Old McDonald’s Commercial: Remember the Creepy Moon Head Guy

11 comments on “Old McDonald’s Commercial: Remember the Creepy Moon Head Guy

  1. Adam Bomb says:

    I definitely remember the Mac Tonight guy. He creeped me out.

  2. Clevegal42 says:

    I loved that commercial! And it’s fun to see the food of McDonald’s that have gone to the Golden Arches in the sky – it helps me illustrate the “back in my day, the salads at McDonald’s weren’t fancy, and they actually had something called the McDLT.”

  3. HaloEleven says:

    Looks like Jay Leno. 😉

  4. TomHandy says:

    He reminds me of the Max Headroom video pirate:


    And yeah, he was creepy. And that isn’t even counting the fact that the whole thing is a play on the “Mac the Knife” song (which was of course about a vicious killer, MacHeath). Always seemed bizarre to me they’d even risk the connection, as much as playing on “Mac the Knife” for McDonald’s made sense.

  5. michele says:

    they still have the moon guy at the place i go to in palo alto! i’m too young to have ever understood why until now, haha. but they turn on the piano music often.

  6. Tony jaguar says:

    I actually thought that campaign did not suck. Liked the moon guy. Hate the food.

  7. Jillian says:

    I loved the moon man. I totally had a moon man driving a car toy from a Happy Meal. Might even still have it today.

  8. LW says:

    @HaloEleven – Haha, I totally saw Jay Leno too!

  9. Johnny says:

    that guy who played the moon guy is named Doug jones. Look at what he does now. pretty impressive. check him out on IMDB.

  10. Creepy Moon head guy gives me nightmares.

  11. […] up a Happy Meal for lunch.  When I received my Happy Meal, I opened the box and saw that I got a Moon Man toy.  I played with that for days. Every now and then I find myself looking it up on Ebay to see […]

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