Watching the absolutely brilliant ‘Rick and Morty’ was nothing short of a TV viewing revelation for me. It completely changed the way I would come to choose and view the shows that would later become a part of my watchlist, and has somewhat influenced my taste in the kind of comedy and sci-fi I view. You come out of a typical Rick and Morty episode either surprised, shocked, guffawing, often times disgusted too, but mostly just marveling at how effortlessly put together it all seems, and scratching your head on all the jargon it throws at you at lightning speed, in the name of philosophy, technology, relationships, religion, politics, sci-fi and life itself, in the words of the very rise Rick Sanchez, who, discerning as it may be for a cynic, stands right most of the time.
That precisely, I believe, is a true victory for the show. The show operates in multiple timelines, galaxies and dimensions, yet the deepest problems they face are also the most human. Morty and Summer’s insecurity at school and in life, looking at their parents go through a rough marriage, which in turn dials back to Beth having to be at the helm of Rick’s abandonment issues in her childhood. It’s all thankfully delivered with a good bit of fun, and a ton of other zany, memorable characters thrown in, that really add the extra edge to the show. What’s also surprising is that most characters are also voiced by the duo of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, the co-creators of the show. How one comes up with absolutely brilliant stuff like this, write all the brilliant characters populating your script, make them funny yet zany and resonant, AND voice them too is beyond me. But, as long as we are being delivered top quality entertainment from Adult Swim, we’re all for it. Having already ranked the best episodes on the series, here we delve into all Rick and Morty characters that make the show awesome and try to rank them. Happy reading! (And viewing!) Needless to say, everything following this contains spoilers and will make little to no sense if you haven’t watched the show. By the way, which Rick and Morty character are you? Who do you think should top the list?
15. Summer Smith
Summer is literally every typical high school white girl parodied in animation. While her speech, mannerisms, body language, and the voice acting are spot on, it’s her growth as a character on the show to so much more than what an initial impression gives away is what keeps me invested in Summer as a character. She can be funny, exceptionally practical in situations even Rick sometimes fails to, simply an acceptance seeking teenager, or a bright spot in a family of nitwits (except Rick, of course). Her scenes where she confronts the fact that she was an unplanned child, and the way she chooses to deal with it among an increasingly dysfunctional family, from the strongest moments for her as a character in my opinion.
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14. Beth Smith