Friday, 2 August 2019


In a side note that’s bigger than the post’s main topic Super Punch casually asks us if we‘d ever heard of the early depiction of McDonaldland character Hamburglar as the Lone Jogger.
One can’t just drop that sort of a bombshell without elaborating. After reforming his original incarnation as a lecherous old man with rodent features, for creative reasons lost to history the Hambuglar (previously) was given a partner in crime, the piratical Captain Crook, and donned with his signature cape, only to be directed to mime being a flasher—only to disclose his his identity as the Lone Jogger.  The advertising campaign was significantly curtailed after a 1973 lawsuit levied by Sid and Marty Krofft against McDonald’s for copyright infringement on their character universe.