How weird is it that Ronald McDonald is arguably a more famous clown than Bozo? Ronald has about 20 years to go before he’s outlived Bozo, but there’s no end in site to McDonald’s famous mascot. Hell, Burger King went for years before they came up with anything
scarier as memorable as a clown.
Oddly enough, Willard Scott was the first person to play Ronald in a commercial. Frankly, that only makes him scarier. Here’s a clip that shows the first Ronald commercial, along with a later version (where the design is almost what we see now), and finally one featuring the clown we have nowadays.
I can’t believe I just dedicated this much time to Ronald McDonald. Of course, it could be worse. I could be completely obsessed with Ronald. Count your lucky stars I’m not.