This discussion of the real meaning of Rick and Morty may be the greatest Twitter thread ever
It’s “that thing you get when you die and your body gets all stiff”, right?
You may think that Rick and Morty is an adult cartoon about a boy and his scientist granddad’s interdimensional capers.
But what is it really? That’s what people on Twitter have been trying to get to the bottom of.
isnt rick and morty that thing you get when you die and your body gets all stiff— common sad girl (@sadgirlkms) December 10, 2017
You're thinking of rigor mortis. Rick and morty is when you get trolled into watching "never gonna give you up"— uᴉʌǝʞ (@PokeTrainer7) December 11, 2017
that’s rheumatology. Rick and morty is an isopod crustacean of the family Armadillidiidae.— benny (@bornofcorn) December 11, 2017
that's roly poly. rick and morty is the character will ferrel plays in talladega nights— lexi kennell (@lexikennell) December 11, 2017
Thats Ricky Bobby. Rick and Morty is a show about a pawnshop where you never know whats coming in through the door— Matthew Walker (@MatthewLWalker1) December 11, 2017
that's rick harrison. rick and morty is the guy who sang super freak.— skiddypappap (@lunaresnoce) December 11, 2017
thats rick james. rick and morty is the wwe guy who goes “woo” a lot— zac (@zacdeni) December 11, 2017
that’s ric flair. rick and morty is the guy who ruled england for the third time— liz 😤 (@70sdjh) December 11, 2017
that's king richard. rick and morty is kenny chesney's hit country song, featuring inspiring lyrics such as "green grass, help the cows graze, hedgefund 401"— Geo (@StarlitGeode) December 11, 2017
you’re thinking of “rich and miserable” - rick and morty is a wetland bog in aberdeenshire, scotland— 𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘦𝘳 (@sh1tpr1nce) December 11, 2017
That's Red Moss. Rick and Morty actually refers to the physical presence or a business or organization— Noah Jorstad (@nJorstad) December 11, 2017
that’s brick and mortar. rick and morty is the 2007 american comedy starring will ferrel and jon heder.— 𝓶𝓪𝔁 (@ragnarokcurls) December 11, 2017
No, you’re thinking of a welsh corgi. Rick and Morty is a Charlie Brown song written by Joe Williams from 1989.— Max (@Maxemeh) December 11, 2017
No you’re thinking of Little Birdie. Rick and Morty is a song by Kendrick Lamar from 2011.— Captain Crunch (@_SamuelSon_) December 11, 2017
No, thats Rigamortus. Rick and Morty is the guy who sings "Livin La Vida Loca"— Jessica Tang-VH (@JessieTangled) December 11, 2017
And on and on they go…
Further down the thread there are appearances from ravioli, the Rocky Mountains and even former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting.
If you have nothing else to do for the rest of the day, click on one of the tweets and marvel at the whole glorious thread. It’s a thing of beauty.