It's cringe but the first couple seasons have some high-tier episodes. For me, Rick and Morty peaked in season 1 but maybe that's because I was watching episodes as they premiered back then. It was just a dumb [as] show that could suddenly smash a chair over your head and then go back to cracking fart jokes. Some clever premises, a few twists, and a little bit of drama but it had an organic, free-wheeling spirit about it. Ironically this backfired on the writers/Dan Harmon's hideous ego and poisoned the well. Plus the fan base. It was fun while it lasted anyway.
I still don't understand why people have started to bring up the audience when addressing a work.
First two seasons were funny though