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Does Szechuan Sauce Bring Out the Worst in Fans?

written by Johnny Perkins February 28, 2018

I want that Mulan McNugget Sauce, Morty!

McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce came back with a bang this past fall. Rick and Morty’s fans spread across the internet and country like a virus. Everyone who hadn’t heard about Rick and Morty suddenly had and were very annoyed. With a very limited supply of the sauce referenced by Rick as his major story arc, fans were upset when they didn’t get some. With some people paying insane amounts of money for aftermarket sauce. McDonald’s soon announced it heard the cries of the people and it would bring back the sauce in a larger way in early 2018. As time went on, the fans forgot or stopped caring as much. Maybe it was the backlash for the way they were acting, or maybe it was because McDonald’s didn’t make it a big deal. But this past Monday, Szechuan sauce finally made it’s return to the menu.

9 MORE SEASONS UNTIL I GET THAT DIPPING SZECHUAN SAUCE!

Looks like it only took one season, not nine seasons, not ninety-seven years. True the show has had three seasons, but that mention of the sauce was only in season three. So the show was able to bring it back in one season. Now that the sauce is back with twenty million packets and I went out and got myself some nuggets and Szechuan sauce. I say it’s worth going and grabbing some.

Oh, it gets darker Morty… Welcome to the darkest year of our adventures.

Wheather you love it or hate it, Rick and Morty has proven it can make change happen. But are the fans a cancer? Many have talked about it before. Fans mimicking Rick’s existential views, treating anyone who doesn’t agree with them as idiots. There are many fans out there who are good and decent people. But a small portion caused the riots at McDonald’s. That small portion of fans also attacked the female writers and female fans for just being women. This small portion even got called out by the show’s creator Dan Harmon.

“These knobs, that want to protect the content they think they own — and somehow combine that with their need to be proud of something they have, which is often only their race or gender. It’s offensive to me as someone who was born male and white, and still works way harder than them, that there’s some white male [fan out there] trying to further some creepy agenda by ‘protecting’ my work. I’ve made no bones about the fact that I loathe these people. It f—ing sucks. And the only thing I can say is if you’re lucky enough to make a show that is really good that people like, that means some bad people are going to like it too. You can’t just insist that everybody who watches your show get their head on straight … And I’m speaking for myself — I don’t want the show to have a political stance. But at the same time, individually, these [harassers] aren’t politicians and don’t represent politics. They represent some shit that I probably believed when I was 15.”

Dan Harmon

So are the fans a cancer? Possibly, but their silence on this release of the notorious Szechuan sauce makes me think some of them may have grown up. But there will always be cancerous aspects of all fan bases, this is just one. Maybe they just realized they got pwnd by Dan Harmon and decided to take a look at themselves.

What do you think? Will you try the sauce? Are the fans a cancer? Let us know in the comments!


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