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Janelle Dvorak

You did know that all of the cinema Lassie's were really males, don't you? More luxuriant coats, more photogenic. ;)

actor212

All very true, Lance (except as Janelle points out, Lassie was always a boy dog...except maybe the last one. Somewhere in my dimmest memories I recall Rudd Weatherwax mentioning that, but I disgress...)

But...

BK probably had focus groups and reams of statistical data with respect to dogs and Marmaduke in particular to define precisely what dogs to include in boys and girls prizes.

Probably wrong and the underlying assumptions are probably biased to begin with, but they will tell you with a straight face "market research!"

mac macgillicuddy

The dog offerngs have nothing to do with the kids. They are sorted according to what PARENTS want, and rightly so. I don't want my boy playing with any sissy dogs!!!!

(And add an extra meat patty to his Kids Meal while you're at it.)

chachabowl

I remember many years back when McDonald's produced 101 DIFFERENT Dalmatian Happy Meal toys to tie into either the animated re-release or the live-action version rollout. Oh joy.

GeoX

...a Marmaduke, who after all is the only canine character in the comic strip and the movie any kid really cares about.

Whoa--are you implying that there are kids in this world who care about Marmaduke? That seems like a stretch.

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