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Rick and Morty season 6 episode 3 release date and time — How to watch online right now, channel and more

A naked Rick walks into the dining room for Thanksgiving Dinner, while his family is looking at him, in Rick and Morty season 6 episode 3.
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It's time for another very shwifty Thanksgiving when you watch Rick and Morty season 6 episode 3 online tonight. And from the looks of things, Jerry's taking this as an opportunity to test his family — again. And it all comes at the heels of a very meta episode where Rick jumped into an arcade game to pull Morty out of Roy: A Life Well Lived.

Rick and Morty season 6 episode 3 time and channel

Rick and Morty season 6 episode 3 "Bethic Twinstinct" airs today (Sunday, Sept. 18) at 11 p.m. ET.
It's on Cartoon Network, during the AdultSwim block.

Episode 3 is one of the few Rick and Morty episodes to get a TV-MA rating, so expect even more intensity than usual. And that's following last week's adventure when Summer killed a bunch of aliens to save Rick and Morty from that game. 

In the preview scene you can watch below, we see that Morty has a new game console, Rick is pulling off turkey transformations (again) and Jerry decides to make everyone very uncomfortable with an overly detailed description of how things would go if Beth ever leaves him or dies.

The episode's title "Bethic Twinstinct" gives us reason to think that the duality of Beth and Space Beth will be central to the episode. Maybe they'll be annoyed about how Summer and Rick have become even more video game obsessed as Morty.

So, here's everything you need to know to watch Rick and Morty season 6 episode 3 online, and check out this trailer for the new episode:

How to watch Rick and Morty season 6 episode 3 online from anywhere on Earth

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 6 episode 3 online in the US?

In the U.S., episode 1 of Rick and Morty season 6 episode 3 airs today (Sunday, Sept. 18) at 11 p.m. ET Eastern on Cartoon Network, during the Adult Swim after-hours block of programming.

If you've already cut the cord, you can watch Rick and Morty on some of the best cable TV alternatives, such as Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream. Notable by its absence is FuboTV.

Of these options, we recommend Sling TV (opens in new tab), one of the best streaming services. It's currently half off for the first month. 

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You can watch Rick and Morty season 6 online live online on Sling Blue, with Sling TV (opens in new tab). Sling Blue also includes Food Network, USA, TBS, IFC and Lifetime.

How can I watch Rick and Morty season 6 episode 3 online in the UK

We've got good news. Unlike with previous seasons, Channel 4's 4oD will show Rick and Morty season 6 episode 3 at the same time as the States.

How to watch Rick and Morty season 6 episode 3 online in Canada

If you're in Canada, you're in luck, as you can likely watch Rick and Morty season 6 episode 3 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 (opens in new tab). Americans visiting our neighbors in the great white north should look at ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), where each season costs $9.99.

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Henry T. Casey
Senior Editor

Henry is a senior 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.