Complete Rick and Morty Episode Rankings

By: Dylan Hysen

 

Rick and Morty Season 3 has unfortunately come to a end, concluding what’s definitely one of the best seasons of TV of the year. While we begin the surely interminable wait for Season 4, here are my complete rankings of every Rick and Morty episode, up to date for all of Season 3.

  1. Total Rickall
  2. The Ricklantis Mixup/Tales from the Citadel
  3. Lawnmower Dog
  4. Rixty Minutes
  5. The Ricks Must Be Crazy

This is the elite tier of episodes. Season 3 only added one entry here but what an episode it was. “The Ricklantis Mixup” is one of the best episodes of TV of the year and there’s definitely an argument for it being the best Rick and Morty episode ever.

  1. Mortynight Run
  2. Rest and Ricklaxation
  3. Ricksy Business
  4. Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind
  5. The ABC’s of Beth
  6. Pickle Rick
  7. Meeseeks and Destroy
  8. The Rickshank Rickdemption
  9. A Rickle In Time
  10. Rick Potion #9
  11. The Wedding Squanchers
  12. Rickmancing the Stone
  13. Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate
  14. Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender

The above episodes are all truly great. Season 3 added an astounding 6 episodes to this tier, which is what makes the season so great. The meat of this season was spectacular and very consistent.

  1. Look Who’s Purging Now
  2. Auto Erotic Assimilation
  3. Raising Gazorazorp
  4. Anatomy Park
  5. Something Ricked This Way Comes
  6. Pilot
  7. The Rickchurian Mortydate
  8. Big Trouble in Little Sanchez
  9. The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy
  10. Night Shaym-Aliens!
  11. Morty’s Mind Blowers
  12. Get Schwifty

These are the weakest episodes of the show, but as I always say, there are no bad episodes of Rick and Morty. All the above episodes are at least good and most very good. Only 3 episodes of Season 3 fell into this tier for me, which was very impressive, but they were a pretty weak set of episodes.

Dylan Hysen, a software developer from the DC area, hosts the Overly Animated podcast discussing everything animation.
 

3 Comments

  1. John October 4, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Here are my own rankings, also from best to worst. I really liked the season, overall, and I think it’s the best of the show – if the seasons keep improving, then I can hardly imagine how great the fourth season will be.

    GENIUS TIER

    The Ricklantis Mixup
    Total Rickall
    The Rickshank Redemption
    Vindicators 3: The Return Of Worldender
    The Wedding Squanchers
    Mortynight Run
    Close Rick-Counters Of The Rick Kind
    Rick Potion #9

    COSMIC APOTHEOSIS TIER

    The Rickchurian Mortydate
    M-Night-Shaymaliens
    Rickmancing The Stone
    The Whirly-Dirly Conspiracy
    The Ricks Must Be Crazy
    Auto-Erotic Assimilation

    KALAXIAN CRYSTAL TIER

    A Rickle In Time
    Ricksy Business
    Meeseeks And Destroy
    The ABCs Of Beth
    Morty’s Mind-Blowers
    Rixty Minutes
    Pilot
    Rest And Ricklaxation

    “MORTY TIER”

    Pickle Rick
    Big Trouble In Little Sanchez
    Lawnmower Dog
    Look Who’s Purging Now
    Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate
    Anatomy Park
    Get Schwifty
    Raising Gazorpazorp
    Something Ricked This Way Comes

    I note that I love every episode of Rick And Morty – even my least favorite episode, Something Ricked This Way Comes, is something I’d gladly rewatch many times and would give an A if we’re not grading on a curve set by Rick And Morty.

    The average season 1 episode placed 19.36 out of 31. The average season 2 episode placed 16.1 out of 31. The average season 3 episode placed 12.2 out of 31. Yeahhh. At this rate, by season 6, every episode is going to be the new best episode. Good job, Dan and Justin!

     
    • Dylan Hysen October 4, 2017 at 6:38 am

      A+ for those tier names and points per episode placement

       
      • John October 4, 2017 at 10:51 am

        Thanks! 🙂 Looking forward to seeing your season four coverage in a year and a half… hopefully less…

         

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