Change your life in 21 minutes

 

If you haven’t seen Rick & Morty season 1 episode 6, ‘Rick Potion #9’, I massively recommend it. You can watch it either on Netflix or on the link above. I believe it’s one of the greatest artistic achievements in the history of humankind. I’m serious!

This episode has thrills, LOLs and shedloads of pathos. It’s the ultimate blend of classic Rick & Morty schoolboy humour, mind-bending science and heartbreaking existential conundrums. As the story plays out you’ll alternate between pissing yourself laughing, dabbing tears away from your eye and making solemn promises to yourself be a better person. The creativity and craft that goes into Rick & Morty is very special but the emotional punch delivered by a cartoon about – on the surface of it – a crazy scientist and his nephew is unbelievable. Because, thinly disguised beneath the gags in this episode, is a poignant lesson about valuing what you have vs chasing shiny trinkets and superficial glory.

By the time (very vague spoiler alert) Rick & Morty are burying their own dead bodies while the beautiful, classic Mazzy Star track, Look On Down From The Bridge plays out, I was utterly slayed. Enjoy.

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About antmelder
Creative Partner at DDB Sydney; passionate vegetarian; lover of books, boxing and Bruce Springsteen.

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