How to watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 6 online, start time, channel and more

watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 6: Hopefully this episode's family meal will be at a table, and not in a cliff
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Rick and Morty season 5 episode 6 time and channel

Episode 6 of Rick and Morty season 6 will broadcast at 11 p.m. ET today (Sunday, July 25).
It's on Cartoon Network's [adult swim] block, and it's titled "Rick & Morty's Thanksploitation Spectacular."

We're eager to watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 6 tonight, as we've got small clues of what to expect — and it looks like a different kind of wild as we've gotten the last few weeks. We're moving on from the Jerry-shaming and ... whatever Morty was doing ... for a Thanksgiving episode that may be in name-only.

But a bit of news from Comic-Con @ Home first! We've learned that our eyes are not deceiving us: there is an increased interest from the show runners in making Rick and Morty about more than you know, Rick and Morty. Summer, it seems, is one character they want to give more time and attention to. Oh, and remember Rick's nemesis Mr. Nimbus? Not only was he inspired by David Bowie, there was some discussion of how to make Sub-Mariner a less dweeby character.

But as for tonight's episode, we hear you ask, "A Thanksgiving episode in the middle of summer?" Well, yes, that's what we're getting, at least on paper. It seems that's the case because, we're guessing, that Rick and Morty won't be airing new episodes this fall. We'd love for the series to air season 6 so shortly after season 5, but we don't expect it at all. That said, it may just be a Thanksgiving episode in that the episode happens to take place on the holiday, as the below clip will tease.

And what can we say about this possibly-Thanksgiving related episode? Well, in the cold open for this week's edition, we learned that Rick and Morty are pulling a National Treasure. Yes, they're stealing the damn constitution. And, as you'll see in the below clip, they manage to wake up a robot they really shouldn't have. 

Oh, and as you might have guessed by the date of this episode, we're not getting a mid-season hiatus as season 4 had!

That means episode 7 — Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion (oh god, Morty's gonna be Shinji and I hope he's not "the worst") — airs next week, followed by "Rickternal Friendshine of the Spotless Mort" and "Forgetting Sarick Mortshall" and then ending with the season finale "Rickmurai Jack" on August 22.

Rick and Morty season 5 episode 6 cold open clip

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. 

Our pick for the best VPN is ExpressVPN. It meets all the VPN needs and is easy to use and delivers fast internet speeds, making it simple to set up for streaming in no time at all. It also works on practically any device, starting with iOS and Android and including streaming devices such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Apple TV. Plus, game consoles like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 


Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN, is our top choice. It's got a solid mix of safety, speed and ease-of-use. Plus, you get an extra 3 months free if you sign up for a year. And, heck, if you've never used a VPN before and are curious and not sure, there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you just want to give it a try.

How do I watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 6 online in the US?

Episode 6 of Rick and Morty season 5 airs today (Sunday, July 25) 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

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.

Sling TV

You can watch Rick and Morty season 5 online live online on Sling Blue, with Sling TV. Sling Blue also includes Food Network, USA, TBS, IFC and Lifetime.

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 6 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 6 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.

Amazon Prime Video Channels

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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
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.