the carpet. Rick and Morty attempt to hi-jack an airplane and are attacked by Mr. Goldenfold first using Wheat Thins as throwing stars and then switching to automatic guns. A centaur attempts to execute Rick and Morty with a spear. Scary Terry decapitates a little girl, separates a centaur's human and horse halves, and shreds Mrs. Pancakes with his sword-fingers, then transforms into a rocket and blows up Mr. Goldenfold (no blood is shown). Snowball rubs Jerry's face into a puddle of urine. Dogs in mech-suits are seen taking over the United States. It is implied they have forcefully neutered a large percentage of the humans.
  • Episode 3 - Anatomy Park: A majority of the episode happens inside of the body of a man named Ruben, with a lot of visible blood, organs, and other viscera. When Hepatitis A attacks, a man attempts to kill it with an automatic gun. He later attempts to deal with Tuberculosis in the same manner, damaging Ruben's lungs. A different man is forcefully ejected from the body by Ruben's coughing, stripping away his clothing and skin until he disintegrates. When Gonorrhea attacks, the man with the guns causes an explosion in order to destroy it. Shortly afterward he takes a girl hostage, causing Morty to attack him, and then he falls to his death. Another man is crushed/washed away by a flood of feces (not shown). The body of Ruben begins decaying and falling apart with Morty and crew still inside. An E. Coli outbreak kills Dr. Bloom (off-screen). Hepatitis A attacks again, but is killed by Hepatitis C. Rick places explosives inside Ruben's body and then enlarges him. His gigantic body explodes over the United States, causing blood and tissue to rain down.
  • Episode 5 - Meeseeks and Destroy: Violence with implied blood (blue, alien blood) as a result of Morty being molested. There are a few other instances of blood in the episode. A group of non-human beings band together and find weapons in attempt to kill a character, resulting in a hostage situation. 3 characters are melted and killed, traumatizing Morty.
  • Episode 6 - Rick Potion #9: is one of the goriest episodes of the series, as it has Rick and Morty accidentally turn the human race into horrific monsters they deem "Cronenbergs" (as they appear to be body horror, typically associated with David Cronenberg). This episode has an excess of blood and shows humans ripping apart from the inside to turn into horrific monsters, which can be very disturbing to some viewers. Later in the episode Rick and Morty are shown exploding, and it is uncensored with blood splattering all over the room and their bodies mangled. This episode also has a zombie-apocalypse-esque side story in which survivors are using guns to kill the monsters.
  • Episode 7 - Raising Gazorpazorp: Rick murdering aliens, there is some alien blood.
  • Episode 8 - Rixty Minutes: Has multiple brutal moments in the alternate TV and some surgery.
  • Episode 19 - Look Who's Purging Now: The goriest episode of the series with bodies being split in half, crushed, burned, smashed, stabbed, and in a scene a character is thrown down a long flight of stairs and lands on his neck, splitting it in half. Rick is shown to enjoy committing mass genocide in this episode which Morty objects to until he commits manslaughter where he takes out his rage on masses of people and brutally murders them. The episode was rated TV-MA-V in it's first broadcast but however has been changed to a TV-14-LV in subsequent showings.


  • As this is an adult cartoon, expect a lot of swearing.
  • Fuck and sometimes shit is censored on tv adult swim and on Hulu, but on dvd theses words aren't censored.
  • Language ranges from mild to strong.
  • "Bitch" and "shit" are used a few times in some episodes, though "bitch" is used excessively in episode 2. "Damn" and "hell" are used very commonly.
  • The first episode of season 2 has many strong profanities like "shit", "fuck", "pussy", "dick", "bitch", etc -- these profanities appear in almost every episode.
  • In the episode "Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate" the word "nigger" is used in the intro. The word shit is also used a lot uncensored.
  • In the episode "The Ricks Must be Crazy", thousands of aliens flip off Rick and Morty as Rick jokingly tells them all it's a symbol of peace.
  • "fuck" is censored on TV and Hulu, but uncensored on DVD/Bluray
  • "shit" is sometimes censored.
  • Recommended rating: TV-MA-L

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Rick abuses his control over his alcohol problem. He uses alcohol in every episode and is shown drinking frequently.
  • In the first episode, Rick gets off his spaceship and numerous empty bottles of alcohol spills onto the ground, Rick passes out moments later while trying to drink more. This is clear to the audience that Rick is a heavy drinker.
  • It's possible that Rick is drunk throughout the whole show and drinks more alcohol when he feels like it.
  • In episode 11 Rick crushes an unknown foreign drug from another dimension and snorts it, resulting in his hyperactivity. The actual scene is implied and does not show any graphic drug use. At the end of episode 2 Rick is shown with an alien smoking weed.
  • Recommended rating: TV-14

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Suggested age 16+
  • 8/10
  • Monsters and creatures from different universes are presented using bizarre imagery, some episodes include body horror which may be shocking to some viewers. In the episode "Look Who's Purging Now" Rick and Morty are seen showing committing mass genocide and enjoying murdering innocent people.
  • Official certifications are listed below.

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