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Why does Principal Vagina say, "no relation" after introducing himself?

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 ...
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What's the meaning of 'Cronenbourg' in the Rick and Morty episode Rick Potion No. 9?

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 ...
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Why does Principal Vagina say, "no relation" after introducing himself?

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 ...
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Explanation for the "puffy vagina" line/joke?

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 ...
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Is Rick and Morty satire/parody of Doc Brown and Marty McFly?

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 ...
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Why is Cthulhu featured in the introduction of Rick and Morty but not in any episodes?

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 ...
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What does Rick kill in 'Auto Erotic Assimilation'

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 ...
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Why isn't Rick's family bothered by his nudity?

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 ...
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What does Rick kill in 'Auto Erotic Assimilation'

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 ...
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Why does Rick risk his life in "Get Schwifty"

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. ...
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Was that actually the recipe for concentrated dark matter?

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. ...
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Why is Rick and Morty's dimension called "C-137"?

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 ...
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Does Beth leave or stay with the family?

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 ...
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What does Memory Rick mean when he refers to Beth in "Rickternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mort"?

The conversation implies Rick is not living with the same daughter Beth he begat, and that Rick's Beth is dead. Whether Rick is living with a cloned Beth (prior to the deliberate Beth cloning in ...
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Why doesn't Beth just bring Pickle Rick to therapy in S3E3 "Pickle Rick"?

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 ...
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Why won't unhappy Ricks just leave the Citadel of Ricks?

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 ...
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Why does Principal Vagina say, "no relation" after introducing himself?

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.
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Why does Rick risk his life in "Get Schwifty"

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) ...
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What does Rick kill in 'Auto Erotic Assimilation'

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 ...
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What does Morty do to Summer's ex boyfriend?

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 ...
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What is the status of Anatomy Park after Ethan gets "morphized" by Morty

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 ...
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How does courier flaps mistakenly ships Jerry to Birdperson on S2E10

You don't get it because you understand that Rick was asking a question to Jerry. The courier, however, took the words at face value and listened for command it was capable of responding to. Rick: (...
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What does Rick kill in 'Auto Erotic Assimilation'

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 ...
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Why does Rick smile when Jerry says he's gonna go take a leak in S03E05?

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 ...
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Why is Rick and Morty's dimension called "C-137"?

There has been no reason given for the name. Given the naming format, it stands to reason that all dimensions are labeled used a default naming scheme, rather than each dimension having a personalized ...
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Why would Principal Vagina interpret "moon stuff" that way?

Principal Vagina was just really confused. You can tell he is trying to make sense of what Morty is saying. A student telling you he's "up to something" and "from the moon" doesn't really make a lot ...
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Evil Morty's speech with "sinister overtones"?

Like any speech or conversation tone depends on the audience and the speaker's intentions. Most political speeches are indeed pleasant to the ears of the listeners because the speakers are often ...
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How much of Rick's backstory in S3E1 was real?

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 ...
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What does Rick kill in 'Auto Erotic Assimilation'

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 ...
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