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March 8, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

An inverted McDonald's sign for International Women's Day mimics Beavis And Butthead's Burger World sign

McDonalds mimics Burger World for International Women's Day
International Women's Day coincides with the 25th Anniversary of Beavis & Butthead and Burger World jokes abound.
As the #InternationalWomensDay hashtag began trending across social media, the internet was quick to call out a story emanating from a California McDonalds. The location made a large adjustment to the iconic golden arches branding by flipping it upside down on their large outdoor roadside sign - all in commemoration of International Women's Day. That's a large commitment and a cool thing to do... as long as corporate doesn't revoke their franchise license.

Burger World hat McDonald's seemed down with the program and flipped their logo on social media as well as creating special packaging and uniforms for 100 of it's restaurants. This is the first time in their history that they have allowed their branding to be altered. It's a special occasion!

Enter Beavis and Butthead

However, March 8th was a momentous occasion in animation in 1993. Beavis and Butthead debuted on Mtv and found an instant audience. The show ran until November 1997 garnering fans with it's obnoxiousness and delightfully crude humor. However, anniversaries and chronology didn't cross our delinquent duo with today's Women's festivities. It's all about Burger World.

One of the few responsible acts Beavis and Butthead endeavored was part-time employment at Burger World. The establishment's branding and logo were direct rip-off of McDonalds - including a large "W" atop the yellow and red Burger World sign.

So, there were many comparison's between the Women's Day and Mtv's awesome delinquents. I miss those two. The 2011 resurgence didn't really go anywhere, but I loved just seeing them on TV again - on Mtv no less. I know licensing the music videos was problematic when releasing the series on DVD.

Rather than releasing the episodes by season, three sets of "Best Of" stuff was released. I'd also purchased a lot of single disc titles from Time Life who were peddling various compilations of Beavis and Butthead. Even if the music videos had to be excluded, I'd still love to see a re-release of all the episodes by season. Maybe one day...

McDonalds mimics Burger World for International Women's Day Yeah, that's a total tribute to Burger World. Nice work, Ronald!

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