Officer Big Mac Jail From Lufkin McDonald’s For Sale
- Did you play on these?
- Officer Big Mac Playground Equipment
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Officer Big Mac was always on the lookout for the Hamburgler, and kids in the 70s and 80s at the Lufkin McDonald's actually wanted to go to jail. The 'jailhouse' was really just a life-size sculpture of Officer Big Mac that you could climb in.
Now the original 1971 Officer Big Mac playground equipment is for sale, with all the features you remember from childhood. There is a submarine-type open hatch in the base, that let you climb up the middle tube and end up in the jail portion.
I remember it had fewer bars at one time, but later it looked as it did below.
Officer Big Mac Was A Staple At McDonald's Across The Country
The piece is a huge part of being a kid in Lufkin in the 70s. It was in the playground and you would see it passing by on Timberland Drive.
I am sure kids begged daily to play in it when they passed the officer. If you want your kids to have that same experience or just want to have a super conversation piece on your property, this one is for sale. (This has since sold)
The play piece was given to the seller's grandmother. She managed McDonald's in Lufkin for 20 years.
McDonald's Was Sued By H.R. Pufnstuf For These Designs
She kept it and put it in her backyard for her children and grandchildren to plan on. The playground ornament could use a little paint and fiberglass work and it would be as good as new.
McDonald's no longer uses the universe of characters from back then. They had actually reached out to the H.R. Pufnstuf creators to make that universe for them.
I suppose that didn't work out, so they just decided to go ahead with their idea without the duo. That ultimately got them sued.
It doesn't change the fact that they are a huge part of childhood in towns across the U.S.A.
Lufkin McDonalds Officer Big Mac
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