History UsefulNotes / McDonalds

27th May '17 3:09:24 PM nombretomado
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* Mooby's of Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse is an obvious parody. ''Film/ClerksII'' is set almost entirely inside one.

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* Mooby's of Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse Film/TheViewAskewniverse is an obvious parody. ''Film/ClerksII'' is set almost entirely inside one.
23rd May '17 7:17:32 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* HarmlessVillain: Pretty much ''any'' villain who menaced McDonaldland were easily fooled and outsmarted by Ronald and his child-friends; Captain Crook, the Goblins, and the Hamburglar started off this way, before mellowing and becoming cuter and even ''more'' harmless.

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* HarmlessVillain: Pretty much ''any'' villain who menaced McDonaldland were [=McDonaldland=] was easily fooled and outsmarted by Ronald and his child-friends; Captain Crook, the Goblins, and the Hamburglar started off this way, before mellowing and becoming cuter and even ''more'' harmless.
23rd May '17 7:12:30 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** While few could deny that Captain Crook was intended to be a direct parody of Peter Pan's foe, he certainly seemed to ''specifically'' resemble Disney's version of Captain Hook.
23rd May '17 7:07:01 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* HarmlessVillain: Pretty much ''any'' villain who menaced McDonaldland were easily fooled and outsmarted by Ronald and his child-friends; Captain Crook, the Goblins, and the Hamburglar started off this way, before mellowing and becoming cuter and even ''more'' harmless.
13th Apr '17 7:39:07 PM Green_lantern40
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!!This company provides examples of:

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!!This company provides examples of:
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11th Apr '17 7:18:32 PM Az_Tech341
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** The notorious Toys/HelloKitty promotion [[http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_458_2005-01-11.html in Singapore in 2000]] was another case of a promotion being a little too popular. Trying to cash in on the Japanese craze, they started giving away the toys with Extra Value meals, only to find ''hundreds'' of people lining up for them before the stores opened. Most threw the food away simply to get the toys, and there was even a riot at one Boon Keng outfit with seven customers injured. Traffic jams and While the promotion did indeed cause [=McDonalds'=] and Sanrio (2.8 million toys were sold during the promotion) McDonalds had to publically apologize and make special reparations and hire security guards until the promotion ended. It remains a reminder of "Singaporeans' penchant for queuing".

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** The notorious Toys/HelloKitty promotion [[http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_458_2005-01-11.html in Singapore in 2000]] was another case of a promotion being a little too popular. Trying to cash in on the Japanese craze, they started giving away the toys with Extra Value meals, only to find ''hundreds'' of people lining up for them before the stores opened. Traffic jams formed leading to the restaurants. Most threw the food away simply to get the toys, and there was even a riot at one Boon Keng outfit with seven customers injured. Traffic jams and While the promotion did indeed cause [=McDonalds'=] and Sanrio profited excessively from the promotion (2.8 million toys were sold during the promotion) promotion), McDonalds had to publically apologize and to the public, make special reparations reparations, and hire security guards until the promotion ended. It remains a reminder of "Singaporeans' penchant for queuing".ended.
10th Apr '17 12:54:34 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* The notorious Hello Kitty promotion in Singapore in 2000 was another case of a promotion being a little too popular. Trying to cash in on the Japanese craze, they started giving away the toys with Extra Value meals, only to find ''hundreds'' of people lining up for them before the stores opened. Most threw the food away simply to get the toys, and there was even a riot at one Boon Keng outfit with seven customers injured. Traffic jams and While the promotion did indeed cause [=McDonalds'=] and Sanrio (2.8 million toys were sold during the promotion) McDonalds had to publically apologize and make special reparations and hire security guards until the promotion ended. It remains a reminder of "Singaporeans' penchant for queuing".

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* ** The notorious Hello Kitty Toys/HelloKitty promotion [[http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_458_2005-01-11.html in Singapore in 2000 2000]] was another case of a promotion being a little too popular. Trying to cash in on the Japanese craze, they started giving away the toys with Extra Value meals, only to find ''hundreds'' of people lining up for them before the stores opened. Most threw the food away simply to get the toys, and there was even a riot at one Boon Keng outfit with seven customers injured. Traffic jams and While the promotion did indeed cause [=McDonalds'=] and Sanrio (2.8 million toys were sold during the promotion) McDonalds had to publically apologize and make special reparations and hire security guards until the promotion ended. It remains a reminder of "Singaporeans' penchant for queuing".
10th Apr '17 12:53:24 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* GoneHorriblyWrong: Or [[GoneHorriblyRight right]] to some, depending on what happens and which side you're on. Some of their advertisement and promotions have ended up backfiring in their face over the years. Quite possibly the most (in)famous one was their promotion for the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984. The restaurant ran an "If the U.S. wins, you win!" promotion where customers were given a scratch card with an Olympic event on it; if the U.S. won a medal in that event, the customer would get a free Big Mac (for gold), fries (for silver) or drink (for bronze). To make sure they wouldn't go bankrupt, they mostly offered it for events Russia usually swept up in... however, they did all this ''before Russia announced they were boycotting the Olympics that year''[[note]]In retaliation for the United States' boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan[[/note]]. Without the Soviet Union and their allies (the U.S.'s biggest rivals), this led to the American team winning a '''lot''' more medals than they would have otherwise, including more than twice as many gold medals as they did in 1976 (83 in 1984 compared to 34 competing against Russia in 1976), and [=McDonald's=] had to give away a '''lot''' of valuable Big Macs for free.

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Or [[GoneHorriblyRight right]] to some, depending on what happens and which side you're on. Some of their advertisement and promotions have ended up backfiring in their face over the years. Quite possibly the most (in)famous one was their promotion for the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984. The restaurant ran an "If the U.S. wins, you win!" promotion where customers were given a scratch card with an Olympic event on it; if the U.S. won a medal in that event, the customer would get a free Big Mac (for gold), fries (for silver) or drink (for bronze). To make sure they wouldn't go bankrupt, they mostly offered it for events Russia usually swept up in... however, they did all this ''before Russia announced they were boycotting the Olympics that year''[[note]]In retaliation for the United States' boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan[[/note]]. Without the Soviet Union and their allies (the U.S.'s biggest rivals), this led to the American team winning a '''lot''' more medals than they would have otherwise, including more than twice as many gold medals as they did in 1976 (83 in 1984 compared to 34 competing against Russia in 1976), and [=McDonald's=] had to give away a '''lot''' of valuable Big Macs for free.free.
* The notorious Hello Kitty promotion in Singapore in 2000 was another case of a promotion being a little too popular. Trying to cash in on the Japanese craze, they started giving away the toys with Extra Value meals, only to find ''hundreds'' of people lining up for them before the stores opened. Most threw the food away simply to get the toys, and there was even a riot at one Boon Keng outfit with seven customers injured. Traffic jams and While the promotion did indeed cause [=McDonalds'=] and Sanrio (2.8 million toys were sold during the promotion) McDonalds had to publically apologize and make special reparations and hire security guards until the promotion ended. It remains a reminder of "Singaporeans' penchant for queuing".
8th Apr '17 6:47:12 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* BlackComedy: There were a couple comercials in the 90s where the Hamburglar tried (unsuccessfully, thank goodness) to nab the talking burgers. In one of them (done inside Hamburger University), Ronald catches him and makes him write on the chalkboard as punishment.
2nd Apr '17 8:59:38 PM awesomedude17
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* In the Season 3 premier of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', Rick expresses a fondness for the promotional szechuan sauce sold during the release of Disney/{{Mulan}}.

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* In the Season 3 premier of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', Rick expresses a fondness for the promotional szechuan sauce sold during the release of Disney/{{Mulan}}.Disney/{{Mulan}} while the [[TheFederation Galactic Federation]] is probing his mind and Rick has to take them to a certain memory. [[spoiler:It's a subtle hint that Rick was actually lying about said memory.]]
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