TV Club: Rick And Morty: “Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate”

And so Rick And Morty does it’s first sequel. (I think?) Not a continuation of a previously established plotline, but an episode that takes the underlying concept of an earlier entry and puts a new spin on it, while still acknowledging its debt to that original outing. “Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate” uses the same interdimensional cable concept that helped make “Rixty Minutes” so surprisingly effective back in season one, only here, instead of home, our heroes are watching TV in a hospital waiting area while Jerry decides whether or not he can sacrifice his penis to save the life of the universe’s most important citizen.

I’ll be honest: I’m not sure quite what to make of this. The problem with sequels, in addition to running the risk of exhausting the goodwill of a previously thrilling premise, is one of expectation. “Rixty Minutes” is my favorite …

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