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Rick and Morty has become one of the biggest pop-culture phenomena that a simple gag about Szechuan sauce from the 90s can have the internet going into a frenzy about bringing it back. Co-creator Justin Roiland actually got sent a jug of the actual sauce from the 90s, and it came with some extra goodies.
Check it out:
The sauce came with a fun label that reads:
"For use only in McDonald's restaurants (C-1998M) during limited promotional window, and then maybe again twenty years later," reads the label. "DO NOT SERVE to mad scientists traveling with their teenage grandson; potential non-scientist versions of mad scientists from an alternate dimension; and/or Jerry."
It also came with a letter from a certain Chef Mike who writes:
"We finally did it. It took months, but we finally brought back some Szechuan Sauce. We'll spare you the physics but it 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-- Some Szechuan Sauce you remember and some sou-venirs from some of the dimensions we tried along the way. 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. A few lucky fans will also get to experience the glory, but the first bottle in this dimension is for you. Stay Schwifty, Chef Mike"
I think it's the best gift to send to Roiland right on the official premiere of the third season of the show. After numerous delays, we finally get to watch some more of Rick and Morty's science-fuelled shenanigans.
With more episodes incoming, there's no telling what kind of crazy trend Rick and Morty can come up with next.
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