TWO MCDONALD'S HANDCLAP RHYMES - SOURCE ADS & PLAYGROUND RHYME EXAMPLES

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McDonald's Commercial 1967

Uploaded by pepsiforever on Dec 6, 2007

A McDonald's Commercial from 1967.

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McDonald's Corporation is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. According to its wikipedia page, the McDonald's fast food restaurant chain started in 1948 in the United States and "serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries".

This post focuses examples of two playground rhymes that have their source in Mcdonalds advertisement jingles. Those rhymes are "McDonalds Is Your Kind Of Place" [source ad 1967) and "Welcome To McDonalds" (also known as "Big Mac", "Mcdonalds Handclap Rhyme" and other titles) [source ad 1980s].

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My thanks to all those persons whose examples I quoted. My thanks to the unknown and known composers of the music, all those responsible for the teatured videos, and all otheand sts, and the uploaders of those videos.

MCDONALDS IS YOUR KIND OF PLACE
The source ad is posted at the top of this page. Here are the original words to that jingle:

McDonalds is our kind of place [clap clap]*
It’s such a happy place [clap clap]
Hap hap hap happy place [clap clap]
Ah clean and snappy place [clap clap]
McDonalds is our kind of place [clap clap]
It’s such a happy place [clap clap]
McDonalds is our kind of place!
Your kind of place!

*These words indicate that two claps are done immediately following those lyrics.

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That ad, posted at the top of this page, has spawned a number of "McDonalds Is Your Kinda Place" parodies. Here are three examples of this playground rhyme:

McDonald's Is Your Kind Of Place (Example #1)
McDonald's is your kind of place.
They serve you rattlesnakes,
French fries between your toes,
Hamburgers up your nose.
The last time that I was there
They served me underwear.
McDonald's is your kind of place.
-NightWing; http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=87050 Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies; 10/11/2004

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McDonalds Is Yur Kinda Place (Example #2)
McDonalds is your kind of place!
Hamburgers in your face!
French Fries up your nose!
Pickles between your toes!
And don't forget those lousy shakes!
They're made from polluted lakes!
McDonalds is your kind of place!

Direct from the source ;)
-TheOffensiveuser,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFEkfipbI3Q&feature=related ; April 2012
[Hereafter known as "Parody Of McDonalds Video #1"]

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McDonalds Is Yur Kinda Place (Example #3)
McDonalds is your kinda place.
Hamburgers in your face.
French fries between your toes.
Dill pickles up your nose.
The last time I went there
They burned my underwear.
McDonalds is your kinda place
-MuscleMikal "Parody Of McDonalds Video #1", May 2012

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WELCOME TO MCDONALDS
Here's the source ad & jingle for "Welcome To Mcdonalds":

Big Mac
filet of fish
quarter pounder
french fries
icy coke
thick shakes
sundaes and apple pie
If you're hungry then for goodness sake
Give yourself a tasty break
With Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish, Quarter Pounder, French Fries
Icy Coke, Thick Shakes, Sundaes, Apple Pie
At McDonald's.

Here's a video of that commercial (I'm sorry the video quality is so poor)

DoubleDutch - Old McDonalds Ad

Uploaded by hostime on Jun 16, 2006

"If you're hungry then for goodness sake give yourself a tasty break with Big Mac, Fillet-O-Fish, Quarter Pounder, French Fries, Icy Coke, Thick Shakes, Sundaes, Apple Pies."

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Here are three examples of this playground rhyme:

McDonalds Hand Game (Version #1)
big mac, filet-o-fish, quarter pounder, french fry,
icy cold thick shake, sundaes and apple pie!
you deserve a break today, at mcdonalds
where the dish ran away with the spoon!

Ahhh...
:)
-Barbym1991, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLNpgWmx1PM , May 15, 2009

Here's that video:

Mcdonalds hand game

Uploaded by Barbym1991 on May 15, 2009
old hand game my mom and aunt taught us!! Enjoy!

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Welcome To McDonalds (Version #2)
Go!
Welcome to McDonalds
May I take your order?
Big Mac
Special snacks
French Fries
Apple Pies
Rock
Paper
Scissors
Shoot!
[Hmm, lets see]
I win
You lose
Now you got the tickle shoes.
-datura2323 ; Welcome To McDonalds , http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=eMkpiLjKWU8 ; Jul 31, 2008

Here's that video:

Welcome To McDonald's game

Uploaded by datura2323 on Jul 31, 2008

Kids playin with their Mom! Very cute.

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Welcome To McDonalds (Version #3)
The one i know is welcome to mcdonalds
may i take your order
see my pinky
see my thumb
see my fist you better run
-sarahwentloco ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=eMkpiLjKWU8 Welcome To McDonalds Game; October 2011

PLAYGROUND RHYMES SOURCE MATERIALS & TUNES
Advertisement jingles often lift lines and tunes from previously composed songs & rhymes. For instance, the tune of the African American Gospel song "Down By The Riverside" (Ain't Gonna Study War No More) serves as the tune for the jingle "McDonalds Is Your Kind Of Place". Most playground rhymes use familiar tunes because doing so means that those chanting can concentrate on remembering the words and doing the handclap routines without worrying about how the tune goes. Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/01/childrens-cheers-or-rhymes-inspi... for examples of children's rhymes or cheers that are based on R&B songs.

Advertisement jingles aren't the only source for words to playground rhymes. Playground rhymes also include verses and references from popular songs, television programs, movies, Mother Goose rhymes, and other playground rhymes. Lines from other songs & rhymes are called "floating verses or traveling verses". Each of the versions of "Welcome to McDonald's" ("Big Mac") that are showcased in this post contains an example of a "floating verse" or "floating line" from another rhyme or song.

Version #1 of "Welcome To McDonalds" ends with the line "And the dish ran away with the spoon". That line comes from the Mother Goose rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle". For some reason, that end line appears to be used a lot for this rhyme (my daughter also used it in the 1980s in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). I'm not sure why that line is combined with that McDonalds jingle. My daughter said she did it because "it fit". I wouldn't be surprised to learn that some television comedian recited that parody that way and kids picked it up from that segment. But that's just a guess.

Also notice that the "you deserve a break today" line in that video uses the same tune as those lines in the 1980s Mcdonalds "source jingle".

Version #2 of "Welcome To McDonalds" includes the words & actions to the rhyme "Rock, Paper, Scissors". And there are verses from other playground rhymes that are combined with the "core" words for "Welcome To McDonalds" ("Big Mac").

Version #3 of "Welcome To McDonalds" has only the first two "standard" lines of that rhyme followed by a version of the playground rhyme "See My Pinky".

RELATED VIDEO
Here's a McDonalds commercial that includes handclapping and body patting (pattin juba)

1980s McDonald's Commercial

Uploaded by AnnainCA on May 19, 2010

"McDonald's handwarmin' is fun to do!"

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Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2011/10/pattin-juba-hambone-and-bo-diddl... for more information about & examples of body patting (pattin juba).

Click http://www.cocojams.com/content/handclap-jump-rope-and-elastics-rhymes and http://cocojams.com/content/childrens-parodies-0 for more examples of these two rhymes & other English language playground rhymes.

-Editor: Azizi Powell, Cocojams.com

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