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Wait, McDonald’s is Releasing a Szechuan Sauce Podcast Now?

Wait, McDonald’s is Releasing a Szechuan Sauce Podcast Now?

Rick and Morty fans: settle down. The sauce is coming back.

For those who missed it, a simple Rick and Morty joke about McDonalds’ late ’90s promotional run of Szechuan sauce sparked real world chaos when the fast food emporium brought the sauce back, but made supply super-limited, and fans actually rioted. Last we heard, Adult Swim had made T-shirts, and McDonald’s promised there would be more sauce “this winter.”

We hadn’t heard any word on the sauce in a good few months until this week, when McDonald’s took to a website called WeWantTheSauce.com to announce a three-part podcast in partnership with Gizmodo and Onion Labs, hosted by Catherine LeClaire, that will tell the entire story behind the way a cartoon show for adults made people get into fistfights over a fast-food condiment. And perhaps more importantly: they will reveal how to get more sauce.

The entire sauce incident caused heated debates within fandom, as folks who mocked other people for being mad about sauce shortages seemed to momentarily forget the various times they themselves also tried but failed to score a limited-supply collectible tie-in product. We all have our Szechuan sauce—for some, it’s a comic; for others it’s a Comic-Con Funko Pop. For intergalactic war criminals with a love of liquor and green drool (and their fans), this is it.

And the lesson for all creative types is that if you have a favorite discontinued snack, make sure you base an entire episode of your TV show around it, and you’ll get to taste it once more…if your fans don’t exhaust the new supply first.

The podcast (and the secret to scoring more sauce, perhaps) will hit on February 22.

How candid do you think the new three-part podcast will get? And how will the sauce be made available again? Let’s speculate in comments, because in the multiverse, every possibility you can imagine is already happening.

Images: Adult Swim, Hot Topic

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