"Rick and Morty" (Adult Swim)

Twitter asks "What is Rick and Morty?" and gets the best answers

A Twitter user asks a simple question, and it snowballs into brilliance


Jarrett Lyons
December 12, 2017 6:09PM (UTC)

The Internet strikes again.

Someone with the Twitter handle “sadgirlkms” and the simple bio stating that she’s “the first female president of emo America” tweeted the question “isnt [sic] rick and morty that thing where you die and your body gets all stiff," on Sunday.

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She was, of course, referring to rigor mortis, but that didn't stop other users from having some fun. Twitter exploded with a one-up fest to beat all one-up fests.

People started playing off the initial rigor mortis pun to develop even crazier suggestions of what "Rick and Morty" might be. In a rapidly spiraling series of tweets, one Twitter user would knowingly pick up on the thread and purposefully answer the question wrong, giving a hint to another phrase or word that sounds like “Rick and Morty.” Then, the next user would pick up the ball, continuing the cycle.

Trust us, you don’t need to know what's actually going on here to find these tweets funny.

For those of you who actually don’t know what "Rick and Morty" is, it's a television series that airs on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim lineup developed by Dan Harmon, creator of “Community," and voice actor Justin Roiland. The cartoon centers around an alcoholic scientist, Rick Sanchez, his naive grandson, Morty, and their inter-dimensional adventures.

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Starring Roiland as the two titular characters, Chris Parnell ("SNL," "Archer") and Sarah Chalke ("Scrubs," "Roseanne"), it's an existentialist riff on “Back to the Future," with the crude humor of "Bob's Burgers" that's acquired such a devoted following that McDonald's recreated a now-discontinued sauce for them and then had to contend with restaurants full of angry fans.

So, yeah, maybe give it a look some time.


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