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New Rick and Morty short shows what Mr. Poopybutthole is thankful for

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Nov 22, 2017

Oooooo-wwweeeee, the creators of Rick and Morty have surprised us again! Adult Swim posted a new short today that focuses on popular Rick and Morty character Mr. Poopybutthole, and the result is ... incredibly touching. No, really.

Mr. Poopybutthole has been through a lot in his time on the show, first being shot dead by Beth in the episode "Total Rickall" because, as he says, she didn't have any bad memories of him. We were relieved to see him pop up at the very end of Season 2, a tradition that continued with Season 3. He didn't make any promises about when the show might return, but he did mention that it could be a long time, and that he might have a "big white Santa Claus Beard." 

This led some fans to speculate that a stealth Rick and Morty Christmas special might be dropped on us this year, and while that could still be the case, today we were gifted with this short, titled "The Poop in My Pants." 

 

We're as surprised as you are that a short with this title, about this particular character, is as touching as it is...but such is the power of Rick and Morty. There's more than a fair amount of the first 20 minutes of Pixar's Up going on here, as Mr. Poopybutthole recalls his loving relationship with his wife, as well as his fairly recent leap into fatherhood. Unlike Up, however, nobody's dead. He's still got a family to be thankful for, and wouldn't you know it, he doesn't need his cane anymore either. He may finally be (physically) recovered from that gunshot wound. 

There are numerous easter eggs and nods to Rick and Morty lore throughout the photo album, including (but not limited to) a different look at a certain proposal. We've seen it before (this past season's "Morty's Mind Blowers") but there's one, not so subtle difference. Other photos also suggest that Mr. Poopybutthole didn't allow his injury to stop him from fighting against the recent Federation occupation of Earth. 

Knowing how creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland work, they could potentially put out a secret Arbor Day Special instead of a Christmas Special, but still, it's nice to get this little reminder to be thankful for what we have instead of being angry about what we don't. Not having a certain sauce, for instance, might not be that big of a deal. 

Thank you for the lesson, Mr. Poopybutthole. Happy Thanksgiving.