Wubba Lubba Dub-Dub is Rick's catchphrase, which he recurrently uses in the show, mostly in season one. He uses this phrase every time he's happy or makes a joke. It also means “I am in great pain.”
Near the end of the episode Meeseeks and Destroy, Rick first invented his catchphrase, using it when he made a joke about the Meeseeks Box. Rick said that his catchphrase was based on Arsenio's catchphrase, which he used on his show.
In the episode Raising Gazorpazorp, Rick returned that catchphrase and made it a recurring thing.
In the episode Ricksy Business, Rick used the catchphrase multiple times, and Birdperson explains to Morty that it in his language it means "I am in great pain, please help me." to which Morty responds with "I got news for you he's saying it ironically." At the end of the episode, Rick replaced his catchphrase with "I don't give a FUUUUUCK!!!" Although his catchphrase was replaced in this episode, he has been heard using it a few times in Season 2.
Tiny Rick says a variation of it but it's not the same.
- Meeseeks and Destroy
- Raising Gazorpazorp
- Something Ricked This Way Comes
- Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind
- Ricksy Business
- Total Rickall
- Big Trouble In Little Sanchez (Variation)
- The term is used as a Google Easter Egg. Searching "Wubba Lubba Dub Dub", will give you the result, "Did you mean: I am in great pain. Please help me?".
- This phrase is believed to be a cryptic reference to Turgenev's "Fathers and Sons"
- It could be a reference to Crazy Frog.
- Seeing how Tiny Rick tried warning Morty and Summer about his situation, the variation of the phrase used by him could be Bird person's language for "My life is a lie" or a similar phrase.