McDonald's launching an in-store TV channel: What should they air? (You know, besides 'Super Size Me')


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In what sounds like something that could be the brain child of Liz Lemon, McDonald’s will be launching an in-store channel, called, you guessed it, the McDonald’s Channel. It will be a digital network featuring “exclusive original content” aimed at folks who like their fast-food with a side of television.

The channel will be rolled out in nearly 800 McDonald’s California locations over the next few months, with original programming that includes 20-minute “pods” such as a “McDonald’s Channel Music News” (which one can only hope will consist of playing the late, great Wesley Willis’ “Rock N’ Roll McDonald’s” or the Filet-O-Fish jingle on repeat). Here’s some other ideas for more programming the restaurant could air on their in-house entertainment channel:

–An America’s Most Wanted segment chronicling the Hamburglar. He is, after all, one of this country’s most notorious criminals.

–Ken Burns’ McRib. It would be riveting. Well, at least it would be to Jack Osbourne.

–Give Grimace his own talk show. It’s his time. Ronald has had the spotlight for too long.

–A cooking segment in which they make nothing but McGriddles. It’s a breakfast sandwich made with pancakes. And the pancakes have syrup inside of them. We need solid evidence that this is real.

–An Antiques Roadshow featuring nothing more their collectible cups. We’re all going to be filthy rich!

–Campaign commercials with Mayor McCheese against Herman Cain. Pizza vs. cheeseburgers: Make your vote count!

What do you think, PopWatchers? Any suggestions for what should run on McTV? Share in the comments section below!

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  • LOL

    Wilfred Brimley on a loop talking about “diabeetus.”

    • Dr. Spaceman

      Tracy, I don’t know how to say this…

      dee ahh bee teas?

      • Templar

        They should have Larry Groce’s “Junk Food Junkie” on a continuous loop.

  • Little comment


    • Rolf

      Gastric bypass surgeries!

  • HC

    I don’t care what they show as long as it distracts people enough so I can steal their fries.

    • Kelsa


  • Roger

    Easy. “The Walking Dead”.

  • BK

    Richie Rich. Never have I wanted McDonalds more than that scene where they showed Richie had his own McDonalds in the mansion. Of course, I was like 10 when I saw the movie so that might have influenced things.

  • Team Damon

    How about The Biggest Loser?

  • S

    Super Size It sung by No Refund!

  • SaraS


  • Roland

    How about they remake the 1949 Spencer Tracy/Katharine Hepburn movie “Adam’s Rib” and rename it “Adam’s McRib”?

    (insert sound of chriping crickets here)

    Thank you! Thank you! I’ll be here all week. Don’t forget to tip your server and try the veal!

  • Samantha

    Hardees already does something like this. They play music videos and news. It also has weather, the time and a few other neat things. I think it’s a nice idea.

  • Kinna

    I really don’t care if they have TV or not. Does anyone actually eat McGriddles? They sound revolting.

    • Polly


    • Dave

      Revolting? You’re kind of overreacting. It’s basically a sausage patty between two pancakes. What is so revolting about that?

      • Cara

        Because they add cheese! And eggs! Revolting!

  • jj

    Babette’s Feast
    My Dinner With Andre

  • Bernadette

    As long as it replaces the constant feed of FOX News at two of my local McDonalds. Let the bad food kill me, not the nonsense.

  • Barack Palin

    I think its obvious they have to show every movie made by Jeanette MacDonald, with a special emphasis on the ones she made with Nelson Eddy.

  • gigi

    -McDonald’s will attempt to save soap operas with “Peyton’s Playplace”.
    -In time for it’s annual Monopoly run “Boardwalk Empire’ episodes will run with McDonald’s characters in the title roles.
    -A reality show “The Real McNuggets of McDonlad’s” . It’s suppose to be saucy.
    -“Behind the Burger” featuring that little known sandwhich that gets no love…”Air, Sea, and Land Burger”
    -….and “Where Are They Now?” Birdie, The Fry Guys, Hamburgerlar, and that annoying fish who sang that Filet-o-Fish song.

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