Thursday, August 03, 2006

WHO IS GRIMACE?

watson gave a real intersting info on his latest blog. i cannot help but share this because i love grimace.. read on! (thanks sir nick! dont forget me when you order lunch

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Grimace
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Grimace (also known as "The Grimace") is a fictional character who is part of the marketing campaign of McDonald's. He is a friend of Ronald McDonald and a large, jolly fellow who looks like a large purple gumdrop with small arms and legs. He is known for his smiling face and simple demeanor.
In the first cycle of McDonaldland commercials beginning in 1971, Grimace was the "Evil Grimace", with two pairs of arms with which to steal Triple-Thick Shakes. After that first campaign, the character was revised to be one of the "good guys", and his number of arms was reduced to two.
Today, Grimace is generally portrayed in McDonalds' commercials and merchandise as a sort of well-meaning doofus, whose clumsy antics provide a comic foil to the more serious and mature Ronald McDonald.
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Grimace is a fantasy character, and not intended to be anything specific. However, ever since the character's introduction there has been much speculation (though much of it tongue-in-cheek) about his appearance. Because the majority of McDonald's characters more or less directly represent a food product sold at the restaurants (ie: Mayor McCheese, Fry Guys, McNugget Buddies, etc) many have naturally tried to guess as to what, if any, food product Grimace is supposed to represent.
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A common speculation is that he is supposed to be a giant McNugget, but his appearance pre-dates the release of that food. A better explanation is that he is a taste bud, though there are many more fanciful attempted explanations. In reality, Grimace's "official" role, according to McDonald's, continues to be to represent the chain's famous milkshakes. However, he does this out of love for the taste, and not because he is in any way a shake-based creature himself.
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According to the McDonald's website:
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Grimace is a big, loving, fuzzy purple fellow who is Ronald McDonald's best friend. He's sure Ronald is the world's ultimate authority on everything. While Grimace loves all McDonald's foods, he's absolutely crazy about milkshakes. Grimace is very enthusiastic and eager to try new things. His joyous spirit helps everyone overlook the fact he's a little slow and clumsy sometimes.
Grimace also has a relative,
Uncle O'Grimacey, a green-colored Irish-version of himself. O'Grimacey was a holiday-themed character used by McDonald's in the 1980s in celebrating St. Patrick's Day, in particular marketing its Shamrock Shake.
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According to a famous line from Clerks: The Animated Series, "Nothing can kill The Grimace."
In
Brazil, Grimace is known by the name of Shaky.
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7 comments:

Wil said...

It (Grimace) is still a weird creature. ;)

goldi said...

hehehe... ayun pala si Grimace =D

watson said...

Grimace as a name is a huge contrast to his smiling face. He's wierd, but he makes a nice bobbing head!

cherry-flavored ampalaya said...

lumayo ka na kay watson at nahahawa ka na sa love for grimace niya

jgotangco said...

Sa totoo lang mukhang ebs si grimace!

dessa girl said...

i think grimace is really cute! i like him because he is fat and purple and silly...

kawawa pala siya.. api sa inyo! wehehehe.. i shall adopt you, grimace! you'll have lots of purple things to play with in our house..

naomi said...

akala ko halayang ube si grimace eh.

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