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McDonald's Bringing Back Szechaun Sauce Thanks to Rick & Morty

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Like most Dan Harmon productions, Rick and Morty is replete with constant references to pop culture esoterica.

McDonald's will also be releasing limited edition Szechuan sauce-themed posters along with the rest of the sauces in their lineup. "The [version of Mr.] Poopybutthole with the slightly shorter hat and McDonald's vague allusions to 'Hey, you seem like someone who likes traveling the galaxy kind of through a portal sort of thing, maybe you should have some Szechuan sauce'". To reiterate, McDonald's says the sauce will be "really, really limited", so it will likely go fast after becoming available at 2 p.m. (Yes, that's the Sunday of New York Comic Con).

Customers can choose a custom poster of one of 10 dipping sauces, Szechuan included, in lieu of selecting the rare condiment.

"We expect there to be a lot of enthusiasm around this one", she said. "After almost 20 years (and perhaps a bit of time travel) we're even doing the impossible".

According to a report by The Independent, Adult Swim took to Twitter on Monday, 2nd October to officially announce "Rick and Morty" season 4.

For one day, at least.

McDonald's didn't stop there: To promote its new buttermilk chicken tenders, the restaurant is offering a new version of Szechuan sauce at locations across the country, including four in Chicago.

In July, McDonald's sent a jug of Szechuan sauce to the show's co-creator Justin Roiland after finding it in "a dimension where it's always 1998". "And if McDonald's is going to be so generous I don't want to lure them in and then take a crap on their product". It was only a matter of time before the sauce entered the rest of America's. Later in the episode - following a prison break, multiple mind swaps and Rick's casual destruction of a galactic empire - he reveals to Morty that his only real motivation in life is getting his hands on the discontinued Szechuan sauce. It was created to mimic traditional Chinese Szechuan Sauce, and it came complete with Happy Meal Chicken McNuggets and one out of a set of eight Mulan toys.