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The joke is that the Principal is saying his name has "no relation" to the body part. He is constantly attempting to clarify that his last name is "not a joke" and that it's a real, "possibly Scandanavian" last name.


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TL;DR: It appears that Uncle Steve was the first parasite, and we also know how the parasites got into the house: Rick inadvertently brought them in. In episode 202 - Mortynight Run - we see Rick loading his spaceship with green rocks. Note the pink nodules on the rocks - they are, as co-creator (and the voice of Rick and Morty) Justin Roiland pointed ...


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It's Cronenberg, named after director David Cronenberg. The word/name Cronenberg is a reference to Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, actor, and director David Cronenberg. This is due to the fact that Cronenberg is one of the originators of the "body horror" genre in which the style of filmmaking explores people's fears of bodily transformation and ...


37

When people who have the same (or similar) name as someone famous introduce themselves, they will often get questions as to whether they're related. Think if an American was named Richard Clinton, or Travis Trump. After a while they will anticipate these questions, and as part of their self-introduction just state flat-out that they aren't related to that ...


33

The joke isn't really supposed to mean anything, and was simply something Dan Harmon inserted into the script to make the other writers laugh, but fully expected it to be removed by the network. He forgot the network was Adult Swim, where jokes of this nature are pretty much allowed, and the showrunner is Justin Roiland, who's totally fine with this type of ...


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Yes. This is discussed by the creator of Rick and Morty in the Back To The Future documentary that was released recently. See the Wikipedia article on Rick And Morty. The series has its origins in an animated parody of Back to the Future created by Roiland for film festival Channel 101.


22

That Episode Doesn't Exist (yet) Before the start of Season 3 of Rick and Morty Justin Roiland was asked about Cthulhu episode being featured on Rick and Morty according to NME The trio were also asked if season 3 will feature the Cthulhu monster which was seen in the opening sequence of the show, but Roiland chose to “plead the fifth” on that. However, ...


20

A quick review of episodes shows that we haven't seen this creature before. From the fact that it begins the episode in stasis, it can be inferred that this creature has been in stasis for some time the creature appears to be in distress when unfrozen We can assume that the creature was placed in stasis to pause the pain this may have been Rick's fault (...


20

It's a play on several tropes, namely No Time To Explain, Oh Crap!, and Don't Ask, Just Run. Rather than get into the details of why it's so terrible, Rick, who's the only character present that's safe to assume would know why the planet is so terrible, simply hurries everyone back onto the ship to go to the third and final planet. What makes the scene ...


19

This is a running theme in season 3 (and in the series as a whole): The family is becoming jaded by Rick's shenanigans. Remember how Morty was frightened and hysterical when Rick told him he's going to nuke the world in the pilot? Well, now he's nonchalantly defusing the Neutrino bomb that Rick has built in Vindicators 3, commenting angrily that this ...


17

Very simply put: It freaks Rick out (with no needed explanation why). This seems to be the intended explanation, as: Morty and Summer are shown to like cob world (and its food), which lets the viewer "accept" cob world as a viable world to live in. If Rick freaked out before anyone liked the world, the viewer would have assumed cob world to not be viable. ...


16

At the end of Rick Potion #9, after they leave the Cronenberg world and go to a new dimension Rick says It's not like we can do this every week, anyways. We get three or four more of these, tops. So it's not easy to simply find a new dimension which is an exact copy, except them dying. This also seems to be a comment from the creators of the show. This ...


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It's a Cronenberg baby from the earth that Rick and Morty left behind. You can tell because it has a human skeleton and looks similar to the other Cronenbergs. My guess is Rick froze it to try to find a way to reverse the Cronenberg mutation, but unable to do so, he now puts it out of its misery.


13

If you put cesium in water, it explodes. Google "cesium in water" to find plenty of videos about it. The point being that, it is known that cesium+water=explosion. Being a scientist, Rick knew this. When he is telling Morty the ingredients, and then Morty immediately finds them all, Rick says (sarcastically) "Wow Morty, lucky break," as if he is not at all ...


12

If time was truly frozen, how could it be possible for mildew to grow? If time was truly completely frozen, how could they breathe or even move if the air particles were frozen? Therefore, we must assume that more than just Rick, Morty, and Summer were unfrozen; a protective radius around them during the initial time freeze would have also affected the ...


10

The only significance I could find is that C-137 is Caesium-137, a radioactive isotope that is also the most dangerous byproduct of a plutonium explosion. This could be a coincidence, and the actual abbreviation for Caesium is Cs, and it has not been confirmed by official sources, and is merely a potential point of significance. As for in-universe, ...


10

Because of pure spite. Rick had agreed to come to family therapy then changed himself into a pickle to try to evade it and not go. Then lied about it. And about the syringe. Beth caught him lying. And repeatedly gave him a chance to come clean. Rick didn't. Beth was basically thinking: "Fine.You turned yourself into pickle so you could stay home. Now ...


9

1. Every Rick is born equal, but not every Rick is currently equal. Ricks are all as smart as eachother, because they were the same at birth. However, their vastly different lives have created differences between them, which leads to cast differences between the Ricks as we know them. You see the same happen to Morty. The "cop Morty" has become indifferent ...


9

I always understood it as a reference to "not being a pussy". Thus he is saying his name is not a reference to his character.


8

I have a feeling that the creature was the original Morty. The Morty that Rick started with. If you remember the Council of Ricks gives Rick a replacement Morty coupon to apologise for accusing him of killing the other Ricks. This tells us that Mortys die regularly enough for that to be a 'thing'. Rick is the pure equivalent of chaotic evil. That doesn't ...


8

The other answer is correct, but is not sufficient for this particular episode. It's true that Rick cannot infinitely jump dimensions. However, in this episode, he reveals that it was his (backup) plan to do exactly that. Rick is willing and capable of jumping dimensions in this episode, which he explicitly confirms. So why doesn't he? The answer is Morty. ...


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Morty mutates Ethan with the Morphizer-XE We do not actually see this until after the credits; the Rick and Morty Wikia summarise the scene quite well: In a post-credits scene, a mutated Ethan is seen walking home, presumably by Morty for hurting Summer and as a lesson in shallowness. The three tech support aliens spot him, but decide not to help due to ...


6

There are several plausible possibilities considering that the Season Two finale, The Wedding Squanchers, confirms that Bird Person knows Tammy to be a human. Any spoiler spaces below refer to this episode. It is entirely possible that, as you say, Bird Person is "punking" Morty, but given that Bird Person respects Rick, he has treated Morty kindly during ...


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I'm convinced it was left vague on purpose. A recurring theme in the show is to hint at potential plot points in the future, while leaving the possibility open that it is just ignored. Dan Harmon has stated before that they don't really plan out the future details well in advance. They leave multiple different options open until the time comes to use a ...


5

The more I look at the episode, the more I think there could be something to the theory that it is either Rick's original Morty or another family member. The first time we see it, Jerry picks it up in the middle of his argument with Beth and asks, while holding it, if Rick will just go live with "his other family" (rent free). From a storytelling standpoint,...


5

I'd say he's just content and relaxed. As shown in the previous scene (and the rest of the episode), Rick is just enjoying his time in an immortality resort where he's perfectly safe, can catch up with some old friends, have a drink or two and go on a ride. While he's unimpressed with Jerry's story (script idea\dream?), when Jerry says they'll put a pin in ...


5

The Ethan that was morphized is not the Ethan that hosted Anatomy Park. Anatomy Park occurred in episode 3 of season 1. Later on, at the end of episode 6 (Rick Potion #9), we sort of stop tracking this Ethan. As a result, the Ethan that is morphasized is not the Ethan that hosts Anatomy Park. In turn, the two have no bearing on each other. If the real ...


4

Earlier in the episode, the conversation with the alien with his daughter and Jerry, it's implied Rick only wants to create a cure for his own financial gain. The purpose of the frozen creature was to show that Rick loved this creature, and was trying to cure it. He's not keeping the creature trapped purely out of greed and selfishness. That was the entire ...


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Rick and Beth's backstory has been kept vague by intention, so we can't give you an accurate answer. However, there are things worth noting: Rick could have invented the whole thing. However, it seems to fit the show's general theme if the fake story has at least a grain of truth in it. Rick's fake story seems to be the first teaser; maybe Season 3 will ...


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