|Mayor of McDonaldland|
|Appeared in:||Has appeared in many TV/print ads for McDonald's from 1970-1985|
he is the Mayor of McDonaldland, which was based on H.R. Pufnstuf. While he served as a major character, he was very popular.
Though the character was a minor, following the death, Mayor gained popularity, from petitions to bring him back to the commercials to blog posts talking of why characters like him disappeared.
Lawsuit and Disappearance
While McDonaldland is currently phased out altogether, Mayor McCheese was due to a lawsuit made by H.R. Pufnstuf creators Sid and Marty Krofft, who said McDonaldland itself was a ripoff of H.R. Pufnstuf. After much discussion, McDonaldland remained but most original characters, including the Mayor McCheese, who, coincidentally, was based on Pufnstuf. McCheese made some of his last commercial appearances in the late 70's and early 80's. He was, though, seen in a cameo role in the VHS series The Gruesome Adventures of Ronald McDonald.
- Mayor McCheese is one of the few McDonaldland characters to go through no changes in physical appearance.
To view the Mayor McCheese gallery, click here.