Rick and Morty fans are petitioning McDonald's to bring back their Mulan Szechuan dipping sauce

'Nine more seasons until I get that Szechuan dipping sauce, Morty'

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Just as everyone thought April Fool’s Day was coming to a close, Adult Swim dropped the best surprise of them all: the first episode of Rick and Morty season three.

Within the episode, we discover Rick’s upcoming nine season arch - the pursuit of McDonald's Szechuan sauce that was only available in 1998 as part of a tie-in with Disney’s Mulan.

“Nine more seasons until I get that Szechuan dipping sauce, Morty,” concludes Rick at the episode’s end, during a speech reminiscent of that seen during the very first episode. “For 97 more years, Morty. I want that McNugget dipping sauce!”

Having reintroduced the dipping sauce back into people’s minds, viewers have been keen to try Rick’s favourite sauce. However, unlike Rick, they’re not willing to wait nine seasons, instead, petitioning McDonald’s to bring back the sauce now.

“McDonald's Szechuan sauce is the best sauce known to man,” reads one petition, signed by 9,750 supporters. “It would be a tragedy for it to not come back to McDonald’s.”

Cashing in on the new-found publicity, McDonald’s replied to a Tweet from the official Rick and Morty account, writing “McNugga Lubba Dub Dub,” a reference to Rick’s famous phrase “Wubalubadubdub”.

Meanwhile, you can read our review of the season three premiere here. An estimated release date for the rest of the season has also been revealed.