Ever since the premiere of Rick And Morty season three back on April Fools’ Day, the interest in McDonald’s Szechuan dipping sauce from 1998 has skyrocketed. We’ve found out how to make the delicious dipper ourselves, watched as someone bought an unopened pack for a boatload of money, and even pondered why McDonald’s didn’t keep it around all the time. Their relationship with Disney might not be what was back in 1998, but that doesn’t mean they’ve given up on the Szechuan dreams of Rick Sanchez — and creator Justin Roiland.
As we reported earlier, the voice of Rick, Morty, and practically every other character on the show was set to receive an entire jug from the fast food giant, revealing the surprise during Comic-Con. That wasn’t just some sort of silly tale either because McDonald’s pulled through — possibly ruining the arc of the show, but oh well. They timed the delivery perfectly, allowing Roiland to enjoy the entire jug of the sauce with the true season three premiere later on Sunday night.
The package came with a very fun note that lets us all know that McDonald’s is hip to the lingo and cool with the teens, playing along with the Rick And Morty universe by hauling this jug all the way from “Dimension C-1998M” — a wonderland where it is always 1998:
“We wish we could have brought more sauce through, but we couldn’t risk keeping a portal like that open. Think about it, if you knew in 1998 that McDonald’s would have All Day Breakfast in 2017, would you want to stay in 1998? Of course not. If we left the portal open, we’d have puka shells, bucket hats, and boy bands as far as the eye could see. It’s too risky, even for a sauce as delicious as this.”
That All Day Breakfast thing is no joke, though. If there was even a whiff of that being a possibility back in those days, we’d be having inter-dimensional wars and a dissolution of nations to help fund it. The entire world would be behind the idea of reaching forward to get a McMuffin at any point during the day, all before realizing the McGriddle is a thing and collapsing all of space time out of sheer excitement.
The best news out of this entire thing is that McDonald’s really might be bringing back the sauce for more people to try. It’s not made too clear from the note, but the idea that “a few lucky fans will get to experience the glory” is pretty good. Much better than whatever the chances were before April 1st, 2017. This could mean a contest of some sort or even a limited return of the sauce to select locations.
Either way, Justin Roiland, Dan Harmon, and the rest of the folks at Rick And Morty have done the world a great service. Now let’s hope they can do something about that hidden exoplanet that is hurtling towards us at break-neck speed.
(Via Gizmodo / Justin Roiland)