I thought you might enjoy seeing this McDonald's television ad. It is the first appearance by Ronald McDonald, and he's played by long-time Today Show weatherman Willard Scott.
Don't miss the strange tray of food on his head and another attached to his waist (!) where, through the magic of television, burgers magically appear!
I'm not sure he's much less creepy today, but Ronald was certainly creepy back then!
As a modern day contrast you might also want to check out this TV ad from Japan featuring a sexy female 'Ronald' (there's a male version, too.)
So here it is, Ronald McDonald's television debut: