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Rick Sanchez of Dimension J19 Zeta 7, commonly known as Doofus Rick, is the least respected of all the Ricks. He first appeared in the episode "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind." According to other Ricks, Doofus Rick comes from a dimension where people eat their own feces; however, this is most likely false according to what Justin Roiland said on the Blu-ray/DVD commentary track for "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind."
Doofus Rick never married and never had any children, so his Morty was assigned to him from another reality where everyone looks like Eric Stoltz from the movie Mask. In his debut appearance, he befriends Jerry, and he seems to be the only Rick who genuinely likes him. He returns at the end of the episode, where he simply waves at Jerry from the street on a rainy evening.
Doofus Rick is the kindest and gentlest of all the Ricks. He approached Jerry during the investigation at the Smith house and engaged him in conversation, expressing genuine interest in Jerry's life and abilities; perhaps because they were both ostracized and mocked by the rest of the Ricks present, the two quickly bonded.
Doofus Rick's inherently kind and accepting nature came through when Jerry showed him his collection of R2D2 quarters and asked for his opinion on them.
- “I'm not going to tell you these coins will increase in value, or even hold their current value. The truth is, you bought 'em because you like 'em. They have value to you. That's what matters.”
- —Doofus Rick to Jerry[src]
While Doofus Rick seems to be less intelligent than other Ricks, he is not by any means unintelligent. He demonstrated that he is scientifically skilled and resourceful when he developed a formula for ovenless brownies at Jerry's behest. His interactions with Jerry indicate that he may be more emotionally intelligent than other Ricks.
Doofus Rick is a rival Morty Trainer in the game Pocket Mortys.
- “Don’t make fun of my Mortys, Rick. They're the best I have. I’m just getting good! Look, I’ll show you.”
- “If your Mortys mean something to you, that is all that matters. Be kind and gentle and they will love you in return.”
- “Don't rub it in, Rick. I know I lost. I never win anything.”
- "The Rickshank Rickdemption"(Pictured)
- He was given the nickname "Doofus Rick" by the other Ricks because he is not as scientifically intelligent as they are.
- Despite being apparently less intelligent than all the other Ricks, Doofus Rick was able to create ovenless brownies with Jerry by mixing chemicals and substances. This hints that Doofus Rick is just as smart as the other Ricks, and that he lets their name calling get the better of him.
- Most likely he's a very intelligent and skilled scientist, but just not as intelligent as the other Ricks.
- On the "Close Rick-Counters" Blu-ray/DVD commentary track, Justin Roiland confirms that Doofus Rick does not, in fact, eat his own feces.
- Doofus Rick appears very similar to the severely inbred direct descendant of Jesus Christ from the comic book series Preacher, due to the bowl-cut hair, unibrow, and buck teeth.
- The Beth of his reality was never born, and consequently, even his Summer and Morty are never born.
- There may be a correlation between Doofus Rick not having any children and his benevolent nature.
- The Birds of the Doopidoo dimension have the same hairdo as Doofus Rick.
- Despite serving in the Citadel Militia, Doofus Rick wears a normal labcoat instead of the militia uniform.