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!
McDonalds Mac tonight
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Apparently Mac was a citizen of the world: