In 1963, There Was a New Name for Terror…

Willard Scott as Ronald McDonald

And you thought the current incarnation of Ronald was frightening. The original, portrayed here by Willard Scott, makes the scary stoned-faced Burger King of today look like the Shmoo.

Found via VideoSift. The VideoSifter’s comment about the “magic food-conjuring crotch tray” is right on the money.