What the Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode Titles Reveal! (Nerdist News w/ Amy Vorpahl)

What the Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode Titles Reveal! (Nerdist News w/ Amy Vorpahl)


– “Rick and Morty” season four episode titles have been revealed, and we’re breaking them down. It’s been about two full years since the last “Rick
and Morty” season aired, and with the knowledge that Adult Swim ordered 70 more episodes of the series, you could say that fans are ready, ready for more adventures forever, ready for 100 years
more of “Rick and Morty” just like Rick said in the pilot episode. – “Rick and Morty” forever and forever, 100 years, “Rick and Morty”, some things. – And now ahead of its
November 10th release, Adult Swim revealed the titles for the first five
episodes of season four, but with this being “Rick and Morty”, they couldn’t resist poking fun at Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and their take on announcement videos. Now it is worth noting that the folks behind “Rick and Morty” claimed that these episode titles
don’t really tell you much. However, one only need look at the titles of episodes from the past to know this is probably bull (beep). Very often, these titles
tie into that episode’s plot like “The Wedding Squanchers”,
“Look Who’s Purging Now”, “Vindicators 3: The Return of
Worldender”, “Anatomy Park”, and the little known,
often-forgotten episode where Rick turns himself
into a pickle, Pickle Rick. – I’m Pickle Rick. – Oh, I’m sorry, was that a thing? In all seriousness, there
are some hints and tidbits from the announcement and the trailer that give us enough runway
to make some educated guesses about what these first five episodes of season four could be about. However, we do have a caveat. With the frenetic nature
of “Rick and Morty”, all of the footage from the trailer could literally all be
from the first episode of the new season. So we could be really, really
off-base with all of this, but like Kyle Hill, we’re just
gonna assume we were right until we aren’t because Nerdist. (upbeat music) So let’s get started with
the first episode title: “Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat.” This is an obvious reference to the Tom Cruise film “Edge of Tomorrow” which, due to some
spectacularly bad marketing, became known by its much better
tagline: live, die, repeat. Since that film and the
manga it was based on is sort of a sci-fi
version of “Groundhog Day” with a person living the
same day over and over, we can expect some sort of play on the repetitious nature
of dying over and over again while trying to complete a task. The obvious choice is
some sort of time travel, but we think that might not
be what’s going on here. “Rick and Morty” creators
Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon are notoriously resistant
to do time travel stories. They have literally left time
travel stuff on the shelf. So how else could this work? Well Rick and Morty are
certainly no stranger to death, across all universes, in fact. Will this episode focus on
one version of them dying and being remade to relive the same event? Or could Ricks and Mortys
from across the multiverse be facing the same crisis? Either would work for us. The second name reveal is
“The Old Man and the Seat.” Of course, referencing Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea.” We think this episode has the most direct evidence in the trailer. When Morty is climbing the rock face, Rick says that he’s the guy
who only has one hover chair. We can see this as an episode where Morty wants to go
on some grand adventure, but Rick in all his Rickness wants to be as lazy as possible, choosing to do everything
from his hover chair. Could this be the episode that Morty gets the final stamp on the
Morty Adventure Stamp Card? It seems likely. Next up is “One Crew
Over the Crewcoo’s Morty” which references Ken Kasey’s seminal novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” We bet you thought we were only
going to reference the film. Nope, we’re book nerds too. Awh. We have to admit there truly
is not much in this title, but obviously the word
crew is the key here. Will this episode take place in the framing device of
a psychiatric hospital? Could this be the episode where Rick is forced to use magic
instead of technology? Or could the crew be Morty
and the alien app creator voiced by Taika Waititi? We’re not sure, but we’re leaning towards the psychiatric mind game
aspect dealing with magic. – You know what, you’re right. I could get used to this magic stuff. – The next episode is “Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim’s Morty.” This, of course, is a
play on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” from
executive produce Dick Wolf. Outside of a courtroom drama, there’s not much to go on with this, and we could see an equal chance of this being either the magic episode or the app creation episode. However, if we had to wager,
we think this is where Professor Mr. Poopybutthole might drop by. – Owee. – And the final of the five episodes is “Rattlestar Ricklactica”, an obvious nod to “Battlestar Galactica.” we think this episode will include the stuff we’ve seen
in space in the trailer like when Rick tells his lab
coat to rip off Dr. Strange or when Morty accidentally
shoots Gearhead in the face, I’m sorry, Revolio
Clockberg Jr. in the face, which, if so, means this
is also where we will probably see all of the Mr. Meeseeks running rampant on the ground. Whether this episode features a full-fledged space battle
like “Battlestar Galactica”, well that remains to be seen. Of course, even though Adult Swim joked on their Instagram post, is there anything more
exciting than episode titles, we have to admit it’s
definitely got us wondering what is in store for season four when it drops on November 10th. But what do you folks think? Which episode title is your favorite? What do you wanna see in season for? And who is your favorite side character: Professor Mr. Poopybutthole,
Mr. Meeseeks, or Gearhead? I’m sorry again, Revolio
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37 thoughts on “What the Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode Titles Reveal! (Nerdist News w/ Amy Vorpahl)

  1. You know there's a chance that the writers only gave us the titles to mess with us.
    It could be that the actual episodes have no similarities (not even something close to a whole similarity) to do with whatever the titles are referencing.

  2. Come on Nerdist, complete missed opportunity when Amy said you’re book nerds too you should have cut to a scene of 1Ton’s hand puppet from the animated The Tick series yelling READ A BOOK! 😁

  3. I'm looking forward to all of them, tbh, but I will admit to being particularly excited about the "Rick using magic episode".

    Um, Mr. Poppypants is most likely my favorite side character.

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