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Mayor McCheese is the mayor of the land of McDonaldland, created for an advertising narrative for the McDonald's fast food chain. He has an enormous cheeseburger for a head, and sports a top hat, a diplomat's sash, and a pair of pince-nez spectacles. He is portrayed as a giggly, bumbling, somewhat incompetent mayor with a wavering, high-pitched voice that is reminiscent to that of comic actor Ed Wynn. His Chief of Police is Officer Big Mac. In 1973, courts sided with Sid and Marty Krofft that McCheese bore too close a resemblance to H.R. Pufnstuf, and that many other McDonaldland residents were plagiarized as well. McDonald's was forced to pay a settlement, and as a result, the character was eliminated from the advertising campaign. Since then, Mayor McCheese has largely been phased out of the McDonaldland canon, though he remains a popular '70s pop culture icon. From left to right: Hamburglar, Ronald McDonald, Grimace and Birdie the Early Bird (as they appeared in a series of commercials for McDonalds). ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants[1]. Although McDonalds did not invent the hamburger or fast food, its name has become nearly synonymous with both. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... A cheeseburger. ... Theodore Roosevelt wearing pince-nez Pince-nez (also known as Oxford glasses) are a style of spectacles, popular in the 19th century, which are supported without earpieces, by pinching the bridge of the nose. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Ed Wynn (November 9, 1886 - June 19, 1966) was a popular United States entertainer, born Isaiah Edwin Leopold in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Chief of Police is the title typically given to the head of a police department, particularly in the United States and Canada. ... In addition to McDonalds signature sandwich, Big Mac was the name of a character in McDonaldland, the fictional world created as an advertising campaign for McDonalds. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Sid and Marty Krofft are a sibling team of prolific television producers who were influential in childrens television and variety show programs, particularly throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. ... H.R. Pufnstuf was a childrens television series produced by Sid and Marty Krofft in the United States. ... Plagiarism (from Latin plagiare to kidnap) is the practice of claiming, or implying, original authorship or incorporating material from someone elses written or creative work, in whole or in part, into ones own without adequate acknowledgement. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ...


Despite being phased out, Mayor McCheese continued to be seen on McDonald's tray liners (doubling as activity pages for children) and some Happy Meal toys into the late 1980s. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


As of 2005, one could see along the Chicago Skyway a billboard featuring Mayor McCheese welcoming motorists to Chicago. Suburban Oak Brook, Illinois is McDonald's Corporation's headquarters. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chicago Skyway also known as Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge System is a 7. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Template:Chicagoland McCity Oak Brook is a suburb of Chicago in DuPage County, Illinois in the Elmhurst-Villa Park-Lombard-Oakbrook area. ...


There has been a recent resurgence of Internet-based interest in the Mayor, resulting in several fictionalized histories of Mayor McCheese. Eyemarten.com is a humorous account of the Mayor's life, up to his "death," (although it refers erroneously to pictures of Officer Big Mac as the Mayor himself more than once). There is also a mock Petition demanding the Mayor's return to McDonald's commercials In addition to McDonalds signature sandwich, Big Mac was the name of a character in McDonaldland, the fictional world created as an advertising campaign for McDonalds. ...


Mayor McCheese in popular culture

In the late-1990s and 2000s, Mayor McCheese became a common subject in American comedy, such as Saturday Night Live and various other programs: For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 91-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City that has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ...

  • On Late Night with Conan O'Brien, McCheese is a recurring character who is a prominent Scientologist (as a parody of the recent trend of celebrities joining the church, and of Tom Cruise in particular). The show has also featured Mayor McCheese as being afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, muttering obscenities and other random phrases.
  • Mayor McCheese was featured in an episode of Clerks: The Animated Series, where the mayor of the town (voiced by Al Franken) shows up at a press conference dressed as the character, claiming he was going to a costume party but got stuck in his costume. The Chief of Police is shown to be in a similar position later in the same episode.
  • In an episode of Friends, Monica said she dreamed of marrying Mayor McCheese, then ate his head.
  • The Mayor was mentioned in The Simpsons episode, "Bart Has Two Mommies", where the death of the Hamburglar was announced by Kent Brockman, and it was stated that he had been survived by his long-time companion, Mayor McCheese.
  • In "Treehouse of Horror XVI", Mayor Quimby is dressed as the Mayor, and is turned into him by a witch.
  • The Mayor was referenced by The Bloodhound Gang in their 1999 single Mope.
  • The Mayor was referenced in Jim Gaffigan's Beyond the Pale comedy show as only taking "cheese checks."
  • In the first episode of MTV's short-lived cartoon Undergrads, a curious character named Chief Justice Burger of Burgerland is shown in the episode; apparently a take on McDonald's Mayor McCheese.
  • The Guardians collectible card game featured characters named "Mayor McEvil", "Mayor McFood", and "Mayor McGreed", all based to some extent on Mayor McCheese.
  • On Roseanne, he was referenced back to when "he was City Councilman McCheese."
  • In an episode of Married With Children, Al Bundy calls the police to report his car stolen. When the officer on the phone didn't take him seriously, he asks who the mayor is, and Al writes down "McCheese", whom Al claims he voted for.
  • St. Louis, Missouri-based one man band Googolplexia has honored (or perhaps memorialized) Mayor McCheese in song.
  • On an episode of Saturday Night Live, Adam Sandler had a monologue on Weekend Update and stated that if he were Mayor McCheese, his first order of business would be to sentence the Hamburglar to death.
  • He is shown on a cup in Little Miss Sunshine.
  • Leftover Salmon kept a stolen Mayor McCheese head as a popular prop for concerts. It has been stolen and returned many times. He is typically mentioned in the song "Pasta On The Mountain"
  • In the video "Homer Simpson's Top Ten Reasons Why I, Homer Simpson, Should Be The Next President", Homer states that his vice president will be Mayor McCheese.

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Criticism: Fast Food Nation | Legal cases | McDonaldization | McJob | Super Size Me Fast Food Nation, paperback edition Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001) is a book by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser that examines the local and global influence of the United States fast food industry. ... McDonalds has been involved in a number of lawsuits and other legal cases the course of the fast food chains 66-year history. ... McDonaldization is a term used by sociologist George Ritzer in his book The McDonaldization of Society. ... McJob is slang for a low-paying, low-prestige job that requires few skills and offers very little chance of intracompany advancement. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


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Bring Back Mayor McCheese! Petition (168 words)
We, the consuming public of the free world, demand that McDonalds immediately bring back "Mayor McCheese" to their advertising scheme.
The mayor was unfairly impeached in the early 1980's for no apparent reason.
We therefore heartfully feel that in order to keep us, the customers, happy, and to increase revenues, you, the McDonald's Corporation of Oakbrook, IL, must reinstate Mayor McCheese as Mayor and lead character of McDonaldland.
Mayor McCheese - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (574 words)
Mayor McCheese is the mayor of the fictional McDonaldland, created for an advertising narrative for the McDonald's fast food chain.
Mayor McCheese was featured in an episode of Clerks: The Animated Series, where the mayor of the town (voiced by Al Franken) shows up at a press conference dressed as the character, claiming he was going to a costume party but got stuck in his costume.
The Mayor was mentioned in The Simpsons episode, "Bart Has Two Mommies", where the death of the Hamburglar was announced by Kent Brockman, and it was stated that he had been survived by his long-time partner, Mayor McCheese.
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