One of the most treasured Australian political rumors to date suggests that Scott Morrison shit his pants at the Engadine Maccas in 1997.
Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for a bunch of shitty jokes, including that one. Today we dive into the origins of a legendary story involving our PM Scott Morrison, a game of Cronulla Sharks, and an incredibly unlucky McDonald’s Engadine restaurant.
Hold on tight, or at least tighter than him, because what’s worse than a ScoMo car accident is a ScoMo fucking accident, which has now entered the ranks of the best ScoMo memes out there.
Let me set the scene for the Engadine McDonalds Scott Morrison fiasco on September 20, 1997. ScoMo and his insider cabal sit around a table at Engadine Maccas. Cronulla Sharks vs. Brisbane Broncos.
His beloved team had yet to win a single premiership and this might finally be his chance. So they lose! In a fit of outrage and disbelief, the future prime minister empties his tempestuously charged entrails. Final scene.
This is the rumor that has thousands of Australians on the edge of their seats, creating countless memes and searching for the ultimate truth. It’s likely even scarier than a previously documented McDonald’s fiasco, where a Rick and Morty fan spent $20,000 on a bottle of Szechuan sauce.
But how did it all start? Well, the origin can be found in a game-changing tweet from Sydney hip-hop artist Joyride posted in 2018. Check it out.
Scott Morrison took a shit at Engadine McDonalds after the Sharks lost the GF in ’97.
— 𝙅𝙊𝙔𝙍𝙄𝘿𝙀 (@donjoyride) August 24, 2018
The rapper even added: “I heard it pretty badly. My partner was working there at the time.”. Of course, Joyride didn’t know this at the time, but he would eventually go on to become the man behind one of the best Australian sagas to date.
That said, the tweet didn’t initially gain much traction. The story became legend. Legend became myth. And until a disastrous interview with Waleed Aly on The Project, ScoMo’s bowel habits went largely unnoticed. Until, when the opportunity arose, Twitter took the accusation to new comedic heights. Someone even had an Engadin maccas plaque made to commemorate the occasion.
— Stig Martyr (@StigMartyr) May 17, 2019
Scott Morrison shuddered, and I can’t stress this enough, he took his doo doo butt out on, and please hear me when I say this, Engadine Maccas in 1997.
—Ben Jenkins (@bencjenkins) March 25, 2019
Somehow, the meme scomo maccas was brought into the political sphere. The day before the 2019 election, Greens senator Mehreren Faruqi listed a thread of tweets mocking the future prime minister. At first glance, they all appeared to be the Greens’ policies and interests, but closer inspection revealed that the first letter of each Tweet spelled “Engadin Maccas”. Bitingly cunning things. Feel free to follow the thread yourself and see.
Election day is tomorrow and I want to take a moment to talk about why Vote 1 @Vegetables in the Senate is so important…
— Mehreen Faruqi (@MehreenFaruqi) May 17, 2019
Rumors, accusations, and memes continued to litter the web mercilessly. Finally, Scott Morrison publicly referred to his level of truthfulness. His first comment on the thorny issue over McDonalds Engadine came at the 2019 Midwinter Ball in Canberra. Playing on the joke, the prime minister said he would “Remains a mystery for the ages”. And then, when all hope seemed lost, KIIS FM put on one of the biggest journalistic acts of the 21st century.
April 2020: ScoMo jumped on the Will & Woody Show for a little joke. Right at the end of the interview, the question was asked, and after an immediate reactionary laugh, this was ScoMo’s reaction:
“That’s the biggest load of trash that thing. I must admit I have been constantly amused by how something like this goes viral. Sometimes I joke with my staff, not that we can do it at the moment ‘do you want to go to Engadine Maccas?’ Just for a laugh. I have no idea where it came from.”.
Sounds exactly like what someone who shit an Engadine Maccas in 1997 would say. While Scott Morrison KIIS FM’s denial of the incident doesn’t count for much (we all know politicians are capable of laborious lying), sadly, it looks like we’ll never get a confirmation. absolute about defecation. However, come what may, the legend of Scott Morrison Engadine McDonalds will always live on.
Of course, if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
In July 2021, ScoMo was asked about The Kyle and Jackie O Showto finally clarify whether or not he really shit his pants at Engadine Maccas.
“It is the greatest urban myth of all time”, Morrison said on air, to an audience of disappointed Australians.
“It is complete and utter garbage.
“I found the whole thing incredibly funny, I always joke about it… it’s utter and total rubbish.”
While Morrison would obviously deny it, deep down I can imagine this happening, even if it’s just wishful thinking. So until someone invents a time machine or a way to use the My Maccas app to track Scomo’s visits to the fast food restaurant, the Engadine Maccas incident from 1997 will live on in Google reviews of Engadine Maccas, and the painfully permanent memory of Twitter.
Overall, I think it’s safe to say that after ScoMo’s poopy presence Engadine Maccas will never be the same again. I hope Scott Morrison doesn’t show up to my Maccas anytime soon!
me going back in time and waiting in engadine maccas on september 13, 1997 pic.twitter.com/zKNcbQkYKa
— strawberry girl (@mandlens) May 17, 2019