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Rick And Morty Season 4, Episode 2 Post-Credits Scene Explained

Contains spoilers for Rick and Morty season 4, episode 2 "The Old Man and the Seat"

Plenty of weird stuff happens on Rick and Morty. Its eponymous pair have traveled across various dimensions, committed crimes punishable by alien and human laws alike, encountered strange and often horrifying creatures, gotten mixed up in life-threatening situations, done some truly terrible things, and even buried their own corpses, vowing to replace those versions of themselves in the current dimension. Suffice to say, almost nothing is too out of the box for the Adult Swim animated series, but sometimes, Rick and Morty pulls a fast one on fans that leaves them scratching their heads. 

The most recent episode of Rick and Morty — the second installment of the long-awaited season 4, entitled "The Old Man and the Seat" — featured one such moment. After the episode wrapped and the many, many bathroom-humor-based jokes had been, er, flushed down the toilet, "The Old Man and the Seat" rolled out a post-credits scene — one that saw Jerry Smith (Chris Parnell) drinking a highly unusual substance and experiencing a rather mundane hallucination. 

Here's the full explanation for the post-credits scene featured on Rick and Morty season 4, episode 2. Beware: spoilers are ahead!

What does Jerry drink, and what does his dream really mean?

The post-credits scene starts with Jerry rummaging through the fridge in search of some Tapatío hot sauce. What he finds instead is a carton of milk, half an avocado that's rapidly browning, a various assortment of boxes and beakers that appear to contain Rick's (Justin Roiland) science experiments, and a vial of bright pink liquid known as "Globafyn." (The vial is marked only with a "G," so there's no telling what the correct spelling of the liquid's name actually is.) 

Jerry gives an inquisitive shrug before gulping down the liquid, and is promptly transported to a dream dimension (or, at least, his brain is). There, he imagines himself as a water bottle delivery man working for "Mountain Sweat." When he snaps back to reality, Jerry tries to slurp up every last drop of the Globafyn that he can. 

Earlier on in "The Old Man and the Seat," Rick explains what Globafyn actually is: a chemical that links up the part of your brain that wants certain things with the part of your brain that recognizes it already has certain things. Essentially, whomsoever ingests Globafyn will experience a dream-slash-hallucination that reveals their deepest desire. 

For Jerry, a character who's been down on his luck more times than we can count and who's often at the receiving end of harsh jabs, it doesn't seem shocking in the least that his biggest dream would be to deliver water bottles to people in their homes. It's a pretty humdrum job from the outside, but it provides immense satisfaction, as the people receiving water from Jerry view him as something of a savior (even if in reality you really shouldn't be buying bottled water). It's a very Jerry Smith job, with a larger-than-life twist at the end. 

But there's a bit more to Jerry's hallucination than that. The post-credits scene dream wasn't simply meant as another joke made at Jerry's expense, poking fun at the fact that he's more than a little bit lame and would feel like a hero if he was a water bottle delivery man. Within "The Old Man and the Seat," Jerry and his son Morty (Justin Roiland) face off against an alien intern called Glootie (Taika Waititi) and his emperor (Sam Neill), who are attempting to steal Earth's water supply. Though Morty criticized his father for some decisions he made, Jerry was the one who used his wits to save Earth from being totally ransacked for water. Sadly, no one properly thanked Jerry for his contributions given that he caused the trouble to start with, but the fact remains: Jerry's Globafyn-induced hallucination shows that all he truly wants is to be appreciated. 

Hopefully as Rick and Morty season 4 continues, Jerry can experience just that — without the use of Globafyn.