Wednesday, March 01, 2006

H. R. Grimacenstuff

Here's how dumb I am: It never even occurred to me that McDonaldland ripped off H.R. Pufnstuf.

Awesome quote: "McDonald's and Needham responded that the show and the commercials weren't exactly the same. For example, Mayor McCheese and Pufnstuf were each the mayor of a fanciful land, but McCheese was a cheeseburger in pink formal wear while Pufnstuf was a dragon. Big difference! The jury, and later the appeals court, didn't buy it. "We do not believe that the ordinary reasonable person, let alone a child, viewing these works will even notice that Pufnstuf is wearing a cummerbund while Mayor McCheese is wearing a diplomat's sash," the appeals court wrote."

4 comments:

Toby said...

According to the BBC Online, Jack Wild, who played Jimmy on Pufnstuf, died last night at the age of 53.

It was a pretty disturbing story to read....

PJ in Penticton said...

Incidentally, Jack Wild, star of HR Pufnstuf and "Oliver!", has died at 53.
http://tinyurl.com/ggt5e

Shannon said...

Speaking of HR Pufnstuf, did you see that Jack Wild died. Man, did he look bad by the end. I hardly recognized him as compared to the Pufnstuf days. Poor guy.

Libragirl said...

I never compared the two. I don't think I did. I figured one was the makings of some good drugs and was was greasy food fantasy.

Jack Wild died of cancer of the mouth. He had part of his tounge removed and lost the power of speech. That's why he looked so bad.