‘Rick and Morty’ Reminds Everyone to Wash Their Hands and Fans Grow Restless Waiting for Season 4 to Return
The Rick and Morty social media accounts have an important message for fans: Get your sh*t together and wash your hands. On Friday, March 20, the Adult Swim show used its platform to raise awareness on basic protective measures against the coronavirus (COVID-19) — and all while remaining true to the Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon-created series. But even so, fans seem to be growing impatient as they practice social distancing. And in response to the video, many individuals demanded to know when Rick and Morty Season 4 returns with new episodes.
The ‘Rick and Morty’ wants fans to wash their hands amid the coronavirus pandemic
In a 20-second clip from Rick and Morty Season 2, Episode 7 — aka the Tiny Rick episode officially known as “Big Trouble in Little Sanchez” — Morty (Roiland) tells off Summer (Spencer Grammer). He says:
Well then get your sh*t together. Get it all together and put it in a backpack. All your sh*t. So it’s together. And if you gotta take it somewhere, take it somewhere, you know. Take it to the sh*t store and sell it. Or put it in the sh*t museum. I don’t care what you do. You just gotta get it together. Get your sh*t together.
As you may know, Morty is angry at Summer for suggesting Tiny Rick (Roiland) needs to return to his old body. However, if you take a look at the caption, the context is changed. It’s clear the Rick and Morty promo was posted to make a statement about the coronavirus pandemic.
“Just get it together and wash your hands,” the show’s official Twitter and Instagram wrote.
‘Rick and Morty’ fans react to the video clip on Twitter and Instagram
After the Rick and Morty social media accounts posted the clip, the majority of fans flooded the comments to ask the Adult Swim series to drop the second half of season 4.
“Gives us the rest of the season,” a fan on Instagram wrote.
Then a few fans tried to flip the narrative by using Morty’s quote in the clip to illustrate their frustrations about the lack of new episodes.
“Just get it together and give us the rest of season 4,” a fan wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, other viewers were hoping Rick and Morty Season 4, Part 2 would come back as they practice social distancing at home.
“New episodes while we are in quarantine please,” a fan wrote on Instagram.
“We could use new episodes in this time of need,” another fan wrote.
Now it’s been about three months since Rick and Morty released a new episode. The first half of season 4 wrapped on Dec. 15 with “Rattlestar Ricklactica.” Then the next day, the show’s social media channels confirmed in a photo: “Rick and Morty Season 4 will return in 2020.” The caption also read, “You can trust us.”
As of this write-up, the series has yet to announce the premiere date for the second half. So everyone will just have to wait and see when the network decides to release the last five episodes of Rick and Morty Season 4.
Nevertheless, there were still a few fans who spoke up about the overall message presented by the Rick and Morty Instagram and Twitter accounts.
“Everyone saying we need more episode, and I’m here like, you guys have a serious point,” a fan tweeted.
Clearly, the Rick and Morty fandom can’t wait until the fourth season returns with new episodes. But as we “patiently” re-watch every episode and teaser ahead of the midseason premiere, just remember to get it together and wash your hands.