|Rick was originally a Subway corpo-humanoid, a spokesperson for the brand who literally became the product he endorsed. As part of his contract with the company he enrolled at Greendale when a new franchise opened there. His main purpose then was to circumvent school policy which stated that a student has to own 51 percent of any business operating for profit on campus. Unfortunately, his time there led to an illicit affair with fellow student Britta Perry which cost him his job. Years later he returned to Greendale as a corporate puppet of another big business but was again forced to leave the campus. His first appearance was in the Season Three episode "Digital Exploration of Interior Design". He is portrayed by Travis Schuldt.|
|During the 2015 semester at Greendale, Rick returned to the campus this time as an employee of the Honda corporation. Britta found out he was back and confronted him in the schools parking lot where he was pitching Honda vehicles to some students. Although she was happy to see him she slapped him twice for not having contacted her since they were last together. Rick claimed it had taken this long to free himself and told her he was primarily there for her. She started to doubt him when he was distracted by Dean Pelton who was showing off a Honda vehicle he just purchased. Britta accused him of "Guerrilla marketing " his company and was saddened to see he hadn't changed. Rick told her it was different but was forced to admit that like before he wasn't allowed to have a girlfriend.
She was about to leave when Rick invited her to see the backseat of his Honda CRV. The afterglow of their physical reconnection was disturbed when Dean Pelton knocked on the vehicles door. Rick asked Britta to hide while he talked to the Dean outside. He found that Craig had bought a CRV and a snowblower in addition to his other Honda vehicle. He was so excited at the prospect of a "Level Seven Susceptible" he allowed Britta to storm. He came up with a plan to win her back and asked his boss at Honda to test Britta at her workplace to see if she could join the company. When his boss was impressed with her sales technique, Rick made a dramatic entrance and and proposed that she become his guerrilla marketing partner. Although she was reluctant at first, Britta eventually agreed as it allowed them to be a couple in public.
Rick and Britta made their relationship public the next day on campus. Working together they managed to convince Todd Jacobson to consider buying a Honda. Later that night, Rick accompanied Britta to dinner at her parents house where he met George and Deb Perry. Much to Britta's chagrin, Rick's marketing training kicked in as he schmoozed her parents and subtly pitched them about buying a Honda. The drive home was tension filled as Rick explained he would always be on the job as it defines who he is. Britta refused to accept this wanting to be with the real Rick and demanded to be let out of the car. After thinking things over, Rick found Britta at her bar and announced he would quit his job to be with her. Together he and Britta went to the Greendale Alumni dance to see her favorite band "Natalie is Freezing" perform.
He and Britta were browsing some of the bands merchandise in the concession stands when Rick overheard Frankie Dart talking on her phone. She mentioned Pelton was looking to buy a fleet of vehicles for the school's athletic department. Britta pleaded with him to let it go but Rick was unable to resist the temptation. He promised to return after doing one last big score and went to make a sale. Rick briefly hesitated and looked back at Britta before he headed off. He soon found out Frankie had set him up and the campus security were there to arrest him when Rick went into his sales pitch. Britta was alerted to the situation and sadly said goodbye to Rick as he was escorted off campus. Sometime later, Rick was in his vehicle not caring that he was getting tears all over his steering wheel ("Advanced Safety Features").
- “Using a groundbreaking but surprisingly legal process known as corpo-humanization, real people such as myself are now allowed to represent the collective identity of corporate business owners.”— Subway
- “I don't recall seeing Subway in my PreMenopausal Post-Feminist Experiential Marketing class.”— Britta
- “Actually I'm on the wait list for the Pre-Men-Post-Fem-Ex-Mark.”— Subway
- “I had a great time with you last night in the pillow fort. The one exception being the deviant sex act you initiated without my consent.”— New Subway
- In his first appearance when he's in the library with Britta, Rick mentions that he has three more years left working for Subway. He wouldn't appear again until three years later in Season Six's Advanced Safety Features.