Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Rick and Morty - Rattlestar Ricklactica

"Rattlestar Ricklactica" dials up the crazy when events to fix something go horribly wrong. In the main story, Morty (Justin Roiland) is bitten by a space snake when ignoring his grandfather's orders to stay in the car. Realizing the snake astronaut's death will have repurcussions on a world of snakes (that produces some pretty good Snake Jazz) leads Morty to dress up an Earth snake and return him to the planet starting a series of events leading to time traveling snakes, snake Terminators, and all kinds of carnage. The episode's B-story centers around Jerry getting into trouble when Rick (Roiland) decides to help by decreasing Jerry's (Chris Parnell) mass so he can put up Christmas lights without killing himself. The result? Jerry almost kills himself.

Although much of the episode feels more like a prolonged bit than a fully thought-out storyline, there's quite a bit to enjoy in the bizarre rabbit hole of the snake planet including Snake Terminators, a snake mecha, Snake versions of Hitler and Abraham Lincoln, and Snake World 1985. As for Jerry, the funniest moment of the B-story comes from Rick's realization that Jerry's inability to properly wear shoes may lead to his son-in-law's death. Poor Jerry.

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