Rick and Morty: The best way to watch tonight’s new episode

Rick and Morty: The best way to watch tonight’s new episode


Rick preps his grandson for attainable acid-vat-jumping.

Video screenshot by Gael Fashingbauer Cooper/CNET

Whereas Rick and Morty has been on hiatus, the actual world has gone virtually as nuts because the surreal world of the Grownup Swim animated present. If solely any person had a Meeseeks in our world and will ask the little request-fulfilling blue dudes to remedy the coronavirus. However it at all times helps to have one thing to look ahead to in robust instances, and at the very least we will depend off the times on a calendar (keep in mind calendars? that large empty factor that was full?) till the subsequent new Rick and Morty episode airs on Might 17.

What we all know concerning the subsequent episode

The present’s official Twitter account revealed the three remaining episode titles. The Might 17 episode is The Vat of Acid Episode; the Might 24 present is Childrick of Mort; and the Might 31 season finale is named Star Mort Rickturn of the Jerri.

The Might 10 episode, Promortyus, dropped extra hints upfront than The Vat of Acid Episode has to date. With its title taking part in off the 2021 sci-fi film Prometheus, it was apparent that Rick and Morty have been heading to the Alien film universe, full with face-huggers and parasitic egg implantation and, for some cause, an M&Ms retailer.

In distinction, we merely do not know rather a lot about The Vat of Acid Episode simply but. In a teaser, as Rick and Morty’s spaceship lands, Rick tries to play it cool, telling his grandson their new mission “ought to be out and in, easy alternate, not even actually an journey.” However then, growth goes the dynamite, as Rick reveals that if something goes fallacious, Morty ought to “soar into the identical vat of acid I soar into.” Wait, wait, what

The teaser additionally delivers a fairly good college joke. When Morty protests that he has English homework, Rick sneers, “You are still studying English? It is the language you communicate! How dumb are you?”

And that is it. That is all we all know — for now. So get your anti-acid goggles prepared and prep for an episode that would, and certain will, go nearly anyplace.

When and the place to look at?

You possibly can watch The Vat of Acid Episode of Rick and Morty on Might 17 on Cartoon Community’s Grownup Swim at 11:30 p.m. PT.

Followers have waited 5 months for the fourth season to return. 5 episodes of season Four aired in 2019, and now that the Might Three and Might 10 episode has been proven, there are solely three unaired exhibits but to come back this season. So the Might 17 episode is the third new episode of 2020, but it surely’s truly the seventh present of season 4. Previous episodes may be watched on Hulu, however season Four exhibits will not seem there till after the complete season airs.

Do not have Cartoon Community? Rick and Morty episodes additionally stream on Hulu Plus Dwell TV. And when HBO Max arrives in Might, Rick and Morty will probably be on there as nicely. 

The best way to catch up

Certain, you would simply tune in to the subsequent new episode understanding little greater than the 2 fundamental characters’ names, however the place’s the enjoyable in that? It is advisable take your time and benefit from the again catalog of craziness, beginning with the 2013 pilot. Previous episodes can be found for streaming on Hulu, or you should buy complete seasons or particular person episodes on Amazon Prime or YouTube, or complete seasons on DVD, if that is your factor. Desire a freebie or two? Grownup Swim has a free stream of Rick and Morty episodes, proven one by one, however you may’t select the one which’s on.

What occurred within the first half of the season

The present returned Might Three with a posh and self-referential episode titled By no means Ricking Morty. The return was debated by followers — a few of whom cherished the sly meta-references, others who wished a unique strategy.

The Might 10 episode, Promortyus, was set within the acquainted and creepy universe of the Alien films. It was much more simple than By no means Ricking Morty, however managed to incorporate a posh and rollicking Rick and Morty journey that featured every thing from a brand new beekeeping passion for Jerry to digs at podcasting and print media to a starring function for Summer time.

Earlier than the Might Three present, 5 episodes of season Four aired, they usually have been just about standalone exhibits, which means they’re enjoyable to look at, however do not essentially transfer the present ahead in any lasting approach. (Which, with a present like this, is simply nice. This is not X-Information.)

Within the first episode of season 4, Fringe of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat, Rick introduces Morty to particular alien crystals that may present him his dying, which is a very dangerous thought. Within the second, The Previous Man and the Seat, we study Rick actually, actually likes his particular bathroom. Episode 3, One Crew over the Crewcoo’s Morty, options the return of Mr. Poopybutthole — now a professor — and will get a dig in at streaming service Netflix. 

Within the fourth episode, Claw and Hoarder: Particular Ricktim’s Morty, Morty will get a dragon, which is precisely as a lot of a nasty thought as you may suppose. And the fifth episode, Rattlestar Ricklactica, incorporates a world of time-traveling house snakes. (And there is snake jazz, which Summer time digs.)


Rick’s too busy consuming Arby’s in his hoverchair to assist Morty out.

Cartoon Community/Screenshot by Gael Fashingbauer Cooper/CNET

Want a bit extra Rick and Morty?

On March 28, the present launched a five-minute quick movie titled Samurai & Shogun. It is impressed by a traditional manga known as Lone Wolf and Cub, which additionally impressed the Bob’s Burgers episode Hawk and Chick, in addition to the second episode of the Disney Plus present The Mandalorian.

Correction, April 21: Grownup Swim’s mother or father channel is the Cartoon Community. 

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