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Devo are cracking that whip!

The 80's rockers are suing McDonald's because the burger chain allegedly used the band's likeness in a Happy Meal toy.

They're angry at the fast food chain's decision to use them as a marketing tool.

Apparently, the golden arches produced a toy called New Wave Nigel, who looks a lot like the Devo boys in the music video for the song Whip It, for some American Idol-themed Happy Meals.

The band member who came up with the iconic jump suit look is quoted as saying, "We're in the midst of suing them. They didn't ask us anything."

Will the Devo boys whip it good and walk away with lots of bucks?

McDonald's sure has the $$$$!

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79 comments to “Whippin' Mickey D's Good”

  1. hdksj says – reply to this


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    ..who cares, d00d.

  2. ? says – reply to this


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    who on gods earth gives a shit?

  3. there says – reply to this


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    wow

  4. Loady says – reply to this


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    YEAH DEVO!!!! STICK IT TO THE MAN!!!

  5. k=H=k says – reply to this


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    zzzzzzzzz sue the shit outta them…they made enough money
    zzzzzzzzzz making America look like pigzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  6. The D says – reply to this


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    DO THEY HAVE A FUCKING TRADEMARK? IRRELEVANT LOSERS…

  7. JJAZZ says – reply to this


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    I'D LIKE TO "WHIP" SUPER HUNK MODEL SEAN FARRIS' ROCK HARD ASS WITH MY MONSTER
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    LONG AND STRONG TILL THE BREAK OF DAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. sylV says – reply to this


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    omg, they are soooo stupid!!!! i can't believe that they need to get over it lmao

  9. Sydne says – reply to this


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    What only Devo could look that dumb? Come on

  10. fatt says – reply to this


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    Hahahaha. Silly them.

  11. hader says – reply to this


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    Ironic, since half of those guys are probably WORKING AT MCDONALDS now…

  12. Remem says – reply to this


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    The hat is exactly the same, and they have it copyrighted. I doubt anyone else cares at all, but it seems they have a good $$ case.

  13. Vanes says – reply to this


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    if i were devo i wouldn't want mc donald's to have any relation to me either!

  14. mav says – reply to this


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    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, ye, yeah! Mark Mothersbaugh and the boys could really cash in on this though so they could save us from another new wave revival tour! Could you imagine that lineup?

  15. Marti says – reply to this


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    It been 30 years - i've earned Jack Shit and the Clown wants to use my tune Absolutely I am outraged

  16. CVD says – reply to this


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    Wonder how they feel about Drew Barrymore's production of "Derby Girl" being changed into "Whip It!".

  17. d says – reply to this


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    17th

  18. Hullo says – reply to this


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    Good for Devo! Rock Lobster!

  19. yank says – reply to this


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    Devo had good song, I have their CDs, but the band as people suck totally!
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    Devo would not let Weird Al cover one of their songs so Weird Al made up his own parody, which ws BETTER than any Devo song. The members of Devo were pissed but later admitted that they wished they wrote a song as good as what Weird Al did.

  20. duh! says – reply to this


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    Orange jumpsuit, orange hat, blue hair, purple sunclasses, and yellow skin.
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    Devo doesn't stand a chance. Asses. They just want the publicity to make more money.
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    It's on youtube. Just search under mcdonalds and devo

  21. cryst says – reply to this


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    F' Mc Donald's I'm glad Devo is suing them- They think they could get away with anything- They need to pay up!

  22. JJ says – reply to this


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    Re: Hullo
    ummm, Rock Lobster is from the B-52's you dipshit.

  23. Bleau says – reply to this


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    SUE THEM GOOD!!

  24. -ohmy says – reply to this


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    I saw the toy - it doesn't look like DEVO - unless DEVO wears brightly colored legos… they are suing because they are broke.

  25. ... says – reply to this


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    Who gives a shit about talentless 80's one-hit-wonders?

  26. go go says – reply to this


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    Are we not men?
    We are Devo!
    They were only one hit wonders because the radio only plays crap…their real gems will never hit the airwaves…like most good music! Step beyond the radio kids, there is really good music out there if you just listen.

  27. kalia says – reply to this


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    Devo are a bunch of washed up has beens, looking for another moment in the spotlight. My daughter got that toy and I didn't for one minute think it was a devo lookalike, what came to mind was a lego toy. They haven't come out with a song in decades. I doubt anyone of this generation even knows who Devo is.

  28. Lala says – reply to this


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    I don't see How THEY are appitizing!?

  29. Gabri says – reply to this


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    Wow.. it just proves that everyone is out for every little cent they can get. It makes no sense suing over something that trival!

  30. Suzo says – reply to this


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    Testing testing haha

  31. tc says – reply to this


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    The band does have a trademark for their look,however,as a lawyer who used to work for their label when I was a lot younger, they have to still prove that it was done intentionally, with malice.is the likeness exact or just similar.Its not a slam dunk. McDonalds might say oops and stop the campaign and settle if a money is needed to make it go away or they may know that they are represented themselves and although they own the publishing rights to the songs they are comfortable not loaded.McDonalds might say fuck you and challenge them in court.Dr Rand Pink thinks is a boring story so everybody think about the craziest public place you had sex at and comment

  32. josep says – reply to this


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    No i think someone is just desperate for some money.

  33. Lisa says – reply to this


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    I thought that was supposed to be Blake Lewis

  34. super says – reply to this


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    I SAW THAT TOY IT DOES LOOK LIKE THEM
    FUCK MCDONALDS

  35. Denae says – reply to this


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    if they do sue micky's they wont win just because mcdonalds is the bigger company, the little person will have a harder time.

  36. JRD says – reply to this


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    Re: go go – You really believe that the people who read this garbage are going to explore music beyond what they hear on the radio? We both need to stop congregating here…

  37. d says – reply to this


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    KerrrACK that Whip!

  38. Becky says – reply to this


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    hey no slaggin mcdonalds i work there!!!

  39. Bush says – reply to this


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    Perez, you fat fuck, why didn't you post the Happy Meal toy? We all know you have it. Post it so we can compare, your post is useless otherwise. Then again, the same goes for all your shitty posts. Go kill yourself.



  40. 40

    A trademark is a trademark, a brand name is a brand name. And schtick is schtick. Everybody knows that.



  41. 41

    Haha!
    Why does it matter?
    They havent been around since when? Foreverrr!
    Nobody hardley even knows who they are.
    They should be HAPPY Mcdonalds was
    using them as a marketing thingyyy(:

  42. Pervo says – reply to this


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    Whip it, whip it good.



  43. 43

    who the fuck are they? who cares if they are sueing micky d's if no one has ever fucking heard of them!

  44. tome says – reply to this


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    lousy food. lousy service. lousy toy. i hope the boys get all they have coming to them and more.

  45. 97813 says – reply to this


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    Who cares????????????????????
    WE WANT BRITNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. roach says – reply to this


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    Mcdonalds is nothing but Scum!!!!!! The band sucks!! However I am all for fucking over Mcdonalds!!!! Let's those fools take as much money as possible!!!!! Mcdonalds produces Garbage food!! No benefit to the human body what so ever!!!! One double cheeseburger has 700+ calories and the patties are paper thin!!!! Mcdonalds is the king of trans fat distributors!!!!! Fucking lame ass government passed the Cheeseburger law!!!! You can't sue fast food because you are fat!!!! Nothing like Mcdonalds lobyists!!!! Yeah you choose to eat their knowing how bad that food is for you!!!! You may as well put a crack and heroin shop on the corner and pass a law that says addicts can't sue for the addiction problem!!!!! Fast food is addicting!!!!! Its medically proven and these companies rely on the loop hole in the law for profit!!!!!! They will watch cities crumble just to get profit!!!!! Don't tell me there isn't a price on human life!!!! There always has been and they convince you that life is priceless then poisen your fucking retarded asses and get you addicted to one form of Legal Drug or another!!!! Dead = no recurring income!!!!! Milk the pot as long as you can!!!!! Pieces Of Shit!!!!!

  47. Duty says – reply to this


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    Kids - GET A CLUE

    DEVO - Washed up has-beens??? WTF

    You have been growing up with their music and you didn't even know it!!

    DO SOME FUCKING RESEARCH - there have been so few decent exports out of your beloved United States of America. MacDonalds is not one of them. DEVO is.

  48. ????? says – reply to this


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    DOES ANYONE HAVE A PICTURE OF THE TOY?????

    WE GOT LIKE, 3 OF THOSE SHITTY AI TOYS THAT "SING" AND THEY ARE ANNOYING AS HELL, BUT THE KIDS LOVE THEM!

    WOULD LIKE TO SEE WHICH TOY THIS IS THOUGH…



  49. 49

    Re: roach – First of all,
    Nobody really Cares.
    Why single out 'just' Mcdonalds?
    We all know its all bad.
    But did anyone say to get the big mac or anything?
    Your probably just complaining
    because your a 1000 pound man who
    cant affored liposuction.
    Thank You and goodbye(:

  50. roach says – reply to this


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    Re: THE BiiG G/AnNA – well guess the name says it all!!!!!! I will give you credit, Mcdonalds isn't the only problem!!!! Moving to a healthier eating lifestyle is tough!!!!! There are so many companies profiting!!!! But Mcdonalds is a Giant!!!! Ray croc the founder said we sold them a dream and paid them as little as possible!!!!! Wow How Addicts Advocate Their Dealers!!!!!

  51. EP says – reply to this


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    Protesters are part of the system.

  52. Floss says – reply to this


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    *YAWN* Ok watever sue mcdonalds. I feel like vomiting every time i walk in there so it doesn't really matter! =^ * ^=

  53. skubi says – reply to this


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    poor them!…i used to luv thier songs! anyway,i no longer even listen to songs. i rather prefer to watch great porn videos on www.skeetube.com. im so preoccupied with those porn videos and the uncensored music videos.im afraid im going to get addicted to skeetube.com!!!!

  54. AWESO says – reply to this


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    THE MUSIC THEY GUYS PRODUCED STANDS HEAD AND SHOLDERS ABOVE ANYTHING MADE SINCE - HAVING LISTENED TO IT AGAIN RECENTLY ..ITS TRULY AWESOME !!!…More biazarre is that the Media coldnt even get a handle on where they were coming from - from an image sense !!!! They guys and there music should be given far more cred than they ever got …

  55. aggy says – reply to this


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    Lame Lame

  56. dot.d says – reply to this


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    I DARE you to say anything bad about the Mothersbaugh brothers!!!!!! FUCKING GODS, they are!

  57. dot.d says – reply to this


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    Rock lobster???? Not the same band, my friend!

  58. beth says – reply to this


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    my kid has that toy, the beat is catchy!! devo should be happy someone still thinks of them!

  59. dot.d says – reply to this


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    Go back to eighth grade, child! Class off 2008, …fucking NOT!



  60. 60

    wow

  61. Girl says – reply to this


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    I want a New Wave Nigel.



  62. 62

    Re: roach – Well Just to fill you in,
    People arent gonna change their 'lifestyle'
    because people say its unhealthy.
    Whatever dude,
    And this is a really gay argument.
    im 12 and im not about to argue with a 36 year old.
    Thank You and Goodnight(:

  63. sheli says – reply to this


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    the only thing on that toy that looks like them is the hat
    they're not gonna win

  64. roach says – reply to this


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    Re: THE BiiG G/AnNA – if you actually are 12 I understand the ignorance!! I'm not 36 by the way younger actually!! If arguments like this are all Gay like you said then god help us all!! We need to make a stand somewhere!!!! I'm sure it seems easier to just say Fuck It no ones gonna change!!!! But if you enjoy eating out I enjoy Subway because its healthy!! After watching Super size Me and fast food nation I couldn't stand places like McDonalds!! They really treat their employees like shit!!!! I know I can't change the entire world but I can change Me for the better!!!! If you are actually 12 then I'm sure there's a McDonalds near you , go enjoy a Happy Meal!!

  65. danci says – reply to this


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    we have the toy and it totally reminded me of Devo!



  66. 66

    Re: roach – Haha Wowww;
    I am 12.
    And that was some creative 'comebacc'
    You sound SIX.
    Get a lifeee, you dont have to argue with a 12 year old.

  67. roach says – reply to this


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    Re: THE BiiG G/AnNA – Thats funny as hell!!!! A blogin battle with someone that actually paid attention to your lonely ass and responded to your blog quote!!!! Ur bitchen about me getting a life!!!! U got no idea at 12 of the shit life will put you in!!!! Considering you responded to me says you have a need for attention!!!! Negative or positive!!!! And blogin someone who is actually 6 years old must piss ur sad and lonely ass off!!!!

  68. Todd says – reply to this


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    Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale are a geniuses.

  69. beebe says – reply to this


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    my son got that one in his happy meal. i instantly thought of Devo. it played really annoying music. i "accidentally" threw it out.

  70. Lauri says – reply to this


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    I saw that toy around my house and instantly thought of Devo too. Since they haven't been heard of since the 80's, I'm thinking they are way out of money so suing Micky D's will be like hitting the lottery for these guys.
    Whip it, whip it good!



  71. 71

    McDonald's is a cesspool. They deserve to be sued for taking moderately cool things and making it shitty and commerical and lame. And their "healthy" menu PISSES ME OFF. When I walk into a fast food restaurant I KNOW it's bad for me. STOP trying to parade around like you care that you're making people fat asses. Good for Devo, I hope they win. Not on the grounds that I give a shit that their likeness is being used, but just because McDonald's is an asshole.

  72. Dorot says – reply to this


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    For the 36 year old and 12 year old, obviously the former needs to get a big kid happy meal and the latter run for your life. Mcdonald is a red face clown, instead go veggie and free the cows. Carrots may not sound like much but have you ever seen an obese rabbit…I think not!!!

  73. HateU says – reply to this


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    Re: roach – FYI, McDonald's has zero trans fat. Read the nutritional information on their website! They changed to canola oil almost 2 years ago & have not made the national announcement yet. They were waiting for ALL stores to have switched 100% in the U.S. So before you make false statements, do your research LOSER!

  74. roach says – reply to this


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    MRe: HateU – great!!!! They officaly put no trans fat!!!! I'm glad such honesty is readible!!!!! Please!!!! They put garbage everywhere!!!

  75. caitl says – reply to this


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    My sister got that toy in her happy meal. When i first saw it I told her it looked like Devo. The only difference is that the toy has an orange hat instead of a red one. They'll probably win because of likeness rights.

  76. oz says – reply to this


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    The people telling Devo to "get over it" are on the same level as ones that told David Bowie and Queen to get over Vanilla Ice stealing their hook 17 years ago. I remember an idiot back then saying the same thing the idiots here are saying; that they were probably broke and this was just an excuse to get some money.

    It's like DeNiro's Al Capone said in The Untouchables: "Somebody messes with me, I'm gonna mess with him. Somebody STEALS from me, I'm gonna say 'You stole', not talk to him for spittin' on the sidewalk!" Using the "flower pot" hat (and, yes, it IS trademarked, as a corporation as big as McD's should have known) is every bit a blatant ripoff as it would have been to have a doll called "Heavy Metal Harry" with Gene Simmons' KISS makeup. It is/was specific to only one group, not the genre.

    That being said…

    Devo are gods.

    Devo is not broke…sellouts, maybe, but not broke!

    Fuck the haters.

    The real villain here is American Idol and the morons that keep that garbage on the air!

  77. spud says – reply to this


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    devo are not broke. they all have other projects, including a lucrative scoring studio. they still tour and TONS TONS TONS of people show up, because they are still good. they are pioneers that have been scalped for years, and they should sue mickey d's. at least they are right- de-evolution is real, especially in the comments on this post.

  78. Meiko says – reply to this


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    They better win that money, even though the whole thing is ridiculous.

    God I love their energy domes… : ]]]b

  79. Stapl says – reply to this


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    The haters here just prove de-evolution is real.