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25 References You May Have Missed While Watching "Rick And Morty"

It's like an entire show of blink-and-you-miss-it moments.

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2. When Snuffles grows intelligent enough to enslave the Smith family as pets, he says he'd like to start going by "Snowball."

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Which is the name of the pig who becomes dictator in Animal Farm, a novel by George Orwell about animals who revolt against their masters.

3. At the end of that same episode, as the dogs leave for their own world, Rick describes it as "a very satisfying project for people of all ages" that he'd watch "for 11 minutes a pop."

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He's actually describing Dog World, a show that series co-creator Justin Roiland pitched to Cartoon Network before Rick and Morty.


7. The Gazorpians are heavily inspired by the cult film Zardoz.

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The plots are similar, except instead of a society ruled by women, in Zardoz a race of immortal beings oppresses and subjugates their planet's primitive race.


9. Mr. Needful's shop is filled with fun stuff, including Finn's gauntlet from Adventure Time.

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Not to mention that Mr. Needful and his shop are a clear reference to the Stephen King novel, Needful Things.

11. The episode that takes place in a series of alien simulations, "M. Night Shaym-Aliens!," gets it's title from director M. Night Shyamalan, whose films often feature unexpected plot twists just like the episode.


21. This moment from the pilot episode is like a Where's Waldo?...

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Among those silhouettes you can see Big Bird, the Alien xenomorphs, the war elephant from Adventure Time, a District 9 prawn, and many more recognizable characters.


24. In that same episode, the disfigured humanoid creatures are called "Cronenbergs" because their grotesque appearance is like something out of a David Cronenberg's film.

This post was translated from Spanish.