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The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time 

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Updated May 22, 2020 8.7k votes 1.2k voters 12.6k views 40 items

Are you ready to get schwifty? Rick and Morty season 4 premiered fall of 2019 and returned for the second half in 2020, so we're ranking the best episodes of Rick and Morty that have been released so far, with the help of your votes. If someone asked you what your favorite episode of Rick and Morty is, what would you say? We want you to answer that question by voting up the top Rick and Morty episodes below, and voting down any episodes that you didn't enjoy as much (although every episode is amazing). That's the fun of this list - other sources might have a list of all Rick and Morty episodes, but you probably can't vote for your favorites and watch them climb higher on the poll.

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The Ricklantis Mixup is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
The Ricklantis Mixup

Original Airing: September 10, 2017

Season 3, Episode 7

Atlantis, here we come broh! A nice self contained episode about Atlantis! Rick and Morty head to Atlantis. Meanwhile, the Citadel of Ricks undergoes major changes under new leadership.

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Total Rickall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Total Rickall

Original Airing: August 16, 2015

Season 2, Episode 4

Meeting new friends; Morty goes ballistic. Trapped inside the house with an ever-increasing number of parasitic alien shape-shifters capable of altering memories, an uncertain Rick and the Smiths search for a way to determine which of them are real.

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The Rickshank Rickdempti... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
The Rickshank Rickdemption

Original Airing: April 1, 2017

Season 3, Episode 1

The family deals with stuff in this one broh. What's Rick gonna do? This is a real episode right here broh. The Smith family tries to cope without Rick, which is painful enough on its own without taking into consideration the stifling rules put into place by the Federation. Meanwhile Rick's past is finally revealed as he attempts to get out of his prison

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Pickle Rick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Pickle Rick

Original Airing: August 6, 2017

Season 3, Episode 3

It's family therapy time in this one broh. Classic stuff. Pickle Rick, too. 

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Meeseeks and Destroy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 5, Season: Rick and Morty - Season 1

Original Airing: Jan 20 2014

Season 1, Episode 5

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! And when Morty thinks Rick's adventures are too dangerous, he challenges Rick to let him lead one instead.

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The Ricks Must Be Crazy ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
The Ricks Must Be Crazy

Original Airing: August 30, 2015

Season 2, Episode 6

Rick forgets to check his oil, and must repair his car. Rick and Morty travel inside the car's battery, where Morty discovers Rick has created a universe containing sentient life solely to produce power for him. Meanwhile, Summer must deal with being locked in the car with Rick's overzealous security system.

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Close Rick-counters of t... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 10, Season: Rick and Morty - Season 1

Original Airing: April 7, 2014

Season 1, Episode 10

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

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Rixty Minutes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 8, Season: Rick and Morty - Season 1

Original Airing: March 17, 2014

Season 1, Episode 8

When Rick hooks up the family's tv receiver with reality-tv shows from alternate dimensions, and allows them to see themselves in different versions of their lives, they begin to wonder what they have, and more importantly - what could have been. Rick hacks the cable box, but the family are distracted by another one of his inventions.

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Rick Potion #9 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 6, Season: Rick and Morty - Season 1

Original Airing: Jan 27 2014

Season 1, Episode 6

Rick provides Morty with a love potion to get Jessica. The serum backfires & Rick's attempt to fix things creates Cronenberg inspired monsters. Rick is okay with it but Morty feels partly responsible for creating a living nightmare.

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Morty's Mind Blowers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Morty's Mind Blowers

Original Airing: September 17, 2017

Season 3, Episode 8

Morty's memories are restored and we learn the truth in this one, broh. 

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The Wedding Squanchers ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
The Wedding Squanchers

Original Airing: October 4, 2015

Season 2, Episode 10

Birdperson is getting married and invites the Smith family to the wedding.

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Mortynight Run is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Mortynight Run

Original Airing: August 2, 2015

Season 2, Episode 2

Morty tries to save a life. Rick teaches Morty to drive while leaving Jerry at a popular day care made just for him. Morty's conscience has him hunt down an assassin rather than spending the day at an alien arcade.

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Auto Erotic Assimilation... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Auto Erotic Assimilation

Original Airing: August 9, 2015

Season 2, Episode 3

Rick becomes emotional; Beth and Jerry are hard on each other. Rick gets emotionally invested when meeting an old friend, while Beth and Jerry have a falling out after making a discovery under the garage.

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M. Night Shaym-Aliens! ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 4, Season: Rick and Morty - Season 1

Original Airing: Jan 13 2014

Season 1, Episode 4

Rick and Morty try to get to the bottom of a mystery in this M. Night Shyamalan style twistaroony of an episode.

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Lawnmower Dog is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 2, Season: Rick and Morty - Season 1

Original Airing: Dec 09 2013

Season 1, Episode 2 

Morty's small, white dog Snuffles gets on the nerves of the family, so Rick quickly builds a knowledge enhancing helmet for the dog. In the meantime, Rick and Morty decide to incept the dreams of Morty's math teacher, Mr. Goldenfold in order to convince him to give Morty A's in math. While the duo are sent on an epic dream world journey, Snuffles slowly gains sentience, which leads to a slew of even more problems. Rick and Morty try to incept Morty's math teacher into giving Morty an 'A'. Meanwhile, Rick gives Jerry a device to train their dog, Snuffles.

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Get Schwifty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Get Schwifty

Original Airing: August 23, 2015

Season 2, Episode 5

Rick and Morty must step up and save things; a new religion starts up. When a massive head descends into Earth's atmosphere, Rick and Morty must save the planet by coming up with a new hit song. Meanwhile, Jerry, Beth, and Summer become part of a new religion.

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A Rickle In Time is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
A Rickle In Time

Original Airing: July 26, 2015

Season 2, Episode 1

Rick don goofed this time and mussed up the whole time frame broh! Beth and Jerry get romantic! Rick, Morty, and Summer get into trouble when time is fractured by a feedback loop of uncertainty that split reality into more than one equally possible impossibilities. Meanwhile, Beth and Jerry go to extreme lengths to save a deer struck by their vehicle.

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Rest and Ricklaxation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Rest and Ricklaxation

Original Airing: August 27, 2017

Season 3, Episode 6

Rick and Morty need a break in this one broh. Times getting tough. 

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Look Who's Purging Now ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Look Who's Purging Now

Original Airing: September 27, 2015

Season 2, Episode 9

Rick and Morty find themselves on a planet where the sentient inhabitants practice a "purge for peace" way of life. Morty makes a mistake and Jerry and Summer work on their father-daughter relationship.

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Childrick of Mort is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Childrick of Mort

Original Airing: May 24, 2020

Season 4, Episode 9

The miracle of life. Vacation is ruined, broh.

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Big Trouble In Little Sa... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Big Trouble In Little Sanchez

Original Airing: September 13, 2015

Season 2, Episode 7

Rick joins in on hijinks, Beth and Jerry sort out relationship issues. 

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Something Ricked This Wa... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 9, Season: Rick and Morty - Season 1

Original Airing: March 24, 2014

Season 1, Episode 9

Rick goes to battle with the devil, and Summer gets upset about it, broh. Plus Jerry and Morty hang out, broh!

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Anatomy Park is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 3, Season: Rick and Morty - Season 1

Original Airing: Dec 16 2013

Season 1, Episode 3

It's around Christmas time and Jerry's parents are coming to visit so he wants everybody to have a normal holiday without technology and without Rick. Fortunately for him, Rick has other plans, involving building a molecular theme park inside of a friend of his named Ruben, and he shrinks down Morty and sends him in there to test it out. Christmas day, Rick's friend, Reuben, comes over for his annual medical checkup. Meanwhile Jerry learns his parents have a new friend.

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Vindicators 3: The Retur... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender

Original Airing: August 13, 2017

Season 3, Episode 4

This one is a real good broh. It has Action and heroes.

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The Whirly Dirly Conspir... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 'Rick and Morty' Episodes of All Time
The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy

Original Airing: August 20, 2017

Season 3, Episode 5

Beth blows it as a mom in this on broh. Summer has body issues. Rick and Jerry goes on an adventure while Beth fails as a mother and Summer has body issues.