But just how terrifying is this new ambassador of boxed meals? Well, to find out, we went ahead and placed Happy in a few classic horror films, to see if he’s a suitable replacement for a mass murderer, a devil baby, and a killer shark. You be the judge…
McDonald’s, either in an attempt to sell more Happy Meals or to haunt your kid’s nightmares, has introduced a terrifying new mascot.
Officially-named “Happy,” the beady-eyed anthropomorphic cardboard box follows in the footsteps of a creepy clown, that large purple thing, and the guy with a cheeseburger for a head.
So actually, freaking out kids has worked well so far. Good work, McDonald’s.
— McDonald’s (@McDonalds) May 19, 2014
Further proving that online petitions and Facebook campaigns may have finally spun out of control, Bring Back The Mayor is urging internetters to help get Mayor McCheese back into McDonald’s advertising. Although apparently the burger-headed politician doesn’t have the nostalgic value that the creators of the campaign might have thought.