DISCLAIMER: This recap of the Rick and Morty episode “Rickdependence Spray” is riddled with spoilers. You’ve been warned. Proceed at your own peril.

Welcome back, CHUDs! Rick and Morty‘s “Rickdependence Spray” is all about the little guys. You know the ones. What if Independence Day was about an invasion of monster sperm as opposed to aliens? What if Morty’s swimmers combined with Summer’s egg to create a massive space incest baby? These questions and more are answered on this week’s Rick and Morty, whether we like it or not. It’s weird as hell, kooky, “punny” and self-aware as all get-out. 

Ready to delve into “Rickdependence Spray”? Let’s get to it. 

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Now, we open with Morty (voiced by Justin Roiland) waiting for Beth (voiced by Sarah Chalke) to finish her shift at the horse hospital. Morty stumbles upon a breeding mount, which is utilized to collect horse semen. Morty turns it on and is subsequently … you get it. 

Later, Rick (voiced by Roiland) returns home one day with a barrel of horse semen in tow. Morty unravels a bit because he’s Morty. Rick’s objective is to use the said horse semen as a bioweapon against the underground cannibalistic horse people they’re always battling, a.k.a. the CHUDs. 

Suddenly, an explosion unfurls. Rick and Morty gaze out at a scene that’s akin to a war movie. Death, destruction and lots of debris. We see a bevy of giant, monster sperm brutally murdering the neighbors. Our eponymous pair gathers Beth, Jerry (voiced by Chris Parnell) and Summer (voiced by Spencer Grammer) and hightails it out of there. Rick reveals that the sperm dudes are known as “Space Sperm.” Summer muses about the size of galactic penises. 

Photo of Beth and Jerry in the Rick and Morty episode "Rickdependence Spray."

Jerry IS good for something!

Next, the President’s team captures Rick and co. Rick urges Morty to keep mum regarding the origins of this disaster. He’s under the impression that his failed experiment is the sole source of blame. The President (voiced by Keith David) brings in the premier sperm specialist to help them understand the monster sperm and their ways. Jerry provides water and is somewhat helpful for once. 

Then, the President sends Rick and Morty on a mission with a team of all-male Marines. Not even a sexy lady who’s adept at kickboxing can kickbox the sperm into oblivion. Our titular duo survives their plane crashing alongside Blazen, a badass dude who emerges unscathed. There are sperm-y puns and subtle masturbation jokes left and right. 

Meanwhile, Morty discovers a lone sperm trapped under a rock. We finally get confirmation that Morty is actually the “father” of these sperm. Remember the breeding mount? Yeah … he did dirty, unspeakable things with that. Morty frees the sperm and names him “Sticky.” Very creative. 

Back at the White House, Beth and Summer attempt to give input that’s promptly tossed in the bin. Then, one of the men comes up with the same idea, which garners instant praise. Ah, men, Always stealing our ideas. Anyway, Summer’s idea is to create a giant egg to attract the monster sperm. 

Later, Rick, Morty and Blazen are in a cavernous cave. They’re surrounded by Space Sperm on both sides. Blazen dies by his own sword falling on him. He urges our duo to find Kathy Ireland, his wife. 

Next, Rick and Morty are captured by a sexy queen who can kickbox. She’s the leader of the monster sperm. Rick is held captive in what appears to be carbonite, just like Han Solo. Well, here he calls himself as “Handjob Solo.” The crossover I’ve always needed. The sperm queen refers to Morty as her father. Morty didn’t think that having sex with a breeding mount would result in literal Armageddon. But here we are. 

Then, the sperm queen discloses her objective: to create an even bigger army of Space Sperm. Time to crank away, Morty! But not before Sticky comes to the rescue! Sticky frees Rick and Morty. 

Now, our pair notices that a slew of monster sperm is fleeing the area in droves. They’re heading to Las Vegas, which tracks. The President has enlisted the aid of Professor Shabooboo, the world’s leading sperm expert, to enlarge Summer’s egg to attract the Space Sperm. Her idea, but naturally the dude gets all the credit.

Photo of Summer and Beth in the Rick and Morty episode "Rickdependence Spray."


The President comes in contact with Rick and Morty. Morty confesses to playing a part in bringing the monster sperm to life. So, if Morty’s sperm reaches Summer’s egg, then they’ll be making a … wait for it … incest baby. God, this show is so weird. 

Suddenly, the CHUDs take our heroes plus Sticky captive. Always getting captured, these two. The head CHUD ruler wants to execute them, but his daughter steps in. She reveals that she’s pregnant with Rick’s child. They’re in love!

Meanwhile, the President has evacuated the Vegas strip. Beth and Summer decide to take matters into their own hands since the men are faltering. They hop on two sperm and attempt to prevent the others from getting to the giant egg. 

Next, Rick, Morty and the CHUDs arrive on the scene. There’s a ton of sperm-killing. Even the sperm queen meets her demise. Sticky is the last one to remain. However, he’s drawn to the allure of the egg. The egg’s siren song entices him. He hops in, much to everyone’s alarm. 

Later, Morty encounters Kathy Ireland, who asks about Blazen. Apparently, they really were married. And yes, he was sporting her thong when he perished. Rick shoves Morty aside because he has his own epilogue. His CHUD lady births their son, who essentially looks like Rick but as a horse. Rick’s son burrows himself into the ground, and that’s that. His horse baby mama flees as well. That was easy. 

Photo of Amazing Jonathan in the Rick and Morty episode "Rickdependence Spray."

Give us an Amazing Jonathan spin-off, you cowards.

Then, we’re blessed with an end-credit scene. An astronaut laments his earthly life, and how he’s only suited (Get it?) to be a spaceman. Suddenly, a massive, cooing redheaded baby soars over him. The said baby squishes the astronaut in his little big hands. Space Incest Baby!

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Overall, “Rickdependence Spray” is a delightfully strange romp rife with d*ck jokes, semen puns, sci-fi tropes and space incest babies. It’s your standard Rick and Morty fare. I’d say it’s a step up from last week’s outing. It doesn’t take itself too seriously. On another note, what substances are these writers ingesting and/or snorting before they pen these episodes? You won’t find many TV shows that are weirder than this one, broh. 

New episodes of Rick and Morty air Sundays at 9 pm on your Adult Swim affiliate. 

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