McDonalds: A New ‘Hu Ge’ Viral

Hugo Works  - McDonalds Viral

My favourite Chinese viralist Hu Ge (胡戈) has created another viral video entitled: “胡戈新作-史上最悲催的痴情男” (Hú gē xīnzuò-shǐshàng zuì bēi cuī de chīqíng nán), which translates in English to:

“A Hu Ge new work – History’s most tragic lovestruck man.”

If you watch the entire video you will find that you do not need to speak Chinese to understand its meaning. However for those unsure, it depicts a lovestruck man, forever trying to impress the woman of his dreams with vouchers for various offers, but she declines him again and again.

Until eventually later in life she finds herself in McDonalds (麦当劳 – Màidāngláo) where she is asked if she has a voucher, and she is saddened by the fact she does not. Then suddenly the man appears again – with another voucher! We then find out that any voucher (even from another company) with the number ‘0’ entitles you to one of McDonald’s new free fat-free (Zero fat) burgers. She accepts the voucher from him, and we leave them looking deeply into each others eyes…aww.

Who is Hu Ge (胡戈)?

Hu Ge is known in China as 网络恶搞第一人 (Wǎngluò ègǎo dì yīrén) aka the first man to spoof the network.

Hugo - Hugo Works

He is from Wuhan (Hubei Province) and has previously produced a number of other spoof videos that can be viewed on Hu Ge’s Youku page. His last hit viral was the epic 7-Up commercial parody, below:

If you like his videos, Hu Ge would like to let you know that he is available for work.

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  • Ambientman

    McDonald’s are sick, depressing places and any budding romance that begins in one is bound to fail. What a corny commercial, hope no one is THAT naive. Plus the food is just barely a step above trash and the fact that some Chinese equate this junk with “western food” is especially naive, insane and insulting. Also, I don’t think nutrition is really taught in Chinese schools and some of the people I spoke with had no clue that McD is basically like eating shit. Wait, that is an insult to shit.

    • HippysSuck

      Have you ever been in a Chinese McDonalds? Because it is nothing like what it is in the US.

      fucking hippy. McDonalds is western food because (gasp!) it comes from the west!!!! ZOMGZ!!!?!1

      Just like some no so healthy food comes from China and we call it Chinese food in the west!!!

      “McD is basically like eating shit” [citation needed]

    • PJ

      geez… just relax! it’s not the end of the world. lol.

  • Major

    actually you didn’t get what the McDonald one mean…assuming you don’t really speak Chinese??

    • Hi Major,

      You were right it was not well translated. I corrected the video description to reflect the McDonalds offer. I am native English so please correct me if I have misinterpreted the McDonalds promotion.


      • Passer By

        Living in London, I always preferred ‘indigenous’ to ‘native’. Makes me feel more special :-)

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  • 2B-real

    I love the 7up parody. Blew me away

  • mlgb

    And in reponse to your request in the other viral ad post, this title would be better translated as:

    The most tragic Romeo in history.

  • 王老吉

    One of the most obvious mistake in this video is that there is a perfect organized line behind the couple. Let’s face the true: Chinese people don’t stay in lines, they jump over each other to see who gets the meal first. We all know it’s true…

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