QUIZ: Are You Smart Enough to Enjoy the Subtle Intricacies in Rick and Morty, Like Me?

Rick and Morty is one of the most popular shows on television right now, which is surprising because I am one of the only people in the entire world who is smart enough to understand the jokes told in it.

Do you have what it takes to join my ranks? (You don’t) 
Take the quiz and find out!

Question 1:

When Rick creates a robot that can only pass butter, you laughed. But do you even know what it is a reference to?

The fact that existence is pain and we all fit into our slave roles in the pathetic universe we call “society”, as described by Karl Marx in one of his many books that most people have never heard of.

Isaac Asimov’s rules of robotics. When Rick says “you and me both,” he is referring to the idea that we all must follow the basic rules set out for us by our masters.

The sick reality that we force those weaker than us to serve us the stolen materials from animals that we slaughter in factory farms—a fact that very few people know about because they are too stupid to open their eyes.

I do not know. I only laughed because I wanted you to like me. I have always looked up to you and admired your obviously superior intelligence.

Question 2:

I heard you say ‘Wubba lubba dub dub!’ to one of your friends the other day. Do you even know what that means?

“Wubba lubba dub dub!” — It is a bunch of nonsense words and I like because I am a moron.

“I am in great pain, please help me.” — What Rick says it means in the episode.

“Catchphrases are a good way to keep stupid people invested in my show.” — What Dan Harmon is discreetly saying to the true R&M fans.

No, unfortunately. I just like Rick and Morty because the colors are pretty and my smaller brain feels good whilst processing them.

Question 3:

You may have thought Morty’s talk to Summer where he said “come watch TV” was funny, but do you even remotely understand why it is so brilliant? Because I do.

“Nobody exists on purpose,” is a respectful reference to Nietzsche (LOOK HIM UP) despite being an obvious attack, implying that Rick and Morty is becoming one of the most important philosophical forces in history.

The past Rick and Morty who died are a reference to the brain dead fans who think they enjoy the show but cannot because they do not possess the brain power to understand the intricacies of the jokes in this episode such as “Two Brothers”.

If you are smart enough and an engineering major in college, you can do literally anything you want. Rick screws up his world but uses his intelligence to fix the problem by traveling to a new one. This was a subtle, wholesome message to the extremely few intelligent fans of R&M.

I thought it was a funny joke and did not understand the philosophical undertones that the brilliant writers were projecting to the true fans. Here, take my limited edition Rick and Morty shirt that I got but you didn’t know about until too late.

Question 4:

Why are you guys all so mean to me so often?

We are all so intimidated by how smart you are that we find it difficult to even approach you. We simply admire you from afar.

We are embarrassed that we all got B’s in Calculus 2 (the hardest one) whilst you got an A-. You could be our boss one day.

Most of the women have crushes on you but thought they never had a chance. They don’t mind your appearance considering your vast intellect more than makes up for it. I am jealous.

Jokes are our way of lashing out against you for understanding the darkness of the world so much better than us. Everything is a lie and we just want to live in it. But you can be our knight; you can take us to a better world.

Article by Jeremy Kaplowitz @jeremysmiles

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