Dan Harmon Shares ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5 Story Ideas

The hit Adult Swim series ‘Rick and Morty’ is set to return for its fourth season in November 2019. The series co-creator Dan Harmon has turned up with some story ideas for the fifth season of the popular series. Harmon posted two images from the ‘Rick and Morty‘ writer’s room on his Instagram. The images reveal Harmon and co-writer Rob Schrab covered a table with yellow notes full of ideas for the coming season.

“The amount of season 5 ideas Rob Schrab can come up within a day is just awe-inspiring,” Harmon wrote on Instagram, “from a certain distance at which I should have stayed.”

Some of the major ideas include ‘bark-nado,’ ‘The People’s (Basketball) Court,’ ‘Detachable Fingers (or Toes),’ ‘Women Made of Fish,’ ‘Trench Coat Made of Dreams,’ and ‘Rick Discovers the 11th Commandment,’ among others. Harmon also added that these were not actual titles of episodes in season 5.

WarnerMedia announced that the fourth season of the popular series is set to return in November 2019 at the upfront presentation in New York. Season 4 premieres after a long gap of two years since season 3 finale in October 2017. Similarly, season 2 also took more than one year to start rolling in July 2015 after the Season 1 ended in April 2014. There was a two-year break between the finale of Season 2 in October 2015 and premiere of Season 3 on April 2017.

Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim has given out an order of 70 episodes for the series because it has become a rating bonanza for the broadcaster with the third season finale hitting a 3.9 rating in adults 18-24 and a 3.2 in adults 18-34 in Nielsen’s Live+Same Day numbers. Both figures are a record in the history of ratings of the network.

Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, ‘Rick and Morty‘ centers on the misadventures of the members of the Smith family which consists of the couple Jerry and Beth, their children Summer and Morty, and Beth’s father, Rick Sanchez. The plot follows Rick, who is a sociopath genius scientist who drags his introvert grandson on his misadventures. Justin Roiland lends his voices for both Rick and Morty. Chris Parnell and Sarah Chalke voice Jerry and Beth respectively. Spencer Grammer lends her voice for Summer Smith.

Check out the exhaustive list of story ideas for ‘Rick and Morty’ season 5 compiled by Collider from Harmon’s Instagram posts below.

  • Artificial person w/real leg
  • Rick discovers the 11th Commandment
  • Maximum Overdrive but with grass
  • Planet of no stop signs
  • Trench coat made of dreams
  • The people’s (basketball) court
  • Wesley Sniper
  • When-Wolf
  • Voltron but with vegetables
  • Library of food
  • Woman made of fish
  • Jerry gets a pinecone in his butt
  • Detachable fingers (or toes)
  • Anal Beads
  • Planet powered by chips & salsa
  • Morty buys a boat
  • Bark-nado
  • Planet of Hodags
  • Blood Shed
  • Invisible pigs
  • Jerry makes a log cabin with hair

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