Inside the Toxic, ‘Intellectually Superior’ World of Facebook’s ‘Rick and Morty’ Fans

Katie Fustich
6 min readJan 5, 2018
Photo: “Wondercon 2016 — Rick and Morty Cosplay” by William Tung / CC BY-SA 2.0

One of the highest-rated shows on television owes its appeal to a diabolical brew of nihilism, slapstick humor, references to various bodily functions, and pop culture intellect. “Rick and Morty” is a cartoon show centering on the intergalactic exploits of a drunken elderly man and his nebbish 14-year-old grandson. The masses simply can’t get…

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