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Hilariously Bad Pakistan Sonic Heroes Happy Meal Commercial - 2004

Knuckles baseball

In 2004, McDonald's Pakistan released a Happy Meal set featuring LCD Sonic the Hedgehog games. They advertised the set with this infamously-bad commercial in Urdu.


The advert features Sonic the Hedgehog characters playing/doing sports, such as Tails playing soccer, Sonic skateboarding, Rogue and Amy playing tennis, Cream and her pal Cheese playing "flower catch", Shadow playing basketball, and Knuckles playing baseball.

English translation[]

Get a Happy Meal
Do McDonald’s Sega Games line!

Tails Soccer!
Sonic Skateboard
Rogue and Amy Tennis!
Cream Flower Catch!
Shadow Basketball!
Knuckles Baseball!

Play and have fun, to the fullest extent/your heart's desire!
Make lots of commotion!
And tell your friends too!
Let's go eat a Happy Meal!

Let's go, let's go to McDonald's
And get the Sega Games line!

(After the commercial, the "I'm Lovin' It" jingle plays)

Why It's Cursed[]

The advert is infamous for the horrible designs of the characters, and the 3D animation in general. The worst offender of this is Rouge the Bat, who is designed more like a naked mouse. Some of the games shown don't even have the labels textured on the models.

The official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account actually referenced the ad on a post with the image of the French Sonic Happy Meal, describing it and the latter as "creepy foreign commercials."



  • The Shadow Basketball one in particular eventually became a popular Internet meme.