Through a perfect cocktail of sci-fi adventure and dark, adult comedy, Rick and Morty serves up a fresh blend of colorful characters and thrilling situations to an audience that's overwhelmingly thirsty for edgy, emotional, and action-packed content. Rick and Morty has made viral waves across a variety of fandoms, and the show has generously tucked away all sorts of awesome, hidden gems within its animated walls. The Easter eggs you missed in Rick and Morty tie up loose ends, provide some extra insight to the show, and give shout-outs to favorite fandoms across a span of pop-culture hits.
The show's roots are deep-seated in pop-culture satire and its creators have certainly been around the creative block a few times before, so viewers can expect for there to be a plethora of hidden things in Rick and Morty – scattered around and waiting to be discovered.
If you pay close enough attention, you can uncover some of the Rick and Morty Easter eggs that the creative staff has left for you; some of them planted just for laughs or witty retort, and some of them hinting at what's to come in later episodes. Be sure to keep both your eyes and ears peeled for both hints and giggles as your flesh-embedded ocular devices suck in the goodness that is Rick and Morty.
Rick, Bird Person, And Squanchy Had A Band
At one point in time, Rick, Bird Person, and Squanchy were all united as more than just targets of the Galactic Federation... they played in a band together.
In the Season 2 episode "Get Schwifty," Bird Person takes Morty to his nest. While the fate of the world rests upon the musical talent of Rick, Morty, and Ice-T, a little more faith is put into their endeavor if you catch a glimpse of their band photo - 'The Flesh Curtains" - which shows off Bird Person taking over the lead vocals, Rick on the guitar, and Squanchy parading around on the drums.
Meeseeks Is Caught Hanging Out In An Arcade
Mr. Meeseeks was a very lovable and endearing character... until he met Jerry Smith. Meeting a foul and bloody, gun-filled end in the Season 1 episode “Meeseeks and Destroy,” Meeseeks disappeared into the interdimensional ether, never to be called upon again. However, in the second episode of Season 2, "Mortynight Run," Rick and Morty swing by the arcade Blips and Chitz to indulge in some interactive activities, where a Meeseeks can be seen lingering around, helping someone out with their space-game.
This particular Meeseeks poofs away once it's done assisting an alien comrade with an arcade game, but neither Rick or Morty seem to notice its presence. It's probably because they're too focused on playing the overly-realistic virtual reality game, Roy.
Jerry Keeps A Framed Portrait Of Doofus Rick In The Garage
Doofus Rick is the only Rick out of all of the multitudes of interdimensional versions of Rick Sanchez that actually seems to enjoy Jerry's company. According to other Ricks, he also eats his own sh*t. Doofus Rick and Jerry really hit it off in the episode "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind," and the other Ricks were quick to shame the two over their newfound relationship.
The combined alienation from other Ricks and actual emotional bonds the two shared obviously kept a snug place in Jerry's heart, as viewers can see in the Season 3 episode premiere, “The Rickshank Redemption," if they pay close attention. Jerry keeps a framed picture of his fondest Rick, Doofus Rick, hidden away in the garage from prying and taunting eyes.
The Closing Image For Harmonious Claptrap Now Shows Dan Harmon Alone
In a less light-hearted Easter egg, the closing image for Dan Harmon's "Harmonious Claptrap" has switched to a vanity card that shows his post-divorce life. Seasons 1 and 2 of Rick and Morty include Harmon's personal closing logo, showing off a happy display of him and a family – consisting of his wife and animals.
Season 3's closing still now paints a picture of Dan's life alone, still with his animals, but surrounded by bottles of alcohol and trash instead of in a happy, colorful home with his wife. This new closing image follows his recent divorce with comedian Erin McGathy.