Rick and Morty: Season 2 Episode 4 – Total Rickall

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Storyline

The Smith house is locked down after parasites threaten to take over the world by multiplying through flashbacks.

Quotes

[a montage of Rick’s made-up catchphrases]

Rick: Wubba-lubba-dub-dub!

Rick: Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, biatch!

Rick: And that’s the waaaaay the news goes!

Rick: Hit the sack, Jack!

Rick: Uh-oh, somersault jump!

Rick: AIDS!

Rick: And that’s why I always say, “shum-shum-schlippety-dop!”

Rick: Grassssss… tastes bad!

Rick: No jumpin’ in the sewer!

Rick: Burger time!

Rick: Rubber baby bubby bunkers!

Rick: Lick, lick, lick my balls! Ha ha ha, yeah! Say that all the time!

Morty: We all remember you as a friend.

Rick: Oh, really? Well, I remember you as a whiny little piece of shit, Morty.

Morty: Oh, yeah?

Rick: Yeah! I’ve got about a thousand memories of your dumb little ass and about six of them are pleasant. The rest is annoying garbage. So why don’t you do us both a favor and pull the trigger? Do it! Do it, motherfucker! Pull the fucking trigger!

Tinkles: Summer, I’ve always loved you!

Summer: Yep.

[shoots Tinkles]

Rick: We’ve got a lot of friends and family to exterminate.

Rick: Get off the high road Summer. We all got pink eye because you won’t stop texting on the toilet.

Beth: Sorry Jerry, you’re real.

Jerry: [crying] I’m a parasite!

Beth: Yeah… but you’re real.

Summer: [cynical tone] Ooh yeah, shame me. At least when I’m disgusting it’s on purpose.

Pencilvester: [begging] Rick, I’m Pencilvester! Listen to that name! You can’t kill me!

Rick: [crying] You’re right.

[turns to Morty]

Rick: Kill Pencilvester.

Morty: [shoots Pencilvester in the face]

Rick: We’ve got to keep an eye out for any zany wacky characters that pop up.

Mr. Poopybutthole: Ooo, wee, Rick. Whatever you want, we’re here to help.

Rick: Thanks, Mr. Poopybutthole. I always could count on you.

Beth: Dad, why does our house have blast shields?

Rick: Trust me Beth, you don’t want to know how many answers that question has.

Summer: All I have are pictures are of me and my friends from school. What? What teenage girl has pictures of her family? It’s not like we’re Mormon or dying.

Frankenstein: I was on the wrong side of the pitchfork on this one.

Mr. Beauregard: Ah, Master Rick, remember when you weren’t going to shoot me?

Rick: [shoots Mr. Beauregard in the face] I guess Iiii did the butler! Hahaaa! Does that, does that scan?

Ghost in a Jar: Oh, I-I get it. It’s a play on “the butler did it”.

Rick: Thanks Ghost in a Jar. You always were good at pointing out potentially obscure comedy.

[shoots Ghost in a Jar]

References

  • Frankenstein (1931)
    Frankenstein’s monster is one of the Alien Parasites
  • Midnight Cowboy (1969)
    Cousin Nicky’s catchphrase “I’m walkin’ here” and constant mention of being from Brooklyn.
  • Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
    Jerry mentions Chewbacca
  • The Incredible Hulk (1978) (TV Series)
    Mr. Poopybutthole: “Remember the time we got stuck on the elevator after we saw the Hulk musical”
  • Burger Time (1982) (Video Game)
    “Burger time!” is one of Rick’s made-up catchphrases
  • Cocktail (1988)
    Mention by Rick
  • Hello Kitty and Friends (1991) (TV Series)
    Hello Kitty is seen along side with the other Alien Parasites
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
    Photography Raptor reuses the raptor sound effects from this movie
  • Late Night with Conan O’Brien (1993) (TV Series)
    Rick: “What is this 90’s Conan?”
  • Friends (1994) (TV Series)
    Mention by Jerry
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (2000) (Video Game)
    Rick excitedly explains to his family his plan to scalp limited edition The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask Nintendo 3DS systems and get rich.
  • Evolution (2001)
    Alien parasites creatures look alike
  • The Boondocks (2005) (TV Series)
    Morty: “Now we can do this the easy way or we can do this the hard way. The choice is yours.”
  • The Butler Did It (2011) (Short)
    Mention by Rick
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
    Sleepy Gary: “I hear that they are filming the new Star Wars movie right now”

Spoofs

  • Sesame Street (1969) (TV Series)
    One of the Alien Parasites is a parody of Oscar the Grouch.
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    Spoofs the idea of Nazis finding mystical objects.
  • The Care Bears Family (1985) (TV Series)
    Tinkles and her friends are a parody of Care Bears and My Little Pony who takes Summer to a magical world called Never Past Bedtime Land.
  • My Little Pony ‘n Friends (1986) (TV Series)
    Tinkles and her friends are a parody of Care Bears and My Little Pony who takes Summer to a magical world called Never Past Bedtime Land.
  • Total Recall (1990)
    The title of this episode is a pun on this film
  • Family Guy (1999) (TV Series)
    The false memories are set up and delivered very similarly to Family Guy’s famous cutaway gags.

Goofs

  • After Rick shoots “Uncle Steve,” the largest pink blood splatter (on the wall and horse picture) disappears and reappears twice.

 

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