McDonald’s Uncle O’Grimacey Cup

Submitted by jack October 1st, 2009

This is a cup featuring the rarely seen Uncle O’Grimacey from McDonaldland. Many of McDonald’s characters have went the way of the dodo over the years. Most were around long enough to at least leave some impression with those that knew them, even if it was just a passing memory. Uncle O’Grimacey didn’t show his face as often as the rest though, so he is largely forgotten. While Grimace enjoyed his shakes, Uncle O’Grimacey only appeared to promote one shake in particular, the Shamrock Shake. Since the Shamrock Shake is largely connected to St. Patrick’s Day his time in the limelight wasn’t long. Even if you don’t know who he is the similarities with the well know Grimace are usually enough for most people to know that he is related.

4 Responses to “McDonald’s Uncle O’Grimacey Cup”

  1. Allee Willis

    Wow, I don’t even know this character and, trust me, I’ve had my share of McDonald’s. Though I never really collected any of the merchandise. I know you have a lot of great collectibles from fast food joints so I know you know your stuff. What year did Uncle O‚ÄôGrimacey show his face?

  2. jack

    I don’t know his exact date of origin, but he was definitely around in the late 70s and early 80s. I have only the vaguest memories of him though. Green is one of my favorite colors, so he always stuck in my mind. In fact, one of the rooms in my house is intentionally painted the same shade as the Shamrock Shake. Since marketing junk food to kids seems taboo these days I don’t imagine he will be coming back.