“Rick and Morty” brought Szechuan sauce back to life.
McDonald’s announced that it will make the famous sauce available at certain restaurants — including some in Manhattan — on Oct. 7 following an outpouring of demand from fans.
In the season three premiere of the Adult Swim sitcom, Ricky ranted about the condiment.
“That’s my one-armed 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!”
At the end of July, McDonald’s sent show creator Justin Roiland a 64-ounce jug of the sauce, which debuted in the summer of 1998 as a promotion for “Mulan.”
“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,” the company wrote in a statement at the time.
“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.”