After a short break, season 6 of Rick and Morty is back. The seventh episode of the current season was a mind-bending episode full of callbacks, canon references, and commentary on the show itself. What comes next? We can’t promise that it will be that strange, but Rick and Morty season 6, episode 8 looks like it will keep the Adult Swim show on a roll.
But, as some of you may have noticed, the schedules for some of the audience have changed. We’ve put together a handy guide that tells you when and where you can watch Rick and Morty season 6, episode 8, as well as the news about the staggered release date.
When Will Episode Eight of Season Six of Rick and Morty Air?
Sunday, November 27, at 8:00 PM Pacific/11:00 PM Eastern, Adult Swim will show the eighth episode of Rick and Morty’s sixth season.
It’s on a Tuesday again in the UK. We think that the new episode will be shown on E4 on November 29 at 9 PM BST. Then, you’ll be able to stream it on the All4 service.
Release Date for Season 6 Episodes of Rick and Morty
Even though Rick and Morty season 6 has not been split into two parts, the show is taking a six-week break in the middle of the season. Here is the full list of dates.
- Rick and Morty season 6, episode 1 – out now
- Rick and Morty season 6, episode 2 – out now!
- Rick and Morty season 6, episode 3 – out now!
- Rick and Morty season 6, episode 4 – out now!
- Rick and Morty season 6, episode 5 – out now!
- Rick and Morty season 6, episode 6 – out now!
- Rick and Morty season 6, episode 7 – out now!
- Rick and Morty season 6, episode 8: November 27 (November 29 in the UK)
- Rick and Morty season 6, episode 9: December 4 (December 6 in the UK)
- Rick and Morty season 6, episode 10: December 10 (December 13 in the UK)
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How to Watch Episode 8 of Season 6 of Rick and Morty?
The eighth episode of Rick and Morty’s sixth season will be shown for the first time on Adult Swim on November 27 at 11 p.m. EST. It’s hard to tell what will happen in the season’s last three episodes, but if we’re lucky, it will be a lot like Season 5. In the last season’s last three episodes, the stories all kind of came together to show a new side of Rick, and it’s possible that the last episodes of this season will do something similar.
The latest episode of Season 6 was funny because it teased fans by saying they would learn more about Rick’s possible past before cutting away quickly. This is the kind of tease that the show likes to follow up on because this season has been looking at Rick through a different lens. Since there are so many new stories, there is probably a lot more going on than just a bunch of crazy bad guys attacking them.
Review of Rick and Morty Season 6 Episode 7
Rick and Morty is always pretty meta, since the main character often makes it clear that he knows he’s in a TV show. However, “Full Meta Jackrick” makes things even more meta than usual. And if all this hyper-meta seems familiar, it’s because this episode is a follow-up to “Never Ricking Morty,” the most meta episode ever, from season four. Yes, the Story Lord from the Story Train has made it out of the fictional world and into the metaverse—no, we can’t call it that—the meta-reality.
Like the episode before it, this is a story about stories, with cutaways to other story ideas, real-life examples of storytelling tools, and a lot of clear references to how creator Dan Harmon writes. If you thought “Never Ricking Morty” was great, “Full Meta Jackrick” will probably make you feel the same way. But if the things that happened on the Story Train made you tired and weren’t very funny, well, come with me!
Maybe we’ve reached a point where too many stories know they’re stories. People are getting tired of the type of dialogue that seems to be common in Marvel movies, Netflix shows, and even the Star Wars universe, in which characters comment on how silly their situation is as if they’re watching their own fight. (This is also known as “Whedonizing” the media.)
In general, Rick has a lot of meta-dialogue like this, where he admits that a premise is silly, old, or boring. However, in an episode where meta-ness is the main point, it stands out even more. He says that the whole premise of the episode is “not a good one.” The problem with this kind of conversation is that Rick’s words are only funny if you don’t agree with them. If you agree with him, you probably don’t like it. Even though the premise knows it stinks, that doesn’t make it any less bad.
I don’t think the Rick and Morty writers are so stupid that they think this is how things work; they’re just making sure they’ve thought of everything. They also have the character Previous Leon say, in response to Rick’s dismissal of all the “pointless, self-aware bullshit,” “It’s not pointless; it’s cool!” So, all sides of the “Is this meta bullshit worth a damn anymore?” debate are represented, including mine. Rick says at one point that the episode is “a bunch of wordplays that will make seven TV critics groan, but they won’t even like it.” I feel seen!
When they went meta-balls-to-the-wall like this before, I found it boring and strange, and this time was not much different. Some of the ideas are definitely clever, like Brett Rhett Con, who has the power to retcon and change his name as soon as Morty points out how stupid it is. But overall, the jokes are so complicated that it feels less like you’re being told jokes and more like you’re being told about them.
As for how strange the story was, I know how Dan Harmon writes and that he uses a story circle based on Joseph Campbell’s monomyth to make his plots, but there were still some things I didn’t get. If you don’t know how Harmon writes, it seems like “Full Meta Jackrick” would be hard to enjoy at all. What is this nonsense about “refusal of the call” that they keep talking about? How many viewers even know who Joseph Campbell is?
“Full Meta Jackrick” is smart, but it’s not very entertaining to watch. I didn’t like it as much as I didn’t like the Story Train episode, but I didn’t dislike it as much as I disliked that one, either. Maybe I just think that because this season has been pretty good so far and I’m used to it.
The bottom line is that I found the episode before this one, “Never Ricking Morty,” boring and strange, and while I felt the same way about “Full Meta Jackrick,” it was at least clear that it was a follow-up to all that Story Train nonsense. So, even though I didn’t have much fun, I thought, “Well, it looks like Dan Harmon needed to get another one of these out of his system.” Hopefully, things will get back to normal next week.
After a short break, season 6 of Rick and Morty is back. The eighth episode will air on November 27 in the US and November 29 in the UK. “Full Meta Jackrick” is a follow-up to “Never Ricking Morty,” the most meta episode ever, from season four. It’s hard to tell what will happen in the season’s last three episodes, but if we’re lucky, it will be a lot like Season 5. “Rick and Morty” is the latest episode in the animated series to go meta-balls-to-the-wall.
Some of the ideas are definitely clever, like Brett Rhett Con, who has the power to retcon and change his name as soon as Rick points out how stupid it is. “Full Meta Jackrick” is smart, but it’s not very entertaining to watch. Overall, the jokes are so complicated that it feels less like you’re being told jokes. I thought, “Well, it looks like Dan Harmon needed to get another one of these out of his system”.