Check out this super old McDonald’s TV commercial. Apologies for the poor quality, but it’s worth a look. McDonald’s totally steals from the show H.R. Pufnstuf, which was quite popular at the time for their big mascot/puppet costume characters. McDonald’s got in trouble for it, too, and were forced to revamp the McDonaldland characters.
The original Grimace was evil, did you catch that? And he had 6 arms! My mind is blown.