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What’s with all the szechuan sauce?

Have you been wondering of late why the Internet has suddenly been flooded with stuff about McDonald’s nearly two decade old szechuan sauce?

Well, you can thank the season three premiere of the hit Adult Swim show Rick and Morty. The season premiere aired on April fool’s day completely unannounced and aired for pretty much the whole day.

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Wasn’t long before the world came a’knockin at McDonald’s doors asking them to revive the almost two decade old sauce. A McDonald’s spokesperson even told Huffington Post that they’re actually thinking about bring the szechuan sauce back.

Here’s what the McD spokesperson had to say:  “We never say never, because when our customers speak, we listen. And to paraphrase some of our most enthusiastic fans, our sauce is so good that it would be worth waiting 9 seasons or 97 years for.”

Saturday night’s surprise season premiere featured Rick Sanchez desperately looking for something, finally revealing near the end of the episode that his next goal in life was to get his hands on some McDonald’s szechuan sauce.

The szechuan sauce, otherwise known as “Mulan” sauce, debuted way back in 1998, as promotion for the Disney movie. A lot of the folk who watch the show today have never actually tasted the sauce ever. Which is another reason a lot of them want the sauce to make a comeback.

With public demand suddenly through the roof after the sauce’s appearance on the show, online petitions to bring the sauce back and even ebay sales of photos of the szechuan sauce started popping up all over the place.

One of the most expensively priced sellers happens to be a user named “definitelynotdanharmon”. Dan Harmon also happens to be the name of the producer of Rick and Morty. And this looks like a suspiciously Harmon thing to do. When Huffpost reached out to the user, all they got was that he was “definitely not Dan Harmon.” Yea, right. Anyway, proceeds from the sales of all the “autographed” goods “definitelynotdanharmon” is selling are vowed to go the Habitat for Humanity charity, which is nice of not-Dan-Harmon.

We should note that the sauce might not be able to make a comeback anytime soon, McDonald’s and Disney ended their partnership back in 2006, but who knows, they might work something out. And as the fans pointed out, there’s a Mulan live action movie planned for 2018, what better time to revive the sauce, right?

Manish Rajesh

Manish Rajesh