I’ll be honest, Mayor McCheese is well before my time (as are a lot of the McDonaldland characters). That said, I’d still love to see Mayor McCheese make a return.
Why’d disappear anyway? Well, McDonalds got into some legal squabbles with TV producers Sid and Marty Krofft who claimed Mayor McCheese was a ripoff of their show, H.R. Pufnstuf. Sid and Marty won, but all they got was some money. McDonalds was allowed to continue airing the commercials featuring Mayor McCheese, but for whatever reason, they didn’t.
So let’s bring ’em back! And in case you need convincing, here are some videos featuring Mayor McCheese:
1970 McDonaldland ‘Say Cheeseburger’ Commercial
1970 McDonalds Breakfeast Commercial
- Do You Want to Bring Mayor McCheese Back to McDonald’s? (aht.seriouseats.com)