'Rick and Morty' Season 5 Episode 5 Recap: Jerry's Pleasure is Rick's Pain

Rick and Morty tackled new ground in Season 5 Episode 5 as the adventures of Rick and Jerry took a sadistically satisfying turn.

"Amortycan Grickfitti" teamed Rick, Jerry and Beth together as they venture into the depths of hell, while Morty and Summer attempted to impress a cool new kid with a dangerous evening.

The episode marks the half way point for Season 5 and continued a NSFW-theme that's run through many of this year's episodes. Add underground sadomasochistic demon people to the list of events this season, alongside Morty's killer sperm and Rick taking his granddaughter to hedonistic end of the world parties. With this in mind, there are spoilers and adult-themed plot details from "Amortycan Grickfitti" ahead.

What happened in "Amortycan Grickfitti?"

Rick and Morty Episode 5 opens with Jerry and Rick preparing for guys night, much to the suspicion of Beth and the watching audience.

Since the men of the house are heading out and Beth has to deal with seven horses who fell pregnant after listening to Barry White at the race track, Summer and Morty are left on their own for the evening. They're both excited that a mysterious new kid is coming round to hang.

Meanwhile, the reason for guys night is explained as Jerry and Rick meet up with a group of demons summoned from hell, all dressed in leather and various torturous devices like nipple clamps, skin hooks and bondage tape. As is made abundantly clear to everyone but Jerry, they are a group of sadomasochists who find terrible things pleasurable—like hanging out with Jerry because he's such a loser. As one of the demons hisses: "His lameness is like our candy."

They're in luck because Jerry has a plan for them to enjoy his patented "Jerry-oke" and he has the entire Smash Mouth catalog to choose from. They're hanging out because Rick is indebted to the demons for selling them faulty skin hooks.

Morty Summer and Bruce
Morty, Summer and Bruce Chutback (Darren Criss) enjoy their own adventure in Season 5 Episode 5 of "Rick and Morty." Adult Swim

Back at the Smith house, new kid Bruce Chutback arrives complete with his own rockin' theme tune. Morty and Summer scramble around trying to impress him until his attention is grabbed by Rick's sentient car spaceship. After some coaxing, Summer and Morty convince the car to let them take her for a ride. Queue a montage of the trio getting into hijinks, joy riding, smashing mailboxes, all scored by Jerry's terrible rendition of "Oh Yeah" by Yello, the classic tune from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

After a series of shenanigans, the car tells Rick, Summer and Bruce that she's had enough and blackmails them into going on her adventure where the stakes are raised. Her idea of a good time is using an entire solar systems as bait and luring in gargantuan killer robots before murdering them. As Bruce eloquently puts it, the night no longer "cuts the Chut."

Eventually, we see more classic teen movie tropes when the car tries to flirt with a group of Transformer-style robots at a ski lodge. After being rejected, she murders them all, landing the three kids in jail.

Back at the karaoke bar, Beth walks in to find Rick and the demon people mocking her oblivious husband, but she can't help but join in too. Once Jerry finds out he's the butt of the jokes, he stands up for himself, which makes the demons kill everyone in the bar. They kidnap Jerry, taking him to hell before Rick and Beth give chase.

Now dressed in heavy BDSM gear, Rick and Beth disguise themselves as "Marlon Guts" and "Dartboard Face." After getting past "Coat Rack Head" they enter a club to save Jerry.

Everything Rick does to try and hurt the demons results in pure ecstasy for them so he weaponizes love and sincerity to defeat them all, saving the day and clearing his debt.

Morty, Summer and Bruce are still in space jail before the car comes in disguised as lawyer as Alyson Hannigan ("no relation") to offer them a deal. She'll help them escape if they choose to kill Bruce. They decline but she breaks them out anyway by blowing up the building.

The whole Smith family, Rick and Bruce all arrive back home, none the wiser about the other group's sordid adventures.

Who voiced characters in "Amortycan Grickfitti"?

The alluringly aloof Bruce Chutback is voiced by actor and singer Darren Criss. He's best known for his roles in Glee and American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

Troy Baker also lent his voice to the episode in an unspecified role. He's a familiar name to video game players after winning plaudits and awards for his voice-over work on games like The Last of Us, Uncharted and Call of Duty.

As usual, co-creator Dan Harmon also voiced several characters in the episode, alongside creator Justin Roiland, who is the voice of both Rick and Morty.

What is the next episode of Rick and Morty?

Season 5 Episode 6 of Rick and Morty is titled "Rick & Morty's Thanksploitation Spectacular." Each episode this season has been a riff on classic movie and TV titles, but this appears to reference the blaxploitation genre with the term Thanksploitation.

The next episode of Rick and Morty airs at 11 p.m. on Sunday July 25 on Adult Swim.

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Beth, Jerry and Rick are captured by demon people in Season 5 Episode 5 of "Rick and Morty." Adult Swim

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