Interdimensional Cable and Snake Watches: The Best and Worst Rick Inventions from ‘Rick and Morty’

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Interdimensional Cable and Snake Watches: The Best and Worst Rick Inventions from ‘Rick and Morty’

Rick and Morty is a show about how people can be brilliant in one area and total morons in another. Case in point: Rick frequently thinking up potentially world-changing inventions but failing to consider some basic flaw that ruins everything, forcing him to ditch that world (and universe). Which is why were diving into some of the most mind-blowingly good and mind-blowingly terrible inventions to pop out of Rick Sanchezs brain... 

Best: Portal Gun

Lets get this one out of the way fast: Yes, the portal gun rules. It can take you to other universes, other places within the same universe, or even split alien bug monsters in half before they can kill your grandson. Just, uh, try to avoid getting it hacked by an evil version of said grandson before he rigs it to create a black hole and kill everyone, if possible.

Worst: Save-Point Device (Or: Needlessly Cruel Portal Gun)

In theory, a device that creates a video game-type save-point in real life and lets you do whatever you want without consequences sounds like a lot of fun. In practice, it wasnt, since Rick specifically designed it to torture Morty and teach him a valuable lesson about consequences never daring to criticize Ricks cool-ass ideas, especially if they involve fake vats of acid. In the end, that was the devices only practical purpose: #$%@ing with a specific 14-year-olds head. 

Best: Interdimensional Cable Box

 

A cable box that lets you see gloriously stupid TV shows from other dimensions? Yes, please! Its the only type of cable box anyone younger than 35 would allow into their home.

Worst: Abradolf Lincler

A morally confused clone of Abraham Lincoln and Adolf Hitler? No! Come on, no! Not even if hes played by Taika Day-Lewaititi. 

Best: A Watch With a Little Butt That Farts on People

 

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Dont pretend you wouldnt constantly fart on your enemies with a little butt coming out of your watch if you had a watch that could do so. And yes, this invention was only created by Rick within his mind (as it was being hijacked by Galactic Federation agents), but then again, arent they all?

Worst: A Watch That Turns People into Snakes (Supposedly)

Speaking of wristwear, a watch that turns people into snakes would be a great invention... if Rick had actually invented it. Instead, he merely came up with a particle beam for his wristwatch and a snake holster for his leg. The actual invention here is dishonesty, and thats never good, especially in front of your grandchildren. 

Best: The Space Cruiser

 

A fully functional flying spaceship built out of stuff Rick found in the familys garage, equipped with a complex defense system, a frighteningly smart A.I. capable of brokering peace agreements within species, and universes within universes inside its power battery. And the best part: Since its a flying vehicle, itll never crap out on you and start moving like a piece of junk when it gets a flat tire. 

Worst: The Space Cruisers Flat Tire Simulator

 

Dammit, Rick.

Best: Jerrys Instant Ovenless Brownies

Sure, this was invented by a dumber-than-average Rick, and sure, the original idea was supplied by an average-intelligence Jerry, but brownies you can instantly materialize without an oven is still a solid concept. All you need are... some chemicals that are probably harder to get than just buying brownies at the store. But still! Brownies!

Worst: Jerrys Instant Psychopathic Fungus Head

Instead of using a voice modulator like a regular mad scientist, Rick fakes Jerrys voice by pouring some sort of substance that grows into a fungus shaped like Jerry’s head, which he has to destroy with acid a few seconds later because it threatens to eat the world. Thats a universe-ending mishap waiting to happen right there.

Best: Ricks Dance

 

Damn, Ricks got moves. Not even Fortnite can make us get tired of this one. 

Worst: Ricks Song, Get Schwifty

This one got old before the episode was even over, though.

Best: Various Futuristic Armors

 

Rick could simply walk around with a force field on (and sometimes, he does), but wheres the fun in that? His various power armors and unnecessarily badass suit-up sequences are so awesome that they can achieve the impossible: making Jerry look cool in front of his family

Worst: Star Wars™ Lightsaber™

Spoilers for the Season Six finale: the lightsabers from Star Wars SUCK. Why? Because if you ever drop them perfectly vertical, youve basically doomed the planet, and its a pain in the ass to undoom it. Turns out the Emperor could have saved a lot of money on Death Stars by just leaving one lightsaber unattended per planet and waiting for gravity to do its thing. 

Best: Beth

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Like Rick himself once said, Beth, my greatest invention... is you. Right? Something like that? If that hasnt happened yet, its definitely happening at some point, in some universe, because in the end, for all the good and bad hes ever done, Ricks love for his family is his greatest quality. 

Worst: Beth s #$%@ed Up Childhood Toys

A whip that forces people to like you? Teddy bear with anatomically correct innards? Mind control hair clips? A pink sentient switchblade? Even the inventions that seem useful are rendered horrific by the fact that a little girl asked for them, and Rick made them. Maybe there is such a thing as loving your family too much. 

Best: Butter Robot

It passes the butter! 

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