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WcDonald's or a variant thereof often appears in anime productions (and a few western shows and games), with the McDonald's golden arches flipped vertically.

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    Anime and Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • The DCU has "WacDonalds", Tim Drake was once kidnapped at one.
  • In Chris Ware's Floyd Farland: Citizen of the Future, we see a McRonald's (slogan: "3 Billion Poisoned"). In this case, we can really see why they altered the name for legal reasons.

    Comic Strips 
  • Funky Winkerbean has McArnold's. The logo is three golden arches, the third having a crossbar.


  • Lisa The Foxfairy features MekkBurger, a wordplay on McDonald's, Burger King and the Hungarian word "mekk" for the sound of a goat.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Chappelle's Show had a sketch revolving around a new employee at "Wack Arnolds".
  • You Can't Do That on Television
    • In one episode, the burgers Lethal Chef Barth serves to Christine and Vanessa actually taste decent for a change. Barth confesses that when he ran out of "burger mix," he was forced to run across the street to McDougall's and buy burgers to serve. (He then proceeds to add his own special ingredient to the girls' burgers - squirrel mucus.)
    • Averted in a handful of episodes during the first, Ottawa-only season of the series, in which McDonald's is not only referred to by name on a few occasions but the McDonaldland characters actually visit the set. (Christine remarks that McDonald's provides free meals to the kids working on the show - "a good thing, because CJOH [the TV station that produced the series] would probably let us starve." Also, McDonald's gift certificates were given away as a call-in competition prize on at least one occasion.

  • MAD may have had the earliest instance of the trope in their parody originally published in the '70s The Six Million Dollars, Man! when Col. Steel Awesome is held captive by Russian agents, and WcDonald's is presented as a Russian version of The Golden Arches.

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    Visual Novels 

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    Western Animation 

    Real Life 
  • In real life, a former Long Island hamburger chain called Wetson's. Their logo was a W that basically was the McDonald's arches upside down. Ironically, several Wetson's, including the one in the picture, later became McDonald's after Wetson's went out of business.
    • McDonald's would later actually flip the famous arches for a day on March 8, 2018 to celebrate International Woman's Day. The Internet wasted no time in making jokes about WcDonald's becoming a reality.
  • People of the former USSR laugh at this trope. McDonald’s is considered overpriced and not particularly tasty, but free WC comes in handy.
    • Inverted M is a common sign for shawarma (Шаурма), street food of Middle-Eastern origin common in the former USSR.


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