And awaaaaay we go! The best ‘Rick and Morty’ celebrity cameos, ranked
Wubba lubba dub-dub! Let out an almighty burp, jump on the Space Cruiser, and get ready for some serious squanching, because we’ve got some rad news Rick and Morty fans – Adult Swim has ordered a whopping 70 more episodes of the animated epic. So while we might be in for a wait until season four drops, at least we can wait in the knowledge that we’ll be joining the misanthropic, alcoholic scientist and his nervously disposed grandson on many more mind-bending misadventures.
The show’s gone from being a gag-filled sci-fi comedy to an absolute cultural phenomenon, weaving in profound mythos, semi-psychedelic animation, and dropping Easter eggs all over the damn place that make it easy to distract from the many celebrity voice cameos featured on the show. Which is why we thought we’d pay special attention to the stars who made guest appearances and the characters they helped bring to life. And awaaaaay we go!
Susan Sarandon – Dr. Wong
Stephen Colbert – Zeep
The Late Show host popped up in season two as Zeep – a scientist that exists within the universe Rick created inside his spaceship battery. And he’s actually kinda an a-hole.
Matt Walsh – Sleepy Gary
Keith David – President
The legendary actor Keith David (They Live) plays the President (a character inspired by Barack Obama, apparently) in a number of Rick and Morty episodes and we love him for it.
Christian Slater – Vance Maximus
Ya boy Christian Slater (Mr. Robot) made a cameo on the Adult Swim epic as one of the cosmic superhero team members, the Vindicators. He’s joined by . . .
Gillian Jacobs – Supernova
Yep, Love star Gillian Jacobs got involved in the cosmic superhero team too, as the purple haired hottie, Supernov. And she’s joined by . . .
Lance Reddick – Alan Rails
Alfred Molina – The Devil
Christina Hendricks – Unity
Yes, the seductive Hendricks (Mad Men) played the seductive hive-mind being capable of getting Rick to settle down . . . nearly.
Patton Oswalt – Beta 7
Ah Patton (Young Adult), forever in the friend zone. In Rick and Morty he plays Unity’s admirer – another hive-mind being called Beta 7. When you’re outnumbering an alcoholic scientist by an entire planet and you’re still not getting the girl, you know you’re doing something wrong.
Danny Trejo – Jaguar
The Machete star does what he does best and battles Pickle Rick as the beefcake assassin, Jaguar.
David Cross – Prince Nebulon
Nathan Fillion – Cornvelious Daniel
It was inevitable geek poster boy Fillion (Firefly) was going to have a cameo in Rick and Morty at some point, and what better way than to have him voicing a giant mutated fly? A fly that happened to bear witness to the birth of the infamous McDonald’s Szechuan sauce controversy.
Keegan-Michael Key – Testicle Monster #1
Yes he might’ve starred in comedy hits like Keanu and voiced shows like SuperMansion, but we think we can speak on behalf of Keegan-Michael Key and say his career didn’t really begin until he played a giant Testicle Monster on Rick and Morty – a true mark of success. Same goes for . . .
Jordan Peele – Testicle Monster #2
Jemaine Clement – Fart
He was funny in Flight of the Conchords and he was funny for totally different reasons in Rick and Morty as a gaseous being with telepathic powers. Forget the Testicale Monsters – playing an actual fart is now the true mark of success. (As is the absolute badass David Bowie-esque song he serenaded Morty with.)
Werner Herzog – Old Reptile
Whatever Werner Herzog touches turns to gold, whether that be award-winning documentaries or playing a reptilian alien that makes a touching speech about penises.