Rick and Morty: Season 1 (2013 - 2014)


Season 1
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Rick and Morty zaps onto screens and makes an instant impression with its vivid splashes of color, improvisational voice acting, and densely-plotted science fiction escapades -- bringing a surprising amount of heart to a cosmically heartless premise.

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Critic Ratings: 28

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User Ratings: 2281

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Episodes

Air date: Dec 2, 2013

Rick moves in with his daughter's family and establishes himself as a bad influence on his grandson, Morty.

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Air date: Dec 9, 2013

Rick helps Jerry out with the dog, broh. Don't even trip about this episode, because they also incept Goldenfold. (Guest starring Rob Paulsen and Jess Harnell)

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Air date: Dec 16, 2013

On a special Christmas episode, Rick and Morty try to save the life of a homeless man. Meanwhile, Jerry's parents visit, and the family bonds. (Guest Starring Dana Carvey and John Oliver)

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Air date: Jan 13, 2014

Rick and Morty try to get to the bottom of a mystery in this M. Night Shamyaloin style twistaroony of an episode! (Guest Starring David Cross)

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Air date: Jan 20, 2014

Rick provides the family with a solution to their problems, freeing him up to go on an adventure led by Morty. Sounds good, better record this one, broh!

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Air date: Jan 27, 2014

Rick helps Morty win over the girl of his dreams in this one, broh. Fist bump me, broh.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2014

Morty convinces Rick to buy him a sexy robot. Guess what tho? Trouble happens, dog. (Guest starring Claudia Black and Richard Christy)

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Air date: Mar 17, 2014

Rick hacks the cable box to allow access to TV from multiple realities. But guess what, broh? Jerry, Beth, and Summer are focused on one of Rick's other inventions. They don't care, broh.

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Air date: Mar 24, 2014

Rick goes to battle with the devil, and Summer gets upset about it, broh. Plus Jerry and Morty hang out, broh! (Guest starring Alfred Molina, Nolan North, and Rich Fulcher)

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Air date: Apr 7, 2014

Rick has a run in with some old associates, resulting in a fallout with Morty. You got any chips, broh?

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Tv Season Info

Mad scientist Rick Sanchez moves in with his daughter's family after disappearing for 20 years and involves them in his wacky adventures in this animated comedy.

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Critic Reviews for Rick and Morty Season 1

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (13)

Harmon and Roiland want to deny us all of our comfortable psychosocial poles by forcing us to reside, as viewers, in the same sort of ambiguous head-space the Internet and popular culture forces us to reside in anyway.

Feb 13, 2019 | Full Review…

On a pure episode-to-episode level, few shows can match the intricate plot machinations that send its two heroes to strange new corners of distant planets and suburbia alike.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Rick and Morty... works because the writers' free associations are unexpected but somehow logical.

Nov 27, 2013 | Full Review…

It has transformed into not only one of the sharpest, most surreal, nerdy comedies on television, but also a treatise on storytelling and world-building.

Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…

I would not recommend watching it while eating, but beyond that I've been enjoying it tremendously so far for its imagination, for its emotional/philosophical consistency, for the excellent voice work,, and for the balls-out comedy of it.

Feb 13, 2019 | Full Review…

This show is amazing. I have never laughed so hard in my life as I have while watching this show.

May 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Weird it does indeed get, and weird I hope it shall stay. This show could be a top-rate crossover hit.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Rick and Morty is, eight times in ten, a black-hearted grotesquery... And after 11 episodes, I am more invested in its world and characters than any adult comedy of the last few years.

Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Between the earnestness of the characters and how lovingly detailed the expansive universe is, this show watches as a multi-episode ode to pop culture itself. Yet it never crosses into meta territory.

Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…

A bonkers adventure through space and time that has as much delightfully crude humor as you would expect from an Adult Swim series, but at least twice as much heart.

Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Each and every episode is the funniest thing you've ever seen and also the smartest and also the darkest and also the weirdest. And that's what science fiction at its best truly is.

Feb 13, 2019 | Full Review…

There's a hint of Futurama here, but it's a darker and far more foul world, much to our enjoyment.

Feb 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rick and Morty: Season 1

  • 3d ago
    An absolute banger of a first season. Inventive narratives, fun set pieces, and solid comedy set this show apart from the rest.
  • May 30, 2021
    This is possibly the greatest adult animated show that I've ever seen. The characters are great, the animation is flawless and the soundtrack is amazing. I've rewatched the first season several times, and it never got boring!
  • May 27, 2021
    One of the best animated comedy i've watched
  • May 18, 2021
    wubba lubba dub dub!!
  • Apr 21, 2021
    Starts off with limits, evolves
  • Apr 18, 2021
    Still remember how this season completely blew my mind when i saw it, so innovative, fresh, smart and funny!
  • Apr 03, 2021
    Too much going on to be enjoyed per each episode that audience keeps on climaxing until the season is over.
  • Mar 31, 2021
    The burping and asterisk pupils are really annoying in season one, but gladly got better later on. The writing is already on point, but also already dated, considering how old the show is. The animation and drawing are a bit sloppy, but that's to be expected for the first season of a new animated show. All in all the least re-watchable episodes of an otherwise very rewatchable show.
  • Mar 13, 2021
    It comes with an unorthodox theme. A raunchy super minded scientist and a galactic alien space theme crunched into his daughter's family on earth. Now thats fresh material that you can do a lot with. This is an adult cartoon that they pull off flawlessly without ever being boring and always improvising each episode with new topics, and character's , emotion and humour as well as exciting adventure. You don't see adult cartoons with bang like this everyday.
  • Feb 06, 2021
    It took my friends a year to make me watch this show. I was suspicious because of the art style. Whatever negative you may have heard about the show forget it the show is just plain good.

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