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Fry Kids
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Three of the six Fry Kids.
Vital Information
Species: French Fries
Gender: Male, Female
Hair Color: Fry Guys: Blue, Green, Orange
Fry Girls: Bright Pink, Cyan, Yellow
Colorful french fry children who promote McDonald's french fries.
Character information
Appeared in: Have appeared in many TV/print ads for McDonald's from 1972-1996

The Fry Kids are McDonaldland characters who have been used to promote McDonald's French fries. They look like brightly coloured pom-poms with eyes. They are usually silent in television commercials but sometimes talk gibberish.

The characters were originally called Gobblins (a play on the word goblins) because they liked to gobble up the other McDonaldland characters' french fries. The commercials they appeared in were accompanied by a jingle that said, "Keep your eyes on your fries".

The name was later changed to the Fry Guys and then to the Fry Kids when female characters were introduced.


Old Fry Guys

The Fry Kids when they were originally the Gobblins in the 1970s. Note the alien eyes they sported at the time.

The Fry Kids were originally called the Gobblins and began to appear in commercials in 1973. In these early appearances, the Fry Gobblins had big goggles for eyes and very tiny eyeballs, you could see the springs attached to them. At first, their were only two Fry Kids, then three, and finally six (with the addition of the Fry Girls).

After the lawsuit was settled in 1979, the following year, the Fry Gobblins were renamed the Fry Guys and their appearances changed: the fries that stuck out on the were more detailed, and the eyes now had the ability to blink and contained irises. In 1985, the Fry Girls joined the lineup and to interconnect both genders, they were subsequently called the Fry Kids from then on. They continued to appear in McDonaldland commercials until 1996, though they did appear in one episode of The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald.

Each Fry Kid had its own unique color to its appearance. The Fry Guys were colored green, orange, and blue while the Fry Girls were colored pink, yellow, and cyan.


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