I stumbled upon it in the third episode of the fourth season of Rick and Morty. Here is the context:

Rick: This dork. He has a convention now? Come on. What are we doing?

Morty: Huh! Tuxedo scuba lessons? Ooh! A signing with Catherines Alpha through Omega Joneses! You know, this is great source material for this heist movie that I'm writing.

  • have a signing with someone means have a contract with someone: when both parties have their signs on the contract sheet, then it goes into effect.
    – gomadeng
    Feb 22, 2021 at 16:48
  • Apparently, "Catherine's Alpha-through-Omega Jones" is a reference to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, who starred in the heist film Ocean's Twelve. But even armed with that information, I have no idea why Zeta should be transposed into Alpha-through-Omega. This is hardly the kind of source material I'd recommend for anyone wanting to learn English. In fact, imho it's stretching a point to even call this dialogue fragment "English". Feb 22, 2021 at 17:00
  • @FumbleFingers Zeta is the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet. The first and last letters are alpha and omega.
    – D M
    Feb 22, 2021 at 17:02
  • Fumble. I think they are just having pun. A sort of joking.
    – gomadeng
    Feb 22, 2021 at 17:04
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    @DM: I knew that. I just don't see why the substitution. They might as well have said she starred in the heist film Ocean's one-through-twenty. At least that could be seen as a "dig" at the idea of umpteen movie sequels (Jaws Seven, anybody? Not that there were ever any movies called Ocean's One, Ocean's Two,...). Feb 22, 2021 at 17:10

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A signing is an event where a notable person or group meets fans and signs autographs. These events are common at premiers, conventions, and other gatherings of fandoms.

An example would be a book signing where an author would meet their readers, sign copies of their book, and pose for photographs.

In the scene you describe, Morty is excited about the opportunity to meet Catherine Alpha-Jones, Catherine Beta-Jones, ..., and Catherine Omega-Jones, a reference to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and a pun based on the Greek alphabet.

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