McDonald's - YumChums (lost British TV commercials; 2004)


McDonald's YumChums TV commercials
Combined pictures from a McDonald's brochure, notice the typo.
Combined pictures from a McDonald's brochure, notice the typo.
Status Partially Found

In 2004, McDonald's in the UK made a few television advertisements for kids to keep healthy. This would feature the character of Ronald McDonald and a few creatures called the YumChums.

Lost Adverts/Lyrics

These series of adverts go like this: It would show Ronald McDonald at a gym, and then it would show what is inside his stomach, pitch black with cartoon-like eyes saying if they're ready. It would suddenly fade into a colorful environment with the YumChum gang:

  • A purple blobby character who has a skateboard.
  • A female character who has a swirly tail and likes dancing.
  • A small, smart green creature with glasses.
  • A big, spherical brown hairy monster.
  • A small, blue bouncy ball like creature with a baseball cap.

All these characters would sing about the joy of being healthy and they would sing one of these songs.

What could be a possible screenshot from the 5 a day ad.

-5 a Day: This advert is known to have the group of characters turning into fruit and vegetables, high-fiving each other, and singing about eating 5 food groups a day. One notable part involves the big monster character growing an apple stem on top of its head. Lyrics were found on a website titled 'CreamCheese', and a possible screenshot was recently discovered.

-Drinking Water: This advert had the characters swimming in water whilst singing a song about it. One part is known to feature the green creature character drinking water from a bottle and breaking the fourth wall by telling the viewer to drink plenty of water.

-Exercising: TBD

At the end of the songs, it would come back Ronald McDonald would be doing an activity related to the song, like juggling tomatoes in the 5 a day advert for example.

Drinking Water lyrics

Not found yet

Exercising lyrics

Not found yet

Found/Partially Found adverts and lyrics

Five-A-Day

"Don't let your YumChums get glum, put healthly stuff in your tum! Think about the things you eat, don't give us toooo many treats! Run about, jump around and play and you will feel yummy everyday.

We're looking for our veggies, 5 a day is what we need. We've got to have our veggies today, hey hey!

We're feeling kinda fruity, come on now be good to me! We've got to have'em all to play, hey hey!

We're looking for our veggies, 5 a day is what we need. We've got to have our veggies today, hey hey!

5, gimme 5. Gimme gimme gimme 5-a-day! 5, gimme 5. Gimme gimme gimme 5-a-day!

We're feeling kinda fruity, come on now be good to me! We've got to have'em all to play, hey hey HEY!"

Was found on June 16th, 2017 by YouTuber Gondarth

Videos

The advert + lyrics for Five-A-Day (ad starts at 25:00).

External Links

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

8 months ago
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the the yumchums
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JonM313

5 months ago
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While I never lived in the UK, I remember seeing a show starring Ronald McDonald and the Yum Chums. I don't think it was this though
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Mattdaminer

2 months ago
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So the flash file that appears on the website is called host_movie.swf and when put into my flash decompiler, an action shows that there is another file on the site called yumChums_v4.swf. Unfortunately, the Internet Archive does not have an archive of that file.
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Anonymous user #2

1 months ago
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Totally remember this. Aired as adverts on Nick (I think, this was 13 years ago after all), lasted maybe a minute or so? I remember the drinking water one especially, I think they said to drink seven glasses a day?
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NKpower

1 months ago
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Hey I remember contributing in that page on the older wiki :D

I honestly wished someone would find an entire advert and post it on YT, especially the five a day one :S
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StupidLisaGarbageFace

9 days ago
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I've found the 5 a day advert! Skip to 2:40 in this video: https://www....=GwpCzrVkfqw
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19MagicNumbers

5 days ago
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https://www....=I52wZ9zhNXw Better quality here, that's just a camcorder'd mirror.
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Anonymous user #3

5 days ago
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It still says lost in the page title.
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