|Character description:||Large anthropomorphic creature with short arms and legs; started out as an "evil" character who used to steal milkshakes, before being changed to a "good" one; favorite with the kids.|
|Appeared in:||Has appeared in McDonald's TV commercial/print ads since 1971|
During the interview, Bates highlighted Grimace's presence among the McDonald's happy meal characters and identified him as “an enormous taste bud” who was supposed to show that the restaurant's food tastes good.
The purpose of Grimace, Bates told the outlet, is to show the food tastes good. McDonald's offered some clarification in a statement to PEOPLE.
"Grimace" is the fluffy, purple character who tags along with Ronald McDonald. A McDonald's manager says Grimace is "an enormous taste bud" and it's meant to show that food tastes good.
Introduced as “Evil Grimace,” the character depicted as a McDonaldland villain (with four arms) was singularly focused on stealing McDonald's milkshakes, according to early TV commercials. Over the years, he eventually lost his mad lust for milkshakes (and two of his arms) and became best buds with Ronald McDonald.
Originally, Grimace was known as The Evil Grimace, a milkshake-stealing monster with four arms and a bad attitude! That version of the character debuted in 1971, and spent several years as Ronald's foil.
Grimace was first introduced in the early days of the McDonaldland commercials as one of the villians. He was originally called "The Evil Grimace" and resembled a huge blobby purple gumdrop with four arms.
Merriam-Webster defines grimace as "a facial expression usually of disgust, disapproval," but at McDonald's, it's the name of a large blob-like purple character with a big grin, often seen alongside pals Ronald McDonald and the Hamburglar.
GRIMACE Trademark of MCDONALD'S CORPORATION - Registration Number 1095349 - Serial Number 73145443 :: Justia Trademarks.
You don't like something and yeah lift it out of great - Sheriff Sela grimacing.MoreYou don't like something and yeah lift it out of great - Sheriff Sela grimacing.
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Grimace – Grimace is a large, purple character in debut in 1971 as the "Evil Grimace". In Grimace's first two appearances, he was depicted with two pairs of arms with which to steal milkshakes and pops. "Evil" was soon dropped from Grimace's moniker, and Grimace was reintroduced in 1972 as one of the good guys.
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