Rick and Morty Season 6 Episode 5 Post Credits, Explained

The fifth episode of ‘Rick and Morty‘ season six treats viewers to an unexpected team-up between Rick and Jerry. The episode, titled ‘Final DeSmithation,’ sees Rick helping Jerry avoid a fate predicted by a fortune cookie. The cookie predicts that Jerry will end-up sleeping with his mom. Rick isn’t taken seriously by the suggestion, but he quickly discovers the truth behind the fortune cookies that lead to an amazing adventure. However, after the adventure ends, we return to the Smith family’s regular life. The post-credits scene of ‘Rick and Morty’ season 6 episode 5 updates viewers about the rest of the family’s whereabouts, and here is what Morty’s experiences in the scene signify. SPOILERS BEFORE!

Rick and Morty Season 6 Episode 5, Post Credits: Morty Watching What?

The fifth episode of ‘Rick and Morty’ season 6 is titled ‘Final DeSmithation,’ and is a reference to the ‘Final Destination‘ franchise. The movie series centers on characters who try to avoid a dark death. In the same way, Rick helps Jerry avoid a fate worse than he predicted. The two discover that the cookies were made from the poop and urine of a spaceworm. Jerry and Ric track down the boss at Fortune 500, who makes fortune cookies. Rick defeats the boss, and dispels the space worm and her boss through a black hole. Rick saves Jerry by preventing him from having sex in the end with his mother.

Most of the episode revolves around Rick and Jerry’s adventure, and the rest of the Smith family is missing. At the episode’s start, we see Beth, Summer, and Morty leaving the house to spend a day at the zoo. Viewers are reunited with the Smith family in the episode’s post-credits scene. Space Beth, Summer and Morty are seen at the zoo gift store. Morty is watching a television commercial in the shop. The commercial features a public service notice from the Zoo warning people not to eat the food made for zebras. The humans continue to eat the animal food, and they start getting sick. Morty is confused at the end of the advertisement, where the animals are killed for their animal food.

The post-credits scene provides viewers with a hilarious call back to the episode’s opening, which depicts Jerry stating his adoration for the zebra food at the zoo. The twisted and dark commercial remains within the episode’s theme as Morty tries to deduce its meaning. Morty ultimately concludes that Morty’s commercial shows a human zoo. The animals are feeding the humans. The commercial itself feels like an episode of ‘The Twilight Zone,’ as it starts like a live feed from the zoo and quickly escalates into a gory crime scene.

Ultimately, the strange and dark commercial in the episode’s post-credits scene provides a hilarious twist to the concept of zoos. It takes the sci-fi trope that humans abuse animals and gives a new spin to the human zoo idea. It also explains Jerry’s weird obsession with the zebra food and gives viewers a glimpse at the absurdity the Smith family faces daily. Space Beth, Summer and Beth don’t seem to be bothered by the fact that the Smith family is in a human zoo. Morty murmurs as he considers the implications. However, the post-credits scene barely adds any narrative significance to the episode’s story and is just an extra funny moment.

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