‘Rick and Morty’ Mixes ‘Goodfellas’ With Anime in ‘Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion’

‘Rick and Morty’ Mixes ‘Goodfellas’ With Anime in ‘Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion’
Spoiler Alert: Do not read until you have watched “Rick and Morty” Season 5, Episode 7, “Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion.”

There is a lot going on in this week’s episode of “Rick and Morty,” “Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion.” There are, obviously, the “Voltron” and titular “Neon Genesis Rickvangelion” riffs. There is the anime component, in general, leading right to a character named Naruto. There is the family focus, which of course manifests itself in both a “Goodfellas” riff while also invoking this season’s controversial giant space incest baby. Somehow, it all — and again, it is a lot — works together in this episode of “Rick and Morty.”

Surprisingly, “Rickdependence Spray” has become the most important episode of “Rick and Morty’s” fifth season so far. Because not only did its existence set the tone for more of the President’s presence in an episode like last week’s “Rick & Morty’s Thanksploitation Spectacular,
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