RaM Ep 41 – S1E1 Pilot – Rick and Morty


We’re kicking off the wait for Season 4 with the episode that started it all! We’re talking season 1, episode 1, “Pilot”. Want to know what we thought? Hit the break for more!

SHOW NOTES – Pilot! 

Semi Pertinent News

Fantasy Face Off

  • Thanks to listener SciFiPi for this suggestion!
  • How is it going to work?
    • New face off each week
    • Unity can vote all week on twitter and facebook
    • We will recap the battle of the week and then pick next week’s fighters
  • First Fight!
    • Krombopulos Michael v Squanchy 24 votes, 67% for Squanchy

Main thang

  • S1E1 – “Pilot”
    • Originally aired: December 2, 2013
    • Written by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland
    • Directed by Justin Roiland
  • Synopsis
    • Rick needs Morty to go run a sci fi errand with him. We meet all the main characters.
  • Production Notes
    • I like that Morty takes charge in that cold open… notes about this getting the show made and whatnot…
      • The bomb arms at the end? What happened?
  • Favorite Bits
    • “High-concept sci fi rigmarole”
    • Morty’s high school math is at a 1st grade level
    • Rick’s Inspirational speech about facing fear head on and then immediately turning and running from something he has never seen.
    • The thing where Rick jumps through the portal to heal Morty’s legs
      • Future dimension? Time travel?
  • Some really good stuff we missed, certainly in the Rick and Morty subreddit Community Rewatch post
    • @InkedInspector –  Kidding aside, I love how Rick equates bureaucrats to robots, cracks me up every time
    • Do you think this is a good entry point for new Rick and Morty Viewers?
    • It’s crazy to see how far along the art and overall production value has come from this pilot episode.

Listener Suggortions and Short Outs

  • Patreon!
    • Big thanks to Justin for the support and for forcing us to figure out how we will do a livestream!
  • Tweets


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