What Ever Happened to Ronald McDonald? (And the Bizarre Rules for Those Playing the Character)

What Ever Happened to Ronald McDonald? (And the Bizarre Rules for Those Playing the Character)

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This, video is brought to you by Skillshare, Skillshare is an online, learning community with more than 19, thousand. Courses right, now the first 500, people to click the link in the description can get two whole months of Skillshare for. Free. According. To official, company statements, Ronald McDonald is second, only to Santa, in terms, of recognition, while this may or may not have been true at one point in time you might have noticed that of late the formerly prominent, fast-food, mascot, has almost completely. Disappeared. From the limelight so how, did Ronald McDonald, come about in the first place and where, has he disappeared to. In recent years the, original idea, behind the character, of Ronald McDonald, was more, or less to just capitalize. On the popularity of, the iconic, Bozo. The Clown with, initial. Efforts on this front simply advertising. On that children's, show in the Washington DC area, when this succeeded, in getting kids to drag, their parents, to McDonald's, in 1963. McDonald's, decided, to create, their, own similar. Character, with the first, to portray V bozo knockoff, being none other than Willard Scott who would later go on to much more prominent fame for his decades of work on The Today Show wanting. To expand. The character McDonald's, hired the Ringling, Brothers clown Michael, Pollack hogs better known as Coco, the clown to redo, the look of Ronald, McDonald, you see at the time Ronald's, garb featured, a cardboard. Tray, for a hat and a paper, cup over, his nose not, exactly, primetime. Material, is it what Paula coughs came up with is the now iconic, look. Of the character with this Ronald, McDonald, well he was ready for the big time at which point Scott was promptly, fired, from the role in, 1966. And Bev Bergeron, was hired to take his place Marley I often read Scott was fired for being too fat which would be kind, of ironic if, true, this seems unlikely as, Bev Bergesen, had many, more tires in his trunk than Scott did at the time from. This it seems more likely that a Bergesen was probably hired as he was vastly, more qualified, for the role with an extremely. Impressive resume, as, entertainer magician, and of, course a clown in fact later in life he would actually receive, a Lifetime, Achievement fellowship, award from the Academy, of Magic Arts and Sciences. So, speaking, of VAS, which officially, McDonald's publicly, only recognizes. Nine men as having, played the character since, the 1960s. When he was created, oughta put it another way if McDonald's. Is to be believed more men have walked on the, moon than, played Ronald, McDonald, the reality, though is the hundreds, if not thousands. Of actors have portrayed Ronald, over the years with said actors usually being tasked, with being, ver Ronald for a specific area, or a set of specific McDonald's. Restaurants, save, for a few scant, references, to the handful, of men known to have portrayed Ronald in an official capacity, McDonald's. As a company, otherwise, insists. That Ronald, is real. And that there is indeed. Only one of him towards, this end the company has rules in place that prevent two or more Ronald's, from ever appearing. In costume, at the same place at, the same time that. Is saved, for a secret, conference the company holds for Ronald's, that it refuses. To admit actually, happens in, an attempt to capture, McDonald's. Out the Baltimore. Sun once reached out to the company and asked how Ronald seemingly appeared, in so many places at once if there was only one, of him in response, the company issued, a statement, they, claimed was from Ronald himself which read if I told you all my secrets they, wouldn't, be secrets, anymore let's just say that we knew knee and Santa, it's, magic, this, means it is the official, position, of McDonald's.

As A company, that not only is Ronald McDonald, real but, that he has magical. Powers so, as to not to break the carefully, crafted illusion that, Ronald is real, men, playing him are forbidden, from disclosing, their real identity, in costume. And even, from taking, the costume home with them as an idea of how seriously. The actors playing Ronald take this we're aware of at least one, example of a Ronald being detained, by police as, a direct, result of the no admitting, you're just an actor while playing Ronald's policy which was handed down by McDonald's, specifically, after an actor in his full Ronald, McDonald, costume, got into a minor, car crash in Michigan in 2000, they weren't temporarily, detained after, being asked to give their real name and hilariously. Refusing, to respond with any other name than Ronald McDonald. To the police in addition, to being expected, never, to disclose that they're just an actor playing a part while in costume out of costume actors, who play Ronald, similarly aren't supposed to acknowledge that fact instructed, to refer to themselves as, Ronald's. Helpers, when asked, what their job is understandably. Given the character's position, as the face of their brands McDonald's, takes the training, of prospective, Ronald's, incredibly. Seriously, putting, anyone wanting, to Don, his iconic, outfit through an extensive. And grueling, training, program, while this training program has evolved somewhat over the years to reflect the changing, climate surrounding. The brand and its products, more on that in a moment it is mostly, the same as it was back in the 1970s, and follows, the rules and guidelines set, out in a book which is titled Ronald, and how this, was penned by a former, Ronald named I J, with the help, of advertising, executive, Ryberg, alt at this point J was serving as the company's boss, found a role that mainly, involved overseeing the hiring, and training of, other Ronald's, as you might, have guessed from the title the book teaches actors everything, they need to know about being. Ronald. McDonald's. For example along, with containing, information about the characters, history roles, and how gives practical, advice on everything, from applying, makeup to walking, around in those ridiculous. Shoes the. Book also features Ronald's how to interact with children in a non-creepy way which let's be fair when playing a clown is kind of a difficult task, for, example given, the rampant. Stigma, against strange men interacting, with random, children the book carries a stark, warning never, to initiate, a hug instead, suggesting, Ronald's response to a child trying to hug them by it turning to the side and patting, the child on the back with, this in mind it's probably, not all that surprising that prospective Ronald's, are also subjected to extensive. Background, checks, ronald's are also constantly, tested, on their suitability for the role by official. Ronald trainers, who are given, the power to fire, a Ronald on the spot that any reason, if they don't measure up to the exacting, demands of the company amazingly. These trainers also have the power to put actors playing the character, on Ronald's. Probations. Let them know this they literally. Need to get their act together according. To Jeffrey de Leon o who played Ronald for about a year and a half in the late 1970s. One of the more unusual rules. They have to follow is never, eating McDonald's food, in costume, this is reportedly, because it might smudge their makeup Giuliano has also claims that he was forbidden, by McDonald's, brass from informing. Children how McDonald's hamburgers. Were made instead, if a child, asked, where these hamburgers. Came from he was instructed, to give a stock response about McDonald's, burgers being grown in patches where they, are picked whole, this, was presumably, done as to maintain, consistency, with a series, of McDonald's, ads from the early 1970s, aimed at children which claims that hamburgers, grew in a special patch in a place called McDonald.

Of Land in instead of being made by Soaring approximately, half a million cows every, single year, according. To Canon, established, by the ads McDole bland is a place, where McDonald's. Food grows naturally in a world being populated, with things like french, fry bushes, which we personally, think is a better name than potato. Plants there are also trees, that bear piping-hot, a McDonald's, apple pies and a volcano, is filled with milkshakes, in stead, of lava which would have made the whole historic, destruction, of Pompeii a lot more fun, one. Can only imagine how Pliny the elders, supposed, fortune, favors, the brave statement, might have morphed if that was the case as you might, have guessed Ronald McDonald hails from those magical lands and throughout, the 1970s. He seemed to be able to travel between it and our own world it will somehow, as time, went on though Ronald was shown visiting McDonald, lands last and last with modern, ads and promotional, material suggesting, that he had seemingly decided. To live in our world permanently. A fact that segues, nicely to. The training, of more, recent ronald's you see in recent, years McDonald's has been attempting, to rebrand. Ronald's, to distance, themselves from accusations. That the character exists, only to peddle. Junk, food to children with some even going so far as comparing Ronald McDonald's, to the old Joe Camel cigarette, ads which while not officially aimed at teens studies, showed that a full one-third, of teen smokers in the u.s. chose to smoke Camel, cigarettes, before the less comic-like version, of the character was phased out because of the public backlash in an attempt to get, around similar, negative PR, but still keep their iconic, mascot, McDonald's, has recently pushed, Ronald, as an advocate, for health instead. A thing worth noting, is that according to McDonald's, Ronald's, goal has never been to sell, McDonald's, food but to promote the values, that the company considers, integral. To its brands in fact officially, Ronald's, position within McDonald's, is that of a national, spokesman McDonald's. Maintains, them that Ronald is merely an ambassador, for goodwill and happiness. And that his main concern, has always been fun as well as educating, children about important. Subjects, such as fire safety exercise, health and hygiene, anti, bullying self-esteem. And literacy. Of, course many of these lessons, take place inside, McDonald's. Restaurants, not to mention all of the ads with Ronald, where he's clearly, trying to sell McDonald's, food children Bert's. Paragraph, the. First rumblings, that McDonald's were considering, ways to revamp, Ronald came about in, 2002. When rumors began circulating, that they were going to reduce the visibility, of the character in promotional, material, in the wake of sustained. Negative, coverage of the brands and accusations. That it was playing a role in childhood. Obesity, while McDonald's, did admit, that the character was going to play a reduced role in advertising, top, brass in the company stated that the reason for this was due to research suggesting. The character didn't, resonate with children, anymore with one executive noting, simply he reminds me of Mickey Mouse iconic. But, dated, the, kids have, moved on a year, later in, 2003. McDonald's, began trying, in earnest to revamp, Ronald's, image announcing, that the character had been promoted from mascots, to chief. Happiness officer a new position created, just, for him exactly. What if any duties, a chief, happiness officer has, aren't really clear with one McDonald's executive. Noting that Ronald doesn't even get paid and further noting, about the question of Ronald's salary Ronald, doesn't go out to work he goes out to have fun in truth it would appear from accounts. Of former Ronald McDonald's, that the gig pays anywhere from about forty thousand dollars per year up to nearly half a million dollars per year depending, on what district, one is assigned to how prominently, McDonald's, chooses to use you etc in, fact, the top Ronald's reportedly, even get their own fancy, office with secretaries. And bodyguards. To boot apparently, the latter up necessary, is older children sometimes like to throw things that mr. McDonald's, and some adults also behave badly towards, him in any event in 2005, McDonald's, pitched Ronald as a global, ambassador of, fun, fitness and children's, well-being releasing. A series of ads showing him tearing, it up on a snowboard and juggling, fruit these, ads coincided. With a fundamental, shift in how McDonald's trained, Ronald's, with the company making and known that anyone who wanted a play the character now had to be fit enough to sell the idea that, he could do anything that a Ronald did in the ads according.

To Insiders, McDonald's, went as far as to straight-up, fire long time Ronald's, that it felt were too out of shape at the same time the company also began training Ronald's, to give basic health and nutrition. Advice to children as well as to teach games that doubled, as exercise, however, to ensure uniformity. Amongst, Ronald's the advice, they are able to give is limited, to stock scripted, answers handed, down by McDonald's, and Ronald's, are under strict instructions to never, ever go off scripts being told to tell any curious, children are adults asking questions, they don't have a scripted answer for to ask someone, wearing normal shoes. Following. This and the somewhat, lackluster response. From the public to this change McDonald's. Once again slowly, began downplaying, the role of the character in advertising, occasionally. Responding, to comments and queries about Ronald's, continued, status, as the company's mascot by saying, that while Ronald, was still around he was focusing, his effort. Promoting, Ronald, McDonald, House Charities and, here we should note that while Ronald, was less visible in McDonald's, advertising, the company it still has hundreds. Of official Ronald's, on its payroll across, the globe to promote, the brand in person, and at various events unwilling. To let go of the character however in 2012, McDonald's, decided to revamp, rolls yet again quietly hiring, Tony award-winning, designer and hold, Ward to secretly, work on updating his look unveiled, to the world in, 2014. The new Ronald ditched his old yellow jumpsuit for a goofy-looking shirt. And bow tie combo accessorized. With a garish. Red blazer this, change in look coincided. With an announcement from McDonald's, that a Ronald would be taking an active role on social media and that, he was looking forward to hearing, feedback about his, new outfit now, a donald claims that his foray into social media was a huge, success but his outfit, was not, exactly, popular on, the day that it was announced the top trending phrase on twitter was not, loving, it commenters. Additionally, noted that the change came off as more desperate, than anything else and that it was clear that the company had attempted to make Ronald look wealth less, town, like in addition to giving Ronald a new look McDonald's, announced that he was setting out on a global, mission to rally, the public through inspiring, events, a fairly, nebulous. Goal the company declined to elaborate on Ronald however, did being quoted as saying selfies. Here icon it's a big world and now wherever I go and whatever I do I'm ready to show how fun can make great things happen since, then at least according to McDonald's, Ronald has basically, spent his time doing what they as a company claim he's always done touts, the benefits. Of an active, healthy lifestyle, to children worldwide in, fact if McDonald's, are to be believed along with not paying Ronald's, apparently mr. McDonald's has literally, never taken a day off since he joined the company in 1963. Save for a brief period in 2016. When all those creepy, clown sightings happens, in response to these events McDonald's. Released a statement noting, that Ronald would be limiting, the amount of public appearances he made due, to the current. Around clown sightings and communities, officially. As of 2018. Ronald is still very much apparently, a slave, labor employee, over the McDonald's Corporation and the company maintains that he's not only real, but have acknowledged, that he possesses both magical, powers and is presumably, immortal. Due to the fact that they've, noted he will likely continue to serve in his role as a brand ambassador spokesman. And advocate, for a healthy lifestyle, forever, and so, far he has never seemed to age and, so just to recap, rather than admit it's company mascot is just a series, of guys in a costume, McDonald's. Instead, maintains, that one of their employees is, actually, an ageless magical. Clown hailing, from another dimension that, can bend reality, space, and time to his will and tries, to attract children to, his abode a fact that would be hilarious.

If It wasn't also the exact, plot of yet, and speaking. Of marketing, maybe that's something you'd like to know more about maybe, a magical, town would, be right for your business oh you. Know you could actually do something more serious like copywriting. Or email, marketing you know those are probably a touch more sensible, and those are things that you can learn way, more about on, Skillshare, as, I mentioned at the top of this video skill share is an online learning community with. Thousands. And thousands. Of courses they, have classes from design, to business, to technology. And much much more, so a lot of online learning platforms, they charge you buy the course which can get really pricey after, a while if you like learning Premium Membership though with Skillshare lets you dive into any course you want so you can learn all the marketing you want or other stuff like technology game, design security data science or even culinary. Skills or languages, there's really a great deal to learn and we figure you like learning because you're watching an educational youtube. Channel which is why skill share is such a great fit here and certainly, something, you should try learning, new skills it's one of the most important things you can do to get ahead in life and Skillshare makes that super, easy and super affordable, since Gil share is sponsoring, this very video the first 500, people do click the link in the description, below will get two entire. Months of skill share for, free just give it a go I'm sure you'll love it and now let's jump in and bonus facts, in, 2015. McDonald's, similarly tried to update the look of another famous mascot. The Hamburglar. With a less, than stellar response, like with Ronald to the company absolutely, maintains, that the character is real, and when asked to explain his absence from any McDonald's, advertising, up to that point, a spokeswoman, from the company claims that had simply been lying, low and living a quiet life until. That exact, moment. Speaking of burglaries, in 2005. A 22, year old man by the very, name of Ronald McDonald, Robert, a Wendy's, fast food restaurant, stealing, the money in the store safe he worked at this particular Wendy's, at the time and now for another bonus fact about, 3 billion pounds, of potatoes he used to make McDonald's, fries every, year which is about 8%, of all the potatoes, grown in the United States or around half a percent of all potatoes, grown everywhere. In the world every. Year also. Ever notice is that the average cow has about 200, kilograms, of usable, meat which is enough to make about. 4,500. Hamburgers, McDonald's. Now, for another bonus fact if you've ever wondered why there is often, a second capital letter in surname starting, with mac or look this is because Mac and Merck are professors.

That Mean son off early. Inconsistencies, and records are what led to having both look and Mak prefixes, look it's just an abbreviation of, Mac and both can actually be abbreviated further, to the far less common m so. Someone with the last name of Mac, Donald is sort, of like someone with the last name of Johnson, likely, each had ancestors with the name of Donald or John respectively, from this you can probably see why look and Mac names typically contain a second, capital letter since, proper nouns are capitalized, you would write son of Donald capital D and not son of Donald little D in the same way you would usually write Mac, Donald rather than Mac Donald with the little D but there are obviously, some exceptions, surnames, have been around so long that sometimes they, get changed, and in some families the second, capital letter it was just gotten rid of there, was also a prefix for daughter, of but these mostly, fell out of favor the daughter prefix was Nick short for the gala and I can Nick surnames. For women like McDonald's. Were fairly popular in the 17th, and 18th centuries but, after that time there, only a few, secluded, mentions of them to a lesser extent book, was used to denote grandson. Of so that a person would have two surnames like, John MacDonald, Vic master, for John being the son of Donald who in turn was the son of a master, of some sort but this tradition, was never very popular, and is not prevalent at all today so I really hope you found that video interesting, just a reminder to go check out Skillshare there is a link in the description below and if you did like it do, subscribe to this channel for brand new videos every, day of the, week and check something else out just click a link on the screen now some other videos up there as well as link to in the description below, and as always thank. You for watching.

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Am I the only one who got annoyed by the background music?

The sitting statues of the Ronald McDonalds placed mostly on park benches littered around establishments, there are several stories I know of where policemen pranked eachother by calling out and sending them to respond to something vague as "We have sightings of a weird dude in colourful clothing trying to attract children" and so on. Which continued for months and was a running gag in on of the departments.

*Yesterday I Found Out*

*i thought this was VSauce*

I'm not really liking the music in the background of the new format

I saw Ronald 1 year ago leaving a McDonalds in Illinois. He had a helper with him, and they left in an official McDonald's van. The helper, of course, was the one driving.

I could tell Karl wrote this by the way the narration is

To be fair, Disney has very similar rules for their characters, especially the princesses.

Can't stand the background music on recent videos. Makes it unwatchable.

one of my favorite things to do is hang out in the edge of the woods near the highway wearing a dirty blood spattered clown suit dragging a baseball bat or a sleeping bag stuffed with something.... good times bro good times :)

someone please take your arm outta that cows butt it looks a like she is a bit uncomfortable

3:26 what is a secret C O N V E T I O N is it like a convention missing an N

Are you telling me Hamburgers aren't grown in pacthes and are actually bovine flesh!? My life is a lie!!!

Why would anyone say penny wise is scarier this guy right here is responsible for millions of deaths in comparison to pennywises dozens

PC McDonald. :(

If we quit eating beef we would have to kill off half of them just to keep the methane levels down.

Ronald McDonald renamed himself Ran Ran Ru, and fell in a 1-on-1 fight with Colonel Sanders in MUGEN.

I remember that before libs ruined everything as per usual, McDonald's food was actually very good. The fries were unbelievable. Big Macs were to die for. Then, sadly, libs applied their own special guilt sauce and McDonald's stop cooking in animal fat. Thus ended an amazing American success story.

Clowns haven’t been cool in like 50 years, and they’ve been creepy/scary for like 20 years. Like seriously McDonald’s, just drop the whole clown thing. Clowns are forever going to either be perceived as creepy or just downright terrifying.

The convention sign is missing an N.

I want to see a "documentary" on Ronald done in the style of "Behind The Music". I would love to see his journey from his birth on the same day as the WWII attack on Pearl Harbor to a prominent, working middle class family, to his rise in stardom and then his downward spiral into drug abuse as a way to deal with the pressures of fame and the years of sexual abuse from his more powerful mentors in the industry and his repeated stints in various prisons. Have it end with his eventual sobriety and his new devotion to charities for others struggling with substance abuse and his recent side projects like his collection of rare automobiles and soon-to-be-released makeup line called "Klownin" or his high-end makeup line called "Red & Yellow". Seriously internet... make it happen!

Include sad "behind-the-scenes" interviews with the Hamburglar where he talks about the constant and bitter fights between himself and Ronald, the subsequent fallout with their friendship and have Grimace just start talking all kinds of shit about Ronald, but have it all subtitled since Grimace has always mumbled everytime he talks.

I never new how weird McDonald’s were about Ronald Mcdonalds like why is it so important to keep the magic when it’s obvious. It’s just too much

If Ronald did black face, would that be racism? Isn't the fact that Ronald is white pushing post-colonialist era views? lol, way over thinking it.

I have something you can find out. Why do most scorpions glow in blacklight?

this show needs a magical ageless clown

So secret, even the 'n' didn't turn up (3.23).

After Logan Paul kills KSI can we next have Ronald McDonald vs that creepy ass Burger King?

Jollibee is still 100x better as a mascot

20 mins on McDonald's? How low you have sunk...

Ronald vanished shortly after his epic battle with the Grimace, for revenge when he found out that the Grimace murdered and devoured the Fry Kids and the Hamburglar. It was a titanic battle of the ages, for supremacy over the McDonald's mascot title. Ronald almost lost his life until he finally used the one ace he had up his sleeve. He used the Lament Configuration which opened a portal to a hellish nightmare world and he threw the Grimace inside. But, unfortunately, Ronald fell in with him and neither has ever been seen again. Some say they will return one day to this world of ours, with such sights to show us.

Can he Break Dance or do the Moon Walk in the ghetto?

Convetion?

Pennywise is much more memorable a mascot than Ronald :D

A nitpicky correction: the still photo of Bozo’s Circus early in the video is actually the cast of the Chicago WGN TV incarnation of the show and not the Washington DC cast

I love the lighting and desk on the set. Thanks for the Mc.History

I think my local maccas need to get one of those milkshake volcanoes coz their fuken milkshake machine never works.

RAN RAN RUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Ronald McDonald is much more terrifying than I thought

Ronald McDonald is alive in all of our hearts.

I don't know which one is more familiar; Skillshare or Artillery only?

Redundant videos are also caveat to corporate donations/subscriptions.

Some of those pics of Ronald are genuinely scary., wanna know how i got these McScars HaHAAAaaaaa!

I guess patreon donations ain't cutting it.

Thought the hamburglar wasnt used anymore cause he was too much of a Jewish racial stereotype and Jews in Israel and US were calling him antisemitic

He's busy fighting grandpa gram.

RAN RAN RU!

No mention of Mac and Me?

I don't remember the part in IT where Pennywise was enslaved by a soulless corporation to work without pay to sell unhealthy food to children. THAT'D be a real horror story...

This video was amazing! Loved the captions on the screen. Hilarious.

Love the new set ... did you purposely dial back the speed of your delivery, or is a side effect of presenting the episode while seated?

Ronald McGoddamn Donald

Its also speculated Kroc came up with Ronald as a way to mock the McDonald brothers.

Great Channel yes please do Burger King

I love your videos but just a friendly suggestion: Can you try applying a high pass filter next episode for better speech clarity? Or a different microphone with less bass? Please don't take this as negative criticism I want this channel to grow just as much as you. Cheers.

It must be hard to keep your teeth looking white when your make up is the whitest available

That music tho

"If you believe in magic"

I don't understand the whole weird 'clowns never break character' thing... this isn't the first time I've come across it, though.

They could have transform him into a cartoon like character, wearing those huge suits where the person is inside it for appearances.

*Kinko the Clown* is the best clown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJNV4FMpGh8

He’s in Arkham asylum after that “why is serious” ad campaign.

I’ve been working at a summer camp for several weeks and have been away from YouTube because of it. When did the background change?

Lay off the "memes"/"jokes". They are mostly not funny and only come off as attacking the brand. And in some cases, political. Stick with the facts. Which is why we are here.

After the day Simon asked for feed back and tips, I really noticed a difference, more jokes, less bland more emotion. I always thought these videos were great, but now there ten times better!

I giggled a little when he said, "Donald with a little D" hehehe

Whoah, this video is longer than my attention span. Peace out!

he still appears from time to time, though oddly not to promote Happy Meals or even seen with kids. He actually is often seen given out giant checks to Monopoly contest winners and to charity organizations if you ever see him at all.

Sorry, dudes. I have way more knowledge than that site can ever hold. Learn video editing? Do you even have a 10-bit monitor and camera and a Quadro, which are all required?

Simon. Simon! LOL, sometimes your job is so hard! LOL. Well done

See him on west coast. What about mac tonight

I've never seen a live Ronald McDonald, my town had a Ronald McDonald statue sat on a bench in front of a McDonald's restaurant.

Epic Rap Battles Of History: Bozo vs. Ronald McDonald vs. Pennywise!

Twenty years ago when we got a kids meal the toys were wayyyy better

I remember when i was a lil kid and my parents took me to McDonald's...i wouldn't go in if it didnt have the play area

Remember that commercial where Ronald was dancing in a night club? Also, remember Mac Tonight?

Ronald: Hey, kids! Your fish sandwich is filled with toxic farmed fish from China and your salads will give you a heart attack quicker than 20 Big Macs.

Wild caught = FARM RAISED. Sustainable = FARM RAISED.

That could be a "she" . Some were played by female artists.

You know what happens when you give a false name to the cops. You goto jail and could be charged with a crime.

Boring as fuck.

IT: You don't scare me, Ronald. Ronald: I've killed more people than you, melon farmer.

I love the new background, but a little bit more contrast would be good, a smidge brighter. I love the old electronics on the shelves, makes it look classy.

2:40. Was that a pic of Val Kilmer? If so, why?

Convetion

I love that the mid-video advertisement that appeared for me was one for Hungry Jacks (Burger King for those in the US). XD

Everybody's fucking videos are brought to you by fucking skillshare.

Simon’s so done with McDonald’s shit omg

As a child of the '80s, I loved the commercials especially the Christmas ones which were always very moving. I miss when Christmas was about love and not just only stuff.

I've never seen Ronald McDonald other than in a few adverts. By the way, I really despise McDickald's food.

My friend once told me Bob Saget played him. I don't know if it's or not.

I'd say superman

The fact that you got through almost all of that video with a straight face is a testament to your professionalism. Though I would be curious to know whatever happened to Mr. McDonald's associates that were around in the 90's. Did they go back to the magic dimension where overly processed food grows from the ground? Or were they taken out to the lake mafia style?

"maybe a magical clown would be right for ya business" ... gold

omg this was great!

What's a convetion?

I guess someone wanted piss off the other burger places

He’s running a bar in South Philadelphia isn’t he?

I so love this channel! Where else can you learn about such wide ranging topics as "Why we cry", Lincoln's pocket watch, & Ronald McDonald all in the same week? This is just flat out an awesome channel! Keep up the great work, Simon & Co. I love how you do what you do!

McDonalds can't even spell the name of their own convention right lol edit: misspelled convention

15:46 LMAO

Considering how closely McDonald's and Coca-Cola are associated (and how close Coke is with the Santa story), I'm not surprised that Ronald claims to travel via the same magical power.

wait a minut.. thats not vsauce channel...!?

I'm surprised there was no mention of the weird Japanese Ronalds and Ronaldettes (whatever they are called).

And Ronald McDonald can get secretaries and Body guards? Because Ronald McDonald is a Kingpin and mafioso of fast food.

The Bozo crew you showed was from the Chicago, WGN production.

I say Ronald McDonald took over McDonald Land and made the pirate of McDonald land disappear... By using sheer Brute Force.. Sort of like The Sopranos.. First Ronald bought off Constable Mac and Mayor McCheese. Because Ronald needs law enforcement in his pocket. To control McDonald Land. And then use Grimace as the muscle to beat down the Fry Guys and nugget Buddies to control the population and get them hooked on the sauce.. Then Ronald uses birdie for transportation as a drug mule. To evade the feds so his Secret Sauce can go through. And uses the Hamburglar as his technician into breaking into stuff to steal the secret sauce from that pirate.... To get people hooked on the secret sauce or "DRUGS" Let me ask can you name that pirate? No because GodFather McDonald made him disappear and is quietly sleeping with the mic fishes..

What accent is this?

Ultimately the *most boring* video by this channel ever. *_Spend your time watching something else this time_*

I miss the Hambulgar and the other characters

I think they ditched him because kids are now scared of clowns

I think it's wrong to call McDonald's a restaurant.

Mac Tonight was better

What creature was Grimace supposed to be? A Walrus?

He's in Iceland fisting your uncles ass

Ronald went to prison because it turn out he was Jared Fogle

Well done Simon! Well done!!

Could you do a video on the punishment for poaching during the middle ages?

@0:46 .........Pedophiles

I remember staying in a Ronald McDonald House as a kid in the early 80s. It was a big place so very far from home. The experience was no different that if you had taken your kid across the country and stayed in a large hotel near the hospital. Though cheerfully decorated, nothing about it made a kid feel like he was in his own home... Until that day Ronald the clown turned up. It was for a volunteer dinner (local celebrities donating their time). Ronald didn't walk in all goofy and "heya kids!" His demeanor seemed more thoughtful, pensive even, with the warmth found on his holiday TV ads. I guess the actor realized that families of kids with no hair and lots of pain don't want to be patronized or pitied, or treated like idiots. He had arrived early for setup (bad timing on the part of the event planners), so many of the families were still at the hospitals with their kids. There were three of us sequestered in a corner of the dining room. Only two of us were actual patients home early from treatment, and the third was an older sibling there to babysit us while their mother was busy in the laundry room. (Only the sickest kids had to remain at the hospital.) "Ronald's home," said the other cancer kid. I looked up to find Ronald sitting quietly in a nearby chair. His head was tilted as if trying to read our thoughts. For the first time in what felt like forever, I honestly did feel a sense of comfort brought on by something and someone familiar. Back then, visitors, staff, and Ronald himself weren't allowed to give us food or treats. His presence was good enough for us. After all, this was his house. We were his guests and he was kind enough to let our families stay with us. He moved one big red shoe to the side, then back, then to the side. It was a Simon Says game of sorts without any verbal interaction. We mimicked him and the routine became more complex each revolution. In the end, he let the other cancer kid win (I was laughing too hard to follow at that point). His laughed along with us, gave us a thumbs up, and then he went off to wherever he was supposed to be. We spotted him a few more times that night, always with a kind smile and gentle eyes as he interacted with others. I'll always hold a soft spot in my heart for the character, and the man portraying him. Very few people have ever been ill enough to know about this aspect of Ronald and McDonald's charities. Most will never realize what their spare change gives to families using the RMHC - it's hope, yes, but it's also comfort. Thanks for a good video, Simon.

The music! My God why!? It's like being trapped on the same level of an old Nintendo game and dying over and over and over and over ...

what's the noise in the background?

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Woah. Suddenly, being a Ronald seems like a great gig. I mean, how many jobs have immortality and teleportation as perks?

Simple: Clowns are fuckin creepy!

As an actual clown, and as someone who knows many "people who work in the PR department" as we call them in the community, the company shut down the Ronalds. There are only 4 in the United States now as of 2017. The clown sightings in 2016 and the general public attitude (just look at the comments section) caused the company to pull the plug

Simon is one of the best presenters on YouTube. The way he delivers even the most oddball information with a sense of earnestness is really quite endearing. Keep up the good work, Mr. Whistler!

The greatest of the signature characters(including entourage)I give 2U:Ronald McDonald c.e.o,Hamburglar+Fry Guys (security)Grimace(secretary)Mayor McCheese(Mayor)Birdie (logistics and transport✨

I wonder if the 128 people who hit thumbs down were people like Dave from Wendy's or perhaps a salty employee for McDonald's, maybe even the Hamburglar himself.

That was really interesting, though I'm a bit disappointed you didn't talk about the disturbingly strange Japanese version of the character. If you haven't seen it yet just search YouTube for "japanese ronald mcdonald" and prepare yourself for the insanity.

Back in the Early 90's I remember Ronald McDonald teaching us about recycling while doing Magic Tricks at a school show. I wonder what that was about?

At that time in History, they were going big about recycling. Doubt it was fake. Just a short-lived program like many of my classes in school. Either deem for higher education or too expensive. By the time I left school, they had 'sponsors" for educational programs. (BULLSHIT COMPANIES, EDUCATION FOR THEIR OWN SHIT) Probably like McD's on overdrive.

He was probably a fake Ronald a rip off

Misspelled Convention

Bozo the Clown originated out of Chicago, not Washington, D.C.

You sure ?

Ronald died from aids and he deserved it for culturally appropriating the character from Bozo. Jared Fogel was set to replace him before he was hired by Subway. He would have done that gig for free for the Mckids. I never had any use for Ronald McDonald. The trope was creepy, gay, and unnecessary. Excuse the redundancy. That's when the culture started to go into the ditch.

Anal tearing ?¿

This is Fascinating and Frakking Wierd at the same time

the history of SPAM, the canned meat

What about the Ronald that was busted for kiddy porn way back in the 80s or 90s? It made all 3 news networks then poof, nothing more was ever heard of the story, wtf?

It was probably covered up by McDonald's and the government it's not unheard of

Fantastic video Simon, and I'm really excited to see the new format and the background. Congrats on tying up the knot!

Anal tearing be?¿

They used the cartoon characters to (unscrupulously) groom a couple of generations of child consumers. Now that they are parents, they are automatically indoctrinating their kids in the McCult.

As a kid I never understood the appeal of Ronald MacDonald. I liked Grimace and that moon guy that looked like Jay Leno.

Today I found out that the presenter makes me want to blow my brains out. He is a fucking snobbish bore and I couldn't listen to his douche bagish voice inflections for one second longer.

Yup agree but you get used to it and the info is mostly factual and informative

The face Simon is making on the video thumbnail is almost as scary looking as Ronald McDonald himself. Not selling any hamburgers with that pic

I like the new look. It looks more like we stumbled on on you during your research.

He was put in prison for banging Wendy

God your speech pattern is intolerable.

You got upside down head

Bev BERGERon, how could he not audition for the part of Ronald?

This was seriously way more in dept and interesting than I was prepared for.

this video was dry, me like

how come you never have a woman hosting your show

Please lose the lame, tortuous background noise. You're possibly experimenting for an unsubscribe response?

Ronald was trying to be god in multiple places at once lol.

Somebody had a double snarky pounder with cheese before writing this.

5 yr old me literally thought he owned McDonald’s

I kind of like the standing set up better because you seem more animated in that

I haven’t had WacDonald’s in over seven years and I’m proud of it

3:19 "convetion"?

Colonel Sanders killed him

McDonalds should be closed down for serving poison(their food)

Poor Ronald; died of an overdose of political correctness...

"I swear I'll never go to Wendy's let me go please" That got me, and wins the award for "others in the house are wondering what's so funny."

Those damm aussie youtubers ruining this clown:(

Anyone else hear that creepy background music?

Isn't it odd that I heard the quote about half a million cows annually being slaughtered by McDonald's and immediately thought "that's all?"

RAN RAN RUUUUUU!

Where does the expression "rule of thumb" come from?

Wtf kinda deep state is this

he was arrested for being a pedophile.

The Ronald MacDonald clown doesn’t bother me but their food scares the hell out of me!

that's simple, he moved into the white house!!!

Convetion?? Spell check dude.

He was hamburgulared

There was a statue of him in Bulgaria, thing is it wasn’t attached to the bench he was sitting on... So anyone could literally pick up Ronald and run off with him... hehe

Hes a lost Oompa Loompa!

On the name prefix: Until current technology has made typing my last name virtually impossible. It was Mc, with the lower case c having two dash underlines. Similar to a lower case c with an equal = sign underneath. In my family, it was always explained to me as to indicate the pronunciation should be a hard mick. So instead of Mac or some people saying Ma, it would as MICK Kee or MICK Donald, or MICK Gee. Thanks to modern tech, my last name correct spelling is rapidly fading away. Even the tombstones in our family graveyards show this.

I miss Ronald. This new Happy Meal character is fucking Satanic.

I like the background. However, I found the background music to be sandpaper for the ears. Argh. No more please. Clowns are not child friendly. I have an idea that Heath Ledger's Joker would be less scary, due to a bit more realism in the design. Now that is scary. :)

Did they improve their hamburgers since the last time I had to eat that crap in 1986?

The prefixes thing was an awesome bonus fact!

because of RAN RAN RU

Pedophile clowns are no longer in fashion

I like the studio look. I could definitely do without do without the background music though.

the BEST Ronald McDonald is a sexually confused man-child who owns a bar in philadelphia with Danny DeVito

Why did I just notice Simon wearing a wedding ring tho... #heartbroken

Milk shake volcanoes I think I would prefer the flying spaghetti monsters beer volcanoes

Pretty disappointed that you didn’t do more than mention the Ronald McDonald Houses. It’s like you only wanted to mention the negative things about the brand and it’s mascot but miss out the good work they actually do and the important part the admittedly annoying clown plays in raising funds and awareness for the houses. Would also have been a nice shoutout for them. Just a thought.

Simon has a gift for delivering silliness as serious narrative. I laughed several times watching this.

He is still pretty active on Instagram

Bozo circus originated in Chicago!!!! Near where McDonald's started, DUH!!!!

No idea just how serious they took Ronald McDonald.

What the heck is a 'convetion' ? is that like 'covfefe'? bad editing will lose viewers. badly edited on pourpose is deferint

The McDonald's in my town has gone thru several reincarnation to keep the brand fresh, but seem to have failed dismally and looks tired only a few years later. Add uninspiring menus and uninterested staff and you have a resturant that in uninviting. But, 4 years ago, when a major refurbishment was ongoing, the statues of Ronald, one of him sitting smiling on a wooden bench, another with him standing in a somewhat surprised pose waving, were removed and placed in outside storage for disposal by McDonald's Australia. I was part of a drunken bucks night whom stumbled across these forlorn figures, and ,feeling sorry for their depressing future, decided to adopt them both. Long story short, both figures were somehow transported several kilometres to my property where they both now reside. The standing figure residing in my games room holding a neon ' bar open ' sign, the other now removed from the long disposed bench and sitting atop a 60 litre keg next to the outdoor bbq with a stainless steel tray mounted on his lap. Why? Just as a talking point. Did representives from McDonald's seek repossession ? No. Police intervention ? Never.

Today I found out it is actually possible for me to hate McDonald's more than I already did. Who would have guessed?

Get your facts straight; Polakovs helped conceptualize Ronald Mc Donald & Earl "Mister Clown" Chaney was Willard's replacement. http://www.circusesandsideshows.com/performers/michaelpolakovs.html http://www.samkc.org/earl-chaney.html Wall Street Journal discussing Earl's role as Ronald: https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB105417428331974100 New York Times recognizes Earl as the orginial commercial Ronald too: https://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/nyregion/curator-whose-curiosity-paid-off.html

I really love how you changed your format a bit to include more humor. Your channel continues to improve

looks like a Pennywise comparison ha ha ha . . . . =)

“Boss Clown” sounds like a goofy mafia boss.

I like the NEW format Simon. You look more relaxed. By the way, not being critical - to show that I am watching - a sign showing the convention reads, " McDonalds Convetion" not your fault, of course. Thanks MUCHLY for the info.

Hmmm now I'm hungry. I'm not sure why tho...

This is an educated youtube video?!?!

Sounds like Disney and the people who play the characters. They have to say something like "when I was hanging out with Mickey" to maintain character integrity

A clown with magical powers who lives In a far away land. What drugs are Mc Donald’s higher brass on cause I want some of that.

The way Simon says McDonalds makes me happy

While I hate clowns with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns, clowns such as Ronald who talk and are more like people who happen to look like clowns get a pass. Although having grown up in the '80s aware of all the other characters in McDonaldland. I much preferred them. If your Kindergarten's playground is full of old McDonald's playground equipment (donated when they decided the restaurants should have safer stuff), you're going to get an affection for the likes of Officer Big Mac.

Love the new look to the show but please please please drop the music.

I was a highland dancer in a small town in Washington and our pipeband was sponsored by McDonald’s and for years when I was young I thought that not only was Ronald real but he was also my very real best friend because he was present at all of our large events like parades

Hold the fucking phone.... Pliny The Elder was an actual historical figure? I always thought it was just a beer.

If you don't suck Ronald's happy meal you're a socialist

Rapist Macanal

Why he's not cooking? Isn't this Binging with Babish?

No one likes clowns

Pay for premium but still sit through built in fucking adds. Brutal.

"more tires in his trunk" Nice. I've never heard that before.

This was funny

7:34 NoOOOoOOoooooOOOOOOO!!!! :.(

It's called kayfabe. Wrestling fans get it.

He's named "Donald McDonald" here in Japan.

I have a question why do people from all over the world generally laugh in the same way? I.e hahahahaha

Left no stone unturned with the research on this one.

It all makes sense now, he is the 'It' clown!

I always thought Michael Jackson was Ronald McDonald. :S

Died of anorexia, perhaps? I mean, he was too skinny for a mascot of FAsT FOOD anyway.

Ok who ever did the captions on the background pictures deserves a raise god damn they were hilarious

I wish you had mentioned Ronald McDonald House - the charity that uses the change you put into that slot under the pay window. Its purpose is to provide housing to needy families with sick children so that parents can spend time with their children while they're in a hospital far from home. It doesn't sound like much, but it's invaluable for those who are faced with the prospect of leaving their child alone for long periods in a hospital far from home.

Red Doggo is also a very real dog with human level intelligence and the ability to use a mouse and keyboard, and also has a great sense of humor.

It’s Hilarious that Simon can keep a straight face during the end.

Sure sure, blame the people who sell the high fat, high calorie food rather than the people who buy and consume it or feed it to their kids.

I remember in Japan, many men where cosplaying Ronald McDonald

tell us about Algeria

Bozo photo was WGN in Chicago's version, not Wash DC

Very interesting but now I want some McDonald French fries.

I just wanna point out about Skillshare. DO NOT forget to unsub from them BEFORE the end of the trial or you WILL be popped with 99 bucks for a year subscription.

Losing me after 10 min... this is a long one

Ronald and the McDonaldland characters were f ing great !!!! The world is so boring these days.

And garnish his wages...MR. MCDONELL

I saw your channel playing at my local McDonalds!

Can u do a freemasonry video?

Too bad Bozo aired in Chicago

This was a good episode. Thanks for the funny tidbits

Of course it's a corporations fault if kids eat junk or smoke how dare you insinuate parents bare any responsibility.

ronald is real ronald isreal ronald israel hmmm...

Riverdale tales I agree that the info is very interesting but I'm not sure I can get past his Douchebaggery. Because of your comment though, I'll give him another chance.

John Chalinder or youtuber aussies

I can't ignore his uncanny resemblance with Vsauce

Search the Eric Andre show McDonald’s on YouTube. It’s hilarious.

make mac donalds great again

why is ronald not in commercials anymore?

this video is waay too long! interesting topic but much too long! i didn't watch the whole thing

I was hoping he would mention the Japanese ad from a few years ago with the female Ronald McDonald, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr6Wwb6Std0 and this one with her and a guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u17QHDWU3YE

Ymca does not allow employees to initiate a hug & tells staff to also turn to side for side hug

Ronald McDonald is gay!

Man, and I thought that there were a lot of rules just working at McDonald's as a so-called "customer care specialist"...

I was taught that Mc meant it was an Irish surname and Mac was a Scottish one, but both meant son of.

I think it's a cool outfit. Much better than that ridiculous yellow suit.

So, he is basically just a very larger house elf, only creepier. If only all businesses had more strict hiring practices when dealing with children, maybe the catholic church should borrow McDonalds play book should be close enough with the whole magical male figure thing and no actual concern for general wellbeing.

didn't mention that they did successfully change his appearance at one point, going from narrow stripes to wide, and shortening his shoes so he could appear as more "active"

I heard he's in maximum security on charges for performing golden showers on his victims!

Actually Ronald is still around he does security at a bar in Philadelphia.

Ronald used the Stargate to get here!

I doubt Ronald was ever more popular than Mickie Mouse.

Living in a country that has no extradition treaties with the U.S . Known pedophile clown Pennywise has implicated other high profile clowns Bozo & Cedric the Entertainer as being members of the insane clown posse who are aligned with the juggalos cult movement.

I really enjoy your vids, especially when I can learn something new. Like today, I learned how and why Mc came about. And that there used to be a version for females. That I hadn't heard of. While in 4th grade (1958) I learned that "de la Cruz(e) meant "of the Cross" and was the last name of a girl from Spain. Thank you for being a GREAT teacher. ps, I am 69 now and still learning!

Not sure how long you've been doing it, but I love the new format. Much better than the green screen

Fantastic video Simon, I'm really excited to see the new format and the background. Congrats on tying up the knot!

But what happened to Ronald's friends?

Fortune flavors the brave.

Ronald McDonald Secret CONVETION?

Great content, as usual...But OMG that music - absolutely awful.

I think if the police ask you questions it's okay to give them your real name

Sorry, but the background music was just too much. Couldn't get through the video.

If we believe McDonalds AND NASA, more people walked on the moon than played Ronald.

2nd only to Satan...I mean Santa.

I'll tell you what happened to Ronald...they found the corpses of 20 adolescent boys buried in his basement. He fled to the sewers and became Pennywise, and is in a group marriage with the Joker, Harley Quinn, and Catwoman and only emerge on moonless nights to attend cosplay conventions and the annual Running of the Juggalos. Face it people...clowns are SCARY!

I always wanted to see one as a kid but it never happened

This is an awesome video!

If they wanted to succeed with a new character or something new they should have introduced a wife/Girlfriend. Mrs. McDondald. yellow dress with red and such. then in about 3 to 9 years you can realease a Ronald Jr. and have him age slowly over the decades and eventually make him look like a bad ass goof clown instead of a standard goofy clown like his father. then you can have him meet other clown girls or friends. it really gets endless. making a show might help too. animated of course.

That was a great one. Super interesting.

I want an anime with all different OP anime styled Ronald's assembling, under the command of Boss Ronald, destroying all the other fast food mascots. I also want it to be called The Seven Deadly Ronalds.

never eat in costume i keep remembering the eric andre mcdonald skit

Ive been waiting for this Ronald McDonald lore video.

Boring as fuck Get another narrator or more interesting subjects

Going from Ronald to Arnald McDonald. Gonna PUMP your breakfast UP!

I found the background music distracting.

HE LOOKS LIKE JONNY SINS

"selling McDonalds to children" it's just burgers and nuggets dude don't overthink it lol

Some of the subtitles are missing and a few were misplaced...

Frank Freda who played "Diver Dan" an NBC Affiliate show from the early 1960s. He was also one of the early Ronald characters. I miss the old 'Original McDonald's Stands. I thought I'd throw out my own found out for you.

The trick to smoking a Camel was ensuring that the correct end was lit.

Milkshake volcanoes. No wonder the machine is always down.

Nice segway, sneaky bastard ;) Lovin' the videos!

While living in Romania some years ago, I was amazed to find that in addition to his many magical abilities, Ronald speaks fluent Romanian.

Ronald McDonald still exists. He's on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Ah, Ronald McDonald, the only clown that kids were not afraid of...

Mmmm, french fry bushes *drools*

I’m dying laughing watching this video

Women play him too.....I still think he's creepy......they also have inflatables too .. they had one near St. Xaverian High School...I was shocked that the Xaverian boys didn't vandalize his ass off. Got an idea - get somebody to dress as Pennywise and walk around Mickey D's on Halloween...

@3:18 - "Secret Convetion" ???

3:23 "ronald mcdonald secret convetion"

8:30 in the early 60s I remember he had a flying hamburger he fueled with hamburgers (and milkshakes? not sure about that but maybe- reply if you remember...) Maybe thats how he got from McD to McD and to/from McD Land.??.

Great Segway to your last sponsor spot.

20 minutes of McDonalds. Wow this is the most time I’ve spent at McDonald’s since I was 11

Funny and informative - all the things I love about Today I found out, Biographics and Top Tens. And even when he pronounces a word differently (egad - I found out *I* have been mispronouncing words too!) Simon is engaging with a great voice.

Very informative. Of wonder the origen of Mc and Mac.

Wendy's is extra THICC 100% would bang.

Ronald is McDonald's fever dream fantasy employee. He doesn't take time off, is fit enough to do any work Mcdonald's demands, and presents himself exactly how the company wants. Moreover, he says exactly what the company wants him to say, even if its a lie. Best of all, he does all this without ever asking to be paid.

Obviously this guy did a little research but has a very negative agenda and has a lot of misinformation and such in this piece....ending in what actually turns into a commercial for his business. It is also painfully obvious that he did not take any time at all to look into Ronald's true role...and the positive impact Ronald has made on millions of lives over the years. Has this guy ever seen Ronald holding a dying child whose last wish was to see him? I have...

Kevin Spacey might not pass the background check, shame. He would have commanded that role.....and he needs the work.

New format sucks balls. What's with the lame music?

first video i couldnt finish with that cheesy music doing fills at inopportune moments....

That music loop you use is way too short, it makes it difficult to enjoy your show :(

Totally hypocritical to fire an out of shape Ronald. Apparently he doesn't eat McDonald's himself.

ran ran ruu

Why so many videos on McDonald's? Are they a sponsor?

He's president...duh.

Now let's get something straight. It is way more hilarious because it is the plot of It.

He showed up at the store I was working at, some time in the late 90s. Of course the store had promoted the hell out of this visit, so the whole place was rammed with screaming ankle-biters. He decided to start bouncing around in MY kitchen while we were going hell-for-leather just to keep up with the demand for Crappy Meals. So I kicked him out.

I am not able to watch these videos with the background "music"

and we also have Japanese Ronald McDonald that spawned trillions of memes.

in an alternative reality McDonalds is a cult in same standing as Scientology is in our reality. And all mentioned in the video above is hardline cannon, noone has ever admited to have portrayed the clown, save for handfull of people whom very promtply mysteriously dissapeared never to be seen again. How and why would company go this far to preserve mascott that they barely evne use annymore?

that suit looks like they found captain kangaroo's wardrobe at goodwill

I miss “Hamburglar”. That little stripped bastrich would fit right in today.

Or,.....maybe he just got tired of all the ghetto kids kicking him in the McNuggets, resulting in them being “Supersized”. [see “Grimace”]

All of the homosexuals, and childmolesters turned vegan so there was noone left McStupid enough to play the part, especially after all the snowflakes were scared of clowns.

Mayor McCheese

Like warm apple pie.

McDonald land was basically a rip off of HR Puffinstuff, McDonalds wanted to license their property to sell burgers. They were told no, and invented McDonald land which looked more than a little familiar to kids brought up on HR Puffinstuff. they even sued McDonalds.

I tried to go back to McDonalds twice last week, stomach pain and a strong sensation of burning followed both times.

Congratulations on the new “Studio Look”. In my opinion: The new studio looks professional, clean and not distracting. However, the music in the background is quite the opposite; cheap/tacky feeling, clunky and distracting.

That new outfit made me think of Bill Nye as a clown.

You only have to be a qualified Peadophile to be the face of Subway. You can study to be a Peadophile online.

Eat me at mc D

You should have used a picture of the actual Washington DC Bozo, who was also Willard Scott, instead of the group shot from Chicago's version of Bozo. Takes about 3 seconds of searching to find one.

He had a McHeartattack

He’s locked up as a sex offender

They went back to beef? When I worked there, it was 100%soy burgers.

McJohnson! No, wait...

Here's a good one for you! Erasmus of Rotterdam and the story behind "Praise of Folly."

He lives off children's souls oh wait that's Disney.

While Bozo's Circus would go national, it was a Chicago-based show!! Which makes sense since that's where McDonald's is also based.

After this video I'm experiencing a sudden and urgent desire for mcnuggets

Or if ur an Aussie like me you just call it Macca’s

I'm lovin' the Studio Look. Much better than the green-screen cutting off your eyeware.

what up with the random Val Kilmer pic? was he a previous Ronald?

You say "Bev Bergeron" correctly the first time, but every other time you say "Bergerson".

And you though pro wrestlers would go to absurd lengths to maintain kayfabe. I wonder what would happen if a child asked a Ronald McDonald if McDonaldland was fake.

Mc.Slavery

Disobedient Ronalds endure waterboarding at the hand of other Ronalds at their secret convention, held at a dark spot called "McDonaldland" somewhere above the arctic circle that's not on any map.

I think Ronald just needs a better design. They gave him a new suit but not new make up or hair. Completely overhaul him, or change his gimmic. Characters need to evolve, Ronald shouldn't be stagnate.

Screw Politically CORRECTNESS . its for Babys

"You're a wizard, Ron!"

McDonald's MEAT IS PEOPLE! That's what he does with the bodies of the children that wander into McDonald's land

Seriously, guys, McDonald's is going health conscious! I think not. Not only their food is horrible tasting, last time I lost my insides over this crap, but the contents would survive a nuclear explosion. I bet you roaches wouldn't eat this junk, and they eat everything. Seriously, when did anyone saw a healthy, physically fit person coming out of McDonald's. They don't call them Big Mac's for nothing, wink wink:)

How has Hollywood not come up with a movie about someone going through all the training and tests to become the next mascot? It could be like Ender's game meets Kingsman.

@3:25 Convetion ?

It would be very cool if Ronald made a cameo in IT (Part 2) as a comedy reference in the film.

New production values.. But also a lot more sarcasm this time

I have to admit that I found the bonus fact of last names utterly fascinating!

Do you ship him with Wendy, or the Dairy Queen?

ooh a fun clown and local history cause the first McDonald's was in DesPlaines, IL and... "slaughtering half a million cows a year" man... why you gotta remind me of facts...

Thanks for the skillshare :) I love this channel

Wow the Ronald McDonald lore is pretty deep.

is this the mandela effect here? i thought it was hugh downs. that certainly would be funnier. willard scott already seems like a clown

4:32 McSkillet :'D

I don't remember the exact time as a child when I went from enjoying watching Clowns in general to getting kind of creeped out by them, it happened when my awareness of the world around me matured to the point where I realized they weren't some magical being but ordinary Men (and Woman, but women clowns for some reason doesn't creep me out as much), whose everyday job is to cake on make-up and pretend they're something else besides an ordinary human to an audience.

9:32 Why does the face of Ronald McDonald that keeps appearing onscreen, remind me of William Shatner?

Bozo's Circus is from Chicago not D.C.

you gotta turn down the bass ;-)

Wedding band?

Sadly they still have Ronald McDonald in Thailand ;-)

I thought you were Michael from Vsauce in the thumbnail for a second

Fact fiend is better

Not wasting 20mins of my life tks. Thus is disappointing considering your Politik Channel. Sry, this is thumbs down...

RAN RAN RUU!

Wow, Willard Scott's Ronald McDonald is pure nightmare fuel. And although it would seemingly make Bev Bergeron the perfect fast-food mascot name, Bergeron is *not* pronounced "Burger-on". And dude, just seconds later you then say Bev "Berguson". I had already commented on a previous Today I Found Out video that despite the interesting topics, I was sick of the very shallow research and the obvious errors these videos contain, but thought I'd give you another try. 2 minutes into this one, I'm having to click off and go back to my resolution of watching no more of your videos.

For some reason, the idea of him traveling around the world giving rallies is really funny.

My friend's Dad was the "Ronald" for our area growing up. I had forgotten about that, but he was the regional manager over a number of restaurants.

hey Simon, is it true that the original actor who played Barney was a convicted pedophile?

I miss the whole McDonald's gallery of characters. grimace, hamburglar, etc.

When do we get to say "today I found out" about why Simon's shirts kept coming unbuttoned during recording videos only to misteriously end up appropriately buttoned?

Who else knows Karl Smallwood made this article

Do you think the Clown Phobias would lessen Ronald's popularity?

Anyone hear "Chief Happiness Officer" and immediately think of Paranoia?

Wendy's better, well at least it is in Canada

This organ music ....lol

Milkshakes and death....... yaaaaayyyyyyy

Is that... British vsause Michael?

In Professional Wrestling in the Olden Days...This whole way of thinking was Called "Kayfabe"

I was born in 1992 in Germany and have no Memory of him except him rarely beeing on posters. He became the arcetype of a sad clown to me.

Sounds like less rules and easier to get into the mafia

See, it's naturally grown food. Must be healthy.

With the 2016 Halloween Clown Incidents, I'd assume McDonald's decided to quietly retire their own clown!

I was just wondering where Vsauce went, thats why I came here

Is the camera man playing Mortal kombat?

And people talk about kayfabe in pro wrestling! Just to sell hamburgers...

LOL, some Ronalds get their own office and secretary? Please tell me they are required to remain in costume at the office and they have giant coffee mugs and other clown junk. I'm just picturing a Ronald at a desk on the phone or barking orders at his secretary while his secretary tries to take him seriously.

My question is "What the hell is a Grimace?" A name that should not really be associated with food I think.

I still think that the "creepy clown" sightings were started as a publicity stunt to promote the new It movie.

Poor background music choice.

He went into hibernation after a great feast.

Guessing he died of health issues related to obesity?

I think it's great that McDonalds insists that Ronald is real.

I was thinking the whole time "So he's basically IT?"

see can't even have mascots these days without someone getting offended. that clown is pushing my kid to get fat and have heart disease. yes blame the clown, not the person buying the food.

He gave me molesty vibes. As a kid I quickly ate my cheeseburger and fries, and got the hell out of his colorful dungeon.

I thought this was a Vsauce video

V sauce British Michael here

Ok so here’s the deal. Any kid that eats a happy meal is going to want another one sometime in their future. And that’s because the simplicity of McDonalds food caters to a child’s underdeveloped palate. Chicken nuggets and apple slices will always attract a child’s appetites more than goulash and broccoli. Both my children have never seen a McDonald’s commercial because they don’t have traditional tv. Yet they beg for McDonald’s every chance they get because they want the food and the toy that comes with it.

Ronald McDonald visits amarillo tx a lot

McDonald's kayfabe, lol!

IT certainly didn't help lol

McDonald’s controls the look, holding Ronald’s appearance to a high standard? Explain the Japanese Ronald? It’s a female super model in a red and yellow and long red hair.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCEVfIhBOIU McDonaldland Massacre

This video is far from the truth, as McDonald's in "certain left leaning areas" are telling you not to mention felonies/sexual predator charges.... Thus, Ronald could be a Pedo in Speedos in say "Seattle or San Francisco"... Take a look at McDonald's applications for proof that a place children go to eat and "play" hires CHILD MOLESTERS....

...I think IT grabbed ronald.. after all, ronald DId smell like chicken ;-) :-D (too many mcNuggets will land U in mcHospital) just fyi, fft, & diy ;-) ;-)

"Ronald McDonald Secret Convetion"....Convetion?

Ronald’s coming for that social media influencer money

Credit to Fact Fiend first lol

was expecting this video to be brought by McDonald's

I thank Ronald McDonald should where a red biker jacket with a red pompadour hairdo you know like a greaser.

what was Grimace that purple character supposed to be??

Taken by diabetes. Rip

There's more training and restrictions to become a goddamn clown mascot for Fatty McFatburger than there is to join the Secret Service ffs.

3 words: Operation Yew Tree

If Ronald McDonald can bend time and reality, does that make him to be Thanos?

Good video, the music was really intrusive and irritating though.

so fries grow on bushes and you can harvest burgers. no wonder american kids are stupid if they get fed such bs along with their happy meal

Ok i get Mc. But what about O' like O'Leary or O'Sullivan? And why does it have an apostrophe. Yes i know google is a thing but i just want to see a video lol.

Yeah. It's all the mascots fault that kids eat junk food or smoke cigarettes. It has nothing to do with parents at all. Parents aren't responsible for their kids bad behavior at all

When did Vsauce make another YouTube channel

Cheif Happiness Officer? So then he is a CHO.... Cho...cho mo... Omg i think i know why we dont see Ronald any more. He bacame a priest.

Yayyy, milkshake and death! Haha, I like the new text interjections. And the change in lighting and background and stuff.

Ronald retired due to extreme jetlag

These videos seem to be getting longer and longer. That's not necessarily a good thing...

Twenty plus minutes to talk about this creepy looking clown? That much time is borderline documentary and the topic is not worthy

Pfft, what if Ronald really is Pennywise AFTER eating children? :D

The original clown looked like a serial killer. I would not want to meet him in a dark alley.

I never cared for the clown but I miss the FryGuys.

Looks like a friggin kiddy fiddler .

Ronald is still loved by his devoted McRoll community. His magic has transcended the negativivity and health issues. His love continues to live on in our hearts. May we all reach McDonaldland and be happy, and hopefully not get diabetes...

I am starting to think that McDonalds is a front to extra-dimensional clown worshippers. xS

@3:18 what is a Convetion? :P

Wow, your Gaelic accent sounds fantastic! What do people who actually speak Gaelic think of it?

The original Ronald looked like some homeless guy who dressed as a clown using stuff he found in the McDonald's trash dumpster.

Something I would love to see is if someone dressed up as the Burger King and went to McDonald's and started dancing with Ronald McDonald!

11:32 et cetera*

The sarcasm with this one, is thinly veiled. :P

I have been Ronald, and Joe Taco (Taco Bell). Yes there is rules and a NDA and one bad day can get you fired and worse, which includes getting a law suit against you. It's interesting to play such an icon, but playing Joe Taco was a bit more fun and free. Both companies have moved away from them.

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