Yes, Virginia, There Is An Evil Grimace!


Last week, Jack Phillips and I were talking about Grimace of McDonaldland fame. He said he remembered that Grimace had once been an evil character with six to eight arms long before he had been turned into a sort-of mutant Ed Wynn. Naturally, I laughed uproariously about this, thinking perhaps too much LSD had been present in Jack’s life, until today when he came up with actual proof in the form of the above picture with a caption that reads:

The Evil Grimace Ronald knows is round and purple and has big toes. He carries shakes in every hand as his scurries through McDonaldland.”

Pretty heady stuff. After seeing this, I did some more research, but not as much as Stay Free Magazine, who did this amazing report about the goings on in McDonaldland’s marketing department. It’s truly incredible.

Go here to see video of the Evil Grimace.

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7 Responses to “Yes, Virginia, There Is An Evil Grimace!”

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    27 NBA Nicknames That Need to Happen « Better Than Voodoo Says:

    [...] you know Grimace was originally a villain? But he’s the big loveable purple mental incompetent! For some reason, the McDonaldland (I [...]

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    gene Says:

    Satan is limeless. That’s right. He drinks his gin unaccompanied.

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    blind willie c Says:

    Santa is timeless

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    gene Says:

    Well, I watched Mary Poppins…. Yeah, I guess that’s hardly knowng him.

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    Avocet Says:

    You’re old enough to remember Ed Wynn but not the Evil Grimace???

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    gene Says:

    I know this woman from Milwaukee who was one of the first Hamburglars.  
    But your fact is far more impressive, dammit.

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    blind willie c Says:

    Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald.

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