Button Sunday

Speedee was so far ahead of my time that I didn’t even know he’d ever existed as McDonald’s first mascot. If you’d asked me, I’d have said Speedy was the little Alka-Seltzer guy. In fact, you can read here how McDonald’s gave up their Speedee in part to remove any association with Speedy.

You can teach an old dame new trivia!

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5 Responses to Button Sunday

  1. ablueskyboy says:

    I was thinking more along the lines of this Speedy than this Speedy.

    • helen says:

      I remember them both – well! (Love Buster Keaton!)

      • ablueskyboy says:

        Until now, I only knew about Speedy Gonzalez. This alter Alka-Seltzer guy and its other alter ego just couldn’t replicate The Ronald McDonald!

        • Becky says:

          The funny thing is, I don’t remember Ronald McDonald until I was a grown up, but he was around when I was a kid. That same thing is true of Dr. Seuss books. No memory of them until I was grown.

      • Becky says:

        My mother had a story about my brother singing along to the Alka-Seltzer commercial. =)

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