Published Oct 10, 2017Having just completed its third season, Adult Swim's Rick & Morty has achieved a feverishly devoted fanbase. In fact, Rick & Morty fans are perhaps a little too excited about the show, as evidenced by some disastrous McDonald's mayhem this weekend.
As viewers will undoubtedly remember, Season 3 renewed interest in the long-gone McDonald's szechuan sauce, which was briefly available in the late '90s. In the clip, available below, Rick obsesses over getting that sauce.
His obsession, naturally, spilled over into real life. Seizing the promotional opportunity, McDonald's brought back the sauce in a limited-edition Rick & Morty-themed case, and the PR stunt should've ended there.
Instead, when they ran out of sauce, Adult Swim acolytes across America marched on the golden arches, demanding the dip and deeply embarrassing themselves (and, by extension, humanity) in the process.
As the Guardian reports, police were called to at least one franchise location when over-enthused nerds freaked out about the dip that they heard about in a cartoon.
Meanwhile, Twitter users collected some absolutely atrocious meltdowns:
we really gotta raise the minimum wage pic.twitter.com/fflcxw7MJ5— jack wagner (@jackdwagner) October 9, 2017
Cops are at Wellington McDonalds where tons of angry people lined up for hrs for Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce only to learn they had none pic.twitter.com/3T272osid4— Lulu Ramadan (@luluramadan) October 7, 2017