In “Rick and Morty” Season 2, Episode 6 (“The Ricks Must Be Crazy”), the titular duo attempt to fix the battery inside the inventor’s flying car. It’s at this moment that Rick tells the sentient vehicle three magic words: “Keep Summer safe.” In typical fashion, the car pays strict attention to Rick’s instructions and stops various assailants from harming Morty’s sister. Before long, the vehicle is engaged in a hostile standoff with the police and military.
In a Reddit thread showcasing a clip of the car taunting a military officer, a number of users made their love for the episode quite clear. “One of the greatest B plots in any show ever, honestly,” One user wrote. “It’s so … good.” In response, u/JoelRobbin also chimed in with acclaim, writing “This is still the best episode of ‘Rick and Morty’ in my opinion, and it isn’t even close.” Similarly, u/AC2-YT praised the crazed B plot, amusingly suggesting that writers penned Summer’s story first and then wrote around it.
“First ‘Rick and Morty’ episode I watched,” u/Brian2017wshs also wrote. “Hooked on the series after.” On this Reddit thread, praise like this seemed to be a common refrain. Another example included u/idrow1, who said, “This show has some brilliant, yet at the same time, very messed up scenes. It’s equal parts impressive and horrifying.”
For a series like “Rick and Morty,” that’s almost certainly a compliment.