1998 is back.
McDonald’s has brought back its limited edition dipping sauce — which was available in the summer of 1998 as a promotion for “Mulan” — just for “Rick and Morty.”
After joking about the sauce at San Diego Comic-Con, show creator Justin Roiland said he’d been talking to the fast-food chain about bringing back the condiment, which was the basis of the prereleased season 3 premiere of the Adult Swim sitcom.
The episode, while was released in April, included Ricky ranting about the sauce.
“That’s my one arm man. I’m not driven by avenging my dead family Morty, that was FAKE! I’m driven by finding that, McNugget Sauce,” he says in the episode. “I want that Mulan McNugget Sauce, Morty. That’s my series arc Morty! If it takes nine seasons, I want my McNugget dipping Szechuan Sauce, Morty!”
On Sunday, Roiland revealed that McDonald’s had, in fact, followed through and sent him a 64-ounce jug of the sauce.
“We’ll spare you the physics, but turns out, Dimension C-1998M is a dimension where it’s always 1998. 1998 every day. No smartphones, no social media. It’s a weird, scary place. But they’ve got Szechuan Sauce on the regular menu. So here we are with some precious cargo — the Szechuan Sauce you remember and some souvenirs from some of the dimensions we tried along the way,” the company wrote.
“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.”
The chef also announced that “a few lucky fans will get to experience the glory,” which was echoed in a vague tweet from the company that pictured three jugs of the Szechuan Sauce.
“Rick and Morty” returns Sunday night.
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