26 November 2019 06:31
Mr. Poopybutthole finally made his triumphant return to the show in Season 4's third episode. The lovable long-time friend of the Smith family on Rick and Morty once thought to be a toxic alien parasite gets an extended cameo as part of Rick's heist crew that's even better than Elon Musk's. The also episode fills in a lot of Mr. Poopybutthole's mysterious backstory, mainly that he's a karate master who teaches graduate-level literature classes at a local college in the African-American Women's Studies department with a focus on Mara Angelou (Wow!), but there's still a lot this episode leaves out. "One Crew Over the Crewcoo's Nest" aired Sunday night, and it's the first legitimate canonical appearance from Mr. Poopybutthole since his debut in Season 2's "Total Rickall". He was also featured in the briefest of memories in Season 3's "Morty's Mind Blowers," but everything else we know about the shrill little fellow comes from the Season 2 and Season 3 post-credits scenes.
"One Crew Over the Crewcoo's Nest" chang all that, transforming Mr. Poopybutthole into some kind of professor-ninja. Mr. Poopybutthole's karate moves are incredible in "One Crew Over the Crewcoo's Nest." The first recruit is Mr. Poopybutthole, who calls himself Professor Poopybutthole in front of a small gathering of college students. Later, in the post-credits scene featuring Rick and Mr. Poopybutthole laying down on the roof of the Smith family house drinking beer while Morty plays with a Rubix cube nearby, we learn that Rick hired the grad students to attack Mr. Poopybutthole to make sure he had those karate skills. Poopybutthole is confused, mainly because it was an emergency situation but he somehow had enough time to recruit, train, and bribe a handful of grad students to attack their professor. Now jobless, Mr. Poopybutthole has a new reason to resent another member of the Smith family, except he seems perfectly content to just hang out.