McDonalds Is Your Kind of Place

"McDonalds is Your Kind of Place" was a McDonalds jingle in the 1970s that inspired countless parodies that quickly spread all over the country with minor variations. Many are known to have lasted through the 80s, but I'd be interested to see how many are still in circulation today, if any.

Examples:
McDonalds is your kind of place
they serve you rattlesnakes
they throw them in your face
there is no parking space
Next time you go up there
they'll serve you underwear
Mcdonalds is your kind of place


The longer version of the underwear part went:
They took my underwear
I really didn't care
they were a dirty pair
next time you go up there
they'll serve my underwear


However, very few versions seem to get ALL of that part of the narrative. Some versions have them stealing underwear and some have them serving it, but few get both. Kay Shapero collected the following versions:

from Bruce Holloway:

McDonald's is your kind of place,
They serve you rattlesnakes,
French Fries between your toetoes,
Hamburgers up your nose
Last time I went there, they fried my underwear
McDonald's is your kind of place!


(note from Bruce: I learned the above before there was a McDonald's anywhere around -- nearest one was about thirty miles away).

From Mitch Marmel

McDonald's is your kind of place
Hamburgers in your face
French Fries between your toes
Hot pickles up your nose
And don't forget their Martian shakes
They come from outer space
McDonald's is your kind of place.


From Kihe Blackeagle

McDonald's is your kind of place
Hamburgers in your face
French fries between your toes
Dill pickles up your nose
And what about those shakes?
Made from polluted lakes!
McDwarfle's is your kind of place...

From Ziza

McDonald's is your kind of place
Hamburgers in your face
French fries up your nose
Dill pickles on your toes
McDonald's is your kind of place
McDonald's is your kind of place


From Kreme

McDonald's
McDonald's is my kind of place
Cheeseburgers in your face
French fries up your nose
mustard between your toes
The last time that I went there
they stole (my/person's name) underwear
McDonald's is the place for me!


From Mr-U

McDonald's is your kind of place,
They serve you rattlesnakes,
They throw them in your face.

McDonald's is your kind of place,
French Fries between your toes,
Ketchup up your nose.

McDonald's is your kind of place,
I want my money back,
Before I have a heart - attack


From José Johnson

McDonald's is your kind of place
They serve you rattlesnakes
French fries between your toes
Hamburgers up your nose
The last time that I was there
They served my underwear
They served it medium rare
I told them I didn't care
(it was my dirty pair)

California, 1970s


If I had to guess, then, I'd say there was sort of a proto-type version from which all others descend. Which version did YOU know?

The original:

20 comments:

  1. McDonalds is your kind of place
    They serve you rattle snakes
    They stomp you on the floor
    They kick you out the door
    The last time i went there,
    They stole my underwear.

    McDonalds is your kind of place
    They slap you in the face
    French fries between your toes
    Pickles up your nose
    And dont forget those slimy shakes
    Fresh from polluted Lakes

    McDonalds is your kind of place.

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  2. In 1975 or 76, I heard
    McDonalds was your kind of place
    Until we burned it down
    We burned it to the ground
    We even burned the clown
    McDonalds was your kind of place...

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    1. This is the one I've always sung. (In Canada) I guess maybe we don't have Rattlesnakes, and can't imagine throwing things in our face up here (grin)

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  3. 1970's east central, Ohio.
    McDonald's is my kind of place
    Hamburgers in your face
    French Fries between you toes
    Dill pickels up your nose

    Ketchups runnin' down my back
    I want my money back before I have a heart-attack!

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  4. I remember that my dad taught me this version in the late 80s in Oklahoma (thanks Dad!):

    McDonald's is your kind of place
    Hamburgers in your face
    French fries up your nose
    Pickles between your toes
    Last time that I was there,
    they french fried my underwear
    McDonald's is your kind of place
    they

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  5. I was nine in 67 and we sang "aint got no potty place" instead of there is no parking place. In those days you had to eat in your car and there was no rest room.

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  6. McDonald's is your kind of place
    Hamburgers in your face
    French Fries up your nose
    Pickles between your toes
    Can I have my money back
    Before I get a heart attack
    McDonald's is the place to go!
    Long Island mid 1970's

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  7. South Jersey, 1970's

    McDonalds is your kind of place
    Hamburgers in your face
    French fries up your nose
    Milkshakes between your toes
    Before you get your money back
    You'll have a heart attack
    McDonalds is your kind of place

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  8. McDonalds is your kind of place,
    Hamburgers in your face,
    French fries between your toes,
    Dill pickles up your nose,
    And don't forget those chocolate shakes,
    They're made from rattle snakes!
    McDonalds is your kind of place!

    Central Indiana

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    1. Mcdonalds aint your kind of place
      you go up in outer space
      hamburgers made of weed
      throw up on ronalds feet
      ronald is a mental case
      mcdonalds aint your kind of place

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  9. Burger King song,
    Hold my pickle, stroke my lettuce, special blow jobs don't upset us, all we ask is that you let us serve it your way.
    North Jersey, 1970's

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  10. McDonald's is your kind of place
    hamburgers in your face
    cram pickles up your nose
    french fries between your toes
    ketchup running down your back
    I want my money back
    before I have a heart attack, a heart attack!
    St. Louis, 1980's

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  11. McDonalds is your kind of place,
    hamburgers in your face,
    pickles up your nose,
    french fries between your toes,
    and you know those chocolate shakes
    come from polluted lakes,
    McDonalds is your kind of place!

    Coral Gables, FL, early to mid 1970s

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  13. Seriously now..

    McDonald's is your kind of place,
    Hamburgers in your face,
    french fries up your nose,
    pickles between your toes,
    and don't forget those tasty shakes,
    they come from polluted lakes,
    McDonald's is your kind of place!!!!!!

    I had to say this to the attendant when I was a kid in the late 70's to win an iron-on for a t-shirt, in NJ!!!!!

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  14. I remember this one I learned (of all places) at Girl Scout Camp !
    McDonald's is your kind of place
    French Fries in your face
    Cheeseburgers up your nose
    Pickles between your toes
    don't forget those famous shakes,
    their made from RATTLESNAKES
    McDonald's is your kind of place !

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  15. this the one i remeber when i was a kid in the 70s
    McDonald's is your kind of place
    They serve you rattlesnakes
    French fries between your toes
    Hamburgers up your nose
    The last time that I was there
    They served my underwear
    They served it medium rare
    I told them I didn't care
    (it was my dirty pair)

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  16. my grandpa taught me this one:
    mcdonalds is my place
    they serve me rattlesnakes
    i lost my parking space
    they slapped me in the face

    one day when i was there
    they burnt my underwear
    they burnt it medium rare
    forgot my butt was there

    fries between your toes
    hamburgers up your nose
    mcdonalds is my kind of place

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  17. Upstate NY, circa 1970:

    McDonalds was your kind of place
    Til Carrolls burned it down
    They burned it to the ground
    They even burnt the clown
    And don't forget those famous shakes
    They're from polluted lakes

    Carrolls was a fast food franchise headquartered in Syracuse in the 60s and 70s.

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PLEASE tell us where and when you heard your version (ie, "Chicago, early 1950s). And please be aware that the information may end up in a book sooner or later.