Episode #22 Rick and Morty “Pilot”

Rick and Morty “Pilot”

Welcome to the Pilots and Petards Podcast! the podcast with nothing much ado about aircrafts, but potentially everything ado with first episodes of a filmic series. Join us today as we cast judgement and determine if the animated dark horror sci fi adventure comedy Rick and Morty  will be hoisted, or not hoisted: that is the question!

Cheat Sheet:

  • Petard = bomb
  • Hoist a pilot = bad episode
  • Not hoist a pilot = good episode

Show Notes

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Background: Fitz choose Rick and Morty because it’s funny and dark. He a fan of HP lovecraft, and likes animated shows *not anime*. He especially likes the attention to detail and subversion of Genre Tropes, along with the insertion of philosophy. It’s weird and smart and he likes the characters in the show.

Summary: Rick is a always super drunk and scientist with the ability to travel through time and different dimensions. For whatever reason, he needs him grandson Morty to accompany him on his missions and travels. For weeks now Rick has been removing Morty from school to run these wacky shenanigans. Rick and Morty get caught when the principal contacts Morty’s parents, Jerry and Beth. Rick is about to be sent to a care home but at the last minute he scams his way out from the side effects of Morty keistering a couple pineapple sized pits from another world.

High Points: a lot… the absurdity, the intro and theme music, and it was FUNNY

Low Points: non Doc and Morty characters, Rick’s burping and drooling

Crabman Award: Glen by unanimous desicion.

MVPs: Rick, Morty, and Jerry and Beth.

Dangling Threads of Interest: Back to the Future and Doc and Mharti origins; Dan Harmon’s MeToo movement; what universe is this? and education 2+2=4,“school isn’t a place for smart people”

Watch or Rewatch: unanimous watch

To Hoist or Not to Hoist?: strong not hoist

Quest for the Best/Worst:


  • Back to the Future
  • South Park
  • Whiting Wongs
  • Space Jam

Next Week: One Tree Hill

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7 thoughts on “Episode #22 Rick and Morty “Pilot”

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  1. If the animation in South Park made Fitz cry, he must be blind watching Rick and Morty, the animation was disgustiing. Fitz found you the worst pilot ever. It was stupid, that’s all I can say. I do not want to say too much unthoughtfulness and get in trouble with your censors and editors but it really stunk.

    Morty calls his grandfather Rick instead grandpa or whatever. Rick is moving to a care home, so they rent a giant moving van. Now where is Rick going to put all that stuff? Rick drools down his chin and spits when he talks.

    I hoisted the show
    No MVP
    Crabman goes to the giant moving van
    High points none
    Low point. The whole pilot

    Jimmy Christ out


  2. while we were watching the pilot of Rick and Morty, I will never forget my little girls face with tears running down from her eye, she asked me “Daddy is Grandpa going to make me shove pineapples up my ass

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  3. Glad your not my grandfather


  4. First of all his name is Fitz, but he did say that if you shove a pineapple up someone ass for science it’s alright. What he is saying is the answer for the for the question MAYBE


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