6 Mascots That Must Go
Ronald McDonald and the Trix rabbit, for starters
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2010 8:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – A new survey shows lots of people want McDonald's to retire Ronald McDonald as a mascot, and Nerve agrees: He's just a little creepy. Josh Kurp lists five other mascots that need to go:

  • Chester Cheetah, Cheetos: He's "more drug dealer/pimp than a snack-food-selling jungle cat."
  • Dig 'em Frog, Kellogg's Honey Smacks: "What does a frog have to do with honey cereal?"

  • Trix rabbit: The same old steal-cereal-from-kids shtick since 1954.
  • Chicken of the Sea mermaid: Maybe just a little too sexy for canned tuna.
  • E*Trade baby: He's creepy, too.