Rick and Morty - Show Me What You Got

There’s an episode of Rick & Morty in which a giant head crashes on Earth. When asked what it wants, it says “Show me what you got.” The episode is from Season 2 and it’s called “Get Schwifty,” in case you want to see it for yourself.

This could perhaps be a reference to the 1974 film Zardoz (starring a young Sean Connery), which opens with a flying head, though it’s possible these are both just separate pieces of media that each contain a floating head. It’s not like Zardoz had a monopoly on the floating-head concept, even way back in 1974.

In the game Soulstice, there is also a flying head. While it doesn’t crash down from space, it does crash into things with reckless abandon. Now, I wouldn’t have necessarily thought this was a reference to Rick & Morty — or even to Zardoz — on its own, but then the head spoke:

Soulstice - Show us what you've got

“Show us what you’ve got,” it says. Hmmm.

Now, I’m still not 100% sure this is referencing that scene in Rick & Morty — it could be a coincidence, after all — but it’s hard to miss the similarities here. And, I mean, the dark and gloomy world of Soulstice does feel like an odd place to find a reference to the goofy sci-fi cartoon.

So what do you think? Is this a coincidence or a deliberate Rick & Morty reference? Personally, I’m on the fence here…

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