Rick and Morty (2013– )
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Rick and Morty try to get to the bottom of a mystery.


Jeff Myers, Pete Michels


Justin Roiland (created by), Dan Harmon (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Justin Roiland ... Rick Sanchez / Morty Smith (voice)
Chris Parnell ... Jerry Smith (voice)
Spencer Grammer ... Summer Smith (voice) (credit only)
Sarah Chalke ... Beth Smith (voice)
David Cross ... Prince Nebulon / Radio Voice (voice)
Dan Harmon ... Mr. Marklevitz / Kevin (voice)
Brandon Johnson ... Mr. Goldenfold / Black Mailman (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Alien #2 / Paramedic (voice)
Ryan Ridley ... Alien #1 / Student #1 (voice)
Kari Wahlgren ... Jessica / Cynthia / Hot Woman (voice)


Rick and Morty try to get to the bottom of a mystery.

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13 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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The code for Rick's safe is 1-*-5-3. See more »


Rick tells simulated Morty that the formula for concentrated dark matter is two parts plutonic quarks (pink) and one part cesium (green), but when the aliens attempt to make some for themselves the two chemicals' containers are swapped, reversing the quantities for those compounds, thus incorrectly replicating Rick's recipe. See more »


[Rick and Jerry fly through space in an escape pod after the aliens ostensibly tricked both of them successfully. Visibly dejected, Jerry draws with his finger on the pod's condensed window pane]
Rick: Hey Jerry, don't worry about it.
[Patronizingly puts his hand on Jerry's shoulder]
Rick: So what if the most meaningful day in your life was a simulation operating at minimum compl-
Rick: -exity?
Jerry: You know what, Rick?
[Rick puts out his flask and starts drinking unfazed as Jerry continues talking]
Jerry: Those guys ...
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References Big (1988) See more »


Baker Street
Written by Gerry Rafferty
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The Unbreakable Jerry Smith
14 February 2020 | by southdavidSee all my reviews

The show is hitting its stride now, with the clever science fiction story expertly tying together A and B stories into one satisfactory conclusion.

Rick (Justin Roiland) believes that something is wrong. He and Morty (Justin Roiland) have been pulled into an elaborate computer simulation by an alien species who are trying to learn Rick's secret formula for concentrated Dark Matter, that can be used as rocket fuel. Meanwhile, the aliens have inadvertently also captured Jerry (Chris Parnell) who not only hasn't spotted the simulations flaws, but is having the single best day of his life.

Another great guest start sits at the heart of this episode, David Cross plays Prince Nebulon, leader of the aliens, with his trademark undeserved confidence and passive aggressiveness, he's convinced that this is the time he's finally outwitted the great Rick Sanchez. It's the first of the occasional Rick and Jerry series, that he show chooses to do from time to time. They're a strong double act, mostly because at heart I think Rick cares about his grandson, whereas he merely tolerates Jerry so as to not overly upset the rest of his family and is usually much blunter with him - although they often bond too (though it doesn't last) . There's lots of good humour mined from the simulation and its failings and glitches as well as the lengths Rick will go to prove to Morty that it is a simulation.

Visually, this one's OK. Rick is still drinking, but not belching as much as he was in either the pilot, or last week's episode, at least not until he's properly drunk in the post credits scene.

It's another great episode.

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