Mazzy Star - “Look on Down from the Bridge” from Rick n Morty

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“Look on down from the bridge, There's still fountains down there.”

Rick and Morty, episode 6, “Rick potion #9”
Mazzy Star - “Look On Down From The Bridge”, 1996.

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“Look On Down From The Bridge”

Look on down from the bridge
There's still fountains down there
Look on down from the bridge
It's still raining, up here

Everybody seems so far away from me
Everybody just wants to be free
Look away from the sky
It's no different when you're leaving home

I can't be the same thing to you now
I'm just gone, just gone
How could I say goodbye
How could I say goodbye

Maybe I'll just place my hands over you
And close my eyes real tight
There's a light in your eyes
And you know -- yeah, you know
Look on down from the bridge
I'm still waiting for you

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Rick Potion #9

Rick Potion 9, Everybody Loves Morty

Rick Potion #9 is the sixth episode of Rick and Morty. It premiered on Adult Swim on January 27, 2014, was written by Justin Roiland, and directed by Stephen Sandoval. In the episode, a love potion goes wrong, creating a virus that begins to infect the entire world population, making everyone fall in love with Morty. The episode has been well received, and was seen by about 1.7 million viewers when airing.[1]


Morty has a nervous crush on a girl at school named Jessica. On the night of the Flu Season Dance at his school, Harry Herpson High, his desire leads him to ask Rick for a love serum to make his interest in Jessica requited, and Rick acquiesces, giving him a serum derived from voles. Upon Morty giving Jessica (who, unbeknownst to Morty, has the flu) the serum, it latches onto the flu virus and goes airborne, spreading through the entire planet in a matter of minutes and causing every person not directly related to Morty to fall in love with him. In an attempt to counteract the DNA used in the original serum, Rick makes an antidote from mantis DNA, but the serum fails, instead causing the world's population to mutate into monstrous mantis-people, all of whom want to eat Morty after mating with him.

As these events transpire, Jerry, feeling insecure about his relationship with Beth, follows her to work after she is called in for a late shift. En route, Jerry finds the road blocked by the chaos created by the mantis-people; when they attempt to force Morty's whereabouts out of him, he escapes and kills them with a shotgun. Arriving at the equine hospital at which Beth works, he finds Beth cornered by her raving, infected co-worker; after Jerry kills him, the two reconcile their marriage.

Hiding from the infected population in the desert, Rick makes a third virus to try and undo all the previous ones. But as the virus was amalgamated from various DNA sources (“Koala, rattlesnake, chimpanzee, cactus, shark, golden retriever, and just a smidge of dinosaur,” in Rick's own description), it only further mutates the world's population into barely humanoid blobs. Dubbing the monstrosities “Cronenbergs”, Rick decides the situation is beyond repair; rather than make another attempt to fix the world, he instead finds another dimension in which two specific events occurred: alternate versions of themselves successfully created a working antidote, and also died soon afterwards. Rick and Morty enter the new reality, the latter visibly traumatized by the transpired events and his counterpart's gruesome death, and they bury their alternate selves in the backyard before quietly assuming their place, leaving no one but themselves with the knowledge of what has actually occurred.

In a post-credits scene, Jerry, Beth, and Summer being the sole normal humans left in the ruined world, a Cronenberg version of Rick and Morty appear from a dimension where Cronenberg Rick accidentally turned the whole world into normal people.

from Rick Potion No. 9

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