If you follow American pop culture, you undoubtedly remember the story from October of last year of how fans of the adult cartoon comedy Rick & Morty literally rioted outside McDonald's fast-food restaurants across the country. It was all over a good-intentioned re-release of its 1998 Szechuan Sauce, originally a limited-time promotional dip pinned to then-new Disney movie Mulan.
Things went horribly and unforeseeably wrong when they underestimated the demand by hundreds of thousands of Rick & Morty fans. Those actual adults lined up as early as 4:00 a.m. at some locations, and when supplies quickly dried up, they chanted for hours, demanding more sauce.
If you are also a Rick & Morty fan, or even just a deadmau5 fan, you may remember that, prior to the nationwide re-release, a large bucket of the sauce was created and purchased by a fan of the show, later to be resold on eBay to the superstar producer. Now, he tells his story in a podcast, sponsored by McDonald's.