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|Season 1, Episode 11|
|DIRECTED BY||Stephen Sandoval|
|WRITTEN BY||Ryan Ridley|
|PREMIERE DATE||April 14, 2014|
|NETWORK PREMIERE||Adult Swim|
|"Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind"||"A Rickle in Time"|
Morty's parents leave to go on an overnight Titanic-themed getaway leaving the kids in the care of Rick. Disaster strikes when the ship misses the iceberg and fails to sink. Things get worse when a deranged female janitor obsessed with the Titanic movie decides to kidnap and force Jerry at gunpoint to re-enact various scenes from the movie with her.
At home, Summer decides to throw a party only to find out that Rick has decided to have his own party with numerous aliens, monsters and other trans-dimensional beings. The situation escalates when Abradolf Lincler (Rick's failed attempt at creating a morally-neutral leader by combining the DNA of Adolf Hitler with that of Abraham Lincoln) arrives at the party. Later, Morty accidentally beams the entire house to another planet filled with disturbing testicle aliens who use humans as sex toys. The party is increasingly growing out of control, but eventually the trio are able to usher away the guests.
With minutes to spare, Beth texts Summer that she and Jerry are just around the corner. Frantic, Morty wakes up Rick and asks for his help. Using a contraption, they freeze time with Beth and Jerry steps away from the front door. The trio clean and repair the house while time is frozen. At the end, with time still frozen, they watch Titanic and unanimously agree how terrible it is.
Beth and Jerry leave on a trip to experience the Titantic 2, a perfect recreation of the Titantic experience. Jerry is immensely excited to reenact moments from the movies while Beth is hesitant. Beth orders Rick, Morty, and Summer to not trash the house while they are gone. She threatens to put an end to Rick and Morty's adventures. The trio agree as Beth and Jerry drive off. Summer attempts to throw a party with the house empty to help become popular. Rick denies her, and tells her that he's throwing a party of his own.
Beth and Jerry arrive at Titantic 2, which is a perfect recreation of the sinking of the ship. Jerry sees the line for the bow and tries to bring Beth along. Beth blows off his request, and shoves a nearby maid Lucy to join him instead. The two bond quickly over a mutual love for the Titantic. Meanwhile, the party at the Smith Residence begins. Some of the party-goers include Glip Glops, Brad, Bird Person, Gear Head, Squanchy and many more. The party begins to amp up and Morty confronts Rick about their decisions. Jessica appears, and Morty shifts his attention to talking to her.
Jerry and Lucy continue to enjoy themselves on the ship, but the planned sinking of the ship goes wrong, and the ship doesn't sink due to technical difficulties.
Rick's party is getting crazier, Summer blows off a friend of hers named Nancy, which gets her some flak from Rick. Then Abradolf Lincoler smashes through a wall. He gets into a brief altercation with Brad who promptly beats him up. Jessica is upset and runs outside, and Morty joins her to console her. While showing her various gadgets in the garage, he walks in on Squanchy masturbating (or "squanching," as he tells them what he's doing) in a closet, and in the process accidentally knocks over a contraption that teleports the entire house into a weird planet. After Rick takes a look outside, he lets the party-goers know that everything is fine.
Morty begins to freak out about the repercussions of his actions. Rick calms him down and tells him to collect some Collaxion Crystals, which could be used to take them back. Rick pushes Abradolf Lincler to join Morty, and Summer pushes Nancy to join him as well. The three set out to find the crystals.
The technical difficulties have upset Jerry, but Beth remains unamused. Lucy finds Jerry and takes him to a storage room where she quickly strips naked and asks her to draw him. Jerry attempts to break away but she pulls a gun on him and threatens him. She forces him to a prop car, where she attempts to force herself onto him. Beth arrives in time, and knocks her out with the book she was reading.
Morty, Nancy, and Lincler find the crystals but are attacked by a two-headed. Lincler fends off the beast while Morty and Nancy collect the crystals. He is wounded badly, and gives Morty a death confession. The two return to the party and give the crystals to Rick who promptly crushes them and snorts them. Rick's eyes turn blue and he begins a "Rick Dance" along with other party-goers. Rick admits that he can take them back whenever he wanted. Morty, furious after being lied to, throws the rest of the crystals outside.
Beth and Jerry pack up their car to leave and Lucy attaches herself to the underside of the car. She holds on briefly before falling and being run over, presumably killing her. Meanwhile, Morty officially ends the party and forces everyone out. The Smith House is in total shambles, and the cleanup effort begins. Morty is still immensely upset at Rick, but a conversation with Bird Person reveals to him that Rick is masking a great deal of inner pain, and shows Morty that if he truly wanted to stop dealing with his grandfather, he should just leave the place destroyed. At first, Morty agrees and that this might be the best thing that ever happened to him because he will be free of Rick forever. Birdperson then teaches him another saying that means "Whatever lets you sleep at night."
Beth and Jerry arrive home, and Birdperson tells him to make his decision as he leaves with Tammy. Morty realizes he does want to continue on his adventures with Rick and pleads with Rick to do something. Rick uses a device that completely freezes time for the entire world, allowing them to clean up at their own pace. Summer, Morty, and Rick then leave their parents and the world frozen for an immeasurable amount of time, having fun with each other.
In the post-credits sequence, Lincler survives his injuries, and as he swears revenge, he is quickly grabbed by the testicle monsters that proceed to exchange Lincler with one of the teenagers from the party that had been taken earlier with each other and more of the alien beasts. Lincler questions the teen in disgust if he's actually enjoying it, only to be replied that he does.
- Abradolf Lincler
- Jessica's Friend
- Testicle Monsters
- Stair Goblins (Cameo)
- Council of Ricks (Cameo)
- MC Haps (Cameo)
- Slippery Stair (Cameo)
- The episode title and premise is a parody of the movie "Risky Business".
- This episode features the return of many characters featured throughout the first season, albeit as background characters. Notable examples include two Ricks from the Council of Ricks and MC Haps.
- It is shown that 2 Ricks from the Council of Ricks were invited to the party. However, it is confusing because Rick does not like the Council, so it doesn't make sense that they were invited.
- The song that plays in the party and at the end of the episode is Shake That Ass Bitch by Splack Pack.
- Revolio Clockberg Jr. Is very similar to a character from the Masters of the Universe franchise called "Roboto" (the gears turning inside a clear torso are similar to the action figure).
- Birdperson is a parody of "The Hawk" from Buck Rogers (according to the commentary track on the Season 1 DVD).
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|Rick and Morty Episodes|
|Season 1||Pilot • Lawnmower Dog • Anatomy Park • M. Night Shaym-Aliens! • Meeseeks and Destroy • Rick Potion #9 • Raising Gazorpazorp • Rixty Minutes • Something Ricked This Way Comes • Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind • Ricksy Business|
|Season 2||A Rickle in Time • Mortynight Run • Auto Erotic Assimilation • Total Rickall • Get Schwifty • The Ricks Must Be Crazy • Big Trouble In Little Sanchez • Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate • Look Who's Purging Now • The Wedding Squanchers|
|Season 3||TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA|