After the successful airing of “Rick and Morty” season 3, one of the brains behind the show claimed another victory in the form of a famous dip.
Just before the airing of episode 2, co-creator Justin Roiland triumphantly announced on Twitter that his dream had finally come true. Roiland posted a picture of a plastic package containing bottles of the famous Szechuan Sauce from McDonald’s. He captioned the post with two words: “Holy S***,” which puts an exclamation mark and ends his search for the chicken nugget sauce.
The post garnered around 140,000 retweets. Additionally, it received over 320,000 likes. Interestingly, the bottle included a label containing some neat references to the animated show. “For use only in McDonald’s restaurants during limited promotional window, and then maybe again twenty years later,” read the label.
Furthermore, the label got crazier, saying “DO NOT SERVE to mad scientists traveling with their teenage grandson,” pertaining to Rick and Morty. It continued, saying “potential non-scientist versions of mad scientists from an alternate dimension; and/or Jerry.”
Last month, McDonald’s promised Roiland that they will give him a jug of the discontinued sauce. The sauce was originally mentioned during “Rick and Morty’s” season 3 pilot last April Fool’s Day. In the episode, Rick confessed that his passion and motivation in life is finding the McNugget sauce. ‘
“Nine more seasons until I get that dipping Szechuan sauce, or 97 more years, Morty!,” excitedly said Rick, as his mouth foamed. In turn, fans of the show launched an online petition titled “Bring Back the Mulan Szechuan Sauce.” Moreover, fans also took to Twitter and asked the fast food chain to bring back the sauce in their regular menu.
Cinemablend also reported that a bottle of the sauce was listed and sold on eBay $14,000. The clamor for the sauce eventually caught the attention of McDonald’s. Spokesperson Terri Hickey said that they “never say never, because when our customers speak, we listen.”