Some surprising facts you might not know about The Grimace

The details around how I found myself falling down an endless Wikipedia hole about the strange world of classic McDonald's Land commercials are irrelevant. What matters more are the things I learned, specifically about the Grimace:

  • According to the McDonald's World Fandom Wikia (which exists), "Originally, 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.
  • Grimace has a large extended family, including two aunts, Millie and Tillie, and Oirish uncle named Uncle O'Grimacey, a shillelagh-carrying green Grimace who played an unspecified role in the creation of the Shamrock Shake.
  • The Grimace has a brother named King Gonga who is a fascist leader who rules over the Grimace race with an iron (purple) fist.
  • Grimace Erotica exists. because Rule 34.
  • The last time the Grimace was seen was on July 18, 2012 at Dodger Stadium dancing to Ram Jam's 1977 classic, Black Betty.
  • Nothing can kill the Grimace.