In the first episode of Rick and Morty’s third season, Rick tells the alien who is holding him captive about the wonders of McDonald’s discontinued Szechuan sauce. The episode that aired in April 2017 brought the Szechaun saice back into the public eye after a 19 year hiatus.
In the episode, Rick says: “I’ll go out and find some more of that Mulan Szechuan Teriyaki dipping sauce, Morty, because that’s what this is all about Morty – that’s my one-armed man! I’m not driven by avenging my dead family, Morty, that was fake, I’m driven by finding that McNugget sauce. I want that Mulan McNugget sauce, Morty, that’s my series arc, Morty, if it takes nine seasons, I want my McNugget dipping sauce Szechuan sauce, Morty, that’s what’s going to take us all the way to the end, Morty, nine more seasons Morty, nine more seasons until I get that dipping Szechuan sauce, for 97 more years, I want that McNugget sauce, Morty.”
McDonald’s Szechuan sauce
The sauce in question was released in the summer of 1998 as a promotion for the Disney film Mulan. McDonalds have discontinued many things over the years but, besides the McRib, nothing has got so much attention as this Szechuan sauce.
Since the episode aired, over 36,000 Rick and Morty fans have petitioned McDonalds to bring the sauce back. You can see the hype this sauce has caused for yourself. Seach #szechaunsauce on twitter and see what comes up.
Justin Roiland’s package from McDonalds
One of the creators of Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland, recently tweeted about a special package sent to him by McDonalds. McDonalds sent him a bottle of the Szechuan Sauce with a letter attached. The letter read:
Holy shit. pic.twitter.com/vNEIfHTmNU
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) July 30, 2017
Rick and Morty Season 3
The third season of Rick and Morty is going to be added to Netflix in the UK on the same day it is being aired in the US. The first episode, which aired in April is actually available to watch right now! Can I get a wubba lubba dub dub? The show as also featured on our ‘New on Netflix‘ article.
Are you excited about the return of the Szechuan sauce?
Do you remember McDonald’s Szechuan sauce as fondly as Rick did? What other McDonald’s products would you bring back? Let us know in the comment box below!