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Rick And Morty Fans Can't Help But Love This Nerdy Aspect Of Jerry's Character

"Rick and Morty" proves that intelligence doesn't always result in happiness. Rick Sanchez is the smartest man in the universe, and he's regularly miserable. One could even make the argument that the only reason he goes on so many adventures with Morty is to distract himself from the pain of existence. This is contrasted with Jerry, who's obviously the dumbest member of the Smith family, and yet, he manages to find moments of joy in life. 

Everyone calls Jerry a loser, but his obliviousness to what's going on around him often means he's the happiest of the bunch. He doesn't get lost in the ennui of what it means to live. He's just happy to be around, no matter what people think of him. Still, he'd probably be ecstatic to learn that plenty of viewers find him cool. In fact, there's a whole Reddit thread of "Rick and Morty" fans praising a certain aspect of his character. 

Fans love Jerry's dad jokes

Dad jokes. Can't live with them; can't live without them. They're the atrocious puns that hit you like a sack of bricks. And Jerry Smith is a master of them, as evidenced throughout "Rick and Morty." Redditor u/orangeybroc pointed out one, in particular, they enjoyed, "You should head on down to the men's aisle at Kmart because you need to cut me some slack...s." One fan also showed some love to another line that's an all-timer for Jerry, "[I'm] looking for my weed whacker because these weeds are whack yo."

Despite the number of verbal bashings he gets on the show, viewers seem to like Jerry, partly because he's the most relatable of the bunch. Ultimately, he's not some super genius or a sci-fi aficionado. He's just trying to do his job and make it through the day. 

And as much as Rick seems to detest Jerry on the show, those behind-the-scenes seem to think it's possible for a friendship to blossom between the two ... at least down the line. In a featurette for the episode "Amortycan Grickfitti," writer Anne Lane mentioned, "I think there are solutions that could get rid of Jerry, and Rick doesn't do those. So maybe they have the potential for friendship." As much as "Rick and Morty" may be averse to serialization, it does do it from time to time, so perhaps Jerry will become more liked by his family as time goes on. He's already a star as far as fans are concerned.