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The Reddit Theory That Has Rick & Morty Fans Rewatching The Opening Credits

With a multiverse at the show's disposal and a litany of villains threatening Rick Sanchez's existence, it should come as no surprise to see the numerous fan theories that have materialized out of "Rick and Morty" over the years. Fortunately, the show's been around long enough to where we're finally getting some answers to the questions we've long pondered. 

The Season 5 finale brought Evil Morty back into the mix, and in the process of divulging his master plan, Rick showed his Morty a dialogue-less expository backstory of why he's the way he is. As it turns out, the flashback sequence he revealed in the Season 3 premiere episode was pretty close to the truth. Another version of himself dropped a bomb on his wife and Beth, and he scoured the multiverse attempting to track the killer down.

We also get to see the grand final plan of Evil Morty, which involves breaking out of the central finite curve so that he can finally be free of Rick in any timeline where he's the most intelligent man in the universe. But there are still plenty of questions out there regarding the future of the franchise, such as what's Evil Morty going to do now that he's free of Rick once and for all? Some fans have formulated yet another theory, and the answer may have been right in front of our eyes the entire time.

Some fans think Evil Morty is the one golfing in the opening title sequence

Every season, the opening sequence of "Rick and Morty" changes ever so slightly. Some clips remain the same while others are swapped out for scenes of new adventures, plus a few we never see in a proper episode. For Season 5, one clip includes a seemingly benign moment of Morty golfing. Nothing in the realm of science-fiction occurs. He's just golfing, and apparently, he's pretty good at it.

One Redditor tries to add some new context to the moment: "Plot twist: Golf morty is evil morty living a normal life." As elaborated on later in the thread, Evil Morty really doesn't seem to have any grand ambitions. He doesn't seem interested in taking over the multiverse or ruling over a single land. The whole idea behind breaking the central finite curve is that it was the only way to get away from Rick's clutches where he could be a regular kid. And it seems like when Morty finally gets all the time in the world, he wants to take up golf.

Other Redditors really took to the theory, adding comments like "You know he's evil if he likes golf" and "That woooould be dope" to the mix. Of course, many scenes on "Rick and Morty" are open to interpretation, and u/gesugaoevilface has another way of reading the scene: "Or it's just him as president playing golf more often than he's in office like other presidents we've had." Then again, it could just be regular Morty has taken an interest in golf. The humor could be in watching Morty doing something so mundane, but wherever there are strange "Rick and Morty" moments, fan theories won't be far behind.