A “Rick and Morty” fan theory. Evil Morty

I’ve got a fan theory.

We know in an alternate universe, Beth never ended up with Jerry. She was successful and miserable until the alternate Jerry showed up. As the separation in this season continues, Beth will see herself becoming more and more cynical like Rick. Then we’ll see her memory of when her mom left Rick. It’s obvious at this point that we won’t get an accurate origin story from Rick. His cynicism ended the relationship. Presenting this, Beth will some how seek out Jerry because being with him keeps her from ending up like Rick. And that’s where Evil Morty comes in….

He’s from an alternate universe where Beth and Jerry split for good. And the cycle of cynicism continues with a darker Morty. 

Besides, she’s no idiot. She’s going to figure out that Rick manipulated her divorce from Jerry.

Something was bugging me. What could possibly be Evil Morty’ s motivations for, well, being evil? They came to me when I was mowing the lawn this morning. We can assume that Evil Morty’s circumstances are similar to Morty C-137. But without Jerry’s idiotic optimism. If you watch previous episodes, you’ll not that every time Morty tries to do the right thing, or take initiative, or outsmart Rick, he gets slapped in the face, metaphorically. He’s a character who wants his actions to matter. Now, in a universe where Rick’s cynicism passes to Morty, and armed with the knowledge that nothing he does matters, he craves to be unique and to finally matter. How does he achieve this? By wiping out every universe that bears resemblance to his own, and every other Morty in the process. Only then can he truly matter and be unique. He probably recognizes that Rick Sanchez C-137 is the only one who can stop him because he’s the “Rickiest Rick of them all.”

Joe’s Random Movie Trivia: “The Crow”

Shot, but ultimately deleted were scenes with a character from the comic known as the Skull Cowboy. This mysterious character is an undead being, like Eric Craven, who exists in a kind of Limbo.

There were two scenes with the Skull Cowboy. The first is when Eric Draven rises from the grave. The Skull Cowboy is standing above him, and the crow flies off his shoulder. He says, “Follow the crow.”

The second scene was when Draven attempts the rescue Sarah in the church. The Skull Cowboy appears and warns him to not to go off his mission and that the matters of the living are not his concern. He adds, “I took that risk, and  I lost.” Up until this point in the story, you think he’s the Grim Reaper, but this scene would’ve revealed that like Draven, he was a soul resurrected by the crow, but is now trapped between worlds.

He was played by famed horror b-movie actor Michael Berryman. 

Joe’s Random Movie Trivia: “A Face in the Crowd” (1957)

​Towards the end of the film, when Andy Griffith’s character, Larry ‘Lonesome’ Rhodes goes into a drunken rage, to help his performance the director Elia Kazan gave Griffith a bottle of Jack Daniels. After the first take, he discovered that Griffith had already downed half the bottle. He said, “Um, Andy. Maybe for the next take you should just sniff the cork.”

Griffith himself stated later in life that he believed his performance was so extreme that it altered his personality.

Joe’s Random Movie Trivia: “Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan” (1989)

Technically speaking, this film actually takes place in a post 9/11 New York City.

1 through 4 take place around the early 80’s. When Tommy Jarvis returns in part 6, he’s 17, meaning 6 takes place around 1990. Then part 7 begins the same time with the telekinesis character Tina, and goes ahead to 2001 when she’s a teenager.

Meaning, that Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan takes place around 2002.

This means that “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday”, even though it was made in 1993, actually takes place in 2003.