Six Flags is probably one of the most successful amusement park chains in the world. They own twenty-one separate properties, which include Great America, Sea World, and Magic Mountain. They’ve been around since 1961, with the opening of Six Flags Over Texas, but they are perhaps best known for their mascot: a hideously decrepit old man in a tuxedo and red bow tie who grins fiendishly while dancing non-stop to “We like to Party!” as it plays in the background. He also devours the souls of small children who dare to come too close.
Now, we’re all in favor of hideously decrepit old men, but this particular octogenarian is quite literally the stuff of nightmares. He looks like something out of a horror movie, and even if a person has the sudden urge to visit an amusement park, this desire is immediately usurped by the viewer frantically lunging for the remote control whenever the Creepy Six Flags Guy appears on the screen. Just seeing him dance for twenty seconds if enough to drive most people into a murder-suicide pact. Probably not the response that the owners of the theme parks were looking for.