Rick and Morty: Why Morty Matters

  • Published on Nov 12, 2017
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    Rick may get all the attention, but Morty is just as essential to Adult Swim's Rick and Morty. Here are the reasons why #MortyMatters and why it's perfectly okay to be a Morty.
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Comments: 707

  • ScreenPrism
    ScreenPrism  10 days ago +48

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    • Geraldo iz cool
      Geraldo iz cool 8 days ago +1


    • kei jess De jesus
      kei jess De jesus 8 days ago +2


      HECGIANNI 8 days ago +2

      ScreenPrism πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    • Jaymie Farley
      Jaymie Farley 8 days ago +2

      ScreenPrism thanks for the link to schwiftrickgear!! Had my 25% off and grabbed a new hoodie, t shirt and keychain for less than Β£40!!

  • Princess TNT
    Princess TNT 3 hours ago +1

    I think I'm a 50-50 between rick and morty: I'm emotionally and cerebral-y smart, but I don't know how to act on either of them ever.

  • Katy D
    Katy D 5 hours ago

    Woah woah woah woah slowwww down there... Morty AND Rick both have disabilities. Rick alluded to being autistic in the latest episode.

  • Violet
    Violet 8 hours ago +1

    just bought that hoodie cause omg its so beautiful and i love it

  • SJNaka101
    SJNaka101 10 hours ago

    Being a morty is fine, it's being called a jerry that's an insult

  • Fox _
    Fox _ 13 hours ago +1

    Morty Matters cuz Marshal Matters :p

  • TomΓ‘Ε‘ PrachenskΓ½

    if I have feeling to yell "PICKLE RICK!" I will fucking yell "PICLE RICK!" why the hell would I need tshirt for that

  • Rachel DeRosier
    Rachel DeRosier 22 hours ago

    Pinky and the Brain os another good example of Insufferable Genius and Moral Pet, except Pinky is the Insufferanble Fool and Brain is the Moral Genius.

  • RainAngel111
    RainAngel111 23 hours ago

    Rick may be why I love the show, but Morty is the real genius. He will transcend Rick always.

  • MyLifeInAFlamingBag
    MyLifeInAFlamingBag 23 hours ago

    God I love this show. And god I hate the post s3 fan base.

  • rodentlover100
    rodentlover100 Day ago

    It's because if it was just called "Rick" the show would sound stupid.

  • Shaun Doyle
    Shaun Doyle Day ago

    Why don't you guys have the actual writers of this video narrate this? Instead of the cute-sounding girl who has probably never watched this show? It sounds like buzzfeed and that's a bad thing.

  • metalklown
    metalklown Day ago

    On board until the merch part. "Do you sometimes get the urge to yell I'm pickle rick?" Fuck off if you do. Like... just fuck off.

  • Kevin Rambhajan
    Kevin Rambhajan Day ago

    boo! bad video

  • SiahMarielynne
    SiahMarielynne Day ago

    the episode that Morty and Jerry go to Pluto is the episode "Something Ricked This Way Comes", not "Get Schwifty" as stated.

  • StealthLava
    StealthLava Day ago

    I hope they make an episode that tells us more about the Rick, Morty hybrid. What is he like. How did they get fused if they did. Is he a hybrid clone like Abradolf Lincler? I think that will make an interesting episode. Or part of one.

  • GamingMorty 22
    GamingMorty 22 Day ago

    This did not convince me that it’s nice too be a morty....... I wanted to be a morty before my classmate calls me morty

  • niklasjuchem
    niklasjuchem Day ago

    beeing a morty equals beeing a cuck . . . I am sorry but morty will never get jessica . . . you know hot the saying goes: morty's finish last !

  • Andrew Palla
    Andrew Palla Day ago

    This is an excellent character study and suffice it to say I never thought about the character this way. What a good job Justin, Dan and the rest of the writing crew are doing!

  • Thor Fredriksen
    Thor Fredriksen 2 days ago

    morty is half the title? ofc he matters smh

  • Alex and Cody Cobb
    Alex and Cody Cobb 2 days ago

    Morty had Jerry go on am adventure with Rick because he wanted a break from Rick. Still enjoy this video!

  • Mysticshroom
    Mysticshroom 2 days ago

    Uh...the Pluto episode is not get schwifty, if it was they would have been off planet when it teleported ...

  • Zane Crabtree
    Zane Crabtree 2 days ago

    Geez how many examples of father/son stories do you need

  • Eleven Bravo
    Eleven Bravo 2 days ago

    Rick already explained why Morty is needed. Ricks smart brain waves are countered by Mortys dumb brain waves and equalizes out. Useful for hiding from the Federation

  • GiGo
    GiGo 2 days ago

    I kinda wish I had a grandpa like Rick...

  • Cole McDonough
    Cole McDonough 2 days ago

    Why we matter

  • warioexpert
    warioexpert 2 days ago

    "one often meets his Destiny on the road he takes to avoid it"

  • myndlink
    myndlink 2 days ago

    Mentions Get Schwifty, then proceeds to talk about and show scenes from Something Ricked This Way Comes. Those are from two different seasons. Get your shit together. Get it all together and put it in a backpack. All your shit. So it's together...and if you gotta take it somewhere, take it somewhere, y'know? Take it to the shit store and sell it...o..or put it in a shit museum. I don't care what you do. You just gotta get it together........................................ Get your shit together!

  • Bi11ionAir
    Bi11ionAir 2 days ago

    The Darth Vader analogy is misrepresented. Darth Vader was seeking to apprentice his son and protect him, not kill him to stop him from gaining power. Obviously there are lots of renditions of the Villain Father/Creator, but this is wrong, and you could have so easily used the rule of 2 within the Sith wherein there is always a Master and an Apprentice vying for power. Its the literal example of the theory. You need to be more precise with this stuff since in a brief search of the comments most clearly were awed by the inclusion of academic reasoning and likely could not critically evaluate the whole video.,

  • Jordan Paramo
    Jordan Paramo 3 days ago

    Ah i get that this is about Rick and Morty but by no means was Darth Vader trying to kill Luke; he wanted to turn him to the dark side, then overthrow the emperor with him. He said that in literally the same scene you referenced.

  • Wormillion OW
    Wormillion OW 3 days ago

    Thats wasn't from " GET Swifty".

  • Tristen Taylor
    Tristen Taylor 3 days ago

    It's such a breath of fresh air to watch a Rick and Morty video essay with someone besides a thick male weird English accent

  • tyler maloney
    tyler maloney 3 days ago

    I Was watching toy story 3 and mr potato head did the pickle thing - he put his pieces into the pickle.

  • krobie53
    krobie53 3 days ago

    I definitely would react like Morty in the situations they get into, but my world views about people and the universe are very nihilist and cynical like Rick, even if I'm no genius. I guess thats why I like them both so much.

    TMONEY 3 days ago


  • Haj Tom
    Haj Tom 3 days ago

    Sorry but normies are not emotionally intelligent, especially when they suffer so much from it.
    Morty is not a normy, his preference to humor is something rick would enjoy as well. The smarter the person the better emotionally intelligent a person is if a person allows it to grow.

  • Ryan McDonough
    Ryan McDonough 3 days ago

    I'd rather be Morty than Rick tbh

  • Lord Beefius
    Lord Beefius 3 days ago

    To be fair, this is a very unironically smart look on the psychological level of these characters. Nice video.

  • setmefreehoneybee
    setmefreehoneybee 3 days ago +1

    being a morty is valid, being a rick is valid, the only wrong answer is to be a jerry

  • just a vegan
    just a vegan 3 days ago

    I like being a Morty.

  • Algomi
    Algomi 3 days ago

    SO this video is calling me a ( would-be Rick) :/, But yes Morty is a genius at the social side of humanity. that is why Rick is always pushing him down, because unlike rick, Morty can achieved far and beyond than rick. He can do this by moving people around him in a direction, and eye-patch Morty proofed that..................... and that is what rick hates...... a bureaucrat Genius

  • YouTube Judge
    YouTube Judge 3 days ago

    To be fair..

  • Anne Cortese
    Anne Cortese 3 days ago +1

    I am a Beth lol

  • Linden William
    Linden William 3 days ago

    Fucking Harry Potter spoiler

  • Slashkill
    Slashkill 3 days ago

    I dint know that y'all teech me a lot

  • Gary Oak
    Gary Oak 3 days ago +5

    "Do you sometimes get the urge to yell 'I'm Pickle Rick!'?"
    *N O*

  • Lars Chue
    Lars Chue 3 days ago

    I find Western culture father and kid dynamic has this chaotic storyline more than eastern culture in real life and stories.
    Middle Eastern and Black life I'm not sure.

  • Peter Tarpenning
    Peter Tarpenning 3 days ago

    That was beautiful.

  • Lewis Jay
    Lewis Jay 3 days ago

    Im both rick and morty

  • irida
    irida 3 days ago +3

    Rick is just a softie in disguise

  • Tim Johnson
    Tim Johnson 3 days ago +1

    Lame cartoon.

  • BenignIndividual
    BenignIndividual 3 days ago

    @ScreenPrism Morty got Rick to take Jerry on an adventure not because he was depressed but because he wanted time away from Rick. This is expressly stated by Morty in that episode.

  • Paladin Jones
    Paladin Jones 4 days ago

    I identify with Morty so much... my older sibling is a genius, and my SO in college was an engineer (I didn't go to his nerd school, but I did work at the book store there. So most of the people I hung out with were extremely intelligent. They liked having my dumb self around, though, because they could explain all the references I missed in movies and tv shows.

  • Wj11jam
    Wj11jam 4 days ago

    That's not what normie means, you fucking normie.

  • The Dollar Store Show

    to be fair

  • GALOOO27
    GALOOO27 4 days ago

    Be a Morty is far better than be a Rick. Only Jerrys want to be Ricks.

  • Z.J.T
    Z.J.T 4 days ago

    To be fair, πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜©πŸ˜€you have to have a very high IQ πŸ’―πŸ˜πŸ€“πŸ˜œto understand Rick and Morty. πŸ˜€πŸ˜©πŸ’¦β€οΈThe humor πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ‘Œis extremely subtle, πŸ‘‰πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜»and without a solid grasp ✊️πŸ’ͺπŸ˜«πŸ†πŸ’¦of theoretical physics πŸ‘πŸ˜±πŸ˜€πŸ‘€most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜šπŸ˜ŒπŸ’―πŸ‘πŸ‘‰πŸ‘There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, ☠️😬☠️😡which is deftly woven into his characterisation πŸ˜‘πŸ™ŒπŸ˜ΌπŸ₯ƒ- his personal philosophy πŸ€“πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜’πŸ˜”draws heavily fromNarodnaya Volya literature, πŸ’―πŸ˜©πŸ‘πŸ†πŸ’¦πŸ˜«for instance. The fans understand this stuff; πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ’―they have the intellectual capacity πŸ€“πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ€to truly appreciate the depths πŸ€”πŸ™€πŸ‘½πŸ€€of these jokes, πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘Œto realize that they're not just funnyπŸ€”πŸ˜²πŸ˜šπŸ˜- they say something deep about LIFE. πŸ˜“πŸ€”πŸ€€πŸ˜πŸ€“πŸ˜±β€οΈAs a consequence people who dislike Rick and Morty πŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ’―πŸ˜»πŸ˜€πŸ˜©πŸ’¦truly ARE idiots- πŸ˜’πŸ€”πŸ™„πŸ€of course they wouldn't appreciate, πŸ™Œβ€οΈπŸ˜ΎπŸ‘Šfor instance, the humour 😹😍🀣in Rick's existencial catchphrase "WuπŸ…±οΈπŸ…±οΈa LuπŸ…±οΈπŸ…±οΈa DuπŸ…±οΈ DuπŸ…±οΈ," which itself is a cryptic reference πŸ‘€πŸ‘„πŸ™€πŸ€”to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons πŸ˜³πŸ€“πŸ˜πŸ’‹πŸ™I'm smirkingπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ™„ right now just imagining πŸ€”πŸ˜‘πŸ™„πŸ€£one of those addlepated simpletons πŸ˜πŸ˜―πŸ˜‘βŒscratching their heads in confusion β“πŸ˜’πŸ€”πŸ˜­πŸ˜“β“as Dan Harmon's πŸ˜©πŸ†πŸ’¦πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘‰πŸ‘Œgenius β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜πŸ€“πŸ˜œπŸ’―unfolds itself on their television screens. πŸ™ŒπŸ˜†πŸ˜˜πŸ˜What fools... how I pity them. πŸ˜€πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‚πŸ‘Ž And yes πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ˜½πŸ˜»πŸ’¦β€οΈby the way, I DO have a Rick and MortyπŸ‘΄ πŸ‘¨β€β€οΈβ€πŸ’‹β€πŸ‘¨πŸ‘¦πŸ˜€πŸ˜«πŸ’¦tattoo. β€οΈπŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ’―And no,πŸ˜–πŸ˜‘πŸ˜• you cannot see it. πŸš«πŸ‘ŠβŒπŸ™€πŸ™…β€β™‚οΈβ€ΌοΈπŸ’―It's for the ladies' πŸ˜€πŸ˜˜πŸ†πŸ’¦πŸ‘πŸ’β˜”οΈπŸ˜©eyes onlyπŸ‘€πŸ’‹πŸ‘…πŸ’¦πŸ‘β€οΈπŸ’―- And even they πŸ˜œπŸ˜‹πŸ˜πŸ˜½πŸ˜»have to demonstrate β˜οΈπŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ’―that they're within 5 IQ pointsπŸ’―πŸ‘β€οΈπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜˜πŸ˜ of my own (preferably lower) πŸ˜ŒπŸ˜€πŸ˜ŽπŸ€“beforehand.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β˜”οΈπŸ’―πŸ˜πŸ†πŸ’¦πŸ’―πŸ˜»πŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ˜β€οΈπŸ’―πŸ˜€πŸ˜©πŸ˜«πŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘‰πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Š

  • Elmo Vanners
    Elmo Vanners 4 days ago

    Probably because his name is in the name of the show

  • CreepySepticplierToBattle !!

    I'm mind blown rn πŸ˜±πŸ‘πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

  • 2Bad
    2Bad 4 days ago

    Yeah I wanna know how to get rick and morty gear for a lower price.... If I want to get fucking bullied

  • Cheetah Stripes
    Cheetah Stripes 4 days ago

    Morty is pretty intelligent, glad to finally see him get the acknowledgement he deserves. EQ goes a long way.

  • tonejack1
    tonejack1 4 days ago +1

    Morty is bad ass. Just like Michael J Fox β€œMarty β€œ back to the future.

  • Afraima Sukiman
    Afraima Sukiman 4 days ago

    Great content as usual. Can you do Birdman (unexpected virtue of ignorance) or Schindler's list, please?

    • ScreenPrism
      ScreenPrism  4 days ago

      Thank you Afraima! We're working on a Birdman essay so stay tuned

  • poort7 [bad punner]
    poort7 [bad punner] 5 days ago +1

    i wish i were emotionally intelligent. i have the social skills of a fire hydrant.

  • ZeroRekoning
    ZeroRekoning 5 days ago +2

    The evidence about this theory about mortys emotional intelligent is true are from evils morty skill to win in politics and speech.

  • your channel
    your channel 5 days ago

    Wow u spend 5 mins on this u could have watched a youtube vedio that explains alot more

  • DJ Gen
    DJ Gen 5 days ago

    I'd rather be a Rick.
    And the biggest troll ever would be if they changed the show to Rick and Beth or Rick and Noob Noon for like the first 3 episodes.

  • Merlin Brennt
    Merlin Brennt 5 days ago

    to be fair,

  • Djanzz Djanzz
    Djanzz Djanzz 5 days ago

    100% quality!!

  • Mario81178
    Mario81178 5 days ago

    im just like morty fml...

  • brad s
    brad s 5 days ago

    isn't the whole point of the show that Morty and everyone else even Rick deosn't matter...

  • Nathan Lauterwasser
    Nathan Lauterwasser 6 days ago

    Darth Vader is Luke's father?!??!!?!? Wthhhh

  • BoMah:)
    BoMah:) 6 days ago

    does snow white count

  • ObviouslyASMR
    ObviouslyASMR 6 days ago

    That actually got pretty touching towards the end, awesome analysis

    • ScreenPrism
      ScreenPrism  6 days ago

      Thank you so much! Very cool channel by the way

  • EndGame
    EndGame 6 days ago

    You guys are so talented! And that's no accident. ;)

  • Koen Dekoning
    Koen Dekoning 6 days ago

    Over explain much SP? Now you are just shoveling BS for the sake of a 14 min video. Most SP videos have some great insides but some, like this one, are just lazy.

  • That One Guy
    That One Guy 6 days ago

    Evil Morty 2020

  • Mauricio Sanchez-Rivas

    im sorry but some of the things you say are not correct but its ok ik making videos is a lot of work

  • LaserFeesh
    LaserFeesh 7 days ago

    Morty lives matter! /._./

  • The Hunter x Hunter 2011 Dickriding Association

    Great video

  • Aeron Ainsley
    Aeron Ainsley 7 days ago

    Have you ever wanted to shout "I'm Pickle Riiiiick!!!"? Yes.
    Have you ever wanted to wear a shirt that could say it for you? No, I'd rather say it myself.

  • Nathan Patrick
    Nathan Patrick 7 days ago

    Morty doesn't matter, there are infinite mortys and infinite ricks, in a different universe you made a different youtube video where you said that morty doesn't matter. I'm done watching this stupid youtube video, I'm finishing Ball FOndlers season 4 Bitch!!!!!!

  • IM_PR0T0
    IM_PR0T0 7 days ago

    My man πŸ‘‰πŸΏ

  • Jodgee
    Jodgee 7 days ago

    Why do you say Rick and Morty was inspired by Phineas and Ferb? The people working on this show were already grown and in many cases working in entertainment when P&F started.

  • John Hightower
    John Hightower 7 days ago

    Counterpoint: Rick and Morty is for geniuses, and the show's fans are of high I.Q. (Intelligence Quotient). Also my mom loves me. Also I only liked Rick and Morty before it was cool, now I don't like Rick and Morty. People who used to like Rick and Morty are also geniuses, but are cuter, and, coincidentally, happen to watch a smaller percentage of Rick and Morty.
    That should make things as opaque as possible, thank you for your time.

  • IronicChronic
    IronicChronic 7 days ago

    Mess with Morty get the .40 yo

  • Xeronimo74
    Xeronimo74 7 days ago

    has to be watched at 1.25x though ... so ... slow ..

  • Squanchy .EXE.
    Squanchy .EXE. 7 days ago

    morty matters but dumb evil morty is smart but evil

  • progixx
    progixx 7 days ago

    "...The theory that Morty is Ricks younger self" is exactly what i wanted to mention.
    There is no way this isnt true.

    • lee chan
      lee chan 6 days ago

      progixx It's no way it is true!

  • Frozen Hawk
    Frozen Hawk 8 days ago

    Um pretty sure it's not the same rick and the same morty it's not a straight line it's multiple spilts in the main fork time line. All the Ricks we watch came back at some point all of them care I their own way for their family not all the same. They are all on the time line that any one of them could be the one take out the citadel and government. The rickest rick is the main rick at some point he came back and held morty as s baby my guess is his morty isn't really from corninerg world but from a time line where rick came back. Birdperson is the key he is from Ricks original timeline so is squanchie? Maybe. Rick cares more for birdperson then beth. Can't wait for season 4 in a year or so

  • Donavon Bain
    Donavon Bain 8 days ago

    Wanna be a Morty? No problem, most likely, you probably are. ;)

  • John Smith
    John Smith 8 days ago

    Wow, the speaker in this video is awesome. She even made the advertisement sound like it was informative

  • John Littlejohn
    John Littlejohn 8 days ago

    IMAGINE MY SHOCK that I don't see a comment pointing out that Harry didn't fulfill the prophecy, Neville did.

  • Sam Comic fan
    Sam Comic fan 8 days ago

    You didn't call spoilers on Star Wars
    I get most people watching this has watched it but I've started seeing people who have never seen it somehow.

  • Joking Maiden
    Joking Maiden 8 days ago

    okay here's the problem
    i feel like a mix between both rick and morty?? i'm emotionally aware but i also feel unphazed all of the time and have no regard for caring, but i do, but i dont, but i do???? and god, i have a lot of questions, but i usually answer myself?????? my brain is so split in half why
    *do you see my problem yet*

  • Spencer Bobbett
    Spencer Bobbett 8 days ago

    Cronies overthrew his father by grabbing his cock?

    • ScreenPrism
      ScreenPrism  7 days ago

      In some versions of the myth, Cronus castrated his father

  • Notelliot70
    Notelliot70 8 days ago

    Everybody's like "am I a Morty? am I a Rick? Am I a Jerry?! 😱" and I'm just like "yep... I'm the butter robot 😳"

  • Kristi Brown
    Kristi Brown 8 days ago

    Morty is an endangered human

  • Jon I
    Jon I 8 days ago

    Wait if Morty is emotionally smart, why couldn't he tell that Little Rick was having an existential crisis?

  • Gene The Meh
    Gene The Meh 8 days ago +1

    Only geniuses will get this