McDonald’s Bungled Szechuan Sauce Promo Made ‘Rick and Morty’ Fans Flip Out, and Twitter Turned It Into a Joke
As we all know, Rick and Morty fans are the smartest fans in the world. But just because you’re a genius, doesn’t mean you can’t freak out over something super dumb. Rick and Morty fans were psyched when they learned that McDonald’s would be releasing a limited quantity of their infamous Szechuan Sauce, but the reality of the promotion ended up being a disaster. Apparently there wasn’t nearly enough sauce and people felt McDonald’s had lied to them.
Got there an hour early for Szechuan sauce. Left because McDonald’s was only sent 30 packets. Sending bad vibes to McDonald’s Corporate smh can’t complete my serie arc now #szechuansauce pic.twitter.com/MTuAOSqwfG
— Amber Cocchiola (@frenchhornist) October 7, 2017
#szechuansauce They didn't get the sauce at UPenn, but I enjoyed a police speaker saying "Return to your homes. They do not have the sauce"
— Roland Miller (@90sAlternative7) October 7, 2017
While lots of people left McDonald’s disappointed, other people freaked the freak out over the sauce none of them knew existed until a few months ago.
— Kevin Alberi (@Chauncey_Boy) October 7, 2017
As always Twitter had some pretty funny takes on the whole Szechuan debacle. Here’s some of the best.
I am a shift manager at a McDonald's and we've been throwing out the Szechuan sauce because we're bigger fans of Bojack Horseman.
— skeleton roger 💀💀 (@iamtherog) October 8, 2017
— autumnal conductor (@driltwo) October 8, 2017
Rick: I am very intelligent. Nothing matters.
*Turns to face viewer*
Harass McDonald's minimum wage workers over dipping sauce
— H. Bomberguy (@Hbomberguy) October 8, 2017
As a true Rick and Morty intellectual I just make my own szechuan sauce
— Sam Thorne (@Strippin) October 8, 2017
Making bootleg Szechuan sauce in my bathtub. I've tested on three gerbils. None have survived. The refining continues.
— Matt Christman (@cushbomb) October 8, 2017
Rick and Morty Szechuan wars
I can't take it anymore pic.twitter.com/Vu8fZq1W8s
— Sean T. Collins (@theseantcollins) October 8, 2017
To be fair, if Szechuan Sauce shortages lead to nerds boycotting McDonald’s, Rick & Morty will have had a greater effect than Super Size Me.
— Simon Barrett (@Simon_Barrett) October 8, 2017
love 2 work a minimum wage job n have a bunch of nerds yell pickle rick at me
— BRANDON WARDELL (@BRANDONWARDELL) October 8, 2017
guys the joke of the rick and morty episode is that the szechuan sauce wasn't even good
— rachel (halloween) (@rachelmillman) October 8, 2017
I hope mcdonalds employees stole all the Szechuan sauce and are ebaying it for what they make in two weeks at work
— BOOscuits and GRAVEy (@aardvarkwizard) October 8, 2017
McDonalds employees have heard pickle rick, schwifty, and wub a lub a dub dub 300 times today, they deserve $15.00/hr
— Thomas (@ABCBTom) October 7, 2017
McDonald’s should pour out a trough of the Szechuan Sauce behind every location to watch nerds lick sauce out of a trough
— Creppy Li'l 🌳👻🎃🦇 (@karengeier) October 8, 2017
Percentage-wise how many of the dudes who queued up for Szechuan Sauce made fun of girls going out for the unicorn frapps
— Jenny NicGHOULson (@JennyENicholson) October 8, 2017
I love working at the McDonald's in Columbus, Ohio and dumping the gallon of szeuchan sauce that corporate gave us down the drain
— Paul Curst (@pblest) October 8, 2017
Wow: VP Pence & the Second Lady just walked out of an Indianapolis McDonald's after they failed to produce Szechuan Sauce
— Nick Wiger (@nickwiger) October 8, 2017
McDonald’s CEO has resigned because of angry Rick & Morty fans threatening to boycott. “We are sorry about the cartoon sauce,” he cried
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) October 8, 2017
How many of the people going to McDs today because a cartoon told them to do you think consider themselves too smart to fall for advertising
— Tom Hatfield (@WordMercenary) October 8, 2017
Rick & Morty fan: To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty
Rick & Morty fan: *pays $300 for dipping sauce*
— 👿 beck 👿 (@becksux) October 7, 2017
Thousands of Rick and Morty fans screaming Wubadubdub at minimum wage cashiers really epitomizes 2017
— Bobby Big Wheel (@BobbyBigWheel) October 7, 2017
Hey McDonald's, this is a stick up. Give me all of the Sasquatch sauce or I will have no choice but 2 get schwifty on ur ass pic.twitter.com/JrInXCMJcD
— 1994 Subaru Outback (@Sadieisonfire) October 8, 2017
I regret creating Rick and Morty
— Rick & Morty creator (@alexqarbuckle) October 8, 2017
RICK AND MORTY FANS: We're the smartest fanbase in the world
ALSO R&M FANS: I waited in line for 5 hours for ketchup mixed with teriyaki
— Big Supernaturals 👻 (@UweBollocks) October 8, 2017