Rick and Morty is a science fiction animation for an adult audience. The whole show is satirical and cynical. It’s described as a dark comedy that makes complete sense. Rick and Morty takes seriously dark and solemn topics and jokes about them. It’s a show that will make you laugh about the universe is meaningless, about not understanding your own mind, and about the crippling existential crisis’. It’s not exactly what I would call feel-good family entertainment, but it’s still fantastic. Not to mention, it has a cult following.
It’s a hip show that lets the audience relate to the somewhat less than ideal or even moral characters. The series began in 2012 and has produced three seasons over the years. A new one is greatly anticipated for some time in the future. A message at the end season 3 hinted that it would be a really really long time until Season 4 is released. If it follows the pattern of earlier season releases, there would be about 18 months to wait. Christmas of 2018 is the going guess but there hasn’t been an official release date.
Fans greatly anticipate the next season. Though, fans must wait an undetermined period of time as their anticipation grows. However, the fans can only rewatch the series so many times. That’s where the joy of remixes come in. YouTube has provided a perfect solution to deal with the missing of the series. Let’s get introduced to Rick and Morty Remixes!
Here are some remixes for your viewing pleasure and your Rick and Morty withdrawals.
[Profanity Warning] Let’s start with ‘Get Your Sh*t Together’ by RoyishGoodLooks. This song somewhat encompasses the cynical nature of the show and discusses needed to get your sh*t together as the title suggests. It takes its lyrics from quotes within the episode, “Big Trouble in Little Sanchez”, (Season 2, Episode 7). Adding this to music, they have a rather cheerful song with a rather pessimistic message. They did a good job of matching the lyrics with the added beat. Combined, it’s a song with a wonderful flow to make a toe-tapping tune.
“I’m Mr. Meeseeks” is another song by RoyishGoodLooks. This song focuses specifically on the episode about the Meeseeks. All the audio clips are from “Meeseeks and Destroy” (Season 1, Episode 5). Meeseeks are a creation that only exists to serve. Once they finish their task, they stop existing completely. These characters are a comical and cynical way to look at human existence. This song takes that comedic cynicism and puts an energetic beat to it. The lyrics and the accompanying music go well together. It has a good beat making you want to dance to its gloomy lyrics.
None like Joshua has quite a few Rick and Morty raps. These aren’t just remixes as they have one more added element. Yep, rapping. Instead of these songs taking the lyrics mostly from the show itself, they use their own lyrics and pepper in the audio from the show. This first example is “The Evil Morty Rap”. None Like Joshua raps about Evil Morty, one of the infinite versions of Morty’s that have taken to the dark side. It focuses on the synopsis of “The Ricklantis Mixup” (Season 3, Episode 7). The intro is the final speech from the end of that episode, highlighting aspects of Evil Morty’s rise to power. Some background of this antagonist is skillfully provided in the lyrics. This rap brings in a great summation of the plot by having good rhythm in the rapping and a good balance of the elements. The beat, rap, and sound clips were combined well. None Like Joshua certainly brings in the background of the character and then adds some additional fantastic musical flair.
[profanity warning] None Like Joshua also did a collaboration with GameBoyJones to create another Rick and Morty rap, “The Schwiftiest Rick and Morty Rap!” It’s another fantastic combination of rapping, beats, and sound clips. It has its basis on the song “Get Schwifty” from the episode with the same name (Season 2, Episode 5). The premise of this episode is an alien comes and demands music. Throughout the episode, Rick and Morty write a tune for the Intergalactic Song Competition. Besides the awesome rapping, the lyrics include a lot of clever references from other episodes. They also add in voice clips from the series and edit them into the background. At parts, they have sound clips that echo the rhythm of the beat, and they layer the rapping above them. It sounds fantastic. The timing, placement, and editing of the voice clips are great. It’s a Schwifty rap.
“The Universe Is Yours” by Chetreo takes its concept from “The ABC’s of Beth” (Season 3, Episode 9). This episode provides a look into the emotional bonding between children and their fathers. Both the episode and the song offers tidbits of fatherly advice. It’s sweet in a cynical Rick and Morty kind of way. Chetreo brings that sentiment forth in the remix with lyrics and fantastic audio clips. Well, the emotion and the inevitable satire of it. This remix is a bit slower than some of the other Rick and Morty remixes but It works well to highlight somber topics that the show discusses indirectly. Overall, It’s a terrific calm remix.
“A Really Long Time” is a perfect one to end this article on. Chetreo takes audio from the last episode of season 3 to commemorate the end of the season. Together with music, he adds them in from throughout the episode. He adds in quotes from the end of the episode where Mr. Poopybutthole (yes that is indeed his name) hints at the release of the fourth season. It’s a fun remix to end the season and start the waiting.