Food of the Seventies, Big Mac

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Double-decker hamburger from McDonald's with cheese, lettuce, pickles, onions and "special sauce"
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Kim - January 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun. I think I'm about to have a "Big Mac Attack." Do you remember the Mac Attack backpacks McDonald's had as a give away in the 70's?
the screamin' brakeman - September 06, 2008 - Report this comment
my mother started working at mcdonalds in the early 70's-i use to get my bigmac w/no sauce and no pickles and carol the girl behind the counter said those are the 2 best parts! i got it that way for years but now i just get it w/no pickles and extra sauce. i like CARROLS club burger a little bit better. remember carrols it was competition against mcdonalds in the early 70's they were bought out by burger king.i still enjoy the bigmac very much-sorry ma!
Stewie - September 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I like Big Macs but only when I order them with only Ketchup, mayo, lettuce and cheese. I've had the special sauce before but I like ordering it my way better. Either way it's a nice tasty, filling sandwich that has been around a long time and will be around for generations to come.
F.J.R. - February 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Memba when the Big Mac was really something special! You could see the beef and it wasn't hidden by the bun! My kids now call the Big Mac a "McLettuce with beef"
sherri - March 04, 2009 - Report this comment
McDonalds never stopped making the Big Mac!
pooner bear - May 26, 2009 - Report this comment
loololololololololol you guys are all fatass virgins!!!
susie - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to own a pair of knee high socks with the big mac sandwich with the word to the song
Olympianbabe - January 17, 2010 - Report this comment
My favorite burger!!!
Terryshilo - March 07, 2010 - Report this comment
WOW... I remember when they came out. At first only Dad could have the Big Mac. Obviously still made but it was introduced in our time. Before, Quarter Pounders, McRib, etc, etc. So... some things do keep going. Not for the better most usually. Heck, can't eat em too often nowadays, you can't scorf down the calories like you used to when young. But, yes.. they're great.
Lee - March 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Growing up in a small town in the early 70's, a person had to make the most of an opportunity when one arose, such as the case in my first trip to McDonalds. My little league team traveled to the big city to play a team one day, and after the game we were treated to McDonalds, each of us were given a dollar by our coach. At that time the one of the promo's was a Big Mac, fries and a softdrink, and you got change back from $1.00. Got up to the counter, placed my order and got a dime back in change, just like they did on tv. Pretty cool stuff for an eight year old.
El Robbo - April 18, 2010 - Report this comment
How the Big Mac has fallen in terms of quality over the years! It was essentially just a rip-off of the Big Boy, but it was still a damn good burger IMHO.
Janet Snyder Stout - September 12, 2010 - Report this comment
My Mother used to make us big macs at home she'd chop the onion up really fine and she used thousand island dressing for the special sauce.They were delicious!
Ronald McDonald - February 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I worked at McD's in the early 1980s, and one morning the truck that delivered our supplies forgot the special sauce for the Big Mac's. We didn't have enough to get through the day, so I was sent across the street to the store to buy about 15 bottles of thousand island dressing. I worked there for several years and made more Big Macs than anyone could eat in a lifetime. I still have the old polyester McD's uniform hanging in my closet. Ahh, the memories.
Rob Lambert - May 02, 2012 - Report this comment
McDonald's BIG MACs have always been delicious, all the way back to its origin in 1968, when one could be had for fifty cents (a plain burger was 19 cents). The Special Sauce was believed to be a variation of Thousand Island. Those were the good, cheap, simple days. NOW...a BIG MAC is over three dollars, the McD crew uniforms are all weird color combos...not to mention the bloated menu of today. Many fond memories can be found on YouTube, and in magazines such as LIFE.
clarissa - November 07, 2013 - Report this comment
the big mac was alot better in the 70s and 8os than it is today the beef pattys were about as big as a 1/4 pounder patty is now and it just tasted better but the hardees big twin totally dominated the big mac i have eaten alot of fast food in my life as i am wieghing in at about 540 lbs mcdonalds burger king harees etc.etc. are my life...and they also ruined my life i used to be a boy named phillip now i live as a woman
Sharry - February 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved Big Macs when I was little, but I used to give my mom the pickles. Above, Susie said she had knee socks w/ the Big Mac ingredients on them. When I was a kid, my friend Cynthia had the t-shirt. Today I have a tye-dye shirt that says "Get Back With Big Mac".
Rob Lambert - February 25, 2017 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault: Early McDonald Land TV commercial featuring Big Mac, the cop character with a hamburger head. Hamburglar kept dodging Big Mac, scampering all around while swiping burgers. Who finally catches him? Ronald. This aired on "Dr. Dolittle" cartoon show over NBC (9/26/70). Also, the musical ad which introduced the "You Deserve a Break Today" jingle, with an all-male management crew (today, it's the opposite) cleaning up the restaurant (actor John Amos was in this). This aired on "Where's Huddles?" (football-themed cartoon series) over CBS (8/11/71).
Rob Lambert - May 17, 2018 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault, a TV spot with Grimace eating a Big Mac, but Ronald tells the kids they must grow a little before they can handle Big Macs, and offers them cheeseburgers, plus a quick pitch for 50c gift certificates. This aired on "Uncle Croc's Block" over ABC (11/22/75). Charles Nelson Reilly and Jonathon Harris co-hosted the show which featured cartoon shorts by Filmation. Most notably, "M-U-S-H," set in the Yukon instead of Korea, staffed by humanized dogs. "M-A-S-H" parody characters included Bullseye, Trooper (John Wayne mimic), Col. Flake, Cold Lips and Sonar. John Erwin and Alan Oppenheimer did most of the voice work, including female characters. "Uncle Croc" was banished back to the Everglades by ABC after only 13 weeks.
Rob Lambert - June 10, 2018 - Report this comment
From the prime time TV vault, a Big Mac commercial with backup by a symphony orchestra, which plays as a sandwich is seen being assembled on a big screen. This aired on a "Saturday Morning Preview Revue" over NBC (9/13/74). Hosted by Jimmy Osmond, a musical preview of NBC's 1974-75 Saturday lineup. Johnny Whittaker and the Sea Monsters perform a number. Rest of the cast is of Krofft puppets. Billy Barty doubled up as Sigmund and as Sparky from "The Bugaloos" (sitting in audience, with H.R. Pufnstuf). Other commercials included Mister Bubble, Libby Foods, Kool Aid and Flair felt-tip marking pens. Remember, Big Mac turns 50 this year. See if McDonald's offers them for the original 50 cents!
Rob Lambert - June 13, 2018 - Report this comment
Big Mac turns 50! From the Saturday morning cartoon vault, a McDonald's contribution to environmental issues. An anti-littering ad with dancing trash cans, joined by Ronald and some kids. Not mentioned: Where the trash goes afterward (landfill). "Feed the wastebaskets1" This aired on "Saturday Superstar Movie" over ABC (9/9/72). Featured was "Popeye & the Man Who Hated Laughter." A Hal Seeger cartoon. Assisted by Brutus, a mad doctor conspires to rid the world of laughter by incarcerating all (King Features) comic strip characters. He lures them to his castle by way of a free cruise. When the plot is divulged, Popeye (Jack Mercer) swings into action, aided by Steve Canyon and some superheroes. Olive, Wimpy, Blondie, Dagwood and Snuffy Smith are among those in this cartoon. Other sponsors: Nestle $100,000 Bar, Shasta soda, Post Super Sugar Crisp, Cap'n Crunch, Inch Worm riding toy, Marx Big Wheel. Network promo for "Kid Power" cartoon.
Rob Lambert - July 05, 2018 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault, an early McDonald Land commercial featuring Hamburglar. Ronald lures him with a big chocolate shake. Hamburglar, caught with the evidence (stolen hamburgers), is arrested by Big Mac, the cop. Actor Larry Blyden did narration. Slogan: In McDonald Land, a McDonald's. This aired on "Bugaloos" over NBC (9/26/70). Wham-O, Charms Lollipops and Kellogg's Rice Krispies were other sponsors. Larry Blyden recorded for about six of the early McDonald Land TV spots. Appearing in a memorable "Twilight Zone" episode, he was better known as game show host and panelist. At age 48, Blyden was killed in an auto accident while vacationing in Morocco, Africa, in 1975.
Rob Lambert - July 20, 2018 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault, an unusual TV ad in which ten kids, dressed in Medieval Renaissance costumes, treat their teacher to a Big Mac, fries and shake (est. cost them, $1.05 before tax). You Deserve a Break Today. This aired on "Mission: Magic" over ABC (9/22/73). In this fantasy cartoon by Filmation, Rick Springfield provided a "mission" to Miss Tickle (Lola Fisher) and her ninth grade class, of course, using magic to resolve. Other voice work was by Howard Morris, Lane and Erica Scheimer, who were son and daughter of producer Lou Scheimer. As for Springfield, he spoke with a native Australian accent. This was nine years before becoming a pop music star, not to mention a soap-opera icon on "General Hospital," along with John Stamos.

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