Rick and Morty build a house with three walls in “Full Meta Jackrick”

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Returning from a month-long hiatus, Rick and Morty returns with an episode so meta it watches you. The jokes break the fourth wall, but do they it split sides? Let’s talk about “Full Meta Jackrick.”

The episode begins with a “Previously on…” catch up segment, which summarizes events that never happened. Rick notices something is amiss and surmises that reality is being manipulated by an entity outside the story. As such, Rick and Morty break through the fourth wall and enter the world of the entirely metaphysical.

I’ve been open in expressing my hatred for the meta humor on Rick and Morty. However, I have to say that I really enjoyed episode, in part because it’s integrated into the plot. Plus, as the episode goes along, the jokes get more and more absurd; it kind of feels like the buildup of sketch comedy, which is a good fit for the story. It’s way more than Rick mentioning a Marvel movie and expecting that to act as a joke on its own.

Rick and Morty embraces meta humor in a great episode

Once again, a new episode of Rick and Morty benefits from having only one storyline, with no secondary adventure to distract us. This space to breathe allows the episode to introduce things like the six comedy writers, not to mention a thinly disguised Dan Harmon cameo.

And those are my thoughts on “Full Meta Jackrick.” I honestly don’t have much to say about it because I enjoyed it so throughly. A great adventure with great jokes. The second half of season 6 is off to a wonderful start.

Episode Grade: A 

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