The heightened craze of Rick and Morty fandom is approaching ranges much like these The Simpsons had again in its prime. Fortunately, there’s not an oz. of unhealthy blood between the 2 artistic groups, as they’ve collaborated up to now for a sofa gag that would in the future be checked out as a ceremonial torch passing between two nice animated exhibits. Now, The Simpsons is throwing one other awesomely particular reference in subsequent episode’s opening credit that pays homage to the Szechuan Sauce craze:
Go away it to Maggie Simpson to be within the possession of the one merchandise that will carry any Rick and Morty fan to their knees. For these which were dwelling underneath a rock-shaped alien, Szechuan Sauce has change into a type of liquid gold within the popular culture group, with the plenty having hounded McDonald’s to carry again the quickly marketed sauce ever since Rick Sanchez mentioned it within the opening episode of Season three. Since then, McDonald’s did certainly carry the sauce again in a Rick and Morty-less promotion that become a complaint-heavy debacle that went so poorly, the quick meals large is bringing again the sauce for actual this winter to apologize for the primary occasion.
On condition that, it will come as little shock if showrunner Al Jean’s screenshot on this blurry tweet was at present up for public sale on eBay for $1,000. Jokes apart, the saucy nod exhibits some love for the Rick and Morty crowd, and it’d nudge just a few of these followers to make amends for The Simpsons. With so long as it might take Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland to make Season four, it is a legit risk one might make amends for each exhibits by the point it hits Grownup Swim.
So far as whether or not or not Rick and Morty will return the love from The Simpsons group when it returns for Season four, we are able to solely hope. The plain nod could be to function The Simpsons’ resident aliens Kang and Kodos within the background of a universe that Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty go to, though one would assume the writing workers would attempt to intention just a little greater with a reference. Maybe Rick might con a universe of aliens into constructing a monorail, or change into a great luck attraction for the city’s baseball group?
We’ll need to see how issues go, as Season four of Rick and Morty is not showing anytime quickly, though that candy reference can be seen on The Simpsons on Sunday, November fifth, at eight p.m. ET. For extra on both collection, make sure to learn up on the ratings milestone Season three of Rick and Morty hit, or how a man dressed as Milhouse stole the present at a latest NBA recreation. This sort of fandom can solely be the results of fall programming coming again in season, and people with out the slightest clue on the place to catch the most popular exhibits ought to go to our fall premiere guide for all the small print.