Hamburglar visits local news station that made jokes about him

Fox 2 St. Louis’s April Simpson is America’s newest unintentionally viral local news anchor.

Last week, Simpson was wearing a fashionable blouse that featured black and white horizontal stripes. Her network colleague Tim Ezell tossed it back to Simpson coming out of a segment, but not before zinging her with a Hamburglar reference. Simpson was caught looking, and a viral video was forged in an instant.

The clip enjoyed a massive endorsement from comedian Kevin Hart shortly thereafter, and the momentum was an overnight jolt. Then, on Monday, the infamous McDonald’s villain himself paid a surprise visit to Simpson, who is surely tired of this shtick by now.

Screengrab via FOX 2 St. Louis/YouTube

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.