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Original Ronald McDonald Will Give You Nightmares

    October 24, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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If you are one of those people who is afraid of clowns, beware: the original Ronald McDonald was much scarier than the current one.

Found on a site full of rare photos from history, this particular picture shows what McD’s thought was the height of marketable mascots to kids back in 1963: a terrifying man in grease paint and stripes.

Sweet dreams.

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  • NewYawkahBroad

    THAT’S WILLARD SCOTT’!

    • Marci

      Yep. Willard Scott in 1967 (I believe). And he is still wearing makeup. And he still scares me. Ha-Ha.