Friday, March 4, 2011

Look Out, It's Mac Tonight!


Staying within the nostalgic commercial theme established this week, I've noticed it's been a really long time since I've posted McDonald's commercials, something that used to be a blog staple.  I'll jump back into that fray with a look at commercials featuring the infamous character known as "Mac Tonight."

Back in 1986, McDonald's decided to plug the restaurant chain's fare as a great choice for dinnertime/nighttime dining. Thus was born a series of commercials featuing a character with a moon-shaped head singing the praises of McDonald's food lounge lizard style, who became referred to by the populace as "Mac Tonight."  The name came from the use of the song "Mack The Knife" with new words suited for the ad campaign.  Quite a number of these commercials ran for a few years afterwards, but I only have a small amount featured here.

I've heard some people say they found the character a bit creepy, but I enjoyed the commercials.  Besides, is he that much creepier than a clown with flaming red hair and his giant purple blob of a friend?  See for yourself!



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Apparently Mac was a citizen of the world:

13 comments:

Wings said...

I used to like them, the catchy ditty helped and I wasn't too creeped out by Mac the Moonman.

The Frog Queen said...

I had almost completely forgotten about those. I enjoyed them, on of mcd's less annoying campaigns!

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers!

Phillyradiogeek said...

Thanks guys!

Jamie said...

My gosh, I'd forgotten these.

Phillyradiogeek said...

I really appreciate the good response I've received for this. Thanks so much!

Kristen said...

I remember being a freshman in high school when these ran. A very exciting time for me. And yeah, Ronald is way creepier.

wayne moises said...

He is the mascot of Mc Donald's introduced in 1987-88 commercial inspired from the theme song of Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin & became popular as the favorite television commercials of all time & throughout the world. Thanks for the information. From:Wayne

wayne moises said...

He is the crescent shaped head he sings Mac Tonight inspiration of the song by Bobby Darin a popular commercial theme song of the 1980's by Mc Donald's. Thanks for the information. From:Wayne

wayne moises said...

Mac Tonight he is a cool guy with a crescent face sings a lounge songs Mac Tonight a parody of Mack the Knife from the 1980's commercial Mc Donald's franchise series. Thanks! From:Wayne

wayne moises said...

Mc Donald's character featuring Mac Tonight he is the crescent faced lounge singer inspired from Bobby Darin's Mack the Knife theme song of the same name. Thanks! From:Wayne

wayne moises said...

He is the crescent shaped face & character similar to Jay Leno & Bobby Darin combined & becomes Mac Tonight in Mc Donald's commercials of the 1980's. Thanks!
From:Wayne

wayne moises said...

He is the crescent shaped face & the mascot of Mc Donald's of the 1980's commercials. Thanks! From:Wayne

wayne moises said...

Mac Tonight is a instant classic icons if Mc Donald's commercials of the 1980's television commercials. Thanks for the information. From:Wayne

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