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How to watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 5 online, start time, channel and more

How to watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 5
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Rick and Morty season 5 episode 5 time and channel

Episode 5 of Rick and Morty season 5 is going to start at 11 p.m. ET today  (Sunday, July 18).
It's on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block, and tonight's installment is titled "Amortycan Grickfitti."

Are you ready to watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 5? Tonight, we've got the latest installment of the animated series, and it bears another cinematic reference in its title: Amortycan Grickfitti.

All we want, though, seriously, is for Morty to keep it in his pants. After last week's visit with space ... creatures ... we've discovered the kid is a chip off the old grandfather. The official synopsis of the episode reads "Summer and Morty steal Rick's car to impress a new kid at school. Meanwhile, Rick and Jerry have a guys' night from hell."

And while the former half of that sentence is up for interpretation, likely drawing inspiration from the George Lucas film American Graffiti, the latter half was previewed during the preview at the end of Rickdependence Spray (an episode title that doesn't really make as much sense now that we know it was Morty who ... nevermind). 

In that preview, Rick and Jerry were in the garage with a bunch of occult items, and Rick told Beth that they can't help her with her situation, because of guy's night. She was as confused as we were to hear that her father's spending time with her husband. We call shenanigans. 

This is the latest Rick and Morty season 5 episode to use a movie title to hint at its plot. And we're guessing that Morty and Summer's joy ride will be twisted and perverted in ways only the Rick and Morty writer's room can think of. This follows the incident in "Rickdependence Spray" where an alien race of sperm were created because Morty decided to take an interest in the technology at Beth's workplace.

And so we're now leading to some other kind of chaos, and we wonder if this will be the moment where Morty finally says enough is enough — and means it. More likely, though, that would happen in episode 5 or episode 10 which would be the cliffhanger episodes before breaks — if history repeats itself.

How can I watch Rick and Morty season 5 online with a VPN?

If you're out of town and Rick and Morty isn't available to watch in your current location, you don't need to be thwarted by geo-fenced restrictions. But, with the help of a virtual private network (VPN), you can watch the new episode live no matter where you are. 

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How do I watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 5 online in the US?

Episode 5 of Rick and Morty season 5 airs today (Sunday, July 18) at 11 p.m. ET on Cartoon Network, during the Adult Swim after-hours block of programming. If you have a cable TV login, you can watch the new episode on adultswim.com.

If you've already cut the cord, you can watch Rick and Morty on multiple live TV streaming services including Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV and AT&T TV Now.

Of these options, we recommend Sling TV, currently down to $10 for the first month. YouTube TV, however, offers a Cloud DVR with unlimited storage, something for the time-shifting crowd who don't need to watch it live. We do not recommend AT&T TV Now.

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You can watch Rick and Morty season 5 online for free in the UK

We've got good news. Unlike with previous seasons, Channel 4's E4 which is free  and has Rick and Morty season 5 episode 5 at the same day as the states.

Anyone from the UK traveling abroad can get this stream for themselves, for free, with a VPN — such as ExpressVPN. You just log in, enter your info and select your home region for where you want to appear to be streaming "from."

How to watch Rick and Morty season 5 online in Canada

If you're in Canada, you're in luck, as you can likely watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 5 at the same time as those in the U.S., 11 p.m. Eastern. 

You're just going to need the STACKTV channel, and fortunately it's available on Amazon Prime Video Channels. Americans visiting our neighbors in the great white north should look at ExpressVPN for watching it live on the service they already pay for.

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If you have paid cable, you can catch up on Rick and Morty by logging into Adult Swim's website and using your paid TV username and password. It's also on HBO Max and Hulu. 

Rick and Morty is also available from Amazon Video, where each season starts at $15.

Henry T. Casey

Henry is an editor writer at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and Apple. Prior to joining Tom's Guide — where he's the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and looking for the headphone adapter that he unplugged from his iPhone.