Rick and Morty – Season 4 Episodes Ranked and Reviewed

We’ve finally reached the most recent season of the show, and yet again it provided the laughs. It’s still quite fresh in my mind, so maybe a lot of these episodes need time to mellow before I truly appreciate them. For now, how would I rank them?

You can check out some of my other Rick and Morty lists below:

10 – Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim’s Morty

Rating: D

I think I can comfortably say this is the worst episode in the show’s run. It’s bad enough that the inital story isn’t very gripping, but this is easily the least funny comedy episode I’ve watched in a long time.

The humour relies on immature words, and hopes that it’s audience is too immature to care.

9 – Childrick of Mort

Rating: C+

I’ve always loved how everyone in the family hates Jerry, but I think this was the episode that made me wonder if they were going too far with it. This episode has some good ideas on paper, but somehow the execution was slightly off and the result was a less memorable addition to the series.

8 – Promortyus

Rating: B

I liked all the episodes from this point onwards, and “Promortyus” was good fun all round. I like how it’s a story told out of order, and more information is revealed as the episode goes on – it shows that the showrunners still have that creative spark that makes Rick and Morty one of the premier cartoons on TV.

7 – One Crew Over the Crewcoo’s Morty

Rating: B

This episode had all the twists and turns with the usually flair you’d expect from an episode of Rick and Morty, but sometimes it felt they were going overboard a little bit.

6 – The Old Man and the Seat

Rating: B+

A surprisingly touching episode that could have just been about toilet humour, but the showrunners prove that Rick and Morty is capable of so much more. Bonus points for a wild Taika Waititi appearing.

5 – Never Ricking Morty

Rating: B+

After the mid-season break, Rick and Morty returned with this fantastic, meta romp. The story is mind-boggling, and I’m always impressed with what the writers manage to fit into 20 minutes of television.

4 – Rattlestar Ricklactica

Rating: A-

We now shift focus to the mid-season finale, and this story is just pure chaos. I love a butterfly effect story (where a small decision has a massive impact down the line), and this is the perfect example of that kind of storytelling.

3 – Star Mort: Rickturn of the Jerri

Rating: A-

This was an excellent season finale, with lots of loose plot threads conjoining to create some highly entertaining television. I do wish that Rick and Morty finales just had that extra “wow” factor, as this just feels like a run-of-the-mill story in the Rick and Morty universe.

2 – Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat

Rating: A-

I eagerly anticipated the season 4 opener, and I was not disappointed. The story was just as unpredictable as ever, and the jokes came thick and fast. It’s slightly annoying that most episodes couldn’t top this, but there was one that stood out …

1 – The Vat of Acid Episode

Rating: A

It’s episodes like this that prove Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon have some of the most devilishly hilarious minds in the industry, and I couldn’t believe how well this episode went from strength to strength. If every season has an episode as good as this, I’d gladly watch Rick and Morty forever.

Season Rating: A-

Let’s see the stats:

  • 4 A (40%)
  • 4 B (40%)
  • 1 C (10%)
  • 1 D (10%)

4 A grades is excellent, but that off-putting D grade is why I consider this to be the worst season we’ve had so far (but obviously it was still amazing).

And the stats overall:

  • 15 A (37%)
  • 21 B (51%)
  • 4 C (10%)
  • 1 D (2%)
  • 41 Episodes

Remarkably solid for a comedy show, as 88% of the episodes were good or better. This consistency of entertainment is why Rick and Morty is one of the best shows on TV right now.

Aaaaaand that’s my list – and the Rick and Morty seasons done! I might take a little break from the TV episode ranking format, but when it does return it would either be about the worst bar in Philadelphia, or a different fantastic cartoon about the four elements …

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