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Posted Thursday 2/22/18 at 2:24PM EST
McDonald's is bringing back Szechuan sauce for Rick and Morty fans
Starting Monday, McDonald's will have a 20-million packet supply of the sauce popular with fans of the Adult Swim series. A one-day promo last October resulted in long lines and disappointment for some Rick and Morty fans.
Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 2:32PM EST
YouTube TV confirms it's adding Turner channels and raising prices for new members
YouTube TV subscribers will have access to Turner channels, including Turner Classic Movies, TNT, TBS, CNN and Cartoon Network, truTV and Adult Swim, as well as NBA TV and MLB Network. The service will also increase its subscription fee $40 per month for new members beginning March 13, but anyone who signs up before then will continue to pay the current $35 a month price.
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
YouTube TV will reportedly raise its price and add the Turner family of channels
The streaming service's monthly price will go up from $35 to $40 a month, according to a Buzzfeed post that has since been removed because it contained embargoed information. Concurrent with the price hike, YouTube will reportedly add Turner channels, including CNN, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, TBS, TNT and TCM.
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 4:29AM EST
Eric Andre Does Paris in new Adult Swim special
Comedian Eric Andre will “ponder existential questions with French people” as part of his special airing after midnight on Feb. 19.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 9:05PM EST
Rick and Morty writer: We don’t even have scripts for a fourth season
The Adult Swim series is still in flux, as writer Ryan Ridley urges Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland and the cable network to “get their sh*t together” in an interview with Detroit Cast.
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 2:42AM EST
LAPD investigating a deadly threat to Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland
Police were alerted to a 4chan forum member who threatened to attack Roiland at the The Game Awards 2017. Roiland appeared at the event without harm. ALSO: Rick and Morty characters are getting one-shot comic books.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 8:21PM EST
Judge dismisses a lawsuit against Adult Swim’s Black Jesus
The Adult Swim series was accused by writer Saint Solomon of ripping off his short story Thank You, Jesus, which also featured a black Jesus.
Posted Wednesday 11/22/17 at 10:51PM EST
Rick and Morty’s Thanksgiving gift to fans is a video of Mr. Poopybutthole’s back story
Adult Swim has released a Mr. Poopybutthole back story that proves to be an emotional ride.
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 10:48PM EST
Is The Eric Andre Show essentially Bugs Bunny come to life?
A YouTube video points out that Andre’s talk show persona has a lot in common with Bugs Bunny, particularly in their ability to flip the script on their unwitting counterparts.
Posted Friday 11/03/17 at 2:43AM EDT
The Simpsons gives a Szechuan Sauce shout-out to Rick and Morty
Sunday’s episode will show Maggie jumping on the Szechuan Sauce bandwagon.
Posted Wednesday 10/25/17 at 1:54PM EDT
Old Spice helps kill off a Rick and Morty character
Watch the Adult Swim show’s newest sponsored clip.
Posted Tuesday 10/10/17 at 10:15PM EDT
Rick and Morty fans’ Szechuan sauce meltdown shines a light on toxic fandom
As Aja Romano notes, “one especially vocal subset of the Rick and Morty fan base comprises a perfect storm of insular geek culture and trolling.” Romano adds that as the McDonald’s debacle shows, “it has undeniably gotten more difficult, in recent years, to detangle modern geek culture and fandom from the toxic substrains of nihilism, entitlement, trolling, misogyny, and often a general lack of empathy that fuel its darkest corners.” ALSO: McDonald’s customer sells nuggets dipped in Szechuan sauce for $10 apiece.
Posted Monday 10/09/17 at 3:47PM EDT
McDonald’s Szechuan sauce debacle proves how Rick and Morty fans don’t understand the show
The Season 3 dipping sauce joke from Season 3 “flew right over the heads of some of the show’s biggest fans, and McDonald’s stepped right up to take advantage of this fact,” says Ben Kuchera, commenting on the brouhaha over Szechuan sauce. He adds: “Rick and Morty superfans, the ones who are giving the rest of us a bad reputation, like to 'joke' about how you have to be smart to understand the show while proving over and over again that they don’t understand the show. Rick wasn’t saying the sauce was important, he was saying that nothing is important. Why not destroy a family over a sauce? Why do or don’t do anything? The fans responded by giving the subject of that joke an absurd amount of importance in their lives. They felt real anger over not getting their sauce, and they don’t mind taking it out on McDonald’s.”
- Rick and Morty's Justin Roiland: “We had nothing to do with this McDonald's stuff. Not happy w/how this was handled”
- McDonald’s responds to outcry by promising that Szechuan sauce will be back this winter
- This fiasco was an absolute embarrassment for everybody involved
- This will hurt Rick and Morty more than it will hurt McDonald's
Rick and Morty fans are going to war with each other over Szechuan sauce
- Police responded as an angry crowd chanted “we want sauce!”
The Szechuan sauce was selling for as much as $1,000 on eBay
Posted Sunday 10/08/17 at 2:43AM EDT
Rick and Morty fans created long lines for Szechuan sauce — and McDonald’s wasn’t ready to meet the demand
Many McDonald’s locations that had announced the Szechuan sauce promotion didn’t have any, or ran out early. “Very disappointed with @McDonalds and Szechuan sauce disaster,” one Rick and Morty fan tweeted. Another fan complained: “I’m sauceless!” Others who weren’t aware of the promotion were baffled by the long lines. In Florida, police had to be called out to calm upset Rick and Morty fans.
Posted Friday 10/06/17 at 10:24PM EDT
Read a review of McDonald’s Rick and Morty Szechuan Sauce
The restaurant chain still hasn’t acknowledged any connection between the Adult Swim series and Saturday’s limited availability of its now-famous Szechuan Sauce.