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Desc:I never realized these were actually made, I thought they just grew out of Commercial Plants.
Category:Advertisements, Business
Tags:mcdonalds, ronald mcdonald, McDonaldland, gift certificates
Submitted:cognitivedissonance
Date:11/09/09
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I wish I could get a backstage pass to McDonaldland and give Grimace a handjob.

I'm not a furry, though, I swear...
baleen
Brown nosing little squirts.
cognitivedissonance
Honestly though, were they to release a comprehensive DVD of all McDonaldland crap throughout the decades, I'd buy it (if a promotional item offered with the purchase of an Extra Value Meal).
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Why did they ever get rid of these? No more Grimace, no more Fry Kids, and even Ronald is rarely present. Do I just not watch TV at the right times to see these types of ads anymore?
Chip
Sid and Marty Krofft got stiffed out of a fee, and successfully sued in 1977. Some bits of McDonaldland got phased out as a result. http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1343/was-mcdonaldland-pla giarized-from-the-old-h-r-pufnstuf-kids-tv-show

I'd always heard that it got phased out further because of some uproar over marketing greasy food to kids, but I don't know if that's true. I expect it's more a matter of kids today having different tastes than kids from the 70s.

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