Thursday, September 19, 2013
Happy Trails, Hamburglar
One of our crack circulation teamsters, whom I call the Hamburglar or Fancy Nancy, will be leaving soon. We are all quite sad. Hamburglar brought a warmth to our patron services that will be sorely missed. She is a caring, capable staffer who has cheerfully assisted patrons, whether trouble-shooting technology issues, checking-in and -out items, or all the other myriad duties she has performed while working here.
Why She's the Hamburglar
You may remember her as Fancy Nancy in our "Librarians Do Taio Cruz" music parody video.
Librarians Do Taio Cruz (2010), by Broadway Gal
(Watch for Fancy Nancy at the 1:55 to 1:57 marks)
Best wishes in your future ventures, Hamburglar. Come back to visit whenever you're in the neighborhood.
Your Roving Reporter On The Go,
Cauli Le Chat
P.S. Here's a McDonald's television commercial from the late 1980s, "How Hamburglar Got His Stripes." We can tell the video is 1985 or later, because that was the year McDonalds' advertising introduced the "new" Hamburglar, who was a red-headed "Dennis the Menace" type, rather than the previous old, troll-like character. Hamburglar first appeared in McDonalds commerials in 1971. For a complete list of characters from McDonaldland, click that link earlier in this sentence.
P.P.S. Here's a McDonald's TV commercial (1971-1973) that includes the old version of the Hamburglar.