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Rick and Morty is one of the greatest creations of television’s New Golden Age

As with all great comedies, the cult cartoon’s cynicism conceals its big heart

By John McTernan  

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“Disperse! There is no sauce.” That was what police had to shout to queues of students on campuses across America just over a fortnight ago. The people assembling around McDonalds restaurants were the hippest of the hip. They were fans of cult cartoon Rick and Morty, a programme about a mega-genius inventor and his anxious grandchild who go on adventures together. What these fans wanted was a taste of the limited re-release of Szechuan Sauce—a condiment which had had an initial release in 1998 as a tie…

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