According to Wikipedia, "Grimace (pronounced /ˈgɹɪməs/) is a character in the marketing campaign by the McDonald's restaurant chain. Large and purple with short arms and legs, he is known for his monotonous face and slow-witted demeanor. His most common expression is the word 'duh'.
In the first campaign of McDonaldland commercials beginning in 1971, Grimace was the "Evil Grimace", with two pairs of arms with which to steal milkshakes. After that first campaign, the character was revised to be one of the "good guys", and his number of arms was reduced by two. Today, Grimace is generally portrayed in McDonald's commercials and merchandise as a well-meaning simpleton, whose clumsy antics provide a comic foil to Ronald McDonald."
SuperG, here is a photo of Grimace in his early days, when he was "Evil Grimace" with four arms:
Now Grimace is a round fella who toddles around drinking milkshakes. According to my extensive web research, Grimace wanted to create a blueberry-flavored milkshake. He also had an Irish uncle named Uncle O'Grimacey. (Note: Another fictional food character with an Irish relative? This feeds into my issues with Cookie O'Puss.)
He's a happy-go-lucky guy who looks like a big purple gumdrop. He's part of the McDonald's subculture and I remember collecting the toys from my Happy Meals when I was little.
George, here is your wrap-up quiz:
1. Grimace : ______________ : as McDonalds : Spongebob.
a. Falcore the Luck Dragon
c. Brett Michaels
2. True or False? Evil Grimace had three arms.
3. True or False? Grimace loves a good milkshake and, if he could create his own flavor, he would chose blueberry.
4. The candy Grimace most resembles is ____________________.
Bonus: "Nothing can kill the Grimace." Where did this quote originate from?
Answers later today. :)