Ok, so Rick and Morty Season 6 Episode 8 is now out, and throughout this video we’re going to be recapping the episode, breaking down the easter eggs, and also giving our thoughts on it and the season so far. Full spoilers ahead, so if you haven’t had a chance to check it out, check it out now. Please smash that thumbs up if you enjoy the video, and don’t forget to subscribe for breakdowns of the series every week. With that out of the way, a huge thank you for clicking this, now let’s get into the breakdown.
Rick and Morty Season 6 Episode 8 Breakdown
Now the episode is called Analyze P***. This is of course playing on the movie Analyze This,” starring Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro.
The episode of course features P***master too, so it’s sort of a combination of his arrival and that movie.
That followed a gangster going to a psychiatrist, and this episode very much follows Rick analyzing why he attracts so many stupid villains.
This is seen from the offset with Rick and Morty doing battle with the forces of Mr. Nimbus.
Nimbus appeared back in Season 5 during the episode Mort Dinner, Rick Andrew,” and it was said that he was a nemesis of Rick. Though this was his first appearance, we were told that they had a longstanding history in which the pair were once friends, but this devolved over time and they became enemies. He was of course mentioned last week, with Story Lord mentioning that he wanted to become the new Mr. Nimbus.
Nimbus is clearly based on Namor, or is it Namor these days? Either way, the sexy costumes are pretty similar, as is the slicked-back hair that he had in the comics. Namor is a bit of an anti-hero over at Marvel, and similar to Nimbus and Rick, he’s had an uneasy alliance with the good guys. He’s been to war with Wakanda a couple of times, and he ended up leaving the Illuminati because he disagreed so heavily with their methods.
However, the dust always settles, and he retreats to the ocean, much like what we see with Nimbus here. Aquaman of course shares similarities too, and they are constantly going back and forth with the surface world. Both Namor and Aquaman’s brother Orm have attacked the surface from time to time, and they’ve used sealife like what we see here.
Morty busts out a mini gun, and we can see that he’s actually firing literal shells at them instead of just shells—you know—shells like bullets.
Nimbus demands that he destroy his surface world base, but Rick punches him into an Evergreeze Oil Tanker. This spills into the ocean, probably destroying lots of marine life.
Nimbus can walk on water, and he also rides a tidal wave before strangling Rick with an eel. Left with few options Rick sets the base to self-destruct, and this explosion implodes in on itself. This reminded me a lot of the end of “Poltergeist,” and keeping in line with the Marvel stuff, it’s also similar to what Hank Pym does in Ant-Man.
Nimbus returns to his giant clam shell, which is also what he arrived in during the first episode.
Now at this point, Cookie Magneto shows up, and no prizes for guessing that he’s based on Magneto.
Guy can control everything we call a cookie, but I dunno whether this is like…dough, sugar, or something else, because that’s a lot of stuff.
could rip someone apart.
Anyway, we don’t get to find out as he’s melted and Rick says. I can’t fight all these villains; I’m not the tick.
Another very clear reference to the superhero The Tick, who started off in comics before getting his own Amazon show a couple of years back.
Anyway, at this point, Morty brings up the fact that these people seeking Rick out might have a reason.
Batman comics, in particular, have been filled with the idea that he creates their own villains, and this has been reflected in a number of superheroes. The theory states that insane people see Batman doing theatrical things and realize that they themselves can don costumes and create personas. They are attracted to Batman, as they very much view him as an opposite to them that they’re obsessed with to the point that they hate him. This is sort of the case here, with Rick attracting all of these weird villains who want to take him down.
Next we get Mr. Calypso, which I guess he’s called that because Mr. Mxyzptlk is really hard to pronounce.
In the comics, this was a Superman villain who was a fifth-dimensional imp; that’s basically your trickster sort of villain. He can warp and bend reality to his whims and torments superheroes throughout a lot of the comics he features in.
For once, Rick actually listens to Morty and decides to analyze why he attracts so many strange supervillains.
Anyway, that takes us into the title sequence.
Now from here, we cut to Rick at Dr. Wongs.
Debuting all the way back in the Pickle Rick episode, she made a point not to judge when he stumbled into her office. He belittled the entire psychiatry profession, and we can see that mirrored here with his refusal to sit down and talk during the opening of the scene.
He refuses to take it seriously and wants to know why there’s a target on his back. We see Calpyso is stuck in some kind of torture device, and Rick also says you don’t shoot Batman in his Batman logo.
This is a reference to The Dark Knight Returns, and in that, we discovered that Batman had highly reinforced kevlar behind the bat symbol so that when people shot at the brightest thing on his chest, they wouldn’t hurt him. Calypso also seems like he got the life force drained out of him, and that might be giving a nod to Superman after the nuke.
Probably a reach, but either way, Wong’s advice is to just ignore the villains, and this entire episode sort of works as a metaphor for internet fame, I think. People think it’s straight forward and that when you blow up, it’s all likes and retweets, but the public can turn on people really easily and ruin their lives. Shoutouts to MetalRiddleDude on Reddit for saying that the whole episode is basically a comment on how everyone wants to trend until they’re trending, and we see this mirrored in both Rick and Jerry. The pair switch from heroes to villains, and it shows what it’s like trending across the universe. The user said that Rick taking P***master’s place could also show that we don’t really see the full story on things, just the headlines.
I’m also pretty sure that Dan Harmon doesn’t have Twitter, and this episode could be a metaphor for him explaining why he doesn’t want to have that kind of attention.
Cut back home to the family congratulating Rick for taking therapy seriously.
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I kind of also feel like the series in general plays up the idea that therapy is a good thing, and entries like this sort of cement that.
The peace is ruined, though, by the p***master, a villain who sprays urine on everything. I can’t be bothered to keep beeping his name, so I’m just going to call him Wee Master…or Urine Master or something. But Youtube has been demonetizing me recently, so I gotta just keep to the friendly kiddie stuff…like a man who sprays P*** on everyone.
Now his design is, of course, based on the Green Goblin, with the villain standing on top of a glider. He also has a mask with a breathing mask in it, and is that on his face?
After insulting Summer and ruining his flowers, Jerry goes outside and has a catfight with him.
During this, we get a cameo by their neighbor Gene, who’s popped up throughout the series. Similar to Wong, the original version we met got Cronenberged when the initial universe did that, and he also died when Mr. Frundles took over the second universe earlier in the season during Night Family.
Jerry gets the upper hand on wee dude, and he flees in tears whilst Jerry gains fame and notoriety. I love how he quivers away from the kiss of victory because his lips burst up, and it just adds to how much of a wimp he is. He beat him with a garden flamingo ornament and eventually gets labeled flamingo dad by his adoring fans.
The next day at breakfast, we see them eating some Strawberry Smiggles, which are of course based on Lucky Charms.
Outside the intergalactic council of heroes, a group of people arrives, but rather than wanting Rick, they want Jerry. They present him with a sticky orb, and we learn that they are in charge of protecting and maintaining order in the galaxy. Clearly based on the Green Lanterns, their orbs, much like the rings, bond with people who have a pure heart. One of the pairs that arrives is based on Oan, who was one of the leaders of the Corp, and Blagnor gives Jerry an orb to see if he can fit amongst their ranks.
Rick is banned from them and also from the Next Door App, and though this storyline should be something that takes his full attention, he’s happy to let Jerry take it.
Rick gives him a mech suit so he can fight space Hitlers, and I’m sure the eagle-eyed viewers amongst you have probably recognized this from the opening credits.
He flies off, similar to Iron Man, and goes to destroy the legion of Hitlers, who are based on their own supervillains.
This is being led by a character based on Mister Mind from Shazam, and you can actually see that the symbol on his chest has Hitler’s side parting with the little tash that they also carry.
There’s also a parody of Gorilla Grodd, The Riddler, and an actual Hitler, who probably comes from a universe where he lived like in Man in the High Castle or that movie Fatherland where Germany won World War 2.
He blows up the planet, but we learn that no one other than Hitler was on it.
This is a comment on recent superhero movies that have made sure to state that no civilians are in areas where the fights are happening because everyone lost their s**t over Man of Steel. The headline also saysfinally, a cool dad,” and this is probably making fun of how dads are depicted as complete idiots in most fiction and advertisements.
He goes viral fighting fly aliens, and we see a little comment from Summer saying, “That’s my dad.”
We can also see that The Cat Squanchy is in the comments too, and it’s nice to see him back.
The armor is also kind of like Hal Jordan’s Parralax armor from Green Lantern, and it’s also mixed with Megaman’s as well.
Rick travels to see Doctor Wongs, and we see Mr. Goldenfold in a session with her. Rick quickly turns him into a fly, and this is a callback to when Jerry brought up how Rick turned himself into a pickle and a housefly to avoid therapy last time. He said it was just an ordinary fly, but with the gun we see here, you never know.
It cures Goldenfold, and we see Jerry appearing in an MCU-esque hologram beating up a slice of toast in a breakfast universe.
I love how there’s a cut in the bottom of the tray so he can walk, and we also see bacon, forks, pancakes, and eggs around it.
The sun is also an egg, because Sunnyside Up, and I’m guessing the Morty Butter thing from the title sequence is also from this universe.
Rick eventually realizes that he’s going in the right direction, as we see when Jerry is brought in to sell a Mitishibishu space ship.
At the event, Mr. Stringbean ambushes Rick, and he’s stopped by a whiplash parody in Dr. Buckles. I did see if there were any vegetable supervillains, but nah, I couldn’t find them.
They end up fighting each other while Rick ignores it and realizes he’s out.
He turns to the bottle though, and still can’t escape the attention Jerry is getting.
Rick decides to go looking for a Nintendo Wii player, and we get a sort of watchmen parody with Rick entering his home.
This is a similar set-up to what Moloch had in the comic book and movie, and we saw that he lived in a run-down apartment by himself.
Turns out pee master has ended his own life in the bath tub, and though Rick tries to revive him, he sees that he’s too far gone and kills him.
The scene in the bathtub is kind of similar to the one in IT, namely how Stan does it, and this was also used in The Godfather Part 2.
Rick goes to leave, but number one master’s daughter shows up, and thus he ends up donning his helmet in order to save her the pain of losing her father.
He finds a note from him, and the episode switches up a gear with Rick deciding to become the villain so that he can prove to people that he wasn’t a complete failure.
He hammers away a new costume, and this of course has a lot of similarities to Tony Stark creating his Iron Man Mark I armor in his first film.
I love the little eyeshot scene, and these are of course in tones of superhero movies, including the Iron Man suit up.
He starts to save the villain’s reputation and saves a cat out of a tree, similar to what Superman did in his first movie.
In the background, we hear the song Get Ready by 2 Unlimited and watch as he creates a urine ice rink for a children’s hospital and also kills a Jaiju.
Urine for a big surprise because the p*** can’t miss and we see people jumping to his side because he did something nice.
Across the galaxy, he starts saving people and reveals his plan is to plant a bomb in a city and then sacrifice himself by flying it away.
A clear nod to the end of The Dark Knight Rises, in which Batman flew the nuke out of Gotham, and we see a similar covenant to what the Oans have across the galaxy.
They want to give orbship to Pee Master, and he fits the mold of a reformed villain like Zemo or Captain Cold.
Cut to Orphan City, and orphans of course litter comic books and fiction in general with several characters having dead parents that drive them.
We see an ad for a “Big John” injury attorney and also several people in suits to protect them from the blast.
There’s also a nice little one for “water, the new milk,” and Alley Boxes, the cardboard that won’t quit.
I love the way that the news network is spelled Orfn, and the man in the present has a dusty, worn jacket and hat like he’s ripped right out of Oliver Twist.
After Rick shows up, we also see some shops, including Rags and Riches, as well as orphan-themed streets called Urchin Row and Wayward. There’s also “please, sir, soup,” which you’ll want some more of.
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Next to it is Wayward Yard Clothing with a little orphan hat sign, and pretty much everyone there is the stereotypical orphan.
Gives them p***pops as well. and pfffft, dear me.
Jerry arrives, but his ego has gotten too big, so he decides to stop P***master.
He sees it’s Rick, who then saves him, but it’s not enough to win the pride of the sword master’s daughter.
She’s so proud to see him on TV, and it’s a scene that’s appeared in a lot of movies. The first time I remember seeing it was in Armageddon, and there’s also the end of the recent suicide squad too.
Jerry has healed, and the Council members arrive to reclaim the Orb.It has been powering Jerry’s suit like an arc reactor, and removing it causes the suit to fall apart.
Rather than letting Jerry know that the wee master ended his own life, Rick takes the fall because that’s what real heroes do.
The series as a whole has been filled with the idea that Rick can’t change as a person, but this episode especially has shown that he actually can.
There are several inconsistencies with him actually being the villain, but the family takes it at face value.
They assume Rick let Jerry beat him up so that he could feel more confident, but there are a couple of little theories thrown off by the group.
This implies that he might be a robot or that he avatared it.
They’re decidedly unworthy, and it’s all p*** under the bridge.
Rick tells Morty the truth, and it makes the situation way worse, which makes them all realize that fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
I guess you should just let people walk all over you, and that takes us into the post-credits scene.
We see the council going through possible members, and this includes Jack Miller, aka Car Jack.
He lifted a car off a woman, which might be a nod to the Incredible Hulk of the 1970s. In that, we heard a story about a woman who was triggered by stress to the point she could lift a car in order to save her son, which was then studied to see how this could be applied to humans.
The Scarjo idea is shut down, and finally they check out Mr. Nimbus. They say he can control the police, and this is a callback to him doing it in the first episode he appeared in.
That ends the entry, and this was a pretty fun one that went pretty dark. I don’t think it was in my top 5 for the season so far, but I did enjoy it, and in all honesty, this season has been such a strong one that saying that isn’t even really a ding on it. It’s nice to see Rick actually grow and see what life is like for his villain. It kind of deconstructs their psychology and shows how even the most ridiculous ones have their own stories and family lives.
So yeah, it was pretty good. It sounds like I’m hating on it from the get-go, but I did think it was good.
Anyway, enough of my rambling; let me know your thoughts on the episode below, and if there’s anything we missed, make sure you drop it in the comments section below.
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With that out of the way, thank you for sitting through the video; I’ve been Paul, and I’ll see you next time. Take care, P***.
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