The New Kid

Do we sell…French…fries? — Grampa, “Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy”

Grampa’s memorable stint at Krusty Burger was inspired (so the infallible episode commenter-creators say) by McDonald’s push in the 80s to bring the elderly members of the community into their restaurants.

This was made explicit by the following:

A lesser blogger might harp on that tuneless jingle’s lyrics, so here you go:

First day of work/Wanna be on time/Wanna make a good impression/What if they think it’s a little late/To start a new profession?/You got what it takes, you know it’s true/Bet you’ll show them a trick or two

If you feel up to it, here’s a related McDonald’s spot. I should warn you that Barbara Bush makes a cameo:

Any seniors out there that felt empowered upon first seeing either of those commercials, please raise the lid of your urn.

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2 Responses to The New Kid

  1. ham941 says:

    I LOVE THE SIMPSONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I my room’s full with simpsons stuff

  2. Wow, those ads are sorta depressing, I wonder how successful that campaign was? (Maybe they’ll reintroduce it once the baby boomers reach their seventies…)

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