Mac Tonight was the mascot of McDonalds Dinner and Breakfast Menu from 1988 to 1989 in the US (with a brief reappearance from 1996 to 1997) and 2007 in Southeast Asia.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Mac Tonight is an anthropomorphic Moon dressed in a black 2 piece suit with an equally black tie. He wears the already mentioned black suit, 50s style sunglasses and has a Moon for a head. He wears a red bowtie in some merchandise.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Mac Tonight acts like a cool 50s/60s jazz player, with his dark sunglasses and laid back attitude. He plays the piano and sings parodies of jazz songs, like Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin. He was inspired by Max Headroom[1].

Use in advertising[edit | edit source]

Mac Tonight was used as McDonald's Dinner and Breakfast Menu mascot from 1986 to 1989 / 1996 to 1997 (US) and 2007 (Southeast Asia). He appeared in promotional art, toys and TV commercials. In these ads, he played the piano and sang jazz songs while moving around a city landscape, turned back time, flew to space and sneaked into a kid's bedroom to give him a McMenu (not creepy at all). He showed up in multiple TV commercials in Southeast Asia, in which he played the saxophone and sang about McDonald's 24 hour menu.

Popular Culture[edit | edit source]

Aside from MoonMan, Mac Tonight is fondly remembered as a part of 80s nostalgia and TV commercial lovers alike, having even a petition  on Change.org  for McDonald's to bring him back. Mac Tonight is also the main antagonist of the horror fan-game series"Five Nights with Mac Tonight" , which is based on the popular horror game "Five Nights at Freddy's".

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