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The Onion A/V Club Reviews – Rick and Morty: ‘Raising Gazorpazorp’

On 13, Mar 2014 | In Press & News | By SBI

I suppose it was inevitable; Morty isn’t the sharpest tool in the drawer of sharp tools, and given the way his sex drive overrides his common sense on a regular basis, sooner or later, he was going to get some poor girl pregnant.

I just didn’t expect it to happen this quickly, or for the girl to be a sex robot he picked up in an intergalactic pawn shop. Given what the poor kid’s already been through on his various “adventures” with his grandfather, you’d think Morty would know better than to take a strange sex-bot home with him. Literally everything that’s happened to him on the show up until this point would suggest that such a decision could only end horribly, and while things don’t turn out as bad as they might have, the kid still gets stuck raising an alien male obsessed with killing and conquest. So, lesson learned: Don’t fuck a sex-robot, because it might be a birthing machine designed to keep alive an alien race that has divided its genders into two distinct, incompatible species, and if that happens, your son will grow up to write an unflattering book about your attempts to keep him from killing everyone.

As lessons go, that doesn’t have a wide radius of application, and really, what Morty goes through with Morty Jr could be seen as an exaggerated metaphor for what happens between every parent and child. You raise ‘em, you do your best, you still inevitably fuck up, and they end up blaming you for everything that’s wrong in their life. Rick tells Summer that no one learned any lessons, and it’s sort of a joke, sort of an effort to get her off his back, and sort of the truth. Morty probably won’t be having aggressive sex with any robots anytime soon, but when it comes time for him to have kids of his own (in some unimaginable future in which these aren’t static cartoon characters but real life people who age), he’ll go through about the same process, albeit hopefully with some support from a romantic partner and a bit less concern about homicide.

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