Rick and Morty is a truly special animated series that manages to blend scatological, random and ridiculous source material, yet sucker punches viewers with sincerely cynical moments of familial warmth. It's surprising, refreshing, and unlike anything else that's been on TV before, despite starting off as a spoof of the beloved Back to the Future franchise.
Naturally, because it's such a cherished piece of entertainment, people love sharing memes about the show.
These Rick and Morty memes will make you laugh:
1. You can take almost any scene from the series, and repurpose it.
Like this meme that takes the time Rick created a tiny robot who desires to know the purpose of his existence, only to be let down horribly by the truth. Kind of like Microsoft Edge or Safari.
2. The show's chock-full of catchphrases too.
Like Rick's impromptu "Gettin' Schwifty" track that contains lyrics that are honestly not that much more thoughtful than a lot of popular songs.
3. If you ever need a poster boy for awkwardness and social anxiety...
...then Jerry's your man. The guy is such a dumb, insecure, and vulnerable character that it's impossible to not identify with him at times. Like when you rehearse a conversation in your head, only for it to fall flat whenever your big "moment" comes to say what you really feel.
4. The show's got a really nihilistic view on existence in general.
And even when it's trying to avoid being nihilistic, it still manages to have a pretty bleak outlook. But all of that doom and gloom and depression can be a bit tiring at times, which is why even the most hopeless of us like to fake being happy sometimes. So maybe send this meme to a grumpy friend who can't be bothered to leave their house.
5. Progress, progress, progress.
You can find inspiration in the most unlikely of places sometimes, like looking at the very humble beginnings of one of the world's most popular cartoon franchises right now.
6. Rick's penchant for getting excited over seemingly insane ideas, is all too relatable.
Plus, when you have no intention of stopping yourself from carrying out your terrible ideas, doesn't it make you feel a lot better when you make light of this self-destructive phenomenon by associating this mania with a beloved cartoon character? Hyuk hyuk!
7. Having a jerk on your side can prove useful.
I guess it's kind of like Stockholm Syndrome - when said A-holes are nice to you, you know it's most probably genuine so you don't take it for granted. Plus, if anyone else is mean to you, they've got no problems throwing down on your behalf because they've had so much practice.
8. Fans of the show will know that Morty's blank stare isn't so blank...
Like when he realized he was all of a sudden a father to a fast-growing alien lifeform with an insane temperament after spending an inordinate amount of time with a space sex doll. Great episode.
9. How do you do, fellow kids?
For anyone who's ever been told that they were an old soul, or felt like they were "over" typical high school BS while still in highschool, then this meme is for you.
10. Who knew that Rick and Morty would have so much in common with Lil Wayne?
That betrayal of Birdperson (coincidentally, Lil Wayne's father's rapper's moniker is Birdman) by Tammy, who was actually a Galactic Federation was an insane turn of events, and all too relatable when it comes to matters of the heart.
11. When we were kids, adults always seemed like these magical beings.
But when you are a grown-up, you can't even believe you're doing half of the things that you're doing, and each step into a new arena of life feels like a frightening adventure. So what better character meme than a Jerry one to encapsulate this feeling?
12. Sunglasses emojis are the highest level of coolness one can obtain.
If you're doing anything that detracts from you becoming that emoji, then you really need to check yourself before you wreck yourself.
13. Use this whenever people start arguing about which politician sucks less than the other.
With the upcoming election, there's probably going to be tons of arguments from different political pundits. At the end of the day, all of that pomp and circumstance on social media will do little to affect the election, unless you start spreading Fake News.
14. Joke's on you, loser.
"I feel nothing and while I realize that this is an unhealthy way to go about things I've become so indifferent to it by this point that 'nothing' has become my default emotion. Or something like that."
15. Don't you hate when that happens?
You always wake up right in the middle of the best part too because the garbage men working the trash truck can't help themselves. Thanks a lot, Borough of Rutherford.
16. Focus on science.
This is the kind of pep talk you need to give yourself when you're down in the dumps over a failed relationship. For me, "science" is eating copious amounts of Cool Ranch Doritos.
17. I don't like saying, "I told you so, but..."
Is there any better feeling than this? Gloating with evidence is right up there with tasting Nutella for the first time.
Oh, what, you don't like Christopher Nolan's masterpiece that was based off of a Ducktales comic? Then you must be DUMB.
19. A relevant meme for every Instabragger out there.
Remember what I was saying about the show having a treasure trove of catch phrases? This is a great one, especially to sock it to people who won't stop gloating about their accomplishments. Pipe down and just let your work speak for itself, nerd.