#parent | #kids | The worst thing Jerry’s kids did on Rick and Morty

The meanest thing Summer’s ever said to Jerry takes place in episode 9 of the show’s fourth season. Even for the Rick and Morty writers, making Summer tear into Jerry this way is a little over the proverbial “top.” — not that there is a top, per se.

Anyway, the whole family has set off on a camping trip, but they never make it to their planned destination because Rick, for some reason, knocked up a planet, and that takes first priority. They head to the planet, which immediately starts giving birth, and Beth sends the kids off with Jerry to go camping so they’re out of the “professional’s” hair. Summer wasn’t into the idea of camping before, and she certainly isn’t now.

Through the first few minutes, the family attacks Jerry’s unemployment and intelligence, so the guy is already feeling down on himself. Then, Jerry makes the mistake of telling the kids they, “Wouldn’t last to seconds” on their own, and hands Summer a s’more, which unleashes her inner “mean girl.”

“Oh, you think this s’more makes you special?” she asks. “What? Because someone said good job to you once when you were 10? That’s actually really sad, Dad. Let’s be real. You’ve been high-roading us non-stop, forcing us to do nothing in the middle of f***ing nowhere because it’s the only way you’re gonna level the playing field, isn’t it? Because if you move the bar so low, you might actually seem like you’re worth a f***.”

Jerry’s already beaten ego is now beaten past its threshold, sending him off to make an army out of Rick and the planet’s rejected children.


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