Thinking he’d scored a sweet deal on a flat-screen television, an unnamed man laid out cold, hard cash to a discount seller for the luxe electronic only to discover that it was a McDonald’s digital menu board rather than a high-definition TV.
“My brother supposedly had the ‘plug’ with TVs, and they ended up selling him a McDonald’s screen,” cackled Twitter user Hernán García, from Houston, Texas, in a trending tweet at his luckless sibling’s expense.
The viral post, which came complete with video evidence of the swindle, revealed García and his brother doubled over in hysterics after turning on the flat screen to find images and details of the fast food chain’s McFeast, Double Quarter Pounder and Quarter Pounder meals.
“No wonder the TV was cheap,” teased García in the closed-captions of the clip, which fetched over 4 million views, punctuating his tickled shock with a string of laughing emojis.
And snickering social media audience members were equally amused by the Mickey D’s dupe.
“At least y’all can know what to order before pulling up to McDonald’s,” one tweeter joked.
“Are u open all night? I’ll swing by 2:30 am and grab a McRib,” kidded another.
“Imagine taking the time to mount a TV, and you sit down and see this,” another cracked.
However, while some folks were taking cheap shots with burger and fries flimflam, others offered García and his brother tricks on how to turn the bamboozle into a blessing.
“McDonald’s or any fast food TV has a SD chip in it. Take it out and you have a cheap TV,” suggested a tech-wise DIYer.
“Confirmed. I had a family member who owned a McDonald’s. They got new menu boards. He gave me one of the old ones. Took out the [SD] card and got a 40-inch TV for free,” penned another.
The helpful tips aside, in a separate tweet, García revealed that he and his brother were able to change the channel from the McDonald’s menu to a working television station.
In fact, his tweet suggested that the whole thing might have been a dirty prank.
And for that, a number of online users virtually bashed him for “trolling” or hoodwinking his followers.
“Clout chasing,” inked an annoyed viewer.
“Anything for clout. I don’t believe s- -t on the Internet,” snapped another.