If fourteen seconds of Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd and It’s Jaeden Martell as Rick and Morty were not enough for you last Friday, could we interest you in… another twenty?
Adult Swim rocked the internet last week by sharing the incredibly brief clip of Lloyd and Martell portalling into reality C-132 to celebrate its 20th anniversary and Rick and Morty’s season finale, and now it’s back for more to riff off of two of the most iconic moments from the show. The first, simply titled C-1.21 — this time less of a reference to the show’s multiverse and more a nod to Lloyd’s history as Doc brown — takes a moment to call back to the show’s infamous season three episode “Pickle Rick”. Although, perhaps for our benefits, we do not get to experience Christopher Lloyd turned into a fermented cucumber:
The second, C-137 (once again an actual reference, this time to the home dimension of the ‘main’ Rick in the multiverse), is a throwback to the original pilot of the show. Losing brain and bodily function on the floor after ingesting a mega-tree seed, poor Morty can do nothing as Lloyd digs into Rick’s “Rick and Morty forever, forever a hundred years” rant about their impending adventures.
Rick and Morty dot com, indeed. With the show’s latest season finale finally having dropped over the weekend after a considerable wait, we’re probably going to be in for the long haul getting to see more of the show. Time will tell if this is all we’re going to get of Lloyd and Martell’s riffing on the series, too, but hey — now that they’re out there in Rick and Morty’s multiverse the odds on them actually showing up down the line within the show rather than just for some fun little bumpers is much more likely than you’d think.