All of the references to Rick and Morty episode titles (seasons 1-5)

Anything with a “?” means I either:

  • Do not know the reference
  • The reference may seem loose and probably coincidental
  • It may just be a rewording of a phrase or something (but if that is the case, then since it is not a pop culture reference, there was no point in explaining it)

I cited original books, movies, TV shows, and even mentioned any remakes, but I did not mention sequels because I did not think sequels were relevant. Examples of sequels included The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989), The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990), and Independence Day: Resurgence (2016).

I tried my best to be consistent with everything. Every Rick and Morty episode links to its R&M fandom article. Every franchise links to its corresponding franchise fandom article. Every movie links to its page on IMDB. Every book links to its page on Goodreads. There are two songs that I linked to their music videos on YouTube (not Spotify because you usually have to subscribe to listen there). Every description (such as “science-fiction thriller-horror film”) was taken from the same source to be consistent (I used Wikipedia because I like how they describe movies).

Season 1

  1. Pilot
    (no reference)
  2. Lawnmower Dog
    The Lawnmower Man (1975 short story by Stephen King)
    The Lawnmower Man (1992 science-fiction thriller-horror film)
  3. Anatomy Park
    Jurassic Park (American science fiction media franchise)
  4. M Night Shaym-Aliens!
    M. Night Shyamalan (Indian American filmmaker and actor)
  5. Meeseeks and Destroy
    Seek & Destroy (1982 song by American heavy metal band Metallica)
  6. Rick Potion #9
    Love Potion No. 9 (1959 song originally performed by The Clovers but recorded by The Searchers)
    Love Potion No. 9 (1992 American romantic comedy film)
  7. Raising Gazorpazorp
    Raising Arizona (1987 American crime comedy film)
  8. Rixty Minutes
    60 Minutes (American television news magazine broadcast that has been airing since 1968)
  9. Something Ricked This Way Comes
    Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962 dark fantasy novel by Ray Bradbury)
    Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983 dark fantasy film)
  10. Close Rick-Counters Of The Rick Kind
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977 American science fiction film)
  11. Ricksy Business
    Risky Business (1983 American teen sex comedy film)

Season 2

  1. A Rickle In Time
    A Wrinkle In Time (1962 young adult novel by American author Madeleine L’Engle)
    A Wrinkle In Time is also a 2018 movie, but the movie came after this episode so it doesn’t count.
  2. Mortynight Run
    Midnight Run (1988 American action-comedy film)
  3. Auto Erotic Assimilation
    ?
  4. Total Rickall
    Total Recall (1990 American science fiction action film)
    Total Recall (2012 American science fiction action film, remake)
  5. Get Schwifty
    Some people have mentioned a possible Fortnite reference
  6. The Ricks Must Be Crazy
    The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980 comedy film)
  7. Big Trouble In Little Sanchez
    Big Trouble In Little China (1986 American fantasy martial arts action-comedy film)
  8. Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate
    ?
  9. Look Who’s Purging Now
    The Purge (American anthology media franchise starting with the American dystopian action horror film The Purge in 2013)
    Look Who’s Talking Now (1993 American romantic comedy film)
  10. The Wedding Squanchers
    Wedding Crashers (2005 American romantic comedy film)

Season 3

  1. The Rickshank Redemption
    The Shawshank Redemption (1982 novella by Stephen King)
    The Shawshank Redemption (1994 American drama film)
  2. Rickmancing The Stone
    Romancing the Stone (1984 action-adventure romantic comedy film)
  3. Pickle Rick
    ?
  4. Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender
    ?
  5. The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy
    ?
  6. Rest and Ricklaxation
    ?
  7. The Ricklantis Mixup
    ?
  8. Morty’s Mind Blowers
    ?
  9. The ABC’s Of Beth
    The ABCs of Death (2012 American anthology horror comedy film)
  10. The Rickchurian Mortydate
    The Manchurian Candidate (1959 political thriller novel by Richard Condon)
    The Manchurian Candidate (1962 neo-noir, psychological political thriller)
    The Manchurian Candidate (2004 neo-noir, psychological political thriller, remake)

Season 4

  1. Edge Of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat
    Edge of Tomorrow: Live Die Repeat (2014 American science fiction action film)
  2. The Old Man And The Seat
    The Old Man and the Sea (1952 short novel by Ernest Hemingway)
    The Old Man and the Sea (1958 American adventure drama film)
  3. One Crew Over The Crewcoo’s Morty
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962 novel by Ken Kesey)
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975 American psychological comedy-drama film)
  4. Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim’s Morty
    Law and Order: Special Victim’s Unit (American crime drama television series that has been running since 1999)
  5. Rattlestar Ricklactica
    Battlestar Galactica (American science fiction media franchise)
  6. Never Ricking Morty
    The Neverending Story (1979 fantasy novel by Michael Ende)
    The Neverending Story (1984 fantasy film)
  7. Promortyus
    Prometheus (2012 science fiction horror film)
  8. The Vat of Acid Episode
    I read online about many references in this episode to Futurama, but I am not sure about the title.
  9. Childrick of Mort
    Children of Men (2006 science fiction action-thriller movie)
  10. Star Mort Rickturn of the Jerri
    Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983 American epic space opera film)

Season 5

  1. Mort Dinner Rick Andre
    My Dinner with Andre (1981 American comedy-drama film)
  2. Mortyplicity
    Multiplicity (1996 comedy film)
  3. A Rickconvenient Mort
    An Inconvenient Truth (2006 American concert/documentary film)
  4. Rickdependence Spray
    Independence Day (1996 American science fiction action disaster film)
  5. Amortycan Grickfitti
    American Graffiti (1973 American coming-of-age comedy film)
  6. Rick & Morty’s Thanksploitation Spectacular
    ?
  7. Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion
    Beast King GoLion (Japanese super robot anime television series that ran from 1981-1982)
    Neon Genesis Evangelion (Japanese mecha anime television series that ran from 1995-1996)
  8. Rickternal Friendshine of the Spotless Mort
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004 American science fiction romantic comedy-drama film)
  9. Forgetting Sarick Mortshall
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008 American romantic comedy film)
  10. Rickmurai JackSamurai Jack (American animated television series that ran from 2001-2017)