That McDonald’s Commercial With The Guy Who Has To Move Back Home

This McDonald’s Extra Value Menu ad has been running for a while now, and I’ve wanted to write about it for a while. But it just showed up on YouTube a few days ago. Anyway, this is probably one of the most realistic commercials currently airing. Moving back home as an adult can be frustrating, and it’s something that many in the so-called “Boomerang Generation” have to deal with. The “loft space” reply by Will is something of a clever sidestep. Although I question his judgement if he considers the Daily Double such a great deal. It’s the same as a McDouble, but an extra $0.99 for lettuce, tomatoes, and mayo. Not really worth it if you ask me.

And another notable aspect of this commercial is a ridiculously stupid manufactured controversy that has come up with it. Seems a Tea Party group in Ohio is angry because the ad “suggests lying is okay, and stereotypes young blacks as liars.” Yeah. Seriously. That sort of reminds me of last year’s milk kerfuffle, except about 100 times dumber.


About joshw24
31 year old guy. Into sports, pop culture, advertising, and trivia among other things.

3 Responses to That McDonald’s Commercial With The Guy Who Has To Move Back Home

  1. Joe says:

    I think this is a stupid commercial, why make up some BS story. It shows people that if you don’t have a great story to tell, it’s cool to just make up whatever life you want. I guess that’s the way the new generation of worthless punks sees everything. Bwahahahaha!

    • Richard Ruthven says:

      I agree. Similarly, does everyone lie on their job application and resume? I don’t. Do people think lying is as natural as speeding in your car. I hate this “low integrity” commercial that promotes lying.

  2. Tracy says:

    What’s the guy’s real name?

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