Death and dysfunction on award-winning animation Rick And Morty

In a typical episode, genius scientist Rick (right) drags shy teenage grandson Morty across planets and dimensions.
In a typical episode, genius scientist Rick (right) drags shy teenage grandson Morty across planets and dimensions.PHOTO: WARNERMEDIA

SINGAPORE - If there is one thing that fans of the animated comedy series Rick And Morty love, it is death. Characters dying in poetic and spectacularly gory ways is a show trademark.

Take, for example, the Emmy-winning third episode of Season 3, Pickle Rick. In an orgy of violence, scientist Rick Sanchez metes out destruction to an army of monstrous rats and evil humans with improvised slashing, burning and explosive weapons.

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