• 9 years 4 months ago
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    Does anyone remember the McD's Commercial where kids were
    ice skating and a boy gets frustrated starts to cry and leave cause
    he can't skate then Ronald comes up to him picks him up and starts
    to ice skate with him.It came on during the holidays in the 80's I haven't
    seen that commercial in yrs.
    It's OK, next time I'll make you listen. I wish that it were in the power of all children to say that to their parents and to know that indeed they would be heard as we were in those wonderful days on Waltons Mountain.Narrator The Waltons (From the Runawa
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      • 9 years 4 months ago
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      Actually, I think I might have that commercial on one of my tapes. If I recall correctly, the one I have has animated Bambi characters in it...which would put it around the time that McDonald's gave out Disney's Bambi Happy Meal toys, which was around the late 80's/very early 90's. I will try and look through my archive of tapes and locate it. I will hopefully have it encoded by the weekend if I am able to locate it...but don't quote me on that.

      Hope this information helps!
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        • 9 years 4 months ago
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        You know come to think of it I think it did have the bambi characters
        or one of the old mcd's commercials did.
        I'm pretty sure I have it on tape somewhere just don't know which tape...
        Thanks for your post
        It's OK, next time I'll make you listen. I wish that it were in the power of all children to say that to their parents and to know that indeed they would be heard as we were in those wonderful days on Waltons Mountain.Narrator The Waltons (From the Runawa
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          • 9 years 4 months ago
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          I do remember seeing that commercial in the very early 90's though I don't recall any Bambi Happy Meal toys in it despite that their were animated Bambi like animals. It was more of a Chirstmas commercial I believe. Since I don't have the tape however, I cant confirm this.
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            • 9 years 4 months ago
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            Yeah it was a Christmas Commercial and then there was another on
            with the Bambi Characters in it I haven't thought of that commercial
            in many many yrs *wonder if I have it on tape somewhere*
            It's OK, next time I'll make you listen. I wish that it were in the power of all children to say that to their parents and to know that indeed they would be heard as we were in those wonderful days on Waltons Mountain.Narrator The Waltons (From the Runawa
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              • 9 years 4 months ago
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              Yeah I remember that, X-entertainment has it for download!

              http://www.x-entertainment.com/thanksgiving/macyparade/1984/commercials/2.html
              I don't know about you, Miss Kitty, but I feel so much... yummier
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                • 9 years 4 months ago
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                Cool link Badkitty. I know this is off topic, but on that page they have a Maxx Steele commercial, and it reminded me of one of my friend who had the two foot tall version that you could give commands too. Man was I jealous. X-Entertainment has alot of articles on it I even found one about that robot I was thinking of.
                http://x-entertainment.com/articles/0737/
                Ronald McDonald is just a second rate Bozo!
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                  • 9 years 4 months ago
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                  Okay, this one's a classic. If you were watching television at all during the mid 80s, you probably remember it. I'm pretty sure they used it even during the mid-to-late 90s, so by all rights, there shouldn't be a couch potato over the age of twelve who doesn't remember McDonald's infamous "ice skating" commercial. Oddly enough, it has absolutely nothing to do with the fast food. It seems to have been created solely for the purpose of establishing Ronald McDonald as a great guy, and through that we can understand the envy of any other restaurant that's seen McD's advertising budget. These boys had enough cash to air a minute-long commercial that didn't even promote their product directly, and I stress the need for italics, because that's just how amazing it really is.

                  Anyway, watch with confusion as a bunch of would-be child skaters trample over a horde of cartoon bunny rabbits on their way to the frozen pond, only to find Olympic gold medalist Ronald McDonald practically moonwalking over the ice. Under normal circumstances, running into an ice skating clown who isn't even wearing a coat would be reason to head back home as quickly as possible, but since it's Ronald, they all form some kind of subversive Congo line, chain-skating around without a care in the world. Then, somehow, it gets even better.

                  There's a little blonde boy who doesn't know how to skate, so as Ronald leads the rest of the group over the ice, he's just standing around feeling sorry for himself while the cartoon bunnies and deer reassure his manliness. Note how the music changes to reflect his depression. Well, Ronald won't stand for it -- he casually strolls over to the kid, picks him up, and does a spinning hug the likes of which wouldn't be seen again until Miss Elizabeth saved Macho Man from Sensational Sherri's attack at Wrestlemania VII. This was an unbelievable commercial; it feels like something we should've bought tickets to see.
                  It's OK, next time I'll make you listen. I wish that it were in the power of all children to say that to their parents and to know that indeed they would be heard as we were in those wonderful days on Waltons Mountain.Narrator The Waltons (From the Runawa
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                    • 9 years 4 months ago
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                    Ronald Mcdonald, not only does he make the worlds best fries but he is also a true humanitarian and lover of all children big and small. :)
                    I don't know about you, Miss Kitty, but I feel so much... yummier
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                      • 9 years 3 months ago
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                      The McD's commercial I always think of and still sing sometimes is:

                      A Big Mac, McDLT, Quater-pounder with some cheese

                      Fillet-o-fish, a hamburger, cheeseburger, Happy Meal!

                      dud du du du du du golden french fries, regular and larger sizes!

                      That's all I can remember. :D
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                        • 9 years 3 months ago
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                        Big Mac, Mc Dlt, a Quarter-Pounder with some cheese
                        Fillet-o-Fish, a hamburger, a cheeseburger, a Happy Meal
                        Mcnuggets, tasty golden french fries, regular and larger size
                        And salads, chef or garden, or a chicken salad oriental
                        Big Big Breakfast, Egg Mcmuffin, hot hotcakes and sausage
                        Maybe biscuits, bacon, egg and cheese and sausage, danish, hashbrown too
                        and for dessert hot apple pies and sundaes three varieties
                        A soft serve cone, three kinds of shakes, and chocolately-chip cookies
                        And to drink a Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, an orange drink, a Sprite,
                        A coffee (decaf too) a lowfat milk also an orange juice
                        I love Mcdonald's good time great taste
                        And I get this all at one place!
                        The good time, great taste... of McDonald's...
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                          • 9 years 3 months ago
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                          Here's a pretty old McDonalds commercial.
                          http://www.squizzle.com/movieview.asp?id=3393

                          Actually, this site has a quite a few old commercials in it's movie section.
                          " I still function! "
                          - Megatron
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                            • 9 years 3 months ago
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                            Badkitty wrote:
                            Ronald Mcdonald, not only does he make the worlds best fries but he is also a true humanitarian and lover of all children big and small. :)


                            "Hey, it could happen" :wink:

                            McWORLD!
                            "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the good deeds along with the ill, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest...is silence."
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                              • 9 years 3 months ago
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                              Ah, now this is the Ronald McDonald I remember!
                              Kids these days always look at me funny when I say "Thats just not Ronald" when the new guy comes on in the commercials.

                              Yeah, I understand the old one died, but he left some awfully big shoes to fill, and I don't mean that just because they're clown shoes. MY Ronald wasn't just about having fun all the time. MY Ronald was a great human being that wanted children everywhere to be HAPPY (and just having fun does not mean you are happy).

                              Its sad, but I still think of the old Ronald with an almost grandfatherly like respect. He wasn't zany or crazy fun, but he was the kind of corporate mascot that you'd just really like to know, because he was just such a great guy. The kind of guy that picks you up when you fall, like in this WONDERFUL old commercial. :)

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                                • 9 years 3 months ago
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                                Yep, I agree and thats exactly what McD's wanted to portray. I'd say it worked, don't you? I mean when we were kids, EVERYONE felt that way.
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