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Happy Meals with Klingons

by Brad Trechak, posted Aug 2nd 2009 1:30PM
Star TrekThanks to the magic of the Internet, we can now recall that around the time the Star Trek franchise was moving from television to movies with Star Trek: The Motion Picture (waaayyyyy back in the 70's), apparently Paramount had Klingons shilling for McDonald's Happy Meals. No, seriously.

It makes me wonder exactly what was in the Happy Meals that made the Klingons like it so much. Wasn't it established during Star Trek: The Next Generation that Klingons like to eat live worms? Perhaps that was in place of the french fries. I recall eating a Happy Meal or two back in the day and don't recall eating anything that would be palatable to a Klingon.

I'm sure there has been much sillier Star Trek merchandise being pushed since then given the ubiquity of the franchise, but this commercial did make me laugh a little. Here's the video so you can judge for yourself.

[via Topless Robot]

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Man, I had forgotten all about those little packs of cookies they used to include. That brings back memories...

Those things were delicious.

August 03 2009 at 10:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ah, even Klingons are happy with their Happy Meals! Of course, I didn't realize that Klingons were ever particularly happy about anything. Proud, perhaps. Satisfied. But not happy. I also don't ever remember Klingons pantomiming as they spoke. Too funny!

August 02 2009 at 2:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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