AI Rick Laughing meme from Rick and Morty

AI Rick Laughing

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Updated Jun 04, 2024 at 04:49PM EDT by Owen.

Added May 31, 2024 at 03:04PM EDT by Owen.

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AI Rick Laughing refers to an AI-generated video of Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty laughing diabolically in front of a crowd of people and then running while pointing a gun. The video is blue, grey and black and also features Morty Smith and Beavis and Butthead laughing. The AI video was used in split-screen Sigma edits to indicate that the media shown above it was "sigma." The AI Rick Laughing format was parodied en masse on Instagram and Twitter / X in 2024, similar to parodies of the Bryan Cranston Sigma Barbershop Quartet and Patrick Bateman and Joker Lightning Eyes formats. The original video was posted by TikToker Vidzard (@vizardtv) in March 2024.


On March 15th, 2024, TikToker[1] @vidzardtv posted a video made with AI showing Rick and Morty character Rick Sanchez laughing with versions of Morty Smith, Beavis and Butthead also present. The video's caption read, "Rave Rick meets 90tis Rave 😂 Beavis&Butthead. dont Laugh." Over two months, the video received roughly 7 million plays and 472,100 likes (shown below).

@vidzardtv Rave Rick meets 90tis Rave 😂 Beavis&Butthead. dont Laugh. #rave #hahaha #90s #rickandmorty #aivideo #digitalart #aiart #sora #beavisandbuthead #techno #minimal @Vidzard @Vidzard @Vidzard ♬ Originalton – Vidzard


On March 23rd, 2024, TikToker[2] @kingofmewing333 posted a meme using the AI Rick Laughing video, gaining over 1.2 million plays and 126,900 likes in two months (shown below, left).

Going into May 2024, more on the app used the video, like TikToker[3] @whetfaartzgaming on May 12th, 2024, who recreated the video using Fortnite, receiving over 802,100 plays and 139,200 likes in 19 days (shown below, right).

@kingofmewing333 #CapCut #fyp #fypシ #рек #врек #посхалка ♬ Originalton – Vidzard

@whetfaartzgaming I think I can take my time #rickandmorty #howfastigottawalk #rickai #fortnite #посхалка #hahahaha #ai ♬ Originalton – Vidzard

On April 17th, 2024, Instagram[4] user @rasty_tco used the video for the bottom part of a split-screen Sigma edit, gaining over 1.4 million views and 31,700 likes in one month (shown below). The Instagram[5] user continued the format going into May 2024.

On May 16th, 2024, X[6] user @SephirothFF7R tweeted the original video, adding a long caption that riffed on the To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty meme, reading in full, "This video is incredibly powerful. It shows Rick Sanchez from cartoon 'Rick & Morty' laughing at the face of the negative aspects of society, forming an army of protesters. #Influential #OffensiveRickandMortyMemes," earning over 9,800 likes in 15 days (shown below).

Parodies of the video surfaced en masse going into late May 2024. For instance, on May 24th, 2024, Instagram[7] user @ysl_bulgaria posted a parody with a picture of mulch, receiving over 53,500 likes in one week (non-embeddable).

Also on May 24th, 2024, Instagram[8] users @1thxg and @zuccy123456 shared a collab Reel that combined the AI Rick Laughing meme with the Byran Cranston Sigma barbershop quartet meme, gaining over 4,300 likes in a week (shown below).

During the same timeframe, parodies persisted on X[9] and also spread to iFunny.[10]

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[1] TikTok – @vidzardtv

[2] TikTok – @kingofmewing333

[3] TikTok – @whetfaartzgaming

[4] Instagram – @rasty_tco

[5] Instagram – @rasty_tco

[6] X – @SephirothFF7R

[7] Instagram – @ysl_bulgaria

[8] Instagram – @1thxg and @zuccy123456

[9] X – @somgoku54

[10] iFunny – @Colaws

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