‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5 Episode 5: ‘Amortycan Grickfitti’ Easter Eggs & Ending Explained


Phew! I tried to procrastinate as much as I could but addressing the elephant (mammoth to be precise) that ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5 Episode 4 turned out to be, against all the expectations. It was pretty intense for even the patrons of the show. Everything from the premise to the animation was graphically a kind of modern art piece, not a very good one, though. Even the minute nuances had a certain propensity to teeter-totter on the line of being crass and even outright gross at times. The problems range from being a premise lacking gravity in its conveyance of emotions to the animation being too childish at times. If I wanted to see a sperm cell devour the earth to find humor, I would have categorically done it somewhere other than Rick and Morty. The fiasco of ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5 Episode 4 ‘Rickdependence Spray’ stems from the titular superiority complex allocated by the creators over the period, which dictates that the viewers of the show are “intellectual” enough to get the gist whilst consistently being arrogant enough to soothe the shortcomings by the infamous derelict phrase “you didn’t get it!“. 

Rick’s insatiable need to feed his GOD Complex is something we are all akin to; mixing in Morty’s insatiable need “sex” brings forth one of the worst episodes. Period. The flux of gender dynamics falls flat with the unconvincing premise. Morty uses a machine to ejaculate, which creates monster sperms, and we have a run-of-the-mill ‘Rickdependence Spray’ episode, devoid of anything that an avid fan would like. It’s stale and tasteless!

‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5 Episode 5: Plot Summary

Erasing the disaster from my hippocampus, the latest addition to the series dropped this Monday, and one thing adult-swim and the creators did was setting the tone of the show back to its might. ‘Rickdependence Spray’ would be better if we think about it like an interdimensional TV or an alternate universe as the real deal of sci-fi blended with the raunchy rick-diculousness of everyone having a plumber in their homes and presents, ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5 Episode 5 ‘Amortycan Grickfitti.’

Even the cold open posted on the adult-swim youtube garnered a massive response where a group of monsters that find solace in the suffering of others voluntarily hang out with Jerry to see how miserable his life is. It is like a breath of fresh air analyzing the character arc of Jerry as we sway away from Rick’s charisma to Jerry’s dilemmas. It’s a satire on the social conventions created by the few and how people tend to stay around you to see your failures whilst you might perceive them as friends. Morty and Summer have a similar storyline as they try to impress a transfer student Bruce Chutback. In lieu of this endeavor, they do things that weren’t needed. It’s a subtle take on high school life today where you judge yourself behind the scenes with someone’s highlight reel. The tendency to woo the ‘new kids’ is so high because of the obscurity tagged to them. 

Moving forward, we see Morty and Summer taking the spaceship to space to impress Bruce. The main story comes back into play as Beth discovers Jerry and Rick’s “guys night” reality whilst confronting the alien. She finds out Rick thinks she is calling as monsters insist on her having a drink. Beth took the drink, which was “essence of hell,” and stayed back to guard Jerry’s honor. 

Parody after Parody!

Transformers parody is hilarious as Rick’s spaceship wants to lose her virginity to a transforming oops, “changeformers.” In exchange, kids won’t get into trouble for anything. All the cliched women discriminations are explored via changeformers and the spaceship showing its authentic self. Spaceship’s emotions guide her to being a Warmachine after rejection. 

‘Rick and Morty: Amortycan Grickfitti’ Ending Explained – The Big Reveal!

It’s an old saying, but we say it a lot, so technically, it’s the “latest old saying.” It goes like, karma is your worst enemy. Those pain-seeking monsters were after Rick and Beth, and Jerry was the bait. Rick and Beth’s lack of empathy and the perpetual advocacy of Jerry being lame, make them the lamest person, and weaponry tactics don’t work on the monsters as anything afflicting pain is a pleasure to them. Rick comes to the rescue by defeating them with sheer sincerity. Morty, Summer, and Bruce Chutback are charged for genocide caused by a spaceship at the Space Tahoe. The lawyer appointed to them is a doll! Hate to say that, but the less privileged don’t choose lawyers they get, supposedly even in outer space. Amortycan Grickfitti ends like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with Morty and Summer returning home just before their parents and Rick. Wholesome indeed! 

‘Rick and Morty: Amortycan Grickfitti’ Easter Eggs!


  •  The smell of adventure is removed by the spaceship, itself yet Rick sniffs to check as Summer’s paranoia might have left some trace of adventure. 
  • The monsters are inspired by Hellraisers, which takes its roots from Clive Barker’s Hellbound Heart.
  • The monsters glow purple while having pleasure, but it’s not because of Jerry. It’s after when Rick cringes.
  • Bruce Chutback has an uncanny resemblance to Jerry.
  • Spaceship’s voice is by Kari Wahlgren, who also gave voice for Jessica.
  • Planetina shirt logo is seen in the Jerry’s karaoke bar
  • Tonnes of American Graffiti references.
  • Emmet Parker from Back to the future 3 showed a tombstone, which can be seen when Rick and Beth land in hell.
  • George Lucas references will take another article!
  • Addams Family reference where they were much like monsters in their fancies.
  • Ferris Bueller’s references and even the ending where Ferris gets back home. 

This was so fun that it was, in reality, a great ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5 Episode 5. PS. Bruce Chutback is no longer a new guy, so he is lame as well! Welcome to High-School.

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Shreshtha Shukla
Shreshtha Shukla
"Thou art the suffering from which unwarranted melancholia emerges" Shreshtha Shukla is a writer, teacher, and a film enthusiast.

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