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Rick and Morty

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cannonz, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder

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    I don't think they need any kind of tie in. This last weekend showed people will show up without having to give them a reason, other than to get some of the sauce. I know I will for sure go to McDonalds to get some of this legendary sauce. :)
     
  2. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

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    So the people who just paid $1,000 for a packet of sauce on eBay pretty much feel like morons now.
     
  3. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder

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    They should feel like morons either way.
     
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  4. gweempose

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    LOL ... I don't disagree.

    The whole thing was so poorly thought out. They should have just re-released the sauce for a limited time to begin with. Maybe a couple months or something. The way they did it, there was absolutely no way it wasn't going to end with a ton of pissed off customers.
     
  5. Saturn_V

    Saturn_V Now with flavor!

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  6. nickels

    nickels opinionated dope

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    I'm not sure who looks worse here, McDonald's or Rick and Morty fans. Going to pretend I don't know anything about this show until this blows over. Wubba lubba what now?
     
  7. logic88

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    Yeah, apparently R&M fans have a bit of a toxic reputation so a lot of pundits took the opportunity to rail against them in their coverage of SauceGate.

    The Szechuan sauce fiasco proves Rick and Morty fans don’t understand Rick and Morty
    Rick and Morty Fans Lose Their Minds Over Fast Food
     
  8. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    I saw a Facebook post that said that McDonald's limited the sauce intentionally pretty much as a screw-you to the show's fans, and "it's exactly what Rick would have done if he was in charge of it." Next will probably be a post saying that the announcement of the sauce's re-release is all part of the Rick plan, as a screw-you to the people who are paying who knows how much on eBay for the sauce.
     
  9. Frylock

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    I think the people at Mcdonalds are being given too much credit. I think they just severely underestimated demand, and thought it would be a tiny thing, and not the giant thing it became.

    At this point, I also don't know that you can really group R&M fans. This season they definitely went pretty mainstream.
     
  10. zordude

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    Yeah a generic space scene with a green pickle looking guy and a mr poopy butthole lookalike.
     
  11. KDeFlane

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    start the press!
    "McDonald's is capitalizing on the crazy popularity of its limited-edition Szechuan Sauce with a new website, a podcast — and a promise to release more info ... this Thursday, Feb. 22"
    (some people on Twitter have already posted pics of the new packaging -- no R&M tie-in at all, so keep calm)
    www.wewantthesauce.com
     
  12. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    McDonald's Orders Up 20 Million Packets for 'Rick and Morty'-Inspired Szechuan Sauce Do-Over

    20M packets, eh? I wonder how many folks will be hoarding them, just in case they get valuable again.
     
  13. Hoffer

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    I will go to McDonalds and buy some nuggets so I can try the sauce. Then I will resume not caring about szechuan sauce. :)
     
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  14. Saturn_V

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    I will go to McDonalds and buy some nuggets so I can take them home and pour Huy Fong Siracha on them. That'll be 100x better than anything McDs can concoct.

    If the sauce were really as good as Justin Roiland claims, it would've graduated into McD's regular sauce selection.
     
  15. Hoffer

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    I tried McDonald's siracha sauce for their nuggets. That stuff was gross. I'm not sure if I don't like siracha sauce, or I don't like McDonalds siracha nugget sauce.
     
  16. hefe

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    I will skip directly to not caring about the sauce.
     
  17. Saturn_V

    Saturn_V Now with flavor!

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    That stuff *is* quantitatively gross. The name Siracha isn't trademarked or copyrighted, so there are literally dozens of variants out there- and fast food has bastardized versions that are more ranch dressing than Siracha.

    There's only one Huy Fong Foods Siracha.
     
  18. gweempose

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    I can't say I feel bad for all the idiots that paid hundreds of dollars for a packet of the sauce on eBay after that whole fiasco back in October.
     
  19. KDeFlane

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    What a misleading headline! (not your fault, theirs)
    The sauce flavor was inspired by Disney's "Mulan" not R&M. The new re-issue is *not* a do-over for their previous chaos, as the packets are not using that promotional design. It's a new release of an old sauce -- and yes, I will finally get to taste what all the fuss is about, then stop making a fuss ever again.
     

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