So this 1979 McDonald’s commercial, tied to the first Star Trek movie obviously, might be most notable for starring the world’s least threatening Klingon (seriously, “Happy Meal?” Couldn’t they at least have been “Angry Meals” or something?). But what blows my mind is the recollection that Happy Meals used to come with cookies. Holy shit I remember those McDonaldland cookies being somehow incredibly plain but delicious. I’m certain they were plain; I’m probably making up the fact they were delicious. but the fact remains that they were part of the damn Happy Meal. Nowadays? Nothing. Goddamn it sucks to be a kid nowadays. (Via Gizmodo)
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