Original Ronald McDonald - Willard Scott as First Ronald McDonald (1963)

This is the first Ronald McDonald commercial, which premiered in 1963. Weatherman Willard Scott portrayed the original Ronald McDonald. He went by the title, "Ronald McDonald, the Hamburger-Happy Clown." If you've never seen this vintage version of the iconic McDonald's mascot, then this scary clown just might haunt your dreams. Brace yourself for the terror, then calm your nerves with a Big Mac and a milkshake.




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