Actually, Ronald does not approve.
Many companies have been using prank videos as viral advertising to get attention.
This is not one of those videos.
Comedian Eric Andre was told by the ad department of the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim that it was probably a bad idea to show his comedy bit where he dressed up as a rough-looking Ronald McDonald and visited a McDonald’s restaurant. The ad sales department said something like:
"Dude, we put toys in Happy Meals… this isn’t happening."
The clip never aired on his show, but later he revealed it when he was a guest on Conan O’Brian.
Eric Andre’s Ronald McDonald Prank